Club Nintendo Reveals January Rewards

Club Nintendo Reveals January Rewards

Nintendo has updated it’s Club Nintendo service with new rewards members can choose to download. The titles listed below are available for Club Nintendo members to download during the month of January in exchange for Club Nintendo coins. Club Nintendo coins are earned by members who register select Nintendo titles or perform surveys on the services website. The following games are currently available: Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U Virtual […]

Nintendo Direct 2015: Wii Games to be Downloadable on Wii U

Nintendo Direct 2015: Wii Games to be Downloadable on Wii U

During Nintendo’s first Nintendo Direct of 2015, Nintendo confirmed that Wii games would be heading to the Wii U eShop as downloadable titles. The first wave of titles announced will all be released throughout the month of January and include the following: Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Available Today Punch Out – Available January 22nd Metroid Prime Trilogy – Available January 29th All of the titles will be available at […]

Nintendo Wii mod enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games

Nintendo Wii mod enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games

A remarkably interesting mod for the Nintendo Wii that enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games (such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii) has surfaced. The mod, which has been tested and confirmed for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but is reportedly not limited to just that game, works by sending a stream of inputs (such as button presses on a controller). Next, an assigned host dictates RNG (random number generator) and […]

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 […]