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Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection

The coffee table book to end all coffee table books is currently being Kickstarted. 

This book will collect all the boxarts from the massive Super Famicom’s extensive library in one beautiful compilation. The project is a total labor of love by Super Famicom Guy and will cover classic games as well as overlooked obscurities. 

You only have to shell out a little less than $40 USD to gauruntee a copy of this beautiful tome. Check out/donate to the project here. 

UPDATE: Kickstarter project shut down due to copyright issues. :c [❤]

Reggie Fils-Amie Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Last week, Reggie was challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.
Today, Reggie, along with a bunch of other Nintendo big wigs stepped up to get cold water poured on them to raise ALS awareness. Check out the video here and delight in Reggie’s pain for a good cause. That’ll teach him to tease Mother 3 at E3! [❤]
Preorder: Smash Bros 3DS, Amiibo Figurines

Reggie Fils-Amie Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last week, Reggie was challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.

Today, Reggie, along with a bunch of other Nintendo big wigs stepped up to get cold water poured on them to raise ALS awareness. Check out the video here and delight in Reggie’s pain for a good cause. That’ll teach him to tease Mother 3 at E3! [❤]

Preorder: Smash Bros 3DS, Amiibo Figurines

A First Look at the New 3DS and 3DSXL Redesign

Emphasis on the word “New.”

The New 3DS models will feature:

  • A second control stick on the right side of the portable reminiscent of those old laptop mouse knobs. Looks like it runs incredibly smooth.
  • It will also sport faster running and download speeds.
  • The camera in the 3DS will be able to sense faces, making the 3D effect look great from all angles
  • The bottom screen will have NFC reading capabilities for Amiibos

And would you look at that sexy Super Famicom style buttons. Now, the bad news.

Those of us in the West won’t be seeing these until 2015. Japan will get them Oct 11. Will you be upgrading to one of these sweet babies? [❤]

Buy: 3DS/2DS Consoles, Amiibo Figurines
Miyamoto Has Had Enough of Casual Gamers
No, he didn’t flat out say that. His comments may have been even less tactful. An exerpt from an interview with EDGE magazine:

“[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland. Their attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ It’s kind of a passive attitude they’re taking, and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games].

He called them pathetic! Even I wouldn’t go that far. 
Whether we’re to believe that Nintendo is going 100% hardcore remains to be seen. There’s a Starfox game in the works, but Metroid is still dead and buried and F-Zero hasn’t seen the light outside of Smash Bros. for almost two gaming generations now. [❤]
Buy: Mario Toys and Games, Zelda Toys and Games

Miyamoto Has Had Enough of Casual Gamers

No, he didn’t flat out say that. His comments may have been even less tactful. An exerpt from an interview with EDGE magazine:

“[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland. Their attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ It’s kind of a passive attitude they’re taking, and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games].

He called them pathetic! Even I wouldn’t go that far. 

Whether we’re to believe that Nintendo is going 100% hardcore remains to be seen. There’s a Starfox game in the works, but Metroid is still dead and buried and F-Zero hasn’t seen the light outside of Smash Bros. for almost two gaming generations now. [❤]

Buy: Mario Toys and Games, Zelda Toys and Games
Happy 19th Birthday, Virtual Boy
We hardly knew ya. No seriously, you were around for less than a year with a very limited install base.
Yes, it hurt your eyes when you played it. Yes, the controller was weird. Yes, the library was small. But hey, they can’t all be winners.
While the Virtual Boy was an abject failure, I don’t think we’d ever have the 3DS without it. And the Wario Land game for VB is so great and underrated, I’m surprised a port hasn’t been made. [❤]
Buy: Retrobit NES/SNES Console, NES Controller

Happy 19th Birthday, Virtual Boy

We hardly knew ya. No seriously, you were around for less than a year with a very limited install base.

Yes, it hurt your eyes when you played it. Yes, the controller was weird. Yes, the library was small. But hey, they can’t all be winners.

While the Virtual Boy was an abject failure, I don’t think we’d ever have the 3DS without it. And the Wario Land game for VB is so great and underrated, I’m surprised a port hasn’t been made. [❤]

Buy: Retrobit NES/SNES Console, NES Controller