GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Splatoon review goes live at 10 A.M. ET!

Busy day today...busy day tomorrow as well. Let's hope it brings some good news with it. I could sure use some of that! See you in a few, short hours!

It's been a long time coming, but Splatoon is finally here! Well...it's almost here. What we DO have for you is our review of Splatoon! It'll be live on the site come 10 A.M. ET. With that said, there are a few points that I need to discuss before the review goes live.

1. The copy of Splatoon I played for review allowed for online play with other press members. Servers were not jam-packed with people trying to play online, so there were no traffic issues.

2. Only amiibo functionality tested was that of the boy inkling, as that was the only one available.

3. The only ranked battle option was Splat Zones.

Just wanted to make sure that info was clear before you read the review. Obviously the big one is online play. I will be writing a separate feature on the online play of Splatoon once the game officially launches to the public. Let's hope that Nintendo's global testfire events helped Nintendo to prepare for the first-day rush!

I believe that's it! I hope you enjoy the review when it goes live later today. Looking forward to sharing it with you!

Road Redemption Kickstarter update - Progress update

In December 2014, we decided to upgrade Road Redemption's game engine from Unity 4 to Unity 5, assuming it would be a rocky road, and it certainly has been. But we're nearing the light at the end of the tunnel (the tunnel is at the end of the rocky road, naturally). We should have a major update out in the next 2 weeks.

Why did we upgrade to Unity 5.0, if it was such a clusterfrack?

Performance, for one thing. Unity 4 used a very old version of Physx for its physics calculations. It didn't make use of multi-threading for physics, meaning all physics calculations happened on a single CPU core. This is the main reason Road Redemption had much better performance on Intel CPUs than on AMD CPU's. Intel chips are much better at single-threaded processes.

Full update here

Style Savvy 3 gets Splatoon clothing

Nintendo opens official Periscope, Snapchat accounts

Square-Enix comments on Dragon Quest's 29th anniversary, hints at various incoming announcements

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii...

“Everyone, thank you for the congratulations on Dragon Quest‘s 29th. Next year, we’re finally approaching the 30th anniversary. I think we’ll be able to make various announcements in the near future, so please look forward to them.”

Square Enix’s Ryutaro Ichimura:

“Today, May 27, is Dragon Quest‘s birthday! Already 29! Congratulations! As for next year, we’re welcoming the 30th anniversary! Celebrate! We’re going to have a grand celebration next year!”

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest - latest DLC tracks

DQI "combat (NES version)" BMS
DQI "go the Hirono (NES version)" FMS
DQIII "brave challenge (NES version)" BMS
DQIII "adventure (NES version)" FMS

More screens here

Best Buy - StreetPass Weekend event, Splatoon poster with purchase

If you purchase Splatoon, only on the Wii U console, you can get a free double-sided Splatoon poster, while supplies last.

StreetPass Weekend
Plus, be sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS system to take advantage of a Best Buy exclusive StreetPass Weekend. During store hours from May 29 to May 31, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from other Nintendo 3DS users from Best Buy locations across the U.S.