Birthdays - News

January2016

  • News Junichi Masuda Turns 48 Today

    Here's to many more!

    Junichi Masuda has no doubt touched the lives of millions of people through his continued work on the Pokémon games. As one of the founding members of Game Freak, Masuda initially served as a composer for the series and was the sole person responsible for the soundtrack of the first generation Pokémon games. Additionally, he...

November2015

  • News Today Was Shigeru Miyamoto's 63rd Birthday

    Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll!

    Shigeru Miyamoto is a developer who could certainly be referred to as the "Walt Disney of Gaming". The man is responsible for the likes of franchises such as Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, and he holds considerable influence over the development of countless...

  • Site News Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today

    Time flies when you're having fun

    It was difficult finding out exactly when I started Nintendo Life. I can see that the domain name was registered on 29th October 2005 and my user account was created on 4th November, but the first article 'Our Nintendo Life Begins...' was posted 10 years ago today, 7th November 2005. I guess it took me a few days to...

May2015

  • News Waka-Waka-Well I Never, Pac-Man Turns 35 Today

    Everyone's favourite pill-popper is all grown up

    Mario and Sonic may be two of gaming's most recognisable faces but even they are young pups when compared to the true elder statesman of interactive entertainment: Pac-Man. 35 years ago, Namco released Toru Iwatani's seminal title in Japanese arcades and began a gaming legend which endures even to...

November2014

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

    Still leading the way

    Little needs to be said about Shigeru Miyamoto and his contribution to Nintendo — or to be accurate his contribution to the video game industry. He's created some of the world's most iconic franchises and games while, in recent years, stepping back to oversee and assist Nintendo's talented development teams and partners...

November2013

  • News Happy Birthday, Wii U - You're One Today

    Twelve months have passed since the North American launch

    It's been a year since the Wii U hit store shelves in North America, and it's fair to say that the first twelve months of the console's life have been somewhat mixed. We've had some amazing games, like Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and there are...

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