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E3 gentlemen’s bet

Who wants to make a gentlemen’s bet? No money, in other words, just pride. The bet: Nintendo 3DS steals E3 this June and garners more hype than Natal and Move, combined.

With nonchalant 3DS reveal, Nintendo gets strange

Alright. The utterly strange Nintendo 3DS reveal has cooled a bit these past few days, but in that sentence lies the rub: Strange.

The Final Word: Why the N64 wasn’t a huge success (and how the next Wii can be)

Looking back on Nintendo systems, it’s easy to see why the NES, GameBoy, DS, and Wii were such successes. The NES had Super Mario Bros. GameBoy had Tetris. DS had Nintendodogs. Wii had Wii Sports. In other words, they all had must-have launch games. But to get theses games, you had to buy the hardware. Conversely, it’s easy to see why the GameCube never really took off, despite its pot...

Miyamoto critical of Nintendo, circa 2009

Nintendo’s 2008? Great fun. Nintendo’s 2009? Not fun enough, says Shigeru Miyamoto. Now, I think he’s just being modest and typical Miyamoto, but if I must: I’ll admit that if I take don’t consider Muramasa, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports resort/MotionPlus/Tiger Woods 10, and the half dozen WiiWare titles I bought last year, I’m inclined to agree with the...

Nintendo confirms next-gen 3DS

Well Hello, 3D. Says Nintendo, anyway, with the official confirmation of the Nintendo 3DS. The potentially ambitious (and risky) next-gen portable is DS-like in that it will have two (larger) screens and backwards compatibility, but the similarities end there. Perhaps the biggest new feature is 3D functionality that does not require special glasses. No word on how that’s accomplished, but in...

Just being modest?

Shigeru Miyamoto Has Never Called Video Games Art Hey! Me neither, but maybe he was just being modest in this case. Super Mario Bros., et al, are certainly masterpieces of some kind.

If Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo were in the book publishing industry…

If an alternate reality… Reporter: Reggie, your books sell really well, but your competition, whom you are destroying month after month in the sales charts, are using glossy paper. Reggie: Why yes, that entire statement is quite correct. Reporter: But! There are some in the publishing industry who demand you use glossy paper, because it is shiny, and therefore superior. Reggie: I understand ...

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimes is a class act

There are many reason why Reggie is so well-regarded in the gaming community, and that includes both gamer and developer types. His knack for a kick ass quote. His presentation style. His gravitas. This recent interview, over at Forbes, is yet another reason.

Mega Man 10, Bass and other DLC Annoucned

If you have ever played Mega Man 7 on the Super Nintendo. You should be familiar with the sinister copy of Mega Man know as Bass. He is of course designed by Dr. Wily, and was constructed based on research on Mega Man. Bass has strong desire to defeat Mega Man and be known as the strongest robot in the world often makes him rebel against Dr. Wily’s own orders. Though he wants to defeat Mega ...

Press release: Nintendo reveals hardware, software lineup for first half of 2010

REDMOND, Wash.– Nintendo of America issued a surge of new information today about what consumers can expect from the company in the coming months. Let’s get right to it:

Tweets from Nintendo’s 2010 Media Summit!

In 2008, Infendo brought me on board to cover Nintendo’s 2010 media summit in San Francisco – this year, a newer, younger, bolder Sean is covering the event!  Introducing my old buddy Sean Hollister, former editor of Gamecyte and all around great guy.  “Other Sean” will be digging up the facts for us at this year’s media event, and we’ll be delivering quotes...

Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M to arrive “mid-year”

Word out of Nintendo’s Australian Media Summit this morning is that both Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M will arrive much sooner that expected. How much sooner? Nintendo is saying “mid year,” which in inudstry speak could mean anything from June all the way to end of August, or even September. Still, this is much, much earlier than I think anyone who’s anyone expe...