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  • News Nintendo's Christmas Gift Guide Is Live

    Is it that time of year already?

    Nintendo's Christmas gift guide is a regular event these days, and this year the site has the usual focus of Wii U, 3DS and amiibo products for buyers to mull over. While software for both of Nintendo's consoles has slowed in the build-up to Switch's launch next year, there are still some neat buying options here if...

December2015

November2015

  • Random Keep Warm This Winter with the Yoshi's Woolly World Sweater

    Another great addition to the ugly Christmas sweater collection

    One of the more recent traditions to emerge around the Holiday season is that of the ugly Christmas sweater. Many of you have probably been in that awkward situation; where that weird aunt that you see three times a year opts to knit you a hideous green and red sweater emblazoned with a...

December2014

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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 - Damien McFerran

    Damien McFerran talks festive play and mentions Sega a few times (sorry)

    In the second part of our festive series, Damien McFerran talks about the gaming Christmas memories of his youth and why consoles like the SNES and Mega Drive have such a special place in his heart. As you may have gathered from the large volume of Sega-related content that...

  • Feature 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...

  • Competition Give Someone The Gift Of Nintendo This Christmas

    Get that warm fuzzy feeling...

    Thanks to our friends at the Nintendo Official UK Store, we have an extra special competition for Nintendo Life readers. As Christmas is a time of goodwill we want one lucky reader to give the gift of Nintendo to a friend or family member who, for whatever reason, deserves a treat this holiday season. The Wii U Family...

December2013

  • Weirdness 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...

November2013

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    Review Christmas Wonderland 3

    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 Spice Up Your Christmas Tree with These Retro Controller Decorations

    Deck the halls with retro game stuff

    For many of us, Christmas is the one day of the year where getting a new video game is pretty much guaranteed — provided you've been a good boy or girl that is. So it only makes sense that you should celebrate the day for the gaming goodness which it bestows on you, right? North American online retailer...

December2012

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December2011

  • Talking Point 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!

    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

    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!

    '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?

    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

    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...

December2010

  • Talking Point Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

    Celebrate the gift of giving

    If Father Christmas brought you everything you asked for this year, then a) you're very lucky and b) you probably want to crow about it here. That's why we've opened up the comments for you to brag, boast and bray about your Nintendo-related Christmas presents. Whether you got the DSi XL you've been asking for, that...

  • Talking Point Your Favourite Nintendo Christmas Memories

    Gather round, gather round

    For many gamers, Nintendo is as big a part of Christmas as tinsel, turkey and too-tight trousers, the company's magic helping to make the festive season just a little more joyful. With that in mind, we want to hear from you, our beloved Nintendo Life readers, about your favourite Nintendo Christmas memories. Perhaps it was...

September2010

  • News Jedward: The New Face Of Nintendo UK

    Irish twins bag a £250,000 advertising deal

    Nintendo UK has reportedly signed Irish pop duo Jedward to be the face of their upcoming Christmas advertising campaign. The X-Factor twins will apparently be filming a series of adverts and promos next week for Nintendo Wii and DSi which will net them a cool £250,000. A source close to them reports: The twins are pulling in £30k every time they turn..

December2009

  • News Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life

    A festive treat for our loyal readers, in which a young boy gets a Wii from Santa

    Picture the scene: it’s Christmas morning and you’ve sat through the socks and questionable knitwear from your granny and mastered the “oh thanks, that’s great” response. It’s been worth it though, because next up is the family gift… It takes a couple of seconds for the enormity of the gift to sink in,..

  • News Mike Tyson Tops Nintendo-tastic Tree

    Punch Out's Tyson is the crowning glory of this brilliantly decorated Christmas tree

    This gaming-themed Christmas tree features plenty of beloved characters from the world of Nintendo including Birdo, Mario, Peach, Goomba and Link. The crowning glory however is Mike Tyson as perhaps the least fairy-like fairy possible! Surely there are better options for your festive tree-topper? Navi, Zelda, Peach..

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