Nintendo through the years. <3

peterpayne:

Old school Nintendo humor. “Santa, please give me a Nintendo DS.”

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope Santa brings you all what you want most this year. ;)

Bling bling.

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July 4th Pokemon X & Pokemon Y Trailer

Hot on the heels of the new Japanese trailer released this morning is the reveal of a new Steel/Ghost type Pokémon for X and Y. This new Pokémon has reportedly been revealed as part of the Japan Expo taking place in Paris, and has the appearance of a sword. Named Monorpale in French and Hitotsuki in Japan, the Pokémon has an eerie look with its one-eyed glare, and with its Steel/Ghost typing – if true – will grant it as the first Pokémon with that specific type. Rumor has it that when Monorpale enters into battle it will unsheathe itself to show its true power.
Hot on the heels of the new Japanese trailer released this morning is the reveal of a new Steel/Ghost type Pokémon for X and Y. This new Pokémon has reportedly been revealed as part of the Japan Expo taking place in Paris, and has the appearance of a sword. Named Monorpale in French and Hitotsuki in Japan, the Pokémon has an eerie look with its one-eyed glare, and with its Steel/Ghost typing – if true – will grant it as the first Pokémon with that specific type. Rumor has it that when Monorpale enters into battle it will unsheathe itself to show its true power.

Hot on the heels of the new Japanese trailer released this morning is the reveal of a new Steel/Ghost type Pokémon for X and Y. This new Pokémon has reportedly been revealed as part of the Japan Expo taking place in Paris, and has the appearance of a sword. Named Monorpale in French and Hitotsuki in Japan, the Pokémon has an eerie look with its one-eyed glare, and with its Steel/Ghost typing – if true – will grant it as the first Pokémon with that specific type. Rumor has it that when Monorpale enters into battle it will unsheathe itself to show its true power.

cbiscuits:

threats are fun

The Eighth Generation Console Wars

An anonymous reader on Slashdot writes,

"Now that both Sony and Microsoft have announced their next-gen consoles, and we’ve gotten solid information about their hardware, technology, and features, Eurogamer asks whether Nintendo’s struggling Wii U will be able to hold its own once the new competition arrives. ‘Wii U has tanked — there’s no other way to put it — with even the release of traditional big-hitters like Dragon Quest 10 failing to make a dent in the Japanese market. If you believe certain analysts, April saw things getting even worse in the U.S. with the Wii U shifting under 40,000 units, easily outsold by the 360 and PS3 — and, even more embarrassingly, the Wii.’ If the Wii U doesn’t see a miraculous turnaround, Nintendo may be left with the difficult choice of whether to port its software to competing consoles. It’ll also serve as a bellwether to see if the big gamer complaint about the new Sony and Microsoft consoles — that they’re only partly about games — is honest. ‘At a time when the goal of its competitors is to own the living room, the extent of Nintendo’s ambition is simply to be in it — a dedicated games console, and no more.’"


Things looking pretty grim for Nintendo in the home console arena. On the bright side, their handheld sector is doing fantastically now, so all those doomers and gloomers saying, “Nintendo will have no choice but to go third party,” are pretty much ousting themselves as complete and total morons. Nintendo aren’t going anywhere. They are nowhere close to dead. They are still making bank — that their console isn’t selling as well as they’d hoped does not spell the deathknell for them, as they still make a profit once the owner of a Wii U buys one game, and chances are, if you bought a Wii U, you bought a game for it. ;)

They’ll make it through this off of their exclusives. That’s all they need, and getting them is assured. They will “fail” in that they will probably get last place this console generation in sales, but as long as they made a profit, does it realling count as a “failure?”

No. Of course it doesn’t.

People said the same thing about the PSP (outside of Japan anyway), yet, because it made a nice profit for Sony, they released a successor, the PS Vita. It too looks gloomy in sales, but it too has been profitable for Sony (though not as much as they would have liked). So, likewise, Sony’s computer entertainment / PlayStation division will also not be going anywhere anytime soon.

In fact, the only company I see that may be failing hard in their video game sector is Microsoft. The people have spoken: the Xbox One is a joke. I haven’t met a gamer yet that actually plans on purchasing one. Microsoft has revealed itself to be incredibly anti-consumer, and that will surely hurt them big time.

Personally, I’ll be getting a PS4 and Wii U at some point, along with sticking to my Vita and 3DS as my handheld platforms of choice, and the ever-present PC for non-console-exclusive titles and virtual reality experiences. I’ll also be dabbling with Android as a platform with the NVIDIA SHIELD, which I pre-ordered shortly after it was possible to do so; it will be replacing my aging iPod Touch for my general entertainment and mobile productivity needs.

What are you guys’ thoughts on all of this? What say you about the upcoming console war? One thing’s for sure: it’s gonna be mighty interesting to see what new and exciting experiences spring forth, dont’tcha think?

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Took about a week to get this uploaded, but I was building a new computer (more on that in a future video) so I couldn’t edit this. Aaaanyway, here is my unboxing/first impressions of Nintendo’s latest in its line of handheld gaming consoles, the 3DS XL. This is the Limited Pikachu Yellow Edition — FINALLY released to those of us in North America *shakes fist at NOA*. =P

Ninfia’s English name has been revealed! It is called Sylveon.

Its French name is Nymphali. I’m surprised it wasn’t called Nympheon in its English name like I speculated with a friend. Interesting…

CoroCoro said that more secrets will be revealed about it next month. Hopefully that includes typing. The moves it used in the trailer aren’t indicative of type though.

Trump Card (normal type move which Eevee learns at level 57), Swift (normal type move, probably taught via a Move Tutor, or they brought back Swift as a TM (or Sylveon learns it through levelling)), and two other moves I can’t figure out…Focus Blast, maybe? And one move which looks to be a buffer of some sort. Howl? That can’t be it since the move looked like it was absorbing something, not exhaling it. Charge, maybe? That’d be weird though…an Electric type move? Wait! It might be something like Calm Mind! That would probably be taught via TM04.


I can’t say for sure what that one offensive move was, but I think it was Focus Blast. That would have to have been taught via TM52, as I don’t think any Pokemon learns it through levelling up.

All current evidence is pointing to Sylveon being a Normal type. Stantler is the only Normal type that can learn Calm Mind through levelling, but it may be an exception no longer should Sylveon prove to be a Normal type. Plenty of Normal types can also learn Focus Blast as a TM. Trump Card and Swift are both Normal type moves (though several other types have access to them, so that doesn’t really prove anything).

But why is Nintendo being so secretive about its type then if its just Normal? Doesn’t add up. They may end up revealing a new type next month in CoroCoro. Game Freak haven’t done that since Gen 2, so that’ll be a welcome change.

Hoping for a Sound type of some sort so I can rub it in everyone’s faces (being the first person to ever speculate that about Sylveon and Yveltal’s typing and all), but I get the feeling it’s gonna be Light now, as a friend of mine speculated. Should that be the case, that pretty much confirms Yveltal as being part Light type to me as well. I was hoping only Xerneas would be the Light type, as it made sense with the glowing antlers of various colored lights and the whole “protecting
Midguard" and all, and that Yveltal would have something different, a second new type. But who knows? Maybe both of the legendaries share that type, like how Palkia, Dialga, Reshiram, and Zekrom are all part Dragon type.

Sylveon and Yveltal still have those same eyes…so even if it is Light type, I’ll still be correct in my previous speculation that Sylveon and Yveltal will share a type. I’m sorry, I’m not letting that go until otherwise proven wrong by the official source, there must be a reason that Sylveon and Yveltal have the same eyes and no other Pokemon have eyes like that.

Solatorobo Goes Gold!

You remember Solatorobo, that game I posted about before? Well, it just went gold. Look forward to its arrival on September 27th, 2011. :)