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June2013

  • Impressions Multiplayer is a Big Deal in Nintendo's Wii U Lineup

    Get by with a little help from your friends

    Earlier this week various Nintendo Life staffers were lucky enough to attend post-E3 preview events, from which we've been covering games that we didn't go hands-on with at the LA extravaganza — more impressions are on the way, too. Various Wii U games were on show, and one theme that shone through was...

  • Impressions The Best Buy "Nintendo Experience"

    Bringing E3 to the masses

    This year’s E3 has come and gone and the Nintendo Life team made it through the coverage mostly unscathed. We brought you all of the latest and greatest news from Nintendo, and our man on the street Anthony John Agnello even brought you our first impressions from games that he got a taste of on the show floor. What...

January2013

  • Impressions Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

    Fiendishly focused

    Inspired by the work of famed neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Nintendo's Brain Age games aim to keep players' minds sharp through daily mental exercises, and have proven popular since the DS original, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!. The first 3DS entry in the series, Brain Age: Concentration Training focuses...

September2009

  • First Impressions Penguin United CrossFire Remote Pistol

    Is the first gun-shaped Wiimote a sharp-shooter or full of blanks? We put it to the test.

    Thanks to the built-in pointer capabilities of the Wiimote, light gun games have seen a renaissance of sorts on Nintendo’s little white box. Connoisseurs of this genre have a load of accessory options in the shape of plastic shells a la Nyko’s lauded Perfect Shot, or Nintendo’s own Zapper. But those are..

  • First Impressions Classic Controller Pro

    We go thumbs-on to determine whether it's for pros or schmoes

    Launched in Japan alongside Monster Hunter 3 Tri and the Dark World Wii, the Classic Controller Pro is Nintendo's attempt at righting the wrongs of its original old-school pad. The good news is, it largely does. The bad news? It's got a few quirks of its own. We snagged a shiny black one: so shiny, in fact, that our first thought went..