Mario Kart 8 Will Allow Users To Upload Directly To Youtube

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that users will be able to upload their gameplay footage from Mario Kart 8 directly to Youtube via Mario Kart TV. This is an amazing addition to the highly anticipated title and I cannot wait to use it. Anyone who purchases the title will also be able to download one of 4 selected Wii U titles digitally on their Wii U systems.

Looks like a perfect time to join the next generation of Nintendo if you ask me.

Nintendo Surprises With An All New Nintendo Direct Focused on Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has just surprised the gaming world by uploading an all new Mario Kart 8 Direct today. Along with the full direct – which you can check out above – the publisher has made a number of announcements, as well as shown a brand new features trailer. Check out the highlights from the official press release below (including how to get a FREE Wii U game with purchase of Mario Kart 8)

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle

People who don’t yet own a Wii U system will find it easy to get in on the action. On May 30 Nintendo is releasing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set bundle that includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $329.99.
Get a Free Digital Game

People who buy Mario Kart 8 and register the game with Club Nintendo before July 31 will receive a free Nintendo eShop download code for an additional Wii U game. Players can grow their Wii U digital game collections by choosing from one of these well-received Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. That’s a two-for-one deal featuring some of the all-time great Wii U games. This offer also applies to people who get the game in the Mario Kart 8 bundle or digitally in the Nintendo eShop.
Online Multiplayer

Up to 12 players can race together online in four different multiplayer modes, as long as everyone has a broadband Internet connection. Like to trash-talk your friends while you’re preparing for a race? You’re in luck! Mario Kart 8 lets players chat with one another in the lobby area using the Wii U GamePad microphone or text phrases as they wait for their friends to join. Players also can create public or private tournaments for which they specify the day of the week, the time and the rules. Per tradition, players will be able to race against ghost data from friends or even the top 10 worldwide racers. They can try to beat them or just pick up a few tips and tricks from studying the best. If you beat the development team’s ghosts, you’ll get cool stamps for use in Miiverse posts.
Mario Kart TV

As previously announced, players can watch their highlight racing reels, rewind them, play them in slow motion or upload them to Miiverse. They can watch the world’s most popular highlight reels and comment on them. But players with Google accounts can also upload their reels directly to their YouTube channels.
New Items

Items are what make Mario Kart games so balanced. No matter how skilled racers are, they’re just a blue Spiny Shell away from disaster. A well-timed item can also turn defeat into victory in an instant. The new Super Horn blows away all other items – literally. Sounding the Super Horn issues forth a sonic shock wave that blasts away everything in the vicinity, including other drivers, Red Shells and even blue Spiny Shells. It’s a potent asset, especially for drivers trying to maintain their lead. Mario Kart 8 also introduces the Crazy Eight, a swirl of eight different items that lucky players can use one by one.
New Racers

Two new playable female characters make their debut appearances in Mario Kart 8. New heavyweight driver Pink Gold Peach glows with a golden light and makes a nice counterpart to Metal Mario. Baby Rosalina shows up for a play date with other Baby characters. As in past Mario Kartgames, players can again choose to play as their Mii characters, which rounds out the field of racers to an even 30.

Child of Light Review

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Come close my readers as I get ready to review, one of the finest digital games to come into view. Child of Light is a work of art that springs to life, it tells of a story of a girl named Aurora and a rather large knife. Get used to these rhymes as they are found throughout the game, but rest assured my readers, it never grows lame. No these rhymes make the game stand out and make it a fairy tale come true. So read on my readers for our official Child of Light review.

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All New Driveclub Trailer Plus Release Date Announced

DRIVECLUB brings to life the heart and soul of car culture. An incredible, authentic and immersive driving experience, DRIVECLUB makes you feel the exhilaration of driving the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world, all rendered in staggering detail, inside and out. Race them in richly detailed real-world locations, alongside your teammates.

DRIVECLUB will be available October 7th, 2014 exclusively for PS4. Check out the new trailer and let us know what you guys think.

Nintendo Outlines E3 2104 Plans

Nintendo has outlined their plans for E3 2014. NOA had the following press release regarding the highly anticipated show:

Super Smash Bros. Tournament Highlights Nintendo’s E3 Approach E3 Expo 2014

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Over the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy.

“We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer. “So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”

At E3 2014, Nintendo will offer four unique experiences, all under the unifying banner of “Play Nintendo.”

Super Smash Bros. Invitational

2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros. games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros. characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.

Nintendo Digital Event
Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video – in that case a Nintendo Direct – to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
This year, Nintendo will offer fans a deeper look at Nintendo’s biggest games of E3, with information directly from the source. The “Treehouse,” the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo’s booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show. Fans can get settled in, open their browsers and experience the Nintendo games at E3 like never before.

Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest @ Best Buy
In 2013, Nintendo broke new ground by expanding its E3 activities outside of the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center and letting fans play some of the games being played on the show floor at participating Best Buy stores. The partnership between Nintendo and Best Buy continues in 2014 and will mark the first time around the world that fans have had the opportunity to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

More details about each event, including dates, times, locations and game content will be revealed shortly. To follow all of Nintendo’s E3 activities, keep an eye on Nintendo’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel. Or visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

So a “digital event”, Smash Bros at Best Buy, updates from the treehouse and a Smash tourney? Sounds interesting Nintendo…

Official Destiny Strike Gameplay: The Devils’ Lair

Beneath the ruins of the Cosmodrome, in the shadow of an old colony ship, we’ve located the House of Devils’ lair. Fight the Fallen, burn back the Hive, and clear a path that leads straight into E3, Beta, and beyond.

Destiny is going to be something special. Words cannot express how much I am looking forward to this one so September cannot come soon enough. This new gameplay is fantastic and has me even more hyped for this game.

Check out the official Destiny Strike Gameplay: The Devils’ Lair and lets know what you think. Enjoy.

Pre-order Tales of Xillia 2 Collector’s Edition Here

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Amazon has officially opened pre-orders for the Tales of Xillia 2 Collector’s Edition, which was confirmed earlier this week. You can reserve a copy here.

The Tales of Xillia 2 Collector’s Edition comes with the following items:

Tales of Xillia 2 Game Disc
Ludger Kresnik Figure
Elle’s Pocket Watch Replica Compact
Rolo Plush Charm
Tales of Xillia 2 Music Selection CD
Tales of Xillia 2 Art Book
Classic Tales Of Costume DLC (Yuri Lowell, Emil Castagnier, Asbel Lhant)

The last collector’s edition for a Tales game, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, ended up selling out fairly quickly so get your preorders in today.

Did you preorder the game?

Child of Light Making Video Part 3

Here is another making of Child of light video for your viewing pleasure. The downloadable game is headed to PS4, XBOX One, Wii U, PS3 and XBOX 360 on April 30th and utilizes the gorgeous UbiArt framework.

Enjoy this making of Child of Light video and be sure to check back for our official review on April 28th (HUGE props to Ubisoft for providing a review copy of the game for us).

Will you be downloading this one? The game is rated E for everyone.