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Are you interested in the history of the Nintendo Entertainment System? Specifically, what games came out and when. There's Wikipedia for that, but isn't there something a tad bit prettier? So much so that it's suitable for framing?

Well, now there is, thanks to Pop Chart Lab's The Nebula of NES Games.

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When most people are asked to identify the one person most responsible for Nintendo's legacy, almost everyone names Shigeru Miyamoto. Which makes total sense; Miyamoto is, after all and without question, one of the most important important and influential game designers of all time.

Though it could be argued that Hiroshi Yamauchi is the one who deserves the most credit. He's the longtime president of company, between 1949-2002, who among other things hired a cartoonist, a friend of a friend's son, who had zero experience in video games, and put him in charge of making games. Said artist being Miyamoto.

Yamauchi's made many such moves that would have similarly incredible ramifications on the world of video games. And that man has just passed away, at the age of 85.

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There are many who believe "A Link To The Past" to be the perfect game. Yet when "A Link Between World" was announced, the 3DS sequel to the SNES classic, a good portion of those who hold the original in such high regard immediately raised an eyebrow and not in a good way.

Can you blame them? Has anyone been able to successfully build upon or simply extend perfection? Even Nintendo's track record is spotty; for every "Super Metroid" and "F-Zero X," you've got "Super Mario Sunshine" and "Wave Race: Blue Storm."

There is little question that the next Zelda will be a good one. Has there ever been a stinker in the series? No. Even ones that didn't strike a cord, like the two previous DS installments ("Phantom Hourglass" and "Spirit Tracks") are more than decent games.
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It's not secret that the Wii U is not doing all that well. So how does one, in this case Nintendo, put a positive spin on such less than stellar numbers?

Why, list much you've sold of everything, across the board, for the past 30 years.

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Yesterday was the long awaited release of "Pikmin 3," so what better time is there to look back at the franchise? But instead of checking its Wikipedia page, here's a better suggestion: Did You Know Gaming's latest clip, which coincidentally enough, is all about Pikmin.
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If you're a hardcore toy geek, then you might be familiar with John Harmon. His homebase is Mint Condition Customs, where he highlights his affinity for taking off the shelf action figures and making them new again. Often he'll transform a character into some other variation that doesn't already exist in an officially sanction toy form.

Harmon’s most recent creation has gotten a decent amount of buzz, and for good reason; it's his take on Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and Lance "Scorpion" Bean, the stars of "Contra." So why do they look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone? Because they were in the cover the NES version. Kinda, sorta. Read More...

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The day all faithful Nintendo devotees have been waiting patiently for is almost here: "Pikmin 3" arrives later this weekend. And the reviews thus far have pained a very positive picture; the game apparently is well worth the wait.

But as it turns out, in addition to something that finally helps justify one's Wii U purchase, Pikmin 3 also contains a very special mission from Shigeru Miyamoto himself.

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It's no big secret that the Wii U hasn't exactly lit the gaming world on fire, but Nintendo's latest earnings report paints a far bleaker picture than most could have ever anticipated.

Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, 160,000 units were sold. Not across North America, but globally. Again, over a space of three months. Not good.

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Yesterday we explained how Nintendo had requested the Evo Championship Series to yank their scheduled "Super Smash Bros Melee" live stream. Which would have essentially undone all the hard work that dedicated fans had undertaken, to give the GameCube classic the recognition many felt was long overdue.

But according to a recent interview with OneMoreGameTV, which Polygon transcribed, Evo co-founder Joey "Mr Wizard" Cuellar states that Nintendo actually wanted to rob EVO of Smash entirely:
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When one tries to list the names of those responsible for Nintendo's successes, you often get the usual suspects: Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Koji Kondo, Gunpei Yokoi, etc.

But even the most dedicated Nintendo devotee might not recognize Masayuki Uemura. And who is that you might be asking? Why, he’s only the guy who designed the Famicom, which would become the Nintendo Entertainment System in America.
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