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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dead at 55

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We’re riding a high from a great Comic-Con, and we’re upset that we have to report such a sad occurrence, but that’s the name of the game. Though we’ve known the President of Nintendo had been suffering health problems, this comes as a bit of a surprise nonetheless. At 55, Satoru Iwata has passed away.

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Comic Con has games? Clearly you’re new here, but yes, there is a strong video game presence at San Diego Comic Con, and like all things in movies, comics and TV, SDCC marks a pretty big date on the calender for video game companies looking to get some promo for their new products. To wit, let’s talk LEGO. We all love LEGO, it, and everything about it, is awesome! But are you looking for something new in gaming that can tie together all your favorite licensed LEGO characters, characters created for The LEGO Movie, and Doctor Who? Good news, because here’s the trailer for the new LEGO Dimensions game. (more…)

‘Batgirl: A Matter Of Family’ DLC Trailer Released

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Batgirl versus The Joker – who will win? Well, sad trombone, we already know that story so why not focus on something entirely new? Batgirl: A Matter of Family is an all new downloadable content (DLC) game for the recent Rocksteady Studios release, Batman: Arkham Knight. Time to buy another pallet of energy drinks from Costco nerds, this one’s gonna be a doozy! First look at the trailer after the jump! (more…)

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With the failure of the Wii U in their minds, Nintendo has begun work on a lot of projects to move the company forward. Most notable of those is the partnership with DeNA to develop mobile games of their famous IPs, a move that has upset a number of the Nintendo faithful. To stifle fears that they’re abandoning the home console business, top Nintendog Satoru Iwata immediately announced that work on their next dedicated platform, the NX, is well underway, promising some concrete details at some point in 2016. A lack of information is always frustrating, but we have gotten our nerdy little hands on some production information, courtesy of DigiTimes, that could shed some light on their release plans. (more…)

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Ubisoft is bringing back one of last years SDCC 2014 most popular event locations, the Assassin’s Creed Experience. Think Ninja Warrior and you’ve got the idea. This year’s course has a very British air as it will help promote Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, due out later this year. This course has all the fun Parkour type action you’d find in the game including the iconic Leap of Faith. Of course this year you’ll leap right off Big Ben! (more…)

Mario If He Existed in Unreal 4

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Nintendo’s NX is the next big thing on their table and is billed to be a brand-new concept that will “transform gamer’s lives” when it launches. Sounds a little similar to what was being said when the Nintendo Revolution had yet to become the Wii, so I’m more than a little skeptical about their intentions. Still, it’s going to be their next dedicated gaming platform and, if they’ve learned anything in the last couple hardware cycles, will be a powerful machine capable of running the most modern engines. To demonstrate what that could mean for Nintendo’s most famous property, one crafty YouTuber put together this absolutely stunning video.  (more…)

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It appears that our great disappointment over the misinformation about The Legend of Zelda’s Netflix series may soon be put to rest with a possible new project. During Nintendo‘s 75th annual shareholder’s meeting, where all of the top Nintendogs try to convince their investors that they’re still awesome, CEO Satoru Iwata dropped some intriguing nuggets about the company’s non-gaming future. This could indeed be another sign of the Disney-Nintendo partnership rumor we recently reported here, lending credence to the story. No full translation of the meeting is available for our greedy eyes just yet, but Iwata was still quoted confirming those plans.  (more…)

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Batman: Arkham Knight was one of the most anticipated games of the year and the rollout went flawlessly, unless you were an old school PC gamer like myself. It seems that while the Playstation version is fantastic, the company that handled the port to PC version didn’t take into account the different video cards PC gamers use and the Frame Rate Per Second transition stutters the video feed until the game is horribly unplayable. Well, you can play it, but you certainly won’t enjoy it. This problem is mainly during the Batmobile sections of the game, which was a big selling point for this latest in the Batman: Arkham franchise. After numerous complaints and backlash started to appear on the Steam gaming platform from PC users, Warner Bros. has suspended Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales until a patch fix can be applied. (more…)

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Ever since Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has been tasked with proving to investors that the Wii U isn’t doomed to be a colossal failure, there has been much change under the Big N’s roof. A new Club Nintendo, a partnership with Japanese giant DeNA for mobile games, and even allowing a couple of their characters into Activision’s hit Skylanders series. Beyond that, the Nintendudes have been hinting at even more 3rd party partnerships and licensing deals. In light of that, the rumor mill recently began spinning a tale about Nintendo partnering with a certain magic kingdom for future projects.

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Now that the most wonderful time of the year for us gaming nerds has come and gone, I think it’s high time to get into the biggest hits and misses of what was, without question, a truly exceptional show. It’s difficult to think of another year (without any new console announcements) that was even close to matching this one in terms of excitement and excellent game announcements, and that’s really the best thing that could possibly be said about it. And so ladies and gentlebastards, without further interruption, I give you the 17 biggest hits and misses of E3 2015! (more…)