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An exploration of Zelda theory

Ah, Infendo, let’s embrace it — we loves us some Zelda. And we’re far from alone in our affinity for sword-slashing and Hyrulian dungeon-crawling. The Legend of Zelda has been one of the most revered video game franchises of all time, selling nearly 50 million units of software and spanning more than 20-years-worth of games. And if the recent release of Phantom Hourglass for the ...

Wii a fad? Not so fast, says Fils-Aime

I promise you I am not Reggie Fils-Aime blogging as a Nintendo fanman, nor am I channeling the great Reggie when I write posts like this one today. Put simply, over the weekend Reggie attacked the Nintendo attackers who say the Wii is a fad the proceeded to praise Halo and BioShock as tour de forces in the industry. He also said LittleBigPlanet is being released on the wrong system (too true, Regg...

Team Ninja’s Itagaki on choosing DS over PSP

Sure, he wears sunglasses at night, but Team Ninja’s executive producer Tomonobu Itagaki’s got game, man. He’s also highly opinionated and confident and dresses like a Japanese Michael Jackson, which can put some people off, but any man that can turn the DS on its ear (literally) and deliver a touch-based Ninja Gaiden game is worth listening to for a spell or two. This interview ...

Belgian mag gives Super Mario Galaxy a 9.2 — and it wasn’t me

Before you start yappin’, I was not in Belgium this weekend. I wasn’t even on the Internet and I certainly haven’t started blogging or writing for any Belgian video game sites. That said, what the magazine Gunk did recently is so positively me that I had to stop, admire it, and then fire off a pithy post to spread the word. What Gunk did, basically, was fake a review of Super Mar...

The greatest Mario game you’ve ever hated

His red cap expresses more than words are able. The fact that “his” name is not necessary information, and that a mere description of his headwear floods the mind with fond memories – punctuated, of course, by a gleeful “Woo hoo!” – is proof enough. Mario defines gaming. Nary a single one of his adventures has been ill-received by critics over the years. His entertaining romps throug...

Washing the hardcore away

If this were December, and not the still rather toasty month of September, I’d say you should curl up with a nice cup of cocoa and enjoy this latest epic novella from Infendo resident savant Malstrom by a crackling fire of burning Lair discs and instruction manuals. But it’s not. But read it anyway. Every last word. It’s an epic piece on hardcore gamers (and much, much more), and...

Wii is fastest selling U.K. console ever

The momentum slows increases exponentially… The Nintendo Wii has become the UK’s fastest-selling home console in history, with 1 million units sold in 38 weeks. It was 50 weeks before PlayStation 2 hit the 1 million mark, while Xbox 360 took 60 weeks to reach the same target. According to Chart Track, the Wii now has a 68 per cent share of the UK home console market. The Nintendo DS al...

Infendo Radio #71 is on time this week!

Hey everyone, Scott and I are happy to bring you this week’s showing that discusses mucho topics, including Wii surpassing 360 sales, EA on Wii, New Game Get!, News from the frontlines, This week in gaming history, graphics predictions, and a discussion on why Infendo hearts Nintendo. Radio Feed iTunes Feed MP3 Hope you enjoy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (49.1MB)Subscribe: Google ...

Surviving the Wii game drought

Those familiar with Nintendo are also familiar with the double-edged sword of the Nintendo Seal of Approval. Sure, Nintendo’s first-party publications are usually incredible in quality, but that quality comes at a price: time. Nintendo’s big games are usually spaced incredibly far apart with little to keep us occupied in the interim. I know I’ve personally been dealing with Ninte...

GamePro’s Jack Tretton ‘interview’ is a lollipop

Before you head over the GamePro interview between Vicious Sid and Sony Computer Entertainment of America President Jack Tretton, you have to close you eyes and do a little imagining for me. First, picture Jack Tretton shirtless and lying down on a massage table. Yeah, I know, it’s frickin’ weird, but bear with me on this one, please. Next. imagine Vicious Sid standing over him, massag...

Drowning In The Blue Ocean

From time to time, the Infendo mail slot will flop open and a reader submitted article will drift into our offices. Today we share with you an essay entitled “Drowning In The Blue Ocean” by Sean Malstrom. I wish someone would offer a prize, of piles of money, ribbons, and a piece of chocolate cake for a good, simple definition of the word: “Generation”. What an immense service it woul...

So you say Metroid Prime 3 isn’t online…

Metroid: One of the most innovative single player experiences ever created for a system. It spawned countless side scrolling adventures in its wake and features one of the most jaw dropping “WTF?” moments in gaming history. As with all timeless series however, it found itself in need of a remake, and today it exists as a FPS (and with good measure — Metroid Prime is the third bes...