on 09-16-201409:31 PM - last edited on 09-17-201410:21 AM by BBYMartin
I think I smell this holiday season's 'big deal'. New in a market that hasn't even had a chance to grow old, Nintendo is stepping into the 'toys as video games' realm, alongside current residents Infinity and Skylanders. Did you're mind just ponder the possibilities? Perhaps you've got the perfect place just asking to be filled with delightful Nintendo characters that will also enter video games and do your bidding? Me too. It's amiibo, it's Nintendo, it's figurines that play in the game, and it's probably going to have your children pestering you incessantly as we march steadily on toward December.
Earlier in the week, we took a look at Sony and Microsoft's press conferences at Gamescom. It's time to do a quick sweep up of the rest of Gamescom. I'll speak about 5 of my favourite and most anticipated titles, from the very close (NHL 15) to the very distant (Mortal Kombat X.) Tell me your favourites too, and why! Check it out.
It's only about 5 weeks before Hyrule Warriors makes its long awaited release in North America, and what a better day than Japanese launch day to discuss what you'll get when the game releases here with your Pre-Order. Read on to find out about the Pre-Order bonus you get if you act now while supplies last.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is just weeks away. Featuring many of your favourite Marvel Universe characters (with more to come) and the arrival of Tinker Bell and Stitch, this promises to be a big step forward for the already successful Infinity franchise. What else can you expect, and what can you get for free with your Pre-Order? Click on to find out.
It was probably the most anticipated game of E3 2012, and then the most anticipated game of E3 2013. Finally, Watch Dogs is out for pretty well every major console (WiiU coming soon) and promises to be one of the most tense, nail biting thrill ride games in years, stepping you in the shoes of an anti-hero hacker. But was it worth the wait? Click below and find out for yourself.
During their huge digital event away from some of the glitz and glamour of E3, Nintendo came out swinging against its competitors, confirming some major new editions of titles like Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox and even Mario vs. Donkey Kong! They also shed some more light on previously announced titles like the new Smash Bros, and Hyrule Warriors! Read on to find out more.
Every so often, a promotion comes along that blows your socks off. Considering the ridiculous numbers the Mario Kart series does every time a new game comes out, it doesn't really need more sales bonuses. Yet, Nintendo's stacking the deck in your favour if you buy early. Buy Mario Kart 8 and register it with Nintendo by July 31st for your choice of one of 4 different free games!
Hauppauge has time and again created some of the most versatile personal recording devices, and the HD PVR Rocket aims to do that yet again. This lightweight yet powerful device allows you to do things some of its competition can't, such as record with push buttons off the device, record to devices without the use of a PC and even plug in a microphone for realtime commentary recording! Come check out a review of this helpful device after the jump.
One of Nintendo's oldest bad guy turned good stories is back for its first spin on the Nintendo WiiU! Donkey Kong, the one time maniacal girlfriend stealing gorilla retired to his Island Paradise in 1994, and with his new found heroism has launches one of Nintendo's best-selling gaming franchises. 20 years after the first one came out, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed, bringing with it some old faces, new tricks and a world where pirate penguins and owls pick on our jungle friends. Come check out my review of the latest edition of the franchise and see if it's a worthy pickup for your Nintendo WiiU collection.
From the beginning of time… ok well… maybe just the early 80s, Mario and his brother Luigi have been synonymous with 3 things… Nintendo, success and a lot of coins! All the way back to the original Mario Bros., the italian plumbers have been plunging their way into the hearts of more than three decades of gamers and after arguably the two best titles on the Nintendo Wii with the Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 the dynamic duo, along with a few of their friends, make their debut on the Nintendo Wii U with Super Mario 3D World. Brought to you by the development team behind the latter of the Galaxy games, Super Mario 3D World has a fantastic pedigree and with it some high expectations. Not only do they deliver as promised, but they outdo themselves with one of the best games of the year!
Back in August, Disney Infinity brought fans of the Magic Kingdom a new dynamic in video gaming, with the ability to play as characters in scenarios that you previously couldn't. A few months later, the magic continues with a lot of different characters and themed playsets. From Toy Story, to the newest addition to the Disney Family (Frozen) and a few old favourites in between, there's something for everybody right now, and with possibly much more to come in 2014, it won't be long before you have the whole Disney Universe at your fingertips! Check out the new add-ons available now at Best Buy.
It's quickly become one of the best selling video game franchises out there, and now, part 3 of the Skylanders series: Swap Force is available for all major consoles, and in a special WiiU Bundle. Featuring Swap Force, three different Skylanders heroes (including one specially colored for this console,) Nintendo Land and a bounty of extras, the Skylanders: Swap Force WiiU packs a huge punch for a low price. Come take a look!
With the holidays fast approaching, gift giving can be really easy, or really hard depending on whom you're buying for. Then there are the gifts with dual purpose - Maybe you want to give it to your teen, or maybe you want something you can all enjoy as a family. Maybe it's even something that might flash you back to when you were their age? Here's a list of some of those fun products that might do just that.
This might be the best games trade-in deal in years! This long weekend at Best Buy, Trade one current gen title, and get your choice of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV or Battlefield 4 for current gen consoles! Click below to find out what this offer is, and how you can take advantage.
To showcase some of their Holiday 2013 releases, Nintendo made a media stop in Toronto, and I had the privilege of attending.
On display were a number of new and soon-to-be released games that are part of what I would consider a strong holiday lineup from Nintendo. Read on to find out more details about everything on display and more!
Wii Party U is here! The sequel to 2010's Wii Party brings with it 3 different gaming categories with numerous game types, and other minigames within those. 80 different minigames in all encourage you to dust off your Wiimotes, hook the sensor up and clear some space in your living room for a night of gaming fun. How fun is it? Read the review by clicking below.
As one of the self-admitted hardest people on the planet to buy a gift for, it's sometimes helpful to have a list of some of the things we secretly want or think would be great to receive. Some of us have simple tastes. Some of us have expensive tastes. Either way, this list might provide insight into some of those bits and pieces of technology we're secretly interested in, but might not let on as much as we should.
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10 years ago, when The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker originally came out, Nintendo put a console bundle together that included some bonuses, but nothing done to the hardware itself. Surprising, considering the history of branded consoles Nintendo had put out to date, and would continue putting out for years to come. Now, with Wind Waker revived in HD, Nintendo's released another Wind Waker bundle, but included a specially branded piece: The Wii U Gamepad. Click below to find out more about the console, and view our unboxing video.
One of the most unique installments of the Legend of Zelda series is back! Wind Waker was a game that brought with it a new visual spin on the way we viewed Link, and played the games.
Both beloved and controversial, Wind Waker is the first of two scheduled reboots this year for Nintendo systems, and the first in a rumored line of Wii U Zelda high definition releases. With a few new gameplay modifications, is Wind Waker worth revisiting again on its 10th anniversary?
It's tough to take risks in gaming nowadays, especially when tried and tested formulas like the Grand Theft Autos, Saints Rows and sports titles do so well. Still, Nintendo is out there every day trying to think outside the box, and the Superhero stacking epic Wonderful 101 is no exception. Boasting a cast of 100 superheroes (both major and minor) and the ability to create superweapons with the flick of a wrist, Wonderful 101 is something you've never played before. But does the risk pay off for Nintendo? Check out Plug-In's review of this Wii U exclusive title.
Nintendo announced some changes and new products that help them close out 2013 in a strong fashion alongside some of their previous announcements, including a price drop for the WiiU Deluxe system. Click below check more info on this price drop and when it will happen, and take the first looks at the Nintendo 2DS, the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD WiiU bundle and get a quick release schedule of some of Nintendo's own game releases for the rest of the year.
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Gamescom is a wrap, and left behind are some good memories and some even better news. Nearly 350,000 attendees went to this year's convention, with hundreds of thousands checking out the action from all over the world. Want to see a bit more information about of this year's titles, along with a full list of award winners? Click below and check it out.
How long has it been since Disney Infinity was first announced? Nearly three years.
On August 18th, it became a reality.
Disney Infinity is now available on most major consoles at your local Best Buy, and online at BestBuy.ca. Was it worth the hype? What does Infinity look like? Come read the Plug-In review of Infinity, and check out an original gameplay video too.
With the next generation of Playstation and XBox consoles just around the corner, the question remains - When is the right time to upgrade and go out and buy the new systems? So many factors come into play with this decision (price, your investments in the other systems, launch titles, etc.) Here are a few reasons that might help swing you toward a new console, or toward keeping your current ones a bit longer.
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Though they decided to stay away from the round of press conferences this year, Nintendo still had plenty to show off on the floor at E3, and announced some new goodies for the WiiU and 3DS as well. Come take a look at some of the announcements, release dates and see screenshots of titles like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze!
Nintendo may not be launching a new console this year, but they have plenty to show in terms of upcoming games - some of which you may be able to try out this week at your local Best Buy store, because Nintendo is featuring several of its E3 demos at various Canadian locations. Check with your favorite store for details.
Best Buy is live at E3 this year. Check Plug In, and the information network regularly for live and up to the minute news. In the meantime, here is a brief recap of June 10th: Day One of one of the world's largest gamer playgrounds.
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