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News: This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

When new games dominated letters to Santa

We suspect many know what we mean when referencing "the Nintendo 64 kids", a short video that showed the excitement that a new games console could prompt on Christmas Day. Naturally a games console is for life — or at least a generation — and there are plenty of Holiday seasons when games for our...

Video: Meet The New Kings of Kong Documentary Shows Off Chien and Lemay Rivalry

Meet The New Kings of Kong Documentary Shows Off Chien and Lemay Rivalry

Extended cut of VGX video

Those that endured the VGX broadcast may have enjoyed an early segment that focused on the most recent Kong Off contest; it followed world record holder Dr. Hank Chien and body-building trash-talker Vincent Lemay. It gave a brief insight into both characters and the event itself, showing the passion of the small band of...

Video: Nintendo Minute Highlights Its 3DS Favourites of 2013

Nintendo Minute Highlights Its 3DS Favourites of 2013

A reminder of some of the year's best

Over the coming days and weeks we'll be sharing our Game of the Year results and a variety of articles looking back at 2013 — you'll have a chance to vote, of course. 'Tis the season, and now Nintendo of America's YouTube show "Nintendo Minute" has taken the chance to outline some of its favourites on the 3DS...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Elevator music! Creepy Mii heads!

Last week we told you about the upcoming StreetPass weekend in North America. In what's a rather neat touch, Nintendo of America will be tweaking Nintendo Zone-distributed StreetPass hits so that they actually come from all around the region — a gamer on the East coast of the US could get a hit from someone on the...

Video: Learn Some Sega History in Just One Minute

Learn Some Sega History in Just One Minute

Right up to the Genesis / Mega Drive era

After the VGX shenanigans absorbed far too lengthy a period of our lives this weekend, perhaps a snappier, more to-the-point video is needed. This will work nicely, in that case, as it's a history of Sega's early days in just over a minute. While we've had plenty of opportunity to learn about Nintendo's...

Video: Let This Pikmin 3 DLC Trailer Give You That Festive Feeling

Let This Pikmin 3 DLC Trailer Give You That Festive Feeling

Plus see the new stages in action

We shouldn't forget that, despite the fact it was released in a particularly quiet spell for the Wii U and games market as a whole, Pikmin 3 is a top-notch game; lest we forget, it had been in demand for a number of years. It's also a relatively rare instance — though there are other examples — of Nintendo being...

Video: Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC Trailer Shows Off Challenge Maps With Story Elements

Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC Trailer Shows Off Challenge Maps With Story Elements

Video game Bruce Wayne has a better beard than Christian Bale

It was only days ago that we were reporting on new DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins, with Skins and a Challenge Pack released. They were to keep players busy until the arrival of the Initiation DLC, which is a set of Challenge Maps with story elements, taking in the early days of Bruce...

News: Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Shadow Play

Super Mario 3D World has finally arrived in Europe, with the outstanding 3D platformer gracing retail shelves today. After its North American release last week this is a culmination of a heavy marketing campaign, helped along by the fact it's a terrific game, to try and make it and the Wii U the must-have combination this Holiday season...

Video: Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Some of the NL team aren't sure who these 'stars' are, forgive us

Over the past couple of weeks we've shared a number of Nintendo commercials with you, and they've attracted mixed reactions. Some have been popular, some haven't, but all have at least shown that the company's doing some old-fashioned advertising to encourage big sales this shopping...

News: Check Out Another Legendary Zelda Violin Medley

Check Out Another Legendary Zelda Violin Medley

From Taylor Davis, who's released a "Melodies of Hyrule" album

We do enjoy examples of Nintendo gaming culture in action here at Nintendo Life, and these often come in the form of musical arrangements and tributes. With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds currently gracing stores around the world, popular YouTube musician Taylor Davis —...

Video: There Are Four New Super Mario 3D World Commercials to Show Off Its Awesomeness

There Are Four New Super Mario 3D World Commercials to Show Off Its Awesomeness

See, it's fun

We can finally say it, unequivocally, without the big embargo anvil over our heads — Super Mario 3D World is a wonderful game. It's magnificent, actually, which is why we gave it 10/10 in our review; it's a must own for Wii U owners and those planning to pick up a system. Nintendo UK is keen to get the message out, of course, and...

Video: Pitching a Wii U to Parents Requires Serious Production Values

Pitching a Wii U to Parents Requires Serious Production Values

Does your Dad say "Bow!"?

With the Holiday shopping season upon us, not to mention the upcoming madness of Black Friday, Nintendo is unleashing a new TV commercial in North America called "The Pitch". It involves two siblings selling the concept of Wii U, Super Mario 3D World and "togetherness"; it's not as dry as it sounds, honest. There's some...