Amiibos on their own, are actually pretty damn gorgeous to look at. Between Disney Infinity, Skylanders and Nintendo’s own grab at the toys to life genre, they just may have the very best physical figures on offer. Still, that doesn’t mean that these figures can’t be better. And when left in idle hands, you get the following masterpieces, from cosmic Pikachu to Death-Stare Luigi.
In the short space of a week I've gone from owning zero Nintendo Amiibo, to having an insatiable thirst to buy one nearly every day. I currently own four of the immaculately designed little figurines, and I understand why they're selling like hotcakes around the world. But which ones are flying off the shelves faster than they're getting there? Better yet, which one will soon be rare collectible items?
Out of the big three games in the Toys To Life genre, I think Nintendo may just have the best quality figures overall. That’s not to say that Disney Infinity and Skylanders have bad figures, but the Nintendo Amiibos have made an Amiibro out of me. Great poses, fresh colours that pop and a funky design aesthetic that plans to murder what remaining cash I have left in my wallet. And now, if you’re addicted to collecting Amiibos, things are about to get a lot worse.
Gamers of all kinds exist in all walks of life. While some might talk about it as a life style or a sub-culture, the reality is that people of all professions and ages love their games. The latest cross over is this gaming inspired dance from Dancing with the Stars, and it will blow you away.
Because of course it was. Nintendo has this bizarre habit of shoehorning its biggest star, that moustachioed plumber in to all manner of game in which he rightly doesn’t belong. And according to Edge, he was very nearly the star of Nintendo’s new shooter IP, Splatoon.
I have a weird relationship with Mario sports games. Is videogame golf more or less of an experience when Mario is involved? I say he doesn’t add much to any sports game and rest assured, the same is true in World Tour. It might actually be for the better.
You know how Gavin said that Microsoft threw away their advantage gained from Xbox 360? Well, Nintendo has done far worse - after the massive success of the Wii, the Wii U has been a major flop. Now, Nintendo needs to re-evaluate their business.
I’ve got a soft spot for the Nintendo Direct conferences that pop up every month. They’re humble slices of gaming news, stripped off all that Hollywood teaser jazz nonsense, and get right down to business. Nintendo didn’t stray too far from their usual conferences last night, but they’re certainly taking one or two game characters in unexpected directions.
Ah, the Wii U, this generation's Dreamcast. I love my Wii U, but there honestly aren't many games that I want to play on it. Now, ex-Sony developer Kenny Linder is predicting that this is the last year we'll see any mention of Nintendo's next-gen console.
Sometimes two companies come together for a partnership that makes sense, and other times the collaboration seems a bit tenuous. In a strange twist, Nintendo has partnered with SouthWest Airlines in the States. To kick off that partnership, Nintendo let Mario surprise a bunch of passengers.
Here’s both good and bad news for people who worship at the church of Miyamoto; While legendary designed Shigeru Miyamoto likely won’t be working on the next game in the Mario franchise, his creativity won't be going to waste.
In 2007, something inconceivable happened: platform mascots Mario and Sonic joined forces as the champions of their very own crossover game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – a collection of sport-centric minigames. It did well enough to spawn an entire franchise; the thing is now a biennial staple to celebrate both the Summer and Winter games.
For some reason, many are convinced that Nintendo is doomed (it’s not) and that the best course of action for the Japanese company would be to do a SEGA; abandon the hardware business and stick to just making those incredible games. Well, it’s not happening.