"Japanese manufacturing firm Cyber Gadget has announced that it plans to sell a special arcade stick for the Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan. The accessory will go on sale sometime in late October and looks to be perfect for those considering getting Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS XL. It will cost 3,000 Japanese yen, around $30."

Casey Hudson announced today that he will be taking a "much needed break" and will be moving on from BioWare after a near 16-year stint with the studio.

BioWare Studio General Manager Aaryn Flynn released a blog post to thank Hudson for his time with them and remember his many contributions including being project director of 2003's game of the year Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and leading the development of the award winning Mass Effect trilogy.

Possibly the most iconic gam...

Nintendo of America announced today via Twitter that August is national Princess Peach month, in honor of the Mushroom Kingdom's beloved ruler.

Either Nintendo's simply giving Peach her deserving credit as a Mario series star, or they're teasing us before a big reveal. Whichever the case, feel free to exhibit all your Princess Peach love by wearing pink and carrying around parasols - just like Peach would do herself.

Nintendo has recently released this week's eShop titles set for download, as well as a few current sales you can find. Leading the pack is Super Mario Kart and Megaman 5 for the Wii U virtual console.

Wii Virtual Console lineup:
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Megaman 5
  • Cybernator

Nintendo 3DS eShop Titles:
  • The Mysterious Murasame Castle

Nintendo's former indie boss, Dan Adelman has recently expressed his belief that the name Nintendo Wii U is "abysmal." He goes as far as (jokingly) blaming Nintendo's recent failure on the name alone.

Adelman left Nintendo due to internal disputes with the way things were being ran, but looks to continue working with indie publishers.

Do you agree with Adelman's thoughts? Is the console's name abysmal?

Twitch users are gonna have to be a bit more careful with what music they use while making their gameplay videos. As of today, Twitch will be scanning videos for any unauthorized third-party audio and muting that content automatically.

Twitch announced today that they had partnered with Audio Magic, who works close to the music industry to scan past and future VODs for music owned or controlled by its clients. If it detects anything, then the affected VOD will be muted for a 30 minute bloc...

Yesterday there was a Nintendo Direct broadcast with a massive amount of new information for the upcoming Wii U title, Hyrule Warriors. There's no doubt that we enjoyed it and Hyrule Warriors is shaping up to be a fantastic title.

However as nice as these special 'Directs' are, do they take away the surprise factor from new titles and does it ruin any potential surprises for fans? This is the point that this Gamesreviews blog debates. Smash Bros 4 is used as a prime example and with us still...

Dan Adelman has announced that he will be leaving his role as Nintendo's Head of Digital Content after 9 years at the company. Adelman broke the news yesterday on Twitter. This is the man responsible for bringing several indie games over to Nintendo including World of Goo, Cave Story and Bit.Trip.

He will now be working with independent developers on their marketing and business development and will no doubt be an important asset with experience at both Nintendo and Microsoft, where he was...

This is episode 442 of Gamertag radio's podcast series and they have plenty to discuss this week. Some of the subjects that they touch on in this podcast are EA Access, Playstation Now and the recent San Diego Comic Con.

GG3 writes: "A file was claimed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington regarding the popular Angry Birds franchise. Plaintiff Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, states in the lawsuit that her intellectual property was sold off to publisher Rovio by pet product store franchise Hartz Mountain Corporation without her express knowledge or agreement."

"GameStop has used some pretty fancy wording here to make it sound like trade-ins are going to net gamers a lot more cash than ever before, and to some extent that is technically true. Take a look at the bigger picture though… With a bullet point reading off “Our average trade ranges from $7.20 to $14.00 with a base of $9.00."

Producer of Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake, as well as others, has just announced that development for a brand new Dragon Quest Monsters game is underway. Details were all but left out of the vague announcement, so we can only hope for more news in the near future.

Which console(s) do you think this new game will be on, and what new things would you like to see implemented in the world of Dragon Quest Monsters?

Another fantastic deal hits the internet today - this time exclusively for European fans of the Nintendo Wii U.

Amazon has just put up an incredible offer of a Nintendo Wii U 8gb console packaged with Wii Party U and Nintendo Land for just €190.

This package is ideal for family oriented players, and the deal is nearly second to none.

The recent news regarding Nintendo's possible scheming against Iwata was recently debunked. The rumor claimed that, from an inside source, Nintendo was seeking to rid Iwata for not agreeing with their ideas.

Needless to say, next time let's think before hopping on board with false claims. Iwata isn't going anywhere.

"New rumors have suggested that some members of the Nintendo management team are devising a scheme to get rid of company president Satoru Iwata. According to the recently-surfaced rumors, the executive is one of few Nintendo employees that are refusing to bring the publisher’s popular games to smartphones. It was recently revealed that Iwata has been re-elected as the head of Nintendo."

Popular gaming publication in Japan, Famitsu, has recently announced that they have a "big scoop" in their next publication.

Famitsu will likely be released sometime next week, but leaks can be expected as early as Tuesday.

What do you think Famitsu's big scoop is about? What information about Monster Hunter do they have for us? Stay tuned to find out!

"Official chart tracking source GFK has revealed the state of the German video game market. The publication has revealed that Nintendo has the second biggest publisher share in the country which amounts to 13.2%. The biggest publisher in Germany is EA which currently has a 16.7% share of the video game market.

Electronic Arts (16.7%)
Nintendo (13.2%)
Ubisoft (13.1%)"

"1. Binary Domain
Price: $4
Link: Amazon

2. Titanfall
Price: $29.99
Link: Gamestop

3. Crysis Trilogy pack
Price: $18
Link: Gamestop

4.Dead Space 3 Complete Pack
Link: Amazon

5. Transistor
Price: $13
Link: Steam

6. Age of Empires III Complete Edition
Price: $10
Link: Amazon

7.Spell Force 2 Fait in Destiny Digital Delux Edition
Price: $5
Link: Amazon

8. Earthworm Jim 1+2
Price: $5
Link: GOG

9. Earthworm 3D
Price: $3
Link: GOG

10. Games list

I recently posted an article with emphasis on indie games' position in today's gaming industry, but left little room to talk about big-budget games and their undoubted impact on the gaming society of today. Thankfully writer Patrick O'Rourke has recently published this article with praise of the gaming industry's variety -- both indie titles and triple-a productions.

While it's known that large, triple-A development teams have recently been making less content, who's to blame them? With th...