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If you've ever thought that the design concept of the Wii U was weird, or the original Wii, or the 2DS, keep in mind that Nintendo has been living and breathing weird for decades. Thankfully, the Video Game History Museum exhibit at GDC (as ever) is here to remind us.

March 20th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Rob and Shireen are both big Peggle fans. During the development of Peggle 2, Rob wrote in to PopCap for a little help with proposing to his girlfriend – and the studio obliged. PopCap came up with a special testing day scenario: Rob would tell Shireen he wrote this essay into PopCap tellin...

December 23rd 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The fun part of playing an MMO for many of us is the ability to meet lots of different people and make new friends in all walks of life. Of course, you want to make sure the people you're talking to are actually controlled by other players! With that said, NPCs can be handy for adding detail to p...

February 27th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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John Funk of WarCry recently interviewed Blizzard's VP of Game Design, Rob Pardo, about WoW's five-year anniversary, and he shed some light on a number of topics, including their total subscriber numbers (twice to three times as much as its current 12 million), what audience their new MMO is meant...

November 13th 2009 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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See that odd diagram above? That's Nintendo's original design for the Zapper. Aside from that, you'll find other gems such as the early prototype for R.O.B., along with some other non-Nintendo patents. It's an excellent gallery of diagrams that Technologizer has put together here, so don't waste an...

January 6th 2009 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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We were disgusted but not surprised to hear the story of Michael Baxter, an 8-year-old Hawaiiian boy whose DS was stolen. This isn't the first case of electronic theft in which a child was the victim, but what makes it worse is that the poor boy had a broken leg at the time. (Though we suppose that'...

July 9th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We've featured Lego-constructed Wiis before, but let's be honest -- making a big block out of smaller blocks isn't impressing anyone. This brick-built Super Famicom/SNES (PAL) from Lego Guy, however has a few curves to it, and even accompanying controllers and a cartridge!As you'll see past the pos...

June 30th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Peripherals_that_paved_the_way_for_the_Wii_Fit_Balance_Board'; With Wii Fit (and, thus, the Balance Board) hitting stores recently, we figured a nostalgic stroll down memory lane would be nice. So, what we've done is compiled a list of all the peripheral...

May 28th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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A couple of Orange County, Florida thieves robbed a GameStop originally for the games and systems, then in an apparent epiphany, realized what they were doing and demanded the money too. According to reports, the two robbers walked in the store close to opening while only the manager was there, held...

July 2nd 2007 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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If you're ever looking to rob someone of their precious gaming goodies (including a Wii) whilst hanging out in Montana (do people even do that?), then you might want to give your idea of burglary some more thought. The 19 year old would-be thief didn't do that, as he was walked in on, mid-rob, by tw...

April 17th 2007 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Old Nintendo, meet new Nintendo. Thanks allanallanallan for the retroactive tie-in; check out the highlights for today:JoystiqueryJoystiq Podcast 003 - 1337 edition (feat. X360F's Richard Mitchell)Today's stop-motionest game video: Lego SMBNewsThe Xbox 360 Elite is official, HDMI and 120GB for $479...

March 28th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Remember how we used to say that our console was the better one because it didn't incite violence among its fanbase? That was fun while it lasted. Now all we have to go on is the price and selection of games.37-year-old Kazunari Tanaka is accused of trying to shoplift a Wiimote and a CD from a Bic C...

February 20th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments