Console Wars author believes Nintendo should never be counted out, will survive current troubles

A portion of a RedBull interview with Console Wars author, Blake Harris...

RB: Let's jump to the present day now. Tell us what, if any parallels, you see between Sega and Nintendo's battle of the early 90s, and today's three-way race between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Who is the underdog this time?

BH: There are tons of parallels, but the biggest difference to me is that the period I wrote about in my book really was the “Wild West” of this industry whereas nowadays video games represent an enormous, established and respected industry. And the other big difference, of course, is that Nintendo is the underdog. But if history has taught me anything about Nintendo it’s that they have a great ability to play the long-game and should never be counted out.

RB: Do you think Nintendo will stick around to see it through to the next generation?

BH: I honestly do. They are certainly going through tough times, but their discipline over the years, particularly with regards to their financials, has put them in a position to ride out many storms. But most importantly, at the end of the day, they still make fantastic games. As long as they keep doing that, they’ll always be there.

Full interview here

Official PR - First 4 Figures Presents: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes Light Suit

With its sleek design and resistance to the elements of Dark Aether, the Light Suit was one of the most powerful and important tools at Samus’ disposal as she set out on a mission to destroy the Dark Dimension. The suit was powered by the Light of Aether and was the result of both Luminoth and Chozo technology.

First 4 Figures is happy to present a new series of Metroid Master Arts statues, starting with the Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit. Samus is holding her arm cannon up, ready to fire as she storms the Sky Temple to defeat the Emperor Ing. She’s been rendered at a jaw-dropping 1/4 scale to encapsulate immense power that the Light Suit holds. She towers at 20 inches tall.

Featured here is the exclusive version of Light Suit. Just as in the game, elements across the chest panels, back armor, back of hand, the visor and light cannon are fitted with LEDs to light the suit up. In addition, the base lights up to create a visual masterpieces.

Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Metroid Master Arts series. As this is a new series, low numbers are given on a first come first served basis.

Subject to final approval and images shown are representative only and final product may vary.

More pics here

Tomodachi Life - Two New Trailers Feat. Nintendo Execs Singing About Animal Crossing & Zelda

Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures 2 Boxart

Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS - Paper Mario Stage Discussion - Thoughts & Analysis

RIVE - Details + Screenshots

Two Tribes Announces RIVE for PC and Consoles!

Announcing a new game is always a major event, but since it's the first game since the Two Tribes reboot, this one is extra special for us. We've been working feverishly with our new base team of just three people to be able to announce RIVE to the world.

So what did we make!? We call it RIVE and we describe it as 'the metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter'. It's a 2D shooter / platformer with old school gaming values in a decidedly new school execution. During the game's intense 360 degree shooting and platforming action, players learn to alter the behavior of their robotic enemies by collecting and uploading hacks.

Cooking Mama 5 Bon Appetit! - Releasing September 16th in NA + Screenshots

Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the award-winning Cooking Mama video game franchise that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, announced today that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! will launch in North American retail stores on September 16.

Follow Mama’s taste for adventure in and out of the kitchen in Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! Unlock 60 recipes to perfect a kaleidoscope of foods including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts. Cook your way through classic fare, exotic cultural dishes and sweet treats including: chicken nuggets, barbeque skewers, raisin bread, Hawaiian pancakes, gingerbread cookies and much more. Step out of the kitchen and help Mama with more than 30 new activities around the Burger Shop and house: feed the pets, deliver orders, serve ice cream, organize crafts, even play word games!

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! features intuitive stylus-based play across six modes, including the new Cooking Dojo mode where Mama slips into her gi for some serious culinary training. What’s more, single cart download play with up to three friends enables you to cook off with fellow chefs to share the experience.

Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! launches September 16 on Nintendo 3DS. For additional information on the Cooking Mama franchise please visit:

RIVE - Two Tribes Seeking to Release it on All Consoles

RIVE - Announcement Trailer for Two Tribes New Game

RIVE is a new game coming from Two Tribes. At this point it is unclear which consoles it is coming to, so be wary that it may not be for Wii U. We will be seeking clarification.

*UPDATE* We got clarification that it they are aiming to release it on all consoles

Zelda Wii U - Set in an "Endless World Without Barriers"

Below is a translation from the official Japanese Zelda Wii U website, by Zelda Informer...

"In an endless world without barriers, the biggest one in the series yet, Link will encounter new mysteries and tough enemies"

It is also worth noting that the story we reported last week about Zelda Wii U having a new antagonist may be incorrect, as it appears it was a misinterpretation of the above statement, which merely points out there are new enemies.


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