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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.



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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.

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SNES games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, here is what you can play

During a recent Nintendo Direct press conference, the company announced that their new Nintendo 3DS will be able to play SNES game. This has been a highly-requested feature for a long time with this handheld console, but was allegedly never released because the previous generation of products were not powerful enough to play them. With their latest 3DS, the Super Nintendo can finally be unleashed in all of it’s 16-bit glory!

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Here is the full list of titles that will be released as part of this initial wave:

North America

March 3 — F-Zero (Available now)
March 3 — Pilotwings (Available now)
March 3 — Super Mario World (Available now)
March 24 — Donkey Kong Country
March 24 — EarthBound
March 24 — Super Mario Kart
April 14 — Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
April 14 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
April 14 — Super Metroid

Europe and Australia (PAL)

March 3 — EarthBound (Available now)
March 3 — Super Mario World (Available now)
March 10 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
March 10 — Super Metroid
March 17 — F-Zero
March 17 — Super Mario Kart
March 24 — Donkey Kong Country

Japan

March 4 — F-Zero
March 4 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
March 4 — EarthBound
March 4 — Donkey Kong Country
March 4 — Super Mario World
??? — Super Metroid
??? — Super Mario Kart
??? — Kirby’s Dream Course
??? — Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
??? — Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War
??? — Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
??? — Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie’s Double Trouble
??? — Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
??? — Final Fight
??? — Final Fight 2
??? — Final Fight 3
??? — Super Castlevania IV
??? — Super Ghouls and Ghosts
??? — Contra III: The Alien Wars
??? — Street Fighter II’ Turbo
??? — Super Street Fighter II
??? — Street Fighter Alpha 2
??? — Mega Man 7
??? — Mega Man X
??? — Mega Man X2
??? — Mega Man X3

These Virtual Console SNES games will include a “perfect pixel” mode to retain the original hardware’s aspect ratio, and the games will cost $7.99 each on the VC. Unfortunately, any customers who previously bought these titles for the Wii U will not be able to get a discount or even just download it for free since they already own it. In other words, if you want to play this on both systems, you will need to buy it twice.

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“Super Mario RPG” finally gets virtual console release in Europe on Wii U

The classic Super Nintendo game, “Super Mario RPG”, will finally get its long anticipated release on the virtual console later this week… in Europe.

The news comes from EuroGamer, who are happy as heck to get this game in their neck of the woods while this continent has to wait and see. “Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars” was originally released in North America and Japan in 1996, but was never released in Europe until the original Wii Virtual Console released it in 2008. As for Americans, we are still waiting on word from Nintendo if the title will be coming to our systems as well. The game is still available for the Wii on their virtual console, but until then, we must hold our breath and pray to the Mario gods.

On a similar note, earlier this month, Nintendo announced several new Mii Fighter costumes for “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii U and 3DS, which included an outfit for one of Super Mario RPG’s signature characters, Geno.

Super Mario RPG will launch for download on Thursday, December 24, and will cost €7.99.

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NerdNewsToday Presents a New Let’s Play Series Featuring Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles

NerdNewsToday has teamed up with the new Let’s Play series Monday Morning Mooks to bring you people playing video games and complaining.

Monday Morning Mooks is a new web series updated daily that plays games, both new and classic, and discusses elements of game design and what they mean to the game development world at large.

They also make poop jokes.

NerdNewsToday will be presenting a weekly update of the series every Wednesday. And you can check out their youtube channel for additional updates. The first two games on the Mooks’ chopping block are Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles. The latest episodes of both series are embedded, below:

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Nintendo Announces Holiday Release for Wii U

During an earnings report over in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that by the 2012 holiday season, all major territories (North America, Europe, Japan and Austrailia) would see the release of the Wii U, the successor to the Nintendo Wii.

Nintendo saw extremely strong sales of the Wii throughout much of the systems life-cycle, but this release window comes on the heels of Nintendo announcing it’s first fiscal losses in twenty-five years.

Along with the announcement of an official release date for the Wii U, Mr. Iwata also declared that the Nintendo 3DS would be seeing consistent releases of top-tier, major titles.  The handheld had quite the rocky start early in its release cycle.

Mr. Iwata also announced that at E3 this year, the final form of the Wii U would be revealed.

 

via andriasang.com

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