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A chat with developers Aya Kyogoku (Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival), and Risa Tabata (Chibi Robo: Zip Lash) about how they got their start in video games and what it’s like working at Nintendo.

Gifts For Mini-Gamers

While there are a few lists out there with gaming recommendations for kids, it can be a little trickier discovering which games to buy a young girl. Games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tales from Borderlands and Star…
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Smash Bros.-Themed Nintendo Direct Coming Next Week

Nintendo Direct is coming back next week! On December 15 at 2 p.m. PST, join director of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Masahiro Sakurai to hear him discuss new updates to the popular fighting games. More…

Minecraft Officially Announced for Wii U

It’s official—Minecraft is coming to Wii U on December 17. It will cost $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop. Kristoffer Jelbring of Mojang has Tweeted that a physical edition of the game is coming later. So far, the Wii U edition…
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The Game Awards and the Winners Are…

The Game Awards took place last night in Los Angeles with a packed crowd and almost every “who’s who” in the game industry you could think of was there. The show was streamed live on Twitch, and that stream…

Nintendo President Explains the Company’s New Direction

In an exclusive interview with Time magazine, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima discussed pretty much every initiative that the company is known to be working on, plus his own future with the company. It’s a fascinating read, but if you don’t…

Ahsoka Tano Isn’t Getting a Light FX Figure in Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity‘s newest Star Wars figures have light-up light sabers, which is sort of cool, except that you’ll have to put some effort into finding them. Each “Light FX” Disney Infinity 3.0 figure is going to be available in…

Disney XD to Air Mario Kart 8 Tournament This Week

A Mario Kart 8 tournament will be aired on Disney XD later this week. Yes, it seems that Disney has figured out how popular YouTube gamers are with kids, and now they’re bringing some of those Internet celebrities to television. The program, called “Clash of…

PlayStation Won the Day on Black Friday

According to marketing researcher InfoScout, PlayStation beat out Xbox and Nintendo in console purchases this Black Friday. This was particularly true among millennials, who make up a large percentage of console purchases overall. On an average day, PlayStation accounts…

Nintendo Selling Replacement Wii U GamePads in Japan

Nintendo has started selling individual replacement Wii U GamePads in Japan. Now, if Japanese gamers break their GamePads, they don’t need to worry about replacing their entire consoles. The Wii U requires the GamePad in order to operate, and visa versa, but up…

A Quick Nintendo Black Friday Guide

If you’re looking to pick up Nintendo consoles or games this Black Friday, you’re in luck. Nintendo is rolling out the sales. ‘Tis the season to frantically compete with other shoppers for the best prices, amirite? Nintendo is going to have different sales at…

EA Wants To Run Every Game on Frostbite

EA executive Blake Jorgensen recently spoke at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco. When asked about “things that keep EA up at night,” Jorgensen responded “what is the next console?” “We believe that deep, immersive gaming is…

iconFinal Fantasy VII’s Cloud Is Coming to Super Smash Bros.

Hold on to your hats! Final Fantasy VII is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check out the trailer above to watch the poofy-haired, giant-sword-wielding Cloud kick some Nintendo-themed butt. Hopefully we’ll get some more FFVII characters soon.…

iconStar Fox Zero Gets Release Date, New Footage

In today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, we got new footage from the upcoming Star Fox Zero. We also learned that Star Fox Zero will be coming out for Wii U on April 22, 2016. The original release date was November 20,…

iconWatch Today’s Nintendo Direct Right Here at 2 p.m. PST [UPDATED]

Here it is, the live stream of today’s long-awaited Nintendo Direct. It starts at 2 p.m. PST. Courtney Holmes Courtney is a writer…

Minecraft (Finally) Coming to Wii U [UPDATED]

In a move that seems completely inevitable, Minecraft is coming to the Nintendo Wii U console. The real question: What took so long? The news will probably be officially announced during the Nintendo Direct today, which starts in about an hour,…

All Nintendo Apps Currently In Development Will Be Free to Play

According to the Wall Street Journal, all of the Nintendo apps in development right now will be free to download, but will probably include in-app purchases. This came from DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu at an investors meeting today. DeNA is working…

Target’s Black Friday Deals Include Consoles and Games

Target’s Black Friday compendium is 36 pages long. 36 pages. Let me tell you about massive work of marketing imagery and written text. Note: though Walmart and Amazon are both starting their sales early, these Target deals are good from…

Nintendo Direct Returns November 12, All Rejoice

At last, it’s finally happening. Nintendo Directs are coming back after a five-month hiatus this Thursday at 2 p.m. PST. Nintendo made the announcement on Twitter this morning. Nintendo confirmed late last month that there would be at least one…

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