This Week’s Nintendo Download Takes You Out into the Streets and Gives…

I've never, ever seen a Google Street View truck out in the wild. And now that I think about it, I don't know that I want to. It'd be a little creepy, knowing that its magic penetrating cameras are sucking all the data out of my pores without my permission. But if you want to swim in the stream of all that… » 2/14/13 4:00pm 2/14/13 4:00pm

You Can Visit Heaven with Mega Man, Sam Fisher and Brain Age in This…

Comparatively speaking, it's not that often that you get to engage in wanton bloodshed in a game released for Nintendo platforms. (Well, you can creatively interpret Mario's adventures in an ultra-violent way, if you wanted.) So, The Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2—where you can kick guys to bloody bits—is a… » 2/07/13 2:45pm 2/07/13 2:45pm

Cats Live Like Humans and Dinosaurs Make Great Pets in This Week’s…

You like to live on the edge of urban animal husbandry. No domesticated felines or canines for you. It's all ferrets, dingoes and boa constrictors in your often-raided abode. But even those species of barely tame fauna aren't enough. You want to laugh in extinction's face. You need… dinosaurs. » 1/10/13 9:30am 1/10/13 9:30am

A Guy Who Used to Be a Dragon Is the Star of This Week’s Nintendo…

Stumbling back to work after the holiday break? Take this friendly tip: don't mouth off to your boss. Because if you do, next thing you know, he'll cast you out from the heavens, forcing you to shed your glorious dragon form and ally yourself with all manner of neurotic human striplings. Or maybe you'll get a… » 1/03/13 9:30am 1/03/13 9:30am

Mario’s Evil Doppelganger and New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC Get Naughty on…

Is Wario really bad? Or is the zig-zagged ‘stached bounder just really, really focused on being a baller? Either way, in Wario Land 2, he's taking on some fools who were crazy enough to steal from him. The 1999 classic game features all sorts of hilarious transformations amid a brightly colored gameworld full of… » 12/20/12 2:30pm 12/20/12 2:30pm

You Can Finally Get a Taste of Rayman Legends in This Week’s Nintendo…

I really freakin' loved Rayman Origins when it hit consoles last year. And I loved the Rayman Jungle Run mobile game that showed up on iOS and Android a few months ago. Remember that I raved about the music in those games, too? So, you can probably guess that I'm psyched for Rayman Legends on Wii U, even though it's… » 12/13/12 9:30am 12/13/12 9:30am

Captain America Reminds Iron Man That He Knows How to Actually Fight in…

Look, I know that the Iron Man movies ushered in a new wave of Marvel cinematic dominance. But Tony Stark isn't in charge of things in that superhero universe. Captain America is. He's got actual battlefield experience and a rank in his codename. In this brave new era of Nintendo embracing all things online, full… » 12/06/12 9:30am 12/06/12 9:30am

This Week’s Nintendo Download Holds Epic, Myst-ifying Monster Shooter

Thanksgiving is next week. That means you'll need some games to ignore your family with play when everyone's in their turkey coma. This week's offerings include a portable version of Epic Mickey (hey, when's Oswald getting his own game?!), classic puzzler Myst and a game about dogs working on construction sites. You… » 11/15/12 9:30am 11/15/12 9:30am

This Week's Nintendo Download is Full of Coins to Collect and Puzzles…

It's getting cold out. There's a major storm coming this weekend (on the East coast, anyway). You really don't want to go out to a store to get your games fix. » 10/25/12 12:30pm 10/25/12 12:30pm

3DS/3DS XL $9.99 is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other on 3DS with cerebral challenges that fill…

The 3DS’ Biggest Hits Can Be Pulled Straight from the Interwebs in This…

In the continuing saga of Nintendo getting a clue about how gamers want to get their experiences, the House of Mario is making Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 7 and Starfox 64 3D available from their eShop storefront. These downloadable versions will cost $39.99 each, just like… » 10/18/12 9:30am 10/18/12 9:30am

This Week's Nintendo Download Involves A Little Boy Hanging Out With…

While I'm looking forward to Denpa Men, a new downloadable RPG for the eShop that sort of looks like a cross between Pikmin and Dragon Quest, I would strongly urge the folks behind the game to reconsider the above marketing campaign. This is the type of stuff that traumatizes kids for life. » 9/20/12 10:40am 9/20/12 10:40am