Articles tagged nintendo

Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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Signs of Maturity in ‘Splatoon’

Splatoon is a game that treats you like a grownup without taking itself too seriously.

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A Year in the Life of ‘Mario Kart 8’

With a year having passed since the start of Mario Kart 8, it's time to look back on 12 months of roaring engines, hairpin turns, blue shells, and a whole lot of swearing.

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The Console Needs to Die and Nintendo Should Be the One to Pull the Trigger

That the home console has survived so deep into this blossoming age of cheap, ubiquitous tech can only be blamed on a sort of blind spot created by nostalgia.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: June 2013

Highlighting the month’s top releases in movies, music, television, and video games.

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Does Silence Speak in the Loudest Voice?: Misconceptions about Silent Protagonists in Video Games

Granted, Link does “hiyah,” “eyah,” and “ahh” his way through all of his post-64-bit adventures, but no amount of elfish interjections can change his status as a silent protagonist. Is a failure to communicate much, a failure to communicate?

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20 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Kirby: Mass Attack

Kirby: Mass Attack is both a celebration of nearly 20 years of great games and a fresh take on Nintendo's platforming history.

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The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.

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12 Jul 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nintendogs + Cats

Anyone with an affection for cute pets will find something to like about Nintendogs + Cats, but its longevity as a title is questionable.

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Fighting games seem to be making the most noise in the 3DS's rather lackluster launch line-up and it stems from the perfect marriage between fighter and level as a definition of depth.

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Nintendo adds a new dimension to gaming with glasses-free 3DS

The Nintendo DS in its various versions has sold so many units (more than 130 million worldwide) that it can be hard to remember that when

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30 Mar 2011 // 11:45 AM

The pros and cons of early 3DS ownership

Being a fan of technology and gee-whiz gadgets can take its toll on your bank account and your faith in innovation at times. Often the

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30 Mar 2011 // 5:04 AM

Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld game system disappoints

The release of a new-generation game machine from one of the top video game companies happens so rarely these days that it’s a momentous

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28 Mar 2011 // 8:30 AM

Nintendo looks to revive handhelds

SAN FRANCISCO — Having watched its once-mighty handheld business come under attack by touch-screen smartphones sporting $1 game apps, Nintendo Co. is betting big that it can

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Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1990s

Here’s a look at gifts from more than a decade ago.

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28 Nov 2010 // 10:00 PM

Kirby’s Epic Yarn

The unapologetic sugary sweetness of Kirby is both attractive and resistant, depending on your age and possibly your gender.

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6 Apr 2010 // 11:23 AM

Gaming for Apple is an estimated half a billion dollar industry, but the company behind the iPhone, iPod Touch and now the iPad still seems

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SAN FRANCISCO — Not too long ago, many in Hollywood would never have heard of Nintendo North America Inc. President Reggie Fils-Aime. Now that video games

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6 Jan 2010 // 3:39 AM

Staggering layoffs, a slew of delays, console price drops, promising new technology and two new gaming platforms: For fans of video games, 2009 was one heck

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