Features: Most Anticipated Nintendo Games Of 2016

Zelda U Open World
Friday, January 1, 2016

And a Hoppip New Year

If you keep abreast of the Nintendo news, you'll know that 2016 is going to be bursting with new games to play. But perhaps you need help keeping track of them all. Here's an Always Nintendo compilation of the major releases, big and small, coming to Wii U and 3DS in the next 12 months. Many are dated, some have nebulous windows of release, and...

Features: How Super Smash Bros. Became Nintendo’s Most Talked-About Game in 2015

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Smash train never ends

2014 marked a big year for Nintendo's fan-favorite Super Smash Bros. series. This marked the first time the crossover fighter appeared on both console and portable: the 3DS version in October and the anticipated Wii U version the next month. By the end of 2015, we're still Smashing it up, and will continue to do so until the far future. In a year...

Features: That Time Justin Beiber Pimped Nintendo 3DS

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nintendo Christmas Memories

It may be right after Christmas, but that doesn't stop this from being a time to trade, to quote Andy Williams, "tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago". The same can be said for video game fans, as it's a time when video games are often a Christmas present. There is an exception to every rule, and here is Nintendo's. This is a look...

Features: Looking Back at Nintendo’s 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and The Iwata

Looking back at this year winding down, 2015 marked a turbulent "transitional" year for Nintendo.  Besides the usual amount of quality games we expect from them, there were also earth-shattering announcements, new surprises, and utter tragedies. It was a transitional year only because Nintendo also announced the next big thing on the horizon,...

Features: FAST Racing Neo Video Review (Second Opinion)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Does this indie title deliver for anti-grav racing fans?

Sure, Nintendo fans have been wondering where F-Zero is.  What they probably haven't played is WipEout, which this game is closer to in overall terms of handling design.  Nonetheless, F-Zero and WipEout fans share one thing in a common: a love for insane speed in an anti-grav environment.  Does this indie title...

Features: Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Review (Second Opinion)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Should JRPG fans buy a Wii U just for this game?

Xenoblade Chronicles is widely seen within its genre as one of the finest and most epic of its kind.  While it was no doubt limited by the power of the Wii, Monolith Soft is now working with a far more powerful piece of hardware.  Is Xenoblade Chronicles X the epic, dream JRPG we always...

Features: Happy Birthday to Nintendo GameCube and Wii U

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Two worlds, one family

November 18th marks an important day in Nintendo history, as two of their home consoles launched in North America 11 years apart. On November 18th 2001, we saw the launch of Nintendo's purple GameCube and on that day in 2012, the Wii U made its global premier. Both are bonded by their own troubled histories but are equally bound by some of...

Features: Smashing Interview: Eric Lew, aka ESAM

ESAM Smash 4 Interview
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fear him, if you dare

Super Smash Bros. has evolved from a party game into forming a stalwart competitive scene today. Thanks to tournaments scenes like Apex, CEO, and EVO, fans are more acquainted with the idea that Smash Bros. can be taken as seriously as any fighting game. What's a fighting game scene without its champions, however? Enter Eric Lew, also known as...

Features: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's big fun, but is it a little hollow on the inside?

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is the latest in the Mario Tennis series, and the first to finally enter the era of HD.  Does this title deliver as a Mario Tennis entry for the current generation, or is it really just shinier with a few tweaks and the biggest, cutest Sprixie you ever did...

Features: Linkle: GenderBender

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Good or Bad? Let's !magine!

As part of Nintendo's latest, and long-long-awaited, Nintendo Direct, they  have announced that a character called Linkle, a female version of Legend of Zelda's beloved Link, will be a playable character in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends game. Good or Bad? Well, honestly, I don't know, but truthfully I don't care either (well, maybe a...