Tag: Awards

  • News Nintendo's Genyo Takeda Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award By Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences

    Previous recipients include Howard Lincoln and Satoru Iwata

    Genyo Takeda may not be a household name in quite the same way as Shigeru Miyamoto, but he's been an incredibly important staff member at Nintendo for the past few decades and his contribution to the games industry in general is being recognised by The Academy of Interactive Arts &...

  • News Super Mario Odyssey Walks Away With Lots Of Gamescom Awards

    Metroid and Rabbids grab awards too

    It's been a week of fun and frolics from Gamescom 2017, the European equivalent of E3. It wouldn't be an gaming expo without an awards ceremony, and Nintendo pretty much stole the show this year. Super Mario Odyssey walked away with the coveted "Best of Gamescom" award and Gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer...

  • News Super Mario Maker Picks Up Family Game Of The Year Award At DICE 2016

    Satoru Iwata also honoured on the big night

    The 19th annual DICE Awards took place last night, and Super Mario Maker was the only Nintendo release to score an accolade. The Wii U create-'em-up won Family Game of the Year at the event, which is organised by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. While Nintendo might not have come away with...

  • News Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, According to Miiverse

    And the winner is...

    It's getting to be that time of year where gaming publications all over the world are picking their favorite games of the year. While there still has yet to be any sort of universally recognised awards, the same handful of games generally tend to pop up on different lists and there's usually not too many surprises as to which...

  • Site News Nintendo Life's Alex Olney Revealed As YouTuber Finalist For Games Media Awards 2015

    Hello there lovely people!

    It's with great pride that we can reveal that Nintendo Life's Alex Olney has been announced as a finalist in the YouTuber category for the 2015 Games Media Awards. Taking place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, the awards celebrate the best of games writing and the games media in the UK. Under Alex's watch we've seen...

  • News Nintendo Scoops Three Gamescom Awards

    Mario and Legend of Zelda do the trick

    Gamescom is now entering the chaotic weekend days, in which a dizzying number of gamers descend on Cologne. Though the event isn't over, a week of industry events has nevertheless culminated in the official Gamescom awards; Nintendo of Europe, which is out in force at the expo, has a few wins to celebrate...

  • News Nintendo Enjoys Success in the Game Critics E3 Awards

    Best handheld & family game gongs

    Nintendo might not have blown the doors off at E3 this year, but we still feel there are lots of exciting games on the way for Nintendo fans. Super Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero on the Wii U are both looking great and the 3DS is not without games to look forward to either, with tempting

  • News Nintendo UK's James Honeywell Wins The MCV Unsung Hero Award 2015

    Veteran has been with the company for 20 years

    Nintendo UK's Head of Consumer Marketing James Honeywell has been honoured as 2015's Unsung Hero at this year's MCV awards. Honeywell - who began his career at Nintendo two decades ago - has overseen a wide range of product launches, including the Game Boy Advance, DS and Nintendo's current handheld,...

  • News Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, Though Indie Releases Earn the Spotlight

    Upcoming Wii U release Never Alone wins Debut award

    The BAFTA Game Awards do occasionally celebrate and reward the best of what Nintendo offers, but can also leave us scratching our heads. This year, notably, the Mobile / Handheld category didn't have a single 3DS game, which we certainly found baffling. Nevertheless Mario Kart 8 was nominated in...

  • Weirdness BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgotten That The Nintendo 3DS Even Exists

    No love for the world's most popular handheld console in 2015 Games Awards

    BAFTA has just announced its 2015 Games Awards, and they make for depressing - and somewhat puzzling - reading if you're a 3DS fan. BAFTA - otherwise known as British Academy of Film and Television Arts - has decreed that not a single 3DS release from 2014 is worthy of...

  • News Hironobu Sakaguchi to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2015

    Creator of Final Fantasy didn't end there

    The man behind what is arguably the most prolific videogame RPG series of all time will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers at the 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards next month. According to the tales, Hironobu Sakaguchi was at a crossroads when he created Final Fantasy at Square...

  • News Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award

    Bodes well

    We're getting ever closer to the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, with its Wii U counterpart due in the Holiday season. While we can certainly gauge plenty of hype and anticipation within the community of dedicated Nintendo fans, the secret to the success of both titles will be in generating excitement among gamers of all...

  • News Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards

    The awards are the reward

    Nintendo had a pretty solid E3 this year, and this is reflected in the fact that the company has scored three Game Critics Awards in the annual "Best of E3" round-up. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was branded the Best Handheld / Mobile game, while its Wii U sibling took home the Best Fighting Game award. Rounding off the trio...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

    Another gong to celebrate

    From late 2013 and into 2014 Nintendo's best titles on Wii U and 3DS have picked up some notable awards, with landmark releases such as Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds leading the way. The latter has triumphed again at the Game Developers Choice Awards, which are part of this week's GDC...

  • News Super Mario 3D World Picks Up SXSW 2014 Best Multiplayer Game Award

    Quite right, too

    Super Mario 3D World has done rather well for itself, shifting a respectable number of copies, earning critical acclaim and picking up a host of award nominations and wins. We now have another to add to the list, with the delightful platformer picking up the Best Multiplayer Game award at the SXSW event this past weekend. Nintendo...

  • News Super Mario 3D World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf Up For BAFTA Awards

    No Nintendo titles in the Mobile & Handheld category

    Last year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards saw a surprising absence of any Nintendo nominations. However, this year the Big N has secured nominations in four categories, which includes Super Mario 3D World being up for Best Game. Super Mario 3D World is also...

  • News Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

    Both scoop best game accolades

    If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics...

  • News UK Magazine EDGE Names Nintendo Publisher Of The Year

    Fire Emblem and Super Mario 3D World considered two of 2013's best games

    Nintendo hasn't had the best year, what with the Wii U underperforming and third party support on the wane, but there have been some incredible highs to consider — including a robust performance by the 3DS and some amazing first-party releases. As if to acknowledge...

  • News Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins Best Casual Game

    As a nominee, if not the ultimate winner, of the VGX Game of the Year award, there's an air of inevitability to the news that Super Mario 3D World has scooped the Best Nintendo Game VGX prize. Mario's latest adventure was up against some strong competition from other Wii U releases, in the forms of...

  • News Watch the VGX Awards LIVE!

    It's all about Reggie and his Wii U appearance

    Join us for Spike TV's annual game awards, now called VGX, for a very Nintendo-centric take on proceedings. Reggie Fils-Aime will be introducing a Wii U premiere, and Nintendo may even win an award or two. #VGX

  • News Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the Generation

    It's not a Golden Joystick, but it'll do

    Over the past 10 days or so, our friends over at Eurogamer have been charting the best games of the past generation - a feat that's easier said than done. Naturally, we kept an eye on proceedings, looking out for any Nintendo titles that might crop up. We watched blockbuster after blockbuster take the...

  • News Nintendo Comes Up Empty at the Golden Joystick Awards

    Quelle surprise

    In late September we reported on various Golden Joystick nominations for Nintendo games, hardware, concepts and exclusives; as awards voted for by the public and with a fair number of categories up for grabs, there was perhaps some hope of a sneaky award win. The voting public decided it wasn't to be, however. Some of those titles...

  • News Nintendo and System Exclusives Earn Golden Joystick Nominations

    You still have time to vote

    The Golden Joysticks are an annual games industry awards shindig in the UK, which take place this year on 25th October. The awards are based on the votes of the public, so they also give you a chance to back your favourite games and companies. You can vote until the end of this month at the link above, and as we know...

  • News Nintendo Receives Zero BAFTA Game Awards Nominations

    Um, what?

    2012 was a fairly busy year for Nintendo, with some high-quality titles arriving on 3DS and the long-awaited release of Wii U. There were some rather decent games in there, which makes Nintendo's complete absence from the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards 2013 a little surprising. While failure to make it...

  • News How Did Nintendo Do At This Year's Golden Joystick Awards?

    Not so good, to be honest...

    The 30th hmv GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards were held yesterday afternoon in London; with over four million votes cast, eighteen awards presented and a fountain of tears shed. This year, Nintendo had eleven games nominated across seven categories, but unfortunately failed to secure any awards. The Elder Scrolls V:...

  • News Super Mario 3D Land Shortlisted for GameCity Prize

    Probably won't win though

    A squirreled-away secret panel has whittled down a long-list of 18 games to a shortlist of just seven for this year's GameCity Prize. The GameCity Prize was launched as part of GameCity6 in October 2011. Minecraft, the open world building title and phenomenal success from Mojang founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, was the...

  • News So, you think Nintendo Life is pretty neat?

    If so, then nominate us for a Games Media Award

    Nintendo Life has come a long way since it's inception. We've grown from a small personal project into a leading worldwide resource for all things Nintendo. We've seen the site cover every single WiiWare title, break through the 1 million monthly visits barrier and even appear in the 3DS eShop with our...

  • News Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

    Not a Tanooki statue in sight

    Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then. Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title...

  • News Catch the BAFTA Awards Live Stream Tonight

    Will Zelda or Mario win?

    Tonight you can watch the 2012 GAME British Academy Video Game Awards live online through the magic of streaming. Zelda and Mario are up for multiple BAFTA awards and you can see how they get on over at the BAFTA website. The event starts at 9pm UK time — that's 10pm CET, 4pm Eastern and 1pm Pacific. Here's the full list...

  • News Zelda and Mario Up for Multiple BAFTA Awards

    Can they conquer HD?

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is up for BAFTA Game of 2011 — the only award decided by a public vote — but the BAFTA board itself will have to decide if Link's most recent adventure deserves awards for Best Game or Game Innovation at the upcoming ceremony. Zelda's not the only flagship Nintendo franchise nominated:...

  • News Skyward Sword Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

    You can make it happen

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been nominated for the BAFTA GAME Award 2011, the only award determined by a public vote. Link's latest is the only Nintendo-exclusive game on the shortlist, but if you want to support it you can vote for Skyward Sword. You don't even need to be a UK resident, so go nuts. Here's the...

  • Game of the Year Nintendo Life Reader Awards 2011

    The votes are in!

    Last week we opened up the Nintendo Life Game of the Year 2011 Readers' Vote, giving you the opportunity to commemorate the very best titles of the past 12 months. We received over 6,000 votes over the course of a week, and after stringent verification we've tallied them all up to reveal the games you voted as the best of 2011...

  • Game of the Year You Decide!

    Have your say

    We've had a phenomenal year for gaming, with new outings for Mario, Kirby, Link, Sonic and many, many more. As we reach the end of 2011 it's only right to celebrate the best games of the year. We won't hoard all the voting excitement for ourselves, though — we want you, the lovely Nintendo Life readers, to speak up on what you most...

  • News Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

    Read all about it

    Last night's Spike Video Game Awards might have been more of a glossy advert reel than a bona fide awards show, but that doesn't take the sheen off Nintendo's four awards on the night. The biggest gong saw The Legend of Zelda receive the first-ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award, picked up by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, who...

  • News Pokémon Black Nominated for Inaugural GameCity Prize

    The what prize?

    GameCity, Europe’s biggest videogame culture festival, has today announced the shortlist for it's inaugural GameCity Prize. The Prize has been created to discuss, explore and celebrate the very best in interactive entertainment, aiming to be the video game equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize or the Man Booker Prize for...

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wins BAFTA for Best Gameplay

    The only award that counts

    Nintendo's jewel in its Wii crown, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was honoured at the BAFTA Video Games Awards last night, taking home the award for Best Gameplay. The plumber beat competition from Heavy Rain, God of War III, Mass Effect 2 and more, though Mario's space sequel lost to BioWare's space sequel in the Best Game...

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collects 4 BAFTA Nominations

    Whereas DS games dominate the Handheld category

    We recently brought you word that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was nominated for the GAME Award of 2010 at this year's British Academy Video Game Awards. As the only category voted by the public, our readers showed a lot of support for the rotund plumber which should hopefully help him snag the recognition. If you haven't already, make sure you head over to..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 up for BAFTA Game of the Year

    As the only Nintendo platform game up for nomination, do your bit and vote now!

    It's that time of the year again, when gamers have the opportunity to vote which title should win the GAME Award 2010 recognition at the annual British Academy Video Game Awards. The GAME Award is the only category that's open to public voting, so you better make the...

  • Features Nintendo Life's Game of the Year 2010 Awards

    Find out what buttered our biscuits and floated our boats last year

    Fantastic. Packed. Hardcore. Whatever the word, it must be said that Nintendo gamers had an incredibly superfluous amount of quality software to choose from in 2010. Numerous long-neglected franchises returned to roaring glory, modern classics were born and “core” gamers could...

  • News Nintendo Declares the Best Sin and Punishment Player Ever

    Or something like that anyway

    What better game to use in determining who can score the highest than one of the more difficult shooters available? Last month, Nintendo of America launched the official competition to find the nation's gamer who can score the highest on Sin and Punishment: Star Successor's third level on difficult using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk setu

  • News New Super Mario Bros. Wii Named Game of the Year in CESA Awards

    Top Japanese designers give Mario the nod

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii was Nintendo's big Christmas hit of 2009, sweeping all before it in a multi-coloured wave of shells, fire flowers and multiplayer rage. It wasn't just a big hit with consumers though, netting a range of awards, the latest being the Grand Award from Japan's Computer Entertainment...

  • News Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Nets a Best Audio Award

    Beats some stiff competition too

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories was a brave and very successful attempt to produce a psychological horror game that used the Wii's unique capabilities, grabbing some excellent review scores if not the sales it deserved. The game's audio design has received a deserved nod in the form of a Best Audio Design award at the fifth Milthon Awards. A jury of eight, presided..

  • News European Developers get Their Games Nominated for Milthon Awards

    The 4th Milthon Awards has selected four titles on Nintendo systems across four categories

    With the BAFTA Video Game Awards done and dusted, gamers hoping to see their favourite titles get some sort of golden trophy need only wait a few more weeks as this September marks the fourth annual Milthon Awards; recognising European video game studios and the art production that goes into their respective..

  • E3 2010 Best of E3 Awards

    Nintendo Life honours the great and the good

    The most recent episode of the Nintendo Life podcast revealed the winners of the Reader's Best of E3 Awards, and in case you've not caught the show yet here they are: Reader's Awards: Best Wii Game – Donkey Kong Country Returns.Best Handheld Game – Kid Icarus: Uprising.Best Overall Game –

  • E3 2010 Your Chance to Salute the Best of E3

    Reader's vote returns!

    So E3 is over for another year, now a distant memory as we look to the future to anticipate when we might all be able to join Corbie in appreciating the 3DS for ourselves. It's not time to forget just yet; in fact, quite the opposite: it's time to celebrate the best of E3 in our imaginatively titled Nintendo Life Best of E3...

  • News Miyamoto Humbly Accepts BAFTA Fellowship Award

    Dedicates it to all of his co-workers

    There can be no denying that the video games industry creates the kind of social impacts that are not dissimilar to those found in the TV, film, and music sectors. It seems fitting that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has been hosting separate award ceremonies for the video games industry since 1998. After all, the line between the two art forms..

  • News WiiWare Leads Indie Awards Category

    Three out of five ain't bad

    Direct2Drive has announced the five finalists for the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival, to be held March 11th at the Games Developers Conference, with three of the games being WiiWare titles. Max and the Magic Marker, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits and Super Meat Boy have all been nominated for the Direct2Drive Vision...

  • News BAFTA Awarding Miyamoto With Fellowship

    Let's hope it doesn't go to his head

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced this week their choice of the next honoree of the BAFTA Fellowship award, and it is none other than legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and more fun than a monkey barrel could ever dream of...

  • Feature For Your Consideration - Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure

    Why you should vote for Hatsworth's jolly good show

    As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of some of...

  • Feature For Your Consideration - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Why the mushroom kingdom needs your help to raise the flag!

    As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of...