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  • Blog Post: Images Of Alleged Sony/Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Appear Online

    Following the success of the Super Nintendo, in 1998 Nintendo contracted Sony to create a CD-based add-on for its console, but the product, which was supposedly called the SNES-CD, never saw the light of day. Nintendo went on to work with Phillips on the atrocious Zelda games for the CD-i player, and... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Arrives On Wii U In North America

    The Legend of Zelda underwent an enormous change with the Nintendo 64. Today, you can relive that experience on your Wii U, as Ocarina of Time hits the virtual console. Because this is virtual console title, it’s the Nintendo 64 original. If you’re looking for something with more recent updates... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Is Revamping The Miiverse With Screenshot Albums, Play Journals, And More

    Nintendo is going to be giving the Miiverse some new features and a sleeker look this summer. The update comes with new personalization features and changes to the communities pages that make them easier to navigate. Users will be able to store up to 100 screenshots in their personal album. They’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Knows You Aren’t Happy About Metroid Prime Federation Force

    If there’s one thing Nintendo fans were clear about heading into E3, it’s that they wanted a new Metroid game. Some ambitious diehards were holding out hope for both a 3D and 2D entry. During Nintendo’s digital presentation, fans watched as Nintendo honored the request for more Metroid... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Gets Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Jim Henson Studios

    The Henson puppets of Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and Reggie Fils-Aimé stole the show at Nintendo's E3 presentation this year. A new video from Nintendo follows Miyamoto as he tours Jim Henson Studios, the Burbank backlot where the puppets were made. Take a look: Brian Henson, son of Jim... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Wii U Failures, Not Actively Participating In NX Development

    Nintendo spent most of 2014 rebuilding the Wii U’s (and its own) reputation. Titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. reminded gamers that there are some things you can only get on a Nintendo console, with millions of fans returning to Wii U to play them. The console still has yet to reach... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Peek Inside This $499 NES

    The Nt from Analogue Interactive isn't just any old NES emulator. This sleek, $499 machine is custom-built around the original NES' Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02 microprocessors. Besides being a functioning console that can play your back library, it's beautiful to look at. The body is carved... More
  • Blog Post: Move Over Super Mario Maker, This AI Creates Levels Just By Watching YouTube

    With Mario Maker coming this fall, fans of gaming’s most popular mascot will finally get to try their hands at creating compelling stages. The machine revolution is upon us, and Skynet (or a relative thereof) has beaten us there. Researchers at Georgia Tech have created an artificial intelligence... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Splatoon Weapons Unlock Tonight

    Your Splatoon arsenal is expanding again. Nintendo has announced that two more weapons will be unlocked in the coming hours. While the news comes by way of Nintendo of Europe, given Splatoon’s worldwide nature, we anticipate these will be available in North America. The normal time for unlocks... More
  • Blog Post: Splatoon Is Nintendo’s Latest 1 Million-Seller

    The internet is awash in ink, as Nintendo has announced that its colorful shooter, Splatoon, has hit a sales milestone. Over 1 million copies of the title have been sold worldwide. In the United states, 476,000 copies of the game have enabled Wii U players to be a kid now and then a squid now. Japan... More
  • Blog Post: There's Only One Way To Get The Donkey Kong And Bowser Amiibo Skylanders

    Amiibo collectors are used to paying a little bit more than retail for that one figure they really want. If you're interested in a full set that includes both of the upcoming Amiibo Skylanders, you're going to need two different versions of the Skylanders Superchargers starter set. Turbo Charge... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Explains Why You Can't Upload Mario Maker Creation Videos Directly To YouTube

    Mario Kart 8's ability to upload replay videos directly to YouTube seemed like such a success that Nintendo would be sure to include the tool in all of its games. It was revealed earlier this week that Super Smash Bros. will receive YouTube uploading for its replays soon, and after watching and immensely... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On Ever Playing The Canceled SNES Star Fox 2

    During our conversation with Shigeru Miyamoto about Star Fox Zero , he mentioned that some of the features were originally planned for a canceled game. Star Fox 2 never saw the light of day on Super Nintendo, but fans have been interested in checking it out (even in a possibly rough state). Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Began As A Prototype For The Original Wii

    During an interview earlier this week with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, we spoke about the origins of Star Fox Zero. As we discussed the series legacy, Miyamoto revealed to us that Star Fox is a much more important property to Nintendo than we previously understood. Star Fox has been a testing ground... More
  • Blog Post: A Star Fox Zero Conversation With Shigeru Miyamoto And His Team

    Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with Star Fox Zero . The use of both the Gamepad screen and television for play introduces a more frantic experience, and one we delighted in as we gradually learned when to look at each. After we had a chance to play and digest the different vehicles... More
  • Blog Post: A Guided Tour Through Star Fox Zero

    Shigeru Miyamoto greeted a room full of journalists following a private screening of this year's E3 Nintendo Direct to discuss Star Fox Zero's gameplay functionality on Wii U. He began his talk with the enthusiastic smile we've seen every year he's taken the stage to introduce a new Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: The Highs And Lows Of Nintendo's E3 2015 Digital Event

    It's officially day one of E3, but the press conferences aren't quite over. Nintendo is the last of the big three to step up and take its swing at titles on offer for the near and slightly distant future. The House of Mario's showing was as casual and amusing as last year, but it lacked some... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Coming In September With Clever Amiibo Support

    Mario Maker has a Super new name and a release date. During this mornings E3 digital presentation, we got another look at how players will make their own Mario levels later this year. We also had a chance to see how Amiibo figures will be integrated with the game. Players can unleash a Mystery Mushroom... More
  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Mashes Up Two RPG Series

    Nintendo's Mario-themed RPGs have come in a number of styles on a variety of platforms. Now, two of them are coming together in one game as Marioverses collide. The Mario & Luigi series, in which players control both brothers, and the Paper Mario franchise are coming together in Mario & Luigi... More
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