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Satoru Iwata “Was Open & Generous. Best Boss I Ever Had”, Says Smash Bros. Creator Sakurai In Eulogy

17 August 2015
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away about a month ago, and the creator of Super Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai wrote a touching eulogy in Japan’s Famitsu gaming magazine about the man whom he called a dear friend and the best boss he ever had. “Satoru Iwata was a man of virtue. Where a normal person…

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RIP Satoru Iwata. Nintendo President Passes Away At 55

12 July 2015
RIP Satoru Iwata

Yesterday was a sad day for the world of gaming. Nintendo today announced that their 4th President, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at the age of 55 due to cancer. RIP Satoru Iwata! 😥 To quote Nintendo’s press release: “Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11,…

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Xbox One Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible Support Coming. PS4 Will Not Counter (E3 2015)

18 June 2015
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Xbox One will be getting Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility support this holiday! FOR FREE! That’s right, if you own any digital or physical Xbox 360 games, you will be able to re-download them on Xbox One free-of-charge! Here is Larry Herb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, discussing how Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One will…

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The Making of Mario Bros. & Super Mario Maker Behind the Scenes Video with Shigeru Miyamoto (E3 2015)

17 June 2015
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Making of Super Mario Bros Lakitu Cloud Ride Miyamoto Early Designs 1984 Art Official

The Making of Super Mario Bros. & Super Mario Maker for Wii U with Shigeru Miyamoto is a behind-the-scenes featurette that gives fans a rare look at how creators Shiggy & Takashi Tezuka (Nicknamed “Ten Ten” and Miyamoto’s long-time collaborator for 30 years. He wrote the script & plot for Zelda 1 & 2 on…

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Mario 30th Anniversary E3 2015 Video & Let’s Super Mario Charity Contest

17 June 2015
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Mario’s 30th Anniversary is being celebrated THIS YEAR, as Nintendo’s mascot who changed the gaming world forever made his debut way back on September 13th, 1985! Can you believe it’s been 30 years?! Many of us were pretty much born with a NES controller in our hand & Super Mario Bros. on the TV! To…

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Rare Replay Collection 30 Games List. Xbox One E3 2015 Announcement Trailer

17 June 2015
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Rare Replay gives Xbox One fans 30 classic Rareware masterpieces on August 4th 2015 for the low, low, criminally low price of only $30 bucks! It doesn’t get any better than that! See the full Rare Replay Collection 30 games list below! Check out the announcement video for Rare Replay. Rare fans will be super…

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E3 2015 Square Enix Press Conference Roundup

16 June 2015
E3 2015 Square Enix Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2015 Square Enix Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Square Enix’s PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC & Mobile game lineup. Square Enix’s E3 2015 keynote conference started on June 16th at 10:00AM PDT / 1:00PM EDT / 6:00PM GMT and lasted an hour and…

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E3 2015 Nintendo Press Conference Roundup

16 June 2015
E3 2015 Nintendo Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2015 Nintendo Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Nintendo’s Wii U & 3DS game lineup. Nintendo’s E3 2015 keynote conference started on June 16th at 9:00AM PDT / 12:00PM EDT / 5:00PM GMT and lasted an hour. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup… Exciting surprises this year were:…

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EarthBound Beginnings Out Now! “EarthBound Zero” Hits Wii U Virtual Console At Long Last

14 June 2015
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EarthBound Zero aka Mother 1 that originally only appeared on the Japanese NES (Famicom) is OUT NOW for Wii U Virtual Console worldwide as “EarthBound Beginnings”! Glory hallelujah praise the Lord! 😀 Check out this launch trailer for “EarthBound Beginnings”; exclusively for Wii U Virtual Console! That’s right, the original NES EarthBound game, known as…

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Watch the Nintendo World Championships 2015 Tournament Kick Off E3 2015

14 June 2015
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The Nintendo World Championships 2015 is set to kick off E3 2015 with a BANG! Watch as Nintendo revives a relic of the 8bit past (1990’s Nintendo World Championship Tournament) and revives it for a whole new Wii U/3DS generation! Check out this hilarious announcement trailer for the Nintendo World Championships 2015 starring Reggie! To…

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E3 2015 Schedule

14 June 2015
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E3 2015 Logo June 14-18 Los Angeles Convention Center Artwork

Here’s the E3 2015 Schedule. Note: Not sure what time each event starts at in your timezone? Check out Timezoneconverter.com or look at the overview picture below to see all major timezones. For reference, E3 2015 takes place in America’s Los Angeles Convention Center in California. So as an example, their local time 9AM PST…

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E3 2015 Dates

14 June 2015
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Here are the E3 2015 Dates if you’re only interested in the big three’s press conferences. This page lists the E3 2015 Nintendo, Sony & Microsoft Press Conferences. Nintendo meanwhile will live stream a packed Nintendo Digital Event this year that includes a revival of the Nintendo World Championships! (originally from 1990!) Additionally, this year…

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SaGa 2015 & Imperial SaGa JRPGs Announced In Japan (PC, PS Vita)

30 April 2015
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SaGa 2015 & Imperial SaGa, for PS Vita & PC, respectively, have been announced by Square Enix for Japan, as the latest titles in the long-running SaGa JRPG series. No word on a Western release (date or platform), but we may get one at the upcoming E3 2015 convention in June. Check out this trailer…

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Skull Kid Cosplay

20 April 2015
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Authentic Skullkid cosplay! Cosplayer’s “Shikarius” and “Phasers” have done justice to The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask fans with these incredible photographs! They will definitely put a smile on the face of Zelda fans with their insanely detailed work. These Skull Kids almost look real! Here is the Skull Kid cosplay image gallery. Click on…

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Pokken Tournament Roster List Adds Pikachu, Gardevoir, Suicune & Blaziken

25 January 2015
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Pokken Tournament Pikachu Character Artwork

The Pokefighter “Pokken Tournament roster list” has added Pikachu, Gardevoir, Suicune & Blaziken to its lineup of the already confirmed Lucario & Machamp. See the awesome official artwork for each new fighter here-under. Check out the all-new Pokken Tournament Gameplay Trailer. Made by the same team that creates Tekken Tournament and Soul Calibur and the…

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