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Genyo Takeda, creator of Punch-Out!!, retires from Nintendo

Veteran hardware developer Genyo Takeda, one of the longest tenured employees of Nintendo, has decided to retire after 45 years. The open position will be filled by Ko Shiota. On top of developing consoles like the Wii, Takeda created hit g...   read

 
 
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THQ Nordic is bringing de Blob to PC in April

Remember de Blob? Some of you sure will. For everyone else in need of a refresher, THQ Nordic is set to reintroduce the Wii-era paint-the-town platformer with an incoming PC port on April 27, 2017. Our own Jonathan Holmes had positive thing...   read

 
 

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The greatest Legend of Zelda dungeon is obviously Snowpeak Ruins

We are less than a week away from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that has been in development since around 1895. It’s been a long time but in a few short days, we’ll all finally be able to see just...   read

 
 
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Eiji Aonuma chimes in on his top three Zelda games

Eiji Aonuma has been the series producer (and occasional director) for The Legend of Zelda since 2000's Majora's Mask. He has taken Zelda in a lot of different directions and produced some of the greatest games for each respective console. ...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 2: 'Killing is part of humanity, just as is being in love'

In part one of our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, I asserted that Kimura-san is the game dev equivalent of Bob Ross. Before announcing that opinion, I should have remembered that not everyone thinks the image of a boy kissing a frog ...   read

 
 
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This amazing maniac has a complete Wii collection

I didn't know what I was in for when I clicked a thread called "So I completed a Wii set" on the NintendoAge forums. Somehow, user NintendoTwizer managed to fully complete a Wii collection -- yes, I mean he has every game ever made on the W...   read

 
 
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Did Nintendo sell us a ROM of Super Mario Bros.?

The Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U has been pretty crappy. While there are definitely a bunch of classic titles available, Nintendo's treatment of the service comes off as an afterthought. This is a company with one of the richest bac...   read

 
 
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The sad, manic face of Wii Music is performing at the Trump inauguration

By E3 2008, the Wii had just passed the Xbox 360 in US sales, despite having come out a year later. With the PS3 flagging, it was Nintendo's race to win. And then we met Ravi. Riding high, Nintendo came into E3 2008 with absolutely nothing...   read

 
 
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Suda is writing and directing 'for the first time in 10 years'

Suda51 talked vaguely about a new Travis Touchdown game -- the lead character from the Wii's No More Heroes -- at Nintendo's Switch conference. The best news, though, for those of us who haven't been as thrilled with recent Grasshopper game...   read

 
 
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Suda muses on creating a console defining Switch game like he did with No More Heroes

No More Heroes really shook up the action space. Although I prefer the sequel's 2D retro minigames over the first's "job" system, the original really nailed it when it came to characterization. It has some of the best bosses in gaming,...   read

 
 


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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Deal: GameStop has used and refurb Wii systems starting at only $39.99

Rather than leaping forward into the future of gaming for the holidays, why not take on a blast from the past with the original Nintendo Wii on sale for $40? That's what GameStop is signaling today at least with an online-only drop to $39.9...   read

 
 
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The Wii U eShop release of Pikmin is a good excuse for a replay

Pikmin might look and feel a little dated compared to its stellar sequel, but heck yes I'd be down to play it again with those well-matched Wii Remote controls. Nintendo is bringing the Wii version of its precious 2001 real-time strategy ga...   read

 
 
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GameStop is selling off a bunch of used PS3, 360, and Wii consoles

Remember when you could play video games while being offline? Pepperidge Farm remembers, and GameStop is hoping the public at large wants to relive their old experiences because there's a big Blast from the Past sale going on. Pre-owned Xbo...   read

 
 
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Digital Foundry tackles Resident Evil 4 super-mega-ultra-hyper-turbo-HD remix 2

Anyone eyeing the recently released Resident Evil 4 HD on PS4 and Xbox One might want to take a look at Digital Foundry's analysis of the ports. All things told, it looks like Capcom managed to not screw this up, even if these new versions ...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Little King's Story

I've heard people clamoring about Little King's Story ever since its release in 2009. "It's a great Pikmin-esque experience!" and "It's so cute and charming, you gotta play it!" they'd say. I'm not exactly sure why I didn't get around ...   read

 
 
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Ooh, Little King's Story is headed to PC next week

Wish there were more Pikmin-style games (or that Nintendo would at least acknowledge the existence of Pikmin 4 again)? Well, did you ever get around to playing Little King's Story? It's not to be missed. As of next week, it'll be even easi...   read

 
 
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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is launching a miniature NES this holiday

You know all of those knock-off NES replicas you've seen at random stores like Walmart for the last 10 years? Well they're oddly going to have some official competition this holiday season. Ninendo has announced today that it's launching a ...   read

 
 
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Used Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 consoles on sale at GameStop starting at $30

Remember that GameStop used console bundle from a few weeks ago? The one with a used PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 for only $160? Well you can now buy these used consoles à la carte. Pre-owned units of the Wii and Xbox 360 are on sale for $...   read

 
 
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Metal Slug Anthology coming to PS4

The Metal Slug Anthology will be the next title to join the growing library of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation 4, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast. The collection will be available digitally i...   read

 
 
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GameStop is selling a bundle of used PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 systems for $160

So, you're headed up north to the lake house this weekend, but worried it might rain. What happens if you're stuck indoors with nothing to do? Late-'90s movie marathon? Or, maybe you take up GameStop's offer with a bundle of seventh-generat...   read

 
 
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After all these years Shy Guy's face has finally been revealed

Have you ever wondered what was under the Shy Guys' masks from the Super Mario Bros. series? I have. I care more about what these guys look like than even what is hiding  underneath Master Chief's helmet [Spoilers: He is a chisele...   read

 
 
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Sony made more money with just PSN than Nintendo did all year

Sony’s PlayStation Network made more money last year than the entire Nintendo company put together. Following Ninty’s financial statement yesterday, people cleverer than me noticed that PSN alone generated ¥529.1bn, compar...   read

 
 
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Cold Stone Creamery (Wii) voice acting will haunt me forever

You hear the first "good jooobbb" at :30 and what was once a weird, branded* cash-in with a Candy Crush color scheme and, well, a Candy Crush everything -- when did this come out? 2009! -- becomes a little less comfortable. *Because of reg...   read

 
 


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