Pokken Tournament Featuring Pikachu Libre

Bandai Namco have posted an all new Pokken Tournament trailer. In this video, players are able to get another look at “Pikachu Libre”. The humorous character was originally shown in the debut Wii U trailer last month and is quite funny. Check out the new trailer and let us know what you think.

Pokken Tournament is set to hit the Wii U in the first half of 2016. Enjoy.

Ghost Rider Deserves Better in Gaming


First things first, it’s pretty obvious that the headline for this post could also apply to movies because let’s be real: the Ghost Rider films weren’t the best. Sure, the original was fine and all, and the IMDB reviewers would agree, but the character deserves more than just “fine.” And that’s especially true given the fact that so many other superheroes are getting their just due in the cinema and, most recently, in gaming. However, there was a moment there in the 2005-2010 range when any superhero film that was released came attached with a pretty mediocre video game. That hasn’t really changed, per se, but the increasing popularity and success of Rocksteady’s Arkham games (based on Batman, of course) proves that every hero should have his or her day in the spotlight. So why not Ghost Rider?

Fans of the motorcycle-riding superhero may recall that he received his own game in 2007 on the PS2, PSP, and Game Boy Advance. The last of those three actually offered a slightly different Ghost Rider experience, as it was more Castlevania and Road Rash (ah, memories) than the Devil May Cry-lite affair offered on the PS2 and PSP. Yet, even with those comparisons to some truly great franchises, the end result was a lackluster game across the board. The reviewers weren’t too kind in expressing their opinions on these titles. Although, it’s worth noting that the GBA version of Ghost Rider did net a 7.8 from GameSpot thanks to some sleek visuals and varied gameplay. Still, more people were probably hoping for a bigger experience—aka one they could play on their TVs—and when it came to getting that on the PS2, it was a mess at best.

And now, there are really only two existing and viable gaming options for those wanting to take their Ghost Rider fandom to the next level. The first exists on the aptly titled Just Online Games site, and it’s… interesting to say the least. Basically, you just drive the fiery protagonist through a series of platform-y levels until you reach the end. It’s pretty straightforward and looks decent for what it is, but there’s not a whole lot happening here. And then there’s the game that exists on Gala Casino’s platform. Like its cohort, the gameplay here isn’t particularly deep, but it too is an intriguing spin on a genre. In this case, Ghost Rider and his narrative exist as the basis for a slot machine, which comes through with sharp graphics and effects. It’s worth noting that other comic book characters, particularly those in the Marvel universe, have their own games there, t

So why, then, hasn’t something been done to bring Ghost Rider back to the consoles in a proper, well-executed project? Perhaps it’s the fact that so many other superhero games have fallen short, apart from the aforementioned Arkham series. Or maybe it’s as simple as this: the franchise didn’t do too hot in the theaters, so why waste time on a game? OK, that’s fair, but this is the perfect character for doing more than what we’ve come to expect. And it wouldn’t be terribly difficult to accomplish either. A developer could take the GBA game and modify/upgrade it to PS4/Xbox One/Wii U levels while including everything that made the handheld version so fun. With so many games (especially from indie developers) embracing the Castlevania approach—and that includes the series’ former producer himself—why not do the same with Ghost Rider? And let’s not even get started on an HD take on

Road Rash (with a Ghost Rider skin) that would be included, too…

Nintendo Announces New President


Earlier today, Nintendo had announced its new company president. Nintendo has announced that Tatsumi Kimishima will now be the new President of Nintendo Co. Before the announcement of his new role, Mr Kimishima was posted as President of Nintendo America, and was also formerly President of Pokemon America in 2001.

Up until this point, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda were temporarily taking the lead for the big N.

We will see how things pan out. Seems like a very logical and safe choice.


Here is a wonderful new Super Mario Maker commercial for everyone to check out. It seems like Super Mario Maker is making a huge impact all around the globe and we can’t wait to get our hands on it! I love checking out YouTube video’s of user creations and cannot wait to test out the games tools myself.

Check out the new extended Super Mario Maker and let us know if you purchased the title. Enjoy.

Nintendo Treehouse Super Mario Maker Workshop

The good folks at Nintendo Treehouse have produced a Super Mario Maker Workshop video so be sure to give it a watch above. Nintendo’s latest Mario game was released today, September 11th, and has received positive praise from nearly every news outlet. The game will kick things off for Nintendo’s holiday season and I really hope to get my hands on the game soon!

Check out the Nintendo Treehouse Super Mario Maker Workshop presentation and let us know if you plan on getting the game!

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Art vs Science Set For Next Splatfest

An all new category has been announced for Splatoon and its Splatfest. The next North American Splatfest will be art against science, and you can pick your side tomorrow in the game. The Splatfest will begin on Saturday, September 19th at 9:00 PM PST, and 5:00 AM GMT.

Looks fun as always. What side will you pick? Me- I would pick Art (I still haven’t picked up Splatoon).

Best Selling Games In The United States Announced For August


The best selling games for the US have been announced for last month and you can check out the list below. Madden NFL 16 takes top honors followed by Minecraft and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

Check out the rest of the list below and let us know if you purchased any of the following games:

Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
Rare Replay (Xbox One)
Until Dawn (PS4)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack (360, PS3)
Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)



The latest hardware sales from Japan are in so be sure to check out the rundown below. The PS4 really took over selling almost 55,000 units last week. The 3DS and PS Vita rounded out the top 3 positions.

Check out the full list below:

PS4 – 54.494
3DS – 34.756
PS Vita – 11.708
Wii U – 10.232
PS3 – 2.817
Xbone – 180


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Looks like Super Mario Maker is really making its rounds as the Wii U exclusive is set to appear on “The Today Show” tomorrow. The hosts plan on playing the title tomorrow before its release on Friday. It seems like Super Mario Maker has been getting a ton of exposure and I hope that the game moves some Wii U consoles.

Be sure to tune in and check it out.



YouTube has posted a listing of the top 10 trending games for last month and you can check it out below. Until Dawn takes top honors edging out the likes of Call of Duty Black Ops III and Madden.

Here is the full rundown:

1. Until Dawn
2. Call of Duty Black Ops III
3. Madden NFL 16
4. Pac-Man 256
5. Superhot
6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
7. Super Mario Maker
8. Gears of War
9. H1Z1
10. World of Warcraft