Terrible Pokémon Can Be Traded, Eventually, For Legendaries

Even a piece of crap Pokémon can result in a legendary trade. The trick? Patience, and an eye for trading up. » 9/17/14 7:30pm 9/17/14 7:30pm

Wayforward has released their last Shantae platformer, Risky's Revenge, on PC. The game, which originally came out on the DS in 2010, comes with updated, HD artwork, Steam trading cards and achievements, and controller support. The two new Shantae games, Half-Genie Hero and The Pirate's Curse, are still in development. » 7/16/14 9:00am 7/16/14 9:00am

One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Their E3 2013 Promises?

Nintendo DS title Brain Age has been released on the Wii U's Virtual Console. The game will be available in Japan free of charge until June 30. After July 1, the game won't be downloadable and after that its status is TBA. No word yet on a Western release. [Pic: yutaro365] » 6/04/14 4:30am 6/04/14 4:30am

Say Goodbye To Online Services On Your Wii And DS Games

Hope you've already gotten all your Dragon Quest IX treasure maps and downloaded all those daily Professor Layton puzzles. If not, now's your last chance. » 5/19/14 5:02pm 5/19/14 5:02pm

The Week in Games: Humble Folks Without Temptation

This week we're going down to South Park to have ourselves a time. Other releases include the next episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two and hot damn, some simulation farmin', hell yeah. » 3/02/14 6:39pm 3/02/14 6:39pm

Nintendo Killing Online Services For Wii, DS

If you own either (or both!) of Nintendo's last-gen machines, and you use any kind of online service with them, now's the time to make the most of it. Because on May 20, Nintendo is pulling the plug. » 2/26/14 11:40pm 2/26/14 11:40pm

​Nintendo Wants Their Platforms To Be More Like iOS

Nintendo's fighting on two fronts. The first, very real battleground they're waging war on is in retail, where their Wii U home console is struggling to build a user base. The second area of struggle has been in the hearts and minds of observers trying to decide how much faith to put into the company's foresight. The… » 2/04/14 4:30pm 2/04/14 4:30pm

​How Nintendo Plans on Tackling Its Toughest Year

Video Games That Are Awkward To Play In Public

For most portable video games, you're not being particularly brave when you play them out in meatspace. The button-pressing and D-pad-pushing is fairly surreptitious in the vast majority of on-the-go titles; you can play without making too much of a spectacle of yourself. But other games make you look like an idiot… » 1/29/14 5:00pm 1/29/14 5:00pm

There can never be enough Chrono Trigger fan-art, and it's always refreshing to see something new out there. Here's three fantastic paintings, with three memorable moments recreated from the classic JRPG, made by artist Orioto. You can also buy these as prints here. » 1/17/14 8:30am 1/17/14 8:30am

The 12 Best Games for the DS

Long the 800-lb gorilla of handheld gaming, the DS is in its twilight, besieged by smartphones and pushed aside by the 3DS. And, yet, you got one, you old softy. » 12/12/13 3:30pm 12/12/13 3:30pm

These Pokémon, made by the digital artists of iheartjlp, look really dark and make me feel they're from a not-so-shiny alternate universe rather than from one of the well-known regions. The Jigglypuff on the top right, for example, looks quite serious. » 11/15/13 8:30am 11/15/13 8:30am

Whoa, Mega Charizard Y and male protagonist Calem from Pokemon X & Y just got a hundred percent more realistic and detailed thanks to the talented deviantART artist Charlie Romeo. So much so that at first it seems more like Monster Hunter or Final Fantasy fan art, and not something inspired by a Nintendo 3DS game. » 11/05/13 8:30am 11/05/13 8:30am

Proof that Nintendo Still Rules Japan

If there's ever been any doubt, this should settle it. Over the past decade, Nintendo hasn't been doing well in Japan – It's been dominating. » 10/31/13 8:00am 10/31/13 8:00am

Five years after its Western release, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is finally hitting Japan—as a Club Nintendo Platinum Reward. The game was previously delayed several times in Japan and then cancelled. » 10/30/13 6:30am 10/30/13 6:30am