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Nintendo's Biggest 2021 Anniversaries, The Game Awards | All Things Nintendo

by Brian Shea on Dec 10, 2021 at 03:00 PM

On this week's All Things Nintendo, we've got a super-sized episode for you! Brian is joined by the Video Game History Foundation's Kelsey Lewin to talk about the historical significance of several games that celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2021. The two also chat about Kelsey's work with the Foundation, as well as what it's like running the oldest retro game shop in Seattle. Following that discussion, Brian is joined by Game Informer video editor Alex Stadnik to react to The Game Awards.

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You can also follow Pink Gorilla Games (@PinkGorillaLLC) and the Video Game History Foundation (@GameHistoryOrg)

The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry's most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what's happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they'll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:20 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:12:01 – Kelsey's Journey to the Games Industry
00:15:55 – Video Game History Foundation and Pink Gorilla Games
00:39:24 – The Retro Game Boom
00:45:45 – The Biggest Nintendo Anniversaries of 2021
00:46:33 – Donkey Kong for Arcade/Nintendo's Origins in Gaming
00:59:40 – The Legend of Zelda Franchise
01:06:52 – Pokémon Go
01:17:23 – Pokémon Franchise
01:25:15 – Wii
01:36:43 – Nintendo 64
01:42:21 – Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, and the Console War
01:46:15 – Paper Mario Now on Switch
01:47:13 – Ocarina of Time Fan Remake in Unreal Engine 5
01:49:13 – Definitive Ranking: Classic Games on Switch
01:55:11 – eShop Gem of the Week: Moon
01:58:41 – The Game Awards Reaction

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