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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.

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.

Hey, Listen! The Legend of Zelda is timeless, and here’s why

February 7, 2014 – 8:30 am
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past sequel for Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda has been successfully reinvented, over and over again, to be discovered by each new generation.

What’s your nerd year’s resolution?

January 1, 2014 – 8:45 am
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I’m resolving to get back into gaming in a significant way – console and tabletop.

Holiday gift suggestions for gamers

December 10, 2013 – 8:30 am
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The holidays are fast upon us — and nerds have needs.

Nintendo discontinues original Wii production

October 21, 2013 – 12:53 pm
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What’s your favorite Wii memory?

I’m Game: Trevor Campbell — Mario madness?

April 30, 2013 – 7:00 am
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I’ve been playing video games for over 25 years, but I have NO clue which one as had the most influence over me. I head out to the living room and take a look on …

I’m Game — Are you?

April 28, 2013 – 9:00 am
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Games are everywhere now — from our living room consoles to tablets and phones, to social networks and “gamified” weight loss campaigns and task lists. “In a world” where gaming has gone beyond the mainstream …

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag confirmed [TRAILER]

March 4, 2013 – 11:20 am
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

An open-world pirate game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC on Oct. 29, as well as next-gen consoles down the pike. That’s what to expect from “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” officially confirmed Monday by Ubisoft.

Can ZombiU bundle breathe life into shambling sales of Nintendo’s Wii U?

February 8, 2013 – 12:28 pm
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Today Nintendo announced a new bundle that may help boost sales by appealing to the “hardcore” gamer that has lately eluded them: The ZombiU Deluxe Set.

This is the cover for the 1st issue of Nintendo Power’s spiritual successor

January 10, 2013 – 1:36 am
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Via Nintendo Force on Facebook
 

Kickstarter goal: Console gaming bar in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District

January 7, 2013 – 2:39 pm
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Go to the bar or play video games? Not exactly a crisis, but certainly it can be a minor dilemma sometimes. Of course there are bars with arcade units, and larger arcade-bars like GameWorks and Dave & Buster’s. But a neighborhood bar built around the concept of console gaming?

2012: A few of the nerd icons we lost this year

December 30, 2012 – 9:09 am
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We lost some great performers, artists and publications this year. This is far from a complete list — just a look at those we covered here on Nerdvana in 2012:
Nintendo Power magazine (1988-2012)
Neil Armstrong (first …