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After a few rough years of net losses, Nintendo is finally back to earning money, but could they be doing more? Analyst Amir Anvarzadeh, the Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, recently talked about Nintendo's great library of characters and suggested that they should expand more into general entertainment with cartoons and animated videos. On a more specific note, he suggested that the company should partner or merge with Disney to expand the Nintendo brand beyond video games. Would you like to see Nintendo and Disney working together in the future? Hit the jump to join the discussion!

It is now (technically) two years since Nintendo began claiming ownership of “Let’s Play” videos on YouTube that featured the company’s content, meaning that any ad revenue that originally went to the YouTuber was diverted into Nintendo’s wallet, something Zach Scott confirmed in May 2013. Since then, Nintendo has been zigzagging back and forth on the issue. Later that year, it was rumored that Nintendo could be backing away from “Let’s Play” money when Reggie Fils-Aime claimed that the decision was made to protect Nintendo’s intellectual property, but it wasn’t until November 2014 that Nintendo finally began to doubt their stance and made their work eligible for Nicovideo’s “Creative Endorsement Program.” It was clear that potential Nintendo Let’s Players were going to jump through a lot of hoops.

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Women are just as interested in games, comics, anime, and similar pastimes as men, a fact that, at this point, shouldn't be shocking, right? Earlier in the fall of 2014, PC Gamer reported on a SuperData study that found that female PC gamers outnumber males. Also, Publisher's Weekly said that young women, aged 17–33 were the fastest growing demographic boosting the sale of comics.

After a slow start, Nintendo has really started to flesh out the Wii U library with games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros., and more Nintendo staples like Yoshi, Star Fox, and Zelda are all on the way. However, there are still plenty of Nintendo classics that haven't been announced for the company's first ever HD console, and we know Nintendo has multiple unannounced Wii U games in the works. Out of all the gems in Nintendo's library, which series do you want to see hit Wii U the most? Hit the jump to join the discussion!

One of the most time-honored traditions among gaming websites is to declare a site-wide game of the year. IGN did it, GameSpot did it, and even Polygon did it! Naturally, we here at Gamnesia also wanted to give it a go, but we’ve decided to do things a bit differently. To spice things up a bit, we’ll have five of our talented writers talking about their own personal game of the year, so let’s get cracking!

On Wednesday, Nintendo treated us to their latest Nintendo Direct. This presentation focused on the Spring lineup for both the 3DS and the Wii U. There were quite a few big announcements this time around, however, including the official release date for the New 3DS XL! If you got caught up in all of the excitement, don't fret! Just check out our list of all the announcements after the jump!

Tomorrow morning Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Direct video presentation that focuses on 3DS and Wii U games launching this Spring. We're hoping for some big announcements, as Nintendo will be holding a special media event afterwards. It's possible that we'll hear more about Xenoblade Chronicles or Xenoblade Chronicles X, we're expecting to get another look at Majora's Mask 3D, and we're pretty sure the New Nintendo 3DS will be confirmed for a February 13 launch. Of course, there could be some surprises too. What do you hope to see tomorrow? Hit the jump to join the discussion!

Nintendo will soon be releasing Mario Maker, a level editor that allows players to design, play, and share custom Mario levels. If reception to the game is largely positive, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen has hinted that other Nintendo teams could follow suit and create level editors for other popular Nintendo games. With Nintendo's impressive lineup of characters and franchises, there's plenty of potential to expand the "Maker" genre, but there's one series in particular that I'd love to see Nintendo tackle next. Hit the jump to read on!

While iOS and other mobile platforms have provided many indie developers with success, gaming consoles, most notably the Wii U, have had many biting their fingernails.

Nyamyam, developer of the indie game Tengami, seems to be one of those development teams that have not found success with Nintendo's latest platform. While they have seen much success with the release of the game in Apple's App Store, Nintendo's eShop just isn't providing them with enough profit.

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It’s Christmas time, and that means overly decorated trees, meeting relatives whose names you can’t remember, and an extraordinary amount of food piled high on a plate. Above all, it means presents tucked away under that tree, in a comically sized sock, or however you pass around Christmas gifts in your family. Of course, no Christmas is complete without something gaming-related (I swear it’s traditional), so with that in mind, let’s find out what some of Gamnesia’s staff members are hoping to find under their Christmas tree this year!