Immediately Unlock Plague Knight in Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows

With this cool classic style cheat code by developers Yacht Club Games.  It’s a pretty cool throwback to the days of games like Contra and things like the Konami code, isn’t it?

You can also apparently get it by beating the whole game, but where’s the fun in that? Beating a whole game is the boring new way to get stuff! Cheat codes for the win!

But what do you think?

Super Mario Maker Stage Coming to Super Smash Bros 4

Yes really.  What’s even cooler is that it’s seemingly randomly generated, the design is created anew every time you play and ‘repaired’ every time any breakable blocks are destroyed.  Here’s a video showing it in action on both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros:

This stage will be available on September 30th 2015 and will cost $2.99.

So what do you think of it?  Looking forward to fighting in the new Super Mario Maker themed stage for Super Smash Bros for Wii and Super Smash Bros for 3DS?

Better Pictures of New Zygarde Formes From Future Pokemon Games

Seen the news yesterday about how Zygarde was going to get more formes in Pokemon Z, Pokemon X2/Y2 or other unknown future Pokemon games?

Wanted to see the pictures in more detail?

Well if so, you’re in luck; the Pokemon Company has now released official artwork and information about the forms, including a new picture of the original version as well.  Here are the new artwork pieces showing Zygarde Cell, Core, 10% and Perfect:

ZygardeCellNew ZygardeCoreNew ZygardeDogNew ZygardePerfectNew

Either way, now you can tell what they are a bit more easily, what do you think of the designs?  Good?  Bad?  Something you’re indifferent to?

Post your thoughts on this in the comments or at Gaming Reinvented’s forums today!

Tatsumi Kimishima Named as New Nintendo President

In the weeks since Satoru Iwata’s untimely death, the company hasn’t really had a CEO so to speak, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda acting as company representatives in his stead.  But while everyone was expecting one of those two to end up running the company, it seems a very different person has been chosen for the job instead.

That person is Tatsumi Kimishima.  As of today, he is Nintendo’s president and CEO.

But hang on, who is Mr Kimishima you may ask?

Tatsumi Kimishima

Well to cut a long story short, he was head of the Pokemon Company from 2000 and Pokemon USA Inc from 2001.  He was also the president of Nintendo of America from 2001-2006, before becoming the Nintendo Managing Director afterwards.  So he’s got quite the history from the company, having a wide variety of roles in the company’s management and all that stuff.

However, rather interestingly, he’s not been directly involved in game development. So that’s quite the difference from Iwata and other company presidents, since his experience comes from the business and management side rather than the design and development one.

So that’s the new Nintendo president.  But he’s also been said quite a few interesting things in his first day or two in the role:

On Not Running a Gaming Company Based on Numbers Alone

He mentioned this an interview roughly translated by this guy on Twitter:

On predicting the Wii U’s Failure

Again, from the same guy’s translations:

And finally, he’s also only currently appointed for a single year. So if things don’t work out… he won’t be president in 2017:

Apparently this is common in the company. But hey, seems like a good move in today’s times of instability and sometimes questionable business decisions.

But what do you think? Are you happy with Mr Kimishima as Nintendo’s president? Do you think his ideas from the company are good ones? What do you think?

Source:

Nintendo Has Offically Named their new President – Gamnesia

New Zygarde Forms Announced in CoroCoro Magazine!

If you’ve been playing the generation 6 Pokemon games, you’ve probably come across a pretty useless legendary Pokemon called Zygarde.  Found in Terminus Cave and seemingly far weaker than the other main legendaries of the Kalos region, it’s long baffled players who’ve wondered what exactly it’s purpose was.

But now, it seems we have an answer!  What’s more, we also have an answer to the question of who those ‘new’ Pokemon shown in a recent trailer are!  You know, these ones:

So what’s the story here?

Well to put it simply, both the small green Pokemon and the large dragon like creature are both Zygarde.  Yes, really.

This is because Zygarde has multiple formes with different levels of power.  So the small green blob is called Zygarde Core, and acts as the mind of the new formes.  It also has a flat version called Zygarde Cell, which is presumably what you get when the core has no additional forme set up and is set to fight on its own.

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ZygardeCell

Above: Zygarde Core and Zygarde Cell

The one we’ve seen in the games, is called Zygarde 50% forme.  Basically, it’s Zygarde at 50% of its power, which explains why it’s fairly weak compared to other legendaries like Xerneas and Yveltal.

There’s also a dog like forme, which is called Zygarde 10%.  This is (as you can probably guess), Zygarde when at 10% of its power.

ZygardeDogForme

Finally, there’s the scary looking dragon/mech type monster we saw in earlier magazine scans, which is called Zygarde Perfect Forme.  This is Zygarde when at 100% of its power, and is very, very dangerous looking indeed:

ZygardePerfectForme

So how powerful is this thing?

Well look at it this way.  Zygarde 50% forme (it’s base one), has a base stats total of 600.  That’s on par with pseudo legendaries like Tyranitar and Metagross.  You know, at FIFTY PERCENT of its power.

If it’s stats somehow sync up with its description, you’re gonna have a Pokemon with about a 1200 base stat total.  That would be bloody scary given that Mega Mewtwo X and Y, as well as Mega Rayquaza, have a total of only 780. Either way, it’s said to exceed both Xerneas and Yveltal in terms of power, so it’s most definitely gonna hit the 700-800 mark for base stats.

So those are the new formes for Zygarde in the Pokemon series.  This raises a few questions:

  1. How are the formes switched between?  Can it be done mid battle?  How usable are the early formes in battle?
  2. When are they introduced?  Pokemon Z?  Pokemon X2 and Y2?  Some other time?

But what do you think about Zygarde’s new formes in the Pokemon series?

Source:

CoroCoro Officially Reveals New Zygarde Formes – BulbaNews