eShop Update: Week of 9/29/16 (North America)

Categories: 3DS, Retro, Wii U

This week in the Nintendo eShop: Yo-kai return to wreak havoc on your emotions, Gunvolt strikes back, and Pikmin swarm the Wii U Virtual Console. The amazingly wonderful and mouthful of a title BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien headlines this week in sales, clocking in at just…

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Nintendo Wire’s favorite Zelda bosses

Categories: Retro

At this year’s E3, we finally got to see a solid chunk of gameplay from the long-awaited upcoming entry in The Legend of Zelda series; Breath of the Wild. In the hours and hours of Treehouse footage shown we were treated to countless combat scenarios, details on environmental and crafting…

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Character Column: Kefka Palazzo proves to be one of the maddest and most memorable villains in all of gaming

Categories: Retro

Welcome to the Character Column! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at a different character from Nintendo’s long and esteemed history, and I’ll analyze what makes them interesting, nuanced, or just plain memorable. Whether they’re heroes, villains or NPCs, I’ll explain why they deserve respect or love from the…

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eShop Update: Week of 9/22/16 (North America)

Categories: 3DS, News, Retro, Wii U

This week in the Nintendo eShop: Sasha slices up some monster limbs, Sonic makes another boom boom, and rumbles return to River City. Activision is this week’s golden child in the sales department, offering steep discounts up to 66% off on titles like Skylanders SuperChargers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and…

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Happy 127th birthday, Nintendo!

Author: Lauren Ganos
Categories: Retro

It might seem a little crazy to think that Nintendo has existed for 127 years, but it’s completely true. Believe it or not though, our favorite company wasn’t always producing colorful screens filled with the red hatted, high jumping plumber and the likes of Link – and that’s probably why…

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The greatest Master Sword moments

Categories: Retro

As I comb through countless memories with The Legend of Zelda series, many iconic characters, landmarks and icons spring to mind. I’ve mentally blueprinted the various incarnations of Hyrule Castle and Kakariko Village that have been imagined and reimagined over the years. And the many townspeople, sages, and companion characters…

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Ōkami: A godly masterpiece, even ten years later

Categories: Retro

Beauty in games is something that I feel is often underappreciated. And I’m not speaking of graphical fidelity or how detailed the grass physics are – I mean true beauty, the kind that speaks to something deeper. How, with a single image, a single song, a single line of dialogue,…

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