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Nintendo Announces 3DS And AT&T Collaboration
by Corey Dockendorf [ Wednesday, 2nd of March 2011 - 05:18 PM ]
Big announcements are happening at GDC every day but Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced a new collaboration with AT&T and its soon to be released Nintendo 3DS. During his keynote speech at GDC this morning, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's informed everyone: "There is great potential to increase the number of people who enjoy video games by opening up new game-play opportunities that are only available through the use of 3D,” Iwata said. “Nintendo 3DS will be the most connected Nintendo device ever, with its ability to link people via local wireless connections, while at the same time connecting them to people and content worldwide via hotspot connectivity." With the launch of Nintendo's 3DS less than a month away (March 27th), it looks like Nintendo is going to attempt and reclaim the mobile gaming market. Read More...
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Nintendo Announces Red, Will See Green This Holiday Season
by Brian Bentley [ Thursday, 21st of October 2010 - 01:29 PM ]
Today, Nintendo announced new holiday bundles to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. release on the NES. Going "Mario-red," the new Wii and DSi XL will each have Mario games bundled in with them to complete the experience. Nintendo also unveiled the new Wii-mote with the Wii Motion Plus technology built into the original frame. Okay, so once I got over the initial lust for the little red console, I noticed little nuances that I know will have no bearing on what actually will happen in real life, but I thought worth mentioning.    First, we start with the most obvious: the new Wii-mote. Read More...
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Aggrocast Episode Seventy Eight: Keeping The Class Up
by Brian Bentley [ Thursday, 9th of September 2010 - 11:42 AM ]
Corey joins up with Brian and Binh again for another exciting and yet "classy" episode of the Aggrocast. The crew talks about what they have been playing - including Mafia II, Mushroom Wars, Persona 4 and going back old school with Dungeon Siege 2. This week the crew delves into the XBox Live price increase as well as the price drop of the Nintendo DSi. Then, Corey decides to play devil's advocate for Apple's newly announced GameCenter. Hilarity ensues when all three gentlemen dance around the PC/Mac debate once again. Read More...
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Nintendo Drops Portable Price For Holidays
by Brian Bentley [ Tuesday, 31st of August 2010 - 04:34 PM ]
As if Nintendo didn't already control enough of the portable console market, they wanted to really push the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL handhelds this holiday season by reducing prices. Beginning on September 12th, the Nintendo DSi will drop to $149.99 and the DSi XL will drop to $169.99. The DS Lite will continue at the $129.99 price point. As always, the marketing team over at Nintendo of America (NOA) makes a brilliant move: drop the price of the DSi and DSi XL now in September in order to sell more units for Holiday 2010. Read More...
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Nintendo Reminds Us They Have Games
by Brian Bentley [ Wednesday, 18th of August 2010 - 01:19 PM ]
With Gamescom 2010 getting into full swing with news and announcements, Nintendo decided they wanted to remind its consumers that they too have games coming out this fall and that you won't want to miss them. Two games in particular were given solid release dates. Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns were big hits at E3 this year and have been generating huge buzz for their impending arrival. While I could never get close enough to play Kirby's Epic Yarn, I did have an opportunity to play with our large, simian friend. If you didn't catch my thoughts in our E3 podcasts, I can tell you here that the game is addictive... Read More...
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This Week In Nintendo: (07/19/10)
by Binh Nguyen [ Monday, 19th of July 2010 - 07:37 PM ]
Yeah, I know it has been a while since we reported anything new on "This week in Nintendo," but here we are to bring you what is new with the latest downloads coming straight to you from Nintendo. Ever wanted to run a zoo or maybe you already have with the pets you have at home, but you don't want any more fur to attach to your cloths? Well this week Nintendo allows you to do just that with AquaSpace which lets Wii owners to transforms their T.V. Read More...
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This Week in Nintendo: 04-12-2010
by Binh Nguyen [ Monday, 12th of April 2010 - 11:51 AM ]
After being away for a couple of weeks, it is time for me to get back into the swing of things with This Week in Nintendo. Ever wonder what it would take to be King of L.A? Well you can through DSiWare with Gangster 2: Kings of L.A., where it gives you a shot at becoming Southern California crime royalty. Here is the full breakdown of releases for this week. ENJOY! Read More...
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Nintendo To Release 3D Handheld Game Console
by Corey Dockendorf [ Tuesday, 23rd of March 2010 - 04:35 PM ]
With 3D on the rise, in movies, television, and typical home entertainment, it is nice to see Nintendo jumping on the bandwagon, and getting 3D to the gamers sooner than expected. Nintendo has announced that they will have more information regarding their new 3DS at E3 on June 15th. Nintendo is claiming that players will need no special eye wear in order to enjoy the tasty 3D game experience. The new 3DS will be backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games. According to the press release, they are planning on an early 2011 release date. Read More...
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The Week In Nintendo (3/22/10)
by Binh Nguyen [ Tuesday, 23rd of March 2010 - 12:45 PM ]
So since last week we had a comment about posting more XBox 360 DLC, I tried to do just that and this is what I found. Nothing. Well besides a over priced DLC for Modern Warfare 2. Anyways. In This Week In Nintendo, they bring to you a freeware that came out in 2004 for the PC call Cave Story. A world where rabbit-like creatures roam the world. Now if you aren't thinking about killer rabbits then I don't know what to say to you. Other than that there are five new titles for the Nintendo DSi for you to enjoy on the go. Read More...
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The Week In Nintendo (3/15/10)
by Binh Nguyen [ Tuesday, 16th of March 2010 - 01:46 PM ]
Yes it has been a while since the last time we posted something up from Nintendo. But now that the smoke has cleared, a.k.a school, and the dust has settled, a.k.a real life, we can get back on track with This Week in Nintendo. Ever wonder how tough you are in the video game world? Well this week you will tested when games like Rage of the Galdiator for the WiiWare when you go one on one with flurry of fearsome foes. Or you could face foes that are trying to suck your life away in Castlevania Rondo of Blood. Or you could try some of the other titles on the list. Read More...
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Review: Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks
by Brian Bentley [ Thursday, 7th of January 2010 - 04:56 PM ]
Though Spirit Tracks is far from innovative, it boasts enough improvement in gameplay and graphics over Legend of Zelda’s previous release on the Nintendo DS, Phantom Hourglass, to insure its success.  Not every game has to be groundbreaking to entertain its audience.  Spirit Tracks takes fans of the Zelda franchise into another quest to save Hyrule – this time with Zelda’s spirit accompanying and assisting Link along the way.The story, including why you need to visit the Tower of Spirits, is not particularly innovative, but it has a certain amount of charm. A few generations after the adventure of Link and Tetra in Phantom Hourglass, peace reigns in Hyrule with Princess Zelda ruling. Read More...
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Nintendo Priming DSi Holiday Sales Explosion
by Brian Bentley [ Monday, 23rd of November 2009 - 04:59 PM ]
There are two things that people love and totally go gaga over: Special Editions and Free Stuff. Today, Nintendo announced that this holiday season, the Nintendo DSi will have BOTH starting on Black Friday. Starting on Friday, the DSi will be sold in two new special edition packages that will contain the portable device in one of two colors -- White or Metallic Blue -- as well as have 5 DSiWare titles pre-loaded. The metallic blue DSi has a Mario theme with various games and apps, while the white DSi goes for a more Brain Age slant. The people down at Nintendo of America have squashed any notion of a slow-down or over-saturation of the portable device market. Read More...
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This Week Nintendo Download 11/9/09
by Binh Nguyen [ Tuesday, 10th of November 2009 - 11:32 AM ]
Its that time again folks where Nintendo brings to us a butt load of games for this week download. On the WiiWare side Nintendo wants you to gear up for Excitebike: World Rally, ready to cross the street with Frogger Returns, enter the magical world with Dragon Master Spell Caster. For the DsiWare Bomberman Blitz is ready to blow things up, 5 Electroplankton games are ready for you to download. Virtual Console brings you Wonder Boy III and Cybernoid. Here is the list and their description. Read More...
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Nintendo DLC For The Week Of 11/2/09
by Brian Bentley [ Monday, 2nd of November 2009 - 06:34 PM ]
When I looked at the list of downloadable content this week for Nintendo, I was shocked to see eight titles listed for the three "platforms" available. For so long, the Big 'N' was releasing one title a week on each platform: WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console. Many people, including myself, asked why Nintendo was holding back, especially in light of the fact that first party titles haven't exactly been busting down retail doors in a short period of time. Unfortunately, when looking at what the public received, you begin to understand why the big push. Looking at the DSiWare selections this week, your attention is drawn immediately to the first party photo application, Sparkle Snapshots. Read More...
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The Week In Virtual Console
by Binh Nguyen [ Tuesday, 13th of October 2009 - 01:47 PM ]
Alright class the subject for this week is gravity, and we all know what goes up must come down. This week Nintendo has released 3 more wares for the Nintendo DSi, Virtual Console and Wiiware. First up for the Nintendo DS we have Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon. If you haven't guessed already, it is a pinball game exclusively for the Nintendo DS. Next we have the classic beat 'em up game known as Final Fight 2 for the Virtual Console. And finally for the Wiiware you get to enter the arena to see if you will become the champion in Gravitronix. Read More...
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