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!


Nintendo @ E3 2015 Live Stream

Well, the time has finally come. In just under an hour, we will discover what Nintendo have in store for us lucky folk for the next year in their Digital Event @ E3 2015 and here’s hoping for some surprise announcements *coughsunshine2metroidprimecough*

If you haven’t already, why not check out some of Fuego’s predictions for what Nintendo could have in store for us here and feel free to come up with your own in the comments!

Also, be sure to check back soon after the Digital Event has finished to check out my discussions on the event as well as the rest of E3 this year!

Check out the live stream after the break at 9am PT/5pm BST!

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OPINION – Mr. Fuego’s Nintendo E3 Predictions!

The most exciting time of the gaming calendar is here; it’s E3 Predictions time! I have 12 predictions lined up, and hopefully at least a few will be correct. Wait, who am I kidding? My predictions are 100% accurate! Let’s GOOOOOO…!

New Animal Crossing — Wii U

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I think a new Animal Crossing title will likely be announced for Wii U. It’ll run at 1080p, 60fps (okay, they probably won’t mention this, but if ANIMAL CROSSING can’t manage it nothing can). Honestly that would be all I’d need to know, but I think to entice more players they just might go a little further. So what’s different from past games? I think it might be expanded online support with big online features.

Star Fox Online Competitive Multiplayer Shown!

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We all know Nintendo are going to show the new Star Fox game at E3, but I think there will be more than just a single player mode shown. I predict we’ll see an online multiplayer mode too! After all, Tadashi Sugiyama and Takaya Imamura, the producer and director of Steel Diver Sub Wars are producing/directing Star Fox along with Miyamoto — and I have a reliable source on that! WIKIPEDIA! Undeniable!

New Metroid — Wii U and/or 3DS

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I think a new Metroid title is very possible this year. So far Metroid games have been played from either a 2D perspective (most games), or in first-person (Prime games). But that doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way. In 2012 Miyamoto said “the kind of ideas I have on Metroid [are reflected in Metroid Blast].” — a game played from a third-person perspective. Traversal is a major theme in Metroid games, and a third-person perspective would mean the precision and feel of Samus’s movement could be improved. So I think a third-person view is reasonably likely, too. And if that’s right, Platinum are revealing something this year…

Zelda Wii U Mentioned

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Nintendo may have said Zelda Wii U won’t be in their Digital Event, but I see through their lies. I’m predicting it’ll be mentioned! That’s right, MENTIONED! Hah, I see through your lies Nintendo! Bold Prediction, right? Wait, that doesn’t actually contradict what they said? Oh… Okay, I predict Aonuma will pop up to talk about it… briefly. I’m not exactly expecting much from Zelda, but they can’t just ignore it.

Pokémon Game With Amiibo Support — Wii U and/or 3DS

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Pokémon Amiibo are pretty much useless in anything but Smash Bros., despite being one of Nintendo’s most beloved brands. But they’ve got to be used for something, right? I predict Nintendo will show a new Pokémon game at E3, launching alongside a fully-supported “Pokémon” line of Amiibo.

Something First Party & Exciting — 3DS

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The 3DS’s 2015 lineup has been pretty sparse so far. In terms of new first-party retail games there has been… one?! Something exciting’s gotta be announced at E3. I’m just not sure what it could be. I’m expecting and hoping the next main series Pokémon will be announced and released next year, it’s too soon for Zelda, and there’s already been a new IP gamble for 3DS. There has to be something big here for 3DS fans, and it’ll be exciting to find out what it is.

A Lot More Third-Party & Exciting — 3DS

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Monster Hunter. Yokai Watch. The Great Ace Attorney. Bravely Second. Dragon Quest VIII. There are quite a few third-party 3DS games that have a strong chance of showing up, even if Nintendo don’t have anything exciting themselves. I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of future 3DS titles are Japanese third-party & ported titles. Wii U needs strong first-party support, but 3DS can survive with less, meaning Nintendo can gear up game development for their next system instead.

Xenoblade X Release Date

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Xenoblade X will get a release date. I predict November. I’m excited. That’s it.

GameCube Virtual Console or Remake

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We’ll either get a GameCube remake, or finally get GameCube games to download, methinks. Something GameCube-ish. Depends on whether it’s possible to get GameCube games to work with the GamePad, really. GAMES. Mario Sunshine is my bet for a remake.

Club Nintendo Replacement/Better Account Features Mentioned

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Existing owners of Wii U and 3DS know how bad the account system is, so this would bizarrely be a really exciting announcement. Making accounts more user-friendly with features like cross-buy and linking-downloads-to-your-account-so-if-your-system-breaks-you-still-have-access-to-them would not go unnoticed by fans. I don’t think they’ll go to deep into their new online system, but I think it will be at least mentioned.

Smash Bros., Splatoon, & Mario Kart 8 Content!

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I think we’ll get new DLC Content for Smash, Splatoon and Mario Kart 8. I’m not sure what will come to Splatoon and Kart, but Street Fighter music files were found in Smash 3DS update data back in April, and they’re pretty much confirmed to be real at this point. I predict he’ll be revealed on Sunday’s Smash Bros. Presentation (which was correct! (I wrote this on Friday)). As for returning characters, I think Wolf will be shown at the Digital Event, and Roy might show up alongside Ryu on Sunday. I also think new, unseen stages are likely to show up.

Wait, this was already announced today (and caused some server problems in the process)!

New Retro Studios Game, Not Metroid — Wii U

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Personally I’d like to see Retro tackle something new and let another team work on Metroid, and actually think that’s fairly likely. Either way, I’m certain Retro will show their newest game this year. It could be a new entry in any number of Nintendo series, or even a totally new concept.

So there — those are my predictions for this year’s Nintendo E3 Presentations! You can post your own in the comments, if you want. I don’t really mind. Nope, doesn’t bother me.


NintyTalk – Buzzing Revival

Well, we have worked hard (mostly) over the weekend for this and we are now ready to reveal… well, what we have been working on, obviously!

Anywho, we are happy to announce NintyTalk! NintyTalk is a brand new feature in which we will have a spontaneous discussion on recent Nintendo and other gaming news. As this is still very early days, so we may be a bit rusty (heck, we’re very rusty) but hopefully, the more we do, the more we should improve.

Now, in this instalment of NintyTalk, we’ll be discussing the NintyBuzz revival, Xenoblade X Mini-Direct, Smash Bros. DLC, Mario Kart DLC, Zelda Wii U Delay and Project Ukulele!

Please tell us what you think of this episode and how we could improve. See you next time!


Christmas Greetings from Satoru Shibata!

It’s nearing the end of the year [hasn’t it gone by quickly] which means that is is time for the annual Christmas message, this year from Nintendo of Europe CEO, Satoru Shibata!

Check out the full message after the break!

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FAN CONCEPT: Mario Kart 8 Competition Winner!

With the brand new Mario Kart 8 DLC being released yesterday, we thought it would be a good time to announce the winners of our Mario Kart 8 Track Creation competition which ended at the end of October.

We got several entries and each one was absolutely fantastic. The three entries which made it to the final judgement were very close, so close that without the third judge, we wouldn’t be able to announce the winner today. Only one person can win the eShop credit however.

Find out who won after the break!

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Legend of Zelda Mario Kart 8 DLC Out Now!

Today is the day many Mario Kart fans have been waiting eagerly for. The release for the first ever paid DLC pack in the Mario Kart franchise. Nintendo have just pushed out an update for MK8 bringing it to version 3.0. The update makes the first DLC pack available to use [assuming you have already purchased it], as well as adds Amiibo Support. When you tap an Amiibo on Amiibo Settings in Mario Kart 8, a new outfit based on that character is unlocked for your Mii racers.

Check out what the first DLC pack consists of after the break!

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