"Could this place of whimsy, of musical dogs and free fruit, a land where money literally grows on trees, be nothing more than a dream come true? Don’t be fooled by its charming disguise. Animal Crossing is no playful accident. No, Animal Crossing is the stuff of nightmares."

"Since I didn’t have any enthusiasm for this strange new handheld, it remained off my typical Christmas list chocked full of video games and the like. I don’t remember what I got that year, but it didn’t involve any fancy screen touching or duality or whatever Nintendo preached to us at the time.

Fast forward two months, when the biggest thing happening is my friend getting a Nintendo DS for his birthday – a rather ugly silver model. Not that any colour of the original DS could be too visua..."

Welcome back to part two of my look at some classic and obscure Nintendo games that deserve a reboot or remake. Last time, I looked at 10 Nintendo owned games and franchises that I’d like to see given a second chance on the Wii U and 3DS. This time, I’ll be looking at some third party offerings from days gone by that could make for some fun revivals on a new generation of Nintendo hardware.

The Pokemon Company has been releasing the music from the Pokemon games onto iTunes for a small fee. Today, the music from Pokemon Black and White have been made available over iTunes as well. Will you be downloading it?

"Mother’s Day: that one day of the year when everyone buys cards and flowers for the woman that brought them into the world. For us here in the UK, that day was the 30th March, and on that day we posed the all important question: if you could have any video game character as a parent, who would you have? (It’s amazing the things people think about sometimes!) So let’s have a look at the characters we’d love to have as our parents, on Mother’s Day or any other day of the year!"

"It's pretty clear that weapons are not a luxury, it's just too bad that you don't have any. I mean they exist but for some reason Link decided to strap on his big boy boots and wander the world without even a big stick. It's a shame that there aren't any helpful people, say maybe a senior citizen with a Wooden Sword, that might might help you out."

"Of course, the first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land, didn’t have them – but most games don’t get everything right on the first try. The introduction of copying an enemy’s powers likely saved the series from falling into general obscurity.

With all that being said, the purpose of this article is to use my many years of Kirby experience, coupled with some good old fashioned, hand written charts, to create a list of my personal Top 10 Kirby Copy Abilities. As this is a subjective list, I’m ex..."

Rebooting old franchises and popular titles of yesteryear is nothing new for the videogame industry. But what nostalgic favorites can Nintendo bring to the table? Join us, as we count down the top 10 obscure Nintendo games that deserve a reboot.

With the huge anticipation surrounding the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, let’s take a look to the best Final Fantasies that have made this franchise the most popular since the dawn of video games.

"You begin the table trying to activate the sun, allowing you to collect sun to purchase different seeds that infuse your pinball with super powers. Yes you read that correctly, your pinball now has superhuman abilities. Those powers include the Torchwood Pea which turns your pinball into a fireball that causes more damage to zombies and the Snow pea, a ball of ice that causes each zombie hit to freeze in place for a few seconds."

There's no doubt that this looks fun but how much enjoy...

While the house of Mario has seen its share of big successes and even some commercial failures, the fans have stuck by them. But this also begs another question How well has Nintendo stuck by its fans? Join me as I take a look at the ways Nintendo and it's fans have helped each other in recent months.

Did you know that the instrument from the original Zelda game features in later titles as well as other Nintendo games? No, me neither and fortunately GameTrailers have this cool video explaining where else we can hear this mysterious little jingle.

This week John, Erik and Nathanael talk Twitch for Xbox 1, Fez, Metal Gear, too soon for HD remasters and more! Subscribe on iTunes and now available on Stitcher Radio!

After releasing its massively multiplayer online (MMO) game to the public on PC earlier, Lego Legends of Chima Online is now also available for iOS devices.

On May 20, 2014, all communications relating to internet on the Nintendo DS and Wii will be terminated. You will still be able to play your games in offline mode.

The Wii Shop channel, DSi Shop, and video-on-demand services will run normally as of this time.

SegmentNext gets the latest news for Nintendo DS? Wait, it's specifically a release for the DS, not the 3DS? That's exactly what it is and that nearly 3 years to date since the Nintendo 3DS launched the new generation of gaming. That's legacy support.

I’m back, baby! What a week to show my face again, huh? I caught the flu and was so devastated I couldn’t make Gaming Happens (Or any!) videos for you all. It’s been too long; I’m so friggin’ glad to be back. Anyway, it’s Valentine’s Day today! For this week’s Gaming Happens, in the spirit of all the chocolate, I’ve concocted a list of my top 5 best and my top 3 worst video game romances. I hope you enjoy, lovelies. My gift for you on this precious day. Catch you next Friday with a new episod...

SegmentNext writes: "In a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Munich, Nintendo has been awarded a favorable ruling against SR Tronic, which comes with a 1 million Euro fine for the latter party."

Today Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata spoke about Nintendo's future plans to boost sales and reach a larger audience to increase profits for the next fiscal year.

President Satoru Iwata explained in a press release that the company now predicts to sell 2.8 million Wii U consoles by the end of March instead of 9 million as originally predicted and the Nintendo 3DS is projected to sell 13.5 million instead of 18 million.

With multiple installments, most with stand-alone stories and characters, listing your favorite character in one of these wonderful titles isn’t difficult. Rating them, however, is another story. The debates these personal choices foster can cause a full blown flame war. These are the top 10 Final Fantasy characters.

"Electronic Arts has revealed a new trailer for The Sims 3, celebrating the holiday season with the usual reverential humour associated with the brand. The Sims 3 is a hugely popular videogame across multiple formats, and this winter sees plenty of new content being brought to fans of the title."

If you have a daughter that enjoys dressing up her Barbies, cleaning animals, stacking cupcakes and putting on make-up, then look no further than Barbie Dreamhouse Party.

The Content ID Claim system is terrorizing the YouTube Gaming Community. What are other alternatives to continue posting and viewing great gameplay content.

Come check out the Video Games Awards Today Live on Spike Tv. Lots of popular gaming titles will be included...