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Nintendo job security

Nintendo is not in the habit of laying off staff


Job security = Happy employees
Jul 06
The videogames industry is cutthroat. We no longer bat an eyelash whenever a publisher shuts down an underperforming studio or lays off a huge chunk of a game's development staff before the game ever touches a store shelf. It... read
PS Vita is region-free. PS4 is going to be region-free. Xbox One will be region-free as well. Sony understands that when it comes to today's consumable media, we live in a border-less world. Microsoft is just trying to ride S... read feature

Iwata in for long haul

Nintendo CEO Iwata never said he would resign


Please understand!
Jun 28
The 3DS stumbled out the gate, and only recently has it broken into a decent stride on a worldwide scale. The Wii U, on the other hand, is still languishing as Nintendo places its future prospects on the shoulders of its firs... read
New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U release date, standalone ver. revealed


Also, PLAY AS NABBIT!
May 17
Luigi is rockin' it hardcore! The upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, is ready to drop on eShop on June 20 for $19.99. Not only that, there will be a special standalone disc, which doesn't require y... read
Zelda

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop


These games are unsung heroes, by the way
May 17
Nintendo announced today during their Nintendo Direct event that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be $4.99 for three weeks (down from the price of $5.99) after the May 30th launch. This is basic... read
Sonic Lost World

New Sonic game coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS


Sonic Lost World probably doesn't have dinosaurs
May 17
During today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that a new Sonic game is coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS, called Sonic Lost World. This is part of a worldwide partnership that Sega and Nintendo have entered into, so ... read
Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101 coming to the Wii U on September 15th


Iwata is pleased
May 17
Finally! Nintendo announced today that PlatinumGames title Wonderful 101 will be coming to the Wii U on September 15th. The game came under some fire recently for being touted as a "short" experience, but I personally can't wait, as PlatinumGames rarely misses. Oh, and it totally has waterslides. read
Mario & Sonic

Nintendo Direct: Wii U Mario & Sonic at the Olympics


Wii U GamePad CURLING CONFIRMED
May 17
Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised? The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii ... read
Nintendo Direct

New Nintendo Direct for Wii U / 3DS games coming tomorrow


Will showcase first-party titles arriving this summer
May 16
Nintendo has been promising a string of Nintendo Directs through the end of E3 week, and the first one will be arriving tomorrow, May 17, at 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CEST. It will be available on the usual Nintend... read
Nintendo won't be hosting a traditional E3 press conference as in years past. Instead the company intends to host smaller events focused on the software lineup for the US market. This we knew, but we were left to wonder what ... read feature

Following Nintendo's fiscal year 2013 briefing, during which president Satoru Iwata announced a significant change to the company's E3 presence, a Q&A session was held to address investors' concerns and inquiries. It was ... read feature

The DTOID Show

CoD: Ghosts, Nintendo's E3 Plan & The Bureau Declassified


The Destructoid Show holds up a single banana
Apr 26
On today's Destructoid Show, we did a whole bunch of extra-serious journalism about video games. For starters, we have some facts and also some rumors about the upcoming reveal of the next Xbox. Boxart for Call Of Duty: Ghos... read
Seems we may be seeing a lot more of Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata in the near future -- he's just been given a new job alongside his current duties, becoming CEO of Nintendo of America.  The new position was re... read feature

The biggest highlights of E3 tend to come out of the main conferences held by the three big hardware manufacturers. Endlessly hyped, sometimes underwhelming, and always a healthy source of hilarious memes, these presentations... read feature

Picture of the Day: Iwata in Weegee-ception


Yikes
Apr 17
Nintendo Direct: scarier every week.  read
Zelda on Virtual Console

Nintendo Direct: Zelda Oracle titles bound for US eShop


Oracle of Ages / Seasons on Virtual Console will release at the same time
Apr 17
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, two Game Boy Color titles developed by Capcom's Flagship studio, were released on Japan's eShop earlier this year. Now they will cross the ocean ... read
Yoshi's Island 3DS

Nintendo Direct: New Yoshi's Island coming to 3DS


Eggs on my face!
Apr 17
New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! Oh my God, you guys! Iwata dropped the bomb. From the footage and screens, this new Yoshi's Island sequel will use all the same abilities as in past installments... read
Mario & Luigi 3DS

Nintendo Direct: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team out in August


Many new details from upcoming Luigi-ception adventure
Apr 17
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has shared new information about the upcoming Mario & Luigi sequel for 3DS. The story finds our heroes on Pi'illo Island, where Peach mysteriously gets sucked into Luigi's Dream World. To ... read
Animal Crossing is a series about doing whatever you want, with a few loose goals put in place if you choose to pursue them. It's one of the least punishing series ever made. One of the few times you might feel anything unple... read feature

Nintendo Direct

Freakyforms Deluxe, Dillon's 2 and Mario AR app for eShop


Japan gets all three in April
Mar 31
Nintendo is continuing their push to put their download services up front with three first party titles hitting Japan soon. Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and Freakyforms Deluxe will both be released on ... read
Game Freak

Google-like policy at Game Freak resulted in HarmoKnight


'Just give it a go'
Mar 07
In a new Iwata Asks, Game Freak discusses how an internal policy not unlike Google's "20 percent time" program allowed the studio to come up with its latest original IP, HarmoKnight. "...we decided to change the internal str... read
Luigi's Mansion video

Iwata and Miyamoto star as the Luigi brothers


Now that would be a movie worth watching
Feb 19
I'm ridiculously excited about Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, as the lanky member of the Mario Bros. duo will always have a special place in my heart, much more so than his showboating, portly brother. Miyamoto has th... read
New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U announced for Wii U eShop in 2013


NSMBU game-altering DLC announced
Feb 14
New Super Luigi U was announced this morning during today's Nintendo Direct. The title is an large-scale add-on for New Super Mario Bros. U, which is said to alter the game's existing 80 plus courses into all-new le... read
Ear of Luigi

You're so cute, Iwata


Ear of Luigi
Feb 14
Ear of Luigi. read

Hot date: Nintendo Direct scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14


Let Nintendo be your Valentine
Feb 13
I thought I was the only one that truly loves Valentine's Day, but Nintendo is also out shopping for the sexiest negligee they can find for their big date tomorrow. Group date, that is. Get ready to batt your eyes and play fo... read
Throughout the day, we've been highlighting notable points from Nintendo's recent corporate management policy meeting, such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf's success, cloud gaming, and communicating Wii U's value. Nintendo CEO S... read feature

Nintendo: Cloud gaming is not the future


Iwated poo-poos the idea of a cloud-based tomorrow
Feb 05
Those no-good kids, with their hula hoops and their clouds. Back in my day, there was only one Cloud in gaming, and he carried a sword twice his height like a real man does. New technology confuses and angers me, and you bett... read
3DS

Nintendo to help Japanese devs bring 3DS games westward


DOOOOOOOMED!
Jan 31
Nintendo is doomed, obviously, but the plucky platform holder is still going to try its best anyway. Part of that valiant, if futile, effort involves bringing more Japanese-developed games to Western audiences.  "The cha... read
Miiverse

THERE IS CURSING ON MIIVERSE!!!


You missed it, Iwata!
Jan 23
Get on the ball, Iwata! You are supposed to moderate that sh*t! Don't show such filth on Nintendo Direct of all places! read

Iwata: Women sure do love that Animal Crossing videogame


Consoles are dying. Nintendo is doomed.
Jan 08
Nintendo has a big problem on its hands. The company can't seem to keep Animal Crossing: New Leaf on store shelves. The game has been out for only a couple months now, but it's already sold upwards of two million copies&... read

Nintendo: Wii U sales are 'not bad'


Iwata claims console sales are steady
Jan 07
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that sales of the Wii U aren't doing badly, despite its failure to replicate the "sold out" status enjoyed by the original Wii during the holidays.  "At the end of the Christma... read

Iwata casually explains the meaning of HAL Laboratory


He's about to blow your mind
Nov 30
Every Nintendo fan knows of HAL Laboratory. The guys that are primarily responsible for the Kirby series, with the cute logo? Until now, people pretty much had an idea of where they got the name, but that's about to change. I... read






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