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Official Wii U GCN Controller Adapter Announced

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Even though we reviewed an excellent Wii remote GCN controller adapter not to long ago, Nintendo has gone and made them largely useless by announcing that they will make a GameCube controller adapter and limited edition Smash Bros. branded GCN controller available so that we can continue to play Smash Bros. as it was meant to be played.

No details yet on its price or release, but we’ll keep you posted on any other information Nintendo releases about it.  You can see the video they made to announce it here.

Smash-Fest @ Best Buy Canada Locations

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Best Buy has released a list of the Canadian Best Buy locations where lucky gamers will be able to play the new Wii U Smash Bros. well before it comes out.  You can check out the list of dates, times, and locations below or go to the announcement page here for more information.

June 11:

Province City Store Name Address Time
QC Quebec Quebec City 5401 Boulevard des Galaries 4-9pm
NS Halifax Halifax 11 Washmill Lake Drive 4-9pm
ON Mississauga Mississauga 1-6075 Mavis Rd 4-9pm
AB Edmonton Edmonton South 9931-19th Ave NW 4-9pm
ON Scarborough Scarborough 480 Progress Ave 4-9pm
AB Calgary Deerfoot Meadows 300-8180 11th st SE 4-9pm
MB Winnipeg Winnipeg 10-1580 Regent Ave W 4-9pm
AB Edmonton Edmonton North 13924-137th Ave NW 4-9pm
BC Vancouver Cambie 2220 Cambie St 4-9pm
ON Barrie Barrie 100 Mapleview Dr 4-9pm
ON Brampton Brampton 451-25 Peel Centre Dr 4-9pm
BC Surrey Surrey 2153-10153 King George Hwy 4-9pm
QC Montreal Marche Central 8871 De L’Acadie Blvd 4-9pm
ON Kingston Kingston 770 Gardiners Rd 4-9pm
QC Anjou Anjou 7200 Blvd des Roseries 4-9pm
QC Lasalle Lasalle 7077 Boul Newman 4-9pm
QC Pointe-Claire Pointe-Claire 6815 Trans-Canada Hwy 4-9pm
SK Saskatoon Saskatoon 20A-3310 8th St E 4-9pm
ON Kanata Kanata 745 Kanata Ave 4-9pm
ON Toronto Bay and Dundas 65 Dundas St W 4-9pm
ON London London 1080 Wellington Rd 4-9pm
BC Burnaby Metrotown 4805 Kingsway 4-9pm

 

 June 14:

Province City Store Name Address Time
QC Quebec Quebec City 5401 Boulevard des Galaries 12-5PM
NS Halifax Halifax 11 Washmill Lake Drive 12-5PM
ON Mississauga Mississauga 1-6075 Mavis Rd 12-5PM
AB Edmonton Edmonton South 9931-19th Ave NW 12-5PM
ON Scarborough Scarborough 480 Progress Ave 12-5PM
AB Calgary Deerfoot Meadows 300-8180 11th st SE 12-5PM
MB Winnipeg Winnipeg 10-1580 Regent Ave W 12-5PM
AB Edmonton Edmonton North 13924-137th Ave NW 12-5PM
BC Vancouver Cambie 2220 Cambie St 12-5PM
ON Barrie Barrie 100 Mapleview Dr 12-5PM
ON Brampton Brampton 451-25 Peel Centre Dr 12-5PM
BC Surrey Surrey 2153-10153 King George Hwy 12-5PM
QC Montreal Marche Central 8871 De L’Acadie Blvd 12-5PM
ON Kingston Kingston 770 Gardiners Rd 12-5PM
QC Anjou Anjou 7200 Blvd des Roseries 12-5PM
QC Lasalle Lasalle 7077 Boul Newman 12-5PM
QC Pointe-Claire Pointe-Claire 6815 Trans-Canada Hwy 12-5PM
SK Saskatoon Saskatoon 20A-3310 8th St E 12-5PM
ON Kanata Kanata 745 Kanata Ave 12-5PM
ON Toronto Bay and Dundas 65 Dundas St W 12-5PM
ON London London 1080 Wellington Rd 12-5PM
BC Burnaby Metrotown 4805 Kingsway 12-5PM

 

Canadian Mario Kart Event on May 24th

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

mario-kart-8-canada-best-buyNintendo is having an event in Canada to promote Mario Kart 8 by letting you play it almost a week early from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, May 24th at Best Buys across the country.  The selection of Best Buy locations hosting the event is a little smaller than it was for last year’s Best Buy Nintendo E3 Experience, so check them out here to see if you can satisfy your need for karting speed a little early.  Check back here on the 24th for some videos/pictures showing off Mario Kart 8 in action.

FC30 Bluetooth Gamepad [update]

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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Manufacturer: 8Bitdo
Current Retail Price: $39.95

Few people know that 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Famicom system in Japan.  To commemorate this occasion 8Bitdo (who are in no way affiliated with Nintendo) have released a bluetooth gamepad that looks a lot like the first player controller from the system that rang in the modern age of console gaming.  While at first glance their commemorative unit looks spot-on, is it really a worthy tribute to Nintendo’s first major home console or is it just one of the thousands of cheap forgettable electronic devices that flood the market every year trying to make a quick buck on nostalgia instead of paying proper tribute?  Read on to see if we think the FC30 is nostalgic or catatonic.

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Nintendo Direct – Oct. 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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Nintendo had new Nintendo Direct conference today, here are the of the highlights straight from their press release.  You can watch the presentation in full at Nintendo’s YouTube channel here.

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Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Long time president of Nintendo Hiroshi Yamuchi died today at the age of 85.  Even though he stepped down as president to make way for Satoru Iwata in 2002, he had remained on the company’s board for the rest of his life and can in part be credited for Nintendo’s meteoric rise to the top of the video game industry.

He had his ups and downs as Nintendo’s president, introducing essentially all of the classic games and systems we know and love he was also responsible for Nintendo’s still archaic approach to the Internet and non-game media like movies and music.

Any way you look at it, he was a very rich an influential man throughout his life.  He was able to pave the way for Mr. Iwata to take Nintendo in strange new directions that would forever change the gaming landscape.  Rest in peace, Yamauchi-san and our condolences to his family and the Nintendo company for their loss.

Best Buy Nintendo Experience E3 2013

Friday, June 14th, 2013

We attended the Nintendo Experience event at our local Best Buy yesterday and took a few videos/pictures for you to show you what it’s all about.  Basically, you come and schedule a time with one of the games with a Nintendo rep and then collect yourself some swag of varying impressiveness (from cool Luigi hats and coins given only to the first couple people to show up down to brochures, Mario Kart flags, and Wii U/Animal Crossing New Leaf pins).  Check after the jump for more videos and pictures!

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E3 2013 Day #2 Summary

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Nintendo has a good showing with their Nintendo Direct@E3 2013 showcase this morning.  New details were given for many of their highest profile first and third party games and the new Smash Bros. was shown running on the Wii U and the 3DS along with three of the characters being introduced in the game: Mega Man, Villager from Animal Crossing, and the female Wii Fit Trainer (hopefully the only random choice this time around in a similar vein to ROB and Mr. Game & Watch).

The rest of the details released today were as follows:

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