Category: Features

Remembering The Wii’s Channels

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Nintendo will be shutting down five of its classic Wii channels as well as other WiiConnect24 services. Here's a quick video taking a look back at the Weather Channel, News Channel, Check Mii Out, Everybody Votes ...

Is the Wii U Doomed?

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Wii U has fallen on hard times, but are things really as bad for Nintendo as industry watchers would have you believe?

Zelda’s Undecided Portable Future, and its Poor Reflection on Nintendo

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In an interview during E3, Zelda creator and Nintendo development director Shigeru Miyamoto suggested his company is still undecided when it comes to The Legend of Zelda's portable future. The maestro explained to I...

Evaluating Nintendo’s E3 2012 Conference

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Nintendo's 2008 conference is remembered as one of the weakest in E3 history. Despite Wii's industry-changing success, it was evident that year that Nintendo had failed to reinvest its success, and we were shown lit...

Evaluating Sony’s E3 2012 Conference

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Everything is relative. I've seen some disastrous E3 conferences in my time, but few made me as frustrated as Microsoft's ode to everything but video games earlier today. In that light, it was hard not to enjoy Sony...

Everything we know about New Super Mario Bros. Wii U

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Nintendo's E3 conference is still more than 12 hours away, and that's simply too long a wait for Mario news. Luckily, Sunday's Nintendo Direct did show a few tantalizing moments of what will presumably Wii U's all new...

Evaluating Microsoft’s E3 2012 Conference

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I described Microsoft's 2011 conference as "one of the single dullest" I've ever watched. Oh, to be that innocent again. As with last year's show, Microsoft's 2012 presser was not a disaster. It lacked the GIF-wor...

E3 2012: Microsoft and Sony Conference Predictions

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Microsoft's E3 2012 press conference will be held at 9:30am PDT on Monday, June 4th. Sony's will be held at 6pm PDT on the same date. That's right, as overwhelmingly thrilling as it may be, that's less than a week a...

E3 2012: Nintendo Conference Predictions

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Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference will be held on June 5th at 9AM PDT, with the company's cast of lovable executives on-hand to reintroduce the world to Wii U and hype 3DS. That’s just a week away, making now the ...

Recording Game Footage Tips and Tricks

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Should Sony bring Nathan Drake to iPhone?

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Nintendo, Fix Your Devolpment Cycles

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Based on the article It’s Time Nintendo Got A Hold of Its Dev Cycles.

It’s Time Nintendo Got A Hold of Its Dev Cycles

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Five years since The Legend of Zelda's last console appearance, Skyward Sword is about to be released. It's bound to be an incredible game, and I'm anticipating it with a degree of excitement I haven't experienced s...

Game Remakes and Re-Releases

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Video Game Names Part II: The Mario Series

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Video Game Names Part I: The Final Fantasy Series

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The 3DS Control Expansion Pack: An Avoidable PR Nightmare

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Anyone with an interest in the 3DS and an internet connection has surely already suffered through the news of an upcoming "control expansion pack" on its way to the 3DS. The device will add a second circle pad and a...

Should Nintendo bring Mario to iPhone?

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Nightmare Scenario: The All Digital Future

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With every new system, every new game, and every new feature we appear to be inching ever closer to a video game industry I want no part of. "Always online" DRM is becoming common, downloadable games are hotter than...

The Obvious Power of Social Media as a Marketing Tool, and How Video Game Companies Are Doing it Wrong

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It is utterly tired and cliché to say at this point that social media is a powerful marketing tool, but that doesn't make it any less true. Products can wither in obscurity if they don't receive attention online, an...

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