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.
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.
As much as I appreciate the skill and artistry that goes in to cosplay, I have to admit to secretly judging those who participate. I know I shouldn’t ; it’s okay that you lot are weird and want to play dress up. I’m weird too, and have a number of eccentricities that would likely cause you to raise an eyebrow. We’re all just people, and that’s cool. When people start dressing their pets up though, then I think the raised brows are justified.
I love the Wii U, but dammit, the console is on some shaky ground right now. Despite having a great launch with some top level games thrown in from DarkSiders 2 to the latest addition to the Super Mario Bros franchise, the console is having a hard time remaining relevant. And quite simply, that’s because it needs more games. And fortunately, that’s exactly what's going to happen according to the latest Nintendo Direct conference, because some heavy-hitting first party titles are on the way.