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Nintendo: How the ‘Tournament’ feature of Mario Golf works!

International Tournaments Put the “World” in Mario Golf: World Tour

Nintendo has issued a small press release, on how amazing wonderful the new ‘tournament’ feature is with its partnership of Callway Golf on its upcoming Mario Golf game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld

Ahh.. Does anyone here remember those toy desktop Mario Golf thingies, that was the closest we got to 3D Golfing with Mario, back in the day, but now thanks to Nintendo 3DS handheld, and Callaway Golf, in the new Mario Golf: World Tour, we can complete internationally with other Mario Golfers and win coins for gear, and such, here is all the juicy details from the big ‘N’ themselves:

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When Mario Golf: World Tour launches for the Nintendo 3DS system on May 2, it will feature robust regional and worldwide online tournaments hosted by Nintendo, as well as custom tournaments that can be created by players. All players who own the game and have a wireless broadband Internet connection can enter the Nintendo-hosted tournaments by simply checking their SpotPass notifications for upcoming and available tournaments, playing in the event and uploading their scores before the event deadline. Players can even monitor their progress by checking the leaderboards to see where they stand. Tournaments can be accessed in Mario Golf mode or using one of the entry machines in the new Castle Club. There will be a variety of different tournaments, ranging from larger competitions to smaller-scale events like longest-drive challenges, coin-gathering challenges or even speed golf.

Nintendo is also collaborating with Callaway Golf (a global golf gear manufacturer) to host its own series of special in-game tournaments that will begin on May 22. The tournaments will be activated using the SpotPass feature, and all players who participate will receive in-game digital Callaway Golf items such as golf clubs and golf balls, which will enhance the players’ stats when used by their Mii characters. Winners of all in-game tournaments – including the Callaway tournaments – are determined by the highest submitted score, and winners will receive in-game coins that can be used to acquire more gear in Toad’s Shop in Castle Club. Starting at launch, a schedule for select tournaments will be available at http://mariogolf.nintendo.com/tournaments.

In addition to tournaments, the Mario Golf: World Tour game rounds out its suite of online multiplayer features by letting players create public or private communities. Want to play a multiplayer match with only Birdo as a playable character? Want to limit the number of Ice Flower item shots players can use? Want to slow down the wind on golf courses like DK Jungle, Bowser’s Castle and Sky Island? By creating communities and private tournaments, players can customize every aspect of the multiplayer experience to form a vast amount of fun new challenges.

Players eager to tee off in Mario Golf: World Tour will get a chance to try the game before launch when a downloadable demo is released in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on April 24.

Mario Golf: World Tour will launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about the game, visit http://mariogolf.nintendo.com.


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Nintendo Brings Its Best New Games to WonderCon

Drop in to WonderCon and get some Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game action in!

If you planning on dropping into WonderCon over the Easter Long Weekend, you be please to know that Nintendo is bringing some of its hottest games to the con, some of which are not even available yet!

If you can tear yourself away from all the hot cosplay ladies at WonderCon, you might be able to get some Nintendo gaming action in, if the line-ups are not too long, and check out Mario Kart and Disney’s Magical World and others during the long Easter weekend.

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Fans will be able to get their hands on five of the hottest new and upcoming games from Nintendo at WonderCon, some of which will be playable before they launch nationwide in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo is making five games playable at the event, which takes place April 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif. These games represent some of entertainment’s most well-known and best-loved characters and franchises. The games are:

  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, launching May 30
  • Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS, available now
  • Disney Magical World for Nintendo 3DS, available now

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com. Disney Magical World is developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studio Inc.


Our thanks to ‘garyopa’ for this news item!

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Activision adds BumbleBee to latest Transformers

‘Rise of the Dark Spark’ just keeps on getting better and better!

More details released yesterday on the new playable character BumbleBee, in the latest sequel of video games covering the Transformers series of movies.

Got this news from Activision recently on their new Transformers game, the first that will be playable finally on the next-gen platforms.

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Hey Transformers fans!

Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has today revealed new images of Bumblebee from TRANSFORMERSTM: RISE OF THE DARK SPARKTM, a video game complement to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION.

Bumblebee will be playable as the following:

  • Cybertron – Bumblebee’s courage and bravery makes him stand out despite being one of the youngest and most inexperienced Autobots. Since losing his ability to speak at the hands of Megatron, Bumblebee continues to press on and has found a close friend in Optimus Prime.
  • Earth – Bumblebee is the Autobots’ scout and a seasoned warrior. He works tirelessly for his leader Optimus Prime and fellow Autobots.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK will be releasing on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony’s PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii UTM system and the Nintendo 3DSTM handheld system and Windows PC.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK is rated PEGI 12. Be sure to check out the latest information on the game at www.transformersgame.com.


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SonicMAN v2.01 Released

A new update is out for SonicMAN, another MM fork for CobraODE users by Mussonero. In this latest release, the latest version of Showtime is included as well as bug fixes.

About SonicMAN

This is not an official version of Multiman which has been developed starting from the very old source code that you can find on the net. We started to make a version of ode since the multiman for CFW is already perfect and we got excellent results

SonicMan Version 2.1- April 15

Small fix for creating ISO file and showtime update

SonicMan Version 2.0

Added a method to extract the Zip file with more than one folder to internal
Added support to create ISO image of the games with new method and API
Fix memory, more stability
ShowTime updated, you no longer need a pen-usb, if you use SonicmangerV2.0

[Download] [Source]

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Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time,

Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today.

Been holding off buying one of more popular 3DS games, well don’t worry now that Nintendo has sold a ton of them to everyone else, you can finally enjoy a price-cut on them, as per this PR they send us this morning on announcing what 5 games are getting slashed.

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The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers. Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games.

The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.


Our thanks to ‘garyopa’ for this news item!

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300,000 Members :D

Well it appears we have went past the 300,000 member mark, there was less than 8000 people when i joined and around 100,000 a month before PS Jailbreak was released, then it all kicked off and we gained a huge amount of members, i started to slow down quite a lot around a year and a half after PS Jailbreak.

So a thank you to all the members who have joined, than you to all the members who have contributed to the forum and those who still do, than you to all the developers who have released their applications on the forum, thank you to all those that have given tips and “leaks” via PM

And a personal thank you to all the trolls, who made me determined to continue on providing to the forum.

Perhaps we will get up to 600,000 when the PS4 is hacked :)

Capture Creator Update out now for GTA Online: Strategy ways to avoid boredom.

GTA online got a nice update which is live now, ready for you to download.
What’s this about?, a little of strategy while playing GTA online with Capture creator. You can place place pick-ups, define weaponry and many other things.
Rockstar also released a .PDF file to help you to get started.

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GTA Online’s Capture Creator Update is now available as planned, Rockstar Games has announced.

Using the new Capture Creator players can strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, location and many other variables to make their own unique Capture Job.

Rockstar has released a PDF guide to help get you started at creating Capture Jobs.

To encourage players to give the new creation tool a try, this weekend Rockstar is giving four creators the opportunity to win $GTA1,000,000 and the exclusive in-game CAPTURE license plate in the #CaptureWeekendAwards.

And if that’s not enough, the 2X GTA$ and RP period that was originally scheduled to end today is being extended until the end of Sunday, April 20.

PDF Guide

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Open the Gates to Your Personal Disney Kingdom in Disney Magical World

Disney strikes again!

New Nintendo 3DS Game is a Portable Dream Come True for Any Disney Fan

Nintendo has just sent us a new PR on the new Disney game for 3DS that launches today, Disney Magical World. Check it out:

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A whole new world awaits players in Disney Magical World, launching today for the Nintendo 3DS system. After creating a personalized avatar and a customized dream life, players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh. It’s all Disney, all the time as players interact with beloved characters, run a café to earn in-game coins, set off on ghost-hunting quests and even visit friends’ towns via the StreetPass feature.

“It’s very exciting to see two powerhouses in entertainment – Nintendo and Disney – come together to develop a family-friendly video game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Disney Magical World, players of all ages can experience the magic of Disney through the magic of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.”

Endless opportunities for creativity and customization allow the imagination to run wild in Disney Magical World. With more than 1,000 items, players can hone their design skills to create hundreds of personalized Disney-themed outfits, accessories and furniture. Budding green thumbs can plant and harvest crops in the Hundred Acre Wood. Aspiring restaurateurs can design a café from its décor to its menu. As they foster its success through careful management, players can earn valuable in-game coins and even pique the interest of favorite Disney characters to stop by for a meal. The personal “My Room” retreat above the café offers another customizable opportunity with even more items and furniture.

For players looking for a dose of adventure, the Disney Magical World game features many exciting quests and unique collectibles. By collecting and using magic wands with different skill sets, players can battle through ghost-filled forests and dungeons. Players also can help various Disney characters retrieve missing hard-to-find items on these action-filled excursions.

Several aspects of the game leverage the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS system. By scanning Disney Magical World-specific AR Cards – which will be distributed online, in stores and at special events – with the Nintendo 3DS camera, players can unlock new clothes, accessories and furniture items. Players can connect locally or through StreetPass to interact with other players and scope out their customized avatars, towns and cafés. The game also offers additional free and paid downloadable content via Wi-Fi to players using a broadband Internet connection, including one free monthly in-game Disney-themed avatar T-shirt. Players also can opt in to receive free downloadable items like clothing and furniture every season, starting today.

As an added bonus, players who visit a Nintendo Zone location between April 18 and Aug. 7 will be able to download free exclusive items, most of which are themed to Pinocchio. These include Pinocchio hats and outfits, goldfish bowls and wallpaper. New items are available every two weeks, so players should keep checking back. For more information about Nintendo Zone and where to find one nearby, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

Disney Magical World is now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about the game, visit http://disney.nintendo.com.


Our thanks to ‘Kaos2K’ for this news item!

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Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS released

Live a Life You Never Imagined in a Hilarious and Unpredictable New World from Nintendo

In Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS, Mii Characters Join Your Dream-World Starring Your Real-World Friends

We have just received a neat PR from the big N with info on a new life simulator game for 3DS: Tomodachi Life.

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Take all your preconceived notions about life’s possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It’s time to star in a whole new life. On June 6, visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS system. Everyone you know, and everyone you wish you knew, should prepare to meet their Mii maker – you! – as you build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and even celebrities, all in one wild and hilarious world. The real emotional connection you already share with your Mii characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

The Tomodachi franchise already has taken Japan by storm, selling more than 5.5 million games. Its first North American title, Tomodachi Life, is poised to stake out unprecedented video game territory when it launches June 6. Nintendo announced more details today in a special Tomodachi Life-themed Nintendo Direct. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

“Nintendo fans are familiar with Mii characters, but now they come to life in ways they never have before – with their own lives, interests and personalities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Customization and open-ended play are two big video game trends for 2014, and Tomodachi Life delivers a fun, creative experience that makes you want to visit again and again, because there’s always something interesting going on.”

“Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” After completely customizing all your Mii characters, from their voices and appearances right down to their personality quirks, you’ll recognize them instantly. But you can’t possibly predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in motion. A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher. Your mom might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.

Even your far-fetched celebrity dreams can come true in Tomodachi Life. If you have ever wanted international superstar Christina Aguilera to join you in a sing-off, or believed that she would become BFFs with your cousin or wished she would perform a song with your customized lyrics, it could happen here. The multi award-winning singer has signed on to be a part of Nintendo’s promotional campaign for the game, and her Mii character will be available at launch. Aguilera’s Mii character also will guest star in a TV commercial and in online videos that show all the exciting things that happen when celebrities mingle with Miis players know personally. The first video in the series can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/sBTHSY5GKKY. Additional celebrities involved with Tomodachi Life will be announced over the upcoming weeks.

The plot of Tomodachi Life thickens with the addition of each Mii character. As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them with in-game gifts and clothes, their favorite foods or special flourishes for their apartments. Together you can further broaden your Tomodachi Life horizons by exploring the island, solving characters’ problems and helping them with their needs.

Additional information about Tomodachi Life will be revealed in the future. The game will play on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, and will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and on Nintendo 2DS at a suggested retail price of $34.99.


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NEWS SOURCE: Tomodachi (via) Nintendo

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