UCube exclusive interview

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GameZone was able to check out the awesome mobile media center, U Cube. This mobile station includes five 50' high definition TV's, leather seating, theater lights and surround sound for each of the stations. The trailer also has the ability to plus in two additional stations outside of it.

They're also able to supply any gaming needs you might require. Want it to be an all Xbox 360 party? You got it. Want to diversify? That's fine too, as you can have 360's, PS3 and Wii's available. They even cater to motion gaming crowd with Kinect and PS Move as well. Since they're partnering with GameStop, they're also never short of popular games that you might want to have at your event.

UCube is based in South Florida and specializes in any kind of event, be it from a birthday party, a bachelor party, to a business party. They're able to cater to whatever you require.

By Mike Splechta

New 3DS XL bundles for Japan (patience for the rest)

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If you are a huge Nintendo fan, you know by now that Japan gets all the awesome stuff either exclusively or first. The whole “headquarters being there” makes a big different, apparently. Well this is but another example of this. Three new bundles and designs are coming out for the 3DS XL. As far as we know now, these are for Japan only. The bundles below are as follows:

  • Monster Hunter TriG (all black) – November 1st for 21,800 yen / ~$280
  • Animal Crossing (white and pattern) – November 8th for 22,800 yen / ~$290
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (black and red) –November 15th for 22,800 yen / ~$290

So if you’re not in Japan or into importing, it’s time to play the waiting and hoping game. The good news is that you at least get to pick out which one is your favorite until then. That’s something to do, I guess.

Monster Hunter 3DS XL

New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS XL

[Engadget via Nintendo]

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Tags: Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo, Japan, Monster Hunter TriG, Animal Crossing, New Super Mario Bros. 2

By Andrew Clouther

Pokemon Black & White Version 2 enhanced experience with 3DS and 3DS XL

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Pokemon Black & White Version 2 Image

While there is a lot of Nintendo 3DS news coming from Nintendo Direct, we shift our attention to the Nintendo DS with some upcoming Pokemon news.

The first ever sequel to a handheld Pokemon RPG, Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 will be available this fall. The adventure takes place two years after the events from the first games, and players will once again be adventuring through the Unova region. The game will be packed with Pokemon both new and old, so be sure to look out for your favorite original Pokemon (here's looking at you Psyduck!) as well as new Pokemon Trainers and new Gym Leaders to battle.

And while gamers will only be able to play it in 2D, those who will be playing it on their 3DS will have some unique features open to them, in the form of two titles that can be downloaded from the eShop, and will work in conjunction with White and Black Version 2.

Pokemon Dream Radar will be an augmented reality game which will let you use your 3DS or 3DS XL to search around your surroundings for hidden Pokemon. These Pokemon can then be caught and transfered to your White and Black Version 2 games. Dream Radar will feature hard to find Pokemon, that players might have trouble catching in the DS game, and some of which will only be found through Dream Radar.

Pokedex 3D Pro, which will apparently be the more comprehensive version of the already available Pokedex 3D, will work simultaneously with your game to track all the caught Pokemon in your Black and White Version 2. It will highlight when Pokemon evolve, what moves they can learn, and more. Through AR, you'll also be able to take pictures of your favorite Pokemon in the real world. Nifty!

Tags: Pokemon, Nintendo, 3DS, DS, RPG

By Mike Splechta

Possible sequel to The World Ends with You in development

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The World Ends with You

A new sub-domain at Square Enix hints at a possible sequel to The World Ends with You, released in 2008 for Nintendo DS.

The URL contains the phrase "Subaseka," a likely nod to the game as it's called in Japan (Subarashiki Kono Sekai). The webpage features character designs from Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi, the artists who worked on the original.

Nomura has previously teased that a sequel is at least under consideration. Characters from the game appeared in cameos in the recent Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

A countdown on the website is ticking down from six days.

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Tags: The World Ends with You, Square Enix

By Stephanie Carmichael

Starship Defense is now free for Club Nintendo members

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STARSHIP DEFENSE - NDS Image

July's been a weird month for Club Nintendo members. The two games that were available for free, Mario Tennis and Electroplankton Rec-Rec, were only put up for a limited time as opposed to the entire month. And while the awesome Nintendo 64 tennis game is still up for a few more days, the DSiWare download has been taken down.

In its place is now Starship Defense. You can redeem this one on DSiWare (on the 3DS) for 150 of your shiny digital Coins. I read a review of the game once, and it was good, so have at it if you're looking for some DSi fun … umm, to play on your 3DS.

Also, regarding that header image I used, do you know how hard it is to find some high quality screens of Starship Defense? Everything is so blurry and ugly! So I was, like, nah, I'll just post this visually pleasing picture of kittens!

You're welcome.

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Tags: Starship Defense, DSiWare, Club Nintendo

By David Sanchez

What’s downloadable this week, Nintendo? 11/1//2012

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Freakyforms Deluxe Your Creations, Alive! Image

After a couple of weeks of delivering a bunch of content, Nintendo's download platforms are looking fairly light today. We've got two new titles on the 3DS eShop (plus a demo) and two games on DSiWare.

Originally released on WiiWare, the runner game 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is now available for download on the 3DS for $4.99. Freakyforms Deluxe provides an updated version of the original game for $19.99. This time around you can take your created critters through multiplayer and battle modes. The eShop has also received yet another Style Savvy: Trendsetters demo, so there's that.

First up on DSiWare is Cake Ninja 2 for 500 DSi Points ($4.99 on the eShop). It's like Fruit Ninja, but with cakes. It's also like the original Cake Ninja, but with the number two added at the end of the title. Last is Spot It! Mean Machines, a hidden object game about toys. That one's available for 200 DSi Points ($1.99 for the 3DS crowd).

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Tags: Nintendo, 3DS, DS, eShop, DSiWare

By David Sanchez

What’s downloadable this week, Nintendo? 11/8//2012

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Image

Another week has passed, so Nintendo has unleashed yet another offering of digital downloads. Is there anything worthwhile in this latest set of titles? Find out right here.

Sengoku 2 is an old school action game originally released on Neo Geo. The game is now available on the Wii Virtual Console for 900 Wii Points. All you really need to know about this one is that you get to play as a ninja dog.

On 3DS we've got quite a few options, starting with Dress to Play: Cute Witches for $3.99. This game tasks you with dressing up little witches and then setting out for adventure across levels where your goal is to collect stuff and avoid other stuff while flying on a broom. There's also Johnny Hotshot, a target shooting title that's priced at $5.99. Other 3DS eShop options include a downloadable version of Paper Mario: Sticker Star for $39.99, Pokedex 3D Pro for $14.99, and a demo for Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion.

Next up is DSiWare. The first game on tap is Come On! Dragons, which bears no relation to Imagine Dragons. For 200 DSi Points ($1.99 for 3DS users), you can battle dragons through the touchscreen. Then there's Smart Girl's Playhouse Mini, a mini-game collection that seriously makes me wonder why I even bother with this weekly feature. Oh, that one costs 500 DSi Points ($4.99 on the eShop).

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Tags: Nintendo, Wii, 3DS, DS, WiiWare, Virtual Console, eShop, DSiWare, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

By David Sanchez

LEGO The Lord of the Rings releases today on DS, 3DS, and PS Vita

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment'sLEGO The Lord of the Rings game is now available across North America for Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita, giving players a chance to experience the epic adventure to save Middle-earth in LEGO form.

The game tells the epic story of the Fellowship's journey across the imaginative world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, but with the added fun, humor, and creativity that comes with the LEGO game franchise.

“With LEGO The Lord of the Rings, we are taking players on a truly remarkable adventure that is more epic than any they’ve experienced before in a LEGO game,” said TT Games managing director Tom Stone. “The game has a wonderful cast of characters, dramatic battles, and amazing locations, all of which bring The Lord of the Rings story to life in a uniquely LEGO way that the entire family will enjoy together.”

Iconic scenes from the books and films, like Helms Deep, The Shire, and Mount Doom, will be recreated in LEGO fashion. You'll also enjoy playing as blocky versions of Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, and others as you traverse these lands, solving puzzles and collecting a variety of weapons and magical items.

Although the game is out today for handheld devices, it won't launch on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, or PC until November 13, 2012.

Tags: LEGO The Lord of the Rings

By Matt Liebl

Four new villains arrive for The Amazing Spider-Man

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ASM - Scorpion

At E3 this year, Activision and developer Beenox showed off four villains set to appear in the game The Amazing Spider-Man.

We already knew about Felicia Hardy (aka Black Cat), but the companies also revealed the Lizard, Scorpion, and Vermin.

These characters join the cast that also includes Rhino and Iguana.

The game will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, and DS on June 26. The movie, also called The Amazing Spider-Man, hits theaters on July 3.

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Tags: E3 2012, Activision, Beenox, The Amazing Spider-Man

By Stephanie Carmichael

What was downloadable last week, Nintendo? 11/22/2012

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Zelda II - The Adventure of Link Image

With all the Thanksgiving hubbub that went on over the past few days, I figured I'd wait to post my very important weekly update on Nintendo's downloadable games. Also, I was lazy. (Also, I forgot to do it on Thursday.) In any case, we've got four new 3DS and DSi titles, so check 'em out here.

First up is Crashmo on the 3DS eShop. The game is priced at $8.99 and features block-pushing gameplay akin to its successful predecessor Pushmo. There's also Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link for $4.99, and really, that's just a lovely and criminally underrated game.

DSiWare's got two games of its own, though they seem very similar. You can get Spirit Hunters Inc: Light and Spirit Hunters Inc: Shadow for 800 DSi Points ($7.99 on the eShop) each and capture critters through the wonders of augmented reality. These games almost seem like the capture sequences in Denpa Men.

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Tags: Nintendo, 3DS, eShop, DSiWare, DS, Crashmo, Zelda 2

By David Sanchez

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