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A listener sent us a question in a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, asking about online features from some of last generation's games on Nintendo platforms. "There were quite a few games on the Wii and DS that had great Wifi modes," he asks. "Do you guys think Nintendo might ever consider revitalizing them on Virtual Console?"

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.This week we share our take on the newly-announced "NES Classics Edition" console, followed by a few discussions about the role it can play in the marketplace as Nintendo prepares to launch NX, the future of this "Classics" line with SNES and Game Boy, and whether it should have been able to connect to the eShop or Virtual Console in some way.

You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week! We'd also like to announce a new Facebook group for the Nintendo Week community, The Nintendo Week Fun Club, which you can learn more about inside.

Welcome to Round 3 of Gamnesia's Ultimate RPG Showdown! Today officially marks the beginning of our semi-finals in this tournament, and will change our rules slightly to accommodate for the raised stakes. As those of you have been following the tourney know (or as you might have guessed from the above image), our first match pits Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver against Mother 3. Unlike all our matches up to this point, both of our semi-finals bouts will last 3 days, so we have a bit more time to gather votes.

Head inside for more information and to cast your vote!

Yesterday's match, without a doubt, was one of the closest and most highly contested of this competition thus far. Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger each had an extended amount of time in the lead, but Golden Sun managed to come up from behind and clinch the win! The fan-favorite has earned its spot in Round 3, and today it's time to vote for the game it'll fight against for a spot in the finals.

Head inside to vote on today's competitors!

With the runaway success of Pokémon GO, it's only natural that people should wonder what the app's popularity means for the future of Nintendo. Judging by shareholders' overwhelmingly positive response, it seems investors believe that the future of Nintendo lies in bringing their beloved universe IP to mobile devices. I've seen others express that maybe Nintendo could benefit from going third party, or on the even more extreme end that Pokémon GO means the death of Nintendo games for core gamers.

But even though investors are right to recognize that Nintendo IP + mobile devices = massive profit, there's another element of Pokémon GO's success that's been a pattern across all of Nintendo's biggest games: Nintendo is at their best when they're in the business of wish fulfillment.

Shigeru Miyamoto has been training Nintendo's younger developers for years to continue the company's legacy of great games in the future. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Miyamoto discussed helping them with mistakes that he had made himself when he was first starting out as a developer.

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Nintendo has a good track record for making games with sharp, responsive, and satisfying controls. In an interview with Kotaku, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen had a chance to talk about the hard work that goes into making controls for a game and how to make it feel immersive.

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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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we discuss news from the past week, including tons of new Pokémon, the end of Splatoon's Splatfests, some corporate shakeups, and the mobile sensation sweeping the nation, Pokémon GO. Afterwards we have a brief discussion about the future of the show, so be sure to stay tuned.

You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

With the closure of yesterday's two matches, we have finally reached our 16th and final qualifying match-up for Round 1. Skyrim and Chrono Trigger both earned relatively easy wins in their respective brackets, and they will be front and center in just a few days once we get into Round 2. Today's focus is all about choosing the final game to join them, and it includes quite a few fan-favorites from those of you here at Gamnesia.

Head inside and vote for today's champion!

July 11th, 2015 marked the passing of Satoru Iwata, the 55-year-old President and CEO of Nintendo. It was sad news for gamers world over, who expressed their heartache, their memory, and their joy in his life. Some expressed it through art. Some through eulogy. Some through animation. Some congregated at memorial shrines in his honor. Some asked for an Amiibo in his likeness. Even members of the gaming industry from rival companies expressed their grief and opened up about his legacy.

But his memory still touches those same people today, and many are coming together online once more to remember the man and the legacy he left. Head inside to keep reading.

Super Mario Kart was one of the first Super Nintendo games (and one of the first video games overall) that I ever played, and over 20 years later I'm still enjoying the franchise and competing against friends in Mario Kart 8. The beloved racing series is the subject of the latest video from Did You Know Gaming. The new video explains the creation of Mario Kart as a more casual counterpart to F-Zero, reveals scrapped concepts like subterranean racing with drills, and explores various glitches and Easter eggs throughout the franchise. You can check it out by clicking below!

The latest game in the Zero Escape trilogy, Zero Time Dilemma, has just come out. If you're just as interested in playing the game as I am, but haven't played the first game and can't get a copy, you're in luck. Previously, it wasn't easy to get the other games in the series, especially because the first entry, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, is only available on DS. However, that is going to change, since Kotaro Uchikoshi, the series' creator, stated that the game is coming to "other platforms" at Anime Expo this past weekend, and this time it will include the original Japanese voice acting.

We don't know what those other platforms are yet, but if you have any guesses, head inside and let us know in the comments!

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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we discuss news from the past week, including tons of news about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Sonic the Hedgehog's future, Yacht Club's next game, Microsoft's attempt to partner with Nintendo, and a trademark that suggests NX uses cartridges instead of discs. After the break comes the Mystery House, where we answer your listener questions about our favorite characters, online services, and more. To close it all off we hold a long listener-suggested discussion about Nintendo's digital practices and the disappointment that is My Nintendo.

You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Decades ago, Nintendo and SEGA were bitter rivals, competing with each other in the video game hardware business with their various consoles and multiple mascots. Eventually, SEGA discontinued their efforts in hardware and decided to primarily focus on creating software.

While the company had some competition with Nintendo in the past, they weren't afraid to put future SEGA titles on their systems. Of course, this included one of their most famous properties, Sonic the Hedgehog. Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team, explained that they decided to develop for Nintendo systems because that's what all the Sonic fans were playing.

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A show on The Game Theorists channel on YouTube called Deadlock pits two people against each other to discuss a hotbutton issue in gaming, with each person choosing a side of the argument to defend. In the latest episode, the show's creator MatPat takes on Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, in a debate about motion (and touch) controls in Zelda. MatPat argues that the controls ruin Zelda's gameplay due to imprecision and lag, and that these new control schemes are change for change's sake; on the other hand, Reggie believes that the different control schemes allow Nintendo to design worlds that have different properties and enemies that have unique weaknesses. Head inside to check out the full debate and to decide who won!