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Pause Menu: The New 3DS and Nintendo’s strange sense of timing

The recent  reveal of the New 3DS was an odd one indeed. In fact, cast your minds back to when the Circle Pad Pro was first shown and Nintendo insisted that there would not be a revision of the 3DS that would include a second circle pad, as they claimed it would fracture the market. Fast forward a few years and a hardware revision is announced that pretty much looks a 3DS with a Circle Pad Pro bui...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – Bionic Commando Report Card

It’s time for another NES Quest report card! As with the DuckTales post before it, this report card (for Bionic Commando) is not a review: it’s a way for me to report to you the details of my progress in Bionic Commando. So how did I do? Read on to find out! Overview Areas Completed: 01 13 (Neutral) 04 15 (Neutral) 05 16 (Neutral) Lifelines Used: 1 – The Internet. Why? To figure ...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – Updates + New Vote

Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game Release Date (North America): Dec. 1990 Developer: Konami Genre: Beat ’em up As you can see, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game is up next on NES Quest. I’ve already acquired an original NES cartridge of the game, so I will start playing it this weekend. But what about my progress on Bionic Commando? I’m about t...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – DuckTales report card

Waiting for a space duck to get through those spikes is like waiting for King Zora to move aside in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As I move on to Bionic Commando, I move away from DuckTales. It’s time for my first report card! Being the first, I’m not sure exactly how to describe it…it’s not quite a game review. Rather, it’s a review of my progress on the game...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – New Vote

How random selection works on NES Quest. As I promised earlier this week when Bionic Commando was revealed to be the winner of the last vote on NES Quest, here’s a brand spanking new set of four NES games for you to vote on (again, chosen at random): Recommended by Justin Riley, Gargoyle’s Quest II and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Recommended by Eric Abrams, Metroid. Recommended by ...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – And the winner is…

Game: Bionic Commando Release Date (North America): Dec. 1988 Developer: Capcom Genres: Action and Platforming The time for voting has come and gone in the latest competition between Super Mario Bros. 3, Bionic Commando, Maniac Mansion, and Adventure Island. As you can see above, the winner is Bionic Commando, a game I know virtually nothing about. I’m waiting for a copy to come in the mail,...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – DuckTales START

A photo of my TV displaying the title screen (hence the glare…and possibly the warped text). Game: DuckTales Release Date (North America): Sept. 14, 1989 Developer: Capcom Genre: Action Platformer It was a close competition between DuckTales and StarTropics, but DuckTales came out on top, so it has the, uh, honor (I guess) of being the game to kick off NES Quest (if you have no idea what I&#...

Retro Redux: The NES

Any quest to play retro Nintendo games should probably begin with the NES. It’s one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time, and it essentially revived the home console market in the United States single-handedly after the disastrous video game crash of 1983. Since I am trying to recreate (for myself and anyone who cares to read this) the era of the NES, I should probably know a little...

Retro Redux: PRESS START

Surely it’s common knowledge among Nintendo fans that, in the U.S., Nintendo revived the home console industry after the video game crash of 1983. This was possible thanks to one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time: the NES. I’ve just finished reading the book Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. It doesn’t go into much detail regarding the NES, but just reading about a sma...

Alternate Timeline: the Nintendo and Sony partnership

What if Nintendo and Sony had a successful partnership instead of the tale of broken agreements and the creation of Nintendo’s most successful competitor that most of us are aware of? For those who are not let’s take a journey back to 1988. A Sony engineer named Ken Kutaragi wanted to strengthen the partnership with Nintendo after Sony agreed to create a custom sound chip for the SNES ...

The calm before the storm: Infendo’s E3 2014 predictions

E3 2014 is upon us, which is a blessing (and a curse for the stress and writing workload) for many game journalists and bloggers like us at Infendo. In a span of a few short days, Nintendo will be unveiling new games for the Wii U and 3DS and possibly some other surprises along the way. The excitement and anticipation alone has made myself included continue to dub E3 “Gamer Christmas.” We have alr...

Remix Showcase: Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Medley

In 1998 Nintendo released the decade defining Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which has one of the most recognizable soundtracks in video game history. In 2000 Nintedo released its successor Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, utilizing the 4 MB RAM Expansion Pak the game has a smoother framerate as well as more detailed textures and lighting, but the music is where things get more interesting ...

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