Archive for January, 2013

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Wii U Direct – Jan. 23, 2013 Summary

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


Nintendo streamed a Wii U Direct conference this morning promising to detail the things Nintendo’s been working on for the Wii U and what we can expect over the next few months.  I think they gave us even more than we bargained for, so here is a summary on the information Nintendo shared today:


Usagicast Episode 11 – The Future of Gaming

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


The Game Usagi Krew discusses the uncertain future of the gaming industry with new additions like NVIDIA’s Project Shield, Valve’s Piston, Microsoft’s Illumiroom and the OUYA coupled with foreboding trends like microtransactions, free-to-play games, quick cheap smartphone gaming over handheld gaming, and worn out sequels.

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Usagicast #11 Live Stream

Monday, January 21st, 2013


We’ll be recording the eleventh Usagicast shortly.  If you’d like to listen to us record it live, and maybe even participate on our UStream chat, just head on over to our stream here:


Pokemon X/Y Announced for October 2013

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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This morning Nintendo fulfilled many a gamer’s dream and announced the upcoming 3DS installments of the long-running main Pokemon series, Pokemon X/Y.

The trailer, which you can watch at the end of Nintendo’s Pokemon Direct above, shows off perhaps more Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles-style characters than people were expecting (ie. kind of squat), a properly 3D game environment with properly 3D character and Pokemon models, three new (presumably starter) Pokemon: the grass element otter in a hat Chespin, the fire element kind of lame looking fox thing Fennekin, and the oh boy another water-type frog Pokemon Froakie, as well as a promise of perhaps even more “all new Pokemon” (which smart people should be on the fence about if it is true as explained before by ShinyVictini).

Any way you slice it, Nintendo is sure to sell a lot of 3DSs come October when the new Pokemon game duo is launching worldwide.  We’ll keep you updated as new info is announced, but in the mean time enjoy the few screenshots and logos that Nintendo has released thus far:



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