Features: Where Might Nintendo Go With Virtual Reality?

Mario Kart VR
Monday, April 11, 2016

All hail the virtual boy!

A few years ago we posted some comments from Shigeru Miyamoto in which the renowned director refused to discuss Nintendo's thinking with regard to virtual reality. While he didn't deny the company's interest in VR development, he neglected to say anything at all about it, leaving the public in the dark. That's pretty much where things stood...

Features: Hori Pokken Tournament Controller Review

Monday, April 4, 2016

The best way to Pokemon play?

The Wii U port of arcade fighter Pokken Tournament supports many Wii U-native controllers, but manufacturer Hori hopes that their specialized Pokken Tournament controller will be the one to rule them all. The wired controller is actually an adaptation of the original arcade controller, now brought to the home. It's not new if you've had the luxury...

Features: Opinion: Miitomo is A-Okay

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Or...How I learned to stop worrying and love Nintendo on mobile

Nintendo's first-ever mobile app Miitomo is finally out in the wild. In less than a day, it's taken Twitter and Facebook by storm and became the most downloaded app in North America. Miitomo is a social platform where users answer questions and share the answers with your friends under the anonymity of your Mii. For many, the fun will be in the...

Features: Celebrating Five Years of the Nintendo 3DS

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Seeing is believing

On March 27th, the Nintendo 3DS celebrates its North American bow. It's history has demonstrated that it's the little handheld that could. The 3DS was born into a world where smartphone and social games on PC were becoming more popular than before, so it has focused on unique features and stellar games to stay competitive. Internally, the 3DS...

Features: A Closer Look at My Nintendo’s Gold Points Discounts

Friday, March 18, 2016

Things aren't always what they seem

The new My Nintendo loyalty program has launched in Japan, bringing with it two tiers of rewards by Platinum and Gold Coins. While Platinum Coins are earned by playing Miitomo and using Nintendo services, Gold Coins are tied to purchasing software on the eShops on Wii U and 3DS. So, spending ten dollars equates to 10 Gold Coins and so...

Features: The Role of Soup in Nintendo Games

Yeto's pumpkin & cheese soup
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Souping gamers up one drop at a time

Following the March 4th release of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo of America released a recipe for "Yeto's pumpkin and cheese soup" on their Twitter account.  As such, we thought it would be fun to look at other Nintendo games in which soup plays an important role...and maybe inspire you to create some Nintendo-inspired recipes of your...

Features: The Oral History Of Pokemon Red And Green

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

As told by the creators

It's hard to believe that Pokémon has been with us for the last 20 years now. On February 27th, 1996, a pair of Game Boy games called Pocket Monsters Red and Pocket Monsters Green made their debut in Japan. Not much was expected out of them, but a combination of word-of-mouth appreciation and wily marketing decisions helped push the games into a...

Features: Mar10 Day Party Ideas

Mario Amiibo
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 10th is coming right up!

So, as any true Mario fan knows, March 10th is Mario Day, otherwise known as Mar10 Day.  That's right: the plucky plumber has his own holiday!  To celebrate, Nintendo is asking fans to tweet their favorite Mario moments using #Mar10Day. We thought it might be fun to take the festivities a step further and have complied a list of things you...

Features: Nintendo Characters Inspired by Real People

Friday, February 26, 2016

You know what they say about imitation...

Today, Nintendo released the second episode of Twilight Princess: Retrospective and revealed that the barmaid Telma (who also happens to be director Eiji Aonuma's favorite character) is based on two different actresses.  Although Aonuma didn't specify which actresses (or even nationality), we thought it would be fun to look at other Nintendo...

Features: 30 Years Later and we’re still Enamored by The Legend of Zelda

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Our heart containers are full

As many of you know, 2016 marks the Zelda series' 30th anniversary, and its momentum is as strong as ever.  Considering that the game industry is only a couple decades old itself, that's a remarkable feat.  Let's take a look at some of the elements that make the series so incredible. Music: From the relentlessly catchy "Gerudo Valley" to...