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January2015

  • Video This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than You Do

    "Nintendo keeps me smiling while gaming"

    Do you consider yourself a Nintendo collector? If so, there's a good chance that you have all of the consoles, a few rare games, and some exclusive memorabilia from Club Nintendo; a collection that any Nintendo fan would be proud of. No matter what rare or precious items you do have, there's no way that your...

  • News Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

    Scalability and integration are the buzzwords

    Although the next generation of hardware from Nintendo is unlikely to arrive before late 2016 at the earliest, we expect 2015 to be full of speculation and discussion - rational and otherwise - about what's next. The arrival of the New Nintendo 3DS, for example, arguably sets us up for the portable's...

  • Feature A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - July to September

    Hysteria over the Smash Bros. demo and all-round hype

    We move into the New Year at pace, and our retrospective of Nintendo in 2014 continues at its own - slightly slower - tempo. The April to June entry covered a number of big announcements and the E3 festivities, so as we shift into the third quarter of the year we can reflect on Nintendo picking...

  • News Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

    High tariffs blamed

    In disappointing news, Nintendo has announced that it'll be ceasing operations in Brazil, effectively leaving the marketplace for the foreseeable future. As of this month distribution of systems and games in the country will stop, taking the company out of a sizeable but also troublesome market. The issue appears to be linked to...

  • News Nintendo's NES Predecessor, Unveiled at CES 31 Years Ago, Was Rather Different From the Iconic Home Console

    The Advance Video System was a more literal family computer

    This week has brought us the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which has been particularly light on gaming goods. It's an opportunity for companies big and small to show off their technology, ranging from expensive high-end gear to slightly quirky or silly 'innovations'. For...

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

    The bigger the better in 2015

    An accusation occasionally hurled at Nintendo is that it's slow or behind the times in social media, and failing to do enough on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. It would have been a valid point in past years, certainly, but it looks increasingly wrong with each passing year; 2014 brought some major improvements...

  • News Fake Commercial for 'The Nintendo App' Stirs Debate

    Nintendo's smartphone projects are still pending

    2015 will be the year, unless Nintendo delays beyond reason, when we see some notable movement in smartphone usage from the company. During 2014 Satoru Iwata announced that a dedicated team was working on projects for smartphone devices, though an expected arrival last year of the earliest outcomes...

  • Feature A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - April to June

    E3, a major Wii U arrival and more

    As 2015 gears up we continue this look back to the major headlines of Nintendo's 2014, assessing the best and worst of the big N's year. The January to March entry covered the year's first Nintendo Direct and some serious issues for the company, with Satoru Iwata coming under pressure over poor business...

  • Feature A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - January to March

    Kicking off a vital year

    As is an early New Year tradition here at Nintendo Life, we're going to look back at Nintendo's last year to consider what went well, areas that were problematic and to remind ourselves of how the company shaped up. 2013 was a year of contrasting tales for Nintendo - the 3DS was a major success (the best-selling system in...

  • News Happy New Year From All at Nintendo Life

    Here's to an awesome 2015

    Wherever you are in the world, it's now 2015. We leave behind a year in which Nintendo released some terrific titles for Wii U and 3DS, dealt with some disappointing sales, but nevertheless focused its energy on unique and enjoyable games. As any year teaches us it's tough to predict what's next from Nintendo, with some of...

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  • Book Review Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2

    Subcon-text

    For how unique it is compared to other games in the Mario line, it’s amazing how easily Super Mario Bros. 2 is taken at face value or glossed over entirely. Many fans are happy to share the fact that the game is actually a reskin of Japanese title Doki Doki Panic after the original Super Mario Bros. sequel was deemed too difficult...

  • Talking Point History Shows Us That Nintendo's Here to Stay

    125 years and counting

    On 23rd September 1889 Nintendo was founded as Nintendo Koppai, meaning the company is now 125 years old; it's been known as Nintendo Co., Ltd since 1963. The history of the company is particularly fascinating, and also reminds us of some important lessons regarding Nintendo; it's not solely a video game manufacturer,...

  • News Nintendo Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

    Founded in 1889

    Nintendo has celebrated its 125th Anniversary today, with the company founded on 23rd September 1889 in Kyoto, where its headquarters remain. The company has had an extraordinary history that goes well beyond video games, console wars and Mario, a fact that can be easily forgotten. Founded initially as Nintendo Koppai by Fusajiro...

  • News Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Thrashes the Competition in Japan – 3DS Sales Increase

    Sells more than ten times second placed Destiny

    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS hit Japanese shops late last week – some even released it before the agreed date – and it's safe to say that no one is surprised by seeing it at number one in the charts today; Nintendo has already announced over one million launch weekend sales when downloads are...

  • Video Watch These Teenagers As They're Exposed To The NES

    "I have an iPhone case like this"

    Gaming is becoming more and more mainstream with every turn, and sometimes we have to take a step back to realise just how far we've come, and depending on your age that could go back anywhere between the GameCube and the ZX Spectrum. To give you some perspective of the progress we've seen, take some typical modern...

  • Weirdness Hear Nintendo's Classic Themes Played on Kazoos

    Marginally too cool for school

    Nintendo has arguably some of the best music in the gaming world, causing different groups of people to take the music from the games they love and perform it themselves. It's no surprise that certain individuals take it upon themselves to somewhat reinvent tracks in order to give them a fresh and interesting feel...

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