Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

Mewtwo Will be...
Mewtwo Will be Available as Paid DLC for Smash Bros, Too

As well as being a freebie for anyone who buys both versions of the new Smash Bros., Mewtwo will be paid DLC at a later date.
Friday 21 Nov 10:12am | Wii U | 3DS | 3

Game Awards 2014...
Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Game Awards 2014, which will be held in Las Vegas on December 5.
Friday 21 Nov 9:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 6

Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV Review

More than year after its American release, Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally out in New Zealand. Is it worth the wait?
Wednesday 19 Nov 3:00pm | 3DS | 3

Sony and Nintendo Fire...
Sony and Nintendo Fire Shots

The Wii brand is "a shadow of its former self," says Sony's Fergal Gara, but Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U offers the best value.
Wednesday 19 Nov 1:46pm | PS4 | PS3 | Wii U | Vita | 3DS | 15

Sweden Looking at...
Sweden Looking at Gender Equality Ratings for Games

A Swedish game industry trade organisation is proposing a move to label games based on whether or not they promote gender equality.
Tuesday 18 Nov 11:27am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 15

NZ Chief Censor on...
NZ Chief Censor on Games Avoiding Classification

New Zealand's chief censor Andrew Jack is losing faith the game industry, due to publishers bypassing classification laws.
Friday 14 Nov 5:46pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 12

Backtracking Through...
Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.
Friday 14 Nov 3:15pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 8

Ubisoft Looking at...
Ubisoft Looking at "Changing the Way We Work with Reviewers"

Ubisoft has responded to criticism for a late review embargo on the bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity.
Friday 14 Nov 9:02am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 7

Assassin's Creed...
Assassin's Creed Creative Director Launches New Studio

Patrice Desilets, the creative director for Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed II, has launched his own studio, Panache Digital Games.
Thursday 13 Nov 3:05pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 5

Eleven More amiibo...
Eleven More amiibo Figures Releasing in Q1 2015

Bowser, Toon Link, Rosalina, Meta Knight, Lucario, Sheik, Ike, King Dedede, Shulk, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man joining the amiibo range.
Wednesday 12 Nov 11:45am | Wii U | 3DS | 6

Industry-backed...
Industry-backed Awards Show, The Game Awards, Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced a new game awards show, The Game Awards, that will be a direct competitor to Spike's VGX Awards.
Tuesday 11 Nov 9:26am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 7

Majora's Mask 3D is...
Majora's Mask 3D is More than Just a Port, Says Nintendo

Majora's Mask 3D will deliver a "smoother" gameplay experience than the original, according to series producer Eiji Aonuma.
Monday 10 Nov 9:12am | 3DS | 7

Theatrhythm: Curtain...
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call Getting Bravely Default DLC

Square Enix is adding four Bravely Default tracks to Curtain Call, but it's unclear if they'll come to New Zealand.
Friday 7 Nov 9:18pm | 3DS | 8

Citizens of Earth...
Citizens of Earth Releasing in January

Eden Industries' "Earthbound meets Pokemon/Suikoden" RPG will release for PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and PC on January 20.
Friday 7 Nov 3:32pm | PS4 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 2

The Legend of Zelda:...
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Announced

The Nintendo 64 Legend of Zelda title Majora's Mask is finally getting the 3DS port that's been so frequently requested by fans.
Thursday 6 Nov 11:58am | 3DS | 7

Watch Today's Nintendo...
Watch Today's Nintendo Direct Broadcast, Live

As announced yesterday, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct briefing this morning at 11 am, which you can watch right here.
Thursday 6 Nov 10:51am | Wii U | 3DS | DS | 3

Capcom is Making a...
Capcom is Making a Luigi's Mansion Arcade Game

Luigi Mansion Arcade is a lightgun-esque ghost vacuuming game due out (in Japan, at least) next year.
Wednesday 5 Nov 1:29pm | 3DS | 7

Nintendo Direct...
Nintendo Direct Scheduled for Tomorrow

A Nintendo Direct briefing starting at 11 am on Thursday, November 6 will look at a range of upcoming 3DS and Wii U software.
Wednesday 5 Nov 9:57am | Wii U | 3DS | 5

Beyond the...
Beyond the Achievements Vlog Series Launching this Month

Beyond the Achievements, a new Kiwi video blog series focused on games and other aspects of geekdom will officially launch on November 23.
Tuesday 4 Nov 3:51pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 4

Kiwi Startup Building...
Kiwi Startup Building a Game-centric Social Media Platform

A Wellington-based technology startup has announced Leaping-Tiger, an upcoming social media platform designed with games and gamers in mind.
Tuesday 4 Nov 1:38pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 7

Nintendo: Ending...
Nintendo: Ending Region Locking May "Be a Benefit for Us"

Despite previously defending region locking, Satoru Iwata has acknowledged that region free consoles might be to Nintendo's benefit.
Tuesday 4 Nov 9:39am | Wii U | 3DS | 10

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