Watch Nintendo’s Bizarre Ad for First Smartphone Game

Nintendo’s first smartphone game has arrived worldwide, and with it comes a new commercial that is certainly….unique. It might be pretty bizarre, but it gets the game’s concept across quite well and certainly grabs your attention. Check it out: Miitomo is more of an app than a game per se. Developed in partnership with DeNA, the app allows users to …

Pokemon Snap Hitting Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Acclaimed Pokemon spinoff Pokemon Snap, originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, is coming to the Wii U virtual console in Japan, Nintendo has announced. It will be released in the island nation on April 4, priced at ¥1,028 yen, which is roughly $9. There is no word yet on if Pokemon Snap will come to the Wii U …

These 15 Games Nominated for 2016 Gaming Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play today announced the 15 finalists for this year’s World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. The nominees include some of the best-known and most influential games in history, including Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and The Sims. All of the nominees (full list below) have had …

Link’s Awakening Character Marin Coming to Hyrule Warriors as DLC

Last week, we learned a lot about the DLC coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) and Hyrule Warriors (Wii U), but Nintendo didn’t give everything away. This weekend, the company announced that Marin from 1993’s Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Hyrule Warriors for 3DS and Wii U. She’ll be available in the Link’s Awakening Pack, which comes …

Watch Palmer Luckey Hand-Deliver First Consumer Rift Headset

Here’s something cool. Earlier today, Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey hand-delivered the first Oculus Rift consumer model to the person to placed the world’s first preorder. Ross Martin, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, was the first person on the planet to preorder the Rift. Martin, a VR enthusiast and indie game developer, is also now the first person in the …

Rumored NX Controller Images Confirmed Fake

Over the past week, images of what was rumored to be a controller for Nintendo’s NX console emerged online, inspiring much discussion and debate. Now, the creators of the images have come forward to admit that the controller shots, though inspired by a real Nintendo patent, are indeed fake. This all started, as things often do, on Reddit. Someone named …

First Oculus Rift Ships; Deliveries Start Next Week

The first consumer version of the Oculus Rift has been shipped, marking a milestone for one of the biggest players in the virtual reality space. The image above was tweeted by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe along with the following message: “The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries begin Monday 3.28.2016.” Rift becomes the first of the three major VR headsets …

Look at This 30-Foot Pokemon Card Mosaic

The Pokemon Company continues to celebrate the Pokemon franchise’s 20th anniversary, today unveiling an epic Pokemon Trading Card mosaic. Revealed in Paris, the mosaic of a Pokemon card is made up of 12,987 individual cards and is 10 meters tall and 7 meters wide. It measures 71.54 square meters overall. The mosaic forms the image of the iconic Pokemon Pikachu, …

Scribblenauts Developer 5th Cell Has Shut Down

5th Cell, the developer behind the many Scribblenauts games, has been shuttered, according to a tweet from former lead animator Tim Borrelli. Borrelli has since retweeted many tweets about job openings and talked about the nature of the shut down. “I was part of the first round of layoffs last week,” Borrelli explained. “Today while I was picking my stuff …

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Casts Simon Pegg – Report

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi movie Ready Player One, based on the Ernest Cline book about virtual reality and video games, has added Simon Pegg to its cast. This is according to a report today from Variety, which also revealed the character Pegg will play. Pegg will reportedly play Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of Oasis, which is the virtual reality that Ready …

Nintendo’s New Rewards Program Launches in Japan, Revealing First Prizes

As previously scheduled, the replacement for Club Nintendo has launched in Japan, revealing the first rewards to be offered through My Nintendo. Image via Siliconera My Nintendo members earn rewards by spending Gold and Platinum points, each of which is earned in different ways. Gold points come from purchasing digital games (not entirely unlike Club Nintendo coins), while Platinum points …

Oculus Rift Game Prices and Comfort Levels

The Oculus Rift already comes at what some may consider a steep price of $600, so the price of its games are a big question some may have. And if you’re someone who has a history of motion sickness, then that might play a factor in what you can and can’t play also. Thankfully, Oculus revealed its launch games at …

Pokken Tournament Review Roundup

Pokken Tournament may still be a few days away from release, but critics have gotten their hands on the game and have given their verdicts. Is Pikachu vs. Mewtwo a fun novelty, or does it have the chops to be an engrossing fighting game? We’ve selected several reviews from outlets around the Internet, and you can find a list of …

AMD Announces “Absolutely Most Powerful Graphics Card in the World”

Today during the Game Developers Conference, AMD announced the Radeon Pro Duo, which it’s calling “the world’s first content creation platform aimed squarely at the VR developer.” This takes the form of a dual-GPU featuring two Fury X-class graphics cards running side by side, making it “absolutely the most powerful graphics card in the world by far.” That’s the description …

Sega Games Discounted on Steam This Weekend

Steam’s latest weekend publisher sale is now available and this time around, it’s Sega PC games that are discounted. Now through Sunday, March 13, you can pick up more than a dozen Sega games for cheap. Scroll down to see some of the offers. Titles marked down in the sale include Total War: Attila ($11.24), Company of Heroes 2 ($8.74), …

Square Enix Easter Surprise Box Contains Five Mystery Games for Ten Bucks

Easter is coming up at the end of this month, and Final Fantasy developer Square Enix is celebrating by asking you to pay them $10 for its “Easter Surprise Box.” You’ll have to take a risk when purchasing it because the PC games won’t be revealed until after the sale period ends. The Square Enix Easter Surprise Box will be …

Play Classic NES Mario, Zelda, and More With a 3D Diorama-Like Emulator

If you’re tired of playing classic NES games in their normal 2D form, then maybe you’d be interested in an emulator that converts them into 3D. The emulator makes classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Castlevania look like 3D dioramas that you can play through. The 3DNes emulator, developed by Geod Studio, …

Total War: Warhammer Release Date Delayed

Sega has announced Total War: Warhammer will launch one month later than previously indicated. The Creative Assembly-developed strategy game was scheduled for launch on April 28 but will now arrive on May 24. “This could be the best Total War game we’ve ever made. We don’t want to rush it,” said creative director Mike Simpson, explaining the delay in an …

Legend of Zelda Picross Revealed As “My Nintendo” Bonus – Report

A new Picross game is coming, this one based on Nintendo’s iconic Legend of Zelda series. That’s according to Twitter user Cellenseners, who discovered the game–My Nintendo Picross – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess–on the Nintendo US and UK servers. As GoNintendo points out, this is how Twilight Princess HD itself was originally spotted last year. Image credit: GoNintendo …