Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Zero Mission

Given the amount of attention it’s received (none), it’s easy to forget that 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of another acclaimed Nintendo franchise. Metroid was first released on August 6th 1986 in Japan, and we were introduced to the heroine bounty hunter, Samus Aran. Revolutionary for its time, the original NES game pioneered a special … Continue reading

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Nintendo 3DS XL Launches Across Europe Today, is it worth the money?

The 3DS is not even 18 months old but today it receives an upgrade with the release of the 3DS XL across Europe. The redesign features screens that are 90% larger than the original and a battery life that can extend much further than before. It comes available in silver, blue and red, the stylus … Continue reading

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Nintendo Sending Spotpass Notifications About GBA Ambassador Titles

It is said that Nintendo will be sending out SpotPass notifications to users that are eligible for the Ambassador Program, to let them know when their Game Boy Advance games will be available for download. Apparently some people have already got their notifications. Have you? Let us know! Related Articles 3DS Ambassador Program – Have You Downloaded Yet? (nintendoscene.com) … Continue reading

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Downloading Ambassador Games – What You Need to Know

As of the 1st of September, people who bought their 3DS’s early, and enrolled in the Ambassador Programme will be able to download a selection of their favourite NES games for free. It’s emerged that downloading the games won’t be as simple as logging on the e-shop, selecting your game and clicking download. Fear not, … Continue reading

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Shinobi 3DS Box Art Revealed

It was revlealed last month that Sega are bringing Shinobi back this September and on to 3DS.  It’s understanable why I’m excited about this game, but the revealed screenshots make it look epic. The first Shinobi game was released back in 1987, but my first encounter with Sega’s ninja was in The Revenge of Shinobi … Continue reading

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Remember: Technology Empowers Game Design

When Nintendo first revealed the Wii to the world back in 2006, the gaming world was shocked. Not only because of the strange name the company had given to their new console, but also due to the fact that the system was seriously more underpowered than Nintendo’s two main competitors Sony and Microsofts offerings.  Nintendo’s philosophy was … Continue reading

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