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Holy crap, your wallet is screwed today

November 18 is the new October 7. Last month's $300 day tamed before it began, as the launch of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor moved up a few days while Dragon Age: Inquisition was delayed to the industry's new busy day, today. It's okay, friends, we're here to guide you through today's retail chao...

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Hyrule Warriors takes Twili Midna for a twirl next week

Hyrule Warriors' next DLC delves into the Legend of Zelda's past and retrieves one of the series' most memorable companions as a playable character. Reprized in her True "Twili" form as seen at the end of Link's GameCube and Wii adventure, the Twilight Princess pack brings Midna and her wiles to th...

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Captain Toad's base diorama concept initially starred Link

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an upcoming expansion of a minigame concept that debuted in Super Mario 3D Land, but the play style's conception involved a different, Toad-less kingdom of the Nintendo universe. According to a report from Game Informer, Treasure Tracker director Shinya Hiratak...

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Nintendo clarifies Hyrule Warriors Amiibo functionality

While it is true that all Amiibo figures are compatible with the Legend of Zelda-themed musou brawler known as Hyrule Warriors, certain Amiibos will have added functionality, according to Nintendo. As you'd expect, the Amiibos that add the most to Hyrule Warriors are the game's stars, Hylian her...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare sees off big names to retain UK No. 1

It's that time of year when big-name franchises chuck lengthily-titled entries onto shelves, and the games with the longest names prevail. This week, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kept top spot in the UK charts, holding off the likes of Assassin's Creed: Unity, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, L...

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Mighty No. 9 protagonist Beck gets a color change

Beck, the hero of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's upcoming Mighty No. 9, has taken a look in the mirror and deemed his duds too drab - or rather, developer Comcept has. In an update post on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page, game director Koji Imaeda explains that Beck's color scheme has gone from...

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Joystiq Streams: Mario Kart 8 Too Link, Too Furious

Since summer ended, the Hells Shells have been resting, lying in wait for the triumphant return of Blue Collar Racing. The last Joystiq Grand Prix was five months ago, but with hot, fresh DLC invading Mario Kart 8 it's time to hit the track once more! Get ready as the drunken posse of Mike Suszek (...

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When "It" Became "He": An Amiibo Tale

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this month come the Amiibo, Nintendo's little army of figurines that can transport characters like Link, Princess Peach and even the lithe WiiFit Trainer into your game. Having a tiny statue of Mario seems like a goofy way to introduce extra fighters to Smash Bros.,...

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Glitched Sonic Boom speedrun clocks in at under an hour

It took speedrunners less than 24 hours to crack open Sega's Wii U action game Sonic Boom and produce an hour-long playthrough thanks to a game-breaking glitch discovered yesterday. The current world record, achieved during Twitch streamer Parax0's fourth-ever playthrough of the game, clocks in at ...

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October NPD: NBA 2K15, Smash Bros. 3DS lead in weak month for software sales [Update]

NPD results for the month of October place the 2K Sports behemoth NBA 2K15 in the lead, collectively across five platforms, with Super Smash Bros. 3DS in second – despite its single-platform status. Mario & Friends are still big moneymakers. Last month's powerhouse, Destiny, fell to fi...

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