Amiibo – A Journey to Collect Them All

CHAPTER 1 – A JOURNEY TO COLLECT THEM ALL When Nintendo announced their line of figures that were set to rival Activision’s Skylanders, or Disney’s Disney Infinity, the internet exploded. Originally made for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, it was clear from the get-go that these figures were going to be HUGE. All over the web, people were talking about how they wanted to col...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks

Can you feel it in the air? It is that special time of year where kids start writing their letters to Santa, and people start asking that inevitable question of “So…. What do you want for Christmas?” It can be a trying time to figure out the perfect gift for that special gamer, geek or nerd in your life so we here at Capsule Computers thought we’d help out a bit with our su...

Capsule Computers 2013 Game of the Year Awards

Each year, we as a team come together and have to make the brutal decisions of defining the best of the best. It sounds difficult, but in all honesty, the development teams make it easy by delivering quality products that we get to consume each year – and these awards are our way of paying proper tribute. Which titles went that extra mile to please? What experiences left us in reflection? Th...

Capsule Computers Presents: The 2013 Game of the Year Nominees

Can you believe it is already the end of 2013? We have seen a ton of fantastic deliveries in excellence this year, with entire franchises bringing in fresh change to revitalize a namesake, as well as new titles popping up that certainly gave us a lot to talk about. 2013 had a bit of everything, with sequels, reboots, remakes, and much more being delivered in order to send off each console with a b...

Nintendo Brings Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Wii U (Kinda)

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct video, Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo announced that a new app will be available for Wii U owning, Animal Crossing fans. As of right now, Animal Crossing fans are able to download the “Animal Crossing Plaza” app from the Nintendo Wii U eShop. Isabelle, the secretary from New Leaf (check our review here), along with Lloyd and a huge variety of cha...

CC Review Roundup – Week of June 30, 2013

Join Capsule Computers editor Joe Morgan as he recaps all of the video game reviews for the week of June 30, 2013. This feature is intended as a way to give you, our readers, a quick recap of every game we’ve reviewed on the site each week.  The goal is to let you get the review information you want in five minutes or less. Here’s your review breakdown for the week: Xbox 360 Capsized 8...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: Jun 9, 2013 Price: $34.99 BUY NOW! Overview Animal Crossing first broke ground on the GameCube, bringing us in the west a simulation experience unlike anything else. Fast forward over ten years, and we have already seen two more installments, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf ready to give us a dose...

Nintendo’s Supanova Booth Is A Gamers Dreamland!

That’s no exaggeration either! The Sydney Supanova Pop Culture Expo, much like a great deal of the expos out there, is just filled to the brim with eager fans and crazy cosplayers not to mention the tons of big, bulky booths that we all move around throughout the day. Nintendo decided to go with something a little bit different this year and by “a little” I mean “something ...

Reggie Lets us in to His (Animal Crossing) Home

Animal Crossing: A New Leaf has only been out in Australia for a week, but the rest of the world has had it for a bit longer. The game is so far a huge success, with more than 300 thousand units sold in Japan, and tonnes of players all over the world turning on their 3DS systems every day to water plants, catch fish, and dig up fossils. The game is such a huge success, that The Villager (The playe...

Get a Free Game With Purchase of New 3DS in Australia

Club Nintendo is a great thing, and finally – Australia is getting some love due to the “Great Games” Promotion. This little offer gives buyers of the original 3DS a chance of their own to strike gold, with a handful of games being given away for free as long as the system is bought between now and July 31st. After that, you simply have to register your system through the service...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Comes to Facebook

Animal Crossing: New Leaf may not launch until June 9th, but we here at Capsule are already preparing ourselves for the Mayor position at hand. Today, a new Facebook page opened for the game for the AU and NZ regions, which will be used to keep players updated with news and events. Think of it as a reminder page – if you will for holidays and other activities that will be going on in the gam...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Passes 300k sold in Japan

Time to get excited. Animal Crossing: New Leaf doesn’t launch in the west until summer, but the sales in Japan for the title are red hot. Since it’s release, New Leaf has sold over 300,000 to date in the region alone (source, gematsu), showing that this follow-up is taking Japan by storm. The 3DS is hitting it’s stride, as Luigi’s Mansion has been quite a success already fo...

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