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Alex Seedhouse

Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas.Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.

Pokémon GO Is The Most Successful Mobile Launch Ever

Pokémon GO has been named as the most successful mobile launch ever, with SuperData Research reporting that Niantic’s augmented reality app helped to drive growth in the mobile category by 16 percent in July year-on-year. Worldwide digital game sales rose by $5.9 billion that month, itself a 10 percent increase in comparison to the previous year. Comparatively, digital console sales climbed ...

Nintendo eShop Update: 25th August 2016 (North America)

Super Mario 64 DS leads this week’s Nintendo eShop update in North America, the Wii U Virtual Console addition accompanied by Street Fighter Alpha 2, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting on the New Nintendo 3DS counterpart. A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice demo arrives on Nintendo 3DS with Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monor...

Nintendo Announces Plan To Acquire JESNET

Nintendo has announced plans to acquire JESNET, which will see the Japanese distributor now become a subsidiary of the company. The move shows an ambition to “unify Nintendo’s product development acument with JESNET’s and AJIOKA’s robust stocking and sales networks to form a supply structure that can meet consumer demand in a timely fashion.” That means that Nintendo ...

Prepare For Trouble With Insert Coin’s Pokémon Anniversary Clothing Range

The Insert Coin X Pokémon pop-up store opens its doors to the public today, but we were lucky enough to see their special anniversary clothing range at a launch event last night. With the sun beaming down on Brick Lane, there was no shortage of excitement among attendees who danced their way through the night with Pikachu while sharing their admiration for Insert Coin’s Kanto-inspired design...

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Ziggurat Review

It is said that no one has ever managed to escape the harsh Ziggurat trial with all limbs intact. The power and skill of the noble wizards of Greyhorn are revered across the kingdom, and their puzzling labyrinth is used as a rite of passage for neophyte sorcerers that sees only the most powerful ascend to their rank. It’s certainly no Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and puts even ...

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Special Bundles Add Bluebird And Bobcat Plushies

Natsume has announced Harvest Moon: Skytree Village special bundles, for those looking for an alternative to the NIS America Online Store’s Limited Edition. This will let you choose between the Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Bluebird Bundle ($39.99) or the Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Premium Bobcat Bundle ($49.99). These each have a retail copy of the Nintendo 3DS exclusive, and either a 5-...

Nintendo Sells Majority Stake In Seattle Mariners For $661 Million

Nintendo of America has announced that Major League Baseball has approved the sale of their majority stake in the Seattle Mariners, which has been sold for $661 million. Nintendo will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and regional sports network, with Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln retiring from day-to-day operations. John Stanton has now replaced him as Chairman and CEO, with Lincoln to ...

GoldenEye 007 Remaster Nearly Saw Release On Xbox Live Arcade

GoldenEye 007 made a return on Wii, with Eurocom delivering a modern reimagining that saw Pierce Brosnan’s Bond replaced by Daniel Craig. However, before that was announced work had started on remastering Rare’s original Nintendo 64 version to see release on Xbox Live Arcade. Rare Thief has uncovered a 30-minute gameplay clip that shows how much progress had been made on the unfinished...

SteamWorld Quest Signals A New Adventure

After SteamWorld Tower Defense, SteamWorld Dig, and SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form Games have started work on spinning their robotic universe in a new direction. It appears that their next project will be SteamWorld Quest, revealed after the developer was successful in applying for a grant from the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). These ...

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Tumblestone Review

Tumblestone‘s elevator pitch is a bold one, with developer The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild positioning it as “the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years.” That marketing spiel doesn’t end there either, with an added promise that it will turn “the match-three genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle-solving experience that you won’t forget....

Pokémon GO Update Version 0.35.0 Adds Pokémon Appraisal

Niantic has released a new software update for Pokémon GO on Android devices, which now sees the augmented reality app sat at version 0.35.0. This introduces Pokémon Appraisal, a new tool that lets players learn about a specific Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader. Changes Made In Pokémon GO Update Version 0.35.0 Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able...

Pokémon GO Update Version 1.5.0 Adds Pokémon Appraisal

Niantic has released a new software update for Pokémon GO on iOS devices, their tinkering bringing the augmented reality app to version 1.5.0. This introduces Pokémon Appraisal, a new tool that lets players learn about a specific Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader. Changes Made In Pokémon GO Update Version 1.5.0 Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able...

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