Sonic the Hedgehog co creator Hirokazu Yasuhara joins Nintendo

No kidding either, he’s just joined Nintendo Software Technology (their American branch responsible for Mario vs Donkey Kong and Metroid Prime Hunters).  Interesting career choice to be perfectly honest, especially as after Sega he was working at Namco Bandai for a while before moving over to Nintendo.

None the less, first time I’ve ever heard of a key Sega employee deciding to move to Nintendo, that would have sounded almost like heresy if it’d happened in the 16 bit era!

Still, wish him the best of luck at Nintendo I guess.  Pity he decided to join the branch that does basically nothing in regards to making well known games (you can count their original work on one hand) rather than one of the Japanese branches or Retro Studios, but oh well.

Source:

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/168016/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_cocreator_Hirokazu_Yasuhara_joins_Nintendo.php

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure Launch Trailer

Because it’s coming out in only a few days in Europe, so we’ve now got an English language launch trailer to commemorate this:

It’s supposedly a pretty good game too (some magazines like ONM have said it reminds them of Professor Layton), so maybe it’s worth a buy if you feel like it.

 

DEAR NINTENDAN…N3DSC Members are not impressed

Recently, due to April Fool’s day, the forums of Nintendo 3DS Community were heavily  loaded with incredible inconveniences and annoyances. For example, when you load a webpage, various “cat puns” come up. Not only are they unfunny, they are unavoidable. And, in all posts, every letter “i” changes to “MEOW”, along with a few other letters/words.

This has rendered many posts essentially unreadable due to the sheer number of uses of the letter “I”, and how many times over the word “MEOW” is spread over in a post. We must ask, why did you do this? Seriously! I did a recent checking, and this affects GUESTS as well. Not only is this seriously annyoing many members, it’s also driving guests from the site. From unknown sources, I also found out that this had been planned for two weeks. TWO WEEKS. This had all been NintenDan’s idea as well.

So, why did you do this guys? It might have been funny for a few minutes, but this quickly deteriorated into a mucky mess. This is “April fools day, not annoy everyone day”! (SGE, shoutbox)!

Cat-astrophe at Nintendo 3DS Cat-munnity

After the recent outbreak of the Cat-virus, infecting the vast population of N3DSCM, the site has gone up in flames and into turmoil. Members cannot resist saying “PURR” or “MEOW” in their posts, and various cat-threads are popping up. To add to their troubles, all member are now cats. So, I must ask, who is resposible for this cat-astrophe? We interviewed several of the staff, and apparently, the heads of the community had planned to unleash the Cat1N1 virus on the 1st of the 4th, 2012. So far, the prime suspects are NintenCat and Nin3DCat. A full investigation by SB mods inc. is coming on it’s way.

The Cat-toll is currently in the hundreds, with many more cats being identified.

A full SB alert has been raised. Any talk of cats in the SB warrants an immediate ban. This is now known as the “Spotty” alert.

 

Nintendo 3DS Daily is changing its site focus!

Yeah, Nintendo isn’t as popular any more and with the 3DS and Wii U on the horizon their chances look kind of bleak.  Because as we all know, that PSP Vita will out sell it by miles, right?

This isn’t helped by all the news of Nintendo planning to enter adminstration within the week due to losing a ridiculous amount of money on Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus Uprising.  They forecast the company will at minimum go third party, and may even close down for good.  Nice knowing them, but in this day and age all people want are grim dark first person shooters and realistic games, and Nintendo’s recent work has cost them enough millions to put them in financial trouble.

But don’t despair!  Instead of selling off the site to the highest bidder or shutting it down, we’re doing a little bit of… should I say… ‘rebranding’ around here.   So now it’s about cats, since everyone loves cats, right?

Have fun at Nintendo 3DS Cat-mmunity!