Monday, December 12, 2011 4:48PM - By Justin Massoud
“The Legend of Zelda” franchise turned 25 this week – another Nintendo series in recent months to hit the impressive milestone. Mario celebrated his 25th birthday last September, and two months later Nintendo threw him a party at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. (Full disclosure: I covered the event.) Most would agree he deserves such fanfare. But what about Link and Zelda? Will there be a celebration in their honor? We asked Nintendo.
Friday, April 15, 2011 4:31PM - By Rothtana Ouch
With a near official confirmation of a next-generation Nintendo console looming, more evidence is mounting to a new console format war with a price cut to the original Wii system due this Monday on May 15. The price cut will drop the price of the original Wii from $199.99 to $169.99, which is pretty close to what we’ve been hearing about previously. It will also make the way for Nintendo’s next system. The blurry cam comes from an internal source at Target.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:34PM - By Rothtana Ouch
Multiple sources have confirmed the existence of the Wii‘s successor and the next Nintendo cash cow pegged for an announcement to hit this June at E3.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:21PM - By Rothtana Ouch
The initial sales of the Nintendo 3DS looked really strong, the new handheld sold over 750k in the United States just in five days. Now, it appears that the 3DS isn’t the success that we all thought it would be, and the Wii might also need to cut prices to maintain competitiveness in the console market. Are Nintendo’s days of console and handheld dominance over?
Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:03PM - By Joseph Oliveto
The Nintendo 3DS has had fans of portable gaming excited for some time now. While it’s been out in Japan since February, European and North American customers have had to wait another month to get an opportunity to try out the new system. With tomorrow, March 25 marking the European release date, we thought we’d compile a few of the best reviews to let you know whether or not the system lives up to expectations.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:32PM - By Rothtana Ouch
Hackers might not be in “love” with the Nintendo 3DS, but newly released North American advertisements for the 3DS feature massive levels of gadget happiness. The ads have popped up on Youtube showing off a collective grinning and gawking at the device. No new information is being imparted by these ads, but the wild and animal like snarling of the actors make for a good laugh.
Monday, March 7, 2011 2:30PM - By Justin Massoud
Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld was released in Japan on February 26th, and it was hacked quickly. Apparently, some people would rather play old DS games and tool around with myriad homebrew applications than play legit new titles in 3D sans glasses.
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo isn’t too keen on such unauthorized use of its DS successor. The company’s own Terms of Agreement warns against tampering with the system and playing pirated games. A retailer put out a warning to gamers: modify the machine, and it will be bricked via firmware.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 5:43PM - By Justin Massoud
Video game AI has improved dramatically in recent years thanks to the skilled brains and tireless fingers of video game developers. The closer computer-controlled opponents perform when compared to their flesh and blood counterparts, the better. “Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition” for the Nintendo 3DS features a helpful option for new players and veterans alike – touch-screen hot keys which unleash a special move or super combo.
A warning for long-time players: the following video might trigger repressed memories of fighting an artificially-controlled Guile who would, miraculously, perform his patented “flash kick” without telegraphing it via the normally required two seconds of crouching.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:45AM - By Justin Massoud
Just in case spending $60 on each new game (and then an extra $10-$30 so you own every piece of downloadable content available) wasn’t hard enough on your checkbook, there’s eBay – that wonderful online auction house where you can offer strangers even more cash for their old, but valuable titles. It’s the internet’s version of a yard sale, minus the sun and actual social interaction – something gamers can easily relate to.
A new listing for the extremely rare NES title “Stadium Events” will separate the mice from the extremely rich men: the asking price is a staggering $500,000. Why the insane amount? Keep reading for the details.