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by Alice O'Connor,, Feb 2, 2014 7:00AM PST

Pinch, punch, first new releases of the month! (Check your retailer's returns policy.) We'll see the launch of Fable Anniversary, Bravely Default, Jazzpunk, The LEGO Movie Videogame, Outlast on PS4, Dustforce on PlayThings, and oodles more. Read more

The spirit of animated cartoons meant to entertain kids and sell them piles of toys lives on with Tenkai Knights and now it's getting the video game treatment with Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle, set to hit 3DS this summer. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia,, Jan 31, 2014 6:00AM PST

The Steel/Fighting-type Pokémon, Lucario, is bringing his unique aura back to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, making his triumphant return from 2006's Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Read more

You know what's better than a Zelda game? A free one. Read more

Though the 3DS is still doing swimmingly, the Wii U's struggles have Nintendo thinking about its future, and what part gaming will play in that. The company today announced plans for a new business branch focused on, in its own words, "improving people's quality of life in enjoyable ways," built on new hardware. Starting with health, down the trail blazed by Wii Fit, the QoL platform will head away from traditional games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jan 29, 2014 8:30AM PST

While Nintendo does have the best-selling console in the US with the 3DS, all's not well. The company today issued its financial results for the first nine months of this fiscal year, showing profits are down 30% from the same period last year. In an act of contrition, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is halving his pay for the next five months. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 29, 2014 6:40AM PST

Nintendo has issued a statement denying yesterday's reports that it will be releasing mini-game demos on mobile devices as promotional tools. It chalks up the Nikkei report to a misunderstanding of Iwata's statements. Read more

"The reasoning here is to give smartphone--only players a taste of the experience without making the actual game available on non-Nintendo devices and convert these users into Nintendo customers." Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 27, 2014 10:15AM PST

Retro City Rampage is coming to 3DS in February for $9.99, Vblank has announced. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 27, 2014 8:45AM PST

Smash Bros game director Masahiro Sakurai has detailed some of the changes coming to the edge-grabbing system in the next iteration. Read more

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