Portable handheld games. Portable handheld games everywhere. What was once a niche market dominated by Nintendo is rapidly becoming the mobile pastime of choice for a culture that’s constantly on the go. By this time next year, trying to decide between spending your money on the iPhone, the Nintendo 3DS, or the (currently unofficial) PSP 2 will be as treacherous as navigating a tightrope with railroad spikes jammed in your eyes. What if you throw your money...read more
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The last time Nintendo made a big appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), SquareSoft’s SNES RPG masterpiece Chrono Trigger was a major preview, and audiences murmured about the N64, Saturn, and PlayStation. Shortly thereafter, Nintendo detached itself from CES in favor of a fresh start at E3, which has served as the industry’s premier trade show ever since. In November, word got around that Nintendo would be returning as a CES exhibitor this...read more
“It’s on like Donkey Kong!” What does that mean, exactly? Basically, it means that if a hulking figure confronts you in an alley and rumbles such a challenge, you should run, hide, or bare your throat submissively and hope for the best. The origins of “It’s on like Donkey Kong” are disputed. Some cite its birthplace as the movie American Pie 2; others claim it was popularized in 1992 by the rapper Ice Cube in his song “Now...read more
Angry Birds by Rovio is the story of irritated fowl, greedy egg-napping pigs, and big, big, slingshots. It’s also one of the most successful downloadable games (and game apps) of all time, with 10 million copies currently existing on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices alone. Angry Birds has since hit Android, Nokia smartphones, and will soon be coming to the Nintendo DSi, Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, PSP, and WiiWare. Suffice it to say that...read more
If you’re hoping for some console cheer next Christmas season, don’t count on Nintendo to play Santa. Recently, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku that Nintendo won’t even open its mouth regarding the Wii’s successor (alias Wii 2) until the current video game system sells at least 15 million more units across America. “As we sit here today we’re saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell,”...read more