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Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, has a Hobby of Guessing the Measurements of Objects and Then Checking to See If He was Correct. He Even Carries Tape Measure with Him.

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer, producer, and game director who works as one of Nintendo’s representative directors. He is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential video game designers in history, having created some of the most acclaimed and best-selling game franchises of all time, such as Mario, The …

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Xbox

How Many Presses Does It Take to Wear Out A Button on an Xbox  Controller?

The Xbox gaming console brand was created and is owned by Microsoft. The original device was the first video console created by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. In the United States, the Xbox holds the majority of the market shares with about 50.18% of the gaming population compared to …

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Who was the First Character Introduced in Super Mario 64?

Super Mario 64 is a Nintendo 64 platform game released in 1996. It is the first Super Mario game to incorporate 3D gameplay, mixing typical Super Mario gameplay, visual style, and characters in a wide-open environment. It was developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and released by Nintendo. But did you know that Mario …

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Why Did Nintendo Want Consumers to Use the Term “Game Console”?

The Nintendo Co. Ltd. is a Japanese video game company based in Kyoto, Japan. It is the world’s oldest video-game corporation that was founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi and was initially called Nintendo Karuta. But did you know that Nintendo pushed consumers to use the term game console instead? Nintendo campaigned that consumers use …

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Was the Lion King Game on SNES Intentionally Difficult?

If you’ve indulged in gaming back in the early 90s, you would have probably remembered the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). From the Super Mario series to Disney titles like Aladin and Duck Tales. But did you know that there was one Disney Game that was intentionally made to be difficult? Disney’s The Lion King …

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The first character on screen in Super Mario 64 is Lakitu, Mario’s camera operator. Because the 1996 game was the first in the series to have 3D gameplay, the developers needed to teach players that they were controlling both Mario AND the camera.

Super Mario 64 introduced the camera as a friend and foe in video games When the Nintendo 64 launched in the United States in September of 1996, players had just two games to choose from: a flight simulator called Pilotwings 64 and the latest entry in one of the most popular series in video game …

The first character on screen in Super Mario 64 is Lakitu, Mario’s camera operator. Because the 1996 game was the first in the series to have 3D gameplay, the developers needed to teach players that they were controlling both Mario AND the camera. Read More »

Nintendo pushed usage of the term “game console” so people would stop calling products from other manufacturers “Nintendos”, otherwise they would have risked losing their trademark.

Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd.[a] is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto. Nintendo is one of the world’s largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. Founded on 23 September 1889 by …

Nintendo pushed usage of the term “game console” so people would stop calling products from other manufacturers “Nintendos”, otherwise they would have risked losing their trademark. Read More »