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Nintendo Fans Are Too Entitled, And It’s Time to Change the Culture

There is an underlying truth amongst those of us who call ourselves gamers that no one really wants to talk about, we are quite the entitled bunch; doubly so when it comes to Nintendo fans. We complain about absolutely everything, and the time is nigh that this comes to an end.

The state of Nintendo, and how the company will fare in 2013

Nintendo didn’t exactly have a banner year in 2012. After what I consider to be a very successful 2011 what with the launch of a new console and the release of a fantastic Zelda title, 2012 just didn’t live up to expectations, even with the launch of a new console in the Wii U. With that said, the Wii U and 3DS seem to be really hitting their stride, and it seems as if this year could ...

Nintendo To Remove Indie Dev Office Restriction?

In the latest of a few big steps towards making the eShop a not just viable, but maybe even preferable, platform for indie games studios Nintendo may be about to drop the somewhat archaic ‘office restriction’. Previously, to receive a Nintendo development kit a studio would need to prove it had an actual office space. In the past this was because any ‘quality’, mildly profe...

What do you think? Will the Wii U change the gaming landscape?

With the Wii U on the horizon, it’s obvious that Nintendo is ready for a change of pace. While the console may not offer the highest specs available, they definitely are on track to change the way we think about games. We can already see that this is true with Microsoft and their Smart Glass initiative. Perhaps this has been in development for awhile, but from the outside looking in it looks...

What does the hiring of Duncan Orrell-Jones mean for Nintendo?

Just to be frank, it’s no secret that Nintendo has been in last place when it comes to online this last generation. Not only has Nintendo stubbornly stuck with what many would consider an antiquated online system with their friend code system, but they seem keen to continue to do so with Wii U. While many parents may consider this a good thing, the Internet can be a terrible place after all,...

Ten things Nintendo should do with Wii U

Nintendo is a company that has seen its fair share of good times and bad times in the recent decade, but things look to be on the up. 3DS is selling well of late, Wii U is on the horizon, and with plenty of games to look forward to on the 3DS and even Wii (ok, so maybe just few for Wii), this year is looking very strong for Nintendo fans. With confirmations from Sony and Microsoft that there would...

What to expect from Nintendo this year

2011 was one heck of a roller coaster ride for Nintendo fans, wouldn’t you say? After coming off what I still consider to be one of the top five games to be released on Wii in Donkey Kong Country Returns at then end of 2010, Wii owners were left with little to nothing new to play until the release of Skyward Sword. Sure there were titles to fill the void such as Conduit 2, de Blob 2, and Kirbyâ€...

Breaking: Miyamoto steps down from his position at Nintendo, will focus on smaller games

Miyamoto. The man needs no introduction. He has been a mainstay in the industry almost since it’s inception, and today it has been revealed that he is stepping down from his position as Senior Managing Director and General Manager of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development Division. In an interview with Wired’s Chris Kohler, Miyamoto stated will be passing the torch to younger ...

The tale of Satoru Iwata and third party titles

Satoru Iwata is the fourth president of Nintendo, and has seen the company through it’s highest highs, and now it’s lowest lows. For Nintendo to get back on top, it is going to take something special from Iwata, and in this months semi-annual financial results briefing he discusses just how the company plans to do so. One of the key items on Iwata’s agenda is to gain support from third parti...

Iwata and Nintendo think 3DS is on the right track for success, set gameplan for 2012 and beyond

Nintendo has heard your (and mine) cries and pleas for new game content on 3DS, that is if you believe what Mr. Iwata has said to investors in the company’s quarterly financial results briefing. Iwata even goes as far as to say that preparations are being made with third-party publishers to ensure that a ‘continuous stream of Nintendo 3DS games will be released next year.’

The Nintendo games of tomorrow

It’s fair to say that the view we are currently afforded of Nintendo’s future products is rather lopsided. We know quite a bit about new hardware. The 3DS is already in our hands and the Wii U was unveiled months ago. We have been made aware of the consoles’ technical capabilities, know a good deal about their potential as well as their limits, and, as a result of this knowledge, we can spec...

Is Nintendo following in the footsteps of Sega and Atari? Not likely.

Look, I won’t sugar coat it for you, Nintendo is certainly in a funk at the moment with the slow sales of the 3DS and the absence of games for Wii. Should we all jump ship and swear off Nintendo because of these missteps? Not necessarily.  Rumors of Nintendo having problems during the development of Wii U have been swirling around the Internet, stating that the Wii U is supposedly in “dev...