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Mario games, the good ones, anyway, are a gestalt, rising above their sundry components to become something truly special. Yoshi's New Island is no such beast. It is exactly the sum of its expertly-hewn parts, offering a platforming experience that is impressive in its intricacy, nonetheless feeling like the result of a well-researched equation. It plays all the...

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Best Buy offers buy one, get one free on Pokemon, Zelda, more

Those looking to catch 'em all might want to head down to and/or log on to Best Buy this week, as the store's current promotions include a buy one, get one free deal on select Nintendo 3DS games, including Pokemon X / Y. Of course, if you're less about monster wranglin' and more about helping...

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Titanfall helps the Xbox One almost double weekly sales in the UK

The Xbox One saw UK week-on-week sales jump by 96 percent alongside the arrival of Titanfall, with the game's bundle accounting for 70 percent of the hardware shifted. It's no surprise, then, that EA's multiplayer shooter went top of the country's sales charts, despite a valiant effort from Dark...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall review, BAFTA Awards, NPD data 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. Titanfall is one of those games that's fun even if you're...

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Yoshi's New Island review: Not quite dino-might

Mario games, the good ones, anyway, are a gestalt, rising above their sundry components to become something truly special. Yoshi's New Island is no such beast. It is exactly the sum of its expertly-hewn parts, offering a platforming experience that is impressive in its intricacy, nonetheless...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Yoshi's New Island, Super Mario Bros - The Lost Levels

There are plenty of new releases to dig into on the eShop this week, including the return of everyone's favorite sneaker-wearing dino-thing in 3DS platformer Yoshi's New Island. All but one of the games out this week are for the Nintendo handheld; the only new release on Wii U is a retro release,...

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Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL confirmed for North America

Yoshi is the latest Nintendo mascot to get his own 3DS XL, and of course it's a lime-green-and-white number. The delighted dinosaur and a single egg lead the way on the front, and on the back there's a wee procession of eggs bringing up the rear. A word of warning: While it's launching...

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Report: Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL bundle planned for March 14

Yoshi is getting a special 3DS XL bundle for his third shift of babysitting, Yoshi's New Island, according to a report by IGN. The report expands on UK retailer Base's listing for such a bundle - while IGN confirms the bundle's existence for North America, the report notes that Base's listing...

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Yoshi's New Island trailer covers giant eggs, helicopters, babysitting

Yoshi is set to explore Yoshi's New Island's terrain on March 14, but luckily it still seems to be covered in enemies that he can turn into ammo. Collecting money, turning into vehicles, digesting huge eggs - Yoshi's still doing a lot of work for a shrill baby that should have been left in Stage...

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Yoshi's New Island confirmed for simultaneous release in Europe

Europeans will reach the shores of Yoshi's New Island alongside Americans, after Nintendo of Europe announced a March 14 landing today. The platformer was pinned for spring in Europe, but Nintendo's penchant for a transcontinental date jumble didn't apply this time. Nintendo also showcased the...

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Set sail for Yoshi's New Island in March

Yoshi's New Island has a new release date of March 14 in North America, after Nintendo upgraded its springtime window this morning. The game will be released at retail and on the eShop, although Nintendo didn't disclose a price in its announcement. The 3DS follow-up to SNES game Super Mario...

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