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Remembering Satoru Iwata – The Life of a Legend

Satoru Iwata was the president and CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until his death in July of 2015. Most people know Iwata-san as Nintendo’s CEO, but he did much more than run a business – he changed an industry. Whether he was developing a game or dealing with investors, Iwata-san never forgot that, first and foremost, he was a gamer. I ...

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Nintendo President And CEO Satoru Iwata Passes Away At 55

Satoru Iwata, fourth president and CEO of Nintendo, passed away at the age of 55 on July 11th due to a bile duct growth – an illness he was being treated for as far back as last year’s E3. Nintendo put out a press release today saying nothing more than “Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away ...

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Expand Your Toy Box – Disney Infinity 3.0 Lands in August

Disney Infinity veterans and newbies alike may need to make a little extra space in their physical and digital toy box! Disney Interactive has announced that the Disney Infinity 3.0 collection will be available on August 30th. The force is strong with this edition, featuring a whole new slew of your favourite Star Wars characters. Originally announced in early May, ...

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Splatoon Review – A Beautiful Mess

Splatoon was a risky choice for Nintendo. Nintendo’s success rests mostly on its existing IP – Mario, the Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Pokémon are just a few of the massively successful franchises that Nintendo has launched. While we all love these games, there comes a time where risks need to be taken and new avenues explored. That’s what Splatoon is ...

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Nintendo E3 Digital Event Recap

The Nintendo E3 Digital Event is my personal favorite part of E3, and Nintendo’s digital events have been getting better and better with each passing year. This year, we were treated to muppet versions of Nintendo heroes Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Reggie Fils-Aime. We also saw muppet versions of Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, and Peppy Hare. You know what? ...

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Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Recap

In the last Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a ton of new information. Today, ahead of the Nintendo World Championships and E3 2015, Nintendo released even more information – this time, the focus was on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Details are below – you can pick up ALL of the new Super Smash Bros. DLC right ...

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Disney Infinity V.P. shames amiibo shortages

Remember when Skylanders and Disney Infinity were released, and there were little to no shortages of figures? That all changed when Nintendo tossed its red cap in the ring. For a company that used to make toys prior to video games, Nintendo’s done a remarkably poor job with its amiibos. Collectors have to be dedicated to deal with the shortages, ...

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E3 2015 Top 10: the most E3citing games

As I type this, the press conferences of E3 2015 start in 5 days. That’s just  5 days before the world is smacked in its bushy face by another bunch of stilted game execs and designers, shoved onstage to speak in a language they don’t really know, and children faking excitement at awkward family game demos. But, as cool as ...

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6 Things You’re Unlikely to See at E3

With E3 just under a month away, I take a look at games and devices that you probably won’t see much of. 1 – The Last Guardian The Sony exclusive has been delayed repeatedly during its development. The title was originally scheduled as a PS3 release, but has since been moved to a PS4 game. The title seemed dead in ...

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Nintendo Direct Micro Recap: Small Video, Huge News

Today, Nintendo released a very special Nintendo Direct. Even though it’s a short video (and Nintendo is calling it a Nintendo Direct Micro), it announced a lot of really awesome things that Nintendo fans are sure to be excited about. You can watch the Nintendo Direct Micro below. So let’s recap and expand on what Nintendo has announced. First, a ...

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