Zelda timeline's done. Now I can finally alphabetize my Dr. Who DVDs!
After years of speculation by fans worldwide, Nintendo has released an official timeline for the entire Legend of Zelda series. The mere existence of an official timeline is surprising, considering the fact that many of the games seem to contradict each other or re-tell the same events in different ways, but not only does an official timeline exist, it’s also batshit crazy.
The timeline is part of a Legend of Zelda encyclopedia recently released in Japan, produced by current series director Eiji Aonuma. Aonuma apparently digs speculating on the same stuff nerds around the world have been trying to piece together for years. You can see the full timeline after the jump, but as a fair warning, it’s about as straight-forward as Inception. READ MORE
We waited over 20 years, what's another couple months?
Last week Nintendo announced the release date for Kid Icarus Uprising, the first new entry in the Kid Icarus series in over 20 years. March 23rd of next year will end Pit’s dry spell in the US, sometime that month in Europe, and at some vague point in the first Quarter of 2012 for Japan.
The original Kid Icarus is one of my all-time favorite NES games, and I’ve been dying for a new adventure with Pit since I discovered this old-school gem over ten years ago. But I have to be perfectly honest, I’m not as hyped for Uprising as I thought I would be… READ MORE
Some nerd over at the Official Nintendo Magazine’s website slapped these bad boys together just in time for the big day. Of course you’ve got yourself the classic Christmas tree pictured above but there’s also a really impressively made snowman: READ MORE
Drawn by yours truly! I’m kicking around ideas for further Mario-holiday characters; Yoshi as Rudolph, Peach as Mrs. Claus, Wario as Scrooge, etc. Whether I’ll actually get them drawn and posted in time for Christmas is another story, but maybe!
YES. The second round of 10 free games have finally been unveiled and whoa boy, this is seriously one incredible selection. Top to bottom I’m shocked at the triple A quality of the games Nintendo is tossing out free and exclusively (for who knows how long) to those of us that threw down the bread for the initial asking price of the system. So let’s get to it: Johnny, tell them what they’ve won! READ MORE
When you are a 59 year-old Japanese man, this IS your rock'n'roll/party face
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of Spike’s Video Game Awards. To me it’s like the video game equivalent to the MTV Movie Awards or hell, Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards. Not that those are bad things, but as far as I know, Spike’s VGA is the only televised video game awards show. So having the video game equivalent to the awards show that shoots goo on Katy Perry (rowr!) be the only awards show for an entire rapidly growing entertainment medium is a bad thing. Also, how did the station that used to be TNN (yeah, The Nashville Network) put on a video game awards show before G4? You know, the video game channel?
But I will say this: the show does manage to mash together completely unrelated famous people. Like legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and kick-ass electronica artist deadmau5. READ MORE
Last year, with help from the Nintendorks community I put together VGXMAS, or as it came to be known, A Very Nintendork Christmas. It’s an album that combines my love of video games with my love of the holiday season: an entire collection dedicated to snowy, wintry or even Christmasy music found in video games old and new. Of course, the original album is still available for download, but this year I’ve put together an expansion: A Very Nintendork Christmas DLC Pack 1: Mario’s Mistletoe! Click through for samples, download links and complete track listings! READ MORE
I’d never heard of this game before yesterday and I’ve already forgotten what life was like before I played Pushmo. The brand new platforming puzzle title developed by those geniuses at Intelligent Systems (Advance Wars, Paper Mario) and which is now exclusively available through the 3DS Eshop. READ MORE
In related news, local Nintendo fansite writer throws himself into oncoming traffic. Actually, it really isn’t all that bad. It turns out Miyamoto just wants to get out of the general showrunning position he’s been in for years and go back to working on smaller projects with a quicker development time. In an interview with Wired.com that just went up, the legendary game designer states “Inside our office, I’ve been recently declaring, ‘I’m going to retire, I’m going to retire” but goes on to add ““I’m not saying that I’m going to retire from game development altogether. What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position.”
Last week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon hosted the most brutal Movember melee of all: Ultimate Mustache Fighter’s ‘Stache Bash IX: Furry Fury. As a fan of mustaches, I was already hooked, but when Fallon revealed the combatants, I was thrilled! Super Mario’s magnificent mustache took on former presidential hopeful Herman Cain’s philandering facial follicles. I won’t spoil the brawl, but Shigeru’s List readers have a lot to cheer for.
I’ve been playing this pretty much nonstop since Sunday and I love it. At first I was planning on 3-starring every cup before checking out the online interface but I abandoned that idea and hopped on last night. It’s pretty damn slick…a huge improvement over the Wii’s setup that’s for sure. I made a room for Shigeru’s List which is set at 150 cc with all items available. Standard stuff. The code for the room is:
06 – 3393 – 7200 – 6998
I’ll be on sometime between the hours of 10pm and 2am (PST) pretty much every night so hop in and show me what you’ve got!