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The next Zelda game may have a female Link, and I think that’s great

The next Zelda game may have a female Link, and I think that’s great

Gamers everywhere are clamoring for news and updates about the next game in the Zelda franchise. It's been far too long since we've been able to play as The Hero of Time (or some other iteration of the character). And now a new rumor swirling around says that our hero might end up being quite different than the one we're used to controlling.

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Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Nintendo has released many successful games over the years. And while some games do get updates once in a while, they've really stepped up their game for Super Mario Maker. Since it was released, Nintendo has rolled out two major updates for the game, bringing a host of new features. Plus, they keep releasing new costumes on a pretty steady basis. Well, today they've announced another big update.

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Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Given how Nintendo's performance in the hardware area has been rather disappointing these past years, it is understandable that a lot of attention, which includes speculation and anonymous insider tips, is being lavished on the promised Nintendo NX. Sometimes, however, those also turn more into wish lists rather than plausible features. This latest tidbit almost seems like an example. According to the supposedly reliable source, the Nintendo NX will veritably be a handheld device with the processing might of an Xbox One and connects to at TV wirelessly with an HDMI dongle.

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Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Developer Craneballs releases game Splash Cars for iOS and Android, channeling the Nintendo Wii game Splatoon in the process. This game has its users driving tiny cars and trucks, rolling around maps that are subsequently covered in paint. This game follows the "paint road racer", you, the hero. In your mission you'll not only paint the world red (or blue, or green), you'll summon friendly citizens to help you. You'll be at war with your fellow paint racers - it's up to you to re-create and paint the world in your image.

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Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Super Mario Maker has no doubt been one of the best things to come to the Wii U. Until its release, the only way you could make your own Mario levels was with a complicated emulator. Well, now the gaming giant has released a new version of the Mario Maker, though you won't be able to actually play the levels you create.

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Pokken Tournament controller can’t be used by Player 1

Pokken Tournament controller can’t be used by Player 1

Last month we found out that the Pokken Tournament controller would be making its way to US shores. The good news is that it will be out in time for the game's release, and it will only cost $25. The bad news...well, the bad news just keeps stacking up.

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Twilight Princess HD trailer confirms amiibo functionality

Twilight Princess HD trailer confirms amiibo functionality

There's been a lot of information flying around about the changes coming to Zelda's Twilight Princess HD release for the Wii U. Specifically, there has been talk about a new dungeon, and amiibo capabilities. Well an official trailer released by Nintendo should clear things up considerably.

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In Twilight Princess, amiibo can help or harm your journey

In Twilight Princess, amiibo can help or harm your journey

Last week we learned that Twilight Princess will have an entirely new dungeon added to it in the Wii U version. And what's more, that dungeon will be locked behind the Wolf Link amiibo. But it turns out that other amiibo will be used in a more interesting way.

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Nintendo will ban your Mario Maker levels if they’re not up to snuff

Nintendo will ban your Mario Maker levels if they’re not up to snuff

Imagine pouring hours into a labor of love, a creation all your own that you want to share with the world. Then imagine that one day that creation was destroyed, and save from recreating it from scratch, it would be gone forever. That's exactly the feeling that some Mario Maker creators are experiencing.

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Pokken Tournament gets an official release date

Pokken Tournament gets an official release date

Have you ever wanted to play a game where you could fight Pokemon? No, I'm not talking about tossing your Pokeball out, and selecting some attacks. I'm talking about playing as your favorite pocket monster, and beating on someone else's creature of choice. If this has ever been your dream, then you're in for a treat this spring.

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Twilight Princess HD gets a new dungeon, but it’s locked behind an Amiibo

Twilight Princess HD gets a new dungeon, but it’s locked behind an Amiibo

If you've been looking for an excuse to replay the Gamecube/Wii classic Twilight Princess, you're in luck. Soon, you'll be able to pick up a remastered version of the game, which includes a brand new dungeon. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay extra for that previously unreleased content.

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Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

When you buy a collectable figure, you've got a couple of options. You can take it out of the packaging, and enjoy playing with it, or leave it in the box, to remain in mint condition for all of its days. Unfortunately, if you're into collecting amiibo, you don't have much of a choice if you actually want to use them for their intended purpose. Thankfully there is at least one that you can use, while still leaving it sealed in its packaging.

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