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Ninterview: Stepping Into The Nintendo Arcade

Stepping Into The Nintendo Arcade

Alex Crowley tells us about collecting cabinets and his love for DK

When gamers refer to and discuss retro gaming, we suspect that in most cases the conversation revolves around ageing consoles, cartridges and CDs; occasionally, the debate may even revert to libraries and choices on services such as Nintendo's Virtual Consoles. Yet an integral...

News: Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

It's complicated

Nintendo has been involved in a number of legal cases to shut down and cease the sale of products used for "modding" its consoles, with the resulting uses circumventing the official functionality of the hardware. A current ongoing case in Italy is with PC Box, with Nintendo pursuing a case due to the company marketing and selling...

Video: James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

This time it's The Empire Strikes Back

Back in October we shared the latest animation from James Farr, Super Smash Wars: A Link to the Hope, which had already followed thoroughly entertaining efforts that combined Nintendo franchises with those such as Ghostbusters. The good news is that the animator has returned to give his spin on the second Star...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Bring a Challenge, Not Doom

Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Bring a Challenge, Not Doom

The wider picture shows more than "Nintendoomed"

So, it was a funny old day at Nintendo HQ. Within a short space of time we went from 3DS topping hardware sales in the U.S., alongside the Wii U enjoying its "highest month", to Nintendo confirming major reductions in its sales and financial projections. The timing of this — after the December NPD...

News: Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and "Large Margin" 3DS and Wii U Sales Misses

Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and "Large Margin" 3DS and Wii U Sales Misses

Wii U hardware and software sales suffered "a huge gap" from their targets

Nintendo has issued a financial update with major reductions in sales and financial projections, stepping in ahead of its Q3 report at the end of January. In all likelihood this was to head off speculation following yesterday's NPD results, which would have combined with...

News: Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales and Financial Projections

Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales and Financial Projections

Lowered expectations across the board

Yesterday brought us NPD sales results for the US, which delivered top of the class results for 3DS and Wii U's strongest month to date, but it is now clear that — combined with results worldwide — those numbers simply weren't high enough. Nintendo has today issued adjustments to its financial and sales...

News: Nintendo World Championships Trophy Up for Auction

Nintendo World Championships Trophy Up for Auction

Now YOU can be Atlanta's 11 & Under winner!

Back in 1990 you needed skill, dedication, and maybe a little bit of luck to get your hands on a Nintendo World Championships trophy. Today, all you may need is some cold, hard cash. An alleged 1990 Nintendo World Championships trophy has popped up on ebay for the Buy It Now price of $2,000 (or best...

News: Lift in Chinese Console Ban and Market Fluctuations Contribute to Sizeable Nintendo Stock Increase

Lift in Chinese Console Ban and Market Fluctuations Contribute to Sizeable Nintendo Stock Increase

Will it be sustained?

After the Chinese government confirmed last year that it would be lifting its ban on game consoles, it became a reality this week. There are still the same hurdles that were highlighted previously, namely that hardware will need to be manufactured in a designated zone and all products will need approval from the country's...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life Readers' Awards 2013

Nintendo Life Readers' Awards 2013

You have spoken

On Christmas Day we asked you to choose your Game of the Year winners, and we've been delighted by your enthusiasm to do just that. We received thousands of votes across all categories as you had your say on the best gaming that was on offer with Nintendo's systems. The categories were the same as for our Staff choices, yet you...

Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Year 2013

Time to Vote For Your Game of the Year 2013

You thought we'd forgotten...

2013 is drawing to a close, so you know what that means — annual awards. As is becoming our norm we'll have staff awards, votes of which will be counted shortly, while also giving you the chance to contribute to the Reader Awards. There can be no injustice in the ultimate online democracy, we hope... In past years...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong and Release Date for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong and Release Date for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Talks up positive Super Mario 3D World sales

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has made his appearance on the VGX Awards, and despite heavy prompts from Geoff Keighley didn't deliver a killer reveal that many would expect. What he did do, however, is confirm Cranky Kong as the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Nintendo's Decisions

Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Nintendo's Decisions

“100,000 signatures doesn’t mean 100,000 sales”

Movements like Operation Rainfall demonstrate a community’s interest in seeing certain games or features become accessible; in Operation Rainfall’s case, advocates eventually saw their wishes granted by Nintendo, but was that a direct result of their efforts? According to Nintendo of America...

News: Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Are you joining the crowds online and in stores?

Earlier today we posted some Black Friday deals available in the UK that also have shipping to Europe, so we thought we'd cover some enticing options available in the homeland of this shopping madness, North America. Below are some of the most attractive Nintendo-centric deals set to do the rounds...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

"FAA FTW"

Nintendo's games, when you assess them with a critical perspective, are weird. The company's main mascot lives in The Mushroom Kingdom and fights an enormous turtle thing with a dog's name, while this year a major Wii U release put players in control of hundreds of colour co-ordinated minions that collect fruit and fight creatures to...

Feature: A Guide to the Best Nintendo Gifts For the Holiday Season

A Guide to the Best Nintendo Gifts For the Holiday Season

Consoles, games, and random stuff that must be owned

Farewell, stable bank balances. Prepare yourselves, credit cards. The Holiday season is upon us, with Black Friday — which is really Black Friday Week now — already kicking into gear in the U.S. and plenty of other places besides. It's the season to be jolly and generous to others, while...