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

Entitled Nintendo fans are nothing new - in fact, entitled gamers in general are commonplace. But is it time to change how we look at gaming?

My Games Are Better Than Yours: Eugene’s Top 10 List of Games That Don’t Suck

Coming up with a list of ‘Best’ or ‘Top’ anything can be tricky. Just listen to Episode 400. For one, there isn’t a person on the planet who has played EVERYTHING, including the Infendo crew. While I might think a game such as Illusion of Gaia deserves top praise on any list, the vast majority of people don’t know what it is, or simply haven’t played it. Additionally, a beloved game such as Breath...

Steve Peacock’s Top 25 Favorite Nintendo Games

The idea for this article stemmed from Infendo Radio Episode 400. If you have not listened to that show….why are you here? Go listen! It was fantastic. The group had the idea to do an individual top 25 list, and I was the first one to say that sounded like a great idea. I was not able to be on 400, and was very disappointed by some of the games that got cut. For those of you that know me, you will...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 10 Revolution

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! It was no secret that Nintendo had lost its stranglehold on the home console market long before the launch of the GameCube. The last vestiges of their console dominance was during the mid-90’s when the SNES was king, ...

Majora’s Mask: Misunderstood Masterpiece or Overrated Oddity?

Last week’s Nintendo Direct has the Nintendo Universe buzzing with excitement, much of it stirred up by the announcement of the Majora’s Mask remake coming to the 3DS. While many are bouncing with excitement, others are cringing at the thought of tackling this franchise misfit again. All this brings us to an enormously debated question: Where does Majora’s Mask sit in the Zelda h...

Trade used games in-store to Walmart for store credit starting March 26

Retail giant Walmart is planning to begin an in-store video game trade-in program starting March 26. It’s as simple as taking your old games in for store credit of up to $35. The service is currently available online, for both games and consoles. When the in-store service launches on the 26th, consoles will be excluded. I experimented a bit with the online calculating system. It’s very...

Nintendo Slays Patent Troll

Let us begin with a review: In the original lawsuit, Interaction Laboratories (IA Labs) claimed Nintendo infringed its patents through technology in the Nintendo Wii, Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, the Wii Balance Board, Wii Remote, Wii Wheel, Wii MotionPlus, Wii Nunchuck and Wii Zapper. IA Labs lost that lawsuit in 2012 and, after a failed appeal in trial court, was ordered to pay Nintendo’s legal ...

Wii Mini Available at Select Toys ‘R’ Us Stores

Apparently, you can find Wii Minis in select Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the United States.  If you are interested, call your local store and see if any are in stock. If so, don’t forget your $99 on your way out the door! Source: Go Nintendo

Nintendo Officially Discontinues Wii in Japan

  Nintendo of Japan quietly listed Wii as discontinued in Japan on its official website today. We all knew it was coming. Earlier this year Nintendo shut down several off the system’s major channels and other networking functionality. Then Nintendo told us Wii production would end soon in Japan. Now, here we are. Nintendo will continue to produce Wii’s elsewhere in the world, but ...

Wii U System Update

So with all of the attention that surrounded the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, a system update for the Wii U stealthily downloaded to many consoles on Monday to surprise many gamers.  I should add, it will only update automatically (or stealthily if you prefer) if the user gives the system permission to do so.  After the installation is complete, there are a few new features that are easily visible....

Nintendo Considered Two Other Zelda Titles for HD Remakes

  What if I told you there could have been high-definition versions of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess? How about Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? According to Eiji Aonuma, the series’ caretaker, his team tested these Zelda titles plus Wind Waker when deciding which to make HD. In an interview with Polygon, Aonuma explained the thought process behind choosing Wind Waker in lieu of the...

Infendo Radio Episode 279: Pikmin on Pikmin action!

  On today’s show Scott Pratt, Harrison Milfeld and myself (Lewis Pugh) talk Pikmin, Nintendo’s Q2 fiscal report and finally end with a feature celebrating 100 million Wii’s sold! Also on a side note the browser media player should now be fixed for all. Of course you can enjoy the Enhanced Edition goodness on iTunes and most Podcast Apps, giving you images and chapters. Enjo...