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Report: Captain Toad's release date brought forward in UK

Captain Toad's UK adventure may be starting early, after his game began showing up on British doorsteps ahead of its January 2, 2015 due date. While ... Read more

Duck Hunt flocks to Wii U Virtual Console on Christmas

As the turkey takes the prominent spot at your dinner table this Christmas, Nintendo has another bird in mind for your TV. The Wii U Virtual Console ... Read more

New Nintendo eShop releases: Mega Man Zero, Meme Run

Mega Man X's often-dead pal Zero joins Nintendo's Virtual Console service today with the launch of Mega Man Zero, a 2002 Game Boy Advance spinoff kno... Read more

Mega Man channels Cut Man to deal with Virtual Console prices

Capcom kicked off a sale on games in its Mega Man series through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops today. The sale coincides with the 27th anniversar... Read more

Skylanders Trap Team Light and Dark expansions hit retail this weekend

Skylanders veterans will soon be able to master in-game elements never previously seen in the series via a pair of new Skylanders Trap Team expansion... Read more

This week's UK charts are last week's UK charts

It's nearly the time for merriment, which means it's nearly time for the Christmas Doctor Who special. The UK gaming chart is already getting into th... Read more

Rosalina amiibo exclusive to the Target Galaxy

Lucario, Shulk and Meta Knight aren't the only amiibo figures to sign exclusivity deals with various retailers across the country; now Princess Rosal... Read more

Weekend deals include GOG bundles, Shadow of Mordor, Wii U bundles, 3DS XLs

Should you be looking for a few good gaming deals, this weekend holds plenty of promise. For starters, Good Old Games is finishing off its Big Winte... Read more

Nintendo: Amiibo sales on par with Smash in the US

Nintendo's amiibo toys are selling 1 for 1 in the US with Super Smash Bros. Wii U, according to the publisher. In November, the console fighter sold ... Read more

PBS' Game/Show probes the endless popularity of Smash Bros.

Multiplayer mascot fighter Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's biggest franchises and only seems to be growing in popularity with each new ent... Read more

November NPD: Xbox One leads consoles, Call of Duty tops software

Overall retail sales for new hardware, software and accessories saw an 11 percent drop in November 2014, versus the same reported period last year. F... Read more

Castlevania precursor Vampire Killer coming to Wii U Virtual Japan

One of the earliest entries in Konami's long-running Castlevania series is due for resurrection via the Wii U's Virtual Console service in Japan on... Read more

Bidding tops $25,000 on Peach amiibo with missing legs

The only thing Nintendo fans love more than the highly collectible amiibo are amiibo with massive factory defects. For proof, look no further than eB... Read more

New Nintendo eShop releases: Bob Loblaw Law Blog Edition

When you take a moment to really think about it, isn't it odd that Arrested Development came up with the name "Bob Loblaw" before the wordplay-stuffe... Read more

Nintendo issues further statement on Amiibo shortage

"Certain sold-out Amiibo may return" to store shelves at some point, according to a new Nintendo of America statement provided to Joystiq last night.... Read more

Nintendo of Europe to keep 'regular supply' of Amiibos

Nintendo of Europe plans on replenishing its sold-out Amiibo stock following word that some of the figurines will be discontinued. The publisher told... Read more

Even 2014 had a montage - watch a year of gaming in 118 seconds

It's nearly 2015, which means we get to relive the last 12 months of gaming in a lovely 2 minute movie courtesy of Mr. Malcolm Klock. We've featured ... Read more

Nintendo: We'll 'likely' phase out some Amiibo after first run

Nintendo of America confirmed this week some Amiibo toys "likely will not return to market," following a retailer's claim that the publisher had offi... Read more

Thank the Mario Maker for including SMB 3, World themes

As revealed at The Game Awards, Nintendo's pumped some new features into Mario Maker since we last saw it at E3. The Wii U's DIY outfit lets you swit... Read more

FIFA 15 reclaims top, The Crew cuts in at sixth in UK charts

Captain Toad isn't adventuring in Europe until next month, so that leaves The Crew as the only major new release in this week's UK charts. Ubisoft's ... Read more

Tour the open world of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U

Remember that Legend of Zelda game announced back at E3? You know, the one where Link is definitely not a girl? Well, Nintendo revealed a good chun... Read more

Joystiq Weekly: Street Fighter 5, Captain Toad review, PlayStation's 20th and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introd... Read more

PSA: Final days to earn eShop credit in Wii U Deluxe promo

If you purchased a Wii U Deluxe (that's the black one with 32GB of onboard storage) at any point since the console's November 18, 2012 launch, you're... Read more

Shovel Knight sells in spades, surpasses 300K units

Shovel Knight moved heaven and earth - mostly earth - to exceed 300,000 sales worldwide since launching back in June. Yacht Club's crowdfunded homage... Read more

Space shooters Ultratron, Titan Attacks flying to new platforms

Curve Digital will publish two of Puppy Games' arcade-style space shooters on new platforms: Ultratron and Titan Attacks. Ultratron will reach PS4, X... Read more

New Nintendo eShop releases: Captain Toad - The First Adventure

This is your Captain speaking. There are other eShop games this week, like Virtual Console cats Lode Runner and Fire Emblem on Wii U, and Ultimate NE... Read more

SteamWorld: Heist expands to consoles, PC platforms

Image & Form's turn-based strategy game SteamWorld Heist is coming to "all current platforms," studio CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson revealed this week... Read more

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