August 15, 2013

The Year of No Mario: Making Mario More than a Corporate Icon

by Zack Kaplan - 5:45 pm PDT
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Giving Mario a break will make him a better man for it.

Mario is not your friend. You may think he is, but he isn't. Mario has become too big and too busy to hang out with you anymore. Mario has become more of a corporate icon than a video game character, similar to the problems Mickey Mouse has faced. Not only that, but Mario games are released far more... Read more...

August 5, 2013

How Perception Is Key to Nintendo's Survival WiiU

by Aaron Edwards - 7:49 am PDT
Total comments: 20

In which someone decrees that Nintendo needs a Halo, and they're probably right.

These are interesting times, aren’t they Nintendo fans? Transitions always are. People are used to the status quo of the current generation, giving next gen consoles a tricky balancing act. Do companies stick with their proven formulas or do they try something new? Both Microsoft and Sony have showed gamers their respective hands… and they are interesting to say the least.

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