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Nintendo celebrates its 125th birthday today

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Nintendo is celebrating its 125th birthday today having been established way back on September 23, 1889 (just turned 12 AM in Japan a few minutes ago). Congrats to the Big N!

As many of you know, Nintendo wasn’t a video game company in its early years. Nintendo started out as a card company before getting involved with other ventures like taxis, love hotels, a TV network, food, toys, and more.

 

TGS 2014 earns second-highest attendance record, TGS 2015 dated

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This year’s Tokyo Game Show was a rousing success. 251,832 people showed up the expo, which is the second largest attendance total ever – only behind last year’s event.

As far as the 2015 Tokyo Game Show is concerned, it’s been confirmed that the event will take place between September 17 and September 20. All of the festivities will be held once again at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

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Renegade Kid “exploring all possibilities, including sequels and ports” for Dementium

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Yesterday, Renegade Kid confirmed that the studio is now in possession of the Dementium IP. That means the company is free to do anything and everything with the franchise.

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has since issued a statement about the situation to Eurogamer, and told the site, “We will be exploring all possibilities, including sequels and ports, and we’re open to the idea of working with a publishing partner or going solo.”

The full comment reads:

“We’re very excited about having Dementium return home. We will be exploring all possibilities, including sequels and ports, and we’re open to the idea of working with a publishing partner or going solo. We haven’t ruled it out, but we do not currently plan to do a Dementium kickstarter campaign. It is pretty great to have these options with a brand that both our loyal fear-loving fans and us love so dearly, and so dreadfully. The team is really looking forward to lose their minds again in the blood-soaked corridors of Dementium.”

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Nintendo UK announces price reimbursement for Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip, & Kipper vol. 1-3

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Those who purchased the Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip, & Kipper titles from the eShop at launch will be reimbursed, Nintendo has announced. Each release was priced at £19.99, but has since been changed to £17.99.

Nintendo said on Twitter today:

 

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Mario Takes America was a cancelled CD-i game

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Have you ever heard of a project called Mario Takes America? Probably not, as it ended up as a cancelled title for the CD-i.

Mario Takes America would have been an action-platformer from Cigam Entertainment. Nintendo’s famous plumber would have traveled across the country, and players would find themselves in levels based on real life locations like New York.

Mario Takes America was in development between 1992 and 1994, but was cancelled due to the ambitious nature of the project and failure of the CD-i. Unseen 64 has plenty of additional information here.

 

Renegade Kid can now make sequels to Dementium

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Renegade Kid has regained the rights to the Dementium IP. That means, going forward, the studio can choose to make additional sequels.

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham passed along the news on Twitter a few minutes ago. He wrote:



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