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More details on the "Nintendo PlayStation" have been unearthed

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

If you’re an avid follower of Nintendo news you might remember the exciting discovery of the device that was eventually coined the “Nintendo PlayStation,” which we went over in-depth, back in July. Unfortunately, soon after its reveal the source went dark, fearing they’d accidentally break the system by hastily turning…

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The Game Boy turns 25

Categories: 3DS, News, Retro

Nintendo’s Game Boy, the grandpappy of today’s handheld systems, celebrates its 25th birthday today! Okay, so technically the Game Boy turned 25 in North America and Japan last year. But today is the official quarter-century mark in Europe, and around here we’ll take any excuse to party. Nintendo holds such…

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Setting the Stage: Pac-Land

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

Super Smash Bros. has always been a franchise that revels in the history of video games, no matter how obscure it gets, and one of the best ways it can celebrate this history is through stages. “Setting the Stage” is a new series of articles that will pick apart and…

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Shigeru Miyamoto debunks Mario myths

Categories: News, Retro

Just who is Bowser Jr.’s mother? The answer might surprise… or, then again, maybe not. Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Mario himself, took to YouTube and laid to rest some longstanding rumors about Nintendo’s mascot while also dropping a couple of bombshells along the way. For example, pretty much every…

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Before There Was NES: Part 3

Categories: News, 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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A brief history of cancelled Nintendo games

Categories: News, Retro

After Genei Ibun Roku #FE (or the game formerly known as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem) was announced in January 2013, fans didn’t hear another peep about it for over two years. Many began to suspect it had been cancelled, but fortunately, that was not the case, and the…

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Before There Was NES: Part 2

Categories: News, 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: News, 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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