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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Victorious In Wii Balance Board Lawsuit

    Nintendo has triumphed in court again, this time in a case involving the Wii Balance Board. The case was filed in May 2013 by Ithaca Ventures, which alleged that Nintendo had infringed a patent for a device called “Cybersurfer.” Ithaca, a company based in Slovakia, sought damages, interest... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Sony Both Turned Down Wii Technology Before Nintendo

    Did you know that the technology behind the Wii was originally designed with aeronautics in mind? Or that the system was originally designed to be no bigger than two DVD cases? Or that that the console's notification sound imitates a Japanese bird? You have so much to learn about the Wii. Did You... More
  • Blog Post: The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

    Transitioning to 3D was a difficult process for Metroid, and Did You Know Gaming dive's into the development history to show why. The video also offers details on pitches for other Metroid projects, as well as the current status of the often rumored handheld game, Metroid: Dread (spoiler alert: it's... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Why Capcom Never Pursued Monster Hunter On Xbox 360 Or PlayStation 3

    Monster Hunter is a hugely popular series outside of America ( though it is gaining in popularity ), and Did You Know Gaming recently took a look at some of the game's more obscure factoids. The video below details why the game is structured the way it is, and how a street-cook cat is Chinese in... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Earn Club Nintendo Coins

    If you've got unregistered games or incomplete quizzes, tomorrow is the last day to earn some Club Nintendo coins for them. It will not, however, be the last day to redeem the coins for Nintendo goodies. Other upcoming Club Nintendo closure milestones include May 1 being the last members can earn... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines The Star Fox Team As Drawn By Hanna-Barbera

    Update: Jonas has released some new versions of their Star Fox/Hanna-Barbera crossover. Now you can find a version of the piece without Krystal (for the purists), as well as a larger version ready-made to adorn your desktop background. Also, just for the purists, here's a version of the pic without... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles' Creators Were Surprised With North America's Appreciation For The Game

    In the latest Iwata Asks, Xenoblade Chronicles' Tetsuya Takahashi talks about his intentions to make a JRPG masterpiece, and his love of sci-fi. You can check out the full interview here , but some highlights include Takahashi's intention to make a JRPG masterpiece from the beginning of development... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Is It Too Early For The Nintendo NX?

    The news that Nintendo is working on a new dedicated game system code-named "NX" is exciting. However, for faithful fans who bought the Wii U, the announcement of a new console might sound like a death knell for a system that's only been alive for about 2.5 years. Granted, the Wii U hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers Its Own Custom Academy Awards Ahead Of Tomorrow's Oscars

    We'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn what the Academy thinks are the best films and performances of last year, but Nintendo has shared some of it own bizarre awards today. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie was still snubbed. Here's the list of Nintendo's awards below. Curiously absent ... More
  • Blog Post: Metroid Prime Trilogy Lands On Wii U Today

    Right now, you can purchase a physical copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii on eBay. You’ll spend anywhere between $35 for the standard version and $90 for the collector’s edition. That would be silly, though. Today, Nintendo has released an updated, digital version of the compilation. This... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Zelda Should Be Remade Next?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D hasn't released quite yet, but it's never too early to start thinking about the future. To be clear, we are absolutely getting ahead of ourselves. Next month we get to replay Majora's Mask on 3DS, and pending any delays, we should have a brand-new... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Wii Games Should Get Digital Re-Releases For Wii U?

    This morning, Nintendo announced that some Wii titles will be given new digital re-releases . One of the first games announced is the hard to find Metroid Prime Trilogy. The Wii has a vast library with some unique titles. We’re wondering which games you would dive back into if they could be purchased... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Wii Titles As Wii U Digital Re-Releases

    Nintendo has announced a major push toward backward compatibility. The company is re-releasing Wii titles digitally for Wii U. These include Super Mario Galaxy 2 today, Punch-Out on January 22, and Metroid Prime Trilogy on January 29. These will be available at half-price for the first week. Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Wins Wii Federal Patent Case

    Nintendo won an important patent against the company UltimatePointer in a Seattle federal court. UltimatePointer charged that Nintendo had violated two of its patents in the creation of its motion-control home game console Wii. Previously, the Nintendo had won a similar decision against UltimatePointer... 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: 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: Learn Some Of The Hyper-Intricacies Of Super Smash Bros. Combat

    Super Smash Bros. is much deeper than most give it credit it for and the latest video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming breaks down some of the highest of highest-level strategies in the game. Check out the video below to learn all about smooth Landings, L-canceling, crouch-canceling, directional... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Who Is The Best Super Smash Bros. Fighter?

    It's a question with a different answer for nearly everyone who has played a Smash Bros. game, but we want to know your answer. If you've watched any of our 8-player Super Smash Bros. videos (click the links for part 1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 ), you will know I personally favor Toon Link. He has all... More
  • Blog Post: Advance Wars' Popularity Helped Finally Bring Fire Emblem To America

    After the recent success of Fire Emblem on 3DS, and the plethora of Fire Emblem characters in Smash Bros., it's easy to forget that the franchise nearly never came to America. You can check out the newest video from Did You Know Gaming below that looks at the history of the series, before and after... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Painter Paint Midna From Zelda: Twilight Princess At High Speed

    Artists putting together videos of themselves bringing their work to life aren't rare, but seeing it done with watercolors is. Most artists taking inspiration from video games are embracing the digital medium, but Adam Scythe is sticking to a good old paint and paintbrushes. You can see him paint... More
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