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E3 2016 Update

Postby Jonah » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:35 pm

If you were worried that the only game at E3 would be Zelda Wii U, then you will be happy to know that other games will feature during Nintendo's Treehouse Live Digital Event. Nintendo's main live stream on 14th June will be purely Zelda based, but Treehouse Live's showing on the 15th will include Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE. The 16th June will boast a 'Pokemon Special' event, at the heart of which I'm sure will be more Pokemon Sun and Moon footage. It's interesting to note that Sun and Moon footage will feature at the start of Nintendo's Zelda stream on 14th.

The following information concerning Nintendo's E3 live streams is sourced from Nintendo Life.

Nintendo Treehouse and Developer Broadcast - 14th June at 9am Pacific / noon Eastern / 5pm UK / 6pm CET
The main show from our perspective, which prom [...]
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Pokemon Name Change Debate

Postby Jonah » Tue May 31, 2016 3:50 pm

Translation can be such a difficult work, and it seems that Game Freak's recent efforts to retranslate Pokemon into traditional and simplified Chinese is causing a stir in Hong Kong. Various news outlets have reported that a number of Pokemon fans marched to a Japanese consulate demanding that the name of certain Pokemon be changed, that Pokemon being the infamous Pikachu. Apparently prior to recent translation efforts, Pikachu was 比卡超 (Bei-kaa-chyu), but now He's 皮卡丘 (Pikaqiu). One Chinese gamer in reaction to the change responded by saying, "Pikachu is 比卡超, not 皮卡丘, I hereby vow I will never buy from Nintendo again, unless you finally understand what is Cantonese and the correct Chinese usage." The issue, it seems originates from a current debate in the country surrounding the simplification of Chinese, which some suggest threatens the existence o [...]
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Do you still use Miitomo?

Postby Jonah » Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 pm

I just browsed through some Nintendo based articles and came across one titled, 'Another one bites the dust: Nintendo’s Miitomo hemorrhaging users'. According to the article, current users of the app is now 74% lower than it was at its peak, more than half of its users on a given week won't come back and play it the following week, and Miitomo's average usage is 2.3 times a week.

Personally speaking, I logged onto Miitomo yesterday after a long absence, but that wasn't due to Miitome being a poor app. Of late, I just haven't had enough time to play Nintendo games, and so I had a break from Miitomo as well. I do think it's a shame, however, that Miitomo is simply a Q&A app. It would be nice if users could post messages to other users, or perhaps have their own kind of message wall similar to that on Facebook.

What are your thoughts on Miitomo as it st [...]
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Nintendo's New Slogan

Postby Jonah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 am

Nintendo's rethink over its branding continues. Earlier in the year, Nintendo reverted its main branding back to red and white, and now it has revealed a new slogan.

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What do you think?
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Sega Confirms Sega Classics Collection for Europe

Postby Jonah » Wed May 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Sega 3D Classics Collection is heading to Europe! Sega announced its upcoming launch in a 'Sega Central' Youtube show, but there's still no release date as of yet. The compilation features 9 classics Sega titles, and there's also a tenth title which can be unlocked. The nine main titles are Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II and Altered Beast. The tenth game which is hidden away can be found by following the instructions found here.

I'm really looking forward to playing this.
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Minecraft Super Mario Pack Announced

Postby Jonah » Mon May 09, 2016 4:45 pm

I've never had a personal interest in MineCraft, at least that was until todays announcement regarding the free free Super Mario Mash-Up pack which will be made available on 18th May in Europe. Details about the pack can be obtained by reading the press release below.

"On May 17, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack comes to Minecraft: Wii U Edition as a free game update. After downloading the update, players who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition digital game, which launched last December, will have immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures. All this new content is inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. When the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition launches in stores on June 17 at a suggested retail price of $29.99, the Supe [...]
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Affordable Space Adventures

Postby Jonah » Thu May 05, 2016 7:21 am

Last week, I took advantage of the latest Humble Indie Bundle for Nintendo systems, and Affordable Space Adventures came with the package. What a game!

The game's plot is simple. Due to being conned by duplicitous advertising, the gamer is trapped in an old clapped out space shuttle on a dark mysterious planet. Using only your craft, players must manoeuvre through hazardous caves, solve puzzles, and avoid dangers such as laser beams and mines. There are 38 levels in all, and the difficulty level gradually increases along the way, from very easy to very difficult. The ship comes equipped with a multi-purpose scanner which can also be used as a light, and flare targeting system. Other ship features include options such as thrust, a stabilizer, mass generator etc. More features are gradually unlocked over time, and are accessible via the touch screen, however, over usage of t [...]
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