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News: 'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

"It would be nice to see them gain some momentum again"

This year is undoubtedly notable for one of the best-known franchises in gaming, as Tetris celebrates its 30th Anniversary. It was created by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union in 1984, and in one of the smartest video game business deals ever made Henk Rogers travelled to Russia to secure...

News: Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

The stylish handheld was released in Japan yesterday.

Impatient for Monster Hunter 4 to hit Western shelves in its Ultimate guise? Japanese fans have not only been playing Monster Hunter 4 since September 2013, but yesterday they got this stunning 3DS XL (or LL, as it's known in the country) in a colour Nintendo calls "Rajang Gold." Take a look:...

News: Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Will it drop some Poké-news?

Nintendo may be passing on PAX East this year, but it'll make an appearance at next month's Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Held on the 12th and 13th April, the Midwest Gaming Classic is a retro-centric trade show featuring everything from arcades and pinball machines to tabletop board games. One of...

News: Game Boy Classic Donkey Kong Land Is Coming To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Game Boy Classic Donkey Kong Land Is Coming To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

You'll go bananas about this news

Fans of the naked ape wearing only a tie will be pleased to hear the 1995 Game Boy title Donkey Kong Land is being released in Japan on the 3DS Virtual Console early next month. Released a year after the success of the Super Nintendo original, Donkey Kong Land has the Kongs recapturing their banana hoard when...

News: Swedish Speedrunner Breaks Record For Fastest Zelda: Majora's Mask Playthrough

Swedish Speedrunner Breaks Record For Fastest Zelda: Majora's Mask Playthrough

Because he can

Speed-runs seem like a dime a dozen these days, with new records being broken all the time. Although they seem like a fad to some, others are extremely passionate about them and spend a generous amount of time figuring out how to beat the clock. A few months back, we talked about one such individual, Cosmo Wright, whose January 2013...

News: Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014

Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014

Not shipping up to Boston

There is some potentially disappointing news for Nintendo fans heading to PAX East this 11th-13th April. A Nintendo spokesperson has reportedly confirmed with Polygon that the company will not have a showing at the Boston event: Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key...

News: Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals Hit the Flagpole in the UK on 19th March

Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals Hit the Flagpole in the UK on 19th March

Pictures, so many pictures!

Not long ago we shared the surprisingly glorious news that Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals were coming to the UK, a clever piece of marketing due to the ongoing popularity of the ever-present big M. The big N and M have now provided further information and, most importantly, images of the collectible toys. There'll...

News: Japanese Prime Minister Says the Country's Economy "Can Learn From" Nintendo

Japanese Prime Minister Says the Country's Economy "Can Learn From" Nintendo

Keeping the faith

Nintendo's stock market value and current financial results may be a long way short of the recent glory days of the Wii and DS era, yet despite that drop in fortunes the company still has substantial cash reserves and is emphasizing plans to evolve its business and return to significant success. The 3DS continues to perform —...

News: GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

Headed for Wii U Virtual Console

Following the trend of the past few weeks, another pair of Game Boy Advance titles — expected to arrive sometime soon on the Wii U Virtual Console — have been classified by Australian Classification Board. The classifications have revealed Super Mario Ball (also known as Mario Pinball Land) and Pac-Man...

News: Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Comes with a 100,000-mile or 1-Blue Shell warranty

Remember that sweet-looking Mario Kart ride-on we reported was coming to the UK later this year? Turns out Toys 'R Us customers in the United States can already put money down on the same set of wheels. Pre-orders for the Super Mario Kart Ride-on are currently open at the Toys 'R Us website. The 6V...

Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?

Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?

Kerry wonders why Nintendo's not wired for sound

I’ve recently (finally) got around to playing Fire Emblem: Awakening, and like all other beings with functioning ears after the first few battles I decided the soundtrack was incredible; so I took off into the wilds of the internet to try and buy a copy for myself. The joy of hearing such...

News: Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Smart Device Games Continue in the Far East

Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Smart Device Games Continue in the Far East

Issues in the Chinese market, among others

We've highlighted multiple examples in the past of smart device games that are either direct or exceptionally close clones of Nintendo titles. In one sense a form a flattery, it's an ongoing concern for Nintendo that its content is presented without license and, in many cases, with a lack of quality that...