Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in his weekly column in Famitsu that he is a great fan of PC gaming service Steam. Sakurai thinks it’s the best online shop available on video game platforms with some great sales and unique community based features. Sakurai then explained just how much he loves the service and the features and prices it offers consumers. It’s unlikely that he will make a game for the platform, but he’s certainly very impressed with it.
“It’s become mandatory that each platform has its own built-in [digital] shop. So among those, which online shop is superior and offers the most incentive to buy from it? I would answer, ‘Steam.'”
“When someone opens Steam, depending on their purchase and viewing history, suggested titles pop up. And there are sales almost every day with massive deals.” Sakurai observed. “The changes vary, making me check in frequently.”
“I write this because on varying levels, I have complaints with every other online shopping format.” Sakurai said in conclusion. “While there are limitations for each platform, perhaps those in development of shopping apps could take a page from Steam’s playbook?”
The final downloadable content pack for the action packed Hyrule Warriors is soon to be upon us so it makes sense for Nintendo to showcase what to expect in a fast and furious trailer. The Hyrule Warriors Ganon & Boss Rush downloadable content is due to be released on March 12th and should certainly be a lot of fun.
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Well, that didn’t take long. The Gold Mario amiibo which is sold through Walmart in the United States and Canada is retailing for around $69.99 on eBay. We knew it was going to happen as soon as we found out that Walmart was planning to sell a special Gold Mario amiibo figure, but this soon? I guess it was to be expected. Still, it’s a real shame that the core fans missed out on getting one.
A recent survey conducted by Nielsen takes a look at the reasoning behind peoples buying habits for the current generation of consoles. Those studied say that they purchased the PlayStation 4 for the higher resolution of games, while those who purchased an Xbox One bought it because they love the Xbox brand. Interestingly those who purchased a Wii U did it purely because of the fun-factor of the console as well as the fact that it’s a more suitable console for younger gamers. You can check out the reasonings in the chart above.
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If you’re in Europe you may have been prompted to update your copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. We’ve no idea what the latest update to the game addresses, but it’s certainly worth updating your game if you can. It would certainly be handy to have some patch notes. Some people on Twitter are stating that they’re getting an error when trying to update, so maybe it’s not ready just yet.
Bad news for those of you who were unable to get your pre-order in as the Walmart exclusive Gold Mario amiibo has completely sold out on the website. The high sought after figure was only available for around 15 minutes and then promptly sold out. Let’s hope that more become available on the website at a later date or alternatively you’ll be able to pick one up in store on the day.
Those beautiful Xenoblade Chronicles 3D faceplates for the New Nintendo 3DS which were previously only available for Japanese consumers are now available to pre-order on the Nintendo UK Store. You can get the faceplates with a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles X for £52.99. Be sure to visit the Nintendo UK Store to check out the bundles that are currently available with those lovely faceplates.