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An Open Letter to Nintendo

Dear Nintendo,

It's no small secret that I love you. I have your Starman tattooed on my shoulder. I have one of every system you have ever produced, and yours are the games I remember the most fondly from my childhood.

My childhood is over now, and I have grown less than enthused with you recently.

EA's Origin Service Could Be Coming To The Wii U

The Wii U may have been revealed already but there are still a lot of things we don’t know about the console and likely won’t know until it re-emerges at E3 2012.  Nintendo’s direction with the Wii U seems somewhat unfocused as of now but one major bullet point that folks like Reggie Fils-Aime made known in countless interviews is that Nintendo will be trying to provide a better online infrastructure in both how gamers play games online and how they purchase their online based content.

Nintendo Holiday Game Line-Up Hands On Impressions & Swag Contest


Normally you're not allowed to peak at your presents before Christmas, but that's not the case with Nintendo. They invited us down to their Vancouver offices to give us a hands-on demo of their upcoming holiday and lineup. They even let us walk away with some rare Star Fox promotional gifts for YOU as an early stocking stuffer. Read on to find out what we thought of Nintendo's upcoming games and how to get your hands on some swag!



The Nintendo Wii: A Retrospective

Since its release in 2006, the Nintendo Wii has to be both the most praised and the most criticized system of our generation. It was a pretty even split down the middle between people who loved the motion controls and hated them, as well as people who loved the casual, accessible games and hardcore gamers who couldn't be bothered. With the Wii U (I still hate that name) due out next year and the Wii losing much momentum over the past two years, it's time to wave good-bye to the system that ushered in the age of motion controls.

Nintendo Does The Unthinkable: Prepping New Control Add-On For 3DS

The past few months haven’t exactly been that kind to the Nintendo 3DS much to the surprise of gamers and those within the money filled halls of Nintendo HQ.  Nailing down the reason the 3DS hasn’t set the world on fire yet is tough to do since it’s easy to put the blame on Nintendo for over-estimating the 3D fad and simply building a minor DS upgrade around such a thing.

Nintendo To Release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "Golden" Bundle.

In the world of Collector's Edition, Limited Edition and "Insert Random Word Here" Editions, Wii games don't usually see that many get released for them. Now Nintendo is looking to offer their Wii fans some Collector's Edition love with the announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Bundle.

The Super Nintendo: A Celebration of Life


August 23rd, 1991 - Nintendo releases the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. Children all around had their first taste of Super Mario World, and the angels rejoiced. And it was good.

Pokemon and Minecraft Collide In Pokemobs

Since it’s the weekend and I decided to take a break from writing my latest review, I came across something I wanted to share with all the fine readers of Shogun Gamer.  For the past year or so Minecraft has taken ahold of the gaming community since it’s an addicting game and it allows people to further show their creativity, whether it’s through building a decadent castle or recreating the Starship Enterprise in a 1:1 match right down to including every single engine room.  Maybe I’m surprised by this new Minecraft mod because I don’t follow the community as intensively as I do o

The Strange, Strange World of Pokémon

I am going to give you a dramatic reveal: I am a Pokémon freak. I am in my mid-20s, and I own every single version of the North American releases. I buy the new generations, I beat the Champions, and God help me I trade with eight-year-olds over the Internet. 

A Few Hidden Wii U Controller Features Are Uncovered

Nintendo may have unveiled the Wii U at E3 this year but there are still a handful of details about the new console that are completely elusive.  Beyond normal things like when the console is going to be released and how much it’ll cost, we still have no firm concept of what sort of online infrastructure Nintendo will be creating for the Wii U and how the new tablet controller will be utilized in games is still something that has yet to be grasped by most people.

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