Metroid Prime Federation Force

REVIEW – Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force follows the exploits of a rookie Marine from the Galactic Federation’s Federation Force programme. Initially carrying out research of indigenous creatures, exterminating threats, and collecting data within Bermuda System, soon turns into an intergalactic mission that stakes the very existence of the Federation, and quite possibly life as we know it. This entry in the Metroid series is a first-person, co-operative shooter, which places you, and up to three other friends, in the Federation Force garb.

Though the game has received plenty of backlash in its pre-release, could Metroid Prime: Federation Force actually be an intergalactic adventure to remember, or will it be consumed by the black hole of mediocrity? Find out in our in-depth review… after the break!

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Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force AMAA

UPDATE – I have decided that this will be an all day thing, therefor the thread is now open for all your questions!

A brand new feature is coming to NintyBuzz; next week, we are hosting our first AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything). With Metroid Prime: Federation Force coming out fairly soon, we’d thought we’d start our first AMAA with the title.

The Metroid Prime: federation Force AMAA will take place on Friday 26th August 2016 from 6pm BST. This is currently going through a testing phase, so expect some errors and ‘whoopsies’. When the time comes, just log onto the forum, go to the Metroid Prime: Federation Force AMAA thread (clicky), and post any questions you have for the game. I’ll then follow up some of the questions and will update the original post at the end. If you haven’t got a NintyBuzz account, you can create one in less than two minutes by clicking here! It should be obvious, but I will only answer serious questions about the game. Any questions we deem unnecessary will be deleted.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases exclusively for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems on the 19th August in North America, and the 2nd September in Europe!


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Yooka-Laylee Gamescom Trailer

We have yet another trailer for the upcoming Yooka-Laylee that went live in time for Gamescom this weekend. Today we get to have a look at the main antagonist, Capital B, a new factory level, some underwater, racing action, and much more!

Check it out below!

Yooka-Laylee will be released Q1 2017 for Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux, XBOX One, and PS4!


Metroid 30th - A Retrospect

Metroid 30th Anniversary – A Retrospect

30 years ago today, Samus Aran set off on her first adventure on the NES, where she explores the depths of Zebes to stop the Space Pirates from exploiting Metroid lifeforms for their own devious agenda. Since then, she has been an influential game character due to the representation of her gender. She is independent, strong, and a badass bounty hunter who has even wiped out entire species and destroyed planets!

To celebrate 30 years of the series, I produced this little retrospect video which showcases some of her best moments over three decade run of the series. Let’s hope it doesn’t end there and there are many more years to come. Enjoy!

Shout out your favourite Metroid moments in the comments below! (Please make comments via the article thread on the forum as we are experiencing some technical difficulties regarding commenting)


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NintyBuzz Game Days – 29th July 2016

UPDATE – Had to change Tournament Code due to compatibility error!

The first NintyBuzz Game Day goes live in just under 24 hours, so we thought we’d give you all the information you need. The community voted, and tomorrow’s Game Day game will be:

Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U!

To join the Game Day, just log onto your Mario Kart 8 at 6pm BST (time conversions below), then go to Tournaments in the Online mode and search the code 9075-1465-2894 using the search tool. For those who are not in the UK, here are some time conversions for you:

  • Northern Territory (Australia) – 2:30am (Saturday 30th July 2016)
  • Eastern Time – 1pm
  • Central Time – 12 noon
  • Pacific Time – 10am
  • Central European Time Zone – 6pm

If you are not a member on the forums, we’d recommend that you sign up now so you can participate in the chat box and you will also get a user trophy!

See you then!


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Yooka-Laylee Toybox Out Now

Ahoy fellow buzzers! Were you so excited for the upcoming beauty of a game by the ex-Rareware developers behind Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, you just had to back the Jiggies out of it? If you backed more than £20 during the Kickstarter campaign, you should be ecstatic to learn that the demo is out now! But it isn’t any old beta though. Titled ‘Yooka-Laylee Toybox’, this is a self contained, and spoiler-free sandbox where you can check out how the gameplay works, without the game being spoiled for you.

If you backed a few more pennies (3,500 more pennies to be precise), then you will receive the enhanced Toybox +! This version includes a new area to explore and some critters to swipe your lizardy arms at. You can find your download codes over at your BackerKit account over here!

The Toybox is only available through Steam on PC, Mac, and Linux, so unfortunately any console gamers out there will have to wait a bit longer, though it still may be worth downloading on your computer!

SOURCE – Playtonic Kickstarter


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Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Demo Blasts onto eShop

Blast into a futurised game of football (or soccer for our American friends) in the Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Demo. Compete in teams of three, and use gigantic mechs to blast the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Teamwork is key if you want to succeed. Defend your goal, fend off your enemies, and blast that ball!

The Blast Ball demo went live on the eShop unexpectedly this past Thursday, and can be downloaded from the eShop for free right now. The demo comes packed with single player, local multiplayer, download play, and online multiplayer modes. You can also customise your mech with different designs and colours. If you tap a supported Amiibo, you may unlock a special design based on that character too! This is the perfect chance to become adjusted to the controls before Federation Force launches next month.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases exclusively for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems on the 19th August 2016 in North America, and the 2nd September 2016 in Europe! Check out the latest trailer after the break, or click here to find out more!

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