Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Massive Server Outage (But the Twitter Hashtag is Pretty Golden) (UPDATED)

Update: The official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account confirmed that the Testfire has been extended for another hour:

【おしらせ】完成披露試写会は本日8:00で終了する予定でしたが、つながりにくい状況が続いていたため、実施を1時間延長し9:00までとさせていた きます。 ご迷惑をおかけして、申し訳ございません。 ...Read More

If You Collect amiibo and Live Near New York City, Nintendo World to Hold Midnight Launch of Wave 4 Figurines Next Week

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Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut Coming to Consoles Early this Summer

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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition Coming to Wii U on May 28th

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Nintendo to Discontinue Wii U Basic 8GB White Console in Japan, Adding New Premium White 32GB Console in June

After about 2.5 years on the market, Nintendo is set to refresh its Wii U stock slightly with recent reports indicating one of the console’s first iterations, the ...Read More

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Crashing onto PS Vita Next Week; Includes Cross-Buy Support, New Trophies, and More

After squirming his way into our hearts early last year, the normal human/cephalopod father figure of Octodad: Dadliest Catch is going portable with a new version of the ...Read More

LEGO Dimensions is 1.21 Gigawatts of Fun in New Trailer Starring Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd

After the previous LEGO games have taken us there and back again in locations from series such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and ...Read More

Second Batch of Guitar Hero Live Songs Revealed

Guitar Hero Live is coming this fall, and to tease us along the way the series’ official Facebook page has been having “Tracklist Tuesdays” the past two weeks ...Read More

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Will Not Be Attending E3 Again This Year; Will Focus on “Other Areas” of Company Business in Japan

Last year, a surprising turn of events led to Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata not attending last year’s E3 2014 due to health concerns, and with ...Read More

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X (Japanese Version) – The Greatest Battle For Humanity

Being a huge fan of Xenoblade Chornicles, I was pretty excited when this game was first announced back in 2013 during the year’s first Nintendo Direct. I knew ...Read More

Start Your Training Today; Locations and Qualifying Details Revealed for Nintendo World Championships 2015

After revealing its plans for E3 2015 last week, Nintendo provided a fun surprise right out of the gate by announcing the return of the Nintendo World ...Read More

Nintendo Bringing Rare amiibo Back to Stores in Limited Quantities Over Next Few Days

Ever since their debut in stores back in November, Nintendo’s line of amiibo figurines have been highly sought-after commodities to collectors, with some of the figurines’ rarity being incredibly frustrating to consumers. ...Read More

Splatoon Global Testfire Returns, Get Ready to Ink-Up on May 23rd

Last week Nintendo launch their first Splatoon Global Testfire, giving players access to the multiplayer beta for one ink-filled day. ...Read More

Get Inked Up in Splatoon’s New TV Commercial

Nintendo has started advertising their Wii U exclusive shooter Splatoon on TV in North America too. ...Read More

The Gates to LEGO Jurassic World Will Be Open on June 12; New Gameplay Trailer Released

With just about a month left until the release of the highly-anticipated Jurassic World coming to theaters and bringing fans back to the land before time, LEGO Jurassic ...Read More

Check Out Some Wii U Footage of 90’s Arcade Racer

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Console Owners: It’s 2015, Let’s Stop Fighting Digital

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Nintendo Reveals its E3 2015 Lineup and Plans with New Video; Digital Event, Treehouse Live Broadcasts, and More in the Works

While Nintendo’s plans have fluctuated in the last few years at E3 and moved away from large-scale press conferences to smaller demos and livestreams during the event, Nintendo ...Read More

Best Buy Holds Google Hangout Interview With Splatoon Developers

Best Buy is holding a Google Hangout discussion with the Nintendo dev team behind upcoming third-person shooter/platformer Splatoon. ...Read More

Badland: Game of the Year Edition Coming to Nearly Every Platform at the End of This Month

Badland, the hit mobile game from developer Frogmind, is finally making its transition to consoles at the end of this month in the form of Badland: Game of the Year Edition. ...Read More

Check Out Splatoon’s Global Testfire Demo from the Nintendo Treehouse

Did you miss Splatoon‘s Global Testfire events last weekend? Don’t fret! You can see plenty of mutiplayer game-play in the latest installment of the Nintendo Treehouse. ...Read More

Nintendo Kicks into High Gear; Full Plans for E3 2015 to Be Revealed Tomorrow

In the past few years, Nintendo’s plans for E3 have been fluctuating radically with the studio going from large-scale press conferences to instead shift their focus to smaller-scaled ...Read More

PS4 Dominates Ubisoft’s Sales in Fiscal Year 2014/15, Xbox One Follows

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First Batch of Tracks Revealed for Guitar Hero Live; Includes The Rolling Stones, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, and More

In the previous two generations, few games rocked as hard as Guitar Hero and while it’s been several years since players took up their plastic guitars and rocked ...Read More

LEGO Back to the Future Instruction Booklet Reveals Official LEGO Dimensions Sets

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Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U Outsells First Xenoblade Despite Enormous Difference in Installed Base

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Check Out Splatoon’s Single Player in the Latest Nintendo Minute

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Yoshi’s Woolly World Will Support The Wiimote, GamePad, Pro Controller and Classic Controller

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The Wii U Gets a Solid Boost on Japanese Sales Chart Thanks to Dragon Quest X and Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Nintendo’s Colorful Title Splatoon Offers “Color Lock” Feature for Color-Blind Players

Splatoon, Nintendo’s upcoming third-person shooter/platformer title, is a very colorful game in which ink colors plays a huge role in the gameplay. ...Read More