Tag: Nintendo

PlayStation just made a big TV commercial push for Ghost of Tsushima

Gaming industry TV ad spend saw a 5.39% decrease in July, dipping down to an estimated $17.8 million from June’s $18.7 million. Although 11 brands aired ads, Sony drove the bulk of the spend with its PlayStation brand, which continues to be a leader this summer for both impressions and budget outlay. GamesBeat has partnered […]

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The RetroBeat: Why the heck didn’t the GameCube sell better?

What’s your favorite video game console of all time? That’s one of the most fun questions you can ask folks who love games. For me, the answer could change depending on the day and my mood. Yet a lot of the time, I’ll choose the Nintendo GameCube. And this isn’t that odd of an answer! […]

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Nintendo Switch hits 61.4 million sold, Animal Crossing tops 22. 4 million

Nintendo has sold more than 61.4 million Switch hybrid game consoles, and it has sold more than 22.4 million copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Those numbers aren’t a coincidence, as the Japanese company is the latest to benefit from gamers sheltering in place. Nintendo reported the news in its earnings report for the first […]

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Pikmin 3’s October 30 release date on Switch is scary

Nintendo has finally given us a release date for Switch game for the rest of 2020. I’m just surprised by how late in the calendar Pikmin 3 is landing. As a Nintendo fan, it’s honestly kind of scary. Pikmin 3 Deluxe will debut October 30. The original version of Pikmin 3 came out for the […]

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A Writer Accidentally Put A ‘Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Recipe Into Their Book

For modern writers, the ability to use a search engine to research subjects is an incredible skill that would make researchers of old insanely jealous. Libraries are important, of course, but in a pinch you can use Google or YouTube to learn something your characters would already know. Unless you aren’t careful and accidentally put […]

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Star Fox 2 Almost Had A Black Female Pilot With Incredible Hair, And I. Am. Smitten.

Image: Nintendo One drip of information in the deluge coming from Nintendo’s latest “Gigaleak” was source code and unused assets for Star Fox 2, including a never-before-seen human character. Completed in 1995, Nintendo shelved the game out of fear it’d look inferior to the next-gen graphics of the PlayStation. (The game was subsequently released as […]

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A Massive Nintendo Leak Exposed New Details About The Making Of Some Classic Games

Nintendo nostalgia fans had a big weekend for an unfortunate reason as a massive leak of the company’s data shared new details about the development of many of their favorite Nintendo properties. Development and beta code from many of Nintendo’s biggest franchises including, Mario, Star Fox, and even Pokemon allegedly leaked to hackers on the […]

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Paper Mario: The Origami King can’t dethrone The Last of Us: Part II when it comes to TV ads

From mid-June to mid-July, the gaming industry — largely propelled by PlayStation — had a modest 5.05% increase in TV ad impressions and a 0.83% increase in estimated spend compared to the previous 30-day period. Overall, 13 brands spent an estimated $15.4 million airing 32 spots over 4,900 times, generating 779.5 million TV ad impressions […]

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A Fake Twitter Account Trolled Nintendo Fans Desperate for New Switch Games

Screen shot courtesy of Nintendo With no new games currently slated for release for the rest of 2020, Nintendo fans are so desperately thirsty for any information, they were tricked into watching a very Not Safe For Work video on Twitter yesterday. The account was set up to look like an official Twitter account in stealth […]

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The ‘Donkey Kong Country’ Soundtrack Is Better Than Xanax

Image courtesy of Nintendo The VICE staff’s personally vetted recommendations to help us all survive the very strange time that is coronavirus quarantine. Back in the mid-70s, longtime San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen coined the word ‘nostalcoholic,’ meaning someone who is so fixated on—perhaps addicted to—a glorifying view of the past that they’re unable […]

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June 2020 NPD: The Last of Us Part II has best U.S. launch month of the year

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! The video game business was up once again in the United States last month, but some segments are starting to cool off. June software sales kept their momentum as people still have few other options to put their entertainment dollars, according to industry-tracking firm The […]

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LEGO Teases A NES Console

One of the reasons why LEGO is beloved by so many is that you can build just about anything you want with it, with your imagination being the limits. In fact, if you’re looking for a new LEGO set to build, the company has posted a teaser video on to Twitter in which they are […]

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Lego is making a Nintendo Entertainment System set, and I want it

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. The Lego-Nintendo  partnership began earlier this year. The two companies revealed a new Mario toy set that enables fans to build their own levels. But the collaboration goes beyond Mario. Lego teased the Nintendo Entertainment System set today that has builders putting […]

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What was the better investment in 1985: Super Mario Bros or Apple stock?

Wanna hear something disgusting? A vintage copy of Super Mario Bros. on the NES was just sold at auction for $114,000. Admittedly, it’s one of the most influential games ever (it introduces Mario to the world) and the specific copy was given a 9.4 grading, which means it’s in near-perfect condition. Oh, and there’s some weird technicality about […]

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