Chelsea

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25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Gaming’s Gold Standard

On February 21, 1986 — 25 years ago today — Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then, the Zelda series has gone to become as iconic, recognized and truly legendary as its trademark golden cartridges. From Hyrule to Termina and beyond, we’ve gone on some truly ground-breaking adventures with Link as each Zelda installment intricately ...

Mounted plasma on the wall, who’s the biggest fan of all?

Over the years, Nintendo fans (especially children of the 80s who were growing up right as the NES was released) have amassed quite the impressive collection of systems, games, controllers, and other peripherals. Some would call this business I’ve got going on here a veritable shrine to gaming greatness. When I got to thinking about it, I realized that I’ve never met another female wit...

Nintendo news round-up: Chibiterasu still insufferably adorable and other tidbits

– Okamiden’s US release date of March 15th will be here before you know it. Check out three new trailers (one, two, three), and a couple of tempting pre-order bonuses: the Brush Touch Pen and Okamiden Art Screen Cleaner from Gamestop, and an ungodly cute-beyond-words Chibi Keychain Plush from Capcom. (Press Release) – A new winner of the Nacho Mama Tees t-shirt in our t-shirt giv...

Nintendo news round-up: Netflix disc rendered useless, new Club Nintendo rewards and more

– The Wii Netflix instant streaming disc’s functionality is being given a traditional burial and will be shot into the sun on February 16th. If you’re still using the disc instead of the downloadable Netflix channel, you might want to use this time to free up some space and pay your last respects to your dearly departed physical media. ( GoNintendo ) – Wired ran an interest...

News round-up: Donkey Kong Country Returns nets Nintendo lots of bananas

In case you missed it — some interesting stories from Nintendo that made the headlines this week. Also, whatever you do, don’t look directly at the Kirbémons over there. Their Cuteness Overload is super effective! – Donkey Kong Country Returns sold over 4.21 million copies, joining the ranks of the top 9 best-selling Wii games of all time (a list that Super Mario All-Stars Limit...

Zelda Skyward Sword in final development stages, will be released after OOT 3DS

Precious few details have been released regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and we still don’t have a release date more specific than “some time in 2011”. However, we did get this tiny tidbit. IGN reports: According to CEO Satoru Iwata, who briefly mentioned the game at an investors briefing today, development is in the final stages. However, the game’s release wi...

Nintendo news round-up: 3DS app details, Metroid cameos and more

– The upcoming game Dead or Alive Dimensions pays homage to Metroid: Other M with a Ridley boss fight stage and a cameo by everyone’s favorite bounty hunter (video in link). I wonder if Samus will be authorized to enter the fray herself. Or keep her clothes on. It’s a DoA game, after all. ( Joystiq ) – New details emerge regarding the 3DS’s built-in utility apps, such...

5 reasons Nintendo is not doomed

There’s been a lot of apocalyptic-sounding Nintendo doomsaying as of late around the net since the details of the 3DS launch were unleashed upon the world, resulting in angry fans venting online, plagues of locusts, gnashing of teeth, the opening of the seventh seal — the whole nine yards. The latest herald of Nintendo’s apparent self-inflicted Armageddon is MSNBC, which today de...

Nintendo news round-up: 3DS with a vengeance

– Wired worked themselves into quite the frenzy with their opinion piece yesterday that harshly criticized the apparent lack of eShop and browser availability on day 1. Now, conflicting reports indicate that depending on the region, these features may be available at launch after all. I just don’t know what to believe anymore. You’re tearing me apart…! ( Examiner ) – ...

Press Release: Nintendo 3DS Brings a Dimensional Shift to the World of Entertainment on March 27

Check out the full scoop about the 3DS in Nintendo’s press release. It’s got the answers to your burning questions, such as: – Can you download DSiWare games on 3DS? How about transfer of previous DSiWare purchases? -What accessories will be included in the system? – What colors will be available at launch? – What do the StreetPass and SpotPass features entail? –...

Nintendo news round-up

Yippee-kai-yay, Mario lovers. – Following the news that Wii Fit helped a UK mom of two overcome her Parkinson’s symptoms, Wii Fit makes news again as playing it helped another British mom of two recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s. ( DailyMail ) – Iwata asks, laughs, and reveals more juicy details about the 3DS, such as its 3D camera capabilities, StreetPass, SD card stor...

Juicy tidbits from Iwata Asks: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has posted the transcription of another session of “Iwata Asks”, the ongoing roundtable discussions featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi, and Satoru Iwata. You can read through the whole interview here, but we’ve also collected a few juicy excerpts from the discussion here for your ravenous consumption.

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