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Just Dance 2019 - Tons of videos, Gamescom 2018 trailer, song list reveals, screens, and more


Ready for new hot tracks? Unleash your inner dancer on Just Dance 2019 with top hits such as Havana by Camila Cabello, One Kiss by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, or even I Feel It Coming by The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk, but also songs from Britney Spears, Fergie, Liam Payne & J Balvin... and many more!

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Smash Bros. Graphics Comparison - Ultimate vs. Brawl (all returning stages)

There are a ton of stages returning in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii,, but how much better do they look now? Find out in our head-to-head comparison that pits every returning stage from Brawl against the Nintendo Switch version, including Delfino Plaza, Mushroomy Kingdom, Bridge of Eldin, Yoshi's Island, Halberd, New Pork City, and tons more, so you can see the upgrade for yourself!

Wii gets caught up in a nasty battle between an ex-fiancé and ex-best friend

This is a pretty outrageous story. Can you imagine losing both a fiancé and a best friend at the same time? That's exactly what happened to one man, who found out that his fiancé was cheating on him with his best friend. Not surprisingly, the fiance and best friend quickly had the "ex" prefix added to their titles.

Instead of being able to move on, both the ex-fiancé and ex-best friend reached out to try and get some of their property back. Apparently the ex-best friend had left his Wii at his former friend's house. Now just having been spurned, you'd think this former friend could have smashed the Wii to a million bits, or just not returned it at all. That's not what happened though.

The ex-fiancé and ex-best friend got the Wii back, but not before it was wrapped up in some truly diabolical packaging. Tons of duct tape, as many zip ties as possible, and topped off with a glitter bomb as some icing on the cake. You can check out more pics of the packaging process right here.

I'm not usually one for petty revenge, but considering what this poor guy went through, I think this packaging job is taking the high route!

Thanks to MarioCheated for the heads up!

Nintendo hits 727 million hardware units sold in total

Nintendo has moved a LOT of hardware since they started selling game platforms. Nintendo's most recent financial report confirms that the company has sold 727.65 million units of hardware, with 300.54 million units in consoles, and 427.11 million units in handhelds.

Nintendo Home Console Sales (all numbers in millions)

NES — 61.91
SNES — 49.10
N64 — 32.93
GameCube — 21.74
Wii — 101.63
Wii U — 13.56
Switch — 19.67

Total: 300.54 million

Nintendo Handheld Sales (all numbers in millions)

Game Boy — 118.69 (includes Color)
Game Boy Advance — 81.51
DS — 154.02
3DS — 72.89

Total: 427.11 million

Ocarina of Time's Temples Get Metal Tribute by Ro Panuganti

SEATTLE - August 10, 2018 - Materia Collective is thrilled to release The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) by arranger Ro Panuganti. This creative metal album remixes each of the iconic temple themes from this beloved classic in explosive metal fashion, incorporating ambiance and sound design to tell the game's story over the course of the album. The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) is available today:

The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) on iTunes
The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) on Spotify

"The Temples is a culmination of learning new production skills, exploring wholly new areas of guitar playing, and above all, story-telling," notes arranger Ro Panuganti. "Just like its inspired work, The Temples sets out to be a story of bravery over adversity, inviting new worlds and influences to the core music, and hopefully inspires any listener to pick up their instrument."

The track list for The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) is as follows:

01. In Time
02. In Forest
03. In Fire
04. Ice Interlude
05. In Shadow
06. In Spirit
07. In Evil
08. In Courage

Learn more about the The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time):
https://www.materiacollective.com/music/the-temples-music-from-the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima of Brain Age fame gave all game royalties to brain research

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima is the man most well-known as the face in Brain Age. He was also crucial to the series' development.

As you might recall, the franchise was an extremely popular one for Nintendo, raking in all kinds of cash. This amounted to $11 million in royalties alone for Dr. Kawashima, but he didn't keep that money for himself. Instead, he turned around and gave all $11 million to organizations dedicated to researching the brain. Dr. Kawashima explained the decision to Brain World Magazine.

“Two reasons: Firstly, it was too huge for my pocket. If I received 1,500 Euros, I would have probably taken it as pocket money and kept it a secret from my wife. Secondly, I made games as one of my research activities at the university. Therefore, I simply thought the royalty should belong to my university.”

Japan - Wii Shop point balance refunds beginning Feb. 2019

Nintendo continues to wind things down for the Wii Shop Channel, and now they've detailed the plans for point refunds for those in Japan. Refunds will kick off in Japan sometime in February 2019 and end on August 31, 2019. Users will have to fill out an online form to get their refunds.

There will be three different ways to get a refund. You can exchange credit for the Switch/3DS/Wii U Nintendo eShop, get a refund through a convenience store like Lawson, or have the funds put right back into your bank account. To get a refund in the first place, you'll need a Wii or Wii U with unspent points that is connected to the Internet. You can also get a refund on an unused Wii Points card.

GameSpot Versus - Okami vs. Zelda: Twilight Princess

With Okami launching on Nintendo Switch, we thought we'd square Capcom's classic against another lupine adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Ubisoft details Gamescom 2018 plans

The Ubisoft gamescom booth will include 10 demos and 360 pods. The confirmed lineup includes:

Anno 1800
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Division 2
For Honor: Marching Fire
Rainbow Six Siege
Skull & Bones
Space Junkies
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Transference
Trials Rising

Ubisoft also has a plan for when it takes the stage for its gamescom 2018 press conference. It will highlight the newest update to The Crew 2, Gator Rush. Of course, Ubisoft mainstay Just Dance will be making an appearance with its 2019 incarnation.

Ubisoft also promises in-game rewards for those who check out its demos through the Ubisoft Club. As an extra treat to those super-passionate Ubisoft fans, the publisher is sending 25 Star Players to Cologne.

There will also be a Family and Friends section of the booth focusing on all-ages titles. You’ll be able to learn about Egyptian history in Assassin’s Creed: Discovery Tour. There will also be the Just Dance World Cup 2019 Qualifications for all you dancers out there.

A look at how the Nvidia Shield port of New Super Mario Bros. Wii handles motion controls



The Nvidia Shield does not have motion controls, but New Super Mario Bros. Wii used motion controls. How did Nvidia remedy this with the port of NSMBW to the Shield? Shaking the Wiimote has been mapped to LR/RB, and tilting is handled by pressing LT/RT.