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If you’re a die-hard Nintendo fan, chances are that you know all about Nintendo’s famed “Love Tester”, and now the device is back on the market after 41 years for a mere $55! Of course, there’s $26 worth of shipping to add in, so all in all its a solid $81 worth of vintage Nintendo, but its well worth it to see if you and your lover are really in love!

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It’s times like these that I wished I lived in New York…

Much like they do with most of the big titles released, Nintendo is hosting a grand ol’ event at the Nintendo World Store to celebrate the release of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX. The event, complete with Dragon Quest ice cream truck and playable demo stations, will happen on July 10th, so mark your calendars! Oh, did I mention that Yuji Horii, Dragon Quest creator is going to be at the event to sign autographs? Get there early, because he’ll only be signing 30 before taking off!

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– Much of the dev team worked on A Boy and His Blob
– Always co-op play
– AI controls 2nd character in single-player
– Second player can immediately join in
– On the DS, control Bat-Mite by drawing on the screen, disappears when you lift the stylus
– 4 episodes
– Around 2 hours for each episode
– Buy gadgets and character enhancements with coins
– WayForward probably won’t do the Contra 3DS title
– Shantae on Wii only exists as demos
– Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is the true sequel

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“I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D. When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don’t have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing. I think as an industry we should preach this new perspective, from a very large cinema screen to a small portable, because that helps advancing the games and the game industry. We’d like to work together to promote 3D. If you really want a big theater experience, of course you have to wear glasses. With the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you’re wearing them after awhile.” – president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida

Yoshida is most likely referring to Nintendo’s press conference, but I honestly didn’t feel like they were directly bashing Sony’s technology. Nintendo hammered home the point of playing the 3DS without having to wear glasses, but that’s a huge selling-point for them. A lot of consumers just don’t want to have to wear anything extra while playing games.

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The quotes below come directly from the Q&A session of Nintendo’s recent shareholder meeting…

Miyamoto on being busy with the 3DS…

“I get more ideas when I’m busy and with that meaning, this is an extremely good condition now.”

Miyamoto on Pikmin 3…

“Amongst the present promises, I have to finish Pikmin quickly, so production is progressing extremely well.”

Miyamoto on nintendogs + cats, when he said last year that he had a cat…

“For Nintendogs, which we announced at E3, cats will appear this time. Recently, I’ve been taking care of cats. I’m often asked about my interests, but the CEO has told me to if possible not speak about this as the theme of my next game would be known externally. About one year back, I started talking about cats, and right according to schedule, it was announced. We’ll soon be completing Nintendogs + Cats, which features cats.”

Miyamoto on his latest interests/new Nintendo character…

“Also, I’m still full of energy. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of things — continuing to work hard at swimming, for instance, and also having exchanges with school kids, doing such things a serving on a neighborhood youth guidance committee. I think that next year I can probably deliver something new. I’m still active on the development scene, so please look forward to [my output]. It’s been nearly 10 years since I made the Pikmin character, so I feel this is the year where I must at long last make a new character. This is as far as I’ll answer today.”

Also worth noting, Miyamoto’s time with swimming recently as well as his position as a guidance counselor shouldn’t necessarily be taken too seriously. With the latest information we have from the Q&A session, these two interests shouldn’t be taken to heart like Miyamoto’s cat comments from last year.

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Super Mario Characters Figurine

This collectible figurine features beloved characters from Super Mario games. It measures approx. 3.9 inches in height and 4.6 inches in diameter, and comes enclosed in decorative packaging.

Club Nintendo Original Calendar – 2011


Desk calendar for 2011 featuring original artwork from some of your favorite Nintendo games. Each month is represented with a 2-sided design, and the calendar comes with a built-in display stand. (Images shown are of the 2010 calendar. The 2011 calendar has all new designs and artwork.)


1. [360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online – 93,000 / NEW
2. [DS] LovePlus + – 84,000 / NEW
3. [PS3] Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 – 54,000 / NEW
4. [DS] Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 3rd Story – 52,000 / NEW
5. [Wii] Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 42,000 / 614,000

6. [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva – 29,000 / NEW
7. [PS3] White Album: Tsuzurareru Fuyu no Omoide – 26,000 / NEW
8. [PSP] Starry * Sky: In Spring – 22,000 / NEW
9. [DS] Ghost Trick – 20,000 / 44,000
10. [DS] Art Academy – 20,000 / 41,000

11. [PSP] Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2: Nazo Nazo Shimai to Chinbotsusen no Himitsu
12. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen
13. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen
14. [DS] Tomodachi Collection
15. [Wii] Xenoblade

16. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
17. [PSP]Chaos;Head Noah
18. [Wii] SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars
19. [DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
20. [Wii] New Super Mario Bros. Wii
21. [Wii] Wii Fit Plus

22. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen
23. [DS] Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi
24. [PSP] Fairy Tail: Portable Guild
25. [Wii] Mario Kart Wii
26. [PSP] Narcissus: Moshimo Ashita ga Runara
27. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
28. [PSP] Uta no * Prince-Sama
29. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best
30. [DS] Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010