RIP Satoru Iwata

Truly sad news today, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away.
He had a bile duct growth that he’d been previously treated for, but it seems it was worse than thought.
We’ll miss you Iwata.


The Super Nintendo Came Out 25 Years Ago In North America


The Greatest Of All Time.

The Super Nintendo came out 25 years ago today in North America. The library of classics on this system is untouchable. I got my original SNES for Christmas in 1991, one of the best memories I have. I also got U.N. Squadron that year, which to this day absolutely kicks my ass. Even with cheats lol.

Super Mario World, Final Fantasy 2 and 3, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Actraiser, Super Metroid, A Link To The Past, the Quintet trilogy (even though Terranigma didn’t come out in the US), the DKC games. There are so many awesome games it would take forever to go through them all.

The SNES is a true legend in the industry, and without doubt the greatest console ever made.

And it shares a birthday with the greatest rock drummer of all time, Keith Moon!

Want Sonic Mania on Wii U/NX? Let Sega Know!

Sega announced two Sonic games last night, but the first one they announced, called “Sonic Mania” is apparently not coming to any Nintendo console. It doesn’t make much sense does it? The new 3D Sonic game will be coming to NX but, it seems the 2D game that’s in the style on the old Genesis game is not planned. That game is scheduled for “Spring 2017” which, is of course, the same time that NX is being released (this was just confirmed again in Nintendo’s earnings release).

Why wouldn’t they bring the retro styled game to Wii U or NX? They’re bringing the new higher budget game to it, so what’s up?

Let Sega know that Sonic fans want the game on Nintendo platforms, but DO NOT just spam reply every tweet they put out even if it has nothing to do with Sonic (See: Mother 3 fans.) I saw someone say they were using #SonicManiaForNX as a hashtag, so use that, let’s try to make it trend and get Sega’s attention while there’s still a chance to get it on at least NX.

But again, remember not to spam them with it.
That doesn’t work, and it’s just annoying.

“Project Sonic 2017” Announced, Coming To NX

Sega announced a second new Sonic game, and unlike Sonic Mania (the first game) this one is coming to NX along with the other consoles and PC. It’s scheduled for release holiday 2017.

Watch the trailer below.

Though being a 3D Sonic game there’s no guarantee it will be good.

(sorry Sonic fans, you know it’s true.)

Nintendo Announces “NES Classic Edition” Mini NES, Releasing 11/11, Comes With 30 Games

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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– If you see a Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves this holiday shopping season, you haven’t entered a time machine. (Unless everyone around you is wearing acid-washed jeans and neon leg warmers. If that’s the case, you may have unknowingly walked through a rift in the space-time continuum.) The most likely scenario is you are setting eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, launching in stores on Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. That’s right: The NES is back! But this isn’t the same NES that you fondly remember. This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console comes complete with 30 NES games built in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure.

This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

The system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, which is patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. But you really just want to know the full list of 30 games, right? Feast your eyes on the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system:

Balloon Fight™



Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™

Donkey Kong™

Donkey Kong Jr. ™


Dr. Mario™






Ice Climber™

Kid Icarus™

Kirby’s Adventure™

Mario Bros. ™





Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream



Super Mario Bros.™

Super Mario Bros. ™ 2

Super Mario Bros. ™ 3


The Legend of Zelda™

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

There’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones. You can even enjoy playing several of these games with two players by attaching a second NES Classic Controller, which will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also be used (each sold separately).

When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system. Playing these retro games using a retro controller makes the experience that much more authentic. And if you ever need to step away from the NES Classic Edition in the middle of a tough level (or take a break to call one of Nintendo’s helpful Game Counselors*), don’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress. Each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

What’s old is new again with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. Relive past glories. Finish off that boss you never beat. Save the galaxy and rescue the princess!

*Please only call if you have indeed entered a time machine. The Game Counselor program no longer exists in 2016.

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© BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.


© KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

© Konami Digital Entertainment

© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.


This came out of nowhere, those Nintendo Ninjas doing their jobs I guess.

Also, I WANT IT.

Satoru Iwata Passed One Year Ago…

It still hurts, but all we can do is remember all the amazing things he did for Nintendo and the industry. Honor his memory instead of letting egos get in the way, if you can’t do that your opinion is not worth hearing. Satoru Iwata was a legend in the industry, an amazing programmer and developer. His famous quote “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a developer.  But in my heart, I am a gamer.” says everything.

The industry will never be the same without him, he deserves nothing but respect for everything he accomplished in his life.

We will forever miss him.

Here is a cool documentary on Youtube about him, everyone should watch it.

I turned off moderation for the comments, but remember that any abusive comments will be removed.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins E3 2016 Game Critics Awards Best of Show


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been given the “Best of Show” award at the E3 2016 Game Critics Awards. It also won “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.” Last month IGN named Zelda “Game of the Show” causing much saltiness, this of course continues today on certain forums and youtube comment sections with this award.

Well deserved awards for the future “Best Game of 2017” winner.

Is it March 2017 yet?


UNIQLO UT Grand Prix 2017 T-Shirt Design Contest, Win An NX Signed By Miyamoto

UNIQLO has launched its UT Grand Prix 2017 t-shirt design contest, in partnership with Nintendo. This year’s theme is Nintendo so all you Nintendo-loving artists get working on those designs. Shigeru Miyamoto will be one of the competition’s judges and will be at the awards ceremony. The contest is open until August 31, and open to anyone in the world.
The prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $10,000 plus an invitation to an awards ceremony in Japan attended by Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo NX signed by Miyamoto, and a special commemorative award
  • Second Prize: $3,000 plus an invitation to an awards ceremony in Japan attended by Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo NX signed by Miyamoto
  • Finalist Prizes: $500 each

Winners will be notified in Spring of 2017, and winning designs will be featured in UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2017 UT Collection.
You can enter here

Daaaaaaamn, screw the 10Gs I want the signed NX!

NX Using Carts/Cards Would NOT Be A Bad Thing

The rumor about NX using carts is back. The patent filing for Breath of the Wild includes “game cartridges.” This is usually only seen on Vita and 3DS games, as they are cart based. If this ends up being true, and the NX is using carts, this is NOT a bad thing.

“But snes! Carts are dumb and expensive and can’t hold as much as discs!”


Did I time travel back to 1996?

Nowadays it actually makes sense to go back to carts, because they’re nowhere near as expensive as they were in the past. Using carts would eliminate a ton of moving parts in the console, and reduce heat and noise. You would no longer be required to install games (although this hasn’t been a problem on Nintendo systems, it DEFINITELY is one on PS4 and I’m assuming XBox One when using discs.) Load times would be reduced, which was the big advantage back on the N64. The biggest disadvantage to using carts is no longer even an issue, as they’re now able to hold as much or more than discs.

I was listening to the “The Juice is Loose” podcast on Youtube, and they were talking about this. Nintendo could fight the negative image some people (who either don’t know any better or who would just want to trash Nintendo) have of carts with effective advertising. Simply showing how you have to install a game on the other systems, while showing the same game being booted up instantly would be VERY effective.

The people that advertising showing very clear advantages like that wouldn’t work on, weren’t going to buy the NX anyway.

So now, assuming this rumor has any truth to it, the question is: What type or size of carts/cards could Nintendo use for the NX? I’m talking about the actual physical size of the cart/card, not the amount of storage it would have.

This was also discussed on The Juice Is Loose, should Nintendo use 3DS size carts or something a little bigger, like the GB carts were? As nostalgic as using SNES style carts would be, they would definitely need to avoid that. It would have to be something that can just be inserted into the system and not be seen.

So, clearly there are plenty of big advantages right now to using carts for the NX. Cost isn’t the issue it was in the 90s nor is size a problem anymore. And it would eliminate several problems optical disc-based systems have like load times and mandatory installs. As well as what I said before, reducing heat and moving parts that can wear out.

Like I said, *if* this is true it’s NOT a reason to get all doom and gloomy about the system.

It could actually be a big advantage in many ways.

It’s not 1996 anymore.


Miyamoto: “In terms of NX, there’s an idea that we’re working on”

In an interview with the Associated Press, Shigeru Miyamoto commented on the NX:

“In terms of NX, there’s an idea that we’re working on,” Miyamoto said. “That’s why we can’t share anything at this point, and I don’t want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker.”

So they’re not showing it quite yet due to something new that they’re working on. Or as comment section trolls love to say, “another dumb gimmick.” Could it have something to do with how a handheld and home console work with each other? I don’t think NX is a “hybrid” but more like a “family” of systems, like the iPhone and iPad. Iwata had mentioned that a few years ago… Maybe they would play the same games somehow? Or it could be something completely different, we’ll know soon enough as Nintendo HAS to unveil it this year unless they delay it.

But I don’t see that happening right now.


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