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News: Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation, Voice Acting And Playing Non-Nintendo Games For Research

Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation, Voice Acting And Playing Non-Nintendo Games For Research

Inside information

Nintendo has traditionally been very reluctant to allow its employees to speak to freely with the gaming press, but that stance has apparently been relaxed in recent years according to Treehouse staffer Chris Pranger - and as if to prove his point, he's taken part in a lively podcast where he covers a whole host of...

News: This Controller Wants to Bring the 'Next Gen' to NES

This Controller Wants to Bring the 'Next Gen' to NES

Works on the 8-bit system or PC

Plenty of companies tackle the surprisingly complex challenge of producing a high quality game controller, and not all pull it off successfully. We somewhat admire the effort from Retro Fighters, then, which is aiming to crowdfund a 'next gen' NES pad. The main pitch for this pad is that it has both usb and a NES...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Celebrates His 45th Birthday

Masahiro Sakurai Celebrates His 45th Birthday

And doesn't look a day over 25

We want to know more about Masahiro Sakurai's diet and grooming habits, as he continues to defy the passing of time - the rigours of developing Super Smash Bros. have been tough on the game designer, yet he retains an admirably youthful look. Masahiro Sakurai turned 45 on 3rd August - at the time of publication it's...

News: Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

For those always on the hunt

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is being given a big push by Capcom ahead of its late November release in Japan, a fresh entry that brings a slight switch in dynamic to the core play. Considering the huge success of previous 3DS releases in the franchise the projections for millions of sales don't seem excessive. A pricey...

News: Splatoon And Nintendo Dominated Japanese Retail During June

Splatoon And Nintendo Dominated Japanese Retail During June

Over 50 percent of the top 30 were 3DS titles

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published sales figures for the month of June, and Nintendo's online shooter Splatoon has come out on top. The Wii U release sold 368,538 copies between May 25th and June 21st - almost 20,000 of which were digital - making it one of the most impressive débuts for...

Movie Review: Pixels Proves Once Again That Video Games And Film Do Not Make Good Bedfellows

Pixels Proves Once Again That Video Games And Film Do Not Make Good Bedfellows

Game Over, man

Fun Fact: Pixels was a short, two minute film released in 2010 that briefly depicted a world overrun by an array of characters from old school arcade games. Not So Fun Fact: This short film would go on to be adapted into a feature length film of the same name five years later, starring none other than Adam Sandler. If that doesn't...

News: Nintendo Is Licensing Hudson Soft IP From Konami

Nintendo Is Licensing Hudson Soft IP From Konami

New Momotaro Dentetsu title in development

Earlier this morning, we posted some rather worrying news regarding the current situation at Konami, including claims that staff are being used as cleaners and security guards. If there's one positive to come out of the whole situation it's that Konami is so disinterested in harnessing its catalogue of IP...

News: Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treatment Of Staff By Dictatorial Konami Management

Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treatment Of Staff By Dictatorial Konami Management

"Useless" employees used as cleaners and security guards

All is not well in the world of Konami. Recent rumours have suggested that the Japanese veteran could be planning a move out of the home gaming business, and the company's recent treatment of Hideo Kojima - surely its most famous staffer - has raised eyebrows throughout the industry. However,...

News: Nintendo's Corporate Social Responsibility Report Outlines Company Goals, With amiibo a Focus

Nintendo's Corporate Social Responsibility Report Outlines Company Goals, With amiibo a Focus

Also includes a final President's Message from Satoru Iwata

Nintendo has released its Corporate Social Responsibility report for the year, a comprehensive document that covers broad principles in addition to details on company policies in areas such as manufacturing, environmental concerns and a number of lighter topics. There's a 'digest'...

News: Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Plenty of Pokémon Shuffle information, too

Earlier in the summer talk emerged of a new Pokémon that was revealed as part of a teaser during the new 'mon movie that's out now in Japan. We only had some sketches to go on, but 'green blob' seemed to sum up its form nicely. Serebii has dug up an image this weekend, though, which gives us a look at...

Rumour: Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Amazon orders delayed

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history, delayed frequently before its eventual release - and commercial flop - in Japan. It seems that troubles have followed its localisation, too, if the status of Amazon orders are to be believed. We're been sent a copy of a pre-order notification for Amazon in the US - thanks Zach...

News: Summer Games Done Quick Raises an Incredible $1.2 Million+, Check Out the Super Metroid Race

Summer Games Done Quick Raises an Incredible $1.2 Million+, Check Out the Super Metroid Race

Hats off, once again

The Games Done Quick events - of which there are two every year - are the pinnacle of the goodwill and fundraising possible within gaming. Many notable and wonderful organisations raise money for charity, and this is among the most successful. Summer Games Done Quick has finished for another year and has raised an incredible...

News: Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Plenty of adjustments

While Super Smash Bros. updates often bring new content, they also tweak key attributes and moves for its many characters. Masahiro Sakurai and his team are perfectionists, after all, and no doubt continually monitor how characters are used and seek to improve their balancing. A notable previous example was the 'nerfing' of...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

Weirdness: The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

That's cold, Nintendo...

Just recently Nintendo of America confirmed details around the next Splatfest in the region, with the choice being between roasting hot-dogs or marshmallows over a campfire. Obviously marshmallows is the answer, but in any case Nintendo of Europe has announced its own Splatfest for next weekend and it's... interesting...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...