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.
Virtually a year ago back in January 2013 I posted the first two episodes of Mario Warfare and at the time stated that the acting was absolutely awful.
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.
In case you haven’t heard yet, the Wii U is selling for a mere R999 today at Toys R Us. That’s a bloody good price. But you’re going to need a game to go with it, and that costs a tad bit more. So what games should you buy? Well, if you value our magnificent opinions, then click on through for a list of games that we’ve reviewed on the Wii U so far.
Way back in February 2010 Geoff posted an amazing list of gaming bento boxes that blew me away. However it looks like the moms and dads of Asian kids have been hard at work as this next list leaves those in the dust.
Dressing up as your favourite video game/manga/anime/movie/my little pony character can be a fun and challenging experience. It doesn’t matter what you look like though, because putting some time and effort into a project pays off handsomely in the end. There’s nothing like good cosplay, but unfortunately, these following images are nothing like good cosplay.
It would be easy to believe that New Super Mario Bros U. is a simple cash-in; something to give the masses of early Wii U adopters as some sort of peace offering until a real Mario game arrives for the new system. Even its name is a bit of an insult; as the fourth game to fall under the “New Super Mario Bros.” calling it “new” is an affront. A nostalgic stab in the face, it’s not quite as ground-breaking as something like Super Mario Galaxy, but dismissing it would be a grace offense – because it’s the best damned 2D Mario since the 16-bit era’s Super Mario World. In fact, I think it might even be better.