These are the things I've written that are tagged "nintendo"

New 3D Printable Object: NES Cart Covers

I designed this simple NES cart cover to use as little material as possible, but still be robust enough to print even on janky printers. Hopefully this will help keep your NES carts safe and sound for future generations. It’s available on thingiverse for the low price of FREE.

Quite A Flop, That

Nintendo announced this morning that its 3DS has gone on to sell more than 5 million units in Japan — likely thanks to key holiday releases, the system’s price-cut, and other factors building momentum for the portable.

Nintendo To Hobbyist Developers: No Thanks

Reggie Fils-Aime: “I would separate out the true independent developer vs. the hobbyist,” says Fils Aime. “We are absolutely reaching out to the independent developer.” “Where we’ve drawn the line is we are not looking to do business today with the garage developer. In our view, that’s not a business we want to pursue.” Small […]

Another World Ported to JavaScript

To go with the pure-JS NES and GameBoy emulators, here’s a port of the 1991 classic Another World in plain ‘ol JavaScript. Impressive. For now, it shares the same problem as the aforementioned emulators: No sound support.

The Worst Super Mario Player Ever

An experiment in beating the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES while getting the lowest possible score. This guy managed to do it while only getting 700 points. Just getting one power-up mushroom gives the player 1,000 points, so this is no mean feat.

Infinite Mario AI

Incredible demo video from one of the entrants in the Super Mario AI competition. mentioned previously on Extra Future. See also: The project page, which explains the process behind the AI. The developer says he’ll release the source code once the contest is over.

Closing Tabs 5/27/09

Super Mario 64 longplay, grabbing all 120 stars. If you were under the age of 30 when this came out, goodbye afternoon. It’s such an astoundingly well put together game. At every stage, care was taken to make sure it “felt” right. Jason Scott‘s talk about Platform Studies has me rekindling my love affair with […]

Amazon.com Now Selling WiiWare Game Codes

Following the Xbox Live Arcade codes, this is no surprise, but nice to see. Also of interest to me: Amazon does not allow their associates to get commissions on these cards. Profit margin must be close to zero, if not into the red.

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