Microsoft 'completely discounted Nintendo' prior to Wii launch due to GameCube slow sales

Coming from an IGN interview with former Microsoft executive Peter Moore...

- saw GameCube as such “a disaster” that they didn’t believe that Nintendo would pose a threat
- Microsoft 'completely discounted Nintendo'

Because of that, Microsoft was in for a rough ride up against the Wii. The same thing happened to Sony as well. If you wonder why so many people in recent years have said not to discount Nintendo, this is why!

Fire Emblem Fates - Deciphering Soleil's controversy line-by-line

Soleil: Ah, there you are. Kamuo-san!

Kamui: Soleil. You came!

Soleil: What’s up? You called me out here and I don’t see anything here.

Kamui: Ah, but there is something. Look up at the sky.

Soleil: The sky? Oh . . .

Kamui: On this side you can best how big the sun is.

Soleil: Wow, this is really pretty!

Kamui: Yes. It’s like looking at you.

Soleil: Hmm?

Full breakdown here (thanks Trojanhorse711)!

Yoshi's Woolly World - ESRB rating

Yoshi's Woolly World

Platform: Wii U

Rating Category: Everyone

Content Descriptors: Mild Cartoon Violence

Rating Summary: This is a platformer game in which players assume the role of Yoshi as he tries to save his friends from Kamek, the evil Magikoopa. Yoshi can stomp, chomp, and throw projectiles/yarn at enemies to knock them off screen. In some levels, Yoshi can use vehicles to shoot “cartoony” projectiles at enemies; other areas have exaggerated bombs made of yarn.

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 516

Man, we had a jam-packed show this week! Lots to talk about in top stories, big news for GoNintendo in general, plus we cram in what we've play, tweets from you guys and our music trivia section! We even start off the show with some (terrible) fireworks!

Download the show here

Splatoon making some Splatfest cat/dog teams face off against the same team

With North America's Splatoon Splatfest, it's supposed to be team cat vs. team dog. Most of the time, that's how things work out. Unfortunately it seems sometimes there's an issue where two cat teams or two dog teams are made to face each other. Nintendo is aware of this issue and has said it was implemented to speed up matchmaking.

Zero Escape 3 - key art, a few more details

- involves a group of people training to go to Mars
- fan support for the franchise pushed this third game into development
- this entry will make you reevaluate your values
- Uchikoshi does not work on puzzle development
- dev Kazutaka Kodaka already knows the ending to the game and says it's mind-blowing

EU - Monster Hunter Diary: Felyne Village on the Edge now on the Nintendo Anime Channel

For those in Europe, you can now check out some Monster Hunter Diary anime content on the Nintendo Anime Channel. For those of us in North America, we can enjoy the content via YouTube!