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Splatoon: drawing a postmodern path for Nintendo

July 21, 2015 – 9:30 pm
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Everything about Splatoon is unconventional.

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away at 55

July 12, 2015 – 5:56 pm
Iwata in a promotional video for the Wii U in 2014.

Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo, has died.

8-Bit Brewery celebrates its grand opening

June 8, 2015 – 4:30 pm
8-Bit Brewery offers up video game themed brews in Avondale.

There is a new brewery in Avondale with plenty of beer and video game panache to go around.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: video game highlights

June 1, 2015 – 2:16 pm
Keeping it real, this Toad cosplayer from Mario Kart brought his own ride. (Photo by Christen Bejar)

Check out some of our best gaming highlights from Phoenix Comicon 2015.

Indies, tourneys, and gaming galore at Phoenix Comicon this weekend

May 27, 2015 – 10:40 am
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Among Phoenix Comicon’s exhibitors, artists, special guests, and panels will be an incredibly large gaming presence.

Nintendo ink: a tale of two Splatoon commercials

May 14, 2015 – 5:14 am
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Splatoon looks like one of the Wii U’s more innovative recent releases. You could say, it’s … DRIPPING with that old Nintendo charm.

ZapCon revisits arcade glory days this weekend

April 14, 2015 – 12:11 pm
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Get your quarters out: ZapCon is back in Arizona.

Nintendo takes Legend of Zelda Wii U off the table for 2015

March 28, 2015 – 10:00 pm
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That open-world Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U won’t be out in 2015 as originally planned — and Nintendo won’t be showing it at E3, either.

Nintendo charts mobile future with DeNA, stands firm with new NX hardware announcement

March 17, 2015 – 7:35 am
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Nintendo is working on a new console, code-named the NX, as well as a plan to roll out games on mobile devices under a deal that will involve the successor to Club Nintendo.

Retro consoles and gaming for charity happening this weekend

March 13, 2015 – 2:48 pm
Image courtesy of Endgame.

Endgame Bar and The Gaming Zone will be holding a tournament for a good cause and a trip into the gaming world of yesterday year this Saturday.

PAX South 2015: Off to a promising start

January 27, 2015 – 12:57 pm
Dragon Age: Inquisition cosplayers.

The new PAX South was notably smaller than PAX Prime and PAX East, but that didn’t deter newcomers and repeat attendees from checking it out.

24-hour video game marathons kick off this weekend for a good cause

October 24, 2014 – 4:34 pm
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Extra-life-banner-e1405726479104Playing video games for 24 hours straight may seem like an idea reserved for crazy people, but local gamers are undertaking the challenge to benefit charity.

Play Nintendo Tour stops in Glendale this weekend

July 24, 2014 – 10:10 am
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Nintendo has been taking its strong catalog of 3DS games on tour across the country for the past month and its next stop will be smack dab in Glendale this weekend.

Pre-Comic-Con pop culture roundup

July 23, 2014 – 9:51 pm
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Don’t forget to follow Nerdvana on Twitter (and elsewhere) for live coverage from San Diego Comic-Con!