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Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

On April 1, Nintendo revealed the latest wave of amiibo figurines, with the first batch being set to arrive on May 29 and the rest in July and September. Demand for amiibo has been both high and competitive, and nothing about that has changed...in fact, it appears to be increasing. Following the announcement, GameStop announced that it would start taking pre-orders as of yesterday, but the demand proved too much: buyers crashed GameStop's website, temporarily taking it offline and forcing the company to limit amiibo pre-orders to its physical retail stores.

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LEGO may jump in on Amiibo craze soon

LEGO may jump in on Amiibo craze soon

The gaming universe and LEGO aren't unfamiliar with one another. A whole barrage of LEGO-themed games have been released over the past several years, and there doesn't appear to be any end to the releases well into the future. There's even an online role-playing game you can play where (some) figures you collect in real life can be brought into the game. Until now, this was all done with simple, rudimentary code-entering. The next step should be rather obvious to those familiar with Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Amiibo figures.

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Attack on Titan game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in May

Attack on Titan game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in May

We're psyched! The Attack on Titan manga and anime is getting the video game treatment ahead of the live-action movie which is in production. Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be made exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. You can attack the vicious giants in a single-player campaign and play co-op with up to four players. For players who are using the new Nintendo 3DS XL, the game is designed to support the new C-stick which controls the camera, giving you optimal angles for swooping in to attack the giants.

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Mario Kart 8 gets a new DLC pack and a speed boost at 200cc!

Mario Kart 8 gets a new DLC pack and a speed boost at 200cc!

Mario Kart has gone through innumerable incarnations, and Nintendo Wii U's Mario Kart 8 is about to get even more fun. Nintendo is adding a slew of new features in its latest paid DLC Pack 2, including new race tracks, new bikes, and more. There's also a free software update for the game coming soon. Also incoming are nine additional amiibo figures like Sonic, Pac-Man, and Mega Man. Tapping the amiibo figure on the Wii U touchpad unlocks new Mii Racing Suits themed accordingly.

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Old-school N64 and DS games hit Nintendo Virtual Console for Wii U

Old-school N64 and DS games hit Nintendo Virtual Console for Wii U

Nostalgia overload! Nintendo is adding N64 and Nintendo DS games to its Virtual Console for the Wii U. Now you can play Super Mario 64 without having to dig a dusty N64 console out of the closet, you can play it right on your Wii U! The Wii U Virtual Console service lets you play a range of games from other consoles, especially consoles that have been long gone. It's particularly great for those of us who don't have the luxury of space or money to keep a library of consoles from the "glory days" of 90's and 2000's gaming.

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Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced its Mario Maker software has been delayed, and will be coming in September of this year. With the software, gamers are able to create their own Mario levels by placing bricks and other items into the game -- making for all the fun of Mario alongside completely new and customized levels. It's not that crushing of news, considering that many people were unaware of when it was originally going to release, and so this comes across more like a launch announcement than anything else.

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Nintendo outs its amiibo plans: next wave starts May 29

Nintendo outs its amiibo plans: next wave starts May 29

Nintendo has seen rampant success with its amiibo lineup, something we've detailed at various times including earlier this year. That momentum has encouraged the company to keep going, and so it will be dropping loads of new amiibo, including the Yarn Yoshi we saw this evening. The first wave of new amiibo, which include PacMan and Wario, will be arriving on May 29, and they'll be followed up with two more waves, one taking place in July sometime, and another on an unspecified day in September.

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Yoshi amiibo made out of yarn is inbound

Yoshi amiibo made out of yarn is inbound

Nintendo is in the middle of its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, and among all the details (and there's a lot coming), the company has announced big plans for the amiibos. Many new varieties will be coming over the next few months, but most notable among them all is a new Yoshi amiibo...made entirely of yarn. That yarn Yoshi teases the upcoming arrival of Yoshi's Wooly World game, which will be launching later on this year. In addition, it will complement your gaming activities.

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Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Ask Nintendo 64 owners what their favorite game was and, after a little reminiscing, many will tell you Super Mario 64. Now, you can relive the classic 3D title - or at least its first level - all in the comfort of your browser. Handiwork of Erik Roystan Ross, the recreation of Nintendo's 1996 masterpiece can be played online or through the browser, using either the keyboard or a gamepad controller from either Microsoft or Sony's stables.

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Artist hacks together Game Boy and camera into 8-bit printer

Artist hacks together Game Boy and camera into 8-bit printer

Nintendo has a history of releasing obscure, rarely used peripherals for its video game consoles and portables. In this instance, I'm talking specifically about the Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Printer, two accessories for Nintendo's original 8-bit handheld that, well, let you take small, lo-fi pictures and print them with the same quality as a cash register receipt. Well, a Russian artist must've used these as inspiration, because he's hacked together what basically amounts to be a Game Boy-photo-gun-printer.

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