Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Oct. 24

PAX East 2014 registration now live Registration for PAX East — set to take place in Boston April 11-13, 2014 — is open today. Three day passes are already sold out, but you've still got a shot at individual day passes and hotels. Nintendo's latest Wii U Deluxe brings New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U together on Nov. 1 Nintendo is retiring the Nintendo Land Wii U Deluxe Set and replacing it with one promoting their favorite pair of plumbers. Starting Nov. 1, a Deluxe Set featuring New Super Mario Bros. U and its New Super Luigi U DLC on one disc will be available for $299.99. Nintendo Land will continue to be sold separately for $29.99. Making heroics matter, making death sadder in XCOM: Enemy Within We all name our XCOM: Enemy Unknown soldiers after our friends and...


Cooperatives: Nintendo Land

This week, Frushtick and I visited Nintendo Land, the happiest place in your living room. We saw the sights, rode the rides and Frushtick got motion sick because he has a baby's tummy.What did we think? Watch the video above to find out, then hop to the comments and share your opinion. Because like Nintendo Land, Cooperatives is better with friends. (And listen up, commenters, I know that octopus is not Mr. Game & Watch, but it is in a Game & Watch game so we're cool.) WATCH MORE COOPERATIVES EPISODES HERE


Rabbids Land launch trailer takes the little lapins on a roller coaster ride

Ubisoft's Rabbids Land launch trailer shows off a Nintendo Land-esque themepark full of mini party games that make use of all the Wii U's controls. Rabbids Land will launch with the Wii U on Nov. 18 in North America and Nov. 30 in Europe.


Nintendo Land seven-minute demo video covers all the game's bases

All 12 of Nintendo Land's mini-games, each of which is modeled after a different Nintendo franchise and designed to show off the uses of the Wii U GamePad, were detailed in a recent Japanese demo video, seen above. The video touches on each mini-game, including a few we haven't seen much in action, like the elusive Octopus Dance. Nintendo Land will launch alongside the Wii U on Nov. 18, and will be included in the console's $349.99 Deluxe bundle.


Nintendo Land and Sing Party commercials highlight GamePad controls

Two new commercials released released today for Wii U launch games focus on the GamePad's tablet-like controls in Nintendo Land and Sing Party. The commercial for Nintendo Land above highlights the dual-screen functionality that supports up to one-versus-four gameplay. You can check out the trailer for Sing Party below, which shows how the game displays each song's lyrics on the GamePad.

Nintendo Land Releases
North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
    • Score 8
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