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Jul14

Nintendo announces miniature NES

2016 at 05:20 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Fans of retro video games everywhere will be excited to hear that Nintendo has announced a brand-new miniature NES system! The tiny-sized console won’t be able to use actual NES carts, but will rather come pre-loaded with 30 NES classics, allowing gamers to re-explore the best of the best from the 1980s console. The list includes titles like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and many more. The new release, unlike the full-sized original NES, will be compatible with HD televisions, and the controller will even be able to be plugged into Nintendo’s Wiimote for use on the WiiU! The NES Classic Edition will be available on November 11th for $59.99, so keep your eyes peeled for this cool retro release this holiday season!

May05

Vans unveils Nintendo-themed sneakers

2016 at 07:14 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Shoe company Vans is getting retro this summer with their new line of Nintendo footwear! The upcoming line, which will include a number of Vans’ popular releases like the Old Skool, Classic Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi sneakers, will feature a number of unique Nintendo-themed styles and decorations. Classic Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Duck Hunt will be decorating these cool new shoes, along with styles based on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System and its controllers. This brand-new line of retro gaming footwear is currently scheduled to release this June, with more designs surely on the way!

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Sep24

Nintendo celebrates 125th anniversary

2014 at 11:56 am by admin | Comments Off

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Nintendo has become one of the most popular household names in video gaming, with numerous popular franchises like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, Metroid, and more releasing over the past couple of decades. The international gaming company has now reached a new milestone as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this week! This marks the original creation of the Nintendo Koppai company, which was created in September 1889 as a playing card company. Producing popular Hanafuda cards for several decades, Nintendo began expanding its brand name into several other business ventures in 1956, before working on toy development with the Ultra Hand in 1966 and laser gun toys in 1973.

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The company came into the emerging video game industry around the same time, creating light gun arcade games like Wild Gunman along with home consoles like the Color TV-Game in 1977. Nintendo hit the international spotlight with the release of the Donkey Kong arcade system in 1981, featuring Jumpman as the protagonist, whom would eventually be renamed as Mario. After producing several Game and Watch handheld games through the late 1970s and early 1980s, Nintendo launched the Family Computer, or Famicom for short, in 1983, introducing video gaming to households with games like Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and other gaming franchises. The Famicom was renamed to the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, when it was released overseas, and the company has remained one of the largest names in video gaming to this day. The company has since revived and reinvented the video game industry several times over, with consoles like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Wii, and 3DS continuing to take risks and find new ways to entertain and inspire players worldwide.

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As Nintendo celebrates its 125th anniversary this week, video game enthusiasts and Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to from the company. With games like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon, and the new upcoming Legend of Zelda game in 2015, as well as the New 3DS handheld console releasing in Japan and NA later this year, Nintendo shows no signs of slowing down even after a decade of business. Let’s see where the next 125 years takes Nintendo and video gaming in general!

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