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News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

Another gong to celebrate

From late 2013 and into 2014 Nintendo's best titles on Wii U and 3DS have picked up some notable awards, with landmark releases such as Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds leading the way. The latter has triumphed again at the Game Developers Choice Awards, which are part of this week's GDC...

News: Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Both scoop best game accolades

If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics...

News: UK Magazine EDGE Names Nintendo Publisher Of The Year

UK Magazine EDGE Names Nintendo Publisher Of The Year

Fire Emblem and Super Mario 3D World considered two of 2013's best games

Nintendo hasn't had the best year, what with the Wii U underperforming and third party support on the wane, but there have been some incredible highs to consider — including a robust performance by the 3DS and some amazing first-party releases. As if to acknowledge...

News: Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins Best Casual Game

As a nominee, if not the ultimate winner, of the VGX Game of the Year award, there's an air of inevitability to the news that Super Mario 3D World has scooped the Best Nintendo Game VGX prize. Mario's latest adventure was up against some strong competition from other Wii U releases, in the forms of...

News: Watch the VGX Awards LIVE!

Watch the VGX Awards LIVE!

It's all about Reggie and his Wii U appearance

Join us for Spike TV's annual game awards, now called VGX, for a very Nintendo-centric take on proceedings. Reggie Fils-Aime will be introducing a Wii U premiere, and Nintendo may even win an award or two. http:#VGX

News: Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the Generation

Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the Generation

It's not a Golden Joystick, but it'll do

Over the past 10 days or so, our friends over at Eurogamer have been charting the best games of the past generation - a feat that's easier said than done. Naturally, we kept an eye on proceedings, looking out for any Nintendo titles that might crop up. We watched blockbuster after blockbuster take the...

News: Nintendo and System Exclusives Earn Golden Joystick Nominations

Nintendo and System Exclusives Earn Golden Joystick Nominations

You still have time to vote

The Golden Joysticks are an annual games industry awards shindig in the UK, which take place this year on 25th October. The awards are based on the votes of the public, so they also give you a chance to back your favourite games and companies. You can vote until the end of this month at the link above, and as we know...

News: Nintendo Receives Zero BAFTA Game Awards Nominations

Nintendo Receives Zero BAFTA Game Awards Nominations

Um, what?

2012 was a fairly busy year for Nintendo, with some high-quality titles arriving on 3DS and the long-awaited release of Wii U. There were some rather decent games in there, which makes Nintendo's complete absence from the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards 2013 a little surprising. While failure to make it...

News: How Did Nintendo Do At This Year's Golden Joystick Awards?

How Did Nintendo Do At This Year's Golden Joystick Awards?

Not so good, to be honest...

The 30th hmv GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards were held yesterday afternoon in London; with over four million votes cast, eighteen awards presented and a fountain of tears shed. This year, Nintendo had eleven games nominated across seven categories, but unfortunately failed to secure any awards. The Elder Scrolls V:...

News: Super Mario 3D Land Shortlisted for GameCity Prize

Super Mario 3D Land Shortlisted for GameCity Prize

Probably won't win though

A squirreled-away secret panel has whittled down a long-list of 18 games to a shortlist of just seven for this year's GameCity Prize. The GameCity Prize was launched as part of GameCity6 in October 2011. Minecraft, the open world building title and phenomenal success from Mojang founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, was the...

News: So, you think Nintendo Life is pretty neat?

So, you think Nintendo Life is pretty neat?

If so, then nominate us for a Games Media Award

Nintendo Life has come a long way since it's inception. We've grown from a small personal project into a leading worldwide resource for all things Nintendo. We've seen the site cover every single WiiWare title, break through the 1 million monthly visits barrier and even appear in the 3DS eShop with our...

News: Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Not a Tanooki statue in sight

Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then. Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title...

News: Catch the BAFTA Awards Live Stream Tonight

Catch the BAFTA Awards Live Stream Tonight

Will Zelda or Mario win?

Tonight you can watch the 2012 GAME British Academy Video Game Awards live online through the magic of streaming. Zelda and Mario are up for multiple BAFTA awards and you can see how they get on over at the BAFTA website. The event starts at 9pm UK time — that's 10pm CET, 4pm Eastern and 1pm Pacific. Here's the full list...

News: Zelda and Mario Up for Multiple BAFTA Awards

Zelda and Mario Up for Multiple BAFTA Awards

Can they conquer HD?

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is up for BAFTA Game of 2011 — the only award decided by a public vote — but the BAFTA board itself will have to decide if Link's most recent adventure deserves awards for Best Game or Game Innovation at the upcoming ceremony. Zelda's not the only flagship Nintendo franchise nominated:...

News: Skyward Sword Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

Skyward Sword Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

You can make it happen

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been nominated for the BAFTA GAME Award 2011, the only award determined by a public vote. Link's latest is the only Nintendo-exclusive game on the shortlist, but if you want to support it you can vote for Skyward Sword. You don't even need to be a UK resident, so go nuts. Here's the...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life Reader Awards 2011

Nintendo Life Reader Awards 2011

The votes are in!

Last week we opened up the Nintendo Life Game of the Year 2011 Readers' Vote, giving you the opportunity to commemorate the very best titles of the past 12 months. We received over 6,000 votes over the course of a week, and after stringent verification we've tallied them all up to reveal the games you voted as the best of 2011...

Game of the Year: You Decide!

You Decide!

Have your say

We've had a phenomenal year for gaming, with new outings for Mario, Kirby, Link, Sonic and many, many more. As we reach the end of 2011 it's only right to celebrate the best games of the year. We won't hoard all the voting excitement for ourselves, though — we want you, the lovely Nintendo Life readers, to speak up on what you most...

News: Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Read all about it

Last night's Spike Video Game Awards might have been more of a glossy advert reel than a bona fide awards show, but that doesn't take the sheen off Nintendo's four awards on the night. The biggest gong saw The Legend of Zelda receive the first-ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award, picked up by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, who...