Category Archives: Nintendo Wii

That time Nintendo made two different NES Super Mario Bros. 2 Games

…This happens far less today than it did 30 years ago but often, a game maker would make two or more prototypes of an upcoming game and then pick the one they like the most to focus on. Depending on … Continue reading

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The Legend of Zelda Series continues to defy expectations

Each game in the series follows a very simple formula: When a threat appears, a hero clad in green appears to counter it. That’s it. That’s all you need to know about The Legend of Zelda series. Actually, one other … Continue reading

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Nintendo confirms Wii U production in Japan is ending “Soon”

…I’m probably the only person who was legit surprised by the news Gamespot confirmed over the weekend. Kotaku reported two weeks back Nintendo was ending production of the Wii U. Originally released in November 2012, the Wii U failed bombed … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Final Fantasy VI

  …I’ve played every single Final Fantasy game ever thought of. This one is easily the best one ever thought of. That said, due to licensing it was released on the SNES as Final Fantasy III (and Final Fantasy IV … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto explains why the Wii U failed; Regular New Nintendo 3DS may come to the U.S. after all

…Read the article here. A new window will open. As one poster on GameFAQS said, when the man who made Nintendo what it is today comes out and says what he said, you bet it’s news. As I said on … Continue reading

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Friendly Reminder: There is no “Console War”

There hasn’t been one since the N64/PS1/Dreamcast days and that’s pushing it. No one did it like Nintendo and Sega did during the early 1990s with the NES, SNES and the Genesis. Both companies were pretty overt about how much … Continue reading

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If Nintendo were to seriously make a Pokemon MMO…

  The World would be undone. No, seriously. Katy Perry’s Roar and Dark Horse came to mind while I was writing this blog. Holy shit, the world would be undone if Nintendo gave us the forbidden fruit/holy grail. Just think … Continue reading

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Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Playstation 3)

I bought the game Thursday evening. As soon as I got home, I put on the Nostalgia Glasses and started up the game. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard something I thought I’d have to buy a Japanese PS2 … Continue reading

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Nintendo Shutting Down Online Support for the Wii and DS

  It was announced at first only in Japan Thursday morning but a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed it’s going to be worldwide. May 19 will be the last day you will be able to play any of the following games online: … Continue reading

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Tales of Symphonia: 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, the U.S. was introduced to Tales of Symphonia for the Nintendo Gamecube. Arguably, this was the game that made the ‘Cube a must-have console during the first half of the last decade. It stands today as the … Continue reading

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