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Splatoon Gets Another Global Testfire


Not too long ago, Nintendo’s promising new IP “Splatoon” was given a global testfire; Nintendo’s name for a beta test, or otherwise brief beta period. This is a smart decision on Nintendo’s part that lets people on the fence about Splatoon see if the game’s for them or not, and the last Global Testfire was received very well. Earlier today, ...

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A Sinking Ship: the Rise and Fall of SEGA


SEGA was founded in 1940; in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally calling themselves “Service Games,” the company at the time produced coin-operated slot machines. But it wasn’t until more than 40 years later that the soon-to-be monolith would really establish itself in the hearts and minds of many. With SEGA SG-1000 video game console and onwards, the famous and once-king of the video ...

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Splatoon’s Global Testfire Has Won Me Over


I wasn’t 100% sold on Splatoon leading up to this past week with how little we actually knew about it. Sure, the E3 demos looked exciting and the prospect of a shooter from Nintendo was interesting, but it wasn’t quite enough. After the Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct, my interest grew and my worries lessened. After playing Splatoon in the Global Testfire ...

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Nintendo World Championships Return to E3 2015


Back in 1990, Nintendo had a competition set up to help promote its film “The Wizard,” where competitors tried to get as many points as possible in Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris within 6 minutes and 21 seconds. This triathlon of nineties Nintendo cheese happened only once, and as it happens, Nintendo saw fit to bring it back ...

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Nintendo eShop Spotlight: Runny Egg

Runnie Egg

Runny Egg is a strange little game. The Nintendo eShop has quite a lot of silly sounding games that most people pass right over. With titles like Jet Dog, Flap Flap, and I Love My Horse, it’s easy to start dismissing a large number of eShop games as ridiculous wastes of time. At first glance, Runny Egg seems like one of these games. The ...

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Nintendo Is Building A New Membership Service


Nintendo has said that it is developing a new membership service that will bridge the gap between the 3DS, Wii U, PC and mobile devices. The ID system will also be utilized by the company’s currently-in-development follow-up to the Wii U, codenamed “NX.” It is believed that this will offer some kind of alternative to the recently terminated Club Nintendo ...

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Nintendo reports First Annual Profit since 2011


For the first time since 2011, Nintendo’s profits are on the rise. On Thursday the Kyoto-based video game giant reported annual operating profits of ¥24.7 billion and a net profit of ¥41.8 billion ($350 million) for the fiscal year ending March, from ¥549.8 billion in revenue. The figures are a substantial improvement over Nintendo’s own prediction of a ¥30 billion profit, and  a clearly successful reversal ...

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Nintendo Address Amiibo Shortage


Nintendo have issued a statement via Facebook addressing the rarity of certain amiibo figures. Since the release of the first wave in November 2014, demand for the toys has continually and drastically outweighed the supply from the Japanese company. Scalping has become a major issue as a result, with some amiibo being listed on eBay at extortionate prices just hours ...

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Yooka-Laylee Announced By Former Rare Devs


Playtonic Games have announced that their first project will be titled “Yooka-Laylee,” and they’re dubbing it the spiritual successor to the popular Banjo-Kazooie franchise. The studio, formed by a handful of ex-Rare developers, have also said that the game will be available on Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Depending on the success of it’s Kickstarter campaign, ...

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Nintendo eShop Spotlight: Boxboy!


Boxboy! is the newest game from HAL Laboratory, Inc. When it comes to Nintendo games, HAL Laboratory, Inc. (株式会社ハル研究所) is a legendary name. Since it was founded in 1980, HAL has developed games for almost every Nintendo platform that has been released. They are best known for the Kirby series, The Mother (Earthbound) series, and the Super Smash Bros. series. They are also the minds behind ...

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