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Nintendo E3 2015: Perception and Reality

It is the morning after. The morning after a seemly dismal Nintendo E3 performance. You would think that Nintendo’s showcase from their Digital Event was worse than that of their press conference in 2008. You would think that Nintendo showed nothing new, nothing exciting, nothing cute, nothing worth playing, but that is simply not true.

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The Future of the Nintendo Legacy

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Nintendo has been around for a long time; since September 23, 1889, when it was founded as Nintendo Koppai. This company has existed for a much longer period than what is commonly considered their competition. Sony, a fellow Japanese company, was started in 1946, and Mircosoft has only been around since 1975. You could easily look at these much younger companies and applaud them for all they have been able to accomplish is a shorter time, but it is Nintendo’s humbleness that sets them apart from so many other companies and is one of the things that I believe will keep Nintendo around for generations to come. Nintendo has been successful in bringing joy to people’s lives and creating its own unique culture. Nintendo is more than just a company and it has a legacy.

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Wii U

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I went into Gamestop about a month ago, looking to preorder the Wii U.  I was turned down.  They said they couldn’t handle anymore Wii U preorders.  I wanted to shell out my hard earned cash and they wouldn’t take it.  Wow.  I didn’t have a whole lot of money to blow anyway, so I pretty much at that point had given up on going for the Wii U (atleast for 2012).

Lately I had been reading about Wii U alot online, watching online video reviews, and just started getting really hyped for the machine.  First off, that Wii U Game Pad is beautiful, sleek, and black.  The screen is beautiful.  Way back when I had no reason to believe that the GBA third pillar would fall, I had envisioned then what the next gen Game Boy would be, and that image in my head looks very similar to the Game Pad we see before us today.  My guess at the time was that it would play Game Cube discs; not stream video from a console.  In any case, I had gotten myself so hyped, that I figured I owed it to myself to go to Gamestop and play the demo unit there.  I figured they must have a demo unit set up by now.  I had some errands to run, so I decided I would do those after I checked out the Wii U.  So I arrived there, messed with the demo unit, and figured what have I got to lose by asking if they had any.  I went over, and my question went something like “you guys don’t have the Wii U, don’t you?”  The response was “We do today, but not yesterday.  You are lucky.”  My heart went beating fast.  Hold on boy.  Remember you don’t have a whole lot of money here.  You are gonna regret it later.  I pulled the trigger, and my heart beated fast.  I put all my errands on hold and went home quickly.  That is my story for the day.  Seeing that it is Christmas season, I figured it wouldn’t be easy to get one, but I did today.  Lucky me.

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10 Spooky Halloween Games for Nintendo Fanboys

Boo!!  Happy Halloween from Wii Are Fanboys.  I know its not Halloween just quite yet, but what I usually like to do in the weeks leading up to Halloween is to play lots of Halloween themed video games to get me into a spine-tingling mood.  So without further ado, here is my list of recommendations for an extremely ghoulish time this year.

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Best Intro Ever?

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Does this game intro still give you goosebumps today?  It does to me.  There have been many new games to have come out since PSO, but the emotions this game conjures up is second to none.  We did get a PSO game for the DS, that while decent, wasn’t quite as memorable as its predecessor.  I would really love to see an upgraded port of this come to the 3DS.  It would be perfect on the 3DS.  Make it happen, Sega.  Do it for the people that want to experience it again.  And especially do it for the people that never quite got that chance.

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Episode 024 – Falling For 3DS

Well, it’s been almost 2 months but we’ve finally posted a new episode. I feel like I’m writing these apology posts once a month but so be it. Sorry to all our listeners for the sporadic release schedule. Were doing our best and as always thanks for sticking with us. This episode, while being a short one, is still full of awesome Nintendo goodness. So download HERE and enjoy! By the way, Adam and I have been brainstorming like crazy and have a bunch of episode ideas in the pipeline so stay tuned… Or subscribed. Whatever.

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Summer of Backlog

There hasn’t been a ton of games to play this summer so I’ve been doing what I always do, working on my backlog. Most of the games I’ve completed in the last month range from old to very old. Much like Adam, I don’t feel the need to rate the games I write about. I just figured I would touch on each game I played and the experience of playing it. I started out this month finally completing a title I’d missed back at it’s release date.

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