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Skylanders Was Almost a Nintendo Exclusive

According to Polygon‘s interview with the creators of the ingenious Skylanders Swap Force series Toys For Bob, Nintendo could have had Skylanders all to themselves, with the liberty to add their own characters such as Pokemon, Link, Samus, and Mario. Hit the jump  to learn more.

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Wii U and 3DS eShops Undergoing Extended Maintenance on March 13

The Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShops will be undergoing “extended maintenance” on March 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. PST, according to the company’s Network Information page. The aforementioned maintenance will also affect the Wii’s Shopping Channel and the DS’ Nintendo DSi Shop. While the maintenance is in progress, players can expect various parts… Read more »

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Media Create Sales: PS4 Takes the Spotlight in Japan

Video game sales have been dismal across the board in Japan since the new year kicked off, but now there’s a new console on the market. PlayStation 4 launched this week in Japan with over 300,000 sales in its first two days, easily securing the number one spot. Hit the jump for the breakdown.

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EU Court Judges That Jailbreaking Video Game Systems is Legal

Nintendo’s been a big opponent of mods and homebrew hardware for as long as they’ve been in business. While of course the company has a vested interest in preventing circumvention of their copy protection measures to avoid piracy, they’ve always taken the stance that any and all mods are (or should be) illegal. Turns out… Read more »

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Nintendo Substantially Lowers Wii U Sales Forecasts

Nintendo’s sales forecasts are out and things aren’t looking so hot. The company has modified sales predictions substantially, and not in a good way, as Wii U’s original projection of 9 million units sold this financial year has been cut to 2.8 million. To put things into perspective, Nintendo had originally forecast 2 million Wii… Read more »

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Final Two Skylanders: Swap Force Figures Released

Whether you consider it an elaborate ploy to drain your bank account or just a great piece of marketing by Activision, the final two figures – Rubble Rouser and Stink Bomb – needed to fully unlock all of Skylanders: Swap Force‘s content have officially been released. Hit the jump to view the game’s latest additions… Read more »

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Mario Kart 8 Chronological Trailer

If the official trailer for Mario Kart 8 didn’t give you the sense of satisfaction you’d been hoping for, check out this chronological trailer created by GameXplain. The trailer puts the various in-game scenes in chronological order, giving you a better idea of how the various tracks flow from start to finish.

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GenGAME Daily 002: Software Drives Hardware

Rule #1 of a successful console company: your business must be profitable. Simple, right? Rule #2 is similarly simple: your software must drive hardware sales. You can have the best, most powerful console with the best game library, but none of that inevitably matters if the software doesn’t drive people to actually pick up and… Read more »