Nintendo’s Amiibo have been hugely successful since day one, with the game maker raking in tons of cash from these small, plastic collectibles with NFC tags embedded within them. Clearly this benefits Nintendo nicely, but are these figures good for the customer? As it turns out, no — and it may even be worse than downloadable content (DLC). Continue reading Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes
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The Spoiler-Addict’s guide to the Nintendo Switch presentation
As we finally approach the end of the dark, twisted and maleficent tunnel that has been the Wii U era, the topic on everyone’s minds is the Nintendo Switch. While our mouths froth in advance of tomorrow’s livestream and following press events, it is only natural to scour the internet for any nugget of information to slowly peel back the veil of secrecy.
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Nintendo Direct 9/1/16 Recap
Missed today’s Nintendo Direct because you were shopping in Slovenia for a new nose? Don’t worry — here’s everything you missed in one convenient place. Continue reading Nintendo Direct 9/1/16 Recap
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Announced
As fans wait for the new adventures of Link for the Wii U, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will get a HD remaster coming early 2016. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Announced
Five Indie Characters That Deserve Amiibo (And What They Can Do)
With the recent announcement of a Shovel Knight amiibo, it almost seems logical to think that this can be a stepping stone for many more indie companies to gain some wonderful publicity. If Yacht Club and Shovel Knight can create and distribute an amiibo, what other franchises can join the amiibo-verse? Here’s five characters that I think should get the amiibo-treatment:
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Nintendo Power Hour Episode 7 – Super Mario Maker
The latest episode of Nintendo Power Hour is here! This week’s episode is all about Super Mario Maker. Continue reading Nintendo Power Hour Episode 7 – Super Mario Maker
MONG Reaction: Super Smash Bros. DLC Direct
Earlier this week, Nintendo had a Super Smash Bros. Direct, where they discussed new DLC for the game. So Lucy and Aaron decided to talk about it. Continue reading MONG Reaction: Super Smash Bros. DLC Direct
Super Mario Maker gets a release date
Only two days shy of an exact 30-year gap from the release of Super Mario Bros. for the NES, Nintendo is releasing Super Mario Maker on September 11 for the Wii U. Continue reading Super Mario Maker gets a release date
In an almost surreal announcement, GAME UK, the United Kingdom’s largest game retailer, shared some bad news for amiibo fans.
Nintendo Reports Healthy Financial Results
Nintendo has reported its financial results for the fiscal year, and things are looking up. The company reported a net income of $350 million, its best yearly result since 2011.