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Earlier this week we noticed that Earthbound had been removed from Club Nintendo, despite the fact that it's a digital release. Thanks to a tip from a reader, I logged into the service this morning to find out that it ha...
[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up...
Club Nintendo is coming to a close, and the ability to register any Coins ended yesterday, but there's one last swan song for the service -- the Platinum and Gold rewards. Today, Nintendo posted said rewards on their site, an...
I'm still mentally preparing myself for a world without Club Nintendo. The long-running rewards service will no longer exist as of July 1, 2015, but there's a much more immediate date we also need to keep in mind: March 31. T...
Club Nintendo Japan has added some new rewards including a two-disc CD soundtrack for Mario Kart 8, a Majora's Mask jigsaw puzzle, and a lil Blooper shirt. You can squeeze into it, if you want. There's also a tentative listin...
In case you were living under a rock when Super Smash Bros. had its dual 3DS and Wii U launch, Club Nintendo had a really cool promotion where if you registered both games, you'd get a nifty physical soundtrack for free. The ...
Nintendo dropped a bomb on us today. A delightful digital bomb of over 100 games to download off Club Nintendo in exchange for your precious Coins. The service is gearing up for a remodel, but before then, all your Coins must...
As I was enjoying the hunt for the Rosalina amiibo with a friend yesterday, we talked about what the new Club Nintendo would be like. But first, they have to close out their current one so we thought, "hey, wouldn't it be nic...
Club Nintendo is closing. A new loyalty program will be coming later this year, but I really enjoyed my time with it. The Club isn't completely dead yet though, especially in the case of the European version. The service rece...
I miss Swapnote. I mean, it's still around, but dropping SpotPass functionality has basically rendered it impotent. The thing is, even when it was fully functional, most of the messages I got came from Nikki, who I always ass...
After six long years, the Club Nintendo program is ending. It's not all bad news though -- Nintendo is starting up a new program this year, and it has the potential to be better. Also, more rewards are being added in February...
[Update: Nintendo has provided an FAQ on the closure. Information will not be transferred to the new program. Your new elite status gift will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015.] After more than six years, C...
If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...
Some Nintendo fans in Europe woke up to a surprise this morning, an opportunity for a limited "Ambassador" edition of the New 3DS handheld. The limited edition hardware bundles in an exclusive front cover plate, a pair of Sup...
Yesterday the Club Nintendo service in Europe was having some issues. In addition to downtime, some users are reporting that their stars (coins in the US version) are not appearing in their account. Nintendo has noted that al...
Club Nintendo has more physical rewards available: two 3DS game cases sporting some cool (and varied!) artwork, and an NES Remix 2 t-shirt featuring Samus in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case - Pikmin / Super...
The last three times I've written about Club Nintendo rewards, Kirby made his way onto the list. That trend continues today with the new set of game offers available until January 19, 2015: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U) - 200...
Do you have any Club Nintendo currency left this late in the year? I do not. I'm not even sure where my Coins went. I only have two remaining low-value surveys to fill out (though Super Smash Bros. is on the way), and that's ...
Club Nintendo is updating its stock with new Super Smash Bros. posters. The set of three includes art that depicts Animal Crossing, Mario Galaxy, and Kid Icarus settings, with various characters in tow. The Galaxy one is easily my favorite. It'll run you 700 coins for the privilege, and they run 22" x 28". Check them out in the gallery below! Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster set [Club Nintendo]
Coming off of Kirby Super Star and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS, guess I should have lowered my expectations for this month's Club Nintendo digital game rewards. Too late. Actually, it's not all bad: Wrecking Crew (Wii U) - 200 Coin...
In Europe, Club Nintendo members can spend their points on the 46-track Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack. The CD costs 2,000 Stars and listening to it will make you feel good, I bet. Not exactly relevant to me as an American, ...
In Europe, Nintendo is running a "Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion" in which folks who register a 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL as well as a copy of Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire can cla...
Now, when I say this is a decent month for Club Nintendo game offers, I'm asking you to focus on Kirby Super Star, Super Punch-Out!!, and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS. Two Super Nintendo classics and an awesome, underplayed puzzler. ...
Nintendo has a pretty cool promotion going on for all you Smash Bros. fans out there. If you buy both versions of the upcoming game on the 3DS and Wii U, you'll get a free soundtrack. It looks like there are two discs, r...
Nintendo has added a fresh set of games to Club Nintendo and it looks like I'm sitting this one out again -- can't go spending my precious remaining Coins on just anything. This set will be available until September 7: Super...
If you ordered Mario Kart 8 and somehow neglected to register your copy for one of the free Wii U games Nintendo is giving out, this is the final day to do so. Just redeem the code printed on the insert using Club Nintendo, o...
This morning, Nintendo announced its rewards for Gold and Platinum Club Nintendo members, and all of them were digitally-distributed games. Not bad games, mind you, but certainly disappointing for folks who were expecting at ...
Well, this is disappointing. Although Nintendo used to release cool products like hats and statues for its Club Nintendo Platinum members, this year it's all digital. Yep, both the Platinum and Gold ranks are digital-only, wi...
The Club Nintendo game rewards for this month are in. Hope you aren't averse to repeats: Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U) - 200 Coins 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS) - 200 Coins Paper Mario (Wii/Wii U) - 250 Coins Metal Torrent (3DS) -...
Every so often Club Nintendo switches up its digital rewards, and today, you can grab the following -- Electroplankton (3DS), Kirby's Dream Land (3DS), Kirby's Adventure (Wii U), and Mario Party 2 (Wii/Wii U). You can bu...
Remember, you can register Mario Kart 8 today for a free Wii U game from the select list, but it appears as if there's a massive amount of traffic on the site at the moment, and the login servers have been hit pretty har...
Did you stay up late for Mario Kart 8? It wasn't too bad of a wait here on the west coast. Most of you are probably aware that Nintendo is offering a free Wii U game with your purchase, though here's a reminder on the off cha...
Just look at this awesome shirt that members of the Japanese Club Nintendo are getting. Meanwhile, I'm stuck wishing I had enough coins for the things I wanted. It's available today for those lucky enough to live in Japan for...
If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie...
Nintendo has updated their Club Nintendo digital rewards for February, and on the 3DS side, you're getting Donkey Kong Jr. (150 Coins) and Pictobits (150 Coins). In the Wii and Wii U arena, there's Punch Out!! (200 Coins), an...
I know people that are still playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Heck, I know people that are still playing old Animal Crossing games. Such is the staying power of this Nintendo franchise, and now, you can celeb...
Club Nintendo has shifted its digital rewards around a bit as of this week. As of right now, you can grab Game & Watch: Cement Factory (100 Coins, 3DS), Spin Six (150 Coins, 3DS), F-Zero (200 Coins, Wii U VC), and 1080 Sn...
Back in 2012, Nintendo released a pretty sweet looking 3DS game card case on Club Nintendo, and it sold out in days. Fast forward to 2014, and there's actually a new case in town, and this time it heavily features Z...
After announcing that the Year of Luigi had been extended into 2014, Iwata nonchalantly dropped an amazing Dark Moon themed statue on us. Saying it would be "available soon," all of us assumed that it would arrive sometime in...
Not to be outdone for once by the US Club Nintendo, Club Nintendo Japan will be getting its own Year of Luigi items to celebrate everyone's favorite Mario character's year. These include a 3DS XL case, notebook and pen combo,...
In case you didn't know -- Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime used to be the Senior Director of Marketing at Pizza Hut before he landed his gig at the Big N. So it's no surprise then that Nintendo has worked out a...
Club Nintendo has another new item available, and it's a matching "relaxation" set that are themed to Peach and Luigi. Each set comes with an eye mask, blanket, and a case for travel, and it's priced at 6,000 stars. I would t...
Last week, Nintendo put up a set of shiny new posters for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, coming in at 500 Coins. But it appears as if they've promptly sold out not even a week after the game's release. Why bother telling you t...
Nintendo wants to reward fans for your unrelenting fealty and has seen fit to toss some blue ribbon table scraps your way through Club Nintendo this month. In anticipation of the looming release of The Legend of Zelda: A...
[Update: it looks like they're all gone. Bookmark Club Nintendo and check back periodically however, as they tend to announce new shipments.] Remember those colorful 3DS XL charging cradles that were supposed to come out toda...
The last entry in the Advance Wars series, Days of Ruin (2008), never released in Japan. Weird, right? Well, in news that no one expected, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin has been made available in Japan as a downloadable Club Nin...
On October 31, Club Nintendo will begin offering 3DS XL charging cradles for 500 coins and you're going to want to bring one of these into your home. Time to load up the old account with all of those game registrations you've been putting off. Look at those colors! The red-on-red example shown on the official site is calling my name. Which one will you go for?
Club Nintendo has revealed its Platinum and Gold rewards for the 2013 fiscal year, and they're decidedly Zelda oriented. The main prize for many will be the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask soundtrack, but there's also a three-...
Niiiiiiiiice! When I caught early word of this deal I just grinned. What a wonderful way to get two of the best role-playing games I've played in a long time in the hands of more gamers. Here's how it works: Register both upc...
Club Nintendo of Japan has been hacked, and apparently full names, addresses and phone numbers were a part of the leak. Nintendo informed them that the breach "only affects Japanese members," so if you're part of that program...