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As of this Thursday, February 11th, we at Gamnesia will have spent a full year making and distributing the Nintendo Week Podcast, a labor of love for Nintendo and its fans. In that short time, you wonderful listeners have made us Podbean's third-most popular podcast in our category, written us more five-star reviews than we've made episodes, and downloaded our show nearly one million times. I have no idea when we thought we'd make it this far, but we didn't even dream it would be so soon.

Accomplishments like these are surreal in their own right, but they show that you guys love our content as much as we love making it for you. So we've got to celebrate! And we want to hear your ideas for how to do it. Head inside to learn more.

Nintendo's regular online maintenance will be continuing on Monday, and this time it's focused on Nintendo's online stores. All of Nintendo's virtual shopping centers, both on last generation devices and on the current crop of consoles, will be offline from noon to 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Monday, February 8th. That includes the 3DS and Wii U eShops, the Wii Shopping Channel, and the Nintendo DSi Shop.

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 featured a ton of news, including new games like Detective Pikachu, some credible rumors about NX, Paper Mario, and more, a controversy over Fire Emblem Fates, and impressions of recent games like Pokémon Picross and Mario & Luigi. After the break, we dig into the rumor that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the NX as a launch game, discussing new content, modes, and more that could come to the title. You can check out the episode below—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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

One of Nintendo's biggest woes concerning the original DS was the massive amount of piracy that was enabled by the free sale of flashcarts. I can vividly remember the time when some of my friends gave me weird looks for actually buying games, instead of simply using flashcarts, since that was such a ridiculously simple way of pirating DS games. Of course this did not go unnoticed by Nintendo, and together with 49 other video game companies, such as SEGA and Bandai Namco, they filed a lawsuit against flashcart importers in Japan, so they could at least contain the damage there.

Head inside to find out how it ended!

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.

Alex, Ben, and Colin talk about recent news from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, ESPN's decision to start covering competitive Smash, Nintendo's plans to expand into making anime, and lots more. The party amps up after the break, when we're joined by Xander Mobus, the voice behind the Super Smash Bros. Announcer. We shoot the breeze about his experience working with Nintendo, his thoughts on Smash, and more. All that is followed by an incredible performance of a whole bunch of hilarious catchphrases form all around the Nintendoverse, and character names the internet desperately needed. You can check out the episode below—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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

Thanks to its clam shell design, people have often joked that breaking your DS gets you a Game Boy Micro. Well, one dedicated fan has taken that idea as more than a joke, and he's making it a reality.

If you send your old DS to Anthony Thomas, he'll remove the top, rewire and re-arrange the hardware, and whip you up a "Game Boy Macro," an oversized companion for the Game Boy Micro. This custom handheld is fully functional, and you can request one by contacting Thomas on the official Facebook page of the Game Boy Macro. You can check out a gallery of images of the handheld by clicking below.

Nintendo recently announced plans to close down the Nintendo World Store in New York for major renovations that will take a whole month to achieve. When it reopens, it will be called "Nintendo NY," boasting a fifteen-foot gaming screen, kiosks for tons of games, and merchandise galore on the shelves. But the New York-exclusive "NY" name has many people wondering whether Nintendo is opening more stores in other cities.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on the idea and the possibility of a dedicated Nintendo store.

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.

Alex, Ben, and Colin dig into big plans from Pokémon's 20th anniversary in the news section of this week's show, followed by big stories on Shovel Knight, Mother 3, a new game based around Amiibo, and more. After the break, we're back with another Mystery House segment to answer listener questions—subjects include Nintendo's unsung heroes, characters we'd love to have as Amiibo, and where Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and more can go next. You can check out the episode below—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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

Over the years and the various generations, the story and lore of the Pokémon series has evolved, as events like the formation of land and sea and the creation of time and space have come to be explained as the acts of Legendary Pokémon. Pokémon mythology is the subject of the latest episode of the popular video series Did You Know Gaming, giving us a detailed look at the real world inspiration behind Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Arceus, and more! It's an interesting look into the series, and you can check it out by clicking below.

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 the Nintendo Week crew's first episode of 2016, as we dig deep into new rumors about the NX, details on cancelled Fire Emblem games, and a ton of recent news from Sakurai about his work on Smash and other future projects. After the break, we revive the Mystery House feature to answer awesome questions from listeners like you, so we dig into their movie deals, future remakes, and indie games we'd like to see on Wii U. You can check out the episode below—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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

Masahiro Sakurai is no stranger the Fire Emblem series, as many Nintendo fans may already know. He recently sat down for an interview in Japan's 25th anniversary Fire Emblem development book, opening up about the series, his experience with the games, and why he loves what he loves about it. The section of the interview that covers these topics has recently been translated into English by Source Gaming, giving the rest of the world a glimpse at these insights. Head inside to read more.

"Growth of a Gamer" is a series of articles exploring the profound way games and gaming can impact our lives, as told by students of the Interactive Media program at the University of Southern California. They've teamed up with us at Gamnesia to tell personal stories of how a particular game or franchise has molded us into the people we are today, and through our experiences we hope to shed light on the ways that these games have affected all of you as well. We invite you all to share your own stories in the comments below, or by writing your very own series entries through Gamnesia's Journals feature. We love coming together to share in the joys that make gaming so memorable for us all, and we hope that you'll join us!

Head inside for your guide to the entire Growth of a Gamer series, or stay tuned every day over the coming week to see each one highlighted on the main site page!

Last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, was our farewell to the year 2015. Because the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, we though we'd celebrate by remembering the most wonderful moments of Nintendo, and among several standouts, we all decided to go around and share a favorite moment from Nintendo's late President, Satoru Iwata. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full memories, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

2015 has been a hard year for Nintendo fans, epitomized by the loss of late President Satoru Iwata. But Nintendo is and always will be the company behind some of the most wonderful moments gaming has ever given its many loving, passionate fans. We behind the Nintendo Week Podcast wanted to celebrate some of these incredible treasures Nintendo has gifted us, so our Holiday special to conclude 2015 is devoted entirely to discussing what makes the most special moments in Nintendo so cherished. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And we'd love for you to share your own most cherished moments, so by all means please open up in the comments after the jump!

Earlier today, we reported on the exciting news that Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe, but that's not the only classic title that Europe is getting on Christmas Eve. Also announced today, Super Mario 64 DS is headed to Wii U Virtual Console in Europe. The Nintendo 64 classic that pioneered 3D gaming was remade with extra content on DS, and now you can play it on Wii U, using the GamePad as the second screen. You can check out a trailer for the game by clicking below.