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Feature: Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo's 2016

Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo's 2016

NX, Legend of Zelda, Mother 3 and more besides

It's now 2016, and hopefully the beginning of an exciting year for Nintendo and its fans. With various big games, products and reveals either dropping out of 2015 or always being planned for this year, we're set for what could be a bumper 12 months. Your humble writer will be looking ahead at what...

Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's 2015?

What Did You Think of Nintendo's 2015?

Final reflections

As we write this some parts of the world have already welcomed in the New Year, while some of us are getting ready to celebrate the occasion; this writer is preparing to sign-off for Hogmanay, which is the Scottish term for the occasion. Perhaps it's time, then, for a final reflection; it seems apt that the final word therefore...

Talking Point: 2015 - A Peculiar Year of New, Old and Surprising Nintendo Games

2015 - A Peculiar Year of New, Old and Surprising Nintendo Games

Not quite the expected

Reflecting on Nintendo's 2015 isn't a simple task. There has been great sadness and disruption due to the passing of Satoru Iwata, and the company has been in a general holding pattern for large parts of the year. Let's consider the key releases or updates that have fallen back to 2016, in no particular order. Most...

News: Japanese Hyrule Gold New 3DS LL Tying in with Hyrule Warriors Legends

Japanese Hyrule Gold New 3DS LL Tying in with Hyrule Warriors Legends

A costume and fairy for the portable quest

The Hyrule Gold New 3DS XL that has been exclusive to GameStop will be making its Japanese debut this January alongside the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends. Although the game does not appear to be packaged with the system, Japan's Hyrule Gold 3DS LL will still come with a couple incentives for it. A...

Talking Point: Five Key Challenges Nintendo Faces with the NX

Five Key Challenges Nintendo Faces with the NX

With talk of dev kits out in the wild the next generation is on the agenda

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves...

News: Get Up to Speed with Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

Get Up to Speed with Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

Nintendo games new and classic are among speedruns for charity

Sure, holidays are cool and New Year's Eve lets you stay up late watching awful musical acts on the telly, but some look forward even more toward another event just beyond the first of January. Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 will be speedrunning games nonstop from 3rd-10th January in...

Feature: Nintendo's Most Notable Moments of 2015

Nintendo's Most Notable Moments of 2015

Reflecting on the past 12 months

In the coming days we're going to be turning our attention to 2016, so this seems like a good time to reflect on the year that has just passed. In the first of our articles to do just that some of our writers have picked out their stand-out moments or thoughts on the year. Take a look below and then share your own...

News: Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Has Published a New Message for Shareholders and Investors

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Has Published a New Message for Shareholders and Investors

"Nintendo will continue to flexibly transform itself"

The Nintendo Investor Relations website is the home of financial reports and various details, and also has a 'Message from the President' at all times. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has now updated it (hat tip to NeoGAF) with what is his first full message on the investor website. It's...

News: GameCenter CX Takes on Super Mario Maker this Weekend

GameCenter CX Takes on Super Mario Maker this Weekend

And it looks like we can watch!

If you've been playing the Event Courses in Super Mario Maker, you've probably seen the two courses made by Shinya Arino, host of the long-running Japanese gaming series GameCenter CX. You might've even snagged the character costume of the kacho (chief) himself! Of course, that means you likely had to deal with a few...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Confirmed for The Game Awards as Gerudo Valley Music Remix Arrives

Reggie Fils-Aime Confirmed for The Game Awards as Gerudo Valley Music Remix Arrives

Get out the glow sticks

The Game Awards are almost upon us, and there's renewed confirmation and confidence that Nintendo will feature in the show, hopefully with a bang. For starters a new trailer for the event confirms that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will appear, just as he did in the 2014 show. He'd long been confirmed as a...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Launches 3DS Hardware and Merchandise Price Drops

Official Nintendo UK Store Launches 3DS Hardware and Merchandise Price Drops

Yep, Black Friday again

It's the time of deals and crushes in stores, unless you opt to do your shopping from the luxury of home of course. That's probably the smart move and now UK retailers are increasingly joining in, with Nintendo UK's official store unveiling its premier deals. The main options can be found on this 3DS hardware page, at which...

News: Chief NES Designer Describes Nintendo as an Indie Studio

Chief NES Designer Describes Nintendo as an Indie Studio

"Nintendo has always been like that, we are like indies"

In a game industry that's increasingly becoming larger and more monetized, Nintendo arguably stands as an oasis. While it may be that the company plays it safe a fair amount, it's nonetheless notable for its implementation of creative or innovative ideas. After all, how many other AAA...

News: Splatoon Picks up BAFTA Children's Award

Splatoon Picks up BAFTA Children's Award

Hip with the squid-kids

Awards season is approaching, and colourful shooter Splatoon has already drawn ink by picking up the 2015 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Children's Award for Best Game. The Inklings beat out a second Nintendo nominee, Yoshi's Woolly World, for the honour, as well as the console edition of Minecraft and...

Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo Games, But It's Been Unavoidable in 2015

It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo Games, But It's Been Unavoidable in 2015

Tom Whitehead assures you he's not on a maniacal quest to destroy Nintendo

I love the first Jurassic Park movie, which combined perfect casting with terrific film-making flair and a script touched by genius. Memorable characters and one-liners are everywhere, and at the time of release the dinosaurs were a visual effects revelation and, to be...

News: Nintendo Launches eBay Store for North America

Nintendo Launches eBay Store for North America

No amiibo for a hundred bucks, surprisingly

The last time we wrote about eBay we were probably despairing at scalpers flogging limited edition consoles or amiibo at ludicrous prices in the height of demand and low supply. The topic is Nintendo once again, but this time it's an official store on the marketplace - without a $100 Gold Mario amiibo to...

News: Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

"We are very pleased with this decision" heard over party poppers

Nintendo and its legal teams have some cause for celebration today, especially the latter once they submit their billable hours. Nintendo of America has announced another patent victory in California, while Nintendo of Europe has been tackling mod-chips and 'game copiers' in Italy...

News: All DeNA and Nintendo Smartphone Apps Currently in Development are Free-to-Play

All DeNA and Nintendo Smartphone Apps Currently in Development are Free-to-Play

Still aiming to launch five "carefully selected titles" by March 2017

Nintendo and DeNA has, up to now, spoken about applying mobile app pricing that reflects the type of game being offered. Social app Miitomo, for example, will be free-to-download but have optional purchases for things like Mii outfits, which is an approach that seems to work...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Showing off the best of Wii U and 3DS

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching the battle for shoppers' hearts and minds will be well and truly underway. As a result Nintendo of America has now confirmed that it'll be targeting shoppers directly in an upcoming mall tour to show off major Wii U and 3DS releases. Perhaps a little disappointing is...