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Nintendo has given a warning that a number of their servers, including those for the Wii U and 3DS eShops, will experience some down time later today (July 27). Maintenance will occur between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM PST and affect a number of game titles, including Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Golf: World Tour. The eShop will be unavailable from 1:00 PM through 5:00 PM PST (4:00 PM through 8:00 PM EST).

Head inside for a full list of servers affected by the maintenance.

We Nintendo fans always have a blast talking about what kinds of things we'd like to see in future installments of Mario Kart, and now that Mario Kart 8 brings DLC expansions and even other Nintendo crossovers into the mix, our imaginations are blown wide open. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we took it upon ourselves to talk about everything we'd love to see if Nintendo makes a third DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, and if I do say so myself, we came up with some amazing ideas.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we've broken it down into two twenty-minute chunks for YouTube—available now is the second half of the discussion, where we talk about what courses (both new and old) we'd like to see added to the Mario Kart 8 lineup, as well as what bonus features we'd like to see. Check out the video after the jump for the full discussion, or skim the list down below to get a brief overview of everything we discussed in text format.

Nintendo DS games continue to show up on the Wii U eShop. This Thursday will continue the trend with DK Jungle Climber, a spin-off that focuses on climbing vines and walls as Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. The original DS game released back in 2007 and is a sequel to the Game Boy Advance title DK: King of Swing. Download the title tomorrow if ya want. I'm sure fans will go bananas.

This week's episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast is dedicated solely to Satoru Iwata. Please enjoy the full episode, now available on YouTube, inside.

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, join host Colin McIsaac, alongside Alex Plant and Ben Lamoreux, to reflect on the life, memories, and legacy of the late Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo. "Please have a listen."

Warren Spector is from Disney International Studios, and he had a brief interview with Nintendo Life where he discussed his love for Nintendo. He likes the fact they they separate themselves from competitors from graphic, creative, and design standpoints. He also believes strongly in Nintendo's future in the industry.

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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.

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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.