Nintendos New NFC Tech – Amiibo

Nintendos New NFC Tech – Amiibo


Nintendo teased Skylanders-style figures that would work with the NFC sensor in the Wii U gamepad and now we’ve got the first solid details.

The new system is called Amiibo and, like Skylanders, the plastic figures will hold character stat data. The first game to support Amiibo is Super Smash Bros. on Wii U, which releases this holiday season. Other games will feature these figures as well, including the already released Mario Kart 8.

Figures shown include Mario, Link, Wii Fit Trainer, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Yoshi, an Animal Crossing villager, and more.

In an additional video, Nintendo added that Amiibo characters in Super Smash Bros are playable, can team up and fight alongside you, and serve as opponents. The more they fight, the more their stats increase. You can choose which specials and abilities the characters take on as they develop. If you battle two Amiibo against each other, they’ll…

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Mario Maker – what will your level look like?

Mario Maker is a level design game where we – the fans – can create customized levels for Mario to traverse through. Easily place common Mario-themed pipes and bricks anywhere you’d like and see if you can get Mario from start to finish.


Seems like a fun and interesting way to breathe new life into a classic!

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Nintendo Releases Official Video Of Aonuma’s Presentation On Zelda A Link Between Worlds

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Eiji Aonuma’s New York Comic-Con presentation on A Link Between Worlds is beginning to reach legendary status. Nintendo has finally released an official video of the event, hosted by Krysta from Nintendo Minute. Aonuma infamously revealed many details about the game at the event, including a hint that info regarding a Majora’s Mask re-release may be hidden in the game. One interesting segment shows the differences between the 2D and 3D versions of the overworld map imported into A Link Between Worlds from A Link To the Past, with Aonuma admitting that he worked on the conversion to 3D himself because no developers were ready to work on the project yet at that point. A Link Between Worlds will launch on November 22nd.

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E3 2013!

Nerdy Girl Rambles

E3 2013 has officially begun and it’s making me miss G4.  Their coverage was always fantastic.  Anyways, like most people, I’m most excited for Microsoft and Sony’s press conferences today.  I’m starting off pretty skeptical to both but fingers crossed for some redemption today.  I’m pretty disappointed with what we know thus far about the Xbox One but I’m hoping at least one of them wins me over.  You can watch the press conferences live here –

So here’s how I’ll be spending my day… below is the press conference schedule for E3 2013 today:

NOW – Microsoft

12:20pmPT/3:20pmET – EA

2:40pmPT/5:40pmET – Ubisoft

5:20pmPT/8:20pmET – Sony

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EA: The Death Of Console Gaming Is ‘Very Premature’

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xbox360_wii_playstation3In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Electronic Arts chief operating officer Peter Moore said the death of console gaming is ‘very premature.’ Moore acknowledges that the console business makes up for more than half of EA’s business, and he thinks that although playing video games on mobile platforms is becoming increasingly popular, people still enjoy playing video games in the comfort of their homes, on the TV screen.

“The console business is still a core part of our business; it’s the majority of our business. The demise of console gaming is very premature as far as we’re concerned.”

“We still have thousands of people focused on developing current-generation Xbox 360 and PS3 games, as well as people focused now on the next generation when that finally arrives. And so, people still want core games. People want to sit back in their living rooms, take advantage of their HD TVs…

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Miyamoto Hangs Out With Luigi In New York

It’s’ about time everyone’s favorite sidekick got into the spotlight!

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Nintendo designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto visited New York a few weeks ago and hung out with Luigi, who’s lately being increasingly recognized because this year belongs to him. Nintendo uploaded a few pictures, including the one above, from Miyamoto’s trip onto its Facebook page. Click here to view more photos of Miyamoto and Mario’s taller brother.

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