Link was “On a Boat” before it was cool.
Logan guides Chris through his first-ever playthrough of this excellent game update for Nintendo’s Wii U.
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The 2013 Game Usagi Plays Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, will Logan and/or Chris be able to come out on top?
You can also check out this video without the sometimes loud party commentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGVC2vlcPvM
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Over the last few days we’ve been happy to receive enough review copies to keep us busy for a while. Sony was kind enough to pop us over the latest and greatest for the PS Vita and PS3 in the form of Killzone Mercenary and Puppeteer respectively. Today we were also surprised to receive a physical copy of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD almost two weeks before its official launch date on October 4th (we’ll be buying the GameStop/EB Games special edition with the Ganondorf figurine for the office too). Look forward to full reviews of these games and more in the coming days, and you can check out our first Let’s Play episode featuring Puppeteer here if you haven’t already liked/commented/subscribed.
No, what you’re looking at above is not a bad Photoshop. Look at a calendar, it’s not April 1st either. Nintendo today really, honestly announced the Nintendo 2DS — a $130 version of the 3DS with original 3DS-sized screens that sports most 3DS features with the exception of 3D and closing capabilities. So, while it’s no longer really pocket-sized, Nintendo is aiming squarely at the smaller children crowd with their latest 3DS iteration, but if the Internet is to be believed this random and surprising console will likely go the way of the GBA micro and Wii mini to rest in the halls of Nintendo’s more ill-advised console refreshes. If you happen to want one for some reason they hit stores on Oct. 12th in North America.
In other news, the PlayStation 4 that is looking better every day received the honour of a release date (but not a release game line-up list unfortunately). The PS4 will officially hit NA stores on November 15th for $399.99, we’ll let you know should any more info arise regarding what games will be available at that time.
The Wii U had some news today as well. Firstly, a price-cut bringing it down to $299.99 for the Deluxe model starting on Sept. 20th. Some details about Wind Waker HD were also released including a limited edition Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle (comes with a digital copy of Hyrule Historia and an eShop code for Wind Waker) launching Sept. 20th also priced at $299.99 and the disc version of Wind Waker HD will be available in stores for $49.99 starting Oct. 4th. A special edition of the disc version of Wind Waker HD will also be available exlusively at GameStop/EB Games that includes an impressive Ganondorf figurine for a mere $5 extra at $54.99.
Finally, updates have been sparse lately and we apologize for that. Rest assured we’re busy working behind the scenes and we’ll be announcing some more details about our upcoming Let’s Play Youtube series soon too. Until then hopefully you’re not quite done with your summer’s gaming backlog yet as the fall’s big releases won’t start popping out for another week or two.
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As the cycle of game console succession continues through the years both systems and controllers/peripherals are usually replaced by demonstrably better iterations making the previous versions nostalgically obsolete. The transition from the GameCube to the Wii, though, with its sharp move from traditional controls to motion-based gaming left significantly more room for the continued use of the previous generation’s controllers/peripherals; to the point even of the inclusion of GameCube controller ports on the original version of the Wii. With the still new-ish Wii U continuing Nintendo’s tradition of backwards compatibility, it came as a disappointment to many that Nintendo didn’t offer any first-party solutions for using GameCube controllers (or the new Wii U Pro Controllers), particularly for games like Smash Bros. Brawl that still benefit greatly from their use. Mayflash has come to the more traditionalist Wii U gamers’ rescue with their “GC Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U” that claims to allow you to use your trusty old GameCube controllers by fooling the Wiimote into thinking that it’s a Wii Classic Controller. Is the GC Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U the adapter we’ve been waiting for since the Wii U’s release or does it leave you feeling a little detached? Read on to find out if our experience with it was plugged or bugged.
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!