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  • Blog Post: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Coming To Wii U On Christmas Day

    The Wii U port of the 3DS title, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, will release before the end of 2014 . In a tweet form developer WayForward, which you can see below, it is revealed the game will be available on December 25 at 9 A.M. P.T. for Wii U. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines BioShock, Zelda, And Mario As Pulp Noir Novels

    Artist Ástor Alexander has taken Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and imagined them as book covers on a pair of cheap pulp noir novels. There are millions of creative artist renditions of Mario and Zelda, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like these two book covers... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s How To Customize Your Game Boy In Five Minutes

    Okay, you might not have the benefit of time lapse photography in real life, but if you have any art skills and some paint markers then customizing your video game equipment has never been easier. When I was a kid, I put a dinosaur sticker on my Game Boy and thought I was a stud, but this slick time... More
  • Blog Post: Amiibo Figurines Are Just As Popular As Super Smash Bros.

    Earlier this year Nintendo revealed Amiibos, collectible figurines with NFC chips in their bases that allow them to interact with a variety of Nintendo games. The figurines, which are obviously similar to games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, raised some eyebrows. Does the game industry really need... More
  • Blog Post: The latest Pokémon Sold 1.5 Million U.S. Copies In 10 Days

    In light of the recent NPD numbers , Nintendo has issued a release highlighting its successes in November – the most impressive of which is selling a mind-boggling number of Pokémon games. We already knew that the game sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first week – but how much... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Won’t Be Restocking Some Amiibo Figures

    If you have any interest in Amiibo figures, you might want to snap them up as they become available. Some characters won’t be getting a second printing. Over the weekend, Canadian retailer Video Games Plus shared that it wouldn’t be able to get more of some figures. “Nintendo has officially... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Canceled Super Mario Spikers And CD-i Title, Mario Takes America

    The latest Did You Know Gaming video looks at what could have been, what almost was, and why it is the way it is in the Mario universe. The video looks at the doomed from the beginning CD-i games starring Mario, as well as a Mario Volleyball title from the makers of Super Mario Strikers that was deemed... More
  • Blog Post: Codename S.T.E.A.M. Arrives March 2015 With Online Multiplayer [Trailer Added]

    In a new trailer at The Game Awards, Nintendo revealed the release date for its alternate history title, Codename S.T.E.A.M. You’ll be able to play it in early 2015. We’ve had a chance to go hands-on with Codename S.T.E.A.M. , but tonight Nintendo announced an online, competitive multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Maker Will Allow Players To Create Stages From Four Different Mario Games

    At Game Awards 2014, players got a fresh look at 2015's Mario Maker, which showcased materials from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and Super Mario Bros. U. Creating stages from these newly announced games with new tools should make things quite interesting when the title... More
  • Blog Post: In The Darkest Timeline, This Is How Smash Bros. Characters Fight

    In our world, Super Smash Bros. is about Nintendo’s most beloved characters (and Wii Fit Trainer) beating each other mercilessly until all but one is left alive. In the darkest timeline (created by Buzzfeed), things are a little… messier. This video teaches us important things about Super... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Over 7.7 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Sold

    Now that the latest Pokémon title is available worldwide, The Pokémon Company is sharing some impressive sales numbers. We already knew that the title started strong in North America and Japan, but with Europe in the mix, there’s reason for Nintendo to celebrate. According to a report... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Investigating System-Breaking Wii U Error Codes 160-0103 And 160-1710

    Recently, Wii U owners have been reporting problems following the latest Super Smash Bros. update. Error codes related to system memory have emerged leaving the game and consoles unusable. The two codes in question are 160-0103 and 160-1710. When reached for comment, Nintendo of America confirmed the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Avoids Wii U Sales Injunction In Settlement With Philips

    In May 2014, electronics manufacturer Philips filed suit against Nintendo over alleged patent infringement . The complaint targeted motion-control peripherals, including the Wii U and accessories like the Wii Remote. In June, Nintendo was dealt a blow in UK courts as a judge ruled that patents for recognition... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddess - Master Quest Tour Scheduled For 2015

    Nintendo has announced the return of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert tour. “Master Quest” marks the third such worldwide celebration of music from The Legend of Zelda titles. The Master Quest tour will visit nineteen cities in nine countries. It kicks off on January 21... More
  • Blog Post: Japan To Discontinue 3DS XL Soon

    The 3DS LL (the Japanese name for the 3DS XL) will be ending production soon in Japan. The line is being discontinued in Japan following the release of the New 3DS LL, which became available in October in Japan. New of the handheld's discontinuation comes from Nintendo's website , where the page... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Pikmin, Will Wright, And M.C. Escher Snuck Into Zelda Games

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming uncovers more about the Zelda series. In the video you will find out M.C. Escher's piece, Another World, likely inspired a dungeon in Twilight Princess, where Pikmin references show up in Wind Waker and Minish Cap, and how Will Wright (creator of SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Other Nintendo Characters Look Like In Samus' Zero Suit?

    Spoiler: Wario is surprisingly busty. Talented Tumblr artist Xyrafhoan decided to create a series of works that shows familiar Nintendo universe characters dressed as Samus from Metroid. As you can see, the results are pretty amusing. Thanks to GI community member GI Droid for the tip. Source: Tumblr More
  • Blog Post: Over 3 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Sold In Opening Week

    The Pokémon Company has announced that sales of its latest duo of titles for the Nintendo 3DS are off to a strong start. Over 3 million copies of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been sold so far. The titles were released in Japan, North America, and Australia on November 21. European release... More
  • Blog Post: Can You Name Super Smash Bros. Characters Better Than These People?

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U includes a huge roster of iconic characters, but it also includes some more obscure entries. Many of you could probably name each and every character without trouble, but what about random people on the street? YouTube channel P Diddy sent Jenki around with a binder full of... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Over 490,000 In First Three Days

    Nintendo is reporting strong sales for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The publisher says that the game has sold over 490,000 units combined across physical and digital in the United States during the first three days of availability. This makes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U the fastest selling game for the... More
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