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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 Malcolm's now traditional end-of-year videos for a while now - thanks, Malcolm! - and as ever we've counted up the total amount of games featured; thi...

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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 officially discontinued the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Villager figures. In a statement provided to several sites including Wired, Kotaku and Destructoid,...

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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 switch between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World themes, in addition to old-school SMB1 and new-school NSMBU. Also, check out that flying spiny-sh...

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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 online-roaming racer takes to the grid in sixth place, cruising just behind the typical glob of big hitters. You can tell the silly season's beginn...

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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 chunk of gameplay during The Game Awards this weekend, showcasing a massive, open world as well as the new combat tricks such as slow-mo arrow firing afte...

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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 introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Judging by how many uploads of Street Fighter 5's announc...

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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 eligible for Nintendo's Deluxe Digital promotion, which awards 10 percent of all digital purchases back to the buyer in the form of eShop credit. Unf...

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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 to 8-bit classics shifted 180,000 units in its first month, surpassing the dev's expectations. Shovel Knight's now close to double that figure follow...

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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, Xbox One, PS3, Wii U and Vita early next year, and features twin-stick "arena shooter action." As for the Space Invaders-like Titan Attacks, Curve will...

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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 NES Remix on 3DS. For your own safety, I think it's high time you buckled up and got my game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. I'm behind the wheel and t...

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