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[DS Update] February Contest: The View from Up Here

March 8, 2013 | 5






January’s contest is gone, but lo, over the horizon comes February’s contest!

Everyone who’s played Super Mario 64 remembers the first time they got 120 stars for the first time…They raced off to the … Read More

PN Review: ATV Wild Ride 3D

March 7, 2013 |

Throughout the years, I have been given the opportunity to play the different evolutions of ATV: Wild Ride. The most recent version, which takes the game into the 3D realm, stands on its own.

Even though Wild Ride 3D is … Read More

ZombiU Bundle Unboxing

March 7, 2013 |

A quick look at the unboxing of the ZombiU WiiU bundle:





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Ubisoft Exec Welcomes Wii U Price Cut

March 7, 2013 | 2

In an interview with Edge, Alain Corre, Ubisoft executive director for EMEA territories, was asked if he would welcome a Wii U Price cut.

“Always want the hardware to be at a low price because we want as many fans … Read More

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate Demo

March 4, 2013 |

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate is Konami’s next installment of its famous and influential franchise.  The game will be available for the 3DS in stores and on the eShop tomorrow, March 5. I’ve run through the demo … Read More

Pure Nintendo game night coming this Wednesday at 7:30 PM EST

March 4, 2013 | 2

Come join us for our first ever Pure Nintendo game night! If you are anything like us I am sure you are looking for an excuse to play video games. This bi-weekly game night will give us all the excuse to play … Read More

Wii U Almost had Crysis 3

March 3, 2013 | 2

In an interview with VentureBeat last Friday, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli stated that the Wii U was extremely close to getting a port of the company’s recent release, Crysis 3.  How close were they?


“We did have Crysis 3 running on … Read More

Nintendo in Lawsuit over 3D Technology

February 28, 2013 |


Nintendo is entrenched in a lawsuit filed by Seijiro Tomita over what he claims is a patent infringement over 3D display without the use of 3D glasses.

In 2003, Tomita met with seven Nintendo officials in 2003 to discuss … Read More

Sakurai’s Arm and New Smash Bros.

February 28, 2013 |

Kotaku has recently reported that Super Smash Bros. lead designer, Masahiro Sakurai, has an arm injury that severely limits the use of his right arm.  This injury has been present for awhile, but it has now been diagnosed with calcific tendinitis.  Further injury in … Read More

Retro City Rampage comes to WiiWare (Updated)

February 22, 2013 | 1

Vblank Entertainment’s love letter to 8-bit-era gaming, Retro City Rampage, will be coming to WiiWare on February 28th, 2013.  The game was previously released on Xbox Live, PSN, and Steam to luke-warm reception.


Retro City Rampage is mainly an isometric open-world game ala Grand … Read More

Opinion: Why people shouldn’t worry about the Wii U

February 21, 2013 | 7

I have been reporting on this industry for over 7-years now. I have seen many changes throughout the years, some good, and some bad. Right now the industry is at a very volatile state. What is happening now is very … Read More

Happy 27th Birthday, Legend of Zelda!

February 21, 2013 |

Confusing, frustrating, and short.  If any three words described my experiences with The Legend of Zelda as a kid, they would be here.  Not kind words to a game that is considered to be one of the greatest of all time, right? … Read More

Ubisoft 30% Off Sale on Wii U eShop This Week

February 20, 2013 | 1

For better or worse, Ubisoft has been in Pure Nintendo’s headlines a lot.  Don’t worry, this post is for the better…


If you mosey on over to the Wii U eShop right now, you’ll notice that all Wii U … Read More

Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 6 am EST

February 20, 2013 |

Looks like Nintendo of Japan will be holding a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, at 6 AM EST, that will focus on 3rd party 3DS games. I have to say the heads-up time for these directs keeps getting shorter. As of right … Read More

Nintendo Heads to Gamescom 2013

February 20, 2013 |

Gamescom has recently announced that Nintendo will be attending this year’s meeting, joining 28 other companies from 22 countries.  That number is expected to grow.


The Kyoto-based company took a year off from Gamescom in 2012 to host its … Read More

The Year of Luigi

February 14, 2013 | 2

Today’s Nintendo Direct introduces what they’re calling the “Year of Luigi.”  Luigi has been a part of the franchise almost since its inception, but always in a supporting role (other than Luigi’s Mansion).

The first game they announce as part … Read More

Nintendo And Namco Bandai Releasing Mario Kart Grand Prix DX Arcade Game In Japan

February 12, 2013 | 2


Nintendo and Namco Bandai are teaming up to release Mario Kart Grand Prix Arcade cabinets in Japan.  The arcade cabinets are going to be at the Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 2013 and are due out this summer in Japan.  The arcade units will … Read More