The Wii U's TVii Service Is Shutting Down Next Month

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TVii, the underused TV watching service connected to the Wii U, will be no more next month.

In a post on TVii Miiverse, Sarah from Nintendo wrote that the service will end on August 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. PT.

After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015 at 3:00pm PT. At the same time, we will be closing the Nintendo TVii Miiverse community. We sincerely thank you for all of your engagement within the community and the Nintendo TVii service. We look forward to your contributions within our many other Miiverse communities.

Learn About Guitar Hero III's Unused Apocalypse Narrative

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Learn About Guitar Hero III's Unused Apocalypse Narrative

Guitar Hero is positioning itself for a resurrection later this year, making it a good time to look back on the series.

The latest video from Did You Know Gaming examines Guitar Hero's history, the way it changed hands, and what Harmonix would have done with Guitar Hero III if it was still working on the franchise at the time.

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See All 45 Of Yoshi Woolly World's Amiibo Transformations

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YouTube users GeneralSecura and Master0fHyrule worked together to craft a video showcasing all of Yoshi's Amiibo transformations in the upcoming Yoshi's Woolly World.

The game released in Japan on July 16 (it's planned for release in October 16 in North America) which is why footage of all these transformations are already available. You can check out the full video below.

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Creators Teasing New Project With Updated Website

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Creators Teasing New Project With Updated Website

A recent update to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer MercurySteam's website teases a new science-fiction project.

If you go to MercurySteam.com, you will see the image above of a man smoking a cigar in some kind of futuristic cockpit bathed in green light, and following text also appears on-screen:

STATUS: Exploring new worlds, fighting strange creatures, discovering new heroes. Expect news soon...

King Of Swing Sequel DK Jungle Climber For DS Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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The relatively unknown DK: King of Swing for Game Boy Advance received a sequel on DS in 2007. The game is now available on Wii U Virtual Console.

You can grab the game now for $9.99, but know that when it released, we weren't very fond of it. It released during a time when we still had multiple reviewers tackle the game game. We gave it a 5.75 and a 6.75. You can read an excerpt from Bryan Vore's 5.75 review below.

Challenge mode offers a few uninspired minigames like banana catching and log hopping. Multiplayer consists of four-player offline barrel races and speed climbing runs, but I can’t see any group of friends tolerating these games for more than five minutes. In the end, Nintendo would have been smart to make a new Donkey Kong Country rather than revisit this franchise. DK’s latest adventure is neither “fun” nor “easy to play,” despite what the back of the box may claim.

Replay – Zack & Wiki

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Replay – Zack & Wiki

The Wii is primarily known for its collection of super successful first-party Nintendo games and loads of shovelware that overflowed on store shelves during the console's reign. Some third-party publishers launched interesting new IPs on the console as well, and if you ever made it all the way to the "z" section of your local retailer you might have spotted the adorable characters on the Zack & Wiki box. For this week's Replay, we return to Capcom's little hidden treasure on the Wii.

This 2007 title stars a little mute pirate named Zack and his cuddly monkey pal, Wiki (who looks suspiciously like Data from Capcom's Mega Man Legends). Take a glance at Zack & Wiki and you might expect something like a traditional platformer, but it's actually a colorful adventure game with more in common with LucasArts' classic point-and-clicks. Stay tuned for the second segment where we hatch open another forgotten third-party title from a Nintendo console. This week it's Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, and me. We're also happy to be joined by longtime Replay fan Nick Ransbottom, who members of our Facebook group I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay may recognize. 

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Weekend Warrior 7/24/2015

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Weekend Warrior 7/24/2015

It looks like The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight are still dominating our weekends here at GI, but the surprise hit Rocket League has managed to grab some attention for itself. There's plenty going on during the next few days, with lake houses and family visits all the way to QuakeCon and broken computers. Miraculously, we will still find time to play some video games.

What do you plan on playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner): I'm at QuakeCon for the weekend. If you're at the show, come check out my panel with Geoff Keighley, Adam Sessler, Andrea Rene, and Pete Hines. We're discussing 20 years of gaming!

This Week In Mobile: Trim Trees, Take Up Pole Vaulting, And Revisit A Classic

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The top new mobile games this week have a lot of variety. Pac-Man fans will be happy to see a familiar game back on the market, this time without in-app purchases. Those looking for a relaxing puzzle game should take a look at Prune, while someone in the market for the opposite will love the quirky runner Vault. If none of those are  your speed, maybe a Adventure Time and Puzzle Quest crossover will do the trick.

PruneDeveloper: PolyculturePlatform(s): iOS
Price:  $3.99

In Prune, players must help a small sapling grow and blossom into a beautiful tree by trimming its branches to protect it from obstacles and guide it towards the sunlight. The minimalist, silhouetted design and simple controls make it easy to pick up while a progressive increase in difficulty adds a perfect level of challenge to the experience. 

Guillermo Del Toro And Kojima Still In Talks To Work Together

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In an interview with IGN, Guillermo del Toro expressed his enthusiasm for working together with Kojima, despite the recent cancellation of Silent Hills. “We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills],” del Toro said.

The comment comes in the midst of ongoing turmoil between Kojima and longtime publishing partner, Konami. You can read about the long and changing relationship between Kojima and Konami, including its recent changes. And head over to the interview's source below for more thoughts from del Toro.

[Source: IGN]