Tag Archives: nintendo

“Smash” Player Rage Quits During Tournament Due To Audience Member

There’s always that one jerk in the crowd that has to ruin it for everyone else. Case in point, the “Smash regional Collision 2019” in New Jersey last weekend, where not only did a game come to a sudden halt, but an entire event nearly saw some major trouble.

During the Super Smash Bros Ultimate event, Tyler “Marss” Martins and Justin “Wishes” Magnetti were embroiled in a match with the top 32 players in the tourney. Towards the end of their bout, Marss grew very irritated with a person in the crowd. A few moments later, and still competing in the match, Marrs got up and stormed off the stage, leaving his opponent and the commentators very confused.

Check out video footage of the incident below:

Wishes wisely continued the match since no formal announcement was made, and proceeded to finish Marss off. Meanwhile, Marss was trying to speak with officials about the person in the crowd, who he felt was coaching his opponent – something that was not allowed in this particular event.

After 90 minutes, the pair resumed their fight and agreed upon a situation that was okay for both parties. Marss won the match, and later the entire tournament, while Wishes placed ninth.

Event organizer Riddge “RJ” Mussington posted a statement on Twitter discussing the incident:

As I’m sure you are aware, there was a situation that occurred with Wishes vs Marss at Collision. I wanted to state what happened and what was done. 

First off, to avoid any confusion, I was in the venue room when it was happening. I was running losers top 32 when it happened and I didn’t hear him call me over due to this, nor was I watching or listening to the crowd while it was happening because I was focused on making sure matches were being reported and called to stay on time. 

Wishes and Marss were playing their set and during the set there were multiple instances where a specific player from the crowd would yell out what could have been interpreted as Marss’ potential habits for the game and when he would be doing it. The call outs were happening throughout the match to the point where Marss felt that it was necessary to call a TO (specifically me) over to correct the issue. 

Because I had a floor cam active from the production team, I reviewed the recorded footage that we had and determined that it wasn’t a single instance that happened, but rather, a recurring theme that happened in that last match. Because of this, I called in the rest of staff to deliberate and vote on what to do with the issue at hand. Once this was done, I talked to both players individually, then had BOTH players come together to talk to each other about it as well and it was agreed that both Wishes and Marss would replay the match with Marss at 1 stock, 0% and Wishes at 2 stocks, 130% (The estimated percentage that Wishes was at prior to when Marss got up). 

I’m extremely upset that this situation occurred, but I’m also extremely happy I was able to work with both Marss and Wishes to come to a reasonable solution that both parties felt okay with. The player from the crowd that did this was also removed from the event to avoid any further issues.

The person who was shouting during the match at Marss, HGJ Panda, also posted a statement, and wrote that he was simply cheering for his friend:

After I made the cheer twice, Marss jumped out of his chair (lol), turned to me, and screamed “That’s coaching bitch!” From there, I ENTIRELY stopped cheering out of respect. However, after a few seconds he lost his stock to getting upthrown – NOT because he jumped – and ONLY ONCE HE LOST THE STOCK raged, screamed and stormed off like a lunatic, making everyone in the venue uncomfortable (which is plenty enough to get a non-top player kicked out of a venue). 

So, no, it was not coaching. Saying that’s coaching is like telling someone on a math test that the answer to 2+2 is cum. Completely unrelated, was not used.

Regardless of what really happened, it was a big mess and a mar on something that should have been a fun day for both the gamers and the people watching.

Please follow and like us:

Meet The Lost WCW Game For Nintendo That Never Got Released

Pro Wrestling was huge in the late 80’s and early 90’s, bigger than it had ever been thanks to cable TV and pay-per-view. When home consoles came out, video game companies jumped on the chance to make games out of these properties. Most early ‘wrasslin’ games were nothing too spectacular, but it still beat having nothing to play at all.

Today, we learned about a wrestling video game that never made it to shelves. The UWC video game for Nintendo was made by a company named SETA, and was intended for release in 1989. UWC, which is an acronym for Universal Wrestling Corporation, was one of the working names for the wrestling promotion Ted Turner was planning to do. You may know that league better as WCW.

This is also why you may recognize some of the sprites when you take a look at footage of this., courtesy of Archon 1981, AKA Youtuber Stephen Reese.

Stephen got this game from a former Nintendo employee, who was given it to test. The

Check out the video below:

The game looks like your typical wrestling game from that time period. You can run the ropes, do big moves, and even fight outside of the ring.

The game featured Ric Flair, Sting, The Road Warriors Hawk and Animal, Bobby Eaton, Jimmy Garvin, what looks like Michael Hayes, and another wrestler that could be Lex Luger. It’s hard to identify some of the more generic-looking wrestlers, so consider this my theory about who these are until the ROM is released.

Speaking of, Archon 1981 said he would be uploading a ROM of thisg game online soon, so everyone will have a chance to play it. We can then also confirm who all the characters on the select screen are!

Piledrive that like button, we can’t wait to try the game out on our own!

Please follow and like us:

Reggie Fils-Aime To Step Down From Nintendo Role

It’s time for a change of leadership at Nintendo America, as Reggie Fils-Aime is stepping down from his position as President of the US segment of the company.

On April 15, Reggie will officially hang up the mantle, one that saw him launch the Wii, 3DS, Wii U, and Switch. He joined the company at the tail end of 2003, and gained stardom when he showed up at Nintendo’s E3 press conference and proclaimed, “My name is Reggie. I’m about kickin’ ass, I’m about takin’ names, and we’re about makin’ games.” 

“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said in a press release. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude — for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

Replacing Reggie will be Doug Bowser, currently the head of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. His last name also makes him a very appropriate choice for that position.

“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said (while not trying to capture any princesses). “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”

Doug Bowser joined Nintendo in 2015 as vice president of sales. He previously worked at Electronic Arts and Procter & Gamble.

We wish Reggie all the best in his future endeavors.



Please follow and like us:

“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” Gets Switch Remake Later This year

The very first Legend of Zelda game for a handheld system, “Link’s Awakening” is making a comeback with a newly reinvigorated upgrade on the Switch.

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, the remake was announced, along with how it will differ from its predecessor.

Unlike the original Gameboy version as a 2-D top-down RPG, the Switch remake will use 3D models to modernize the look and feel of the game.

Check out the trailer below:

Originally released for the Game Boy system more than 25 years ago in 1993, one of the most beloved games in The Legend of Zelda series returns. In this modern re-imagining, players once again return to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening arrives exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Please follow and like us:

Busted! Fake Amiibo Cards Seized In Taiwan

There is a great deal of counterfeiting that comes from overseas, some of which could pass for legit product, and plenty more that is clearly not the genuine article. Today, we have a report originating from Asia, where some poor Nintendo fans were getting their legs yanked while buying some fake Amiibo cards.

According to a report from Apple Daily (originally posted on Twitter by  ChineseNintendo), a 35-year-old man from Taipei was arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit NFC-enabled cards on Taobao for around $16 Taiwanese dollars, the equivalent of 52 cents USD a card.

Police discovered the man was in possession of 6,850 fake cards, some of which used fan art in lieu of the official art.

“The Bao Er Corps pointed out that it has recently been discovered that major online auction stores have appeared to imitate the company’s trademarks, making the “Amiibo” dolls into “cards”, “NFC cards are not Amiibo dolls”, “NS NFC props cards, Collectible cards, self-made cards and other keywords are dumped in large quantities, each selling for about 16 yuan, compared with the original Amiibo doll about 500 to 600 yuan, can be said to be quite low, but also many players mistakenly believe that the purchase of affordable Genuine game plug-in cards.”

“After reporting to the Taipei District Court of Taiwan for issuing a search ticket, a counterfeit commodity was seized in a man named Wu, a Xinyi District, Taipei City.”

On the plus side, at least the folks who bought these didn’t lose a ton of money. There needs to be much more work done to deal with all of the counterfeiting that happens overseas, but that is sadly out of our hands. Best thing you can do as a consumer is support the official releases and avoid the knock-offs.

Please follow and like us:

“Tetris Effect” Demo Is Back – But For A Limited Time Only

If you have not played the stunning and mesmerizing “Tetris Effect” game yet, here is your chance to give it a shot for free.

The elusive “Tetris Effect” demo returns today Friday, February 8 and will remain playable until Monday, February 11 for all you newcomers who want to try it out. You must have an online connection in order to play the demo, although that will not be required to play the full game.

This weekend trial includes three stages from the Journey campaign mode and two Effect modes, featuring Marathon mode, where you try to clear 150 lines, and Mystery mode, where the game abruptly attacks you with random elements like larger pieces, gameplay changes, and other things to make a relaxing game of Tetris turn into the most stressful few minutes of your life.

Here is the trailer for the game:

“Tetris Effect” was initially launched on November 4, 2018 on the PS4, and on VR on November 9. The game currently holds an 89 out of 100 on Metacritic, including game reviewers.

Please follow and like us:

You’ll Have To Wait Until 2022 For The New Super Mario Movie

Sorry, Nintendo fans, look like you have a few more years to wait until that mythical animated “Super Mario Bros” movie hits theaters. Insert frowny face [here].

According to Nintendo’s quarterly financial report, the movie is not likely to release until sometime in the distant year of 2022. This came from their section on IP expansion, which detailed partnerships with other companies to expand the number of people who have regular access to Nintendo IP in areas other than video games.

This includes character merchandise, theme parks, and other such
business licensing business initiatives and initiatives in the video content business, such as the aforementioned film.

Here is the full paragraph from their report:

Theme park development with Universal Parks & Resorts is underway. Construction on the “Super Nintendo World” area at Universal Studios Japan is to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In addition, the development of animated film based on “Super Mario Bros.” with Illumination is moving along for an anticipated theatrical release around 2022.

On the upside on the IP front, Nintendo plans to open their first official Nintendo shop in Japan, called NINTENDO TOKYO. The store will open in Shibuya later this fall. For real, though, how has there not been an official Nintendo store in Japan before?

Please follow and like us:

Check Out 13 Minutes of “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” Gameplay

Check out a whole ton of new gameplay footage from the upcoming “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” video game on Nintendo Switch with this Direct-Feed gameplay from PAX East, via Game Xplain. This game definitely has an expanded experience with it, as it’s not just a 2-D fighting game anymore. Is it actually worth playing? That is for you to decide!

Please follow and like us:

“Splatoon” comic coming your way soon!

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrills manga and gaming fans with the announcement of the acquisition of the publishing rights for a new manga series based on Nintendo’s hit game title SPLATOON.

The SPLATOON manga series, created by Hinodeya Sankichi, is scheduled to launch exclusively in print in late 2017 and will be rated ‘A’ for All Ages.

Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii UTM and was released worldwide in 2015. The game was co-created by Shintaro Sato, a member of the Animal Crossing team, and centers around characters known as Inklings, which can transform between humanoid and squid-like forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using shooters, blasters, or chargers and slosher, or brush-based weaponry. Splatoon has won multiple awards including a 2015 British Academy Children’s Award, IGN’s Best of 2015, and a SXSW Gaming Award in 2016. A sequel game title, SplatoonTM 2, will be released this year for the Nintendo SwitchTM platform.

In the SPLATOON manga series, four Inklings that can switch between human and squid forms get caught up in a Splatoon Turf War that launches them into all-new adventures inspired by the hit Nintendo video game!

Manga creator and artist Sankichi Hinodeya first appeared in a bonus issue of Square Enix’s Gangan Powered magazine with the series Maho Bozu Sankyu (Magical Monk Sankyu). In 2015, Hinodeya created the manga adaptation of SPLATOON, which is currently serialized in Japan in Corocoro Comic Magazine.

Please follow and like us:

How does the Nintendo Switch’s graphics compare to the Wii U? Let’s find out!

Everyone wants to know more about the graphical capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, especially since the upcoming Legend of Zelda title will be on both the Switch and the Wii U. Breath of the Wild probably should have been a Wii U game to begin with, but they instead held it off to help sell their next console. Is it really that big of an improvement? I checked out a bunch of different sources and compiled them here for you to take a look and decide how important getting a Switch is, especially if you are buying it for Breath of the Wild.

First, we have GameXplain showing us The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, comparing it with gameplay footage shown at E3 2016. The biggest difference is certainly the lighting and textures, but anti-aliasing still seems to be a bit of an issue for the Switch.

IGN did their own version as well, which shows a side by side comparision and goes back and forth between the differences in real time.

Nintendo World Report TV also sized up Mario Kart 8 against the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There are some technical differences shown in this video, as well as some other interesting tidbits these folks found.

One can not deny that there are some differences, but is it enough to sell a system during launch? That is up to your wallets to decide!

Please follow and like us: