Yoshi’s Real Name Is Revealed

This may be the most random piece of gaming news you’ll read in a while, someone out there has unearthed the real name of Nintendo mascot Yoshi.
Discovered in an official Nintendo Character Guide from yester year of 1993, some biographical information about Yoshi reveals that the green dino’s real name is…T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.
Lets just let that mouthful sink in shall we. Take a look at the image below to read more about the history of Mario’s egg-cacking mushroom-munching noble steed.

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Final Fantasy Explorers will have local and online multiplayer modes

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Upcoming Final Fantasy spin-off Final Fantasy Explorers for Nintendo 3DS, will feature both local and online multiplayer modes it has been announced.

The game will allow for connectivity through local wireless for ad-hoc multiplayer, or online via Wi-Fi connection for faraway friends. The game can also be played in single-player mode.

Posted by Craig Bryant

Shape Up – Official Trailer

So this is the next generation of a ‘Keep Fit’ game, kind of a mix between Guitar Hero (but using your feet and and other body parts) and Wii Fit.

Lets see how this game ‘shapes’ up against the Wii Fit games

Sunset Overdrive Now Has A Release Date!

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Sunset Overdrive has finally got a release date… OCTOBER 28th!

We can all breathe now knowing we will all witness this awesome, zombie slaying game this year!

Free running and smashing up zombies has to be one of the most epic combinations so prepare for some pure awesomeness!

Stay with us as we give you guys the latest information on this years E3 event!

Smash Bros U New Features Announced

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As you may already know from my earlier article (http://setinstonegaming.com/2013/08/31/super-smash-bros-by-daniel-estephane/) I’m a massive Smash Bros fan so this is BIG news for me, and hopefully some of you out there too. 

This video shows us some of the core components of the new Smash Bros game for both Wii U and 3DS, and I have to say, they have gone all out on this one. New levels, new items, new Pokemon and character trophies. They announced changes in certain characters move sets and they also showed off some new characters too. 

Im also really excited about the new online features. Instead of limiting you to a 2 minute free for all, they’ve added matches with customs rules, online just for fun or in it for glory modes and a clever yet simple ranking system. Even the 3DS will support online features. 

All in all, I like the look of everything so far, maybe a bit fearful of what moves they may have changed but also kinda excited for it. What do you guys think? Dislike some of the changes? Wanna see more new characters? Watch the video and give us a comment below, or join the discussion on our forum.

Oh and don’t miss the bonus clip at the end of the video

New Mega Evolution For Charizard

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Today, a new mega evolution for Charizard has been announced for Pokemon X and guess what? It’s a fire/dragon type! Finally, all of our dreams have become true. But this form is only available for X, looks like I’ll be getting X instead of Y now. Will there be more mega evolution forms for the original starters for the different games? Who knows but we haven’t got long to wait now.

The 2DS is not our enemy.

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Since Nintendo revealed the new 2DS all I have heard is negatively towards the device, even I had a moan about it before even looking at why Nintendo have created this undesirable looking portable game console. So I thought I’d do a bit of research and find out the reason why Nintendo have taken what looks like a BIG step back.
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Super Smash Bros By Daniel Estephane

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Basically I’m a Nintendo fan… I mean I love all computer games, but Nintendo has a special place in my heart just because they have been the creators of some of my favourite games, characters and stories that I’ve played. They’ve also come out with icons like Mario and Samus, dominated the handheld market and even helped keep Sega’s most popular character alive; Sonic. But even after all this, these past couple of years I’ve started to feel let down by them, and at the same time conflicted.

   Nintendo changed. The Wii arose, claiming to be not only a games console, but a fitness device as well. pfft! They said it was branching out, engaging families, into the gaming ‘fun’, something for everyone to enjoy, again pfft! to me this was just tricking people who didn’t play computer games to buy a console, whilst at the same time letting down their original, true gamer fans. This all became obvious when the gimmick wore off and the parents stopped playing. All the games became really childish and people stopped jumping around their living rooms and started playing the Wii with one hand, sat on their sofa whilst having a sandwich in the other hand. Nintendo tried to redeem this by stating that the Wii U was reaching back out to the gamers and getting some better, more action packed titles, but even that is yet to be seen.

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Right, now this is the part where I’m feeling conflicted. There is a game series that has been released on the last three consoles before the Wii U, it’s a game that I love dearly. This is, in my opinion, the greatest fighting game series of all time, Super Smash Bros! No other Nintendo game have I ever enjoyed more than this. For me and my friends this is not a game, it’s a sport.

For all those who don’t know, Smash Bros is a bright and colourful, hyperactive, four player beat ‘em up. where the roster consists of loads of different Nintendo characters, past and present, beating the hell out of each other, plus and the levels are based on places from the Nintendo world; Pokemon Stadium, Mushroom Kingdom etc.

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  Now as I said, I love this game, I play it religiously. I could talk for hours about this game. (If this were a review of that game it would be endless, but it’s not). It’s a look at Nintendo and the predicament they have put me in. I played Smash Bros on the N64 and loved it, I owned Smash Bros Melee on the GameCube and that truly got me hooked, THEN the Wii came out, saw this and was ashamed. I didn’t want anything to do with it. but then they announced a new Smash Bros and I couldn’t resist. I bought a Wii for the sole purpose of playing Smash Bros. and now the same thing has happened all over again. I saw the Wii U and I was, once more, ashamed, Nintendo had just created another gimmick machine, another novelty ready to get put on the shelf next to the Wii to gather dust. I swore off buying one again, until a couple of months ago…. when Nintendo revealed that they were making Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS. GODDAMMIT!!!!!

Written By Daniel Estephane

2DS… Really Nintendo?

So it’s be announced that Nintendo are releasing the 2DS on October 12th. Why is it called the 2DS I hear you say… well it basically plays 3DS games but on a 2D screen. Okay, I admit it will be good for those who suffer with headaches and such when playing 3D games but just turn the 3D off, COME ON! As you can tell I’m not one to agree with this console as I see no possible way this could benefit any one. But for those which want to fall into Nintendo’s money trap, be my guest (you will probably have to buy a charger separately, just like the 3DS XL). The price Nintendo are asking for it £109.99 which in my opinion is a load of bogus. It gets released the same day as the new Pokemon games so that might be why they have decided to do it, as Pokemon X & Y are only available on 3DS. Me … I’m sticking to my 3DS, does everything a DS needs to do PLUS I can see 3D games the way they were meant to be played.

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