The Pokémon X and Y logos in front of a great treePokémon X and Y Versions are perhaps the most widely-anticipated 3DS games to date, and once more, The Pokémon Company is teasing some new information on the upcoming games. Junichi Masuda plans to make an appearance on Pokémon Smash, a Japanese television program devoted to Pokémon news and features, and he will apparently bring lots of news to the show.

There are no hints as to what this news may be, so all we can do now is speculate. Does it pertain to the Mewtwo's new form? Perhaps Masuda-san is planning an official announcement of the recently-rumored Fairy type. Maybe some of those crazy rumors from February are true. What do you hope to see come May 19th?


"Who are you not to be great? You, with the imagination of a brilliant child and the powers of an ancient god."

"Who are you to be ordinary? You, who could get away with murder, or raise the dead."

"Who are you to be anonymous? You, whose name should be spoken in reverent tones or in terrified whispers."

"Who are you to be afraid? You, who can serve as judge and jury while hoarding infinite lives."

"Who are you to be a slave to the past? You who can travel time like the oceans and rewrite history with a single word." 

"Who are you to deny greatness? If you would deny it to yourself, you deny it to the entire world."

Those are the questions Sony hath posed to thee. Nay... to all gamers!

"Greatness Awaits!"
-- The PlayStation 4's New Slogan

The Shadow of the Eternals crowd funding page is now live, with it new details about the game and about the crowd funding itself. In the developers first crowd funding update, they talk about the direction they want to takes with the game, and calm backers fears about whether past baggage would interfere with the project. 

The pilot episode requires more upfront costs to pay for engine license fees, system development and other pre-production tasks. We are anticipating future episodes to be significantly cheaper and faster to produce. A donation for the tiers that include multiple episodes is your investment on our ability to produce more episodes and we appreciate your trust and support.

More on the update after the jump.


Well we might finally be able to put the code name Durango to rest, along with other popular naming conventions such as Xbox 720. International Business Times has stuck its proverbial head out on the chopping block by "confirming" the next Xbox will be called Xbox Infinity. It is not the first time we have heard of this name, but it is the first time a major website is going with it as confirmed information based upon their own sources.

As for the name itself... I actually like it. It's a bit refreshing over the continued number system PlayStation uses and it's certainly more unique than the Wii U. Of course, I can't help my bring forth my inner Buzz Lightyear and remind everyone that were bound to go "To Infinity... and Beyond!” If Microsoft doesn't get a deal worked out with Disney to use that tagline, I will be sorely disappointed. What are your thoughts on the name? We'll have more information on the 21st.

It seems that hackers have not given up hope when it comes to hacking Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U. WiiKey, a Nintendo console hacking/modding group, had announced a few weeks back that they had successfully hacked the Wii U Operating System. And just recently the first Wii U title, The Avengers: Battle for Earth, has been dumped successfully and uploaded on the internet…at 23 GBs. Yes, pirates are going to have to pay quite a bit of hard drive space if they want to steal these babies.

Nintendo has stated that they are willing to take necessary legal action if this continues. What are your thoughts on this endeavor? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

This is, for lack of a better term, one hell of a rumor. You might as well bring truck loads of salt, because there is nothing out there to back up these claims outside of the original source, which is a post at semi-popular site TV Tropes. It was a bit hard to sift through things, but thankfully Nintendo Life was able to draw out the actual rumor so we can bring it to light for you.

The CPU and GPU are built on the same package.

CPU: IBM PowerPC 7xx-based tri-core processor "Espresso" clocked at 1.24 GHz before the 3.0.0 update, 3.24 GHz after the 3.0.0 update. This is an evolution to the Broadway chip used in the Wii, is 64 bit and uses Power6 technote When IBM has said that Nintendo has licensed the Power7 tech from IBM, Nintendo is not using it for the Wii U, explaining its backwards compatibility.

GPU: AMD Radeon High Definition processor codenamed "Latte" with an eDRAM cache built onto the die clocked at 550 MHz before the 3.0.0 update, 800 MHz after the 3.0.0 update.

That's one heck of a performance increase. Now, I can confirm the Wii U not only runs faster, but something definitely was boosted with the hardware itself. Games that previously had an fps issue here or there no longer do (Black Ops II campaign is now FPS issue free, as is Batman: Arkham City). Neither of those games had any updates to them at the time that I tested it out, thus it was directly related to whatever the Wii U 3.0.0 update did. Thoughts inside.

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Edition was submitted to Nintendo once before for approval, but unfortunately it was riddled with bugs. This time around, it seems like Renegade Kid has cleaned up the issues and is now waiting for approval yet again to release it next month. Co-Founder Jools Watsham announced as much via twitter:

Mutant Mudds was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS and later for iOS and Android platforms. Once Mutant Mudds arrived on the PC, the extra content associated was eventually brought to the 3DS as well. However, there will be Wii U exclusive content you wont be able to get on any other platform. If you're a fan of this well reviewed indie title, there might just be enough here to consider a 2nd or 3rd purchase, depending on the price.

Anyone who has played the Wii version of Donkey Kong Country Returns has experienced it at one point or another; whether you went to grab a snack, needed to stop for a bathroom break, or were just frustrated with the game, you returned to discover Donkey Kong passing the time on his DS, playing Miyamoto knows what.

Fast-forward to 2013, where Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is set to arrive in stores on May 24th. However, in order to facilitate the limitations of the 3DS -- and possibly to fit in the Easy Mode and a new world -- it would appear that Nintendo has removed idle animations from the game. Sorry Donkey, looks like you'll have to find a new hobby.

It's really quite a shame; I was hoping to see DK playing his game on a 3DS, inside of a 3DS, inside of a 3DS...

Amidst all the speculationdevelopment news, and more for the upcoming installment of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Did You Know Gaming has been releasing videos rife with Super Smash Bros. trivia. The third installment in this video series details tons of secrets hidden throughout the Super Smash Bros. series and loads of speculation on the development processes based on hidden data in each game in the series. Check it out to learn some fun facts about Nintendo's fantastic party brawler series. Head past the jump to check it out!

Remember this little NES gem? Probably not because it was never released outside of Japan despite having its own attraction in Nintendo Land along with the lead character Takamaru appearing in other titles that did make it overseas like Samurai Warriors 3

It's been over 25 years since its release but according to a rating for The Mysterious Murasame Castle having popped in Australia's Classification Board that was filed by Nintendo the title could be coming overseas via a Virtual Console, which platform's VC is unknown, digital import or maybe it's coming as a remake, at least Siliconera thinks so. 

But why would this happen, especially right now of all times? Perhaps Nintendo is just being generous, but we're hoping that the results will be more related to Smashing than anything else. 

In the recently released Tomodachi Collection: New Life, there have been reports of a “bug” which allows male characters to marry one another. This “bug” also provides male couples with the opportunity to have and raise children.

The Tomodachi Collection series is Japan's equivalent to The Sims; however it did not have the capability to create homosexual couples until the most recent installment of the franchise.

Some Tomodachi Collection: New Life players are ecstatic from this new “bug,” and posting photos of their male couples online. Male Mii characters have the ability to ask each other to go steady, bathe together, propose marriage, go on honeymoons, and raise children. This apparent glitch does not apply to female homosexual relations, but only to male couples. Despite many rumors that this feature is a bug that has yet to be patched by Nintendo, many users purchased the game only after hearing about the possibility of homosexual relationships.

Head past the jump to read more!

In the past, Valve has mentioned that they were looking to move more of their library over to Linux platforms. This was caused, in particular, by the release of Windows 8. Windows 8 is known to restrict open-ness of the Windows platform, while Linux is the exact opposite in philosophy. Recently, Valve has released games such as Team Fortress 2 and Portal on the Linux platform. To add to this library, Valve has recently published Half-Life 2 and its expansions to the Steam Store.

Half-Life 2 is a game that has won multiple awards across multiple fields, and it has become near-legendary in its gaming status. I, for one, am excited to see this come out on Linux. Are there any Linux users here? And, if so, are any of you planning to buy this?

For those of you who are unaware, an enormous update is coming to Runescape this summer.In fact, the update is so big, Jagex has dubbed it Runescape 3. Among the features contained within the giant update are an HTML5-client, somewhat updated graphics and draw distance, some improvements to weather effects, support for controllers, better audio, and a customizable interface. And as it turns out, Runescape 3 is coming

In a recent IGN interview, Jagex also revealed that they are working to bring Runescape 3 to tablets, by the end of the year no less. And Jagex's ambitions don't stop there, as they also stated the possibility of bringing the game to consoles. However, Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard indicated that there is an unfortunate stumbling block in the way of a Runescape console release; Jagex wants players of their MMO to have the ability of cross-platform play:

"Consoles are easy If you can just get the console manufacturers to play nice with each other and stop fragmenting the community then we could do something there too." -- Mark Gerhard

Announced several months ago, an HD upgrade of Resident Evil: Revelations is launching on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and Wii U later this month. But, if you can't wait that long, there's also a Wii U demo coming out next week on Tuesday, May 14th. I can't give you any solid information on the demo other than that, but one can guess that it'll be a short-but-sweet, nerve-racking taste of the survival horror experience Resident Evil: Revelations HD is going to provide.

Be sure you remember to check out the demo when it becomes available on the Wii U eShop next Tuesday!

Don't Starve, developed by Klei Entertainment, is an indie survival game available on PC for $14.99. Players step into the shoes of Wilson, a gentlemen scientist whom a demon has transported to a "mysterious wilderness world." Don't Starve is all about learning how to use the environment to your advantage in order to survive and, eventually, escape. The game also features an interesting art style, which is sort of a blend between Tim Burton and a cartoon.

Several days ago Jamie Cheng, one of the game's team members, was asked on Twitter whether or not there were any plans to bring Klei's PC game Don't Starve to either the 3DS or PSVita. Cheng responded that, though there are currently no concrete plans to do so, he'd "love to." And, given Nintendo's and Sony's recent attitudes toward indies, a 3DS or PSVita release of Don't Starve could very easily become a reality; let's hope it does.

Would you like to see Don't Starve make its way to either handheld platform?