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  • Video Highlights From The Midwest Gaming Classic

    North by Midwest

    The retro video game convention Midwest Gaming Classic celebrated its 18th year in Milwaukee, WI a little over a week ago, and we just so happened to have been in attendance! The convention is host to hundreds of pinball and retro arcade games that are all open for free play, a vendor hall where you can buy almost any game you can...

  • Random Mario And Friends Cause Metrolink Mayhem In Manchester

    Hilarity ensues

    We can only imagine what Mancunians such as Liam Gallagher or Professor Brian Cox might have thought after the mayhem caused in Manchester, UK the other day by Mario and friends. These mischievous cosplayers renamed many of the city centre's tram stops with a video game twist. Let's take a look at some of their antics: Of...

  • Feature EGX Rezzed Proved Nintendo Is Winning The Indie War

    On the floor at the UK's premier indie show

    Last week, EGX Rezzed – an indie-flavoured off-shoot of Gamer Network's EGX show – took place in London. The event's aim has always been to celebrate small-scale games and give indie developers a chance to get their titles in front of a receptive audience, and this year's show certainly did that...



  • Feature Celebrating 30 Years Of The Mega Drive, 500ft Above London

    Taking to the skies with REZtron

    On Monday 29th October 1988, Sega of Japan released the Sega Mega Drive; a 16-bit system that elevated console gaming to a new level, took Nintendo by surprise and would go on to make Sega a household name across the world. 30 years on, and the console is still fondly remembered by many gamers all over the world and...








  • News Nintendo's E3 2018 Site Is Now Open For Business

    June is closing in fast

    E3 is the biggest gaming show on the planet, and is where companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft show off their biggest titles and make their most significant announcements. The show takes place between June 12th and June 14th this year, and Nintendo has just pushed its E3 2018 site live.  Details are a...




  • News The Pokémon GO Halloween Event Is on its Way

    What a Gastly surprise

    Pokémon GO has been pretty good about hosting new events to celebrate the coming of milestone moments throughout the year, often coinciding with holidays to bring special bonuses to the game that entice lapsed players back into the fold. Last year’s Halloween event was quite successful, bringing the game back to the top of...







  • News Nintendo UK Will Be Making A Splash At Insomnia60 In April

    A chance to play ARMS and Splatoon 2 early

    Nintendo UK will be bringing the big guns to Insomnia60, the UK's biggest gaming festival this year. Taking place from 14th-17th April 2017 at The NEC Birmingham you'll be able to try out upcoming Nintendo Switch games such as ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Of course if you haven't yet pick









  • Events UK's First Family Gaming Festival Due To Take Place At Kidtropolis

    With Family Gamer TV in charge

    Our friends over at Family Gamer TV will be hosting the UK's first family-focused gaming festival at this year's Kidtropolis, which takes place at ExCel London this October. Kidtropolis is the UK's largest consumer event for kids and families. Family Gamer TV - a YouTube channel which gets 8 million views a month -...


  • News Masahiro Sakurai's 500th Famitsu Column is Coming Up

    Livestream to follow where he'll answer fan questions

    It's a fairly well known fact that Masahiro Sakurai – the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series - is a regular contributor to the Japanese magazine, Famitsu. His columns typically detail his opinions on topics relevant to the broader industry, specific games, or some aspect of the Smash...

  • News Dragon Quest Museum Planned to Open in Japan This Summer

    Now that's an aniversary celebration

    It's hard to believe, but the Dragon Quest games have already been around for thirty years, and the traditional JRPG series has long been a popular mainstay of the genre. Though the western release of the latest game in the series - Dragon Quest X – is still uncertain, we're set to get the 3DS remakes of Dragon...





  • News Meet Our Splatoon EGX Champions - Team War and Quad Squad

    Finding out the secret of their success

    Regular visitors to Nintendo Life will know that we ran the Splatoon EGX Team Championships last month at EGX 2015 in Birmingham, UK. This was our first event using Splatoon and the first time we've ran a tournament that involved teams rather than single players. Running the tournaments we met loads of cool...

  • Video What Nintendo Life Did At EGX 2015

    Highlights from the big event

    For those of you in the UK who were lucky enough to attend this year's EGX - that's around 75,000 of you, according to official figures - the show may well seem like a distant memory now. If you miss the lights, the noise, the crowds and most importantly, the games, then allow our handy little highlights video to bring...

  • Gallery Join Us On A Photographic Journey Through EGX 2015

    It's just like being there

    The dust has finally settled on EGX 2015, and what a show it was. Not only did more than 75,000 people attend over the four days, Nintendo Life helped out on the Nintendo UK stand, hosting tournaments and live events on the main stage. We were so good that even Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata was smiling like...








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