Articles tagged nintendo

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 // 9:00 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 // 9:00 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 // 10:45 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 // 4:04 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 // 7:30 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 // 9:00 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 // 10:23 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 // 2:39 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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15 Dec 2009 // 8:43 AM

No non-gamers allowed

There may not be any special handshakes or furtive high signs for it, but make no mistake: Video gamers are part of a secret society.

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3 Nov 2009 // 9:50 AM

News of a new, extra-large, extra-priced portable from Nintendo was met more with confusion than enthusiasm when it was unveiled last week. The DSi XL

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14 Oct 2009 // 1:31 AM

When the going gets tough ... let the game play itself

Like many younger brothers I had a contentious relationship with my older brother. We butted heads, fought, lied, accused each other of unimaginable atrocities and

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25 Sep 2009 // 3:33 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Nintendo Ltd. cut the price of its popular Wii console by $50 to $199, the latest price reduction by video game console makers who have

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