Genesis Does What Nintendon’t!
Lol. Remember this commercial from the 90s?
I think Stage 3 in Little Nemo: The Dream Master for NES is the most exciting stage in a NES game. It has such detail as smoke from the train and rustling trees in the background.
Do you have a favorite stage in a NES game?
Oh no! Nintendo Power is going to end :( I subscribed to it all throughout the 90’s. I have such fond memories of it. My favorite memory is reading all about the ‘upcoming’ Super Nintendo and dying for its release. Do you remember this magazine? Did you subscribe to it?
Nintendo Power coming to an end
Nintendo has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement with Future Publishing (the company that currently produces Nintendo Power) and has no intentions to take over the publication itself, according to insider sources speaking to Ars Technica. A now-deleted tweet from NP staff suggested this was accurate.
Reportedly “difficult to work with,” Nintendo is said to have taken no interest in working with Future on expanded online initiatives to strengthen the Nintendo Power brand. Editors and staff members were told that the magazine would be shut down sometime last week and have since begun transitioning to other Future publications, according to Ars Technica’s source.
We’ve reached out to Future Publishing and Nintendo for comment. Originally launching in 1988, Nintendo Power was run in-house by Nintendo until the property was licensed to Future in 2007.
Cool!! In the original Super Mario Bros for NES; play as Link, Mega Man, Simon Belmont, Samus, Ryu (Ninja Gaiden), Bill (Contra), and more!
» Play the game here (it’s in Flash)
This bill will be a fatal blow to classic gaming :( …For example: This puts all of those gameplay videos on YouTube in danger.
Apple and Microsoft join Nintendo et al in support of Internet-censorship bill
Initially we though Apple and Microsoft had come out in support of sopaipillas, the delicious and flaky fried pastry treat served in parts of Central and South America, as well as the North American Southwest. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that what they’re actually supporting is the far less scrumptious SOPA, or “Stop Online Piracy Act” which Nintendo, EA and Sony have already put their weight behind.
The supporting statement didn’t come from Apple or Microsoft directly, but rather through the Business Software Alliance; a trade group that represents both Apple and Microsoft, as well as other tech giants such as Adobe, McAfee, Dell and Symantec. Meanwhile, Internet-technology companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Zynga have taken a vocal
anti-sopaipillaanti-SOPA stance, going so far as to purchase a full-page ad in the New York Times.
We’re pretty worried this bill is going to pass, truth be told, so we’re going to take this opportunity to say everything we won’t be able to say once Internet censorship becomes the norm. Okay, ready?
Hey Internet, [REMOVED].
Here’s one way we can help: http://americancensorship.org/
What are your thoughts about this killer bill?
So Nintendo plans to release a successor to the Wii in 2012.
Nintendo has officially announced its intention to release a new console in 2012. According to a note published this morning on the company’s Japanese investor relations website, “Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.”
The terse announcement does nothing to clear up rumors surrounding the system, which has been linked to high-definition graphics, motion controls and a handheld touch screen. Less trustworthy industry sources have even indicated that the system’s rumored codename, “Project Cafe,” hints at its ability to shoot a cappuccino directly into your gaping mouth.
According to the investor note (posted after the break), Nintendo plans to show off a playable model of the Wii successor during this year’s E3, which takes places in Los Angeles from June 7th.
To whom it may concern:
Re: Wii’s successor system
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.
We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.
Edit: Oh! And it would seem a prototype has been released already: