Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Nintendo's president, Iwata has just announced today that Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U will be released sometime in the month of May.


Nintendo has announced that Nintendo DS software will be added to the future Virtual Console lineup for Wii U. Because the DS has a “very strong” library of games, Nintendo says it wants to make the dual-screen handheld’s titles playable on Wii U via the Wii U GamePad controller. The reveal was made during a corporate briefing today in Japan, where the firm also confirmed that Mario Kart 8 is scheduled to launch globally in May.

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata explained during a conference held in Osaka this morning that one of the problems with the Kyoto based company is that it hasn’t targeted children enough. Iwata remains resolute and says that he’s “thinking on how to make the company stand up again.” We should hear how Nintendo plans to turn itself around during the investors meeting which takes place tomorrow.
“We haven’t been targeting children enough.”
Update 3: Various NeoGAF members have been trying to clarify Iwata’s statement and it’s as follows: “We haven’t been targeting children enough” or ”Our approach to targeting children has been inadequate”
Update 2: Dual Shockers stand by their translation and say that Iwata said Nintendo hasn’t been targeting children enough. This is verified by a NeoGAF member too.
Update 1: It appears as though Dual Shockers may have mistranslated the original article. Apologies.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rumor: Nintendo's Next Gen Consoles Codenamed Nintendo Fusion Terminal and Nintendo Fusion DS

Everyone knows the Wii U is a console that's suffering. It's shortcomings are multi-pronged and according to an anonymous source, Nintendo could already be working on a new next-gen console.
The Wii U's struggles stem from the hardware itself falling somewhere between last and current gen. Faring better than the Xbox 360/PS3 but unable to compete directly with the Xbox One/PS4 in terms of performance. Coupled with a lack of third party support and an overall identity crisis, Nintendo's recently posted sales figures of a third consecutive year of losses could be just the impetus behind the recent chatter around a new console in development. You can finish reading after the break.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valve Helped Oculus Make Crystal Cove Prototype

I'm going to take a bit of a leap and post something out of my normal range. This is mostly due to my great excitement and enthusiasm for this upcoming product, the Oculus Rift. You can read about the latest prototype right after the break.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rosalina Announced as a Playable Character for Smash Bros

Rosalina, who was introduced in the Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii and makes a surprise appearance in the new Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, will be a playable character, accompanied by her starry friend, Luma. The game will launch in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014.

Nintendo Announces Mashup of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors

Tecmo Koei will bring its Dynasty Warriors series to Wii U with a genuinely surprising twist, Nintendo said this morning. Zelda Musou, tentatively titled Hyrule Warrios in the U.S., is a Zelda-themed spinoff of the massive battle action games that pit one hero against hundreds of enemies.
The video that Nintendo showed as part of its Nintendo Direct announcements showed Link, hero of the Zelda series, fighting monsters from the games around Hyrule Castle. Nintendo didn’t say much about the features of the game, only noting that it would be released in the summer in Japan and later in the year for the United States.

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