​Your First Time

I have a lot of things to say about Nintendo's disastrous financial report. But who needs all that negativity? I'm on vacation, and about to visit New York for the first time. Among the must-do items on my five-day tour is a stop by the Nintendo World Store, also a first for me (of course). » 1/17/14 6:50pm 1/17/14 6:50pm

Talking Deadly Towers NES with Broderbund's Producer, Alan Weiss

Guilty pleasures. I have a thing for games and movies that other people dislike. This goes back to the old school days of Nintendo and one of those games that I loved was Deadly Towers. I played it when it first came out and back then, it was one of the most difficult games around. I'd always been curious about the… » 1/07/14 4:46pm 1/07/14 4:46pm

Is Dr. Robotnik Really Such a Bad Guy?

Well, probably, yes. At least right now. The question here, though, is whether or not Robotnik has always been a villain. I mean, look at that picture. He looks so jolly; like a young Santa Claus. He just looks like he wants to give you a big hug. Anyway, this whole idea started for me when a friend of mine, who has… » 11/25/13 6:11am 11/25/13 6:11am

Nintendo’s Lost IP, Part 10: WiiWhere?

This is it! The last one. After this week’s entry in my series on the franchises Nintendo seems to have abandoned, I’m moving on to something else. What better way to end than on an enigma: Nintendo creates one of the best-selling video game consoles of all time in the Wii, yet fails to match its competitors’ software… » 9/01/13 12:00pm 9/01/13 12:00pm

Nintendo’s Lost IP, Part 9: Enough of this DS

We’re almost done! Just two posts left in this series on the franchises Nintendo has left behind. Some would be welcome back to aid the flagging Wii U or further boost the 3DS! Others… not so much. It’s really amazing, though, just how many IP Nintendo has introduced over the last 30 years, only to abandon it later for … » 8/25/13 12:00pm 8/25/13 12:00pm

Nintendo’s Lost IP, Part 6: In Living Color

Picking up where we left off last week, let’s continue our look at the handheld game series Nintendo released but never saw fit to keep alive to this day. This time our subject is the Game Boy Color, the only video game system in history to use Comic Sans as its logo typeface. » 8/04/13 12:21pm 8/04/13 12:21pm