It's time for an amiibo blast from the past with the Retro 3-Pack! Included in this set are Duck Hunt (the dog with the duck flying above), Mr. Game and Watch (the predecessor to the Game Boy), and R.O.B. (the robot peripheral for the original NES Nintendo Entertainment System.)
I give you an up-close look at each of these old school amiibo characters, which work great with Super Smash Bros U and 3DS! Let me know your thoughts in the comments - I thought Mr. Game and Watch was pretty cool the way you could change his pose, and the detail in R.O.B. was awesome.
You can order the Amiibo Retro 3-Pack now.
We test different amiibo costumes in Super Mario Maker! The game is set for release on September 11, 2015, but Nintendo sent us an early copy so that we could give you guys a sneak peek at what's coming. The amiibo we use in this episode include Link from The Legend of Zelda, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Kirby, and Donkey Kong. Check out the custom look, animations, and sounds when using these amiibo figures with the Wii U Gamepad.
The Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity…including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the world. It’s easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only dream of before. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild!
You can get Super Mario Maker now!
The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox is the easiest way to add 2TB of storage space to your Xbox One or Xbox 360. The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox is the direct result of a partnership between Xbox and Seagate that will leave you with 5x as much storage as you started with on your 500GB Xbox One, and much more than that if you own an Xbox 360.
The Game Drive for Xbox simply plugs into any USB port on your Xbox One or Xbox 360, without the need for a power supply. It supports USB 3.0 speeds on the Xbox One. It's available for $109.99 starting today.
You can get the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox now!
We've got the Limited Edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in, which includes the Skull Kid bonus figurine! This is a rare and hard-to-find bundle, so I'm happy to be able to bring you an up-close look at this collector's edition package in this episode!
Be sure to also check out our New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask Edition unboxing, as well as our feature on the standard New Nintendo 3DS XL. You can try and pick up the Majora's Mask Skull Kid edition on Amazon.
We've got the super-rare New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask edition, and we bring you an up-close look at this beautiful console in this episode! As you can see, the coloring is unique to this console, and it shows artwork of the Majora's Mask, as well as other masks from the game. The Majora's Mask edition sports all the same new benefits of the regular New Nintendo 3DS XL, those being things like:
- Face-tracking 3D
- C Stick for enhanced controls
- Much faster processor for quicker loading
- ZR and ZL shoulder buttons
- Redesigned console hardware and button placement
Be sure to check out our feature on the standard New Nintendo 3DS XL. You can try and pick up the Majora's Mask edition New Nintendo 3DS XL on Amazon.
Nintendo is phasing out the original Nintendo 3DS here in the United States, but we wanted to take a final look at the Flame Red Nintendo 3DS hardware before saying goodbye. I think this is the best looking of all the Nintendo 3DS colors. I bring you a tour of the hardware in this episode. If you want to get your hands on one of these, get it quick - you can pick up the Flame Red Nintendo 3DS on Amazon!
If you haven’t picked up an Xbox One yet (or, if you need an extra one for the bedroom,) next week will be a great time to buy. Microsoft is running a promotion from September 7 through 13th where buying an Xbox One at participating retailers will include any free game of your choosing that costs $59.99 or less. Yes, that includes Destiny, Bungie’s new title, which drops on September 9. That’s a nice savings, since you’ll probably want at least one game to play on your new console anyway. Speaking of which, the offer applies to Xbox One bundles as well, so if you buy the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle or the Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle, each of which already comes with a free game, you get another free game of your choosing on top of that.
Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop you can enter to win a Sony PlayStation 4 Battlefield bundle. You can't get better than free, so this is our Deal of the Day.
Aside from the actual PlayStation 4 console, you'll also walk away with two wireless PS4 controllers, and a copy of Battlefield 4 as well. Ready to enter? Go get it:
If you live in the world of video gaming, you probably know about Twitch. It's a sound concept. Watch other people play video games. I know I did it when I was nine, there was always a group of us kids around the the guy with the Gameboy playing Mario as we cheered him on.
Now it comes down to watching strangers play over the internet in real time and instead of five guys looking at a handheld console over their friend’s shoulder, it's 43 million people watching a sum total of 6 billion hours of video game coverage every single month.
Those are some big numbers, and if there is one company that has a good nose for big numbers and the internet, it's Google. Now sources connected to Google have let it slip that the internet giant YouTube, owned by Google, is looking to acquire Twitch for $1 billion.
Should the deal go through, Twitch would gain access to Google's nigh-unlimited resources to expand. It also could run afoul of United States monopoly laws, granting Google a majority share of internet video game streaming services.
Twitch alone accounted for 1.35% of all downstream bandwidth in North America in March, with Youtube raking in 18.67%.
It's still in the rumor stage unfortunately, with Youtube and Twitch refusing to confirm talks, naturally. We'll see what banner I'm streaming under when July rolls around.
We always knew that the Thwomps that try to crush our heroes in Super Mario Bros. were big softies, and now there's proof in the official Thwomp pillow. These are licensed by Nintendo, so they're the real deal. You can get one of your own right now for $25 on Amazon. Just be sure to time your jumps carefully, mmkay?
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