The Daily Hotness: Nintendo is back … with a vengeance

Yesterday morning, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata gave a keynote at the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. It turned out to feature a few tidbits that hardcore gamers — many of whom had long assumed that Nintendo had forsaken them for children and grandmas — could get excited about. These included a real storage solution for the Wii that doesn’t involve hard drives, as well as a new Zelda game. Was that enough to draw you back in, folks?

In addition, the “Gears 2-level” reveal that Geoff Keighley had been tweeting about all week turned out to be the announcement of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2, which was accompanied by a slick, inventive teaser trailer. The unveiling was notable for the lack of any mention of the phrase “Call of Duty,” which neither I nor Alex Navarro understand. Thoughts? (Also, Modern Warfare 2 happens to come out on the day before my [REAL] birthday. *hint, hint*)

There was plenty of other stuff on Destructoid on 03/25/09, too: FileFront was shut down; Bethesda’s Fallout 3 DLC, ‘The Pitt,’ was brought back online; and apparently, there’s a new Final Fantasy game on the way to WiiWare. Check it all out below.

Destructoid Originals:
Games time forgot: Snowboard Kids

Community Blogs of 03/25/09
Forum of the day: Batman: Arkham Asylum
Expanded Universes: I’m Going to Take the Fan Fiction World by Storm

GDC 09:
Modern Warfare 2 teaser released, game dated
Industry not taking full advantage of “the cloud”
Blood-splattered Dexter iPhone you’d kill for
Duke is back, or so all of this stuff says
New Resistance 2 DLC and patch coming up
Night Game
Tag: The Power of Paint
Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks revealed [Update]
PlayStation Home to have three new spaces monthly
Fault tolerance
Nintendo announces Rock N’ Roll Climber
Wii Virtual Console Arcade revealed, launched
Nintendo talks DSi reservations, WarioWare Snapped
New Final Fantasy coming to WiiWare
Nintendo announces storage solutions, 4.0 update
Satoru Iwata Nintendo keynote liveblogged
check out the GameTrak Freedom, the 360 Wiimote
Playing Crysis on a Dell laptop thanks to OnLive
PS3 firmware 2.7 coming ‘in April’ [Update]
Prince of Persia producer takes responsibility

Zombieville USA
Tritton’s AX Pro headset

Show us your best Pearl Jam impression and win Rock Band!

‘Backstage With Guitar Hero’ PS Home space revealed
Breaking: Ziff Davis gives FileFront the axe
Rumortoid: Is an EarthBound remake in the works?
Relax, Fallout 3’s ‘The Pitt’ DLC is all better now
Pachter: There won’t be another generation of consoles
XSEED brings Drill Sergeant Mindstrong! to WiiWare
Tales of Vesperia hitting Europe and PAL regions in June
Lost Planet 2 details come to the surface, sound sexy
Flock! demo now on Steam, pre-purchase for 10% off
OnLive Beta is now open! Go see what it’s all about
Katamari finally hits PS3 (in HD!) with Katamari Tribute
Peter Moore unveils first Madden NFL 10 screenshot
Sony’s to bring more PSP downloads, improved PSN Store

Team Rocket does NOT want to corrupt your Pokemans

Wolfenstein 3D classic comes to the iPhone
Meteos Wars ‘Galaxy Pack’ downloadable content available

Retro celebration! New Fez trailer is looking good
Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce demo hitting PSN tomorrow

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