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Taco Bell Brings back the N64 Kid for new Commercial

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The people who do Taco Bell’s advertising are freaking geniuses! In this new commercial, they bring back the classic N64 kid from internet fame!

Source: Funny Commercials

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Dolls Renamed ‘Skells’ for the West

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Nintendo has renamed the mechs in Xenoblade Chronicles X from “Dolls” to “Skells” for the western release. It seems it is short for Exoskeleton. We also have the English names for the areas on Mira:

Primordia (the first area)
 Noctilum (the Forest of Nightglow)
 Oblivia (the Valley of Oblivion)
 Sylvalum (the Continent of White Trees)
 Cauldros (the Continent of Black Steel)

Via: Nintendo Everything

Resident Evil Remaster Sales Break 1 Million Worldwide

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Capcom has announced that sales for the Resident Evil Remaster have broken one million units worldwide. The game is only available digitally in the west, while Japan received a physical and digital release on the PS3. These numbers include the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Via: Gematsu, Source: Capcom

Fast Racing Neo is Shin’en’s “Biggest and Most Beautiful Game” Gameplay Coming this Summer

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Fast Racing Neo hasn’t had much footage since its debut in 2014. But Shin’en promises development is going smooth, in fact, Shin’en says that this game is the studios’ “biggest, and most beautiful ever.”

Sonic Adventure 2 – ProJared

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ProJared has a new video up on Sonic Adventure 2, check it out below, the quality is very good.

Source: ProJared

Star Wars Battlefield will not have a Single-Player Campaign, Supports 2-Player Splitscreen Online

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Star Wars Battlefront will not feature a single-player campaign DICE has revealed. However, the game will support 2-player splitscreen online play with “crafted missions” Players who do this will be able to share experience and unlocks.

DICE general manager Patrick Bach told Eurogamer Star Wars: Battlefront does not feature a campaign. Rather, it features “crafted missions” that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or cooperatively online.

Via: NeoGAF, Source: Eurogamer

3DS Sales up 80%, Wii U Sales up 20% from 2014 – NPD March 2015

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Nintendo has announced that 3DS hardware sales are up nearly 80% over sales during the first three months of 2014. On the Wii U side of things, sales have increased by more than 20% over sales during the first three months of 2015. Nintendo says overall hardware sales for their systems in 2015 have increased by nearly 60% over sales during the same time frame in 2014. Via: VGChartz

Smash Bros. Update 1.0.6 Early Analysis – Top Tiers Get Nerfed, Overall Balance is Better

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I’ve been looking over some of the confirmed changes to characters in Smash 4’s update 1.0.6, and I have to say, they really balanced things out. I guess there still could be some tweaks done, but it seems Nintendo and Bandai Namco listened to the community’s complains. Diddy for example got nerfed BAD. While he can still do his Hoo-Ha combo, the damage and knockback as been reduced greatly. Diddy’s throw damage and monkey flip special got nerfed as well. They added ending lag on Diddy’s super fast Forward Smash.

Sheik, who is my main, got nerfed as well. Shiek now does less damage on her Bair and less Knockback. Sheik’s down tilt also does less damage as well

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Lucina, Robin, Kirby, Ganondorf, Charizard, Samus, Link and Dr. Mario all got much welcomed buffs, as they now seem a little bit more viable for competitive play. Lucina received a nice strength buff, as most of her moves do 0.5% more now.  Robin got some good buffs too. He now has a faster Jab animation that links multiple hits better. Characters that fit into the mid/higher tiers look unchanged at the moment. So characters like Mario, Fox, Zero Suit Samus, Dark Pit, Wario, and Captain Falcon are still the same good characters they have always been.

Although I’m not happy Sheik got nerfed, I’m happy Sakurai and crew are balancing the game. With these new balances, and custom moves for tournaments, we should see a lot less Diddy’s! What do you guys think about the latest Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS update? Let me know in the comments section below. Latest updates on patch 1.0.6 can be found on the Smash Boards.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a First Party game, Nintendo Owns 96% (or more) of Monolith Soft

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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of people claim that Xenoblade Chronicles X is a second party game, it should come to PC, and all sorts of nonsense. Sooo…. I’m here to set the record straight. Nintendo owns nearly 100% of Monolith Soft.

Back in 2007, Nintendo acquired 80% of Monolith Soft from Bandai Namco, later, Bandai Namco sold their remaining 16% of stock to Nintendo, making Monolith Soft a “first party developer”. I saw this thread over on the VGChartz forums, in addition to “some” of my own users on YouTube saying that Monolith is a “second party” studio for Nintendo. Just so we’re all clear. Xenoblade Chronicles X and Monolith Soft are as first party as Metroid Prime with Retro Studios. Hirohide Sugiura and Tetsuya Takahashi might own the remaining stock for the company, as they are the original founders of Monolith Soft. However, it’s completely possible Nintendo acquired the remaining 4%.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – New Gameplay Trailer

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt launches on May 19th, check out this new trailer to get you excited below.

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick Steps Down

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Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick has stepped down from his CEO position at Zynga today.  Zynga founder Mark Pincus will step back into the spot vacated by Mattrick. Hear what the former Xbox boss had to say below

N64 vs Playstation: The Last Important Console War? #CUPodcast

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“A recent Vice article claims that N64 vs Playstation was the last console war that mattered.”

Sunset Overdrive gets a Permanet Price Drop

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Good news for Xbox One owners who haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet. Microsoft and Insomniac Games have permanently reduced the price of the title to $40. The new DLC launched today as well.

Rainbow Six Siege – Operator Gameplay Trailer (60fps)

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“Rainbow Six Siege is an exciting, new approach to the first-person shooter experience that puts tactical combat and masterful destruction at the center of the action. Lead your team of unique, counter-terrorist Rainbow operators through tense and thrilling combat scenarios, and achieve victory through smart preparation and strategic improvisation.”

Source: RajmanGamingHD

Splatoon Q&A: Your Questions Answered! (Load Times, Ink Colors, Single-Player, & more!) – GameXplain

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“We answer your questions about Splatoon in our Q&A video! We cover controls, ink color, more on single-player and the hub world, loading times, multiplayer modes, and much, much more! Seriously, there’s a ton of questions here!”

Source: GameXplain

Splatoon Show #2 – New Single/Multiplayer Modes, Features & MORE!

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Nintendo hosted a massive event for Splatoon in Seattle last week, with a ton of new info on the game being released recently. Francis from PlayerEssence breaks down all the new content in Splatoon!

Subscribe to the new PlayerEssence here.

Bloodborne Review Round up – The Next AAA game is here (92.67%)

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Bloodborne reviews are popped up everywhere and I’m happy to report it is LOOKING REALLY GOOD. The game currently has a 92% average on Gamerankings. Get the first batch of reviews past the link.

Famitsu DS+Wii big game Announcement (Update)

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We got a few more details on the teased big Nintendo platform game announcement coming in the next issue of Famitsu DS+Wii. Below you’ll find the official text of how this game was teased:

What is this Super Big Game Premonition?

In next month’s issue, we might be able to reveal ultra top secret information about a big title.

Next to Mario, who else can give 3DS and Wii U a boost?

Dropping even a single hint feels too scary, so I’ll refrain from doing that and just say to please look forward to the next issue!

I wonder what this game is?

Super Mario Tribute Running on Unreal Engine 4

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YouTube user Maikol Quesada has recreated Mario 64 in Unreal Engine 4. It’s just a tribute video, but it looks really good.

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Mar. 19th Update – Overed (English Subbed) – iYakku

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iYakku is back with another fantastic translation video on Xenoblade Chronicles X. This time, he translates that latest battle video released on the official Xenoblade YouTube page.

Source: iYakku

Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro | DEATH BATTLE!

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“It’s the clash of the modern tall tale legends! When a Texas karate master and a Sega Saturn hero fight to the death, who will be left?”

Source: ScrewAttack

The Completionist Shakeup: Branding & Audience Relationship on Youtube – #CUPodcast

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“Greg recently parted ways with Jirard on the Completionist show. Pat & Ian discuss show branding and the relationship the audience has with YouTube creators.”