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Nintendo sure is the master of puzzling corporate decisions. Surely, the company realizes that people are still confused about the whole Wii/Wii U naming structure; but here they are again, releasing what is literally the red-headed stepchild of the Wii family, the Wii Mini. Later this month, confused parents will head out to toy stores and make some of the biggest mistakes of their collective adult lives by purchasing the Wii Mini instead of the Wii U. Christmas will come early for little Johnny as he discovers the red-and-black box of joy that features the following endearing back-of-the-box bulletpoints:

  • No online support, despite being packed-in with a game that heavily relies on it,
  • No SD Card slot, ergo no WiiWare
  • No component output (enjoy your glorious 480i games… in 2013)
  • No GameCube support

Just… why.

The Saints are back in their 4th game: Saint’s Row IV — out this week and that should tide you down before GTAV releases in September. The spin-off The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is also launching this week. It’s an FPS set in XCOM‘s universe. And also, Disney Infinity goes to retail for all major platforms. Anything for you this week?

Here are this week’s vidyas:


Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Wii/Wii U/3DS Retail)

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U Retail)

Super Luigi U (Wii U Retail)


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3 Retail)

Disney Infinity Starter Pack (PS3 Retail)

Saints Row IV (PS3 Retail/PSN)

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3 Retail)

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers (PS3 PSN)

Divekick (PS3/Vita PSN)

Kessen III (PS2 Classic)

Naval Ops Commander (PS2 Classic)

Saints Row IV Season Pass (PS3 DLC)

The Walking Dead (Vita Retail)


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified  (Retail)

Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Retail)

Saints Row IV (Retail)

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Retail)

Divekick (XBLA)

Saints Row IV Season Pass (DLC)


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC)

Divekick (PC) [Steam]

Hate Plus (PC/Mac) [Steam]

Might & Magic X: Legacy (PC)

Ravaged: Zombie Apocalypse (PC) [Steam]

Saints Row IV (PC)

Saints Row IV Season Pass (PC) [Steam] DLC

Sir, You Are Being Hunted (PC/Mac)

Skullgirls (PC) [Steam]

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC)

Good Nintendo releases this week for a change. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team is officially out (though some local stores already broke streetdate last week) and Ducktales Remastered makes a comeback (multiplatform). Payday 2 is also this week and I’m hearing good things about it. Check it out if you are one of them FPS dorks.

Here are this week’s vidyas:

Angry Birds Trilogy (Wii/Wii U Retail)

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Wii/Wii U/DS/3DS Retail)

Ducktales Remastered (Wii U eShop)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS Retail)

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (3DS eShop)


Payday 2 (PS3 Retail)

DuckTales Remastered (PS3 PSN)

Mars: War Logs (PS3 PSN)

Thunder Wolves (PS3 PSN)

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches (PS3 DLC)

A-Men (PS Vita PSN)

BreakQuest: Extra Evolution (PS Vita PSN)

Fruit Ninja (PS Vita PSN)

Open Me! (PS Vita PSN)


Payday 2 (Retail)

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Retail)

Charlie Murder (XBLA)

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches (DLC)


Betrayer (PC Steam)

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches (PC DLC)

DuckTales Remastered (PC Steam)

Europa Universalis 4 (PC/Mac Steam)

Hammerwatch (PC/Mac/Linus Steam)

Payday 2 (PC Steam)

Space Hulk (PC/Mac Steam)

Unholy Heights (PC/Mac)

Worms Clan Wars (PC Steam)

It’s the official release week for Dragon’s Crown (the image above is from the game’s fantastic unlockable gallery)! If you have a PS3 and/or PS Vita then this should be an instabuy for you or else we can’t be friends anymore. Meanwhile, Pikmin 3 arrives for the game-starved Wii U and Tales of Xillia finally sees the western light!

Here are this week’s vidyas:

Disney Planes (Wii/Wii U/DS/3DS Retail)

Pikmin 3 (Wii U Retail)

Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U eShop)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS Retail)

SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop)

Dragon’s Crown (PS3/PS Vita Retail/PSN)

Tales of Xillia (PS3 Retail)

Ibb and Obb (PS3 PSN)

The Red Star (PS2 Classics)

Superfrog HD (PS3/PS Vita PSN)

Little Acorns (PS Vita PSN)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (XBLA)

Saints Row 4: Inauguration Station (Demo)

Divinity: Dragon Commander (PC) [Steam]

Guacamelee! (PC) [Steam]

Guncraft (PC) [Steam]

Papers, Please (PC/Mac) [Steam]

Saints Row 4: Inauguration Station (PC) [Steam]

The Sims 3: Dragon Valley (PC/Mac)

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All those fancy games shown at E3 are still months away; you can’t play ’em yet.

So here are the new games you CAN play this week.

P.S. (pun not intended): If you have a PS3 and only have moolah to buy one game, you know what to do.


No New Releases (may change after tonight’s E3 Nintendo Direct)

WiiWare/eShop – TBA

Virtual Console – TBA


The Last of Us (PS3 Retail/PSN)

Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3/PSN)

Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2 Classic)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3/PSN)

Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer (PS2 Classic)

Tekken Revolution (PS3 Free to Play)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3 Demo)

Injustice: Gods Among Us – Scorpion (PS3 DLC)

Resident Evil: Revelations Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk (PS3 DLC)

Flying Hamster HD (PS Vita/PSN)

Zeno Clash 2 (XBLA)

Demos – TBA

Injustice: Gods Among Us – Scorpion (DLC)

Resident Evil: Revelations Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk (DLC)

Resident Evil: Revelations – Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk DLC (PC) [Steam]

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Greetings, Ninty folks! Looks like it’s going to be a pretty busy month for the Big N, what with Animal Crossing: New Leaf dropping in a few days! For now, let’s see what they cooked for us this week.

Wii U:

  • One of my favorite matching games on the Gameboy, Yoshi enters the Virtual Console fray, wooo!
  • Another retro adventure title, Spelunker, struts its way out of caves to the VC.
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut is on sale for $9.99, if you passed on this sidescrolling game during its release. The sale will be until June 27th.
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, now at $29.99, if you have the urge to battle for earth.



  • Everyone’s probably heard of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has held on to their money to plonk on DataBlitz once it arrives on June 9th, so no more introduction is necessary. If you ran out of copies and have 6,000 blocks in your micro SD card to spare, you can download it via the eShop.


  • Sengoku 3 graces the Virtual Console, so I guess you can still keep your Wii plugged or whatever.

I guess you know what I’ll be getting this week. See you in the village!

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This week on the Nintendo eShop saga! Is the Wii U still going straight to the shitter?

Wii U:

  • Super Metroid is at $0.30 until the Philippine Independence Day. That is super cheap, so might as well get your Wii U’s ass working with a classic game.
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes will be available on May 21, as well as
  • Resident Evil Revelations that you can also pick up in other platforms.

So yes, still pretty much dead.

Glorious 3DS gets the following:

  • Mega Man 5 for $4.99, in case you want to replay a retro goodie
  • Harvest Moon for $4.99 is out as well!
  • Swords and Soldiers 3D from Circle Entertainment is available at $6.99.  You can also catch our two Circle game reviews here and here.
  • First up on the Guild02 series is The Starship Damrey by Level-5 at $7.99.
  • Bowling Bonanza 3D at $5.99, if you’re into that sort of thing, and
  • Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles zzzz (oh, at $3.99)


  • King of Fighters ’99 at 900 Wii Points


  • California Super Sports is at $4.99

This week’s pick for me will be The Starship Damrey, definitely! I will probably review it, if none of the lazy staffers get dibs, so look forward to it!

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Club Nintendo just updated its catalog with four new digital games you can redeem using your coins earned from registering games and answering surveys.


If you are still playing with your Wii or even if you have replaced it with a shiny Wii U (in Wii Mode), Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES Virtual Console) can be yours for 200 coins. This was a game I played the hell out of back in the SNES days and it’s the first major Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) and Nintendo collaboration.

For your 3DS there’s 3D Classics: Excitebike which is cool for 150 coins but if you bought your 3DS near the time it launched then you should already have this because it was free and you cried salty tears.

There is also Maboshi’s Arcade (Wii) for 150 coins and Art Style: Aquia (3DS) for 100 coins. I don’t want to talk about them because I think they suck ass.

You’re welcome.

These games are available only until June 2 and when that comes Nintendo will replace them with another set because such is the fate of  games. *gets off from podium*

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Nintendo does not have any major releases last week as well as this week. LOLWAT? Soul Sacrifice (VITA) more than makes up for it though.




Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut (PS3 Retail/PSN)

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3 PSN)

Katamari Damacy (PS2 Classic)

Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 (PS3 PSN)

Thomas Was Alone (PS3/Vita PSN)

Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge (PS3/Vita PSN)

Soul Sacrifice (Vita Retail/PSN)

TAC Heroes: Big Red One (PSP)


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (XBLM)

Zeno Clash 2 (XBLM)

Gears of War: Judgment – Call to Arms Map Pack (DLC)


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PC) [Download]

Fez (PC) [Steam]

Leviathan: Warships (PC/Mac) [Download]

Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness (PC) [Download]

Receiver (PC) [Steam]

Strike Suit Zero (PC) [Steam]

TrackMania2 Stadium (PC) [Steam]

Zack Zero (PC) [Steam]

Zeno Clash 2 (PC) [Steam]


Hey guys! Wanna know what games to expect this week? Here is the list of major releases for the week starting April 15th 2013:

Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)

Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U)

Pandora’s Tower (Wii)


Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3 Retail)

Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS3/VITA PSN)

Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold (PS3 PSN)

RPG Maker III (PS2 Classic PSN)

Sacred Citadel (PS3 PSN)

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 (PS3 PSN)

Dishonored – The Knife of Dunwall (PS3 DLC)


Injustice: Gods Among Us (Retail)

God Mode (XBLA)

Sacred Citadel (XBLA)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Uprising (DLC)

Dishonored – The Knife of Dunwall (DLC)

Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass (DLC)


Dishonored – The Knife of Dunwall (PC) [Steam]

Eador: Masters of the Broken World (PC) [Download]

God Mode (PC) [Steam]

La-Mulana (PC) [Steam]

Papo & Yo (PC) [Steam]

Sacred Citadel (PC) [Steam]

Victoria II: A Heart of Darkness (PC) [Download]


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Although I haven’t even finished the first two games of Operation Rainfall (also known as the nerd petition that worked), publisher XSEED sent out a press release announcing that OpRain’s final game Pandora’s Tower is coming 16th of April at a budget price of $40.

Pandora’s Tower is an action RPG about a girl who eats flesh. Yum.

XSEED also released a gameplay trailer with the announcement (see embed).

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XSEED Games Announces Pandora’s Tower to Launch April 16

Eagerly Anticipated Wii-Exclusive Action RPG Comes to North America Next Month, Website Now Live

Torrance, Calif., (April 3, 2013) – XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, today announced that the hugely anticipated action role-playing title, Pandora’s Tower™, will be launching in North America on April 16 at an MSRP of $39.99, exclusively for Wii™. To celebrate, XSEED Games has released an all-new gameplay trailer showing off the many diverse dungeons, action-oriented gameplay and traversal mechanics of Pandora’s Tower. Fans can also check out the game’s all-new website at: www.pandorastowerwii.com.

Developed in Japan by Ganbarion together with Nintendo, Pandora’s Tower takes the familiar maiden in distress theme and turns it on its head, asking the protagonist to slay over a dozen giant monsters and collect their flesh in order to lift a curse that has befallen his lover. The game opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she begins a seemingly irreversible transformation into a cursed monster. It comes to pass that only the brave Aeron, a young ex-soldier whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, can save her.

Through the help of a mysterious merchant named Mavda, Aeron learns that he must descend into The Scar, a massive chasm tied down by twelve chains connected to a floating island in its center, atop which sit thirteen interconnected towers. There, he must use his sword and various other weapons in addition to the sacred Oraclos Chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss “masters” that dwell within. Only by consuming the flesh of all of the masters can Elena reverse her ongoing transformation. But the clock is ticking! The longer Aeron takes to vanquish each beast, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the game’s final outcome in a profound manner.

Pandora’s Tower was developed in Japan by Ganbarion in conjunction with Nintendo, exclusively for Wii. The game will be published by XSEED Games in North America and will start shipping to retailers on April 16, 2013 at an MSRP of $39.99. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.pandorastowerwii.com [/show_hide]

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Here’s what’s new at the Nintendo eShop this week!


  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (direct sequel of the first Luigi’s Mansion game from the Game Cube) is now available to play on the 3DS!  The game will land on the eShop on Sunday, March 24.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be available on retail and in the eShop also this March 24.
  • 50 Classic Games 3D is also out
  • And so is Lola’s Math Train

Wii U:

  • Zen Pinball 2 zzzz

Virtual Console:


Free DLC:

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity until April 30, so download now.  This DLC will cost you $2.00 after said date.


  • Pokedex 3D Pro down to $9.99
  • Mutant Mudds down to $5.99

None for me this week, but next week will be a different story! We HarmoKnighting yo!

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2013 is the Year of Luigi according to Nintendo, and they are celebrating with a 3-day sale on select Club Nintendo Rewards. That means you can redeem these items at almost half the original coin value. Coins are earned by registering games and game systems and/or answering surveys.

The sale is now ongoing and will last ’till March 19 at 11:59 PM PST (March 20 at 2:59 PM here).

Here is the list of discounted items:

Reversible Pouches – 150 coins
Mario & Luigi Greeting Cards – 200 coins
Wii Remote Holders – 200 coins
Wii Remote Wrist Strap Set – 250 coins
Classic Super Mario T-Shirt – 350 coins
Stylus & Game Card Case (Animal Crossing) – 350 coins

Hooray for Weegee! I’m gonna redeem some wrist straps now. Hehe.


Souce: Club Nintendo

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If you’ve been stocking up your Club Nintendo coins and not saving up for one of the tangible rewards in the catalog, then maybe you’d like to get one of the digital games available.

The Club N site just updated the digital game offerings in-exchange for the virtual coins you earn by registering your games and systems.

I’m getting the awesome 3D Classics: Kid Icarus.


Source: Club Nintendo

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Hey kiddies!  Here’s what’s new at the Nintendo eShop for the week of 3/7-3/13!

For the 3DS

New games available now:

  • Kersploosh! ($2.99)
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Wrecking Crew ($4.99)
  • ATV Wild Ride 3D ($7.99)
  • Nano Assault EX ($14.99)

Available on March 13:

  • Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze ($29.99)

New demos:

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – demo version (FREE)

Discounted games:

  • Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword ($4.99 from its regular price of $6.99)

For the Wii

  • The King of Fighters ’98 (900 points)

This week is not very exciting, but yay Pokemon demo!