The BrawlBRSTMs3 Channel Has Been Compromised

On June 1st, 2016, an anonymous user compromised the BrawlBRSTMs3 channel on YouTube. BrawlBRSTMs3 was a popular channel that regularly uploaded extended rips of video game music onto YouTube for the enjoyment of other people.

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Rest in Peace Satoru Iwata

In recent news, Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo of America, sadly passed away on July 11, 2015. He apparently died due to a bile duct growth.

Us at Viking Gamers are deeply saddened by his death.

R.I.P Satoru Iwata

December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015

New Amiibo Line-Up

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A lot of a new amiibo were announced at this years E3. Here is the line-up:

Mario Maker amiibos

Two new variations of Mario amiibo were revealed at E3. Unlike the previous ones, these amiibo are in 8-bit form. These amiibo were created for use in Super Mario Maker, a Mario level creator coming soon to Wii U, and for the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. When used in Mario Maker, it will enlarge your character, similar to a Mega Mushroom.


Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

A new Animal Crossing game titled “Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival” for the Wii U is centered around the use of amiibo.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Apart from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was also confirmed to have amiibo. Although these are amiibos cards, they still act the same as amiibo figures. The cards were initially shown a few weeks ago, but today, Nintendo revealed even more cards.

Click here view the complete set!

Skylanders x amiibo Hybrids

Two new Skylanders/amiibo were revealed in the form of Turbocharged Donkey Kong and Hammerslam Bowser. These two amiibo are unique as you are able to twist the base to allow compatibility with Skylanders: Supercharged and amiibo-related games. Both figures come with an additional item, the Barrel Blaster for DK, and the Clown Cruiser for Bowser. It is currently unknown what these figures will unlock in Skylanders, but it seems likely that they will include the base features of normal DK and Bowser amiibo.

[Source: Nintendo @ E3 amiibo Website]

GameStop Begins Classic Video Game Service

In March 2015, GameStop started buying PlayStation 2 consoles again due to its popularity. Now, GameStop has announced that they will start buying and selling classic consoles and games again in New York City and Birmingham.

This includes the Sega Genesis, NES, SNES, PlayStation, N64, and the Sega Dreamcast. According to GameStop, if the service goes well, it well extend across the country. They also announced that the games will go through a “Refurbishment Operations Center” for inspection, testing and repair. This means that you don’t have to worry about GameStop selling broken games. They have also said that people will be able to buy the games off of their website.

[Source: IGN]