It’sa Me! The Great Mario Canon – Part Two

Continued from yesterday, which you can find here, this is the second part of my attempt at writing a full Mario canon, following on from the events that occurred in Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (known as Super Mario USA in Japan) … The peace didn’t last, as within six … Continue reading

NintenRants IV: Why Nintendo Should NOT Make A Mario Galaxy 3

Considering all of my negativity recently, I can almost HEAR the groans at the title of this particular article, but please stick with me. This is not so much a call against a Galaxy 3, but more of a call for a return to the originality that Nintendo are known for. To explain myself adequately … Continue reading

E3 Week – Our Expectations and Wishes: Part Two

It has probably escaped no one’s notice but E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is coming and we already know what Nintendo’s plans are; they are, in fact, replicating the incredible set-up they had last year with the Digital Presentation and Treehouse Live from E3. So if this is anything like last year, we are really … Continue reading

Super Mario 3DS “We do listen to fans…”

In a recent interview with Gamespot, Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi said “we do listen to fans when we design the game”. In discussing the inclusion of the tanooki suit in Super Mario 3DS, Mr Koizumi said “I think it’s important to note that our staff are all fans of the series as well, having grown up … Continue reading

Nintendo E3 History: 2007 – 2010 – The Good and The Bad

I am ending Nintendo’s E3 History today with years 2007 to 2010, as tomorrow is the day we are all longing for. Hopefully this will tide you over (just a little!) till then! Wii Wheel “My name is Reggie. And I…am… happy.” Needless to say why, the Wii had just been released 7 months prior … Continue reading

Nintendo E3 History: 2005 – 2006 – Yes ‘Wii’ Can

Along came E3 2005. The Nintendo DS was six months out on the market, targeting a wide audience and keeping many gamers, young and old alike, happy. But when new companies speak about a new console in the works, your mind goes into overdrive as to what it will be like. You’ll remember back in … Continue reading

What can we expect from Wii 2?

The internet is buzzing with rumoured spec details for the new Nintendo console, confirmed for release in 2012 with an official unveiling at e3 happening in June this year. So what should we be expecting to see? I’ve read a lot of rumours online recently regarding the spec’s, the controllers and the games that are … Continue reading

Details on new Super Mario 3DS game

At the beginning of March, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced a new Super Mario game for the 3DS. Not much was revealed except from a logo, depicting the letter ‘O’ from Mario with a tail, suggesting an appearance of the Tanooki (racoon) suit from Super Mario 3. The inclusion of the Tanooki suit has now … Continue reading

Remember: Technology Empowers Game Design

When Nintendo first revealed the Wii to the world back in 2006, the gaming world was shocked. Not only because of the strange name the company had given to their new console, but also due to the fact that the system was seriously more underpowered than Nintendo’s two main competitors Sony and Microsofts offerings.  Nintendo’s philosophy was … Continue reading

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