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News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Have a wonderful Holiday

It's that time again, as we celebrate Christmas Day and a Holiday season that provides ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends, or connect with and embrace friendly souls on the internet. However you're spending the day, everyone at Nintendo Life wishes you a fantastic day. It's been quite a year for...

News: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

What does the festive season mean to Martin as a gamer?

Christmas was obviously always an exciting time for me as a child. Waking up to a bundle of presents, with a wish list to Father Christmas magically fulfilled was everything a kid could wish for. Well, that and copious amounts of chocolate to see me through the day. As a gamer, it was a crucial...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Lee Garbutt

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Lee Garbutt

Sometimes, it's good to remember what's important

My parents had a very unusual sense of humour when it came to giving me Christmas presents. Rather than wrap up my presents in the usual wrapping paper, they would annually try and find the weirdest way to fool me into thinking they hadn't got me what I had wanted. There was the time when I was given...

Video: A Christmas Year In Review

A Christmas Year In Review

Sing-a-long with a very special look at 2014

As Christmas fast approaches -- along with the final days of 2014 -- we thought that it would be a wonderful idea to take a look at the year in Nintendo gaming. It's been an absolutely wonderful 12 months to be a Wii U and 3DS owner, so we present to you this festive review of 2014. Please subscribe to...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Liam shares his love of festive gaming

In the third part of a small series with contributions from multiple staff members, Liam Doolan explains why festive themes in games are the reason he can enjoy the holidays. I am a bit of a Grinch this time of year. The commotion of the holiday season always gets the better of me. I know it is a period where...

News: Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

"I hope that some of those games will grab your heart"

As 2014 draws to a close and we all prepare to open presents, consume lots of food and generally chill out over the Christmas period, it's the perfect time for Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata to deliver his end-of-year message to the faithful. Shibata recaps on all of the amazing games...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Tom Whitehead

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Tom Whitehead

Tom Whitehead talks about the importance of gaming in his Holiday break

In the first part of a small series with contributions from multiple staff members, Tom Whitehead explains why Nintendo — and gaming as a whole — are such a big part of his Holidays. Given the choice, I typically opt for single player games. While I enjoy a variety of...

Weirdness: UK Store GAME Creates Christmas Dinner In A Can

UK Store GAME Creates Christmas Dinner In A Can

9 layers of festive food – including turkey and Christmas puddling

We apologise if you've just eaten something prior to reading this particular news story, as the following information may cause you to involuntarily bring up your previously consumed meal — you have been warned. It has been revealed today that UK video game retailer GAME has...

Review: Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop)

Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop)

Another name on the naughty list

It was a cold night, and the gentle snow was just beginning to fall. All throughout Nintendo Life HQ there was evidence of good cheer. After all, Christmas was coming! Martin and Morgan were decorating the tree, newcomer Liam was introducing the team to his home-made eggnog, and Ron was entertaining the children by...

News: The Nintendo 64 Kids Recall The Christmas When Santa Knocked It Out Of The Park

The Nintendo 64 Kids Recall The Christmas When Santa Knocked It Out Of The Park

They're all grown up now, though

When 9-year-old Brandon Kuzma ripped open the wrapping paper on his N64 console way back in 1998, little did he know that his infamous reaction would become an internet sensation a few years later. The video recording of the most epic of all unboxings has been viewed over 17 million times on YouTube, and has...

News: Merry Christmas From All At Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas From All At Nintendo Life

Best wishes for the festive season

On the one day of the year when it's socially acceptable to consume your body weight in mince pies, sit in front of the TV all day long and drink copious amounts of mulled wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative), we wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Nintendo Life. Hopefully you got what...

Talking Point: Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

What was in your stocking?

By now you've unwrapped (and probably discarded most of) your Christmas presents and digested your Christmas meal. It's time to talk what you got this year. No, we don't mean the Christmas meal: tell us about your Nintendo Christmas presents. Was Satoru Claus good to you this year? Drop us a comment below and let us know...

News: Join Our Mario Kart 7 Communities for Festive Fun!

Join Our Mario Kart 7 Communities for Festive Fun!

Show us some skill

If you're one of the many thousands unwrapping a 3DS console and/or Mario Kart 7, you probably want to try out its really rather good online modes. We've put together not one, not two, but three official Nintendo Life racing communities for you to take part in. Here's how to get involved: Load up Mario Kart 7 Install the Mario...

Feature: Staff Memories of Nintendo at Christmas

Staff Memories of Nintendo at Christmas

Merry Christmas, one and all

Christmas has arrived, the festive period of giving and generosity, and also a time when loved ones shower each other with thoughtful gifts. For many gamers it's a holiday full of nostalgia and memories of shiny new consoles, games and fun with the family. We couldn't let this holiday pass without sharing some of our...

News: Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life!

Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life!

'tis the season!

It's Christmas — a season of goodwill and peace to all men. A time when we take some well-deserved time off to catch up with family and friends, stuff our faces with food and do a huge amount of gaming. To celebrate this awesome time of year we have a special treat. Nintendo gamers know the legendary Nintendo 64 kid, but while...

Talking Point: Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Christmas Game?

Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Christmas Game?

Coal in the stocking

Merry Christmas, everyone! It's that magical time of year again, a time for all of us to indulge in Christmas movies, Christmas music, Christmas TV specials and Christmas video games! Alright, we admit... not so much the last one. But that poses an interesting question: why not? Christmas-themed video games have been around for...

News: WarioWare Takes Christmas Movies and Makes Them Better

WarioWare Takes Christmas Movies and Makes Them Better

Much better

We kicked off the year by reliving 2010's biggest news stories through the wonder of WarioWare D.I.Y., and as we approach the most magical day of the calendar the talented NGamer crew have put together a WarioWare rendition of some of your favourite Christmas movies. The video below puts favourites such as Miracle on 34th Street, Home...