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Nintendo 3DS Favored by Developers over Vita

In an unexpected twist there is a growing trend by developers to invest more efforts into the 3DS and ditch Sony’s new handheld system. This would buck the tradition of game developers moving to the newest big thing and focusing on a previously released system. The Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting that game developers are disappointed with the Vita, which has had a sluggish start with ...

Hack Your Way to Nintendo Zone Content

If you own a Nintendo 3DS you know you can only get Nintendo Zone downloadable content at participating retailers but there is now an any easy way to do this from home and save the trip with just a simple  Hack to your router.  For anyone unsure about what the Nintendo Zone is,  it’s a downloadable content delivery service that allows 3DS users to pull down videos and game demos, but for som...

Zelda Pacman: Two Great Games in One?

In our last post we showed you Super Mario Crossover 2.0  in which Link makes an appearance in a Mario game. Well now Link is at it again and has made his way into another classic game. Nothing gets much better than playing classic Nintendo games and two great ones combine here in a remake of Pacman with a Zelda Theme. Our friends over at Zelda Universe found this version of one of the most classi...

BurgerTime World Tour Coming To WiiWare

The classic platform puzzler game has its roots all the way back to the Atari and the more popular version of the NES is coming to WiiWare. Is this what Nintendo fans want? More retro games being rehashed? While BurgerTime was a great classic should it just be retired now?   Here is an excerpt from the press release: MonkeyPaw Games Inc. today announced that BurgerTime World Tour will be avai...

“The eShop Has Turned Things Around for Nintendo”

At least that’s what one developer told Destructoid this week: The eShop, I feel, has really turned things around for Nintendo on the digital side because the storefront is heavily feature-driven. Any publisher can still produce whatever it wants, similar to iOS in both regards. However, given the feature-oriented nature, the eShop is quasi-curated without being some lame PR line… What...

Where have all the middle games gone?

Ryan Winterhalter wrote a great piece last week about the decline of middle-class games. “It seems that players are spending more time playing games, but paradoxically spending that extra time with fewer titles,” he says. “Game makers have never in the forty-year history of the medium had such a massive consumer base to sell to, but players have never been so unwilling to try ...

Poll: Which Nintendo are you playing the most right now?

If you’re playing more than one system, just pick the one you’re playing most. Thanks for voting! {democracy:164}

Nintendo addresses lack of money-printing console right now

Said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata this week about continued losses: “The result (of lowing profit expectations) will mainly derive from the decision to mark down the price of the Nintendo 3DS and sell it below cost, sacrificing our profitability for this fiscal year, so that we can get it back on track to its originally-anticipated sales pace so as not to shrink our future business (of the Ni...

What do you miss most about old Nintendo consoles?

I’m talking pre-Wii era. My pick would be two face buttons. What about you. Let’s hear it readers: What do you miss most about retro Nintendo consoles?

Whatever you do this weekend, make this your soundtrack

WARNING: What follows is an off-topic post. Get out while you can, man! Looking for some fresh music to listen to this weekend? Do you enjoy what the kids call “Electronic Dance Music”? If so, skip over to my personal blog and grab a one hour continuous dubstep mix I put together. Before you say, “Eww, dubstep,” know that I weeded through hundreds of what I would agree is m...

Wii U near-field communication more a money grab than gameplay enhancement?

Nintendo this week announced near-field communication support for Wii U (or whatever it ends up being called). While the addition may help developers introduce new gameplay ideas, 1up makes a strong argument that the technology will likely be used to “milk money” out of enthusiast gamers. Iwata only gave one explicit example of how the NFC tech might be used, “micropayments.̶...

At a loss: Nintendo still not out of the woods

Company lost more than three quarters of a billion last year and even announced more expected losses into this year. That’s to be expected from other console makers who lose money on new hardware in the first year, as they hope to recoup losses and turn a profit in the coming years. But for Nintendo, that’s rare. They usually turn a profit in the first year, with exception to their l...

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