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New Nintendo eShop releases: Super Smash Bros, Dracula X

It's time, once again, for Nintendo's pantheon to beat the ever-loving snot out of itself. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS headlines this week's Nintendo eShop update, arriving tomorrow with a cast of familiar favorites and eager newcomers. Smashers can currently download the game's free version 1.02...

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Sakurai: Zelda, Sheik couldn't be one Smash Bros. fighter on 3DS

Character transformations in this year's Super Smash Bros. were nixed due to Nintendo 3DS hardware limitations, director Masahiro Sakurai told Famitsu this week (via Siliconera). Previous series entries featured characters that could switch outfits mid-battle; Zelda could turn into Sheik, for...

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3DS mod adds smashing GameCube controller support

With the launch of the exceptional Super Smash Bros. for 3DS looming, some might still be miffed that the game won't support the Circle Pad Pro add-on. Though the game will make use of the new 3DS and 3DS XL's C-stick, some may want a separate controller entirely for optimized Smash Bros. usage. A...

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Joystiq Weekly: Destiny's loot cave, Shadow of Mordor review, building narratives 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 introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Season passes that add content to separately-sold video...

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS review: Only the strong

It may not be the undisputed industry leader these days, and Nintendo currently faces stronger competition than it ever has, but one thing you can't take away from the Japanese gaming giant is its wealth of iconic, beloved characters. From Mario to Link to Donkey Kong (and on through another few...

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Super Smash Bros 3DS tourney in US GameStop stores

Nintendo is hosting a Super Smash Bros 3DS tournament at GameStop stores across the United States on October 4, the day after the game launches. Tournaments will be held at 16 stores across the country, including 15 GameStop locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland,...

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New 3DS reaches Australia, New Zealand in November

When Nintendo first revealed new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds last month it was unclear if the device would be released globally or if it would be exclusive to Japan. Thanks to a new Nintendo Direct, we now have an answer. Below the break you'll find what Tom Enoki, managing director...

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A trio of Super Smash Bros. TV ads settle everyday disputes

Someone on Twitter once told the internet a story that is slightly related to these three Super Smash Bros. 3DS television ads, so we'll paraphrase it here: This person was playing Pokemon X PVP on the bus, against someone else also on the bus. The storyteller defeated the opponent just as the bus...

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New Smash Bros. feature boosts damaged players' knockback power

Super Smash Bros. has a concept quite different from most fighting games; rather than trying to deplete an enemy's life bar, you're out to increase their damage percentage and send them flying off the screen. The higher an enemy's damage percentage, the further they fly. And so it has been for...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Curtain Call, Smash 3DS Demo

Sure, there are a few new releases on Wii U, but this week the eShop's really all about the 3DS. For starters, if you've yet to grab a code for the Super Smash Bros. demo, the good news is it'll be available for all starting 9AM PT/midday ET tomorrow, September 19. The demo includes Mario, Link,...

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