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A shoutout to Monita, Nintendo's forgotten mascot

After getting off the plane on the way home from BlizzCon, one thought was in my mind when I heard the robotic voice that's part of the shuttle from terminal to terminal -- "Monita." Indeed, the AI at my airport sounds like an uncanny repli...

 
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Hey, new Wii U owners: Don't forget to play Nintendo Land

I forgot Nintendo Land existed until a couple weeks ago. Like some of you, I only recently bought a Wii U and after looking at some "what to play" lists for my next multiplayer game, I was reminded of this minigame collection, took a chance...

 
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You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore

In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone from the digital...

 
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Storm's Adventure with Wii U and Nintendo Land

Next in line for "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up" is my Wii U premiere video. True be told, it isn't the really the premiere video, that honor belongs to this live stream (I brand them as "Live Boredom"). Click that to watch me use a hig...

 
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An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 3

This is our third and final entry in our series featuring composer Ryo Nagamatsu as he walks us through the attractions in Nintendo Land one-by-one, giving us an inside look at what he was thinking about when he wrote the game's music. This...

 
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An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 2

We're back with part two of our audio walkthrough of Nintendo Land with composer Ryo Nagamatsu. This time we visit Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Mario Chase, Metroid Blast, and Octopus Dance. And be sure to read part one of our feature which cover...

 
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An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 1

I have to admit that I was secretly looking forward to Nintendo Land a great deal. While I wasn't sold after Nintendo's E3 press conference last year, seeing the title in action really got the nostalgia flowing for me in all the right ways....

 
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Nintendo Land pack-ins will be eligible for Club Nintendo

If you are like me and furiously register your new Nintendo games for the Club Nintendo coins as soon as you open the package, you were probably surprised to discover that the copy of Nintendo Land bundled with the Wii U Deluxe Set lacks th...

 
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Review: Nintendo Land

The Wii U GamePad is a lot more versatile than it looks. Some potential consumers have not been quite as inspired by the system as they were by the immediate uniqueness of the Wii and its remote controller. After all, tablets and smartphone...

 
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Nintendo Land: Last three attractions detailed

Nintendo has decided to fully detail the last three Nintendo Land attractions that we told you about earlier this month. These last three round out the list of 12 attractions coming to the Wii U launch title, both of which drop on November ...

 
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Nintendo Land: details on Octopus Dance and 2 other games

GoNintendo has an image of a list of details for some of the Nintendo Land minigames, giving us details on Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, and Octopus Dance.  Octopus Dance is the greatest name ever given to a minig...

 
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Quick hands-on with Nintendo Land's Metroid Blast

With only a few more months to go for the Wii U launch, we recently got a chance to check out the latest addition to the Nintendo Land lineup. A basic arena shooter, Metroid Blast doesn't really capture the fun in simplicity like Nintendo L...

 
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Quick hands-on with Nintendo Land's Mario Chase

Since its announcement, we seen a small trickling of the new game types in Nintendo Land. The latest is Mario Chase, a Mario themed game of tag where players have to chase after Mario. Player one is Mario, and with a ten second head start, ...

 
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Nintendo Land: Balloon Trip Breeze is the odd man out

Ever since the Wii U was announced in 2011, Nintendo has made a point to show off at least one game for the console that shows of their disconnection with the gaming enthusiast community. At E3 2011, it was Measure Up, a game where yo...

 
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Playing Mario Chase with Nintendo's biggest fan

When people think "Nintendo," a well-spoken and stylish African American man wearing a Powerglove is usually not the first thing that pops into their heads. A man named TriForce is working to change that. He's a mainstay at Nintendo events...

 
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Pikmin Adventure has violence, surprise poops

[Thanks to Will Thompson from the VGTribune for hanging out] Nintendo Land: Pikmin Adventure was surprising. As a huge fan of the two main series Pikmin games, I thought I knew what to expect out of this arcade-style romp. Boy was I wrong....

 
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I wish Other M played like Nintendo Land: Metroid Blast

[Note: This was my first run through the game, before I figured out that you can jump. Thanks to Mike Futter of Ripten for hanging out with me.] There is no denying that Other M didn't live up to the standards of many Metroid fans, and you...

 
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Float on with Nintendo Land's Balloon Trip Breeze trailer

Like most of you, I was taken aback when Nintendo first revealed Nintendo Land during its E3 conference. But after actually, ya know, PLAYING the thing, I started warming up to it. It's less the kind of "party game" we are familiar with and...

 
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Full list of attractions in Nintendo Land (Update)

[Update: We now know the names of all 12 attractions] Nintendo shared some new attractions in Nintendo Land today: Mario Chase, Pikmin Adventure, and the retitled Metroid Blast. The Metroid minigame was showcased specifically, and it looks...

 
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E3: Takamuru's Ninja Castle may contain ninjas

In this video from E3 2012, Jonathan Holmes shows off his ninja star-throwing skills in "Takamuru's Ninja Castle," one of the Nintendo Land minigames being used to showcase the Wii U. It looks pretty responsive, and quite a bit of fun. As ...

 
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E3: Luigi's Ghost Mansion may cause women to shriek

Jonathan Holmes finds himself surrounded by shrieking women and responds by roaring and playing the Nintendo Land minigame "Luigi's Ghost Mansion." It looks like a hoot. Check out the video for all the multiplayer goodness. Don't forg...

 
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E3: Shoot your friends in Nintendo Land's Zelda minigame

While I'm not terribly excited for Nintendo Land, Nintendo's latest collection of mini-games, there's no one on staff more pumped about the project than Jonathan Holmes. In this video, Holmes checks out "Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest," and...

 
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E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: DK's Crash Course

This is the last in the series to preview all five of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. (You can check out the other previews here, here, here, and here! Whew!) Let's talk "Donkey Kong's Crash Course!" I am going to say it right...

 
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E3: Stab cats in Nintendo Land's Animal Crossing minigame

Jonathan Holmes' enthusiasm is infectious, as you can see in this video of his hands-on time with "Animal Crossing: Sweet Day," one of the 12 minigames in Nintendo Land. It's a rather strange little five-player game: the GamePad-holding pl...

 
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E3: Nintendo Land's Donkey Kong Crash Course demo

Nintendo Land appears to be positioned as the Wii U's version of Wii Sports, a collection of minigames designed to familiarize players with the new system's features and functionality. Our own Jonathan Holmes checked out the "Donkey Kong's...

 
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E3: Quick impressions of the Nintendo Land games

Not all of the Nintendo Land "worlds" are on show here at E3 2012, but the ones that are here are a lot of fun. After spending some time with them, I feel like this morning's presentation did not do them justice. Here's my quick rundown of ...

 

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