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Donkey Kong Country Returns to the eShop; Three Donkey Kong Land Titles Added

Donkey Kong Country Returns to the eShop; Three Donkey Kong Land Titles Added Donkey Kong Country is a very special title – as are its sequels. Sure, I like the Retro sequels fine, but they lack a great quality that made these three games timeless that only Rareware could make. It was criminal when Nintendo lost the license for the eShop a couple of years back (which is the...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Receives a Post Launch Trailer full of Praise

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Receives a Post Launch Trailer full of Praise So you might not have noticed, but Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is already out and making a bit of an impact on the Wii U. The latest in the franchise mixes color with clay, and brings back the gameplay we loved in Canvas Curse for a whole new experience. Yes, we have a lot of Kirby games on the market, but...
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Oscura: Lost Light to Mix Platforming with Tim Burton Later this Month

Oscura: Lost Light to Mix Platforming with Tim Burton Later this Month Australians Chocolate Liberation Front and Surprise Attack Games announced their upcoming platformer Oscura: Lost Light will hit Linux, Mac, and Windows on February 24, 2015. The lights went out across the Driftlands after our hero Oscura destroyed the Aurora Stone. Oscura must now fix his mistakes and...
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Rare veterans announce “spiritual successor” Project Ukulele

Rare veterans announce “spiritual successor” Project Ukulele Rarely are any colorful 3D platforming games released under a name that is not Nintendo and one of the companies that used to dominate that market, Rare, has long since shifted focus. Thankfully it seems that six former Rare staff members have joined up to create what they are calling a “worthy...
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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s environment shown off in latest screens

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s environment shown off in latest screens In under a month htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary will be available in both North America and Europe so NIS America has decided to release a new set of screenshots for the uniquely named title. In these screenshots, found below, you will see a number of the environments that you will need to guide Mion through,...
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RONIN Slashing its Way onto Linux, Mac, and Windows in Fall 2015

RONIN Slashing its Way onto Linux, Mac, and Windows in Fall 2015 Devolver Digital (Shadow Warrior) and Tomasz Wacławek will be releasing RONIN later this year. The game is a turn-based action stealth platformer featuring a heroine on a bloody quest for vengeance. Her sights are set on assassinating five powerful members of a corporation. What dastardly thing...
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Ori and the Blind Forest release date announced for March 11th

Ori and the Blind Forest release date announced for March 11th Moon Studios has recently revealed that they plan on releasing the absolutely gorgeous looking puzzle platformer Ori and the Blind Forest on the Xbox One and Steam on March 11th for $19.99 in North America. It is worth noting that an Xbox 360 release was previously announced but Moon Studios did not mention...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse gets a Colorful New Trailer

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse gets a Colorful New Trailer At today’s Nintendo Direct, we saw quite a few trailers, but Kirby and the Rainbow Curse definitely wins the award for the most endearing of the lot. A new trailer released tells us a bit about the story this time around, which is rather simple in nature. All of the colors have been stolen from Dream...
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars Announced with Cross Buy

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars Announced with Cross Buy The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is getting a brand new installment with the announcement of the finalized name being made during the most recent Nintendo Direct. Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars will be releasing on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game seems very similar to past entries in the...
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Wii Virtual Console Comes to Wii U

Wii Virtual Console Comes to Wii U Despite being the dumping ground for many poorly made titles the Wii still managed to have a pretty strong library at the end of its life, and now Wii U owners who didn’t own a Wii (I am sure there are not many) will get the chance to experience the best of what the last gen console had to offer...
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Create Your Own Tale with Elegy for a Dead World

Create Your Own Tale with Elegy for a Dead World It’s not often that we see video games coupled with the themes and ideas of classic romantic literature, but indie developers Dejobaan Games were able to pull it off beautifully with Elegy for a Dead World. The game is a side-scrolling platform PC game with amazingly simple game play; you explore...
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Mighty Number 9 Development Code Complete

Mighty Number 9 Development Code Complete Comcept has announced in a development video released on New Years Day that Mighty No. 9 is essentially completed. In the video, Inafune shares his excitement for the upcoming release of the platformer. While the essential code is complete there is still a large amount of debugging and beta testing to come...
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Developer: Crystal Dynamics  Publisher: Square Enix Platform: PC (Reviewed), Xbox One, PlayStation 4  Release Date: Out Now Price: $19.99 USD – Available Here / $49.95 AUD – Available Here Overview 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was a bit of a...
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Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker Hits Australia January 3rd

Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker Hits Australia January 3rd Its nearly time for Captain Toad to go on a hefty adventure down under. On January 3rd, Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker will be released for the Wii U in Australia via retail and the eShop (seven days earlier than previously expected), putting the once side character at the forefront of his own little...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December

Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December Well ladies and gentlemen it has been one long, joyous year. The Xbox One celebrated its first birthday and we here at Xbox Newsbeat have been covering all the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ, but now 2014 has come to an end and we have one final issue of our delightful little news blast for your...
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Hits the Wii U this Christmas

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Hits the Wii U this Christmas Look out in the distance and you will see Shantae coming to shore on the Wii U. Thankfully, no binoculars are required for this release though, as WayForward have announced that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be making its debut on the console on Christmas Day (December 25th for those...
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Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride for gamers, with some incredible highs and lows. Games like Dark Souls II, Watch_Dogs, Titanfall, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Far Cry 4 and Dragon: Age Inquisition have for better or worse been entertaining us through the past 12...
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The Sun and Moon Review

The Sun and Moon Review The Sun and Moon  Developer: Daniel Linssen Publisher: Digerati Distribution, Kot in Action Creative Artel Platforms: PC Release Date: 14 Nov 2014 Price: $9.99 USD – Available Here Overview Platformers are the quintessential gaming genre which have survived from the earliest days of the medium in...
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Life of Pixel Coming to Wii U

Life of Pixel Coming to Wii U This new trend of retro has brought back some useless things, like fedoras, gearless bicycles and sepia photo filtering. But every now and then, we get something good come back to the spotlight, like Queen, vintage cars and most importantly, classic games. Most of us having never stopped treasuring the...
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The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight Preview

The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight Preview The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight Developer: Alpha Six Productions Publisher: Merge Games, Digerati Distribution Platform: Windows Available Now:  $9.99 BUY NOW Joylancer is a retro-styled action-platformer game, taking after the Super Nintendo era of gaming. It is an indie game currently available...
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Shovel Knight to be released on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita

Shovel Knight to be released on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita To think that a title like Shovel Knight, which has been given an extensive amount of praise, including some of our own as you can read in our review here, required a Kickstarter to be released. Despite the game’s humble beginnings, Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight has turned out to be very...
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Mario Maker’s latest trailer reveals new themes

Mario Maker’s latest trailer reveals new themes During The Game Awards in Las Vegas Nintendo revealed a new trailer for Mario Maker, a title where players will be able to create and customize their very own Mario levels to enjoy on their own or absolutely punish their friends with. In this new trailer a number of new themes for the game were revealed....
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The Muppets Movie Adventures Review

The Muppets Movie Adventures Review The Muppets Movie Adventures Developer: Virtual Toys Publisher: Sony Platforms: PS Vita (Reviewed) Release Date: November 5th, 2014 Price: AU$39.99 – Available Here Overview The Muppets have been entertaining kids everywhere for… well decades now. Be it Kermit’s appearances on Sesame...
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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary delayed to February; limited physical release revealed

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary delayed to February; limited physical release revealed Today NIS America updated fans who were expecting htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary sometime in the Fall by revaling that the title is now going to be released on February 24th in North America and February 25th in Europe. The company went on to reveal that although the game will mostly be available digitally for...
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New Nintendo Direct Reveals Majora’s Mask 3D, Trailers and More

New Nintendo Direct Reveals Majora’s Mask 3D, Trailers and More Nintendo Directs are like a mini Nintendo Christmas each time one randomly pops up and this time it was no different with some awesome news being announced and heaps of trailers for new titles across both the 3DS and Wii U. We’ll be covering all the news throughout the day but the major highlights...
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Ultimate NES Remix Set to Hit Australia and New Zealand This November

Ultimate NES Remix Set to Hit Australia and New Zealand This November The NES Remix series has already seen two installments on the Wii U, but now Nintendo are taking the fast paced nostalgia blast and shipping both in one package for easy consumption on the 3DS. Ultimate NES Remix will feature both full titles, which feature the likes of Super Mario Bros. (1,2, and 3),...
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