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The much-loved Sonic Generations title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles was originally going to be released on the Wii, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS, according to an interview conducted at Gamefest 2010. However, it was later announced in 2011 that the former three platforms were not going to receive the game, instead being replaced by the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Sonic Generations underwent several other design changes during its development, including the cancellation of dialogue for Classic Sonic and a similarly scrapped idea for having a third Sonic character represent the Dreamcast era of the series.

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Dan Adelman spent nearly a decade at Nintendo, serving as the company's head of digital content and development, and he's had a lot to say about his time at the company in the months since he departed. Nintendo has been playing catch-up for some time when it comes to their digital services, and Adelman has said that he fought for change while he was inside the company, hoping to end outdated policies and push Nintendo's digital platform ahead. In a recent interview, he opened up more about the structure of Nintendo and why it was so hard to make changes. Hit the jump to check it out.

Nintendo has just announced that the Club Nintendo program is shutting down. March 31 is the last day that people can sign up and register products, and all accounts will close (with all coins being deleted) on July 1. However, it's not all bad news! Nintendo plans to replace Club Nintendo with a new program, but details on that will come at a later date. In the meantime, Nintendo will be adding dozens of games and other rewards in February so that current Club Nintendo members can spend their saved up coins on good prizes before the end date. You can check out Nintendo's full announcement and FAQ here.

It looks like Nintendo has failed to retain the trademark for "Virtual Console," the online collection of classic games available on Nintendo consoles. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, registration of the trademark has been cancelled (as of January 9) "because registrant did not file an acceptable declaration under Section 8." We're not sure if this is just a simple case of some paper work needing to be filed, or if Nintendo actually intends to drop the Virtual Console name, but we'll be keeping our eyes on the situation to see if anything develops.

The Pokémon Company International, a branch of The Pokémon Company in Japan, has just recently added a new member to their team. Monika Salazar, a former Hasbro employee, has joined The Pokémon Company as their new director of licensing.

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If there are any fans out there who want to know Nintendo's sales from before they were born, now is the time! We have found a collection of images which encapsulates most of the information pertaining to sales data on Nintendo's games and Consoles from 1983 through 2014. Head past the jump to check out all the images!

If you’re a 3DS gamer looking for a creative way to store up to 16 of your favorite games, check this out. Japanese Twitter user WatsonStrong00 recently bought a box of Godiva Carrés, specifically this one (though any box of Godiva squares should work), and was pleasantly surprised to find that the chocolate squares inside the box were only slightly larger than a 3DS cartridge. Naturally, he decided to make the box into a game case; it even has little windows which show you the first row of games on the left side of the box.

At HK $170 (USD $21.92), this box is definitely more expensive than other cases with just as many slots, but it's pretty unique and has the not-insignificant benefit of coming loaded with amazing Godiva chocolates. If nothing else, it's an interesting conversation starter. What do you think of the idea of turning something like this into a game case?

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. This week's matchup is a battle of Pokémon remakes. The first generation was re-imagined as Fire Red and Leaf Green on Game Boy Advance, the second generation became HeartGold and SoulSilver on DS, and most recently, the third generation was reborn as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on 3DS. Which set of Pokémon is best? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!

"Phoenix Wright" is a name that strikes fear into the hearts of all who ever have to stand as opposition in a courtroom, and it's a name that was ultimately decided by Capcom.

The translator responsible for the series' English localizations, however, initially suggested the name "Roger Wright" for the protagonist.

Read why by clicking the jump below!

Sales for the first week of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire where phenomenal—many were waiting years for those remakes, so that's no surprise at all. Two other remakes, also highly anticipated, were Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, but how do those initial sales stack up to Nintendo's most recent remakes? Head past the jump to check out the numbers!