News items tagged with nintendo

1-2-Switch Review

1-2-Switch Review

As one of the first-party launch games for the Nintendo Switch, 1-2-Switch has its high points but ultimately falls short of being anything but a mildly entertaining party game.

By Riley Little on 06 March 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild exceeds lofty expectations on the Nintendo Switch, cementing it as one of the best installments in the beloved series to-date.

By Riley Little on 04 March 2017
A Guide to the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories

A Guide to the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories

Now that the Nintendo Switch has officially launched to gamers worldwide, fans who managed to receive a Switch console on day one are...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 March 2017
The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

While most games inevitably lose players and die off, some rebound and recapture strong player bases and interest. Here’s Game Rant’s...

By Boston Blake on 25 February 2017
Fire Emblem Heroes Will Add New Stories Twice A Month

Fire Emblem Heroes Will Add New Stories Twice A Month

Nintendo details how often Fire Emblem Heroes players can expect new content to be added to the recently released smartphone app. Apparently it will be quite often. Last week, Fire Emblem H...

By Brad Jones on 07 February 2017
Hands-On: Nintendo Switch Is Some Intriguing Tech

Hands-On: Nintendo Switch Is Some Intriguing Tech

Cautious optimism takes center stage as one Game Rant editor goes hands-on with the brand new portable and home gaming console hybrid...

By Riley Little on 04 February 2017
Nintendo Switch Super Bowl 51 Ad Revealed

Nintendo Switch Super Bowl 51 Ad Revealed

Nintendo officially reveals an extended version of the televised advertisement it plans to air for the Switch during the big game at Super Bowl 51 this weekend. Nintendo kicked off last yea...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 February 2017
1-2-Switch Hands-On Preview

1-2-Switch Hands-On Preview

Game Rant goes hands-on with a few of the party minigames from 1-2-Switch, one of the upcoming launch titles for the Nintendo Switch...

By John Jacques on 01 February 2017
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Square Enix and Nintendo team up to release Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King outside of Japan, providing gamers with a wonderful JRPG to take with them on the go. As one of the mo...

By Riley Little on 31 January 2017
Nintendo Switch Launch Guide: What You Need to Know

Nintendo Switch Launch Guide: What You Need to Know

Updated 2/24/2017 Here is everything you need to know about the launch of Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch console, including its price, release date, launch lineup of games, and more. On January...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 January 2017
Nintendo Switch: 10 Games We Want to See Revealed

Nintendo Switch: 10 Games We Want to See Revealed

With the special January 12th Nintendo Switch event right around the corner, we name 10 games we would like to see Nintendo reveal, including Metroid and Super Mario. While the Nintendo Swi...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 January 2017
Super Mario Run Android Version Registration Launches

Super Mario Run Android Version Registration Launches

Nintendo announces that Android users can now register on the Google Play store to be notified when Super Mario Run is available to download, much like the game did for iOS users. As one of...

By Riley Little on 12 January 2017
Nintendo Switch Will Have a Pokemon Game

Nintendo Switch Will Have a Pokemon Game

A posting on GameStop teases that a new Pokemon game is in development for Nintendo Switch, possibly to be revealed during the console’s January 12th event. The big January 12th Nintendo Sw...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 January 2017
GR Pick: Mario Animation Made From Rubik's Cubes

GR Pick: Mario Animation Made From Rubik's Cubes

Several Nintendo fans create a Mario stop motion video starring the plumber himself, using a veritable pile of Rubik’s Cubes to create the frame-by-frame production. When Mario made his lan...

By John Jacques on 06 January 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Everything We Know So Far

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Everything We Know So Far

Updated 1/14/2017 Here’s everything we know so far about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the open world Zelda game for Wii U and Nintendo Switch set to release in 2017. The Legend of Zelda:...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 January 2017
10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

10 Games That Deserve Nintendo Switch Ports

Nintendo’s new console could offer new ways to experience the biggest video games in a brand new way and so Game Rant has put together a Nintendo Switch port wishlist.

By Jasmine Henry on 01 January 2017
Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2, Mass Effect Not On Switch

Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2, Mass Effect Not On Switch

Respected leaker and rumormonger Laura Dale is reporting that both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda will not be made available on the Nintendo Switch. Speculation regarding...

By Rory Young on 31 December 2016
8 Super Mario Run Alternatives for iOS and Android

8 Super Mario Run Alternatives for iOS and Android

As Nintendo’s new mobile game costs $10 to unlock completely and won’t launch on Android until 2017, Game Rant has put together a list of Super Mario Run alternatives. Nintendo’s mobile pla...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 December 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Santa Hat Pikachu

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Santa Hat Pikachu

For its holiday event, Niantic puts a Santa hat on Pikachu in Pokemon GO. Here’s where to find Santa Hat Pikachu in the game and the easiest way to catch it. After a successful Halloween ev...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 December 2016
Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Nintendo’s port of Super Mario Maker is a great distraction for those that missed out on the Wii U installment, but it is lacking when compared to the console iteration. Upon the announceme...

By Riley Little on 10 December 2016
Nintendo Reveals the Top Selling 3DS and Wii U Games

Nintendo Reveals the Top Selling 3DS and Wii U Games

Nintendo announces updated sales figures for Wii U and 3DS software, revealing the top 10 best selling games for each system, and proving Mario is still a money maker. In Nintendo’s latest...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 October 2016
Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

In Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company reveals that the Wii U continues to struggle in sales, but 3DS is enjoying a sales bump thanks to Pokemon GO. It’s no secret that...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 October 2016
Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, reacts to today’s official Nintendo Switch announcement, declaring to be ‘impressed’ by the reveal. As is to be expected following today...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 October 2016
Nintendo Switch's Success Falls To Price And Battery

Nintendo Switch's Success Falls To Price And Battery

While gamers take in the recent unveiling of Nintendo’s latest console, one editor believes the platform’s success will ultimately come down to its battery life and price point. Before gett...

By Riley Little on 21 October 2016
Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash is the best looking installment in the series, offering the most immersive world to-date. Still, its battle system suffers in a misguided bid to innovate. One of...

By Riley Little on 20 October 2016
Mario Kart & Splatoon to Get New Content on Switch?

Mario Kart & Splatoon to Get New Content on Switch?

With Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon apparently appearing in the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer, there’s evidence the Wii U games will have new content on the Switch. Nintendo fans had a lot to b...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 October 2016
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

The arrival of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits provides fans with a familiar experience that changes very, very little when compared to the first iteration of the series. Initially billed as t...

By Riley Little on 14 October 2016
New Mario Game Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

New Mario Game Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Switch reveal included several games likely targeting release on the new console, including a new Mario game that may feature an open world. Earlier today, Nintendo debuted the N...

By Anthony Taormina on 11 October 2016
A Pokemon and Fire Emblem Crossover Almost Happened

A Pokemon and Fire Emblem Crossover Almost Happened

In a new interview with the creative heads behind Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE it’s revealed that the team initially wanted to cross Fire Emblem over with the ever-popular Pokemon. Crossovers...

By Riley Little on 25 August 2016
Dragon Quest 11 Confirmed for Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest 11 Confirmed for Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii confirms in an interview that Dragon Quest 11: In Search of Departed Time is officially in development for Nintendo NX. Many newer gamers might not k...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 August 2016
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Review

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Review

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is just as wacky and enjoyable as any other past iteration of the series, but it fails to change things up in a meaningful way for longtime fans.

By Riley Little on 16 May 2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force Gets Release Date

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Gets Release Date

Nintendo reveals the release date for the controversial Metroid spinoff game Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which will be available this summer for 3DS.

By Dalton Cooper on 11 May 2016
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is a barebones installment of a beloved franchise on Wii U that leaves gamers with very little to do outside of a few traditional game modes.

By Riley Little on 21 May 2015
Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Trailer

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Trailer

In a trailer revealed at Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3 2015, the company shows off gameplay footage of their mascot serving aces in ‘Mario Tennis Ultra Smash’ for the Wii U.

By Kyle Sledge on 21 May 2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Gets a Release Date

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Gets a Release Date

Nintendo announces the release date for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, setting the game to arrive later this November – with brand new characters making their debut.

By Riley Little on 21 May 2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Reveal Trailer

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Reveal Trailer

Nintendo announces a crossover between its ‘Mario & Luigi’ and ‘Paper Mario’ RPG series in the form of ‘Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam’ for the Nintendo 3DS.

By Riley Little on 16 May 2015
Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Five writers give their take on Super Smash Bros. DLC, WWE 2K16’s lack of female wrestlers, Square Enix’s Western appeal, betas, and TellTale’s sporadic release schedule.

By Riley Little on 12 May 2015
Nintendo Talks New Nintendo Game Criticism

Nintendo Talks New Nintendo Game Criticism

Metroid fans hoping for the announcement of a proper sequel at E3 instead got the co-op 3DS title Federation Force. But Nintendo says skeptical fans should trust them.

By David Wharton on 11 May 2015
Reggie Responds To Metroid Prime Federation Force Negativity

Reggie Responds To Metroid Prime Federation Force Negativity

Nintendo knows that fans are unhappy about Metroid: Federation Force and asks the community to keep the faith and trust that the game will be something special.

By Derek Nichols on 11 May 2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Announced

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Announced

As one of the more popular franchises at Nintendo’s disposal, Animal Crossing has given itself a reputation for receiving an installment on every platform the company releases, and it has been that...

By Riley Little on 25 February 2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

Nintendo’s latest Wii U blockbuster, Xenoblade Chronicles X, is massive, beautiful, and well worth checking out for anyone that currently owns the console. After a massive petition kickstarted Xenobl...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

After years of speculation amongst fans, gamers have finally been given a more in-depth look at Project Dream – the game that lead to the creation of Banjo-Kazooie. Like any studio, the UK-based deve...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
How Nintendo Should Handle Smash Bros. on NX

How Nintendo Should Handle Smash Bros. on NX

In the wake of news pertaining to the final DLC for the ever-popular Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, one editor gives his take on the next core installment. As one of the biggest franchises at Ninte...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Original Pokemon Trading Cards Getting Re-Release

Original Pokemon Trading Cards Getting Re-Release

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announce plans to release reprints of the original Pokemon trading card set in Japan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series. As a franchise that rose to pr...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo Announces New Metroid Prime for 3DS

Nintendo Announces New Metroid Prime for 3DS

Amongst a raft of all-new titles revealed during E3’s special Nintendo Direct, we learned that Metroid Prime: Federation Force is in development for the Nintendo 3DS. As well as a set of co-op missi...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Masahiro Sakurai Compares Himself to George Lucas

Masahiro Sakurai Compares Himself to George Lucas

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai of Nintendo compares his experience with developing Super Smash Bros. to George Lucas creating the Star Wars prequel movies. Filmmaker George Lucas knows...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Gamer Keeps Super Nintendo On for 20 Years

Gamer Keeps Super Nintendo On for 20 Years

A gamer in Japan named Wanikun has left his Super Nintendo in a powered-on state for 20 years so that he wouldn’t lose his save data. Now that’s dedication. Back in the day, gamers didn’t have luxuri...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
How Iwata Helped Bring Pokemon to America

How Iwata Helped Bring Pokemon to America

Tsunekazu Ishihara reveals that former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata played a role in the localization of Pokemon Red and Blue for North American audiences. During his time with Nintendo, the late...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Smash Bros: Control 8 Characters With One Controller

Smash Bros: Control 8 Characters With One Controller

Reddit user Gluetendo discovers a way to control 8 Smash Bros. characters from one controller, allowing players to remove the CPU from their game entirely. Since the arrival of Super Smash Bros. for...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Blind Gamer Beats The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Blind Gamer Beats The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

A blind gamer completes the final boss fight in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time after five years of working through the game with just the help of his hearing. There’s no denying that, for the m...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Xenoblade Chronicles X Interview

Xenoblade Chronicles X Interview

We sat down to chat with Nintendo Treehouse’s Demetrius Boggs about Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Smash Bros., and Nintendo’s decision to localize this game. As many gamers are well aware, Nintendo’s...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Why I'm Excited for the Rise of VR

Why I'm Excited for the Rise of VR

2016 will see the release of VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, and one Game Rant writer predicts it will be the next evolution in gaming. In 2006, an innovative new idea in the...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Toys-to-Life Games Are More Than A Trend

Toys-to-Life Games Are More Than A Trend

After two years of shaking my head at the toys-to-life genre and calling it a fad, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Lego Dimensions have finally converted me to the dark side. From the 1989’s Nintendo Power G...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Oculus Creator Says Virtual Boy ‘Hurt’ VR Industry

Oculus Creator Says Virtual Boy ‘Hurt’ VR Industry

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey expresses his distaste with the legacy of Virtual Reality in gaming, stating that the Nintendo Virtual Boy ‘hurt’ the industry. With the emergence of Virtual Reality a...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
No, President Obama Doesn't Collect Amiibo

No, President Obama Doesn't Collect Amiibo

Gamers watching The YouTube Interview with President Obama briefly become excited upon noticing a familiar sight in the backdrop, but it’s not what it seems. President Obama sat down at an interview...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Pokemon

Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Pokemon

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Pokemon games. Here’s why I believe it’s going to be the best year ever to be a Pokemon fan. Pokemon is a franchise that refuses to quit...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Bravely Second: End Layer Release Date

Bravely Second: End Layer Release Date

Square Enix reveals when US gamers can finally expect to get their hands on the sequel to one of 2014’s sleeper hit titles, and it will be sooner rather than later. Bravely Second: End Layer will hav...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Nintendo's Amiibo Need Their Own Skylanders-Like Game

Nintendo's Amiibo Need Their Own Skylanders-Like Game

One editor gives his take on Nintendo’s amiibo figurines and how they are currently being under-utilized by the company, suggesting they find a better purpose. Let me preface this whole thing by sayi...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Dragon Ball: Project Fusion Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Ball: Project Fusion Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Fans of the Dragon Ball series are in for a good year, as a report from Japan surfaces that reveals Bandai Namco is working on the brand new Dragon Ball: Project Fusion RPG. The report first appeared...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX Might Work with PS4, Xbox One

Nintendo NX Might Work with PS4, Xbox One

A tipsters reports that the mysterious Nintendo NX may be capable of working in conjunction with smart phones and rival consoles, and an online survey reveals the system will run at a paltry 900p. Wh...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gameplay Change

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gameplay Change

The most recent issue of Famitsu reveals that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will feature a gameplay change besides the added amiibo support. While fans wait patiently for the new Legend o...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo Will Release NX Portable Version in 2016

Nintendo Will Release NX Portable Version in 2016

The latest Nintendo NX reports suggest that an affordable handheld component is set to launch in November 2016 and the home console will follow in 2017. Nintendo may not be ready to reveal any detail...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Japan Getting Awesome Pokemon-Themed 2DS Consoles

Japan Getting Awesome Pokemon-Themed 2DS Consoles

Nintendo reveals plans to release 2DS consoles in four different colors that come bundled with the upcoming re-releases of Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. If there’s one series that gamers almo...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
New Legend of Zelda Figure is a Collector's Dream

New Legend of Zelda Figure is a Collector's Dream

Max Factory produces a new Figma figure based off Link’s appearance in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, complete with a full arsenal from the game. Between collector’s editions and special...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Three New Pokemon Join Pokken Tournament Roster

Three New Pokemon Join Pokken Tournament Roster

With anticipation building for the reveal of a new playable character in Pokken Tournament, Japanese gaming mag CoroCoro reveals three more Pokemon set to join the fray. Nintendo has wasted little ti...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon Anniversary 3DS Bundle Available for Pre-Order

Pokemon Anniversary 3DS Bundle Available for Pre-Order

The Pokemon New Nintendo 3DS Bundle, which is designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon Red and Blue, is now available for pre-order online. Western Pokemon fans looked on with envy when...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Watch Legend of Zelda Played With an Ocarina

Watch Legend of Zelda Played With an Ocarina

2016 keeps the ridiculous feats of video gaming prowess coming as one Legend of Zelda fan decides to give ocarinas a chance outside of the world of Hyrule. It’s already been an incredible year for me...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Rumor: New Paper Mario Set to be Announced For Wii U

Rumor: New Paper Mario Set to be Announced For Wii U

Word from several reliable sources within the gaming industry is that Nintendo is currently localizing and testing a brand new Paper Mario game for its Wii U console. As rumors pertaining to Nintendo...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
More Games Should Have Split-Screen

More Games Should Have Split-Screen

With ARK: Survival Evolved bringing split-screen gameplay to the Xbox One, one writer discusses whether it’s time for split-screen multiplayer to make a return. The premise of ARK: Survival Evolved f...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Nintendo Releasing a Mythical Pokemon Every Month

Nintendo Releasing a Mythical Pokemon Every Month

Nintendo announces plans to celebrate the 20th Pokemon anniversary by releasing monthly downloadable mythical Pokemon, starting this February with Mew. Nintendo has allowed gamers to download and unl...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Kid Adorably Apologizes to Nintendo for Breaking His 3DS

Kid Adorably Apologizes to Nintendo for Breaking His 3DS

An eight year old boy in Japan writes Nintendo a handwritten apology letter after accidentally breaking his Nintendo 3DS by leaving it in a bag with a leaky thermos. While some kids are out there spe...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
New Pokemon Joining Pokken Tournament Roster Next Week

New Pokemon Joining Pokken Tournament Roster Next Week

Nintendo teases the addition of a brand new fighter for its upcoming Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, by confirming that the new character will be revealed next week. With the 20th anniversa...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link Amiibo Dungeon

Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link Amiibo Dungeon

Leaked information from Amazon France reveals the functionality of amiibo in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, with the Wolf Link amiibo unlocking a new dungeon. When Nintendo confirmed the...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine Remake

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine Remake

Popular creator and YouTuber CryZENx recreates the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4. About four months ago, a dedicated fan of The Le...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

One dedicated gamer rebuilds the iconic castle from Super Mario 64 in Halo 5: Guardians‘ Forge mode, making it possible for players to wage war on it in multiplayer. Fans are generally a good thing t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Super Mario Sunshine Recreated in Unreal Engine

Super Mario Sunshine Recreated in Unreal Engine

A truly dedicated fan of Nintendo’s Super Mario Sunshine recreates one of the maps from the popular GameCube platform video game using Unreal Engine 4. After hearing about an influx of requests for t...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
GoldenEye 007 Level Recreated in Unreal Engine

GoldenEye 007 Level Recreated in Unreal Engine

One fan of GoldenEye 007 gloriously recreates the classic first-person shooter’s level “Facility” using the Unreal Engine 4 game development software. Many gamers who grew up playing the Nintendo 64...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
The Final Splatoon DLC Weapon Is Available Today

The Final Splatoon DLC Weapon Is Available Today

Nintendo announces that a new weapon called the Custom Hydra Splatling is arriving for Splatoon later today and is also the last gun the company is adding to the game. Nintendo has a history of surpr...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Birdo and Excitebike Join Super Mario Maker This Week

Birdo and Excitebike Join Super Mario Maker This Week

Nintendo releases a pair of new trailers for Super Mario Maker, giving fans a look at the Birdo and Excitebike costumes in action before they become available later this week. Nintendo has released a...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Kendrick Lamar Mario Kart Mashup

Kendrick Lamar Mario Kart Mashup

An enterprising mash-up musician combines Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” with Mario Kart music to create the toe tapping track “Kendrick Lamariokart.” Video games and rap have a long and s...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Save $25 On New Nintendo 3DS XL Hardware at Gamestop

Save $25 On New Nintendo 3DS XL Hardware at Gamestop

Gamestop offers a $25 discount off the normal price of New Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds, including the Gamestop-exclusive Zelda Hyrule Triforce New 3DS. The holiday season often brings gifts of new game...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Nintendo President Lays Out 2016 Plans

Nintendo President Lays Out 2016 Plans

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima reveals Nintendo’s plans for 2016, which include the reveal of the Nintendo NX, anime TV shows, and mobile gaming apps. Ever since Satoru Iwata’s untimely passing...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon Red, Blue Re-Releases Won't Have Restore Points

Pokemon Red, Blue Re-Releases Won't Have Restore Points

The manual for Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow reveals that restore points and 3DS save backups won’t work on the titles, as well as detailing the trading connection system. Since its inception, the Po...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Review

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Review

There’s little doubt that Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest delivers on every front that it promised fans, serving up an interesting narrative and tough-as-nails gameplay. Being bad has never felt so good,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Super Mario Kart With 101 Players is a Nostalgia Trip

Super Mario Kart With 101 Players is a Nostalgia Trip

A new video from YouTuber Hat-Loving Gamer showcases the insanity that would be Super Mario Kart with 101 simultaneous players, featuring beloved mascots from throughout gaming. As the first game to...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fire Emblem Fates Axes Controversial Scene in the West

Fire Emblem Fates Axes Controversial Scene in the West

Nintendo announces that a certain scene is being censored for the upcoming release of Fire Emblem Fates, finding it inappropriate for western audiences. In the latest attempt to convert a game in ord...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Detective Pikachu Trailer

Detective Pikachu Trailer

Nintendo reveals Detective Pikachu, an oddball 3DS Pokemon spin-off that puts gamers in the shoes of a talking, coffee drinking, mystery solving Pikachu. Originally hitting Japanese shelves in 1998,...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Star Wars Meets Mario Kart in Amazing Mashup Video

Star Wars Meets Mario Kart in Amazing Mashup Video

A talented YouTuber known as Dark Pixel puts together a video of what a mashup between Mario Kart and Star Wars would look like. As it turns out, it’s pretty damn cool. Some of the wildest gaming-rel...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo Details Miitomo Gameplay, Microtransactions

Nintendo Details Miitomo Gameplay, Microtransactions

Nintendo reveals more details about its first smartphone game Miitomo, including the free to play app’s gameplay, social interactions, and microtransactions. Last year, Nintendo made the surprising a...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Amiibo Are Killing My Enthusiasm for Nintendo

Amiibo Are Killing My Enthusiasm for Nintendo

Amiibo are the NFC figures that Nintendo has made a fortune on since their release in 2014. However, one writer thinks amiibo are negatively impacting the Big N’s games. My all-time favorite Zelda ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow 3DS Trailer

Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow 3DS Trailer

In preparation for Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow arriving on the Nintendo 3DS later this month, a new trailer surfaces that’s sure to bring back fond memories for fans. This year marks the 20th anniv...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Top Selling Amiibo Around the World in 2015 Revealed

Top Selling Amiibo Around the World in 2015 Revealed

Nintendo releases statistics detailing the best-selling amiibo throughout the world, allowing people to see which of the figures are the most popular. The introduction of amiibo by Nintendo in 2014 w...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament Lands Release Date

Pokken Tournament Lands Release Date

Nintendo allows gamers to catch a glimpse at the release date for the much anticipated Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, which is set to hit Wii U in March. Nintendo hasn’t exactly become the...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon Soundtrack Gets Limited Vinyl Release

Pokemon Soundtrack Gets Limited Vinyl Release

Pokemon fans can now purchase a very special vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Red and Blue — but, with only 500 copies made, time is of the essence. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of t...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Five writers give their take on Destiny’s multiplayer requirements, Metal Gear’s insurance, cookie-cutter shooters, Nintendo’s next console, and microtransactions. Welcome to the Game Ranter Banter,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX Predictions

Nintendo NX Predictions

Nintendo isn’t ready to reveal any secrets about the NX just yet, but that won’t stop us from predicting the console’s features, launch lineup, and gimmicks. Although many months have passed since Ni...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Wii U Sales Have Passed 12 Million Units Worldwide

Wii U Sales Have Passed 12 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo reveals its Q3 financials, announcing the sales numbers for the Wii U, 3DS, amiibo figures, as well as games such as Super Mario Maker and Splatoon. In the past, Nintendo has struggled to ma...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo: Smartphone Plans and Virtual Reality Update

Nintendo: Smartphone Plans and Virtual Reality Update

During Nintendo’s latest earnings briefing, the company discusses the central figure of its next smartphone game and its plans on using virtual reality. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima – the company’s...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Super Mario Maker Getting Original Starter Pokemon

Super Mario Maker Getting Original Starter Pokemon

Nintendo releases a brand new trailer revealing that the ever-popular Pokemon trio of Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur will be arriving as costumes in Super Mario Maker. As many Pokemon aficionado...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Luigi Does Nothing, Beats Every Smash Bros. DLC Fighter

Luigi Does Nothing, Beats Every Smash Bros. DLC Fighter

A new video has surfaced that features Luigi beating every single one of the downloadable fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by doing absolutely nothing. Despite being helmed as the overshadowed...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo Account Registration Goes Live

Nintendo Account Registration Goes Live

Account registration is now open for the Nintendo Account system, the digital service which is likely tied to Nintendo’s upcoming NX and mobile platforms. If somewhere in Nintendo’s main office there...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Analyst Predicts NX News for March

Analyst Predicts NX News for March

Analysts in Japan suggest that more information on Nintendo’s NX console will hit as early as March, ahead of a full scale launch by October or November of this year. It’s been almost a year since Ni...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Majora's Mask Played Blindfolded for Charity Speedrun

Majora's Mask Played Blindfolded for Charity Speedrun

Four blindfolded video game speedrunners take on the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in order to raise money for cancer prevention. During this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Pokemon Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with New 3DS

Pokemon Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with New 3DS

Nintendo announces a special edition 20th Pokemon 3DS that pays homage to the first games in the franchise, Pokemon Red and Blue, for the series’ 20th anniversary. When Pokemon was first unveiled to...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Nintendo Adds Pigeon Costume To Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Adds Pigeon Costume To Super Mario Maker

Nintendo continues to release free mystery mushroom costumes for Super Mario Maker as the latest event course lets players unlock a new one for Yamamura the Pigeon. One of the more interesting featur...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumors suggest Nintendo plans to release the English language version of Mother 3 on the Wii U’s Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary. When quirky little SNES RPG Earthbound...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Rumor: New Smash Bros. Set To Launch With Nintendo NX

Rumor: New Smash Bros. Set To Launch With Nintendo NX

A consultant for Katan Games Ltd. reports that Bandai Namco is allegedly hard at work on a new Super Smash Bros. title for Nintendo’s mysterious NX console. As one of the largest properties at Ninten...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fans Start Petition to Have Danny DeVito Voice Detective Pikachu

Fans Start Petition to Have Danny DeVito Voice Detective Pikachu

Gamers start a grassroots effort via an online petition to have Nintendo hire actor Danny DeVito as the voice of Pikachu in the recently revealed Detective Pikachu game. When word got out that Ninten...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fire Emblem Fates Drops Japanese Voice Option

Fire Emblem Fates Drops Japanese Voice Option

Another feature removed from the Western version of Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo have confirmed that the title will not contain the original Japanese audio. In a controversial move, Nintendo have reve...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

The Pokemon Company releases a brand new trailer in preparation for the release of Pokken Tournament, showing off some of the playable Pokemon in the process. 2016 is looking to be an exciting year f...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Nintendo issues a statement in Japan confirming that there currently aren’t any plans to release downloadable content for its upcoming Pokemon fighter, Pokken Tournament. As one of the more anticipat...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Super Smash Bros. Bayonetta and Corrin DLC Release Date

Super Smash Bros. Bayonetta and Corrin DLC Release Date

Nintendo announces the official release date of Bayonetta, Corrin, and the sixth wave of Mii Fighter costumes coming to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo has officially announced the rele...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Nintendo Reveals A Brand New Pokemon Called Magiana

Nintendo Reveals A Brand New Pokemon Called Magiana

Nintendo announces a brand new Pokemon named Magiana through Japanese gaming magazine CoroCoro, where it’s revealed that the creature is a man-made monster. As a Pokemon Master, the challenge of catc...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokkén Tournament Supports Every Amiibo

Pokkén Tournament Supports Every Amiibo

The Pokémon Company’s and Bandai Namco’s forthcoming fighting game, Pokkén Tournament, provides support for every amiibo that’s currently on the market. According to a listing on Nintendo’s official...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Pokemon Yellow Version Review

Pokemon Yellow Version Review

One editor dusts off his Game Boy to play through and review Pokemon Yellow. Does the game still hold up after all of this time or is it better left nostalgically in the past? Nostalgia is a rather f...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

Nintendo’s latest high-definition port is arriving in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but is it worth checking out or better left on its original consoles? There’s no question...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Why Nintendo NX Could Have Strong Launch Lineup

Why Nintendo NX Could Have Strong Launch Lineup

Find out why one writer thinks the timing is right – especially in light of recent rumors – for the Nintendo NX console to have one of the strongest launches ever. Right now, interest in Nintendo’s c...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo says the company tried to create an Arwing amiibo that would have launched with Star Fox Zero, but despite numerous tries they weren’t able to complete it. The original concept for an Arwing...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
I'm in My Mid-Twenties And I Still Play Pokemon

I'm in My Mid-Twenties And I Still Play Pokemon

One editor talks about why he still finds Pokemon a great series as he’s grown into his mid-twenties, and why it’s okay to still play the franchise after all these years. It’s almost hard to imagine...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament Review

Pokken Tournament Review

Pokken Tournament is the first Pokemon-focused fighting game ever released, but the final product feels more like a barebones offering rather than a fleshed out product. Gamers have wanted a d...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
5 Pokemon That Should Be Added to Pokken Tournament

5 Pokemon That Should Be Added to Pokken Tournament

Now that Pokken Tournament is available to the masses, we take a look at five Pokemon we’d like to see join the game’s roster as downloadable fighters. As one of the most anticipated games arriving o...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Hyrule Warriors Legends Review

Hyrule Warriors Legends Review

Hyrule Warriors Legends is a worthy port of the original The Legend of Zelda spin-off, allowing fans to take the game with them on the go – with a few noteworthy additions. Nintendo has, in recent y...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon Sun & Moon: Rowlet is the Greatest Pokemon Ever

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Rowlet is the Greatest Pokemon Ever

With the starter monsters for Pokemon Sun and Moon now made official, one editor claims that the Grass/Flying-type Rowlet is the greatest Pokemon ever. If you’ve clicked this to tell me about Chariza...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Brand New Pokemon From Sun and Moon Leaked

Brand New Pokemon From Sun and Moon Leaked

Japanese gaming publication CoroCoro releases a trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon featuring a little bit of new footage, and it contains a brand new never before seen monster. At this point, it’s no s...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Disney Art Academy Review

Disney Art Academy Review

The latest Art Academy title arrives, throwing in the ability to draw iconic Disney characters. It’s a solid and soothing way to kill time, but is a little basic in its delivery. I’ll open this revie...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX is Not A Successor to the Wii U or 3DS

Nintendo NX is Not A Successor to the Wii U or 3DS

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima reiterates previous claims that the Nintendo NX console is not meant to be a successor to the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS. Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimish...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Gamers that upload videos of Minecraft: Wii U Edition on YouTube that feature the recent Super Mario-themed DLC are having their videos removed due to copyright claims. Nintendo fans had to wait a lo...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Loot Crate April 2016 'Quest' Review

Loot Crate April 2016 'Quest' Review

Loot Crate is back again with its April 2016 installment of the popular subscription service. How did they do this time, and what’s it got to do with video games? By now, it would be more difficult t...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Rumor: Nintendo Developing New Handheld, Codenamed MH

Rumor: Nintendo Developing New Handheld, Codenamed MH

A financial report from Yahoo Japan indicates that Nintendo has an unannounced new handheld in development that is currently known by the codename MH. With Nintendo ramping up its mobile game develop...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon Sun & Moon Makes Me Want to Play Pokemon Again

Pokemon Sun & Moon Makes Me Want to Play Pokemon Again

Pokemon has some very dedicated fans. One writer who bailed on the series years ago, however, is coming back for Pokemon Sun and Moon specifically, and shares his reasoning. I can remember exactly w...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Tetris: A Recap of the World’s Biggest Puzzle Game

Tetris: A Recap of the World’s Biggest Puzzle Game

With a Tetris movie confirmed to be in the works, Game Rant takes a look at the history of the iconic puzzle game, and the incredible story of its development. Although the end product is not always...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX is about Content Not Teraflops

Nintendo NX is about Content Not Teraflops

Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime states that the upcoming Nintendo NX console is not solely about power, announcing the platform is about ‘content’ not ‘teraflops’. Although this year’s E3 p...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

Game Rant goes hands-on with two demos for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, experiencing an early portion of the final game and a staggering free roam section. Sitting down to play the new Le...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Zelda Creator: Main Series Will Not Feature Female Link

Zelda Creator: Main Series Will Not Feature Female Link

Game Rant asks Shigeru Miyamoto about the lack of a female Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, learning that main games will always feature the male protagonist. There’s been no hiding t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Secret Messages

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Secret Messages

Dedicated Zelda fans translate the written, possibly Hylian, language found throughout the E3 2016 gameplay footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After skipping last year’s E3, The Lege...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Rumor: PS4.5 and NX To Be Shown at Tokyo Game Show

Rumor: PS4.5 and NX To Be Shown at Tokyo Game Show

Online publication VR World claims that both the PlayStation 4.5 and the Nintendo NX will be properly unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in September. With rumors swirling about the Nintendo NX...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto sheds some light on just how big the development team is on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and who else is involved. Nintendo turned a lot of heads when the...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
GR Pick: Is This Ash from Pokemon?

GR Pick: Is This Ash from Pokemon?

A safety announcement video from Taipei Metro subway in Taiwan appears to use the likeness of Ash from Pokemon, as well as characters from other video games. With the gaming industry seemingly growin...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

Pokemon fans can keep themselves entertained until the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon with these three classic titles coming soon to the Wii U Virtual Console. If you’re like us and can’t stand the...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Voice Acting

Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Voice Acting

Producer Eiji Aonuma explains why the choice to add voice acting to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was made, also commenting on the game’s inclusion of sci-fi. Voice acting in the Zelda fran...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

We sat down to chat with Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto about the possibility of seeing the iconic green tunic return in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As one of the most iconic gaming char...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Opinion: Nintendo Is On The Verge Of A Renaissance

Opinion: Nintendo Is On The Verge Of A Renaissance

Following Nintendo’s well-received E3 demo of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one writer looks at how E3 2016 could mark the start of a resurgence for the big N. In the last four or so gener...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like an entirely different game from its predecessors. One writer suggests it should be treated as such. While it seems like an absurd, high-risk appr...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Red Dead, GTA Publisher Take-Two is Interested in Nintendo NX

Red Dead, GTA Publisher Take-Two is Interested in Nintendo NX

In a new interview, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick talks about the company’s interest in Nintendo’s NX console, eSports, and the potential impact of VR. As E3 winds down for another year, t...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Pokemon Go Release Date May Be Soon

Pokemon Go Release Date May Be Soon

Just how long do gamers have to wait until Pokemon GO becomes a worldwide phenomenon? A message from the game’s beta suggests Pokemon GO will release sooner rather than later. The announcement of Pok...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
The 5 Best Legend of Zelda Games

The 5 Best Legend of Zelda Games

After an impressive E3 showing of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, we take a look at five of the best Zelda games that have come out since the franchise began 30 years ago. This year’s E3 e...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Multiplayer Zelda Game Could Be Next for Series

Multiplayer Zelda Game Could Be Next for Series

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma reveals that a multiplayer Zelda title could be in on the cards after Breath of the Wild ships in 2017. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was on...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Sign Up for the Pokemon Go Field Test Right Here

Sign Up for the Pokemon Go Field Test Right Here

Fans of The Pokemon Company’s and Niantic Lab’s forthcoming augmented reality game Pokemon GO can now sign up for its field test in the United States. After assuring fans about a month ago that it...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO is Available Now in the UK

Pokemon GO is Available Now in the UK

Pokemon GO releases in another major international market, this time bringing the phenomenon of real-life Pokemon training to the shores of the United Kingdom. Countless prospective Pokemon traine...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Zelda Director: Wii U GamePad 'Disrupts Gameplay'

Zelda Director: Wii U GamePad 'Disrupts Gameplay'

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Eiji Aonuma admits that the Wii U’s signature GamePad can actually disrupt the gameplay experience of users. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of th...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Breaks the Often-Solitary Nature of Gaming

Pokemon GO Breaks the Often-Solitary Nature of Gaming

Pokemon GO allows players a way to live out an augmented reality version of the Pokemon world, but it’s also bringing gamers together like never before. Pokemon GO has taken the gaming world by st...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO 1.0.1 Update Goes Live

Pokemon GO 1.0.1 Update Goes Live

Niantic delivers the first incremental update to Pokemon GO, making some small but valuable changes to the login process and tackling a nagging security issue. It’s only been one week since Pokemon...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Player Quits Job to Play the Game Full-Time

Pokemon GO Player Quits Job to Play the Game Full-Time

One Pokemon GO player recreates the classic in-game Pokemon trainer experience, quitting his job to travel the country and capture every Pokemon in the game. Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Control Eevee's Evolution

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Control Eevee's Evolution

After a series of failed theories, it seems like Pokemon GO players have finally figured out how to control Eevee’s evolution into Flareon, Jolteon, or Vaporeon. The Pokemon GO craze is still in fu...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Panel Upgraded at San Diego Comic-Con

Pokemon GO Panel Upgraded at San Diego Comic-Con

Due to the game’s massive popularity, Pokemon GO‘s panel at San Diego Comic Con next week is being upgraded to Hall H, which will allow for 6,500 attendees. Ever since Pokemon GO was first announce...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Vaporeon Appearance Causes Stampede

Pokemon GO: Vaporeon Appearance Causes Stampede

Pokemon GO players flock in great numbers to New York City’s Central Park after the rare and illusive Water-type Eevee evolution, Vaporeon, appears in the area. There’s no denying just how impactf...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA fighter Michael Page just took the Pokemon GO craze to new heights as after knocking out Evangelista Santos, he pulls out a Pokeball and rolls it towards his downed opponent. From Pokemon GO gy...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Player Arrested Visiting Police Station

Pokemon GO Player Arrested Visiting Police Station

A Pokemon GO player unknowingly walks into a police station in search of a Pokemon gym, only to to be quickly arrested due to an outstanding warrant. Between weary players hiring drivers in order t...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Pokemon GO players all over the world have had many crazy stories to share since the game’s launch, and we have collected the craziest Pokemon GO stories so far. Mobile gaming sensation Pokemon GO...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Will Pokemon GO Offer VR Support in the Future?

Will Pokemon GO Offer VR Support in the Future?

The recent Pokemon GO update reveals that Niantic is incorporating virtual reality elements into the game, leading some to speculate that VR support is coming soon. Even those living under a rock m...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Players Shot At After Trespassing

Pokemon GO Players Shot At After Trespassing

A Florida man has fired warning shots at two teenagers who were attempting to catch monsters in Pokemon GO near his property in the middle of the night. Since its release earlier this month, Pokemo...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Police Using Pokemon GO To Lure Fugitives

Police Using Pokemon GO To Lure Fugitives

The police department of Manchester, New Hampshire, is attempting to capture fugitives through tempting suspects with the prospect of rare Pokemon GO monsters. Pokemon GO has managed to grab the at...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Justin Bieber Joins Rare Pokemon GO Hunt

Justin Bieber Joins Rare Pokemon GO Hunt

A mass of Pokemon GO gamers out to catch a Gyarados were so focused on the application that they didn’t notice when Justin Bieber joined in on the hunt. Now that Pokemon GO has released in Canada,...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
GR Pick: The Simpsons Play Pokemon GO

GR Pick: The Simpsons Play Pokemon GO

Fox releases a new video showing The Simpsons hopping onto the Pokemon GO craze. Between playing the app and being a responsible parent, Homer’s choice is obvious. The world seems to have ignited i...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Finally Arrives in Canada

Pokemon GO Finally Arrives in Canada

Nintendo and Niantic have officially launched the incredibly popular Pokemon GO game for iOS and Android smartphones in the one and only Great White North. Since Pokemon GO has been making headline...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Tracker Glitch is Making it Hard to Find Pokemon

Pokemon GO Tracker Glitch is Making it Hard to Find Pokemon

Pokemon GO players report a new bug with the massively popular mobile game that makes it almost impossible to capture desired Pokemon using the tracker. By now it’s pretty clear that Pokémon GO is...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: 5 Ways to Make It Even Better

Pokemon GO: 5 Ways to Make It Even Better

Pokemon GO has quickly become a mobile gaming phenomenon, but there’s still room for improvement. Here are five ways Niantic can make Pokemon GO even better. Many people thought Pokemon GO was goi...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Taking PokeStop and Gym Requests

Pokemon GO Taking PokeStop and Gym Requests

Pokemon GO developer Niantic begins taking new requests for PokeStops and Gyms for the mobile title, allowing players to try and open up more vital locations in their area. Those playing Pokemon G...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Contest Offers $5,000 for Rare Pokemon

Pokemon GO Contest Offers $5,000 for Rare Pokemon

Ripley’s Believe it or Not announces a contest in which Pokemon GO players can compete to win $100 daily prizes and a $5000 grand prize for their Pokemon captures. Filling out the Pokedex in any P...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Used by Animal Shelter to Find Dog Walkers

Pokemon GO Used by Animal Shelter to Find Dog Walkers

Pokemon GO continues to be a force for good, as Muncie Animal Shelter encourages gamers to take a dog with them as they head out on their Pokemon adventures. Niantic Inc.’s latest Pokemon-themed a...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO US Field Tests Start Today

Pokemon GO US Field Tests Start Today

Developer Niantic Labs officially announces that field tests for its augmented reality game for mobile devices, Pokemon GO, begin today in the United States. According to a post on Niantic Labs’ Fa...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Ubisoft Believes Nintendo NX Will Bring Back Wii Fans

Ubisoft Believes Nintendo NX Will Bring Back Wii Fans

Ubisoft executive Alain Corre talks up the prospects of the Nintendo NX, stating that he expects the console to ‘recapture’ the lost Wii user base when it sees release. Although the Wii U is contin...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Mini NES Not Getting Any More New Games

Mini NES Not Getting Any More New Games

In a recent interview, a Nintendo spokesperson confirms that the recently revealed Mini NES console cannot connect to the internet and will not be seeing additional games add over time. Following t...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda Trading Cards Listed Online

Legend of Zelda Trading Cards Listed Online

A new Legend of Zelda trading card set appears online for pre-order, with a variety of additional collectible goodies included in the larger of the two packs. Nintendo has been hard at work for the...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon Fans in Hong Kong Protest Pikachu's Name Change

Pokemon Fans in Hong Kong Protest Pikachu's Name Change

Diehard Pokemon fans protest in front of the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong in a bid to stop Nintendo from changing the name of the most iconic Pocket Monster of all time, Pikachu. Part of what ma...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo Reveals NES Classic Edition Console

Nintendo Reveals NES Classic Edition Console

Nintendo announces plans to release a revamped version of its classic NES console for release later this year, featuring 30 classic games from the original system pre-downloaded. Regardless of whet...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Does Eevee Need Nerfing?

Pokemon GO: Does Eevee Need Nerfing?

Eevee holds a lot of potential in Pokemon GO, to the point where fans are taking to the internet to complain about the evolution Pokemon being too over-powered. Pokemon GO has been out for a while...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Released in Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Pokemon GO Released in Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Niantic releases the smash hit mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO in more regions, with players in Italy, Spain, and Portugal now able to join in on the fun. Pokemon GO is probably the most popula...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo is Going to Make Movies

Nintendo is Going to Make Movies

In an interview with Asahi Shinbun, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima indicates that the company will develop and release its first film within the next 2-3 years. Ever since Nintendo president...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: What Can Hatch From Each Type of Egg

Pokemon GO: What Can Hatch From Each Type of Egg

Eggs are a sure-fire way of catching Pokemon in Pokemon GO — here’s a guide on what to expect from the three types of egg that are currently available in the game. Trainers who have found themselve...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
GameStop: Nintendo NX Will Have Physical Media

GameStop: Nintendo NX Will Have Physical Media

Despite rumors suggesting that the Nintendo NX will be digital-only, GameStop CEO Paul Raines now confirms that the platform will have “physical media.” Although Nintendo has thus far kept informat...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
On-Ice Mario Kart Makes Hockey Even More Awesome

On-Ice Mario Kart Makes Hockey Even More Awesome

During the recent Tampa Bay Lightning game, unknown fans were seemingly afforded the opportunity to play Mario Kart utilizing the ice surface as a projection screen. Sports and video games seem to...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
10 Super Nintendo Games Everyone Should Play

10 Super Nintendo Games Everyone Should Play

The Super Nintendo is one of the most popular video game systems of all time. Find out which 10 SNES games are ones everyone needs to play on the celebrated system. It’s been nearly 25 years since...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Purchases Are 50% of Daily Mobile Purchases

Pokemon GO Purchases Are 50% of Daily Mobile Purchases

Pokemon GO isn’t hindered by its Free-to-Play price tag when it comes to making money – with the app’s microtransactions proving to be incredibly popular. If you’ve been paying attention over the...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda Team Discussed Spin-Off Starring Sheik

Legend of Zelda Team Discussed Spin-Off Starring Sheik

Game Rant interviews legendary game creator Shigeru Miyamoto, learning that the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has talked about a spin-off starring Sheik. While many were skept...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Movie Studios Compete for Pokemon Rights

Movie Studios Compete for Pokemon Rights

Pokemon Go is turning into a bona fide phenomenon — and as a result, major movie studios have renewed the battle over the rights to a cinematic adaptation. Over the past few days, Pokemon Go has d...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot delivers a speech during an earnings call that suggests the company believes the gaming industry is in for a drastic change soon. Despite the rapid pace at which technolo...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
More Pokemon Sun & Moon Details Coming Next Month

More Pokemon Sun & Moon Details Coming Next Month

The Pokemon Company officially announces the intention to reveal more information for its forthcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, Pokemon Sun and Moon, next month. According to a tweet from The Pokemon Co...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco confirm that the Japanese arcade version of the popular Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, will be receiving the Mythical Darkrai. The Pokemon franchise...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Players Help Catch an Attempted Murderer

Pokemon GO Players Help Catch an Attempted Murderer

During their hunt for Pokemon in downtown Fullerton, two Marine Corps veterans and Pokemon GO players unintentionally help to catch an attempted murderer. Since launching in the United States, New...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Rumor: Pokemon GO Partnering With McDonald's

Rumor: Pokemon GO Partnering With McDonald's

Gamers digging through Pokemon GO‘s code on Android discover the existence of sponsored locations, with direct reference to fast food chain giant McDonald’s. Seemingly overnight, Pokemon GO has blo...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo CEO: VR's Not Ready for the Mainstream

Nintendo CEO: VR's Not Ready for the Mainstream

Nintendo of America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime discusses the viability of virtual reality and reveals Nintendo’s opinion of the new technology. Nintendo has always been a company that has n...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Adorable Super Mario Bros. Wedding Proposal

Adorable Super Mario Bros. Wedding Proposal

One gamer sets out to create a special marriage proposal for his girlfriend, utilizing the level customization in Super Mario Maker and recording the final result. While video games can sometimes c...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO European Rollout Starts Today in Germany

Pokemon GO European Rollout Starts Today in Germany

The Pokemon GO application officially launches in the country of Germany, leading many to speculate that a full European release will come later this week. Europe has stood idly by while Pokemon GO...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Guide: Trainer Rewards For Every Level

Pokemon GO Guide: Trainer Rewards For Every Level

Leveling trainers in Pokemon GO can be a daunting task, but luckily, there are plenty of incentives to keep going and important milestones that help players catch even the most elusive Pokémon. Whe...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Gamer Gets Caught Cheating Through Pokemon GO

Gamer Gets Caught Cheating Through Pokemon GO

Bye, Bye, Butterfree: A Pokemon GO user explains how he got caught cheating on his girlfriend through the popular application, thanks to its GPS features. With Pokemon GO taking the streets by stor...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: How To Track Pokemon While Tracker Is Down

Pokemon GO: How To Track Pokemon While Tracker Is Down

The tracker tool may be broken in Pokemon GO, but players can still hunt effectively, thanks to fan-site PokeVision which shows all Pokemon in the nearby area in real time. Pokemon GO fever continu...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Guide: Every Way To Earn Experience Points

Pokemon GO Guide: Every Way To Earn Experience Points

As fun as Pokemon GO can be, it can become a grind as players begin to gain levels slower. Here’s every known method of earning XP to help plan and speed up trainer growth. Pokemon GO may be a game...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO has only been out in the US for a couple of weeks, but one enthusiastic Pokemon trainer has already caught every available creature in their region. From pushing Nintendo’s market value...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Detective Pikachu to be First Live Action Pokemon Film

Detective Pikachu to be First Live Action Pokemon Film

Legendary Pictures announces its acquisition of the film rights to the Pokemon franchise, with the first live action Pokemon film focusing on Detective Pikachu. A few months ago, reports indicated...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Japan Launch Date, McDonald's Partnership

Pokemon GO: Japan Launch Date, McDonald's Partnership

Niantic reveals the Japanese launch date for mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO, and also confirms that the game’s first sponsored location will be McDonald’s. Pokemon GO surpassed Candy Crush Sag...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Snowden Director: Pokemon GO is Invasion of Privacy

Snowden Director: Pokemon GO is Invasion of Privacy

Director Oliver Stone accuses Pokemon GO of being a massive security threat during a panel for his upcoming film Snowden at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. While the many negative news stories that s...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
High Level Pokemon GO Accounts Selling on eBay

High Level Pokemon GO Accounts Selling on eBay

Some business-minded mobile gamers are making good use of their high level Pokemon GO accounts, selling them on sites like eBay for hundreds of dollars. Pokemon GO has already become a massive mone...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft releases a trio of concept images showing Microsoft games getting the Pokemon GO spin, prompting some to wonder if the company is gauging fan interest in such an idea. Microsoft has offic...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
I Have Concerns About Pokemon GO

I Have Concerns About Pokemon GO

One editor talks about major concerns he has for the mobile game Pokemon GO – based on the footage and information about the title that has found its way onto the web thus far. As of this writing,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop Request Form is Now Closed

Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop Request Form is Now Closed

Niantic announces it’s no longer taking requests for new Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop locations, while also adding a form to request the removal of a Gym or PokeStop. One of the most surprising resu...

By Fred Harvey on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Players Get Unlimited Data with T-Mobile

Pokemon GO Players Get Unlimited Data with T-Mobile

T-Mobile announces a free promotion that will make the Pokemon GO application exempt from data charges for a year, along with some extra prize giveaways. It looks like Mcdonald’s isn’t the only com...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: High Level Players Face Major Scaling Issue

Pokemon GO: High Level Players Face Major Scaling Issue

One Pokemon GO player posts their experience reaching level 30, explaining that climbing past that rank is nearly impossible at this time, and that changes need to be made. Like all games, leveling...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Japanese Launch Delayed

Pokemon GO Japanese Launch Delayed

In what remains one of the stranger news stories stemming from the staggered Pokemon GO global release, Japanese gamers still don’t have their hands on the game. It’s hard to remember the last time...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use Tracker Tool

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use Tracker Tool

Pokemon GO’s tracker tool is incredibly helpful, but the game doesn’t do a great job explaining how to use it. This guide explains how to find ’em all. One of the great things about Pokemon GO is...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Needs New Features Now

Pokemon GO Needs New Features Now

One writer explains why Pokemon GO needs to add world events and new features to keep the attention of the casual audience, but why Niantic might not pull it off. Casual and hardcore gamers have be...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

New sales numbers released by consumer market research firm the NPD Group indicate that console sales are struggling more than gamers might have expected. The state of video game consoles has been...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Opinion: Nostalgia Is What Makes Pokemon GO Work

Opinion: Nostalgia Is What Makes Pokemon GO Work

With mobile sensation Pokemon GO seemingly going from strength to strength, one Game Rant writer takes a look at exactly how important nostalgia is for the success of the game. In a year full of hu...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
South Park Won't Have A Pokemon GO Episode

South Park Won't Have A Pokemon GO Episode

During the South Park 20th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the possibility of a Pokemon GO-inspired episode was brought up – but it sounds as if there won’t be one. There are few shows th...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Ubisoft Impressed by Nintendo NX and Pokemon GO

Ubisoft Impressed by Nintendo NX and Pokemon GO

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shares his thoughts on Nintendo’s recent success with Pokemon GO before looking towards Nintendo’s future in the console market as well. While the video game industry is...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Still Has Undiscovered Easter Eggs

Pokemon GO Still Has Undiscovered Easter Eggs

During the Pokemon GO panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed the infamous Eevee naming tactic – but also teased more undiscovered Easter Eggs. At this point, the...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Could Add Pokemon Centers

Pokemon GO Could Add Pokemon Centers

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Niantic CEO John Hanke hinted that Pokemon Centers could be introduced to Pokemon GO in a future update. Pokemon GO has been available for a matter of...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

United States Border Patrol agents pick up a pair of Canadian teenagers who had inadvertently entered the United States illegally while playing Pokemon GO. Although Pokemon GO already warns users t...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
11 Dumbest Looking Pokemon

11 Dumbest Looking Pokemon

With over 700 Pokemon known to the world, some of them were bound to be poorly designed. These 11 Pokemon in particular are the dumbest looking of the bunch. When the Pokemon franchise debuted, the...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Reports suggest that a number of Pokemon in Pokemon GO are specific to different regions of the world. Read on to find out where to catch these elusive monsters. Although all 151 of the original ge...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Future Generation Pokemon Are Coming

Pokemon GO: Future Generation Pokemon Are Coming

During the Pokemon GO panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Niantic CEO John Hanke suggested that new generations of creatures will eventually make their way into the game. Now that we’re a few...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Nintendo Shares Drop After Confusion

Pokemon GO: Nintendo Shares Drop After Confusion

Nintendo’s shares plummet as investors realize that the company is not actually responsible for the production of Pokemon GO – despite never having claimed otherwise. Pokemon GO is a global sensati...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: These GPS Cheating Apps Could Get You A Ban

Pokemon GO: These GPS Cheating Apps Could Get You A Ban

Pokemon GO requires players to leave the comfort of their own a home – a feature that has led to many people heading for a ban, as GPS spoofing becomes a popular workaround. Pokemon GO has become...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Nintendo Fan 3D Prints Mini-NES

Nintendo Fan 3D Prints Mini-NES

Nintendo superfan daftmike uses a Raspberry Pi and 3D printing to create his own version of Nintendo’s classic mini-NES console that includes ‘working’ cartridges. Since its initial announcement, g...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Guide: Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon

Pokemon GO Guide: Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon

Catching them all in Pokemon GO is no easy feat, but this trick will help trainers snag all of the region exclusive Pokemon without leaving their own continent. Although Pokemon GO is full of...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Changes Pokemon Spawns in Certain Areas

Pokemon GO Changes Pokemon Spawns in Certain Areas

Niantic may have switched things up in Pokemon GO without making a public announcement, as new data indicates that Pokemon spawns for the mobile title have changed. When a game gets over 75 mi...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1