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Last minute GDC 2009 Nintendo Keynote announcment predictions

Another year runs full circle to arrive at the much anticipated Game Developer Conference 2009. This year Nintendo’s head honcho, Satoru Iwata, will be presenting a keynote March 25th from 9am -10am PST entitled “Discovering New Development Opportunities” which is intended to once again analyze the global success of the Wii and DS markets, how the company plans to bring creative ...

Iwata to deliver ‘Discovering New Development Opportunities’ GDC 2009 keynote

But what the heck does that even mean, man?! No real hints are present in this news about Nintendo head Satoru Iwata other than the title of his upcoming GDC keynote. Called “Discovering New Development Opportunities” the keynote promises to deliver, well, I haven’t a clue. Given the Nintendo track record over the past three years the big announcement could be anything from a fla...

Nintendo DSi coming to U.S. summer 2009

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata stated in an article with Reuters that the company’s newest DS model will be coming stateside no later than summer 2009. “Specific plans will be unveiled by our local subsidiaries, but an autumn or year-end launch would probably be too late,” NOA president, Reggie Fils-Aime originally told press that the DSi wouldn’t be in the hands of gamers un...

Iwata confirms Wii 2 is in Developement!

Is it too soon to be thinking about a successor to the Nintendo Wii, apparently not since Iwata is freely talking about the next generation of Nintendo Hardware. Nintendo, as you might expect, is approaching things a bit differently. President Satoru Iwata freely admits the company is already working on the Wii’s successor. However, he adds that he doesn’t view the hardware as particul...

Guess what? Wii console shortages are coming back for the holiday!

I’m going to assume everyone reading Infendo probably has a Wii that wants one by now, but think of the children when reading this post, because they’re probably going to be babbling, crying messes come December. That’s right, the Wii shortages are going to return in force for the holiday season. Get your eBay accounts ready to roll! “…the expansion of the market for ...

Iwata shines again, says core gamers are “critically important”

There was plenty to play and hear about from Nintendo at E3 this year, but nevertheless president Satoru Iwata wanted to reassure everyone who’s still shell shocked that everything’s going to be irie. “We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about Super Mario or Legend of Zelda,” Nintendo presiden...

The Fantasy E3 Nintendo press conference that could have been…

So apparently some people thought the Nintendo E3 press conference blew chunks. There were games worthy of being played by core gamers coming out for Nintendo systems this year, that’s undeniable, but for some reason Nintendo chose not to feature a majority of them during its time on center stage. In that vein, Wired took a crack, It’s A Wonderful Life-style, at creating the E3 Nintend...

Iwata Asks: Link’s Crossbow Training

Iwata returns once again for another throw down with lead developers of Nintendo’s current major games. Today that game is Link’s Crossbow Training which has just been released in Japan (May 1st). Though the title doesn’t hold much meat, it’s not such a bad little arcade-like shooter. In this session Miyamoto reveals several unknown topics including his love for FPS games, the need...

Iwata Asks: Mario Kart Wii

Iwata is back! This time interviewing Kenichiro Ashida (lead of Wii Wheel project), Hideki Konno (producer), and master, Shigeru Miyamoto (General Producer) for their most recent game, Mario Kart Wii. They jabber on about everything under the sun concerning the MKWii development process including Wii Wheel prototypes, online ranking, understanding Nintendo’s “bridge” titles, why ...

Iwata Asks: Brawl Development

Dojo’s double update today included the launch of a behind the scenes interview with Super Smash Brothers director, Masahiro Sakurai. This multi-volume interview explores the development cycle starting with day one (May 2005) to the completion of the game. It’s a great read that lets us have a peek at how Nintendo commands it’s sub companies like Sora (Brawl dev). Here’s a ...

Satoru Iwata is Next Generation’s 2007 Person of the Year

This past year was arguably a year of high’s and more high’s for Nintendo. Any of the firm’s blemishes were easily washed away by its monthly successes, and the core gamer — the everyman and woman who once again controls the fate of the video game industry — would tell you that Nintendo met their expectations and then some (with the exception, of course, that supply c...

No Wii Sports sequel yet, “too predictable” Iwata says

I don’t know if any of you guys and gals have been following this, but about six months ago Satoru Iwata and Shigesato Itoi, Iwata’s “old friend” from Hobonichi, sat down over take-out for an eleven-part discussion on Nintendo, video games, and everything in between. Today’s segment, “Don’t do the easy,” is something I should have read before posting...

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