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The dawn of the NES

In Japan, a small consumer electronics company called Nintendo was having lots of success with their console the Famicom. Wanting to garner international success, they locked their sights on the USA

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Why E3 2016 may be the best year yet

E3 2016 is less than two months away so it is time to start getting hyped up. Can Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and the rest deliver some blow-out news that will make this years E3 the best in a long while?

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Xenoblade Chronicles X – Review

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a massive game and one that truly shows off what the Wii U is capable of. But is it worth your time? Hear Joshua Goldie’s thoughts

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Photo: Nintendo Co. Ltd., skip Ltd.

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash – Review

Plug in and play with Chibi-Robo in this pint-sized hero’s latest game! But, does Chibi-robo have the capacity to pull off an adventure of this scale? Read on to see if the genre shift was really the best choice for Nintendo’s little hero

Geist, Photo: Nintendo Co. Ltd, n-Space Inc.

Geist – Retro Review

Josh Goldie goes back in time and takes possession of a GameCube in order to bring you Geist, Nintendo’s unique answer to the first-person shooter genre

Triforce Heroes; Photo: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Does Link’s latest adventure, Triforce Heroes, make it onto the cover of vogue, or is it nothing but a passing trend? Grab two friends (or just come alone) and read on!

Mario Kart 8

The Future of Mario Kart 8 DLC

At the time of writing this article, Nintendo have not announced any plans to release new Mario Kart 8 DLC, and so everything from here on out is speculation from me

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker – Review

Will Super Mario Maker help to shape the future of 2D Mario games, or have Nintendo readied a disaster? Josh Goldie tells all in his review

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What are you Wii U-ating for?

James Thursfield argues why it is time for gamers to pick up a Wii U

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The Battle of Olympus: Emphasis on ‘Battle’

Josh Goldie looks back at an extremely difficult NES game, The Battle of Olympus. A game which tests your memory as much as it does your patience

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An Island in the Sun – Super Mario Sunshine

Marcus Winchester revisits a love-or-hate classic in Super Mario Sunshine

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Former Nintendo Boss Dies

Jack Crutcher looks back on the revolutionary and influential career of Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi