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Posted: 03/02/2015 by RawmeatCowboyAnnouncements

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Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars - full site open



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Random Time! - View the Virtual Boy game Teleroboxer in 3D via your New 3DS


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Wil Wheaton lends his voice to Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.


Sonic Boom comic book/TV show writer shares insight into the creation process

A portion of a Comicosity interview with writer, Bill Freiberger...

MSG: Has there been things about the mythology of Sonic the Hedgehog that you’ve deliberately shifted or changed for this new series — both on television and in the comic?

BF: There have been a couple of things in the Sonic universe that we haven’t dealt with. But that doesn’t mean we won’t. In fact, the only thing that we’ve deliberately stayed away from is Sonic collecting rings and/or using rings as some sort of currency. That was done because it seemed like such a gaming-specific thing that we felt it pulled people out of the show. We do, however, occasionally make a joke about collecting rings, but it’s not really part of our universe.

Another element from the mythology that we’re dealing with very “judiciously” is how Amy feels about Sonic. In our show, we’ve hinted at the fact that Amy has romantic feelings for Sonic, but she’s not obsessed with him. She’s not crazed. But everyone knows it’s there, just below the surface… even Eggman. In one of the episodes, he comes out and asks, “Hey Sonic, bro to bro, what’s up with you and Amy?”

And when we don’t play things up, we’ll still hint at it for the fans. In a recent episode, we refer to Knuckles as “the young echidna from Angel Island.” Even though we have no stories planned that include Angel Island, we wanted to acknowledge that that’s where Knuckles is from.

The thing to remember is that although this is a new version of Sonic, it’s still Sonic. So, just because you haven’t seen something or someone doesn’t mean you won’t.

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Sneaky Ninja Kickstarter update - Epic Bosses

We're making good progress! One week left and we're 45% funded! A huge huge huge thank you to everyone who's donated or shared the campaign! We still have a lot left to do though, so please keep it up! Share with everyone everywhere until they donate just to make you stop!

And now, onto the update! What video game would be complete without bosses? We knew from the start we couldn't pass up on the classic video game staple, but we didn't want to stop there. Of course our imaginations started dreaming up the biggest and coolest boss fights we could think of -- especially with the unique combination of stealth and platforming in Sneaky Ninja, there's a lot you can do with a boss fight and we want to take advantage of it all! Bosses can't just be straightforward, they need to have layers and some complexity to them so you can tackle them in different ways, including complete stealth and never being seen once.

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Nintendo UK store sending customers incorrect Zelda cover plates

Well, this seems to be a rather serious issue. The Nintendo UK online store had up preorders for two Legend of Zelda New 3DS cover plates. One featured Skull Kid and the other was a generic Triforce design. Here's the big problem. Turns out Nintendo accidentally swapped the serial numbers for these plates, so people that ordered one design are getting the opposite of what they want. I'm sure customer service will be able to address the issue, but it looks like a rather big headache is on the way!

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Tengami now 50% off


Europe - Azure Striker Gunvolt launching same day as full game


Fan-Art: Zelda patterns mug



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Nintendo customer service says 'many' waves of amiibo yet to come

Thanks for writing. I apologize for the delay in responding to your email during this unusually busy time of year.

In regard to your email, I'm sorry to hear that you have encountered so many difficulties getting the amiibo you wanted. Most amiibo are sold at a variety of different retailers; if you haven't yet already done so, please expand your search. For help, check the following website for a list of stores that sell amiibo:

http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/buynow/

For those amiibo which are exclusive to a particular retailer, you can click on the individual amiibo in the Lineup section and then click on the "Find a Retailer" button to see which retailer it is.

I should also point out that some amiibo were very popular at launch, and it is possible that some amiibo in the United States, Canada and Latin America may not be available right now due to high demand and our efforts to manage shelf space during the launch period. Unfortunately, once the product has been purchased, the consumer has the right to do with it what they want. I can certainly understand how frustrating this can be. Certain sold-out amiibo may return to these markets at a later stage. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of amiibo in the marketplace and there are many waves of amiibo to come. The distribution and availability of amiibo in other regions around the world may be different.

I wish you the best of luck in your search!

Sincerely,

Nintendo of America Inc.
Laura Knotts

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