Category:  Opinion

By Dave, July 13, 2015 0 Opinion

I, like many of you, was saddened and absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata on Saturday. A gamer first and a businessman second, he faithfully guided the company that played such an important part… Read More »

By Dave, June 9, 2015 0 Amiibo, Opinion

We didn’t say it! But the executive producer of Disney Infinity sure did. Look, we are all familiar with how things have gone down with amiibo, and no one could have predicted just how crazily popular these figures would become…. Read More »

By Dave, April 6, 2015 0 Indie, Miiverse, Opinion, Wii U

Here’s another instance where Nintendo, despite being well-meaning, seems to have missed the mark. Any game based on the insanely popular AVGN webseries is going to be chock full of profanity, especially considering the game’s attempt to be faithful to… Read More »

By Faith, June 16, 2014 0 Opinion, Wii U

Skylanders and Disney Infinity take up a lot of shelf space—in stores and at home. Their brands are front and center in this genre, and it becomes a question of whether there is actually room for a third, major-player brand… Read More »

By Faith, June 13, 2014 0 Opinion, Wii U

There’s something to be said about Nintendo’s place in video game history. Since the 1980s, the company has created and sustained a number of games and characters that have become ubiquitous to childhood across the world. No, not everyone knows… Read More »

By Dave, May 7, 2014 0 News, Opinion

It’s been a long time since the heady days of the original Wii, which couldn’t be found on shelves for months and months after release due to explosive sales. While I’ve always maintained that the Wii U could never even… Read More »

By Dave, January 21, 2014 0 Opinion

It’s no surprise that Nintendo isn’t doing so hot when it comes to their present-day financials. Obviously, this is a complex issue, with many layers… but I think one of the major factors is the back-swing of the runaway success… Read More »

By Dave, July 15, 2013 0 Opinion, Wii U

Here in Canada, incumbent providers of TV happen to also be the primary source for Internet access, and as such they’ve been doing everything in their power (unsuccessfully, I might add) to make Netflix more difficult and less attractive for… Read More »

By Faith, June 14, 2013 0 E3, Opinion

Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of Nintendo’s position in the industry knows this—Nintendo needs games to sell its system, and those games are taking longer than anticipated to make their way into the hands of the people who… Read More »

What Do Nintendo’s Lowered Expectations Mean for the Future?

By Dave, February 4, 2013 0 Opinion, Wii U

On January 30, Nintendo released its financial results for the third quarter of 2012. The results showed just where Nintendo stands in terms of its profits and sales, and the good news is that Nintendo projects a net income profit… Read More »