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Nintendo a bit lackluster at E3

Nintendoe3_690x429 Like last year, Nintendo opted to air a 45 minute digital event rather than hold a traditional press conference. To their credit, their use of Muppet-like dolls actually made me chuckle a little bit, and had my son rolling on the flour with laughter. It was a bit odd, but I guess it worked.

 

Nintendo Posts a Special “Short” Nintendo Direct

nintendo_direct_logo_129x129 Nintendo posted a special, yet short, Nintendo Direct today. In it, they outlined a number of current and new games coming to Wii U and 3DS this year. There was even a special amiibo announcement. Here are the details on today's announcements. We will cover each of these titles when they become available. For now, enjoy these few details we have received from a Nintendo Press release today!

 

Bill Trinen IS STILL with Nintendo. We have been #Trintroll ‘d

Nintendo-Logo-2-512_129x129 According to his Twitter account, Bill Trinen is no longer an employee of Nintendo of America. In his profile, Tirnen has writte, “Used to work at Nintendo.” Although there has been no official word from Trinen or Nintendo in the form of a press release, all we have to go on for now is Trinen’s own social media comments. His latest Tweet? “I guess nothing can last forever.”   I guess nothing can last for ever. — Bill Trinen (@trintran) May…

 
 

Splatoon Nintendo Direct – Watch it here!

nintendo_direct_logo_129x129 I'm not going to spoil what was in the Nintendo Direct today. Basically, it was awesome. I originally had no desire to play this game, but the more I've seen of it, the more I want to play it. The addition of those fantastic amiibo helps as well.

 

Nintendo responds on amiibo demand

amiibo-link Nintendo recently sent out a release which speaks to amiibo demand and the companies desire to make amiibo available to everyone.

 

Disney Infinity 3.0 to include Star Wars

d3star Disney Infinity 3.0 first leaked photos of Mulan, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen, and characters from Tron as well as characters from the new Disney/Pixar film "Inside Out". Today there are images showing Star Wars characters on the box art as well as the figures of Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars and Ahsoka from Clone Wars.

 
 

Can One Amazing Game Ruin Another Amazing Game

cities-xl-43 I firmly believe that one outstanding game can ruin another outstanding game, especially when talking about games that require a significant time investment. Few indie titles get missed because they are generally shorter. Thankfully, if two 'big' indie games launch in the same week they are short enough for me to enjoy both.

 

Yarn Yoshi amiibo Priced higher in UK

1394715907_yoshi-s-new-island3_790x474 Yarn Yoshi amiibo have gone up for preorder at retailers across the UK, and amiibo hunters may - or may not - be surprised at another price increase. At what point is price too high? For these particular figures, I'm not sure there is a price that is "too much."

 

Nintendo Titles you Don’t Want to Miss

Club-Nintendo We have had a wonderful relationship with Nintendo for well over a year now. They are great at answering questions, inviting us to events, and providing us with copies of games for review. Certain games are either free-to-play, meaning we don't need to wait for a review copy, or Nintendo simply doesn't have copies available for certain things.

 
 

Nintendo Direct: amiibo

image-1024x726 Today's Nintendo Direct shed a lot of light on the newest wave of amiibo, as well as other amiibo that will be launching later this year in conjunction with a number of games. Here are the highlights (courtesy of my viewing, and Nintendo of Canada's Press Release):