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Nintendo-Addicted '90s Kids Were Sent To Therapy, Vintage News Segment

Huffington Post: Parents in 2012 may feel as though they are the first generation of moms and dads to grapple with kids who are addicted to gaming. But just because teens weren't playing complicate multi-player alternate reality games doesn't mean '90s parents weren't ...
What Do the Latest Japanese Sales Numbers Mean for Sony and Nintendo?

- 4 days ago @ Can Sony and Nintendo mount a comeback, or is dedicated gaming hardware done for in Japan?

Blog: Is Amiibo Nintendo's next costly disaster?

- 8 hours ago @ This blog post outlines threats and weaknesses in Nintendo's "figure platform" Amiibo that may mean that the company can't capitalize on the potential Skylanders' success implies. ...

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20 Nintendo Facts to Blow Your 8-Bit Mind

Mashable: You know it's a bad day when you learn that adult love shacks and porn stars have deep, historical roots in your childhood icons. Or maybe it's just a sign you're getting older. Take Nintendo: On the surface, it's an 8-bit, fun-loving universe packed ...

Nintendo Wants To Bring Smash Bros. To Wherever You Are At SDCC

Nintendo is turning itself into the Uber of video games this week, with a new promotion at San Diego Comic Con. If you want a chance to try out Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, you might be one of the lucky people to summon a Nintendo entourage. Nintendo will send out “Bring Me Smash” notifications through its Twitter account. When that happens, tweet a picture of where you are at San Diego Comic Con ...

The Luigi 'Death Stare' Is Now Nintendo Canon, Apparently

TIME: Remember the Luigi “death stare” meme that surfaced after Mario Kart 8 shipped? The thing where Luigi (green-capped brother of Mario) stares down his victims on the raceway like the Wrath of God in a go-kart? Nintendo tipped its hat to the meme during ...

Nintendo teases special surprises at Comic-Con

Wii U Daily: The San Diego Comic-Com is this week and Nintendo is teasing some special surprises for fans of Super Smash Bros. Additionally, the first ever tournament for the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will be held at Comic-Con, so if you're going ...

Blog: Is Amiibo Nintendo's next costly disaster?

This blog post outlines threats and weaknesses in Nintendo's "figure platform" Amiibo that may mean that the company can't capitalize on the potential Skylanders' success implies. ...

Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan

Nintendo Life: Today, Nintendo UK has announced that it will be running a special half-price promotion at Hyper Japan for the popular life sim Tomodachi Life. The first 500 people to visit the Nintendo Store stand and present their 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS console will be ...

Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris

Financial Times: In the 'console wars' of the early 1990s, I was in the trenches. Joypad in hand, I fought under the banner of Super Mario for Nintendo against the evil Sega and its not-so-super Sonic the Hedgehog. At least, that was how it felt in a British primary ...

Is amiibo Nintendo's Next Costly Disaster?

Gamasutra (blog): amiibo, Nintendo's upcoming toy-line that interacts with Nintendo video games seems like a great way to extend the company's brands to the youth market, but CONSULGAMER sees a number of threats to the product line that could make amiibo another ...


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Nintendo's 'Wii U to Wii U' Transfer Feature Doesn't Go Far Enough

TIME: Making matters worse, Nintendo doesn't offer cloud saves, so you could argue the Wii U is inferior to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (which in some cases allowed you to save straight to the cartridge) as well as most systems that've come ...

UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance

Nintendo Life: Download piracy is a significant problem, and one that Nintendo experienced with a vengeance with the DS — it's still, to this day, legally challenging retailers and manufacturers of R4 devices around the world. To date the Wii U and 3DS haven't ...

PSA: Nintendo eShop undergoing maintenance today

Joystiq: Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS eShop services are intermittently down this evening until 5:00 p.m. Pacific (8:00 p.m. Eastern), the company noted in an update on its network status and maintenance site. Additionally, the Wii Shopping Channel and Nintendo DSi ...

Nintendo to Use Wii U's NFC Capability for Easy Payments, but Only in Japan

GameSpot: Wii U owners in Japan will be able to pay for eShop items by touching money cards to their GamePads starting next week, Nintendo has announced. Cards like Suica, Toica, Pasmo, and others used in different parts of Japan are embedded with chips that ...

Wii U's Latest Update Allows System Transfers, Wii Remote-Enabled Shopping

The latest system update for Nintendo's Wii U is now available, and its primary addition is support for system transfers between Wii U systems. The 5.1.0 U update offers three (documented) changes. The new system transfer feature allows you to move any software and data--including save games, Nintendo Network IDs, and so on--located on your console to a different Wii U system. This process ...

Wii U News: You Can Now Transfer Content From One Console To Another

You can now transfer your Wii U content to another Wii U console, thanks to a recent software update from Nintendo. Both Wii U devices need to be up to date (version 5.1.0), and once the data transfer is finished, the original Wii U will reformat its content automatically. Nintendo Network IDs, saved data, downloaded content and users will be transferrable to a new Wii U system.

Nintendo’s ‘Wii U to Wii U’ Transfer Feature Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Nintendo adds a system-to-system transfer option, but Wii U owners still can't backup save files or move data around conveniently.


Nintendo Embraces The Luigi Death Stare In New Mario Kart 8 Ad

Game Informer: The infamous Luigi death stare has moved beyond meme status and into the world of advertising. A new Japanese advertisement for Mario Kart 8 showcases Mario and pals in a race, focusing in on the racers in slow-motion, finishing out with a shot of ...

PlayStation 4 Sweeps June Game Sales, While Mario Kart 8 Resuscitates the

TIME: You could argue that now we know why Microsoft sent out that bolt-from-the-blue Xbox One sales claim half a day before NPD's June sales figures arrived: it turns out Sony's PlayStation 4 was the top selling console for June 2014, while Nintendo's Wii U ...

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense of dread, especially because we still don’t have a confirmed release date for the new Super Smash Bros. game yet. So what does Nintendo have coming up ...


7/25-27: Play Nintendo Tour making stop in Glendale The Play Nintendo Tour will make a pitstop at Glendale's Arrowhead Town Center, where people can partake in a giant video-game playground to life and give attendees the opportunity to play popular Nintendo 2DS games featuring their favorite characters, ...

7/25-27: Play Nintendo Tour making stop in Glendale

Nintendo is hosting its national Play Nintendo Tour in Glendale at Arrowhead Town Center this weekend.                


Nintendo Stock Value Climbs to Highest Point Since Late February

Nintendo Life: Nintendo's stock value has had a funny year, with a rapid spike and equally sudden decline showing how temperamental the markets can be. Since late January the big N's stock has fluctuated, but the general trend has been upwards. We reported on this in ...

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Nintendo Life: The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known creator of coin-op classics, Nintendo had completely locked out the market, and it wouldn't be ...

Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Games Industry

Nintendo Life: As any self-respecting Nintendo fan will know, Chris and Tim Stamper are the siblings who formed famous UK studio Rare. Once part of the Nintendo family and responsible for such hits as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007 and Banjo Kazooie, Rare is ... </fon>

Toyota Brings Pokécars to Tokyo Toy Show

Nintendo Life: Pokémon vehicles aren't that new of a thing. Odds are likely you've seen images of a Pikachu Beetle zipping about the Internet. However, Toyota has upped the ante at this year's Tokyo Toy Show by throwing out not only a Pikachu car, but one modeled ...

Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd - Nintendo Life

For well over a year now, Nintendo has been stating that it would utilise the NFC capabilities of the Wii U GamePad to support "Suica" cards in Japan. Typically used on public transport — in Japan and around the world in ...

Version Through Its Newsletter - Nintendo Life

Elsewhere, we've seen a buy one get one half price deal at GAME in the UK, and in broader terms Nintendo of Europe introduced a "Welcome Version" — essentially the same as the "move-in" iteration in North America.

New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Revealed - Nintendo Life

Until now Masahiro Sakurai, his team and Nintendo have revealed new challengers for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS through a combination of Nintendo Direct broadcasts and sudden updates on the official website.


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