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News: West Coast Customs Creates Real Life Mario Karts

West Coast Customs Creates Real Life Mario Karts

If only they were street legal

Just as we guessed when Nintendo announced its presence at the LA Auto Show, the company's team-up with West Coast Customs is all in aid of Mario Kart 7. West Coast Customs — best known for its appearances on Pimp My Ride of course — created two life-size Mario Karts to promote the upcoming 3DS racer, out in early...

News: Nintendo: We Won't Charge Extra to Unlock In-Game Content

Nintendo: We Won't Charge Extra to Unlock In-Game Content

"We'll do DLC right"

Downloadable content is a double-edged sword: when used right, it enhances and expands your game experience, but when done wrong you wind up paying more to unlock something that's on the disc or cartridge you bought in the first place. The recent announcement that Nintendo will provide DLC on 3DS next year led some to worry it'd...

News: Reggie: "Mobile Games Would Go Against Our Beliefs"

Reggie: "Mobile Games Would Go Against Our Beliefs"

Won't be doing that, then

While the wider games industry continues to argue that Nintendo should move into the smartphone game space, Nintendo's top brass are sticking by their guns and saying "no, thank you." The latest to speak up is Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who talked to Games.com about the company's stance. Asked...

News: PETA - Relax Mario Fans, It Was All a Joke

PETA - Relax Mario Fans, It Was All a Joke

Fur real

Oh, PETA. Your Tanooki Flash game stirred up a real hornet's nest, and Nintendo's reaction threw frogs and penguins into the mix. Now PETA has clarified its original intentions — it was all a joke. The organisation just sent over a statement that says its Tanooki-related Flash game was all a tongue-in-cheek joke, and that it really wishes...

News: Nintendo Reacts to PETA's Tanooki Campaign

Nintendo Reacts to PETA's Tanooki Campaign

Telling tails

Yesterday's controversial PETA campaign against Mario's Tanooki suit certainly stirred up some heated discussion about the power-up's inclusion in Super Mario 3D Land. Now Nintendo has responded to PETA's claim that the Tanooki suit encourages people to wear fur with an official statement to Eurogamer: Mario often takes the app

News: Miyamoto Plays Games, a Lot

Miyamoto Plays Games, a Lot

Is 10 hours a day enough?

It's been reported today that Shigeru Miyamoto often spends around 10 hours a day playing games, in work. According to a translation, Miyamoto says he is "continually playing the games and checking their content, and sharing my opinion with the development staff." It's stated that he typically has around seven...

News: Nintendo Can Recover From Loss, says EA Vice President

Nintendo Can Recover From Loss, says EA Vice President

Others not so sure

The recent London Games Conference brought some of the industry's greatest minds together to discuss all things gaming, with Nintendo's recent loss one topic discussed at a panel. David DeMartini, senior vice president of global E-commerce at Electronic Arts — he must have some pretty big business cards — believes Nintendo's...

News: Nintendo's 3D Samurai Game Slices eShop in Japan

Nintendo's 3D Samurai Game Slices eShop in Japan

A cut above?

Nintendo has revealed a new piece of downloadable 3DS software for Japan — swordfighting game Samurai Hirari Sakura, or Nimble Sakura Warrior, roughly translated. The download, due for release in Japan next week for 700 Yen, puts you in the shoes of a passionate swordfighting student who must prove his skill. At first you'll take on...

News: Share Holiday Photos, Win a Holiday in Go Vacation Contest

Share Holiday Photos, Win a Holiday in Go Vacation Contest

Seems a fair swap

Go Vacation is out in Europe today, and to promote the game Nintendo is offering a weekend break to the south of France for the winner of a new competition. Submit a holiday photo of you and up to three friends and, if it's the funniest, you could win a weekend for two at the Club Med Opio en Provence, which offers golf, a spa and, of course, a flying trapeze. Second and third..

News: Freakyforms Come Alive on the eShop Next Week

Freakyforms Come Alive on the eShop Next Week

Price and date confirmed

Formerly known as Picture Lives!, Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! is coming to the 3DS eShop in North America this coming Thursday. Priced at $6.99, the game lets you form your own freaky creatures and explore the world with them, like Spore but even more bizarre. Here's the trailer below along with some new screenshots...

News: Iwata Unsure if Nintendo Will Sell Wii U At a Loss

Iwata Unsure if Nintendo Will Sell Wii U At a Loss

At a loss for words

In stark contrast to Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo generally sells hardware at a profit, but the recent 3DS price drop has clearly caused the company to reconsider that stance. At a recent investor Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed he's not yet sure if Nintendo will sell Wii U at a profit from day one. I have no definitive information on whether we will sell the..

News: Nintendo Developing New Game Genres to Revitalise 3DS

Nintendo Developing New Game Genres to Revitalise 3DS

No laurel-resting here

Nintendo DS and Wii were hugely lucrative for many reasons, but part of their success is down to the innovative new games only possible on Nintendo's hardware: from Nintendogs and Brain Training to Wii Fit, these new genres really made the hardware into global phenomena. Of course, other hardware manufacturers and publishers soon caught up and Nintendo's advantage diminished,..

News: Explore Super Mario's 3D Land at New York Launch

Explore Super Mario's 3D Land at New York Launch

Tanooki tails mandatory

For the North American launch of Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo is going all-out by turning Times Square into a real-life rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. From 12th November, fans will be able to pick up their very own Tanooki tail and ears to wear while leaping through Mario's world: green pipes, coin jumps and even the...

News: Nintendo's Latest 3DS Global Release Schedule

Nintendo's Latest 3DS Global Release Schedule

Not many surprises

After releasing its quarterly results, Nintendo always likes to share its upcoming games for the next few months. With the critical Christmas period fast approaching, here's the company's first party line-up for Japan, the United States and Europe. Western fans will note there's nothing in these lists we didn't already know about,...

News: Rhythm Heaven Wii Still Alive and On Course for the West

Rhythm Heaven Wii Still Alive and On Course for the West

Picks up a new name

The tentative name for Rhythm Heaven on Wii may have just been discarded, as the latest Nintendo release schedule has rechristened the upcoming beat 'em up (that's a pun.) The official title for the North American release now seems to be Rhythm Heaven Fever, though it's spelt "RHYTHEM HEAVEN FEVER" in the document. It's still attached to a TBA release date though, so..

News: 3DS Hardware Sales Show Big Improvements

3DS Hardware Sales Show Big Improvements

Not all doom and gloom

Nintendo just posted a 70 billion Yen loss: even the least economically minded of us can tell you that's not good. Every cloud has a silver lining though, and in this case it's the dramatically increased upswing in sales of the 3DS. In the period between April and June 2011, Nintendo shifted just 710,000 consoles around the world: in the period between June and September it..

News: Nintendo Posts 70 Billion Yen Net Loss in Past Quarter

Nintendo Posts 70 Billion Yen Net Loss in Past Quarter

The results are in

Nintendo's quarterly financial results just appeared on the company's Japanese site and, as expected, the company is still struggling in the market. Nintendo failed to meet its sales targets set in July 2011, with DS software and the 3DS still dropping short of expectations, missing its ¥240 billion income target by 10%. This in...

News: Metroid Database Needs Your Help with Series Bestiary

Metroid Database Needs Your Help with Series Bestiary

Get artsy

Long-running fansite Metroid Database needs your help compiling an in-depth record of every creature that inhabits the series' enormous universe. With so many games in the Metroid series the site needs help from artists and knowledgeable veterans to bring the catalogue to completion. In its current incomplete stage it's still a fascinating record of Samus Aran's opponents over the years,..

Book Review: The History of Nintendo Volume 1

The History of Nintendo Volume 1

Let's-a go

You might consider yourself a Nintendo expert, with innumerable facts and figures at your disposal, but even the most knowledgeable follower of the Kyoto company will find hitherto unknown realms of information in The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 — 1889 - 1980: From playing-cards to Game & Watch. The book made waves last year in...