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.
Category Archives: NES
I wanted to bring to light the original games that started it all for 2 of the most famous video game franchises of all time – Streetfighter and Punchout. The reason is simply because many gamers nowadays know little of their existence. While I tend to be more biased towards retro games, I still believe these 2 games to be the best ever in their respective franchises. Its unfortunate many never got to experience them. Hit the jump for more details.
Nintendo’s E3 press conferences always confuse me. I’m not the type of person that gets mad when they show things like Wii Fit U or SiNG (this make me think of CiNG and it makes me sad that Nintendo didn’t buy them when they went bankrupt). I just want there to be a better balance to what is showcased during the actual press conference. Something that could help address this issue is by fixing another issue I have, time management. Nintendo E3 press conferences usually have very slow speech, long pauses and Matryoshka dolls worth of introductions. Continue reading
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Nintendo’s picks on what to update for their 3D Classics line has been lackluster at best. Sure Excitebike was exciting (the best choice of the bunch). The others aren’t all that bad. I’ve enjoyed me some Urban Champion playing here and there. It’s just hard to believe that out of the entire retro catalog Nintendo had at their disposal, they chose those games (I’m looking at you Twin Bee). It’s a bit of a head scratcher. But finally, they’ve redeemed themselves.
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.