"The controversy surrounding region-locking video games is a complex one, and one that’s never helped consumer choice. I’m against it. I’d doubt any players are for it, and most tolerate it, and certainly no one saying it’s fair. At the same time, Nintendo’s reasons for locking down their own systems–and for quite a long time, mind you–may be no less valid."
This is the second part of Major Third's look at the history of music from the Donkey Kong series. In this episode he starts with Diddy Kong Racing on the Nintendo 64 and gives us a run down of all the music featured in titles following that, up to the present day. Fans of the Donkey Kong series and even those who appreciate the stunning soundtracks that help to make a game, will enjoy this video.
These collectible Nintendo figurines will be available to buy from Target stores right across the United States. These are a new line of toys from Jakks Pacific called 'World of Nintendo'. The Mario, Yoshi and Link figurines are 4" tall whilst the likes of Donkey Kong and Bowser are appropriately a little taller, standing at 6".
Dan Adelman has announced that he will be leaving his role as Nintendo's Head of Digital Content after 9 years at the company. Adelman broke the news yesterday on Twitter. This is the man responsible for bringing several indie games over to Nintendo including World of Goo, Cave Story and Bit.Trip.
He will now be working with independent developers on their marketing and business development and will no doubt be an important asset with experience at both Nintendo and Microsoft, where he was...
Two women who certainly pack a punch or two between them but who would win in a fight to the end?
Sheik is Princess Zelda's alter ego and has mastered the arts of stealth. She uses Deku Nuts to help her vanish in the blink of an eye. Sheik carries a weapon known as a tanto on her back and can unsheathe it at any point to engage in a duel.
Even without the iconic power suit, Samus Aran has a far more modern approach to her appearance and combat. Her skin tight suit allows her to move q...
Two phenomenal warriors lock horns in battle but who do you back to be the last man standing? Darth Vader of course has his lightsaber ready to wield and he also has a great understanding of the force and can use it to cripple his opponents. His weaknesses lie underneath that mask of his. Should it be removed during the battle, he would struggle greatly and well...without his robotic arms and legs his mobility isn't that great.
Master Chief doesn't have a lightsaber handy but does have an...
Today the Pokemon Company International and Princeton Entertainment have announced today the Pokemon live orchestral concert series, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, it will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington DC on Friday August 15, 2014. The 2014 Pokemon World Championships will also be held in the nation's capital that weekend, August 16-17 at the Waiter E. Washington Convention Center.
The premiere performance will be followed by another one at the Philadelphia's Mann Center for...
"Mother 3 is a completely serious game, to the point where it still surprises me with how it pulls no punches. Yet the game remains humorous and full of charming moments. It’s beautifully balanced, capable of drawing out a wide variety of responses from the player as it progresses. A consistent running gag involves a missing doorknob, and the various times it’ll be mentioned will make you laugh, even in the midst of darkness.
Mother 3, even from the very beginning, doesn’t stray from traged..."
"All too many of us yearn for another go at the series, and while we all know Samus will be smashing her way into the ring this year, Zero suit and all, we can’t help but wonder how long it’ll be until her next hunt. Maybe it’s times like these that the past has just as much to say about what the future holds for one Samus Aran. Enter Metroid Dread."
Zelda Williams, daughter of actor Robin Williams, is of course named after the much loved Nintendo franchise. Zelda has been invited to participate in Nintendo events before and in a series of mysterious tweets, she has revealed that she is doing something special at this year's E3.
Strong rumours in recent weeks suggest that Nintendo are to announce a huge new Zelda Wii U title and with the franchise being so important to Zelda Williams, you'd think that she will be involved with that pre...
Last month, we got the announcement that Pokemon Black and White's music had hit iTunes. Now, fans of Pokemon Black 2 & Pokemon White 2 will also be able to download the music collection on iTunes.
This marks the final release in a series of digitally remastered video game soundtracks, that started with the release of Pokemon X & Pokemon Y last year.
This week the Nintencast wraps up their dicussion of 2D Zelda with A Link to the Past. They go into the story and contributions that the game has brought to the series. They also talk about Link's Awakening and why a revolutionary handheld title doesn't quite get the credit it may deserve.
"Mario Super Strikers proved to me in 2005 that realism wasn't the way to attract me to a soccer video game. Rather, Super Strikers is hard hitting and incredibly fun to play against friends. Each game is short and sweet, rather than a drawn out affair.
Much like the baseball games, team captains are major Mario characters, while the rest of your team is filled in with various enemies, all with slightly different abilities, and oddly, a Kremling from the Donkey Kong Country series as every ..."
Lucasfilm has announced that all future Star Wars media will be part of the official Star Wars canon, including new video-games. Up until now all Star Wars media, excluding the two movie trilogies and the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon, have been a part of the 'Expanded Universe' which has never been considered canon.
However today Lucasfilm have announced that "Star Wars Episodes VII - IX will not tell the same story told in the post- Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe."
This allows the f...
A German USK Rating Board has leaked the news that Final Fantasy III will be coming to the PC. Before they had the Nintendo DS remake, Final Fantasy III was the least accessible Final Fantasy game as it was only available in the Famicom in Japan. There has been no release date announced yet.
"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.