Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC Coming Nov. 7, Animal Crossing DLC in May

Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC

Nintendo is officially going crazy with Mario Kart 8, its best-selling game for Wii U. The console maker has followed-up its announcement of Mercedes-Benz DLC with news that Link from The Legend of Zelda will be appearing in Mario Kart 8 in the near future. The Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC will hit Nov. 7 this year. It marks the first time Link has been featured prominently in a Mario-themed game. Nintendo has historically avoided franchise cross-overs like this. In fact, the Mario Kart series in particular has … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Pinball Table to Release Aug. 26

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Zen Studios will release The Walking Dead pinball table on August 26. The table will be based on the game of the same name by Telltale Games and The Walking Dead franchise by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead pinball table will launch August 26 on a variety of platforms. And by "variety," we mean just about every console and handheld platform available. They include Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, iOS, Android and Amazon. Zen Studios, creator of the table, has collaborated … [Read more...]

New Nintendo Power-Ups Decals for Walls Include Mario

Nintendo Power-Ups Decals

The wall-decal company called Blik has just launched a new line of Nintendo Power-Ups decals to help big-time Super Mario Bros. fans live-out their dreams of living in a turtle- and pipe-filled world. Power-Ups are add-on decals that can be mixed and matched to create scenes from your favorite old-school Nintendo games. The 24 new Nintendo Power-Ups decals can be used on their own or paired with the existing Nintendo X Blik sets. Blik had previously launched a set of New Super Mario Bros. decals. These 24 new … [Read more...]

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC Hits Aug. 27

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Nintendo confirmed the release date for its Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC will be the same as the next game update: Aug. 27. The Mercedes DLC will add three new cars to the Mario Kart 8 lineup, all of which will be available for free. And frankly, it gives Wii U owners something to be really excited about. Mario Kart 8 is already owned by more than 50% of all Wii U owners, but this Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC will likely push that total much higher. It looks awesome, to be blunt. You can watch a video below of … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift Pre-Orders Releasing Early

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Activision has some sweet Skylanders Trap Team news from E3 today, with fans of the toys-to-life franchise having the chance to get early access to a new Skylanders Trap Team figure. The female Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift toy, will ship five months early for those who pre-order the toy ASAP. As of this writing, Amazon.com still had Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift pre-orders available, so get in there now. The Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift character is the latest toy be unveiled in the Trap Team lineup. Unlike the … [Read more...]

Activision E3 Booth Game Lineup Revealed

Skylanders Trap Team screenshot

Activision has traditionally been one of our first stops at E3, so hearing that the Activision E3 booth game lineup only includes three titles is surprising. According to an official announcement this morning, Activision will be showcasing Cal of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Skylanders Trap Team and Destiny. That's it. No Spidey. No new IP. Nothing we haven't already seen and/or heard about. But holy cow that's a nice triumvirate. The mega-publisher has scaled-back its game numbers in recent years, presumably to focus … [Read more...]

New Nintendo Wii U System Update Coming for E3

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The Xbox One and PS4 have received several system updates in recent months, but a new Nintendo Wii U system update doesn't come around nearly as often. Timing the latest update to hit just as E3 rolls around was a shrewd move too, considering the E3 2014 limelight will likely be focused on Microsoft and Sony all week. Nintendo's latest Nintendo Wii U system update includes a variety of changes that Wii U owners have been asking about, largely tied to the actual user experience. The most notable change in the June … [Read more...]

Watch Nintendo E3 2014 Events Live Online All Week

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Nintendo enters E3 2014 in a distant third place for next-gen console sales. Yet as Sony and Microsoft battle it out for momentum and buzz, Nintendo is pushing ahead to keep its current and would-be fans connected with all things Wii U and 3DS. One of the ways it's doing this is letting fans watch Nintendo E3 2014 events live online through E3 this week through several means. E3 officially starts Tuesday, June 10, although the E3 press conferences start Monday. Nintendo is once again skipping the big E3 media … [Read more...]

Falling Skies Game to Premiere This Fall on Consoles

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A new Falling Skies game is in development for Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Little Orbit. The digital-download Falling Skies game will translate the action of the popular TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies TV show into a tactical strategy RPG. Normally an action-oriented TV show wouldn't seem to lend itself to a tactical strategy RPG, but it just might work with the Falling Skies game. The reason for this is that Amblin Television's show is already focused on squad-based action. As such, the Falling Skies … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Pinball to Highlight Season One

Dying Light for Xbox One and PS4 (PlayStation 4)

Zombies and the undead are hot pop-culture commodities. Always one to merge hot properties with pinball, Zen Studios has announced a The Walking Dead pinball table based on The Walking Dead Season One. The Walking Dead pinball table has come through another collaboration with Telltale Games. Zen and Telltale have worked together on every detail of the Walking Dead table design, sharing ideas and finding ways to bring the story of The Walking Dead Season One to the world of pinball. The match of pinball and The … [Read more...]