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Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has responded internally to reports that recently surfaced regarding concerns from its contractors.

Everything started when a staffer claimed that their right to unionize was violated. This person subsequently filed a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. Since then, a number of outlets have come out with further reports quoting contractors that have spoken out about difficult situations they’ve faced while working as part of Nintendo.

Reggie Fils-Aime F-Zero thoughts

Nintendo has many franchises that it supports, but F-Zero is one IP that’s been neglected for many years. F-Zero Climax on the Game Boy Advance – which only released in Japan – was the last entry in the series, and it came out way back in 2004. You have to go back to the GameCube in 2003 as the last home console title with F-Zero GX.

Reggie Fils-Aime retired as the president of Nintendo of America back in 2019, but he was around for all of those years that F-Zero went on hiatus. In an interview with GamesBeat, he shared his own thoughts as to why the franchise has been “abandoned”.

505 Games Spring 2022 Showcase

505 Games today announced the debut of its first ever digital product event, which is known as the 505 Games Spring 2022 Showcase. MTV presenter Patrice Bouédibéla will host the proceedings.

The broadcast will be “an hour-long glimpse into as-yet announced titles, a deeper dive into forthcoming products, and a chance to know key developers behind each game a little more personally.” 505 further teases that it “will give gamers the latest insight into a range of upcoming titles that 505 is proud to publish, offering never-before-seen content, a brand new reveal from a cult developer, plus in-depth interviews with some of the development teams responsible.”


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Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has once again chimed in on Mother 3, including how the game has never been localized.

Reggie already said this week that there were “many conversations” about the title and a possible western launch. However, nothing ever materialized. Reggie suggested that an overseas release simply never made sense from a business perspective, but now we have further clarification.

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Twitch lead community producer Zachary Ryan, who was previously an editor at IGN, has revealed that Kanye West once delivered a pitch to Shigeru Miyamoto directly about making a game with Nintendo.

Ryan had met with Miyamoto in early 2016 for an interview about Star Fox Zero. At the end of the event, Ryan was speaking with a Nintendo PR representative, and there was talk about West’s new album, The Life of Pablo. After hearing Kanye’s name, Miyamoto then divulged how they met at the previous E3.

Build-A-Bear Grookey

Build-A-Bear isn’t slowing down on its Pokemon line, and has now revealed a brand new plushie for Grookey.

The Grass-type Pokemon can be ordered online now. Each plushie includes a 5-in-1 sound chip with cries that the creature is known for, a leaf shirt, and a leaf cape. All of these items are being sold in an online exclusive bundle.

Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase

Summer Game Fest was already confirmed to be returning for 2022, but a date for the actual showcase has now been announced. Host and creator Geoff Keighley revealed today that the event, titled Summer Game Fest Live!, will take place on June 9. It will be live streamed on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and more global outlets.

Look for it to begin at the following times:

Zelda: Ocarina of Time World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is joining the World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong National Museum of Play, it’s been announced. Ms. Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier’s Civilization have also been selected.

The 2022 finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame were announced back in March. Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Minesweeper, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, and Words with Friends ultimately didn’t make the cut.

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Last month, we heard about a complaint filed with National Labor Relations Board regarding a Nintendo staffer claims their right to unionize was violated. Since then, various articles have been published by outlets such as IGN and Kotaku with contractors speaking out.

Reggie Fils-Aime used to run things at Nintendo of America as the company’s president, but he retired a few years ago. Still, Washington Post recently asked him for his thoughts about the recent reports in an interview. Reggie mentioned that “this isn’t the Nintendo that I left” since while he was there, contractors were given opportunities like attending meetings and events plus bimonthly and quarterly lunches.

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Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has opened up about Mother 3, and specifically how the title has never been made available in the west.

Reggie released his new book today, and the audio version contains a bonus interview with Geoff Keighley. At one point, Keighley asked if Nintendo felt it just wasn’t worth bringing over.

Reggie said in response:

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