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Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 8 Project Dolphin

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Nintendo found themselves in an interesting position after the turn of the millennium. Never before had they failed to be market leader in the console space, but the race between the Nintendo 64 and the Sony Playstation was...

Nintentunes is back! Let’s start with the Rare classic Battletoads

Back in the day, I had an Infendo series of sorts dubbed Nintentunes, where games were featured that had excellent music. Well let’s oil up the gears on the old Infendo company blog generator and see what pops out. This weeks featured game is Battletoads for NES, the Rare classic…well maybe classic is too strong a term. I mean it controlled well enough, it was just so brutal! Honestly,...

Microsoft Thought They Owned Donkey Kong?

I know that Microsoft is a very large company, and I am sure that things get lost in the shuffle all the time, but could they really have thought they owned the rights to Donkey Kong?  According to Chris Seavor, formerly of Rare, they did. On twitter, Seavor was asked about whether the Xbox One would receive a version of Knack.  He went into a story about Microsoft’s acquirement of Rare. ...

Rumor: Nintendo seeking to reacquire Rare from Microsoft

Remember when Rare Ltd. was bought by Microsoft back in 2002?  Yeah, as a youngster, it hurt me to see franchises like Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Conker, and Banjo-Kazooie now belong to the hands of Microsoft instead of Nintendo. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend…an old friend that took quite a long time to put out material for one’s console. In hindsight, it was probably...

Nintentunes, the best part of any 3-day weekend

It’s the weekend which can only mean one thing…it’s time for Nintentunes! This feature is for anyone who could instantly recognize the world 1-1 theme of Super Mario Bros. but who may be unable to do the same with the latest and greatest from Lady Gaga. Enjoy the classic tunes! NES-Wizards & Warriors Wizards & Warriors was developed by Rare back when they were still best friends ...