Petit Computer Magazine software bundle coming to 3DS in Japan

-SmileBoom is distributing Petit Computer Magazine: First Edition which is composed of several user-developed games using a program called Petit Computer #3 SmileBASIC

-300 yen on the Japanese3DS eShop

-When downloading this software, 3DS owners can play a variety of games using SmileBASIC 3 without havint o download the said software itself

-Users can commercialize these products and find ways to develop new games using BASIC

-Includes user nominated award winning titles such as SOLID GUNNER

-Program has also been used to create themes for the New Nintendo 3DS. These themes can be bought for 200 yen from the themes menu


Don't Crash coming to Wii U July 9

Nintendo - San Diego Comic-Con details press release

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and multiple fan tournaments for games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fans of all ages are encouraged to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101), directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, from July 9 to July 12 to add a little Nintendo magic to their Comic-Con adventure. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature many unreleased playable Nintendo video games, including Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision for the Wii U console, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash for the Nintendo 3DS system. The lounge will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9-11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12. San Diego Comic-Con attendees with a show badge can also visit Nintendo’s booth (No. 235) in the San Diego Convention Center to view a display of almost all released and upcoming amiibo figures.

Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo ... 

Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and multiple fan tournaments for games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our fans can now take some of the great new games we showcased at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles for a test spin,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “And with many of these games launching this year, it’s the perfect time to be a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owner.”

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge serves as an oasis for both Comic-Con attendees and local Southern California residents looking for a fun place to take their families and to see what is on the horizon from Nintendo. One of the playable games highlighted in the lounge is Super Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U game that lets players play, create and share their own Super Mario Bros.-themed levels using environments, power-ups and characters from the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U games. Super Mario Maker was well-received at the recent E3 expo, receiving more than 20 awards from critics. Visitors can also view a stage show in which members of the Nintendo Treehouse will demonstrate the game’s features, including level-creation techniques that will help people easily create custom levels in the game to share with friends. Nintendo Gaming Lounge attendees can even meet the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. More information about the schedule of Charles Martinet activities will be shared in the future.

Nintendo will host multiple tournaments for Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. On Saturday, July 11, Nintendo will host its first-ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Championship Tournament for kids 12 and under. The winner of this tournament will receive an amiibo prize pack containing Ness, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, Robin, Lucina and Mario – Gold Edition amiibo figures. Nintendo will also host a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U amiibo team competition along with two divisions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire tournaments, as well as additional competitive activities featuring Splatoon and Little Battlers eXperience, an upcoming Nintendo 3DS game that is playable for the first time in the U.S. at Comic-Con. Tournament times are as followed:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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July 10 9-11 a.m. All ages

 July 11 9-11 a.m. Under 13


Pokémon trainers of all ages can show off their skills in a tournament featuring Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The one-day-only tournament takes place on July 12 and winners will receive a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and five Pokémon amiibo figures (Charizard, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucario and Pikachu).

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

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July 12 9-11 a.m. Under 12

  9-11 a.m. 13 and over


Fans looking to ink their way to victory and win a Splatoon hat and the Splatoon amiibo three-pack will have their chance in a series of Splatoon mini-tournaments on July 9 and July 12:


Game Date Registration Time Age Restriction


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July 9 9-11 a.m. All ages

 July 12 9-11 a.m. All ages


Fans that visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Sunday, July 12, will have the opportunity to compete for entries for drawings to win collectible figures featured in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Little Battlers eXperience.

July 9-11 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. All ages

 July 12 12 p.m., 3 p.m. All ages


All tournament participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that don’t want to participate in one of the several tournaments are free to enjoy the competitions as spectators, or hang around to play many fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Playable games at the lounge include:

Wii U

Super Mario Maker from Nintendo

Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo

Splatoon from Nintendo

Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision

Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash from Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes from Nintendo

Little Battlers eXperience from Nintendo

YO-KAI WATCH from Nintendo

Fans that aren’t able to make it to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge can still keep up with all the fun by following Nintendo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope.

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Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

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Miiverse to undergo extensive changes later this summer

Miiverse seems to be undergoing major changes later this summer. According to a post on the Miiverse site:

-Screenshot Album will hold all of your screenshots, up to 100 and won't be visible to other users

-Play Journal will keep a record of your own experiences and you'll be able to write your own journal entries. 

-Communities will undergo an overhaul. The main community for each game will be categorized to make browsing more easier to access: Play Journal Entries, Drawings, Discussions

-You will no longer be able to post to your activity feed after the redesign

-Limitations on posting quickly in succession of other posts will be less strict going forward. The new limit for posting is 30 posts or comments per day, with in-game posts not being included in these 30 posts.


Dark Pit amiibo seems to be Best Buy exclusive

If you thought the long national nightmare of amiibo exclusivity is over, bad news - Dark Pit has popped up on Best Buy's online store, and it appears that it's exclusive to the store. This hasn't been outright confirmed yet, but this seems very likely now.


Pokken Tournament livestream coming this Friday

NicoNico has announced they're doing a livestream for the upcoming Pokken Tournament arcade game this Friday. It'll air around 4 AM PT, and likely will have tons of information regarding the upcoming release later this month. You can watch it when it airs here.


GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - We go ad-free for 1 year, all thanks to Nicalis!

A lot to read, so I'll let you at it. Short version is...Nicalis loves us and we love you. See you in a few, short hours!

I'm guessing most of you saw the press release earlier today. If not, you can check it out right here. While that's all well and good, I wanted to put up a more personal post on how this all came to be and why it's super important to me.

As you guys well know, we were having some ad issues a few months back. There were pop-ups and click-throughs all over the place. They weren't supposed to be there. Everytime we would squash one issue, two more would pop up. Desktop was pretty damn bad, but mobile was worse. Full-page ads that blocked content and sometimes couldn't be clicked through. Again, we were messaged about this multiple times a day by you guys. We worked hard to fix those issues, but more cropped up than we could handle.

To tell you the truth, it was extremely embarrassing. I worked so hard to make GoNintendo a safe place...that goes for the people here and the content the site provides. I don't want a site that makes your viewing experience worse. I don't want your time here to be frustrating. Seeing all that stuff happening with ads was truly heartbreaking. If you could have seen what I was like behind the scenes, it wouldn't have been pretty. I was extremely enraged about it all, to say the least.

Time came to start working on a new ad deal, and that was an important time for me. Ads are absolutely crucial to running GoNintendo. This is my day-to-day job and how I pay bills, so I need those ads there. A necessary evil, but the issues we were having certainly weren't part of that deal. It lead me to a crossroads about what to do moving forward. I wanted something fresh...something that took care of you guys. I know I needed revenue to move forward, but I was more worried about apologizing to you guys. That's where Nicalis stepped in.

I am, and have been good friends with Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez for a long time now. He's one of the first people I met when I started GoNintendo and we became fast friends. He has always been a huge fan of GoNintendo. That remains to this day, and he was well aware of the ad issues the site was having. While we were talking about the issues one day, he came up with the idea of a sponsorship for GoNintendo. It was a truly serendipitous moment. The solution to all my problems and answers to all of yours. I had no idea something like this would ever happen or even be presented, but am truly proud that it did.

So yes, it's 100% true. We will be completely ad-free for an entire year. You won't see a single click-through, pop-up, banner ad, leaderboard or anything like that. It's going to be a nice and clean viewing experience for you. Again, I cannot tell you how happy I am to have this for you. It truly feels like a worthy apology for all of the trouble you guys have went through. You stuck with us and put up with the issues...and I can never thank you enough. I hope you find this year a somewhat decent apology for the issues you faced.

Some people are asking why Nicalis is doing this and what they get. I'm here to answer that. When Nicalis has a game coming out, we might have a skin for it. That's all there is to it. The left/right hand sides of the site will have some sort of exclusive promo art for that game for the launch week. Obviously, this is only related to games Nicalis is putting out. In other words, when The Binding of Isaac lands on Wii U/New 3DS, you can expect to see a skin for that. I swear to you, that's really all there is to it. No loud noise full-screen anything. I know it's hard to believe, but that's our deal. Finally, it should also be noted that we're going to continue our regular coverage of Nicalis games. No favoritism with their titles. We're also not going to provide reviews/previews of any hands-on time. We would never, EVER give favorable coverage in exchange for anything, but we're taking this step just to prove it.

I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to have this opportunity to share with you all. You have been so patient with GN in the last few months. Things definitely got quite rough with aggressive advertising and that's not how it was supposed to be. This new deal feels like such a clean slate...such a palate cleanser. Again, I hope you enjoy this year of no worries...your ad blocker will have nothing to do here, your virus protection won't alert you when you come to the site. Clean, simple and fast is what we're about.

Of course, there are some other questions to ask. What happens when the year is up? I don't know the answer to that yet. We'll have to see how this year goes and see what opportunities come up. It's very possible we might go back to traditional ads in a year's time, but that's a headache for another day. Can we sign another deal like this? Again, we don't know the answer to that either. This is new territory for us, but it's pretty damn exciting.

Most importantly, I have some thank yous to share. A huge thank you to everyone on the Nicalis team for making this possible and believing in us. Thank you for wanting to make the internet a quieter, less in-your-face place. Also thank you to John Benyamine, who helped us work on this deal and every other deal that GN has ever been a part of. I'd be absolutely lost without him. Finally, thank you to you guys and gals for giving me everything I've ever had in life over the last 10 years. You made all of this possible. Without your kindness, dedication and support, we'd be nothing.

There are many headaches and struggles that have come with GN over 10 years. It is all of you that make working through those issues worthwhile. You are the best community I could ever ask for, and far, FAR above what I deserve.

Japan - This week's 3DS demo

Despair Fortress Escape Adventure

- 228 blocks
- 10 plays
- full game out on July 16th
- priced at ¥5,184