Club Nintendo December 2014 Rewards Revealed

Club Nintendo December 2014 Rewards Revealed

Club Nintendo has updated their rewards listings for the month of December, and they have a wide variety of titles for many Nintendo consoles. Club Nintendo rewards are usually made up of eShop and Virtual Console titles that can be downloaded by using Club Nintendo coins that members earn by registering games. Eight different titles make up the reward offerings for this month, which include the following titles and the […]

Super Mario Galaxy’s physics analyzed by actual physicists, result isn’t pretty

Super Mario Galaxy’s physics analyzed by actual physicists, result isn’t pretty

In a short university paper, entitled “It’s a-me, Density,” 4 University of Leicester physics students have explored the physics behind Nintendo’s popular interstellar platforming adventure, Super Mario Galaxy.  For those who are unfamiliar with Super Mario Galaxy, the game is comprised of a multitude of small, playable, sometimes spherical planets that Mario can visit. The thing is that Mario can subsequently jump, walk, and do all his typical Mario stuff with essentially […]

Eruptor of Skylanders to Debut at Thanksgiving Day Parade

Eruptor of Skylanders to Debut at Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pikachu is not the only video game character to be appearing at this years Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Eruptor will be the first Skylander to debut in balloon form at this years Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Balloonist artist are said to have used more than forty gallon of florescent paint and five gallons of glitter were used to give off Eruptor’s fiery look.  For those of you not familiar with the […]

Club Nintendo October Rewards Announced

Club Nintendo October Rewards Announced

Nintendo has announced the Club Nintendo Reward games for the month of October, which feature many different titles across different consoles. Nintendo is once again featuring variety in this months Club Nintendo Rewards update, with the titles available across Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii. The following are the titles available and the coins needed to download them: Kirby’s Dream Course for Wii U Virtual Console (200 coins) Wrecking Crew for […]

The Nintendo Bias

The Nintendo Bias

A lot of us had fun with Nintendo games as children, and those memories might bring a sense of nostalgia to the games we play today, possibly deluding our opinions about Nintendo and generating a bias towards them, either positively from our memories, or negatively because people perceive the games as childish. The gaming community has often criticized many developers and publishers over practices such as DRM, rehashing,  and region […]

Looking Back at Nintendo’s 125 Year Legacy

Looking Back at Nintendo’s 125 Year Legacy

Today, September 23, is Nintendo’s 125th anniversary of existence. Yes, the Japanese video game juggernaut we have all come to love was founded as Nintendo Kopai on September 23, 1889 by Fausajiro Yamauchi in Kyoto, Japan. At the time, the company specialized in production and marketing of Hanafuda playing cards, which translates to “Flower Cards” in English. They are still very popular in Japan to this day. Another interesting thing […]

This Canadian Walmart Has Metroid Prime Other M Priced At $79.83

This Canadian Walmart Has Metroid Prime Other M Priced At $79.83

As a gamer, I tend to stop in at a number of different retail outlets. As a Canadian, I know things here can be pretty pricey, but I always assumed game pricing was pretty generic across that board. So you can imagine I was pretty shocked when I came across Metroid Prime Other M at this Walmart and saw that it was priced at $79.83. Now, I know pricing errors […]

Cancelled Super Mario Spikers Game Brought To Light

Cancelled Super Mario Spikers Game Brought To Light

Super Mario Spikers Was To Be A Volleyball/Wrestling Crossover Had Super Mario Spikers not been cancelled, it would have seen the cast of the Mario franchise perform in a volleyball/wrestling crossover. As reported on Unseen64, Super Mario Spikers was in development by Next Level Games, the team that brought us Super Mario Strikers and its successor Super Mario Strikers: Charged for the Gamecube. Spikers was intended to be released on […]

Club Nintendo September Game Rewards Announced (Updated)

Club Nintendo September Game Rewards Announced (Updated)

Update: Nintendo has re-added Kirby Super Star for Wii U’s Virtual Console at the price of 200 coins. Original Story: The North American Club Nintendo website has been updated with a new batch of game rewards. Nintendo has updated their Club Nintendo website for the month of September with a collection of new game rewards gamers can download. Starting today members of the site can exchange their Club Nintendo coins […]

Miyamoto: Nintendo’s Hardware Is The Only Real Way To Innovate

Miyamoto: Nintendo’s Hardware Is The Only Real Way To Innovate

As industry analysts, we’ve  asked the same question time and time again: “why can’t Nintendo just make software for other platforms.” After all, most of Nintendo’s greatest products rely on software rather than the system that plays it. I think most of us would agree that titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World are great games, but they’ve had only slight success at  pushing the Wii U […]