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Talking Point: Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

The bigger the better in 2015

An accusation occasionally hurled at Nintendo is that it's slow or behind the times in social media, and failing to do enough on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. It would have been a valid point in past years, certainly, but it looks increasingly wrong with each passing year; 2014 brought some major improvements...

News: Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Nintendo's "don't offer to scalpers' filter needs more work

Earlier today we shared the surprising news that Nintendo Europe is offering some Club Nintendo members an ambassador version of the New 3DS; even better, it's available to buy now ahead of being shipped in 3-5 days. It's hugely exciting for those that got the email and has caused plenty...

News: Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Every single one of Japan's top 10 games for 2014 was on a Nintendo format

Famitsu has just revealed sales data for the Japanese games market in 2014 which illustrates the astounding populairty of the 3DS in that particular region. Nintendo's handheld sold 3,153,045 units during last year, twice the amount that the second-placed system -- the PS...

Video: Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Our Game of the Year Awards, presented in video form

Before Christmas, we delivered the Nintendo Life Staff Game of the Year Awards for 2014, and the list was predictably packed with amazing software. Just in case you missed it -- or in case you loved it so much that you'd like a recap -- we've put together a video based on the same results. We'll...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

Comes with a Skull Kid figurine

Update: Nintendo's Facebook post specifies this bundle as exclusive to Amazon, GameStop and Fry's Electronics (thanks for the heads up @Ryno). The bundle is already a 'best seller' and sold out on Amazon and GameStop, the latter of which includes an 'ultimate' set with the Prima strategy guide. Based on social...

News: Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Get your hands on the console before the official launch

Update: Nintendo has declined to clarify how it selected Club Nintendo members for this promotion, providing the following statement to Eurogamer. The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Another major YouTube appearance

During December last year Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen filmed with some hugely popular YouTube channels, in turn reaching millions of subscribers. The most followed of those was Smosh Games, with over 5.5 million subscribers; Nintendo of America tweeted the appearance on 19th December. The video has now been...

News: Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually Been Discontinued in North America

Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually Been Discontinued in North America

KO blow

We've consistently highlighted amiibo stock issues as a failing on Nintendo's part, in actually producing enough stock, communicating clearly and managing expectations or - perhaps most accurately - a mix of those factors. Stock shortages have also led to some inaccurate assumptions about discontinued figures, too, and Nintendo's merely...

Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - April to June

A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - April to June

E3, a major Wii U arrival and more

As 2015 gears up we continue this look back to the major headlines of Nintendo's 2014, assessing the best and worst of the big N's year. The January to March entry covered the year's first Nintendo Direct and some serious issues for the company, with Satoru Iwata coming under pressure over poor business...

News: Nintendo Quest, a Collector's NES Journey, to Launch a Fresh Kickstarter Campaign 

Nintendo Quest, a Collector's NES Journey, to Launch a Fresh Kickstarter Campaign 

The NES Club returns

Last year we interviewed Rob McCallum, the man behind the NES Club, about his planned documentary to follow "Jay Bartlett, as he tries to amass the entire NES library (NTSC retail games) in 30 days with no online purchases". Beyond the road trip vibe the film is aiming to highlight and explore retro gaming culture and Nintendo /...

Gallery: Here's a Batch of Awesome New Year Art from Japan's Biggest and Best Publishers

Here's a Batch of Awesome New Year Art from Japan's Biggest and Best Publishers

Nintendo! Atlus! Bandai Namco! More!

As the first Monday of 2015, today will represent - for some - a dark, distressing day. It's back to work or school for many of us, which is about as exciting as a trip to the dentist. The festivities are over, it's back to the grind. It's not all bad, of course, and we've encountered a colourful collection of...

News: Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hydroventure Series

Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hydroventure Series

Or Fluidity, if you're in North America

UK-based Curve Studios is the name behind the Hyrdroventure / Fluidity series and the recent Wii U exclusive Stealth Inc 2, and has also broadened its business by moving into publishing -- Thomas Was Alone , The Swapper and Last Survior were all published by the firm on the Wii U eShop. The company has

Nintendo Download: 8th January (Europe)

8th January (Europe)

Chariot, Crunchyroll, Underground, Turtles, discounts and more

After a quiet start to 2015 in terms of new download releases, we see things ramp up in the most recent European Nintendo Download Update details. The Wii U is the main beneficiary with some promising arrivals, while on 3DS one of our favourite HOME themes previously released in Japan...

Video: Super Mario 64 Is Getting A Fan-Made HD Remake, And It Looks Gorgeous

Super Mario 64 Is Getting A Fan-Made HD Remake, And It Looks Gorgeous

And is totally unofficial, needless to say

Super Mario 64 is one of the finest video games ever made, but aside from a Nintendo DS remix, it has rather been forgotten by Nintendo. Thankfully, dedicated fans still love the title enough to bring it back from the dead, and four such individuals -- Aryoksini, mStuff, Callum Martin and Chadtronic -- are...

Video: Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64

Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64

"Yo dawg I've got the golden mushroom"

YouTube has plenty of ways to entertain us, and one formula that's hugely successful is the React series in which different groups encounter games and are filmed as they get to grips with them. With Nintendo battling for attention against its big rivals, it can be fun to watch teens - particularly - getting to...

Video: Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Creation, editing and levelling

Just recently a YouTube channel titled Mema Haxx posted a video that - very briefly - showed hidden Duck Hunt amiibo data being activated; the basic suggestion reinforces what we half expected, that Nintendo's set up code within the game to support amiibo for still unannounced figures. Considering the fact the company...