Amiibo’s 1st birthday: A retrospective

Categories: Amiibo News, Features

The announcement June 10, 2014 marked a big day in history for Nintendo. During the day of Nintendo’s E3 presentation that year, the company made its official announcement about its upcoming near field communication figurines: amiibo. Even Nintendo never to expected the new toy line to blow up the way…

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A big happy 3rd birthday to the Wii U!

Categories: Features, Wii U

Since its announcement four years ago, the Wii U has been a controversial console. From my own experience, you either love it or you hate it, and there’s no in between. Being the first of the “next gen” consoles (current generation, now), it had a lot of expectations to meet…

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Preview: Yo-Kai Watch (Demo now available)

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: 3DS, Features

UPDATE: A demo is now available on the North American 3DS eShop! With each new game in the series dominating sale charts over in Japan, it’s hard not to be curious about the overseas sensation that is Yo-Kai Watch. Luckily, we in the West don’t have much longer to wait,…

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Before There Was NES: Part 3

Categories: Features, Retro

Please note: This article is Part 3 of a miniseries about the days before Nintendo solely focused on video games. Part 1 dives into the very beginnings of the company, back when it produced playing cards. Part 2 covers Nintendo finding its stride in the toy market. By the early…

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Before There Was NES: Part 2

Categories: Features, Retro

Please note: This article is Part 2 of a miniseries about the days before Nintendo solely focused on video games. Part 1 dives into the very beginnings of the company, back when it produced playing cards. Check it out here! Up through the first decade or so of Hiroshi Yamauchi’s…

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Before There Was NES: Part 1

Categories: Features, Retro

The Nintendo that we know and love, the one that has brought countless innovations turned standards to the video game industry, has a long, inventive past. Perhaps much longer than you realize. It’s no secret that the company we now know as Nintendo was founded well over a century ago,…

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Club Nintendo: A retrospective history

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Features, Merchandise

After nearly seven years running in the United States, Nintendo has officially announced the end of its beloved Club Nintendo program. Rather than mourn the loss of our old friend, let’s celebrate and remember some of the most impressive awards Club Nintendo had to offer throughout the years. But first,…

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