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Back in January, Nintendo announced that Club Nintendo, the company's customer loyalty service, would be closing its doors for good on June 30th; now, that day is almost here.

Club Nintendo will be shutting down forever in North America tomorrow at 11:59 PM PT, making today and tomorrow the last days to cash in your coins; currently, there are not any physical rewards left on the site, but there is still a huge selection of downloadable titles that you can grab if you have any leftover coins.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Today we get back into the routine of news discussions, starting up with a boatload of news for Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the surrounding debacle, Star Fox Zero, Hyrule Warriors Legends' mystery characters, Zelda U's development progress, Nintendo executives looking back on the Wii U as they gear up for NX, and lots, lots more. Head inside to give it a listen!

In light of E3, Nintendo is currently holding a huge E3 sale for its eShop that offers price cuts of up to 30% – which they proclaim is its biggest sale of the year. Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario 3D Land, Hyrule Warriors, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and Yoshi's New Island are just some of the offerings from Nintendo, but other entries from the Mario, Zelda, and Yoshi series are also available. There are even entries from the LEGO and Just Dance series!

More details after the jump!

Just the other day, Nintendo released a video giving away some information about the Nintendo World Championships event at this year's E3. The video revealed all of the specially-invited participants, the commentators, and the host. Now, Nintendo has just announced all of the winners of the Best Buy qualifying rounds. These lucky gamers will soon be testing their skills against professional speedrunners and YouTube personalities.

Head inside for the line-up!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, we break down the whole past week of Nintendo news, as always, including interviews from the producer of Splatoon, an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, and news about Super Smash Bros. DLC and Nintendo's recently-discovered plans for Amiibo. After the break, the crew discusses their predictions from Nintendo's presence at E3. Head inside to check it all out!

By far one of the biggest events coming to this year's E3 is the Nintendo World Championships. Just recently, Nintendo released a video announcing a lot of new info regarding the event. One thing that's especially interesting is that the NWC will be the first time that Splatoon will be played in a tournament-style setting. On top of that, the video introduces the eight specially-invited players, which include prominent speedrunners and gaming personalities from across the internet, as well as the three commentators. Kevin Pereira has also been confirmed to be hosting hosting the event.

Head inside for the video!

Earlier this year, the New Nintendo 3DS was released globally. This new member of the 3DS family includes improvements to the stereoscopic 3D, extra buttons, support for Amiibo, and other features, all while being backwards compatible with all of your regular 3DS games. However, thanks to an improved CPU, there are games that will only work on New Nintendo 3DS. With DS, 2DS, 3DS, and New Nintendo 3DS all on store shelves, is brand confusion a problem? According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, that isn't the case Click below to see what he had to say!

DS was a phenomenal success from a sales standpoint, attracting masses of new customers and selling over 150 million units in its lifetime. 3DS has been successful in its own right, and there are a lot of fantastic games in its lineup, but it's nowhere near the sales level of its predecessor. The 3DS family has sold just over 52 million units thus far, while the DS family had sold around 90 million at the same point in its life. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was asked how 3DS' success compares to the DS, but he had a different way of looking at the situation.

This past week saw the release of not one, but two Nintendo Directs: the Direct Micro for North America, and a full-length Direct for Japan. That much information is way too hard to absorb just by following news sites, so we here at Gamnesia have broken down every single story for you on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast from the site.

Head inside for both a breakdown and recap of all the Nintendo Direct news, as well as thoughts and impressions on what they showed off. Or if you prefer a nice, simple link dump, we've got you covered: inside you can find a complete list of everything announced during the two Nintendo Directs, which hyperlink you straight to their accompanying reports.

We heard a ton of news about Fire Emblem If recently, and fans have been somewhat divided on the new mechanics and gameplay changes. GameXplain's Ash Paulsen joins the Nintendo Week crew for this week's episode of the podcast, and this new Fire Emblem If news (and what it means for the Fire Emblem series) is one of the topics we cover. While fans may be divided, we think these gameplay changes are good new changes made not only to make the series more accessible for newcomers, but to help bring Fire Emblem into the modern era of gaming—because many of these mechanics were held over from older Fire Emblem games, where they were largely due to technical limitations that no longer apply. Check out the discussion video after the jump if you'd like to hear more!

2015 is the 30th anniversary of Mario, the world's most famous plumber, and Nintendo opened a website to commemorate his decades-long history. The website features a slew of celebrations for the pizza-pied plumber, including a welcome message, the celebratory video we saw in a recent Nintendo Direct, and a ton of colorful Mario-themed decorations. But most interesting of all is its new "History" section. Head inside to see why.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, Ash Paulsen of GameXplain joins Colin, Ben, and Alex to talk about Smash Bros. rumors, Splatoon's release, Fire Emblem If, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, and, as always, plenty more. After the break, we talk about just how ripe the Mega Man series is for a revival...and why it makes perfect sense for Nintendo to lead the charge.

UK supermarket giant Asda is going to stop selling Wii U, 3DS, Wii and DS games in eight weeks' time. The good news is you may be able to get some great games at seriously reduced prices. A post on HUKD shows Asda selling Mario Kart 8 for £20, Luigi's Mansion 2 for £10, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £10.

The retailer supposedly stopped selling the Wii U in July 2013, however it seems Asda is no longer going to sell any Nintendo products. There has been no official announcement explaining why they came to this decision. Nevertheless, if you're in the UK check your local Asda to see if you can grab some discounted games.

Nintendo has been bringing new business partners on board lately, including DeNA for their mobile venture and QOL plans, as well as Universal Studios, for Nintendo-themed attractions at their resorts. Is this a good move for them? Should they keep finding partners, or is two enough? This is one of the subjects we cover on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. If you'd like to learn more about it, you can watch the discussion video after the jump!

Last month Nintendo announced plans to bring DS and Nintendo 64 games to the Wii U Virtual Console, and they've steadily been adding to the library since then. The latest addition to the DS Virtual Console library is none other than New Super Mario Bros., the critically acclaimed game that sold nearly 30 million copies. You can pick up this gem on Wii U right now for $9.99.