anniversary

The Game Boy turns 25 today

Has it really been that long? That’s the thought which probably ponders through many gamer’s heads as Nintendo’s Game Boy reaches 25 years of age. Launched in Japan on this date, the Game Boy ushered in a new era of portable gaming and many imitators to knock away its firm grip on the handheld market share. Selling well under 119 million units worldwide before being discontinued ...

Metroid Prime 10th Anniversary Retrospective

November 17, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Gamecube. It is in this editorial that we’ll look back at the game’s development history and legacy. Every console generation, there comes a game that is remembered for its expansive and addictive gameplay, critical praise, or place in the lexicon of gaming lore. These types of games are the mov...

Kickstarter-funded Punch Out!! encyclopedia is a thing of beauty

Internet darling and crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, is known for supplying endless opportunities for prospective entrepreneurs to get creative projects onto the market with the helping hand of interested backers. Projects on the site range from indie films, food-related products, journalism endeavors, and vast amounts of iPhone case designs that may or may not be worth the initial $5 pledge. ...

Kirby’s Just for Kids – A Common Misconception

Being Kirby’s 20th anniversary and all (an occasion Nintendo thankfully intends to recognize with a Wii disc comprising many of Kirby’s exploits), I think the little guy deserves some due credit beyond his upcoming anniversary collection for being a singularly amazing video game character who has starred in some of the darkest games the big N’s ever crafted. That’s right, K...

Greatest Zelda painting of all time?

Greatest Zelda painting of all time. Context: 25 Years of Zelda. Oh, and it gets bigger.

Now in kindergarten: Happy birthday Infendo!

Five years ago to the day, I started Infendo. What simply began as a crude attempt for a few like-minded adults to geek out on (and criticize) Nintendo, it has since become something much bigger—one of the 100,000 largest sites on the internet, a trailblazer of fan blogs, and a smart and fun place to follow the world’s most innovative video game company. Since its launch, Infendo has been ...