Nintendo Reveals List Of Most Popular Amiibos

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During today's investor briefing, Nintendo revealed which characters have been the best selling in its popular Amiibo lineup. While Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth were perhaps the most sought after as far as social media is concerned, it was Link, Mario, and Pikachu who sold the most units in North America overall. You can check out the full top 10 below.

Despite that list of the top selling figures, the five Amiibos with the highest sell-through rate have been Marth, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Pit, and Captain Falcon. Link has also been the most popular Amiibo in Japan and Europe, while Mario holds that title in Australia. According to Nintendo, the United States and Canada have made up 63 percent of all Amiibo sales.

[Source: Nintendo via The Verge]

NECA Unveils Limited Edition Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

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NECA Unveils Limited Edition Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

The joys of motorcycle ownership and love for video games rarely intersect, but with NECA's announcement of the Master Chief Modular Motorcycle Helmet, bikers can show off their passion for the Halo franchise while on the go.

The helmet, which is wearable and approved for use by the Department of Transportation, features a reflective face shield with UV protection and front air intakes to reduce shield fogging. On the inside, the helmet has a contoured pad designed to cool the top of the wearer's scalp and enough space for eyeglass wearers to keep their glasses on. In addition, the entire front of the helmet flips up and all of the interior padding is removable and washable.

While NECA hasn't yet specified a price for its Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet, it has stated that the limited edition helmet will ship in July 2015. The helmet ranges in size from small (55 - 56 cm) to extra large (61 - 62 cm).

Reader Discussion: Were You Able To Find A New 3DS XL?

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Reader Discussion: Were You Able To Find A New 3DS XL?

Friday marked the release of the newest addition to the 3DS family: the New 3DS XL. While we knew the limited Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter editions of the handheld would sell out quickly, it appears as though several retailers across the country are sold out of the standard red and black models as well.

In addition to improved head tracking for 3D effect, a new c-stick nub, and a more powerful processor, Nintendo's New 3DS XL also includes an NFC reader for native use with the popular Amiibo figures. You can check out our full review of the New 3DS XL here.

With supply being as limited as it is, were you able to secure a New 3DS XL? Did you manage to grab one of the special edition models, or did you stick with the standard colors? If you're intentionally waiting, what would push you over the edge and cause you to pick one up?

New PBS Space Time Video Questions Super Mario World’s Gravity And Mario’s Humanity

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PBS’ Space Time video series explores the possibilities of science fiction in relation to astrophysics. The host, Gabe Perez-Giz, is an actual astrophysicist who studies black holes and in the latest episode he turns his attention to the plausibility behind Super Mario World’s gravity.  

In the video, Perez-Giz begins by calculating the force of gravity in Super Mario World using mathematics. His results leads him to some startling discoveries about the nature of Mario’s world and poses some troubling questions about Mario himself and what would happen should he ever visit (real) Earth. The entertaining and informative video which you can watch below is definitely worth a watch.

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New DLC For The Crew Adds Cars, Customizations, And A Game Mode

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New DLC For The Crew Adds Cars, Customizations, And A Game Mode

Ubisoft has released the newest live update for The Crew, along with a DLC car pack.

The Speed Live Update, which is free for everyone, introduces the new Eliminator PvP game mode to online play. Playable with two to eight players, Eliminator follows the same basic knockout format racing game fans are already probably familiar with, but with the addition of lives. When the timer hits zero, the last place player loses a life.

The live update also adds in new faction missions, including a time trial, drag race, and a race set on a small, icy racetrack with almost no grip. Coming along with the missions is new tuning specs for six cars, new matte body colors, and urban stickers.

Roundabout Spins Onto Xbox One This Friday

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Roundabout Spins Onto Xbox One This Friday

No Goblin’s looping limo lunacy, Roundabout, has a release date on Xbox One. The title, which features campy live-action scenes and amusingly bloody gameplay is the first from Dan Teasdale’s new studio.

Teasdale departed Gunstringer and Splosion Man studio Twisted Pixel in mid-2013, so you have an idea of what kind of humor to expect. And if you’ve missed those titles, our Test Chamber might give you a better idea of what’s in store.

If that’s not enough for you, you can check out an earlier trailer to get a better sense of the game’s comedic stylings. You can pick up Roundabout on Xbox One this Friday, February 20, for $14.99.

Nordic Games: Authenticity Of Darksiders II PS4 Retail Listing Is ‘Unquestionable’

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It’s not uncommon these days for games to be revealed via errant retailer listing. Unlike many of those situations though, the listing in question hasn’t been pulled and the publisher is handling it with humor.

A listing for Vigil's Darksiders II Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 has appeared on Amazon and, as of publication, remains live. We asked publisher Nordic Games (which acquired the property from THQ at auction in 2013) about it and got an amusing, but insightful, response.

“Thanks a lot for touching base with us here at NG,” the company responded. “Whilst the authenticity of said listing is unquestionable, I am afraid I cannot comment on further details other than in the poetic words of Marshawn Lynch:”

Dying Light PC Update Restores Modding

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Dying Light PC Update Restores Modding

Dying Light developers Techland have restored the use of user-created mods for the PC version of the game after they were inadvertently blocked in an attempt to stop cheating in Be the Zombie mode. The new update not only restores mods, but also addresses other issues in the game.

The update is free, and the developer says other free updates are on the way for all systems – including one featuring a Hard mode. Paid DLC and a season pass are also available.

Recently, Techland solicited players' suggestions for official modding tools to help users create their own mods.

More Tunes From Tenacious D And Weezer Join Rock Band DLC Library

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More Tunes From Tenacious D And Weezer Join Rock Band DLC Library

Harmonix has roused Rock Band from its slumber, with the second batch of DLC for the franchise after a two-year hiatus. This latest offering features two tracks, including a recently released tune.

Tenacious D’s “Rise of the Fenix” (from the album of the same name) isn’t the first of the band’s music to appear as Rock Band DLC. It joins “Master Exploder,” “Tribute,” “Rock Your Socks,” and “The Metal” in the library. 

Weezer also has a long history with Rock Band fans. “Back to the Shack,” a single from the band’s new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, will be available this week.