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Splatoon Sells 290K in June 2015 NPD, Mario Kart 8 Crosses 2 Million! | PlayerEssence

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Splatoon continues its hot sales streak in the June 2015 NPD, while Mario Kart 8 crosses 2 million units sold in the United States alone! Francis gives his take on Nintendo’s big wins in June. Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube for awesomeness sent straight to your feed! Some gaming companies offer cryptocurrencies as a reward for playing games. Trading is another method to earn cryptocurrencies. Check the Biticodes test results to find out how to use the Biticodes trading bot to automate crypto trading.

Devil’s Third Online Multiplayer Looks Extremely fun

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Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on Devil’s Third in two weeks! Despite all the hate the game is getting, the online multiplayer looks super fun. Check out the Japanese introduction trailer below.

Source: Nintendo

Another Patent Troll Bites the dust vs. Nintendo


Another fraud patent troll lawsuit, another victory for Nintendo. Another “company” was suing Nintendo for supposedly infringing on their patents for the DS, DSi. 3DS and GBA handhelds. However,  a judge dismissed the lawsuit. Nintendo released a short statement on the victory.

“We are very pleased to have this case dismissed,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. “The result in this case continues to prove that Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits and will not pay to settle cases simply to avoid litigation. Nintendo continues to support patent reform efforts that reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States.”

Via: MNN

Shigeru Miyamoto Unlikely to take over as Nintendo President, says Analysts


While Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are currently splitting the duties for Nintendo as president,  analyst are now saying it’s unlikely Miyamoto will take on the role full-time. It seems Takeda is the likely successor to Iwata-san. 

Devil’s Third wont have Cross play Between the Wii U and PC Version s for Obvious Reasons


Devil’s Third is coming to Wii U and PC this fall in North America, with an August launch for Europe and Japan. Itagaki has stated the PC version will not have cross play with the Wii U version do to control input differences. PC players would have a huge advantage over Wii U players.

Nintendo & DigiPen Launch new Game Studio


Nintendo and digital media university DigiPen has joined forces to create a new game studio that will focus 3DS titles. This studio will allow independent games from Singapore to be published on Nintendo platforms. DigiPen Singapore will organize their own conference to allow local developers to submit video game ideas. If chosen, that game will then be developed and published on the 3DS eShop. Around 10 games should be expected to be published by next year.

DGS will provide our aspiring game developers with new opportunities to realise their dreams of making great games.

Angeline Poh, assistant chief executive at MDA

Via: MNN, Source: Straitstimes 

Rookies React to Madden 16 Ratings (Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston & more)


Some of the top NFL rookies give their reacting to their ratings in Madden NFL 16. Some of them are pretty funny!

Source: EA Sports

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Free Diancie for Limited time


Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire players will be able to pick up the mythical Pokemon Diancie for free, starting on Friday, July 24th through Monday, July 27th.

“This Diancie is as talented as it is elegant, appearing with a collection of moves that make it ready for battle. And be sure to look for the Diancite Mega Stone, the item that will allow Diancie to Mega Evolve, in your Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game!”

Source: VGChartz 

Tembo the Badass Elephant - Launch Trailer… is Badass


Check out the launch trailer for GameFreak developed, Sega published, Tembo The Badass Elephant. This game is developed by the same team behind the Pokemon franchise! Launch trailer below!

Source: PlayStation

Ultra Street Fighter 4 EVO 2015 Grand Finals Watched by over 250K


Ultra Street Fighter 4 set a record for current viewers this past Sunday. The grand finals  entertained more than 250K users. And one of the best moments of the tournament was when a shirtless Poongko fought Onisan….also shirtless. It was crazy hype! lol.

Source: EVO Vides

3DS eShop Charts (7/20/15) - I’ve Got to Run! & Mario Kart 7 lead

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This week’s 3DS eShop chart sales are in. I’ve Got to Run! Complete Edition took the top spot due to a fantastic promotion to honor the late Satoru Iwata. Meanwhile, Mario Kart 7 is still selling nearly 4 years after its release. Get the full charts below. 

Mortal Kombat X - Tremor Gameplay DLC (GhostRobo)

GhostRobo checks out the new DLC character for Mortal Kombat X, Tremor!

Source: GhostRobo

Super Mario Maker - More 1080p 60fps Gameplay (GameXplain)


Check out more 1080p 60fps footage of Super Mario Maker on Wii U. The game launches on September 11th.

Source: GameXplain

NOA Press Release - Devil’s Third Coming to to Americas in Q4 2015


Here is Nintendo’s official press release for Devil’s Third coming to North America published by NOA. Plus the mention of the standalone PC version wich features multiplayer. 

Street Fighter V - DLC can be Unlocked by Playing the game (AlphaOmegaSin)


AlphaOmegaSin discusses Capcom and Sony’s decision to let players be able to unlock DLC content through play in Super Street Fighter V. Warning, Strong Language.

Slightly Mad Studios Apologizes for Project Cars’ Wii U Cancellation, Looking Forward to NX

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Project Cars on Wii U is officially cancelled. Slightly Mad Studios has apologized for not releasing the game on the system, but says they look forward to a future hardware announcement from Nintendo.

“Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project Cars, we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform.”

“We eagerly look forward to any announcement of further hardware from Nintendo but right now Project Cars is simply too much for Wii U despite our very best efforts. Apologies to our Nintendo fans out there that have been waiting for further news on this but we have no desire to release a product that isn’t at the very least comparable with our highest-rated versions on other platforms. We optimistically look forward therefore to what the future may hold.”

Via: Nintendo Everything

ALL NIGHT? at Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4 - M. Productions


Five Night’s at Freddy’s….. yeah, the M.Productions crew discuss the 4th installment of the franchise.

Source: M. Productions

Nintendo set to Publish Devil’s Third in North America, Possible Gameplay Improvements? | PlayerEssence

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Francis discusses the news that Devil’s Third will be published by Nintendo in North America. Could the delayed release of the NA version bring gameplay improvements? Subscribe to PlayerEssence for news, reviews, trailers, tips and tricks!

Nintendo is Publishing Devil’s Third in North Amercia, Coming Q4 2015


Looks like Nintendo will be publishing Devil’s Third in North America. The title will be made available on the eShop and in stores in Q4 2015. Valhalla Game Studios will be releasing a PC version of the game that comes with only the multiplayer mode with a “free-to-start” business model. Nintendo will not be publishing the PC version. Via: Nintendo Everything 

Oden Sphere: Leiftrasir Announced for PS4, PS3 & PS Vita


Atlus and Vanillaware have teamed up to bring an HD remake of Odin Sphere to the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. This HD remake will be called Odin Sphere: Leiftrasir. Check out the debut trailer below. The game launches in Japan on January 14th, 2016. Via: VGChartz

Monster Hunter Stories will be Playable at TGS 2015

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Capcom has announced Monster Hunter Stories, the 3DS RPG set in the Monster Hunter universe, will be playable at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The expo will be held between September 17th and September 21st. Via: Nintendo Everything 

Monster Hunter X Launches on November 28th in Japan


Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter X will launch on November 28th in Japan for Nintendo 3DS. There are plans to release a New Nintendo 3DS XL bundle with the title, will a cool custom design. New Monster Hunter X themes are coming as well. No word on whether this game will be released in the west. Via: Nintendo Everything