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Video: The Animated History of Nintendos Consoles and Handhelds

Animators Anthony Veloso and Quentin Dron have created a clever video that highlights the history of Nintendo’s home consoles and handhelds. Not be confused with Brawl in the Family’s History of Nintendo tribute, the video starts off with the company’s popular Game & Watch handhelds from the early 1980s and ends with the recent release of the Wii U. Near the end, we are treat...

Besides Game Over and Super Mario, what other Nintendo books are there?

Infendo reader Jason emailed the following question last week: I just finished reading Super Mario by Jeff Ryan and I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed David Sheffs’ Game Over. A few years ago ( I’m currently 37) I realized that I more of a fan of Nintendo than I am of video games. With that said, are there any other non-fiction books about the big N that you could recommend? As for...

Triforce talks Zelda timeline

It has been confirmed previously that a Zelda timeline does in fact exist. Problem is, we probably won’t ever see it for ourselves according to friend of Infendo Triforce Johnson. According to Johnson, Nintendo feels that if the master timeline was revealed, it would take away from the mystique  of franchise. Here is another take from Dan Owsen of NoA: Dan Owsen: You know, at one point we ...

What’s your Nintendo launch history?

To my surprise, I realized the 3DS will become only the second Nintendo platform I’ve bought at launch–the first being N64. Ordinarily, I wait until there’s a larger game library. But, just as N64’s virtual Mario universe had me counting down the days until it hit store shelves, there’s something about the AR games/3D camera/Mii integration of 3DS that greatly appeals...

Was touch the secret to DS success?

Since launching nearly six years ago, the Nintendo DS has enjoyed otherworldly success. It has sold faster than any video game system before it. Including both DS Lite and DSi variations, Nintendo has shipped more than 130 million units worldwide, putting the DS on pace to become the best selling system ever—a mere 10 million away from current heavy weight champion, the PlayStation 2. And it sti...