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News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Nintendo Life

Have a terrific Holiday

Whether this is Christmas, the Holidays or just 25th December to you, everyone at Nintendo Life wants to send you our warmest wishes. It's a time that's different for everyone - perhaps it's an opportunity for being with family, or close friends, or even a chance to treat yourself and share the Holiday with others online...

Video: Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

iretrogamer.com's Tyler Esposito shares another home movie

1989 was a vintage year. Not only did it give the world Tim Burton's Batman and Ghostbusters II, it saw the release of the Sega Genesis and Game Boy in North America. It was also a big year for iretrogamer.com founder and occassional Nintendo Life contributor Tyler Esposito - then a...

Guide: The Best Nintendo Gifts For The Holiday Season (US Edition)

The Best Nintendo Gifts For The Holiday Season (US Edition)

Some last minute treats

It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't fret, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts that...

News: Today's Nintendo UK Store Offers Include A Wii Fit U Meter For Less Than The Price Of A Big Mac Meal

Today's Nintendo UK Store Offers Include A Wii Fit U Meter For Less Than The Price Of A Big Mac Meal

A healthy saving

Nintendo is doing 24 special offers for the 24 days of Christmas, and today's deals include a pretty sweet bargain for fitness lovers. The Wii Fit U Meter - which works in conjunction with the game to track your physical activity outside of the home - is on sale for £3.99. It's available in red,

Review: Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Santa's not the only one flying through the skies

We love the holiday season here at Nintendo Life, so how could we pass up the chance to review Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin for the Wii U eShop? Released on the eve of the Christmas season as malls across the globe start pumping seasonal tunes to their shoppers, it's nice to see games get in...

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

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...

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...