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News: The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today

The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today

Should have a steady job and a mortgage by now

Here's one to make some of us feel old - the Famicom is 32 years old today, released in Japan on 15th July 1983. It was, of course, the system that would be revamped and remodelled as the NES in October 1985 in North America. Famicom was the shortened name for Family Computer; a key difference of...

First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

We take a look at Stella Glow and Legend of Legacy

From a steady stream of Shin Megami Tensei titles to an ever-growing assortment of Etrian Odyssey outings, it's safe to say that Atlus has shown the 3DS a massive amount of JRPG love over the past few years. The company's lineup at E3 last month continued that happy trend, but what was especially...

News: The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

3DS still number one in hardware

It's a Wednesday, which means it's Media Create chart results day in Japan. This week brought some notable new releases, with the 3DS faring particularly well while the Wii U hangs on to five figure hardware sales. Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - an action spin-off...

News: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Its predecessor came to the West...

Square Enix keeps bringing Dragon Quest games to the 3DS - sometimes they're remakes and on other occasions they're all-new games. Localisation has been an area of concern for gamers outside Japan, though teases around Dragon Quest VII and VIII keep ramping up. A new 3DS title has been announced in Weekly Jump...

News: Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Lots of whispers make a lot of noise

Today we've shared our first impressions of Devil's Third, which aren't particularly positive. Focused solely on the single player campaign for now, we've highlighted concerns with performance, design and a range of factors. In some respects it's silly fun, but there are a number of issues hindering our enjoyment...

Ninterview: Meet The Man Who Makes Hip-Hop Music From Classic Nintendo Hardware

Meet The Man Who Makes Hip-Hop Music From Classic Nintendo Hardware

"The controller we have created is like wearing my childhood round my neck"

We recently came across a UK based hip-hop producer and DJ by the name of Imperial, who makes quite a striking impression with a strange musical instrument strapped around his neck, which has parts that might seem very familiar to our readers. This musical instrument is...

News: Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Including a Wii U bundle

If you've missed the marketing from Amazon around 'Prime Day', we salute you. Essentially an Amazon-only attempt at a mini Black Friday, it's being promoted as a tempter for the company's Prime service, which costs a decent amount of money in exchange for free and quick deliveries and access to Prime Instant Video. Of...

News: 2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

Kickstarter assisting the process

The creator of the Metroidvania-style 2D Action-RPG, Dark Flame, has tweeted the title has a chance of a release on the Wii U eShop if Nintendo fans show their support. Dark Flame's creator is looking at taking his project to Kickstarter in hope of gaining funds to hire a few professionals and further polish the...

Video: Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Digital download block size also revealed

Nintendo has officially begun promoting its upcoming 3DS release, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out in Japan at the end of July. The two ad spot commercials highlight the seemingly endless amount of design possibilities featured within the title. In addition to this, the Happy Home Designer...

News: Nintendo Cancels Camp Miiverse in Honour of Satoru Iwata

Nintendo Cancels Camp Miiverse in Honour of Satoru Iwata

Had been due to run until 20th July

A week ago Nintendo of America launched its second annual Camp Miiverse event, which set new challenges in 3DS and Wii U games each day for fans to take on. However, after suspending activities on 13th July as a result of the announcement of Satoru Iwata passing away, it's been confirmed that the events -...

Feature: Our Tributes and Memories of Satoru Iwata

Our Tributes and Memories of Satoru Iwata

A Direct farewell

With the passing of Satoru Iwata in recent days, announced on 13th July, it's been a difficult period for fans of Nintendo and Iwata-san in particular. We dedicated a day to the former Nintendo President, though we're sure he'd want the company and its fans to now look ahead to the future and all it can bring. We've already...

News: MEGABytes to Blend a Cafe and Arcade Together in Glasgow

MEGABytes to Blend a Cafe and Arcade Together in Glasgow

Cake and NES, together at last

Retro gaming culture remains strong, with the collector's scene, events and expos remaining hugely popular around the world. Arcades are less common, though some entrepreneurs in Glasgow have decided that rather than simply open a cafe, it'd provide a blend of old and new. MEGABytes is opening in Glasgow (Scotland)...

Video: Check Out an Extensive History of Super Mario Bros. 2

Check Out an Extensive History of Super Mario Bros. 2

The real original and the Doki Doki Panic re-skin

Many Nintendo fans know the basic story around Super Mario Bros. 2 as known in the West, and the original sequel which would be called Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels outside of Japan. It's a familiar tale, but one nevertheless with some detail that's reserved for those keen to delve into the...

News: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Might a certain Nintendo character have a cameo this time?

Wreck-It Ralph was one of the animated movie highlights of 2012. It's the story of a video game villain (not unlike Donkey Kong) who just wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the arcade where he lives. On paper the movie sounds like it would be a...

News: EarthBound Director Shigesato Itoi Pays Tribute to His Friend Satoru Iwata

EarthBound Director Shigesato Itoi Pays Tribute to His Friend Satoru Iwata

SNES classic was among Iwata-san's programming credits

To many Satoru Iwata is the former Nintendo President, an executive that was innovative and had an extraordinary relationship with the company's fans. Before that role, however - and occasionally during his time in management - Iwata-san was a highly skilled programmer, contributing heavily to...

Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful Brilliance of Nintendo, and His Legacy Will Endure

Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful Brilliance of Nintendo, and His Legacy Will Endure

"In my heart, I am a gamer"

It's been a difficult day for plenty of Nintendo fans, gamers, developers, publishers and anyone who knew of Satoru Iwata's work or were lucky enough to know him personally. The announcement of his passing over the weekend came as a shock, especially as the last 12 months had been among his most vibrant and...