Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo’

12 Failed Game Consoles and Add-Ons

While some items on this list of failed consoles shouldn’t be there in my opinion (the bottom four items, actually), it’s still interesting to see what companies have tried over the years. The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive in particular is a curiosity. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re a huge company like Sega or Atari. […]

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“It’s 8:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning…”

“…and I’m lost in Norfair.” Thus begins one of the best discussions I have read on what makes Metroid and Super Metroid so good. And then, something curious happens. A bomb placed haphazardly at the bottom of a vertical shaft explodes… and takes with it a chunk of the floor. This surprises me, because while […]

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Iwata Asks: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Nintendo’s Wii website has a series of articles called “Iwata Asks”. In these interviews Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo Co. Ltd. talks with developers of upcoming Nintendo games to find out their thoughts on the titles they produced and the development process in general. Coinciding with the recent release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, […]

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10 Console Light Guns

I’m willing to bet there’s a few in this list of 10 console game light guns that you haven’t seen before. Unfortunately, most of these light guns (aside from the Wii Remote, of course) will not work with current flat panel HDTV technology, so you’ll have to have an older television around in order to […]

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Nintendo “Ball” Game & Watch LCD Reissued

For many years Nintendo of Japan has had a customer rewards program called Club Nintendo. As you buy Nintendo products you earn points that can be redeemed for premium items direct from Nintendo. If you earn over a certain amount of points in one year, you are awarded different status levels, with Platinum being the […]

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Game Boy Added to the National Toy Hall of Fame

Introduced in 1989, the Nintendo Game Boy was an instant hit, selling through its initial North American shipment in one week. Nearly 120 million Game Boys (including original Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, and Game Boy Color) have sold worldwide. Despite facing competition from other, more technically advanced competitors, the Game Boy line has reigned […]

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Cache of Unsold VirtualBoys Found In Dubai

I remember when the VirtualBoy was the hot thing. A fascinating idea, but unfortunately was a commercial failure. Amazingly, a lost shipment of about 100 of the systems has been found in Dubai: Video game retailers emptying a warehouse in the Rashidia area of Dubai last month discovered a long-lost shipment of 100 units, which […]

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