A new face at the helm for 2018 (and beyond)
After nearly 7 amazing years
Foaming at the mouth
For the Switch players
It's been an exciting few years for Nintendo Life. We launched the latest version of the website in early 2016 and of course, in 2017, Nintendo launched a little device called the "Nintendo Switch" which has proved rather popular. Who'd have thunk it, right? If you've been a reader for a longer period than that you'll...
Nobody likes goodbyes
Hopefully by now you've heard the news that our illustrious editor Tom will be leaving Nintendo Life in a mere matter of hours. It's been quite an adventure over the last 6.9 years and it simply wouldn't be right to not take a dive into the numbers, Tom style. In The Beginning It was Saturday, 22nd January, 2011 and a...
A new face at the helm for 2018 (and beyond)
Like a Christmas Doctor Who regeneration, exiting editor Tom Whitehead will vanish on New Year's Eve in a blinding flash of golden light, only to be replaced by a brand new face. Well, another bearded face with glasses, that is. Hey everyone, my name’s Dom and I’m the new guy in the editor’s chair...
After nearly 7 amazing years
As the headline makes clear, I’m bidding a fond farewell to Nintendo Life to go on a different path; I’ll hand over the editor’s hat on New Years’ Eve. I was asked to ‘announce’ this myself, making this the toughest article I’ve written to date. My new role will be as Product Manager for CIRCLE...
Foaming at the mouth
It's quite strange for me to be sat here writing something like this up, celebrating the unveiling of our new studio to you lovely people, when just three years ago I was just a part-time contributor to this fair site occasionally throwing up the odd news article for the supreme overlords. Now to be tasked with producing the...
So long Wii branding, and we still love Wii U
Update: Seeing as so many comments revolved around the ability to have a view where all articles are displayed in the same way, chronologically, we've added a new timeline view that is dedicated to this purpose. We'll monitor usage of this feature and if popular perhaps make this an option for the...
This is a bit different isn't it?
Those who have been following Nintendo Life for a while should already know that we are currently in a milestone year during which I said it was time to "shake things up", so here we are, the new website in all its glory. Yes, you might need to adjust your eyes, but we're sure you'll settle in soon. What's New? The...
So, how was 2015 for Nintendo Life?
It's been 10 years since Nintendo Life first began and we're just about ready to wrap up our coverage of 2015, so far we've looked back over Nintendo's most notable moments in 2015, a year in development with a selection of indie developers, we've selected
Time flies when you're having fun
It was difficult finding out exactly when I started Nintendo Life. I can see that the domain name was registered on 29th October 2005 and my user account was created on 4th November, but the first article 'Our Nintendo Life Begins...' was posted 10 years ago today, 7th November 2005. I guess it took me a few days to...
More new games on the way
We're now into day two of E3, which brings another full Nintendo Treehouse live broadcast; it's sure to feature big hits and new demonstrations. Join us for all of the action along with a live blog and chat. https:#NintendoLive
Super Mario Maker! Star Fox Zero! Metroid Prime: Federation Force! More!
Following the Nintendo Digital Event we had a number of hours with the Treehouse team, with the big N repeating the successful format from 2014. Once again the talented team showed extensive coverage of key games, sometimes joined by luminaries such as Shigeru Miyamoto. If you...
Whilst 2013 might not go down in history as a vintage year for Nintendo, it draws to a close with Wii U sales seemingly on the increase and 3DS still holding its firm dominance of the handheld market. For us, here at Nintendo Life, 2013 has been a fantastic year - our best yet. If I had to choose a single highlight of running a gaming...
You might remember that last year Nintendo Life got its very own eShop shelf, and we directed your attention to a variety of DSiWare and 3DS Download gems. It was such a success that Nintendo has decided that we're awesome enough for a second run, so we're back in the store with our recommendations of the hottest games to get you through...
Trip through time
As you might have seen earlier this week, our esteemed editor James Newton is leaving Nintendo Life to take up a new job at Nintendo of Europe. Here he picks some of his favourite moments of the past four-and-a-half years at Nintendo Life. Being Recognised: Let's face it, this was always going to be first. I wouldn't say I ever...
The final frontier
Since our last Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life — Volume 4 the number of idiotic missives reaching our inbox has drastically decreased. Perhaps it's due to the fear of being shamed so publicly, or maybe stupidity is a finite resource and the world is running out. Missed a previous round-up of dumbness? Catch up! Bizarre...
"But I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."
In November 2011 we brought you a sample of the most bizarre Nintendo Life search results, and now we're over halfway through the year (and our current editor ready to leave) we think it's time to dive into the log files again to bring you more oddball ideas that have all brought users to Nintendo...
Going up to the mother ship
Current Nintendo Life editor James Newton is to bid farewell to the site this week. James has been a part of Nintendo Life since way back in January 2008 when he came on board to plug the enormous gap in the site's coverage of Harvest Moon and Sonic games. Over the coming months he started taking on other duties, soon...
Corner a panda
If you're heading to PAX East this Friday or Saturday, make sure you keep your eyes open for our man on the ground, Jon Wahlgren. The panda himself will be on the show floor on Friday and Saturday, proudly decked out in a Nintendo Life t-shirt. Not only will Jon be happy to pose for photographs, sign autographs and bless your child,...
Will you be their player two?
Like so many others, we at Nintendo Life get swept up in the romance that is in the air during St. Valentine's Day. We love the smell of the flowers, the taste of the chocolate and the irresistible allure of digging through the online dating profiles of strangers, hoping to find something amusing. Surprisingly, we got...
It's been nearly three years since we launched the previous version of Nintendo Life. Since then a lot has changed, as a result our tab bar has grown exponentially as new platforms and consoles have been announced and launched. We, as a site, have also gone through lots of changes since 2009. Our pool of talented writing staff has grown,...
Our PlayStation site is alive!
Our quest for world domination took a giant step forward today with the much anticipated launch of Push Square, our new PlayStation-oriented news and reviews site. When we launched Movemodo back in 2010, many of you asked "why not do a full-on PlayStation site? I would totally dig that," so we've teamed up...
Roll out the barrel!
Always ones to be fashionably late to the party, we've set up an official Nintendo Life Google+ page. If you're more a Googler than a Twitterer, you can add our page to your Circle to stay up to date with the latest Nintendo-related news and reviews. There's also the chance of digging through embarrassing photos of the team, so...
Here's to 2012
It's the very first day of 2012, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year. 2011 was our best year yet — we were featured in the 3DS eShop, teamed up with Eurogamer and even won a Mario Kart 7 medal — but we wouldn't be able to do any of this without the support of a great number of people
What won our votes this year?
With the launch of 3DS in March, the Wii U's unveiling at E3 and a Christmas period that included new Zelda, Mario and Mario Kart games, we rather think 2011 was a pretty good year all in all. But what were the very best stand-out games of the year? What moments will we think of when we reminisce about 2011? The...
Merry Christmas, everyone
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in the spirit of gift-giving we've got a sackful of incredible, baffling and downright idiotic emails, all sent to Nintendo Life (or our sister sites) throughout the past few months. If you've missed a previous instalment in the series, consider them stocking fillers before the...
Includes 3D footage of our editor
You'll probably remember that Nintendo Life took the podium at the Mario Kart 7 launch event, but now you can experience that excitement for yourself in the first episode of Nintendo TV, available now in the UK's eShop. The 3D episode features a very brief report on the game's London launch event — where our own...
To what end?
Here's a curious one: Disney has just registered a trademark for Castle of Illusion that explicitly states it refers to video game cartridges, discs and software. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was a much-loved release back on the Mega Drive, and although it's unlikely this trademark could point towards the game's re-release...
So many 1-Ups
If ever you've sat down to calculate exactly how much you need to spend to secure that must-have item in Club Nintendo, you'll know it's a frightening prospect. Not as frightening as seeing the global totals for Club Nintendo coins in spreadsheet form, though. David Dayton has collated all the facts and figures for Club Nintendo coins:...
Check out our faves
Here at Nintendo Life we're committed to reviewing every title released on Nintendo's download platforms. With over 1,200 download reviews covering WiiWare, Virtual Console, DSiWare and the eShop, we're confident that you won't find a more complete collection of download reviews anywhere else. If you fire up your 3DS today and...
In which the world continues not to make sense
Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life and its world-beating sequel Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life — Volume 2 exposed some of the provocative, embarrassing and downright idiotic emails we receive on a daily basis here. From readers confusing us with the real, actual Nintendo to banned users...
Watch it all happen live
We're just two weeks away from the cavalcade of announcements that is E3, and we here at Nintendo Life will be reporting on everything as it happens: the revelation of Nintendo's new console, new games and everything else that goes down. Nintendo will be helping out too, live streaming its press conference and making plenty...
Check out our other sites!
Are you an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 owner? Tired of spending countless hours searching for sites as good as Nintendo Life? Then have we got an offer for you! Xbox 360 owners should check out KINECTaku, a site dedicated to Microsoft's fancy hands-free gaming gizmo, with Kinect for Xbox 360 reviews and all the latest Kinect for Xbox 360 news to boot. Gamers with a PS3..
Celebrating two years of awesomeness
It was on this day in 2009 that Nintendo Life merged with WiiWare World and VC-Reviews to create the site you see before you now. In the past two years we've seen enormous growth: our monthly readership has more than doubled in that time, and we now receive more than one million visits every month, making us one of the biggest Nintendo news and reviews websites..
GDC comments draw critics from industry
For all the praise that Nintendo got from its appearance at the Game Developers Conference this year, it seems President and CEO Satoru Iwata came away from his keynote (which was streamed live) with as many satisfied fans as he did disgruntled critics. During his speech, he made several comments on the...
Information, impressions and intelligent discussion
It's been a long old time since the Nintendo Life podcast graced your earholes, but if ever there was an occasion to resurrect the series it would be Nintendo's 3DS events in New York and Amsterdam. Our man in New York Jon Wahlgren and Amsterdam attendee James Newton sat down for a transatlantic...
What do you want to know?
On Wednesday January 19th Nintendo is holding two press events: one in Amsterdam, one in New York, to kick off simultaneously at 9am EST / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET. Nintendo Life's Jonathan Wahlgren and James Newton will be present at the North America and European events respectively, and they'll be perfectly placed to bring you...
The top Wii and DS games of the year, as voted by you
We showed you ours, now it's time for you to show your favorite games of 2010. The categories may have been limited, but your response wasn't. Here are the Wii (including WiiWare), DS (including DSiWare) and overall Reader Games of the Year. Reader Wii Game of the Year: Winner: Super Mario Galaxy...
A whole world of gaming out there
2010 was a fantastic year for Nintendo Life, and as we head into 2011 we'll continue to bring you 100% review coverage of WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare games, as well as all the Nintendo news and features you could ask for. If you also own a 360 or PlayStation 3 and own Kinect or PlayStation Move, you might...
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...
Make sure your favorite game of the year gets the acclaim you feel it deserves
It wouldn't be too much of an understatement to say that Nintendo platforms had a mammoth year in 2010 with regards to excellent software. But we play by Thunderdome rules here at Nintendo Life around award season, and we're handing over a cache of weapons to you. Which...
Here's to what 2011 brings
2010 was a fantastic year for Nintendo gamers, with Super Mario Galaxy 2, Shantae: Risky's Revenge and countless other top titles making their way to consoles in 2010. It was also a great year for Nintendo Life, during which we attended Media Summits, 3DS hands-on events and, for the first time,
Back once more!
Our previous article, Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life was such a hit that we raided our email archives to find even more oddball requests, ranting users and people mistaking us for the Big N. The vast majority of these emails were sent before we published our previous article, to weed out any fame-seeking impostors. Read on and...
Some fans not so keen
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams could have been fantastic: a sequel to one of the all-time great Sega games, NiGHTS into Dreams on Sega Saturn, Journey of Dreams sadly missed the mark by changing the original's addictive score attack focus with a wider range of challenges and scenarios. The short development time mandated by Sega...
1,000 plumbing items all under one roof
Mario's face has been on more merchandise than you can imagine, making it hard – not to mention expensive – for dedicated fans to track down those must-have pieces. That makes the achievement of 11-year old Oscar Bown from the UK all the more incredible, as he's amassed a Mario collection containing over...
Ashes to oddball requests
You may have used the Contact form to appeal for a name change on the site, to alert us to an issue or just to start a conversation. These are all completely normal uses compared to some of the emails we get sent on a daily basis, mostly from users confusing us with Nintendo. Below is just a small selection of some of the...
Full show available to download later
You may still be reeling from the recent double podcast whammy of DS's Fifth Birthday and the start of MAR 10's Mario Month celebrations, but it's not time to throw away your speakers just yet. Tonight at 10pm EST/7pm PST, Nintendo Life's very own Assistant Editor James Newton will be appearing on the Moonhawk Studios Presents podcast. You can get involved by..
What will Nintendo reveal in a few days?
Whenever there's a Nintendo press event, everyone goes bananas predicting what will be unveiled: new hardware, new entries in long-running series, Virtual Console Handheld. Well, with not one but two three Media Summits scheduled for this week, you can bet there'll be some interesting announcements in the coming days. And you know what? Nintendo Life is..
Speak up about the DS for our next show!
Next month the DS console is five years old in Europe, and to celebrate we're going to be hosting a special DS edition of the podcast. We'd love to hear your memories and thoughts on the DS on the show. What's your favourite DS game? How do you think the console has changed gaming? Do you have any special memories of the DS? You can get involved in one of..
Ten awards, hundreds of votes - the results are right here!
In this month's podcast we revealed the Nintendo Life Game of the Year Awards winners, showcasing the very best games that 2009 bestowed upon us. If you didn't get chance to listen to the show yet, be sure to check it out, but here for posterity are all the categories and winners from a...
Spread the love...
Yes, it’s true that we’re a bit late to jump on the Facebook bandwagon (only by three years!) but that’s cool – due to popular demand we finally got around to creating our very own Facebook page. If you're a Facebook fan then this will be a good place to chat to other Nintendo Life readers, the staff and even developers. If Facebook isn’t your thing, then it’s worth..
Print 'em, cut 'em out and scare the retro crap out of everyone.
Ah, Halloween, the one day of the year where little kids are encouraged to defy all parental advice and take candy from strangers. It's so close you can almost feel the post-holiday sugar hangover. Are you excited? Nintendo Life is pretty excited, and that's not just the sugar talking. We all got so excited that we teamed up with our..
We've moved to a brand spanking new server, "Slow Mondays" should be a thing of the past. Thanks to all you guys, 2009 has been a fantastic year for Nintendo Life. We've grown a lot since the fusion of Nintendo Life / Virtual Console Reviews / WiiWare World and frankly our popularity was causing our server to suffer. It's been...
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