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  • 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
  • Blog Post: The Unfinished Mario Game That Combined Wrestling And Volleyball

    Images and rough footage of a very unique Mario Wii game has surfaced. The game was in development at Next Level Games, the company that had made the soccer games Super Mario Strikers and Super Mario Strikers Charged, as well as the more recent Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The game was originally... More
  • Blog Post: Grab Disney Infinity For Free On Wii U

    Nintendo is trying to incentivize gamers to migrate to its newest console by letting Disney Infinity players download the Wii U version of the game for free via the Nintendo eShop. Anyone can go into the Nintendo eShop right now and download the original Disney Infinity onto their Wii U. The only catch... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Which Zelda Games Began Life As Remakes Of Other Zelda Games

    A new video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the Zelda series. The video details how many Zelda titles began as attempts at remaking previous Zelda titles, and how it took The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's visuals to inspire Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma's wife... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Quest X MMORPG Ported To 3DS Using Cloud Streaming

    Square Enix recently announced that Japan-only MMO Dragon Quest X will be ported to the 3DS by using the same streaming technology that the mobile version uses to access the game. The non-native support, based in cloud space, will allow for cross-platform play across the Wii, Wii U, smartphone, and PC... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Loses U.K. Patent Battle With Philips

    A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of Philips against Nintendo in the case of two instances of patent infringement. The patents in question deal with recognition of hand gestures and motion as input mechanisms and are related to the Wii. Nintendo says it will appeal the decision and that it will work to... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Squashes ‘Patent Troll’ Triton In Wii Remote Case

    Nintendo has announced the dismissal of a 2010 lawsuit filed by Triton over the Wii Remote. Triton alleged that the technology powering the Wii Remote infringed against its patent for a “computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information.” The Seattle district court found Triton’s... More
  • Blog Post: Learn The Secrets From The Soundtrack Of Super Smash Bros.

    The Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel has released a number of videos covering Super Smash Bros., and the latest focuses on the game's soundtrack. You will learn where some of the game's assorted themes appear in other games, as well as some of the very obscure secrets hidden in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Keep Online DS And Wii Games On Life Support

    Nintendo tried to tell them no, but the fans kept saying yes. A number of Nintendo fans have figured out a way to keep playing Nintendo titles online even after the recent server shutdown. Back in February, Nintendo announced that starting on May 20 it would pull online server hosting for a number of... More
  • Blog Post: Baseball And Boxing Heading To Japanese Wii Sports Club On Wii U Soon

    Wii Sports Club, the HD sequel of sorts to Wii Sports for the Wii U, isn't complete yet – but it will be soon in Japan. To date, both North America and Japan have only received three games of the promised five-game package. Tennis, golf, and bowling are all currently available, and baseball... More
  • Blog Post: Canceled Wii Game Sadness To See New Life On Wii U

    Announced early in the Wii's lifecycle, Sadness was meant to be a Wii exclusive game, but was unfortunately canceled. Two developers are picking up the pieces, however, with plans for release on Wii U. Its original pitch described the game as a black and white horror title where players played as... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Updated Software Sales Show Pokémon Fans Have Discerning Tastes

    Are you wondering how your favorite Nintendo title is faring with fans? Nintendo has released an updated list of software sales for its biggest titles. Alongside this morning's financial report for the year ending March 31, 2014, we have a new understanding of what fans are interested in across Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: See Mario Kart Wii Modified For Oculus Rift

    Chadtronic on YouTube , a channel which seems to specialize in playing Nintendo games on the Oculus Rift, recently took Mario Kart Wii for a spin. In the past Chadtronic made a video of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as it translated to virtual reality. You can check out those videos here . In... More
  • Blog Post: A New Princess Peach Wiimote Can Be In Your Castle In Late April

    Nintendo has announced a new Wii Remote in its line of character-themed accessories. Joining the Mario and Luigi styled remotes is one in Princess Peach pink. The new style will be available starting later this month. The newer Wii remotes, including these, include the MotionPlus technology. The new... More
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