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Club Nintendo 2012 Gold and Platinum Elite Status Rewards Revealed

July 6, 2012

Club Nintendo announced today their Platinum and Gold rewards for 2012. The Platinum members exclusively get a set of three posters (the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Kid Icarus: Uprising) or a deck of Mario playing cards.

Gold members (or platinum members who don’t want the cards or posters) get the standard calendar which seems to be the new yearly gold level prize.

Alternatively, if you are a platinum or gold member who doesn’t want any of the physical prizes, you can instead choose to get a downloadable game. You can choose from Super Mario Kart or The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask from the Wii Virtual Console, Metroid II: Return of Samus from the 3DS Virtual Console, or Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! from DSiWare (only redeemable on a 3DS, though).

What do you think? Stay tuned for my… impressions.

Via a variety of sources including GoNintendo, Joystiq, and IGN.

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Last Chance to Reach Elite Status for Club Nintendo 2011/2012!

June 30, 2012

The Club Nintendo year ends today! Be sure to reach your elite platinum or gold status so you can redeem your exclusive reward!

New Nintendo Direct on Thursday the 21st (UPDATE) NOA at 9:00 P.M. PT

June 21, 2012

UPDATE: Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe are also holding Nintendo Directs. NOA’s is tonight at 9:00 PT and will be focused on 3DS, DS, and Wii. Watch it live here.

 

Original: Good old Nintendo is treating us to more news again on Friday! This is a Japanese Nintendo Direct, but I’d still expect some news that could apply to the world. It’ll be airing at 8:00 P.M. PT on the 21st. You can watch it live (in Japanese) here.

My wish for the event? News about Animal Crossing 3DS! “No Animal Crossing” was actually trending on Twitter after their 3DS E3 Software Showcase. They had to have noticed that right?

Via GoNintendo here, here, and here.

E3 2012: Nintendo Land

June 5, 2012

Nintendo Land, a Wii U launch title, was announced at today’s E3 presentation. It is a collection of 12 minigames set in a Nintendo theme park. Nintendo compares it to Wii Sports as it showcases interesting things the Wii U can do. Read all about it here.

E3 2012 Wii U Lineup Trailer

June 5, 2012

What an interesting E3. While we saw a lot of amazing looking games (New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, and Scribblenauts Unlimited come to mind) we seemed to be missing deeper Nintendo published titles (Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bros, Galaxy style Mario, etc.) on their new console.

While I work on posting photos, trailers, and E3 news, enjoy the Wii U lineup trailer above.

Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Sunday at 3:00 PT! Focus on Wii U Concept!

June 2, 2012

And so it begins. Iwata, Reggie, and Miyamoto have arrived in LA for E3. But that’s not the big news here. The big news here is that Nintendo is holding another one of their direct-to-fan presentations tomorrow to talk Wii U before the big bang of their Tuesday conference and the ska-doosh of their Wednesday software showcase. They say it’s to talk the concept behind the Wii U and such. There is bound to be plenty of fun so be sure to tune in here at 3 pm PT.

Expect this to be the beginning of a spectacular array of E3 posts here as well as me trying my hand at live tweeting throughout E3 from my couch.

Is your body ready?

Lego Cuusoo Legend of Zelda Project Reaches 10,000 Supporters!

May 4, 2012

WoooooHooooooo!!! I really, REALLY, hope this becomes a reality. View the project here.

Lego Cuusoo Legend of Zelda Project Reaches 9000 Supporters!

May 3, 2012

Come on Lego and Nintendo! Make my dreams come true! Let’s push them to 10,000! If you haven’t already, SUPPORT IT NOW!!!!!

Nintendo Confirms E3 2012 Presentation for June 5th at 9:00AM PST

May 1, 2012

– Tuesday, June 5, 2012
– Presentation: 9:00AM (West Coast)

Via GoNintendo.

Shigeru Miyamoto on Angry Birds

April 12, 2012

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This cracked me up today. The following comments come from Shigeru Miyamoto.

“There aren’t many games that I’ve played recently that have been truly convincing to me. But that said, I have very much enjoyed Angry Birds, especially the way in which it combines traditional and new game elements in exciting ways. Angry Birds is a very simple idea but it’s one of those games that I immediately appreciated when I first started playing, before wishing that I had been the one to come up with the idea first. I mean, obviously I want to be the one creating the most convincing, surprising game ideas.

In particular the control scheme is excellent. When you analyze it, the controls are actually quite fuzzy in terms of the way that it works. It takes a little while to get used to the controls, I think, but once you’ve mastered them, you have a lot of precision. To make it the interface and controls work that well and intuitively… well, I think a lot of work went into getting that right.

Obviously, if the developer had created the game for Nintendo DS the controls would have been even better, but what can you do?”

Via GoNintendo.