Posts with tag: nintendo
 

Super Mario Run
Posted at 22:16 on 5th January 2017

You may have noticed that Nintendo launched their first iOS game last month (with the Android version expected to launch imminently). Super Mario Run is a stunning debut – it’s polished, content-rich and unapologetically aimed at experienced video game players, with Toad Rally, an endlessly deep asynchronous multiplayer game, at its core (plus a set […]

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E3 2009: Motion control roundup
Posted at 22:38 on 3rd June 2009

The E3 press conferences have now passed and industry watchers are busy digesting the glut of information. There is now some form of motion-based control interface announced for each of the three home consoles. Each of these takes a different technological approach, and perhaps more importantly, each is perceived to address a different role by […]

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Cubello
Posted at 11:00 on 3rd May 2009

Cubello is one of Nintendo’s “Art Style” games, a franchise of simple puzzle games (mostly developed by skip Ltd.) with stylish minimalist presentation that developed from the “bit Generations” series which accompanied the launch of the Game Boy Micro. It’s currently available to purchase through the Wii Shop Channel* in Europe and North America for […]

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The Mega Drive is 20
Posted at 19:30 on 6th December 2008

I’m slightly late with this one (the Mega Drive’s birthday was on the 29th October) but I realise that I’ve never written anything on this site about the console that was in many ways Sega’s greatest contribution to gaming outside of the arcade – and certainly the system that had the greatest transformative effect on […]

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E3 press conference reactions
Posted at 22:44 on 16th July 2008

The three console manufacturers have made their annual addresses to US retail laying out their wares and plans for the rest of the year. The general consensus seems to be that this was very much business as usual, with no earth-shattering announcements. Microsoft reeled off an impressive array of third party content, all of which […]

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Greenberg speaks, world facepalms
Posted at 19:34 on 7th July 2008

I don’t want to make a habit out of making fun of people on this site, but this week Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg (who we saw defending the insane pricing of the Xbox 360 HDD a while back), is coming out with stuff that’s too good to ignore: “I think that there’s a difference in the […]

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LostWinds
Posted at 23:22 on 23rd May 2008

WiiWare finally launched earlier this week. Good news for me, as I’d been looking for something to buy with the Wii Points I’d been sent by Nintendo Europe by way of apology after they accidentally offered the “Star Points to Wii Points” service before it was meant to go live. (It turns out they were […]

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Super Mario Galaxy
Posted at 01:59 on 11th December 2007

2007 has been a banner year for games. Not the best year ever, but at least the best year of this century, with each format seeing their share of classics. Having gotten out of the habit of playing regularly, I’m currently scrambling to assimilate as many of this year’s ‘must play’ games as possible, so […]

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The Nintendo Entertainment System
Posted at 22:15 on 12th March 2006

  What do you see when you look at the picture above? If you’re American, you no doubt recognise this as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a console that you probably owned during its commercial lifespan. (There’s even a moderate chance that you have re-purchased one in the intervening period.) It’s also likely that you […]

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Postcards from Aether
Posted at 20:59 on 24th February 2006

I’ve already mentioned how hugely impressed I was (and still am) with the two Metroid Prime games. The first game was an amazingly finely crafted statement of intent by Retro Studios, which had the benefit of a long development period during which to hone the level design and smooth out any wrinkles in the difficulty […]

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