Tag Archives: nintendo

Theme A Is What I Pack My Luggage To…

We’ve posted Smooth McGroove covers before; but this one has a special place for me. Like many of us, Tetris was one of the first games that I really sunk some time into and Theme A is ingrained in my head like few other pieces of music. So, for your enjoyment is an acapella take on the most iconic “piece” from Tetris…

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So, Why was it shaped like a lunchbox? – The History of the Gamecube

Emily Rogers over at Dromble has written up probably the most extensive history of Nintendo’s cube. She goes into depth in ways that I would only dream of. Seriously, if you are a fan of Nintendo, care about gaming history, or just want to kill some time before you pass out tonight, give this a read.

 

The link is HERE

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How Bad Off is the WiiU and other Sales Numbers

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have all been throwing around numbers the last couple of months.

-3 million Xbox Ones

-4.2 millions PS4s

-Umm…I know someone who owns a WiiU*

Yet, what do all of these actually mean? What’s the difference between, “sell through,” and, “sell in?” Is it that much of a lead? How far behind is Nintendo, actually?

IGN has a great breakdown filled with amazing charts and graphs to help answer all the questions. So, if you find all that interesting; swing by and give it a look.

 

You can read it right HERE

 

*I actually don’t know anyone who owns a WiiU

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He made Kirby…So, I’d listen…

“Good games attract fans, and if you have fans, you have an advantage. You try to use that to make the title something bigger, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to give up on innovation. Popular, well-made games deserve praise, but titles that have some kind of unique creative spark to them also need to be praised in this way.”

 

-Masahiro Sakurai and his current take on the industry

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Get Lucky as told by Mario Paint

Seriously, Nintendo.

 

People are still making things with Mario Paint. Think of it this way, has anything you’ve made in recent memory going to have that sort of staying power?

 

No?

 

Okay then.

 

Enjoy

 

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The 2DS: A Point/Counterpoint brought to you by Gamasutra

Nintendo’s announcement of the 2DS came as a shock to many of us, and just as many are wondering what their thought process must be. I’m decidedly sure that this is a Pokemon machine (because it is coincidentally launching on the the same day) aimed at little kids.

 

Gamasutra has had two write-ups since the announcement, one speaking of Nintendo’s already confusing messaging, and another saying what Nintendo is probably trying to actually get across. Give them both a read, and comment here, there, wherever. Being a part of the conversation is cool…or so I am told.

 

What’s so confusing about the Nintendo 2DS?

 

Nintendo’s 2DS is brand confusion in a box

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Conan Goes to E3

Well, leave it to Conan O’Brien to really figure out what was going on at this year’s E3…

 

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“If we don’t change we might die. We need to evolve… I think the need is there for us to make decisions more quickly [and] see what the payoff is.”

Eiji Aounuma of Nintendo

A Candid Thought from the Man Behind Zelda

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Modern Music – Brought to by…the WiiU?

I’ve always enjoyed music that uses real world sounds as its base.  It’s relatively new concept, musically speaking, but it can create some really interesting soundscapes.  Enter tonight’s musical selection.  Though it eventually takes some samples from New Super Mario Brothers U, initially it is all from the system itself. It’s pretty cool stuff. Coming up tomorrow will be our predictions on the Game Critics E3 Awards, so speculate away as to what you think will be taking the win.

 

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“We are to blame…We relaxed our [marketing] efforts, so the consumers today still cannot understand what’s so good and unique about the Wii U. Because we’re always trying to be unique, it takes some energies on our side to [make] people understand the real attractions about whatever we are doing.”

 

-Satoru Iwata in an CNBC Interview

 

Oh….so, the lack of great games right now, lack of third party support, and being priced $50 less than one of the incoming new consoles isn’t the issue….Okay then.

So THAT’S Why the WiiU is Tanking

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