30 minutes (and 90 yen) in Collectible Badge Center

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Well this was a bit of a surprise!

Nintendo sneakily released a (free) app on the Japanese 3DS eshop today that allows you to play a UFO catcher to win pins that you can use on your home screen.

Following a fairly bizarre tutorial, you have the opportunity to give the UFO catcher a shot, at no cost!

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Rad Sega themes on the Japanese 3DS eshop!

Themes.

Outside of amiibo, themes are my biggest Nintendo vice these days. Between my North American and Japanese 3DSs, I have about a dozen of ‘em. I swore I was out of the theme game, but then Nintendo and Sega had to pull their greatest collaboration since Bayonetta 2: retro Sega themes. There are two on the eshop, for 200 yen each. Needless to say, I purchased both (and took some pictures to share)!

Theme 1: Hi-Tech Sega

This theme is based on Sega’s legendary Astro City arcade cabinet design. The music is awesome arcade ambiance!

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Episode 77 – Real Horses Don’t Run Into Trees

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News:

The Video Game Awards, Zelda Wii U gameplay, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Games:

Mighty Final Fight, Super Monkey Ball 2, Persona Q, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pikmin 3

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Final Fantasy Main Theme – RAFVEN

Blanks 77 – Spirit of ’77

Episode 76 – Smash it Up

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Disclaimer: it’s kind of a sleepy, sick, and sniffly episode, sorry!

News:

Mighty Gunvolt DLC announced!

Mystery Dungeon X Etrian Odyssey

Games:

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Final Fantasy Explorers Light demo, Pokemon Trading Card Game

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

The Offspring – Smash it Up (Damned cover)

amiibo!

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amiibo, Nintendo’s toys-to-life platform launched on Friday and we’re pretty stoked on them! Here are our random thoughts and experiences with the figures so far.

Ryan: My wife Lindsey and I are Loot Crate subscribers, and we’ve been pretty happy with the service so far, so we decided to take the plunge and subscribe to the amiibo Loot Crate. It’s a bit pricier than buying the figures from say, Amazon, but we have faith that the additional bonuses will be cool little collectibles.

Since the first Crate won’t be arriving until probably the middle of next week, I knew I needed to get some amiibo for the weekend. I ordered Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Link, and Samus (and the Smash guide) from Amazon to tide me over.

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Episode 75 – Midnight Moon

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News: 

Rodea the Sky Soldier lives!!! 1st print run includes Wii version?!

Sega 3D Classics Live!!!

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Games:

Fantasy Life, Mario Kart 8 DLC pack 1, Pokemon Puzzle League, Pokemon Trading Card Game

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Smoking Popes – Midnight Moon

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