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News: Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be "The Defining Video Game Controller Of The Smart Device Age"

Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be "The Defining Video Game Controller Of The Smart Device Age"

"My belief is that Nintendo is looking for a blue ocean"

Nintendo caused quite a stir when it announced its partnership with Japanese mobile firm DeNA and that it was working on its next hardware platform, dubbed "Nintendo NX". This double-whammy of news was greeted with a positive reaction, not only from the

Video: Learn More About the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive and Its Battle With the SNES

Learn More About the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive and Its Battle With the SNES

Did You Know Gaming does its thing

The 'console wars' of the '90s are the stuff of legend for some, and an important part of personal gaming history for those of us 'of an age'. Unless you were rather flush there were decent odds back then of being in one camp or the other - the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive or the Super Nintendo / SNES. Friendships...

News: ​Unreleased SNES Music Game From The Creator Of Electroplankton Comes Back To Life

​Unreleased SNES Music Game From The Creator Of Electroplankton Comes Back To Life

Making noise with the SNES Mouse

Back in the 16-bit era Interactive media artist Toshio Iwai designed a SNES music composition tool that was to be released along with the SNES mouse in a bundle package, just like Mario Paint. There was even a US trademark filled for the game's western release under the name Sound Factory. Sadly, it never got...

Weirdness: If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If you really want to...

Fan art comes in all sorts of forms, including extravagant structures composed of 14,000 painted toothpicks. That's not a sentence we get to write every day. The start screen of Super Mario Bros. on the NES is iconic, to put it mildly, and a keen fan has taken the unusual approach of reconstructing it with toothpicks. The...

Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series

Sega's Streets of Rage Series

In pursuit of pugilistic perfection

Nostalgia sells and publishers know it. You just have to look at all the reboots, Definitive and Remastered Editions out there for proof. But there are, however, some titles that cannot be modernised no matter how much companies try. Sega beat-em-up Streets of Rage is perhaps one of the best examples of such...

Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

Physics is actually fun

We rather enjoy videos and articles that essentially serve as 'stealth education' here at Nintendo Life. Take a much-loved game or topic and apply scientific logic to it, and you have the ingredients for a video that's both entertaining and fascinating. That criteria certainly applies to this video focused on why the moon in...

News: Super Fighter Team Is Putting Its Retro Catalogue Back Into Production

Super Fighter Team Is Putting Its Retro Catalogue Back Into Production

Reprints for classic SNES and Genesis titles, plus two new games

Super Fighter Team has confirmed that it is putting several of its classic titles back into production for a limited period of time. Legend of Wukong and Star Odyssey - two Sega Genesis / Mega Drive RPGs released in 2008 and 2011 respectively - are both getting reprints, as is fellow...

News: Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Including Making Xbox Free And Buying Nintendo

Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Including Making Xbox Free And Buying Nintendo

"Name a bad idea and it was something we had to deal with"

Back when Microsoft was looking at entering the home gaming market and working on the first Xbox console, people within the company had some pretty far out ideas - precious few of which actually came to pass, thankfully. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning has...

News: Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

It's already 1st April in Japan and Australia...

April Fools' Day has begun, or at least that's how we're interpreting the latest shenanigans from Google. With 1st April rolling around in some countries, there is now playable Pac-Man embedded into Google Maps, which is certainly a fun way to waste time and get directions all at once. When you head...

News: You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

Soldering skills required

While some believe that Nintendo's domination of the handheld market started with the Game Boy, it was in fact the Game & Watch series which really kicked things off for the Japanese firm. The brainchild of Gunpei Yokoi - the same man who created the Game Boy - these simple LCD portables sold millions during the '80s...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Delves Into the History of the NES

Did You Know Gaming Delves Into the History of the NES

Hopefully, an SNES video is in the works

For those of you out of the loop, Did You Know Gaming is a fun site dedicated to sharing obscure trivia and facts about video games, both new and old. The site also runs a YouTube channel which gets updated on a fairly frequent basis, featuring videos about particular series, companies, or consoles and...

Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

We're tapping in, not out.

The thought of a modern pro wrestling game these days is often coupled with an eye-roller. They've become as iterative as most sports games released on an annual basis - such as FIFA and Madden - but certainly have far less to offer than the examples just mentioned. What we're left with is a game that's ever-so-slightly...

Weirdness: Someone's Made a Super Mario 64 HD Demo in Unity

Someone's Made a Super Mario 64 HD Demo in Unity

Hopefully Nintendo will leave it be

It's common for budding game developers to utilise Nintendo games as a source of inspiration when learning their craft; the Kyoto company is regarded by many as the finest game creator in the industry, after all. Sometimes these efforts lead to impressive imitations, albeit running the gauntlet of takedown notices...