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Club Nintendo is closing down. What's Club Nintendo, you ask? That's probably why it's closing. The rewards program has been running since 2007, but outside of Japan it's never really captured the public's attention. It offers "Coins" (or "Stars," "Star Points" and "Points" in Europe and Japan) to...

January 20th 2015 at 5:54am 0 Comments
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Ah, Japan -- it just gets all the dope controllers, doesn't it? Just days after hearing that a Wii-white GameCube controller was headed there soon, a lucky, lucky member of Club Nintendo has unboxed his limited edition Wii Super Famicom Classic Controller. Yep, this token of nostalgia that we heard...

April 16th 2008 at 2:34am 0 Comments
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Importers NCSX and Play-Asia are freeing us from the unavailability of awesome Japanese Club Nintendo exclusives -- presumably, by paying some Japanese people for theirs. Whatever methods they use to get these things, we cannot argue with the results. Because the result is the opportunity to preorde...

November 21st 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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Like some of our editors here at Engadget, we know you long for the carefree, multi-hued days of the Super Nintendo and all its Mode 7 glory. Well, if you live in Japan, are a member of Club Nintendo (wherein you earn points for purchases of the company's games and accessories), and have the patien...

November 16th 2007 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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The multiplayer-only shouting-based game Zekkyou Senshi Sakeburein (Exclamation Warriors Sakeburein) was made available by Nintendo only to Club Nintendo members who bought enough games to earn the points for it. Retailer YesAsia has now made the game available to a slightly larger group: people wit...

October 2nd 2007 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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Like Nintendo's NSider forums, those at the official European site are getting shut down, as well. In the interest of, we assume, sites like ours, NoE has decided to close shop on the forums for good and, like Nintendo.com, will be re-launching with a new layout and features aimed at pleasing fans....

September 24th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo showed off some new giveaways for Japanese Club Nintendo members, and we thought we could all wallow in our misery together. We all buy so many Nintendo games in the U.S. and Europe, and what do we get for it? The games? Bah. Occasional stylus sets and that one time we got a Zelda collecti...

September 19th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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NeoGAFfer rareside got a copy of Exclamation Warriors Sakeburein, the Japan-only Club Nintendo giveaway game that we have no chance of getting to play, ever, and wrote up some impressions. If you're interested in playing a multiplayer-only brawler that uses voice commands, then this is the game for...

September 6th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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We aren't die-hard Gundam fans, but we are fans on a superficial level of cool-looking robot things, and we can't deny a love of free stuff that comes with video games. Even more than that, we're fans of old game consoles, which is why the custom Famicom color scheme on the exclusive Club Nintendo...

July 19th 2007 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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And we get exclusive jealousy. To promote the release of Mobile Suit Gundam MS Front 0079, Nintendo and Bandai Namco are giving away neat free stuff. Preorders of the game are rewarded with Gundam 0079 memorial DVD's. And Club Nintendo, purveyor of many frustratingly awesome freebies, is giving away...

July 9th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo of Japan's super-cool Club Nintendo has yet another weird/amazing DS title that North America and Europe will probably never see. First, it was the Game & Watch Collection, followed by the less desirable but still enticing Tingle's Balloon Fight. And now, the special Japan-only point-re...

July 4th 2007 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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If it's not Tingle's Balloon Fight, it's a Game & Watch compilation. If it's not that compilation, it's kickass swag. Anytime we hear about Club Nintendo, we become incredibly jealous and often find ourselves just crying away half of the day. Those Japanese gamers get all the good stuff!This tim...

July 4th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments