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DSi LL Japan Launch Coverage

The newest iteration of Nintendo’s dual-screen juggernaut launched in Japan over the weekend, and Infendo was at Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera early to chat up the crowd that had lined up to be among the first to get the DSi LL. The vibe of the crowd was generally energetic and the line of buyers kept growing well after we had entered the store. As you can see in the video, there were a...

Do you take this DS, in low-battery and in health…

Last week we reported on Konami’s “Love Plus:” the reputedly addictive new DS dating-sim from Japan. While a hit dating-sim is nothing new to the creators of the notorious “Tokimeki Memorial” series, fandom reached a new level recently when an Japanese man known only as SAL9000 married in-game character Nene Anegasaki during a trip to Guam.While the legal background o...

Infendo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2008 Edition

Looking for that right gift for that Nintendo fan big or small? Not sure what to get your grandma who is interested in the Nintendo Wii? Got a little nephew who is into anime and role playing games but you’re not sure what would be the best gift for him? Well come on in and check out what I have personally dug up (with suggestions from the fellow Infendo crew and my personal friends) to help...

Mother 3 Translation Patch to go Live soon

Mother 3 was initially released on 2006 on April 20th, furthermore, it was intended to be a Japan only title. Most fans of the series were completely crushed when they discovered this. As the only Mother game to make it out of Japan was Mother 2, which is known as Earthbound. Albeit, a band of dedicated fans with the hopes of one day playing Mother 3 in English decided to get together and make a f...

The Wii Virtual Console import tax

I’ve seen a few people post about this at blogs like 4cr and Aeropause, so I thought it would be worth a post here to see what you guy and gals think. The query is about first party imports on the VC and their “modest” price increase. Or, their import aficionado player’s tax, as I like to call it. The two import games are 600 points for the Famicom title Super Mario Bros 2 ...