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Prepare for summer with discounted Nintendo & Zelda bikinis

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games Merchandise, Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda

Prepare for summer with discounted Nintendo & Zelda bikinis

Show off your geeky allegiance and minimise tan lines with these Nintendo-themed bikinis - one of which contains a mix of classic Ninty characters while the other goes down the black and gold Zelda logo route. Both have been discounted by a fiver on EMP.

Slow news day? No. Nooo. Why do you ask?

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Nintendo, Sony

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

You might not know this, but Nintendo actually hired Sony to create a new console and CD-based storage solution for them many years ago... before Ninty stabbed them in the back and partnered with Phillips at the eleventh hour. Sony then took their ideas and turned it into the original PlayStation, but there must have been some prototypes knocking around back when the two companies were working together.

Apparently one of these prototypes has now been found.

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Nintendo knows you hate Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but doesn't really understand why

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Metroid Prime: Freedom Force, Nintendo

Nintendo knows you hate Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but doesn't really understand why

Of all the games revealed at E3 2015, none was so vocally hated and reviled as Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Fans have even made (some admittedly very silly) petitions for Nintendo to cancel its development immediately, and statistically speaking you probably hate it too.

Reggie Fils-Aime is well aware of the criticism, but doesn't seem to grasp (or more likely isn't willing to acknowledge) the grievances that most gamers actually have.

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Up to 30% sale at Nintendo Store

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Luigi, Mario, Nintendo, Nintendo Store

Up to 30% sale at Nintendo Store

Who doesn't love Nintendo and their merchandise? Ok, I will be completely honest, I didn't around 10 days ago. Until I purchased a Wii U which somehow seemed to eradicate years and years of irrational hatred towards the little red hat wearing Italian and his brother. Meaning this sale has come at the completely perfect time for me.

Unfortunately, there is a £1.99 standard delivery fee for purchases made under £20.00 but I have a feeling the more you buy the happier you'll be.

On a side note, please try to hold no hatred towards me based on jealousy because I am still yet to play and appreciate the likes of Mario, Zelda, Monster Hunter and Donkey Kong. It wasn't intentional, but I am happy it has happened like this.

Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Android, Game Freak, iOS, Nintendo, Pokemon Shuffle

Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

Nintendo accidentally released a free-to-play puzzler on 3DS earlier this year, but are now getting around to launching it on the platforms it was probably designed for in the first place.

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Pre-order Super Mario Maker for only £29.99 on Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Nintendo, Super Mario Maker, Wii U games

Super Mario Maker looks like a fantastic tribute to 30 years of platforming greatness: an incredibly robust and exciting tool that lets you create your own levels, experiment in crazy ways and comes with 100 stages into the bargain. You can currently pre-order a physical copy with a reference design book for less than £30 at Zavvi, which is one of the best prices we've seen.

You can watch nearly half an hour of footage in the video above. Many thanks to Evans94 @ HUKD!

Nintendo explains their high digital prices, but they're getting better

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Nintendo

Nintendo explains their high digital prices, but they're getting better

Digital downloads should be cheaper than retail. Patently. They require no manufacturing costs, no shipping, no storage and no third-party seller taking their cut.

However, Nintendo doesn't see things the same way, even if they're slowly changing their outlook for the better.

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Pre-order Super Mario Maker for just £32.99 on Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Nintendo, Super Mario Maker, Wii U games

Super Mario Maker looks like a fantastic tribute to 30 years of platforming greatness: an incredibly robust and exciting tool that lets you create your own levels, experiment in crazy ways and comes with 100 stages into the bargain. You can currently pre-order a physical copy with a reference design book for £32.99 at 365 Games, which is the cheapest around.

You can watch nearly half an hour of footage in the video above. Thanks again, FantasyDeals!

Mario Kart 8 only £28.22

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
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Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, VideoGameBox, Wii U

Mario Kart 8 only £28.22

I honestly love everything about Nintendo, their ability to get things right is second to none and Mario Kart 8 is absolutely no different and serious fun for both adults and children alike.

Mario Kart 8 is a great example of how to keep a 20-odd year old franchise relevant. It isn't shy to give you what you've already had before with it's predictable racing fun. But conversely it also offers up so much more with this latest installment thanks to brilliant track design, item tweaking, customisation and a strong online offering to keep you coming back for more for months to come. Mario Kart 8 Review | Wheelie Good Fun (9/10)

Nintendo refreshes rare amiibos - Little Mac, Shulk, Wii Fit Trainer & more available for £10.99 (but not for long)

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Amiibo, Nintendo

Nintendo refreshes rare amiibos - Little Mac, Shulk, Wii Fit Trainer & more available for £10.99 (but not for long)

Nintendo have refreshed their stock of Amiibo on the official store, with the likes of Shulk, Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer available for just £10.99.

They won't be for long. Go, go, go!

Click here to browse the whole selection.

Many thanks to infynity @ HUKD for the heads-up!

Nintendo opens Mario cafes across Tokyo, we're a bit jealous

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Funnies
Tags:
Mario, Nintendo

Nintendo opens Mario cafes across Tokyo, we're a bit jealous

It's Mario's 30th birthday this year, and to celebrate, Nintendo are releasing Super Mario Maker on Wii U.

However, they've also opened several Mario cafes across Tokyo, serving Mario-themed meals and decorated with... well, you know, pipes and stuff. To be honest, we're a bit jealous.

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Nintendo wanted Criterion to make F-Zero on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Criterion Games, F-Zero, Nintendo, Wii U games

Nintendo wanted Criterion to make F-Zero on Wii U

As a launch title, no less.

Thinking about what might have been is like a Falcon Punch straight to the gut.

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COMMENT | Nintendo must admit the Wii U's mistakes to succeed with the NX

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Nintendo, Nintendo NX, Wii U

COMMENT | Nintendo must admit the Wii U's mistakes to succeed with the NX

We love the Wii U and its glorious collection of exclusives here at Dealspwn, but there's no denying that Nintendo's latest system missed the mark in any number of key areas. Ninty boss Satoru Iwata has now gone on record explaining why he feels the Wii U underperformed, blaming sluggish sales on the console's high price and the rise of tablets.

He's half right, but he's also scapegoating like mad when Nintendo needs to be admitting their mistakes and learning from them if they want the NX to be a "very big hit."

Let's take a look at what Iwata did cop to. “Unfortunately with our latest system, the Wii U, the price point was one that ended up getting a little higher than we wanted,” he told NPR. There's no denying that the relatively high launch RRP played a role, but numerous price cuts didn't make for a huge sales upswing. As he went on to say, “I don’t think it’s just price, because if the system is appealing enough, people will buy it even if the price is a little bit high. I think with Wii U, our challenge was that perhaps people didn’t understand the system.”

COMMENT | Nintendo must admit the Wii U's mistakes to succeed with the NX

Yes. That's true; in fact consumer confusion is one of the biggest issues with the Wii U. But whose fault was that exactly?

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Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Editor's Choice, Game reviews, Good-Feel, Nintendo, Platformers, Wii U games, Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

Videogames have undoubtedly grown beyond toys into a bona fide art form and entertainment medium, but Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play.

Or in other words Yoshi's Woolly World is an absolute belter: one of the best platformers of recent years and the surprise hit of the summer. If you thought that Nintendo were going through the motions this year, think again.

Yoshi and his clan live a carefree existence in the titular Woolly World, a snuggly universe of cushions, yarn and soft furnishings that's a delight to behold. Unfortunately when a rogue Magikoopa unravels the knitted Yoshis into balls of yarn and scatters them across the land, it's up to our green hero to sally forth and save the day in an adventure that's as relaxing, challenging and hardcore as you want it to be.

Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

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Why didn't Nintendo show Zelda at E3? Reggie explains

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2015, Nintendo, Wii U games, Zelda

Why didn't Nintendo show Zelda at E3? Reggie explains

Nintendo are taking a lot of stick from fans for their E3 Digital Event, many of whom are annoyed that Zelda didn't make an appearance. NoA boss Reggie "My Body Is Ready" Fils-Aime has spoken out to explain why it was missing in action.

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Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
E3 2015, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Nintendo, PWNCAST, Sony

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

With the dust mostly settled from 3 days of press conferences and whole bunch of surprise announcements, the Game Buzz returns to answer that most important of questions - who won this year's E3? Join Carl, Jon and Brendan as they discuss their personal highlights and disappointments, along with the technicalities of spontaneous internet memes and JRPG naming conventions. As you do.

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015? - Recorded 17th June, 2015.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language, dreadful impressions, and terrible puns.

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event doesn't deserve the backlash - and fans need to get a grip

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
E3 2015, Nintendo

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event doesn't deserve the backlash - and fans need to get a grip

We described Nintendo's E3 Digital Event as "divisive" at that time, but that didn't really do it justice. The fans are furious about the lack of new titles and the perceived quality of those they showed, leading to backlash so vocal that Nintendo have actually acknowledged it.

Which, considering how long it takes for Nintendo to acknowledge anything, shows how serious it is.

Unfortunately, this is classic case of people needing to step back and get some serious perspective before flying off the handle. Now things have hopefully simmered down, it's probably worth a revisit.

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event doesn't deserve the backlash - and fans need to get a grip

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E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
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Bethesda, E3 2015, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Oculus Rift, Sony, Ubisoft

E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Wow, the press conferences at E3 2015 were some of the best we've ever seen. It's been enormously difficult to find a clear winner between the big guns and the smaller publishers all had some quality games on show. Honestly, we're still recovering from Bethesda's Fallout 4 reveal though.

If you missed the live pressers (because you have a decent sleeping pattern), fear not, we braved the small hours to give your our team impressions from the Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Oculus Rift conferences. Take a look at the links below and let us know what has you excited from E3 2015.

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Nintendo E3 2015 News & Trailer Roundup - all the videos, games & headlines

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, E3 2015, Nintendo, Wii U games

Did you miss the Nintendo E3 2015 digital event? Never fear! We've got all the news, headlines and even the entire presentation for you in one convenient place.

Make sure to check out our reactions too! - Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event Reactions - delight or disaster?

Star Fox Zero

Wii U, holiday 2015 - full story here

New Amiibo

Nintendo E3 2015 News & Trailer Roundup - all the videos, games & headlines

The huge 8-Bit Mario Amiibo unlocks a massive Mario in Super Mario Maker. Meanwhile, the Animal Crossing Cast will be compatible with Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and a new Amiibo Wii U app. Activision has also announced two unique crossover characters in Skylanders Superchargers, which is a bit of a coup.

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Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event Reactions - delight or disaster?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
3DS, E3 2015, Nintendo, Wii U

Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event Reactions - delight or disaster?

Nintendo had a tough decision to make going into E3 2015. Should they go all-out on making the Wii U the ultimate exclusive machine, or should they siphon the biggest games away to the NX?

By the looks of it, Nintendo went for the latter, but at least they brought a few exciting things along nonetheless. Starting with nothing less than a Star Fox sequel from Platinum Games and Shigeru Miyamoto.

Carl and I sat down to analyse one of the most divisive Nintendo press conferences in years, which seems to have split the fanbase down the middle. Disaster? Treading water? Or fun on a bun? Let's get into this.

Jonathan

Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event Reactions - delight or disaster?

Nintendo had one major objective today: announce Star Fox. Mission accomplished. Star Fox Zero looks like exactly what we want: the same rail shooting and All Range dogfighting with new features, mechs, vehicles and input from the maestros at Platinum Games. I think we can safely say that this will be in a fair few stockings come Christmas.

After which point, it has to be said, their event seriously lacked wow factor beyond the Muppet schtick, but showed off loads of really good wholesome stuff.

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