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Happy 23rd Birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog!

SonicSonic the Hedgehog blurred into living-rooms 23 years ago, today! He was Sega’s answer to Mario, and Sonic’s debut saved Genesis from failure, hence leading to the most iconic video game “war”, The 16-Bit Wars.

Happy Birthday, Sonic! You’ve hardly aged a day, so here’s to many more.

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A Smashing Letter of Ideas you Secretly Want.

The beauty of the Super Smash Bros. series is diversity. It’s not a fighting series limited to one-on-one confrontations. Matter of fact, the series likens closely to wrestling, significantly more than it does to Street Fighter, Tekken, and other fighting series.

With diversity in mind, lets explore what more the Super Smash Bros. series could delve into, that it has not yet done. Characters, stages, and items will not be directly discussed.

New Super Mario Bros. U employed a type of "god" mode. Super Smash Bros. just needs to expand on it.

New Super Mario Bros. U employed a type of “god” mode. Super Smash Bros. just needs to expand on it.

Idea #1: There’s a fantastic opportunity to further show the potential of an extra screen, which has not been hinted at for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or 3DS, yet. Item God Mode would pit a player on the Wii U gamepad, or a 3DS unit as a god among players. The “item god” would be able to pick and choose any item he or she wants with the touch screen and drop them wherever they wish, even on top of players. Ultimately this could turn out to be a terrible experience for players, depending on the behavior of the “item god”, however. Therefore, you could set the “item god’s” item frequency to low, medium, or high, only allowing he or she to cast so many item spells within a certain time limit.

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Gamecube Lives! Wii U Adapter Announced.

GCN AdpterAdapter up-closeThe Nintendo Gamecube controller lives on.

Presumably it was brought back to be played with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. What other games it will work with, if any is presently unknown, as it was only briefly revealed at the conclusion of a video that announced the contestants and rules for Smash Fest. 

Details beyond footage and images regarding this device have not been announced. It is unknown if the Gamecube controller shown will be available to the public or not. Its price, and release date are also unknown.

Stay tuned for Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event at 11 AM ET, June 10, for more details…

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The Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest Details Revealed!

Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST, live via Twitch, from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California, the world’s most renown Super Smash Bros. players will duke it out for supremacy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, via a tournament hosted by Nintendo.

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Playstation’s E3 Conference coming to a Theater Near You!

Monday, June 9 at 8:30 PM ET, for no cost to attendees, fans can watch Playstation’s E3 conference live on the big screen with fellow fans, emulating the E3 Press Conference experience. Space is limited, however, and the number of participating theaters is sparse.

To get tickets and to find nearby participating theaters, click here. Attendees will see an additional 30 minutes of exclusive content, such as game footage and developer interviews. Giveaways will also be for the taking.

Fans  who cannot attend, can watch the conference on UStream, Monday, June 9 at 9:00 PM ET.

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Best Buy Locations and Times for Smash Bros. demos

Best Buy is your best bet to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U early, come Wednesday, June 11 from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from Noon–5 p.m. Participants will play the same four-player demo individuals will get to play at E3, a video game trade show.

The first 70 participants to pre-order Super Smash Bros. for either Wii U or 3DS, at each event, will be bestowed a Super Smash Bros. gold coin.

Participating locations are sparse, so be sure to check where your nearest Super Smash Bros. Smash-fest can be experienced, by clicking here.


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GameSpy shares Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection stories

During an IGN Nintendo podcast, a former employee of GameSpy (the company responsible for online gaming for the Nintendo DS and Wii), Todd Northcutt, discussed dealings, troubles, and fun-facts between GameSpy and Nintendo.

Listen to the podcast to learn all about it, or read a summary at NintendoEverything.

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Electronic Arts to develop original Star Wars games for 10 years

Electronic Arts (EA), responsible for Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Battlefield, and many other franchise, has the exclusive right to develop Star Wars games for the next decade.

None of the new Star Wars titles by EA will be directly tied to any of the upcoming Star Wars films; however, they may be inspired to borrow elements of the new Star Wars films.

EA’s Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgensen said, “…The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is that it’s so broad and so deep, you don’t have to do a movie game, you can do a game that’s very focused on the world that’s been created around Star Wars.”

EA does not desire their new Battlefront game to be a rehash of its predecessors either, so expect changes in upcoming Star Wars video games.

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Man arrested, threatening to Kill Nintendo Executives

The names of the Nintendo executives, a man, 25, planned to kill have not been released to the public. He has been arrested, and admitted to the act.

The threats were executed on Nintendo’s main website. One of the alleged threats is, “”I’d planted bombs at Nintendo headquarters, tomorrow afternoon they’re going to blow up, Nintendo go bankrupt.” [SIC]

Threats of this nature were also directed towards Nintendo in Sept. It is presently unknown if the two cases are connected.

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Happy Birthday, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

60 years ago, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (NCL) was formed and made into a publicly traded company. Nintendo itself though is significantly older, having been birthed Sept. 23, 1889, 124 years ago.

Happy Birthday, NCL, and many more!

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Happy 1st Year Anniversary, Wii U!

A year ago, Wii U launched in North America. We will have articles relating to this soon, but for now, once more, happy anniversary, Wii U.

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Nintendo eShop Balance to be Shared between 3DS and Wii U

In an upcoming update this Dec., the specific date unknown, if you own a Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, you will be allowed to sync them up and share finances between the two systems.

Instead of the present system, where you may have $30 on 3DS and $5 on Wii U, with the update, the total will be $35, based on the example amounts. Therefore, if you spend $10 on a 3DS game, and check your balance on your synced Wii U, the balance will be down to $25. Going further, if you spend an additional $10 on Wii U, and check your synced 3DS again, the balance will be $15.

This is a step closer to cross-purchases between the two systems, but it’s not quite there yet.

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Youtube Comes to 3DS, and Will Update on Wii U

Nintendo 3DS will receive Youtube functionality this Dec., the specific date unknown, in the upcoming firmware update.

Users will be allowed to watch a video on the top screen, and search for another video on the bottom simultaneously. This functionality will also be coming to the Wii U’s Youtube application, which presently does not allow for multitasking.

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Nintendo 3DS to get Miiverse in December

In an upcoming update this Dec., the specific date unknown, Nintendo 3DS will gain Miiverse support.

Miiverse is an online message board functionality first introduced with the Nintendo Wii U. It allows people to converse with one another about their favorite games, share in-game pictures, provide their impressions of games, and ask for help.

Miiverse will be an application that can be opened at any time without closing your game software, much like the internet browser, friends list, so forth.

It can be accessed on the web too via https://miiverse.nintendo.net/

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Red vs. Blue Season 11, Now Available

It is available for pick-up on the RoosterTeeth website or for local pick-up at Wal-Mart.

Red vs. Blue is a machinima series created by Rooster Teeth Productions, born from the Halo 1 and subsequent engines. It loves witty jokes, and deep plots, about two opposing teams, Red, and Blue, who often find themselves in situations they would least expect.

Every season can be watched free and legally here.

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Nintendo Direct Incoming: 3DS Focused

Tune into this link, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. Pacific, 9 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Central, 11 a.m. Eastern.

Nintendo Direct is a video feature Nintendo runs almost every month to update their fans of known or previously unknown titles and announcements.

Fans are anticipating that this Direct will feature The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, for the Nintendo 3DS, as the focus. It is also hoped that an announcement regarding The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be made, due to previous teases from Nintendo about the game being revealed soon. It is, however, unlikely due to the game’s Director/Producer, Eiji Aonuma, stating that he would reveal details regarding the next Zelda at next year’s E3.

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Pokemon X/Y’s Soundtrack is up for Purchase

If you enjoyed Pokemon X/Y’s soundtrack for gym battles or a particular city’s theme, you can purchase those tracks in iTunes for $0.99 each, or all 212 tracks for $9.99. 

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Atlus Being Bought In A Nutshell

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Why Super Mario 3D World Looks Fun

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Let’s Play & Analyze The Wonderful 101 Demo

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