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Dragon Quest X – Version 2.3 adds Flying Dragons and more


Square Enix has released a brand new update for Dragon Quest X. This updates it to version 2.3. The update adds flying dragons, bingo, new quests, and more. Get the full details here.

Wooden Sen’Sey – PlayerEssence Review

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Wooden Sen’Sey is a curious game to review. Indie 2D platformers are becoming more common and does this game stand out? Well let’s take a look.

Trauma Center Second Opinion: Sergeant Doctor – PART 2 – Game Grumps


The Game Grumps continue their playthrough of Trauma Center Second Opinion, check out part 2 below. Watch Part 1 here if you missed it.

Super Smash Bros for 3DS – More Off Screen Footage

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DealSpawn has uploaded 11 minutes of footage from Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Check it out below.

Bayonetta 2 – UI Design

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Platinum Games has posted another blog update on Bayonetta 2. This time, the team discusses the new UI (User Interface) in Bayonetta 2.

Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros Wii U, & Hyrule Warriors top Amazon’s Sales Charts


Nintendo’s impressive E3 and GamesCom showing has boosted Wii U titles to the top of Amazon’s best selling games. Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Hyurle Warriors round out the top three. Destiny, and Kingdom Hearts are in the top 5 as well. Get the full list of titles over on Amazon. Thanks Terminator Juice for the tip!

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS Discussion – GameXplain


GameXplain has another nice discussion going over all the Miiverse updates for the week. Check it out below.

Europe – SteamWorld Dig 3DS Owners get 25% off the Wii U Version

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If you own SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand, you’ll receive 25% off the Wii U version. Unfortunately, this offer is only for Europe, as North America does not have this cross buy mechanism in place yet.

Hyrule Warriors Demo Kiosk Available at some GameStop Locations

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In May, Nintendo and GameStop teamed up to bring Mario Kart 8 demo kiosks to locations across the US. And it seems like Hyrule Warriors might be getting the same treatment. Multiple reports from GoNintendo readers are saying that they have seen/played Hyrule Warriors at GameStop kiosks. GoNintendo reader Tradint2000 even said that their has been one at his Best Buy for a few days. This is new to me! Have any of you guys seen demo kiosks of Hyrule Warriors at Best Buy or GameStop? Let me know in the comments section below.

Hyrule Warriors – First Free Update will Include Bug Fixes and a new Mode


The official Hyrule Warriors Twitter account has announced that the first update for Hyrule Warriors is complete. Koei Tecmo is just testing it now, this update will also include a new mode as well. However, Light Agent on NeoGAF says it doesn’t seem like anything big. Thanks HardenSoul for the tip!

Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden boxart

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Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have released the official boxart for Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden. Check it out below, and keep on tweeting Nintendo of America that WE want this game in the WEST.  I’m having uploaded issues…again, check out the boxart at Nintendo Everything. Thanks diendongditch for the tip!

#Operation Platinum in Full Swing! Hideki Kamiya has our Blessings


Hideki Kamiya is aware and in full support of #Operation Platinum. For those out of the loop, Operation Platinum was initiated by YouTuber personality Doctre81. It aims for Bayonetta 2, to sell 1 million units in 2014. Hideki Kamiya was quizzed on Twitter about it and he replied with a :)

How Are Non-Gaming Console Makers Affecting the Industry? #CUPodcast

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Pat & Ian discuss how having two non-gaming companies making game consoles is affecting the industry.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS – Music Samples (Multi-Man Smash, Trainer Battle X & Y, Full Steam Ahead)


GameXplain has put together all of the recently released music samples from Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Listen to them below.

How dare Wii U fans not buy bad Quality, Overpriced Xbox 360 Ports – Let’s Talk


You know what? Nintendo fans are ungrateful. We complain, whine, and moan for better third-party support… then don’t buy the inferior ports given to us. Subscribe to PE Nintendo for more awesome content!

Super Smash Bros for 3DS – Over 40 new Screenshots

Super Smash Bros for 3DS

Check out over 40 new screenshots for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Plus, one new screenshot for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 

ALL CHARACTERS LEAKED – Super Smash Brothers 4?

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U….. is this leak real, or is it fake. While many think it’s fake, Maximilian Dood brings up some evidence that it might be real. You judge for yourself.

Hyrule Warriors – More Princess Ruto Gameplay


GameXplain has uploaded more gameplay from Hyrule Warriors. This time showing off Princess Ruto in free play mode.

Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, and more Headline PAX Prime for Nintendo


PAX Prime will have plenty of great offerings from Nintendo. As the firm plans to bring heavy hitters like Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Azure Striker Gunvolt for the 3DS to the show. Get the full lineup below.

Lack of 3rd party support on Wii U – It’s just one excuse after another

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At the author’s request, I will be posting the whole article here on PlayerEssence. However, make sure you check out Wii U Gaming Zone for a different take on Wii U news, opinion pieces, and retro gaming.

Now before you read this article there is one thing I want to make abundantly clear, this article is not any form of flame bait or an attempt to start some kind of riot. It is merely an article expressing my own opinion on the Wii U’s third-party support or lack there of, so please do not take it as anything more. But above all else, please enjoy the article as I am sure there will be points that you either agree or disagree with.

Trauma Center Second Opinion: We Need to Operate! – PART 1 – Game Grumps


You guys have to check out this new Let’s Play The Game Grumps are starting on Trauma Center Second Opinion. They have a unique way of doing co-op too. AND….these two guys are hilarious.

Wii U – Mario Kart 8 From the Pit – Episode 3: Go for the Boost

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Are you new to the Mario Kart series or just haven’t played in a while? Learn the basics of Mario Kart 8 and you’ll be taking home gold in no time!