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Nintendo's recently filed several patents relating to future hardware, including one for a console that operates without an optical drive for game discs, another one without an internal hard drive for storage, and several more smaller ideas. There's always the possibility that Nintendo's just covering legal bases for ideas they may not use, but these concepts fit in so perfectly with their messaging about the future of their hardware that we've decided to take a closer look at how they might end up shaping gamers' experience with Nintendo's next console, the NX.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our full thoughts on these patents, what they could mean for NX, and what obstacles Nintendo would face by implementing them—or you could head inside for a brief, brief summary of the three most exciting new features these concepts might bring.

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, the team has a blast talking about Splatoon's upcoming Transformers-themed Splatfest, Pokkén Tournament's Wii U port, a narrowly-avoided tragedy at the Pokémon World Championships, and more. After the break, we turn our attention towards non-Nintendo games we think Nintendo fans would love to play. So give it a listen below, and head inside to check out more information on the stories discussed—or save it for later by downloading the latest episode on iTunes.

We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special. Head inside for our discussion on what makes these games so special, or to check out our lists and share your own top five!

Scott Moffitt, the VP of Sales at Nintendo of America, recently said that the Wii U's GamePad is the only "real innovation" in this generation of gaming, and that Nintendo did a poor job communicating its innovations at the outset, but is now turning the ship around with games like Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero.

We took this opportunity to reflect on the ways Nintendo has used the GamePad on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our thoughts, or head inside for a brief, brief summary.

We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we're breaking it down into two pieces for YouTube, one for the bona fide top five, and one for our honorable mentions—the games that didn't quite crack our lists, but we love too much to ignore. Check out the video after the jump for our discussion, or head inside to see our lists!

Shortly after Nintendo Treehouse employee Chris Pranger appeared on the Part Time Gamer Podcast to discuss all things Nintendo, he revealed that he had been fired from his job. While on the show he disclosed a lot of information about Nintendo, including some that may well have been under NDA, and spoke with a demeanor that many fans listening considered degrading. But since his termination, the community has had split reactions.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, where we think Nintendo is perfectly in the right to fire him. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief summary.

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 was a bit slower on the news front, which means we really got to sink our teeth into a few topics: the GamePad's successes and failures, Super Mario Maker's nine-day rollout of its content, and Nintendo's recent firing of Treehouse employee Chris Pranger. After the break, we turn our attention towards our top five favorite Nintendo games. It's a lot of love and a lot of laughs for our favorite titles, so give it a listen below, and head inside to check out more information on the stories discussed—or save it for later by downloading the latest episode on iTunes.

If you have a special place in your heart for Nintendo's most mesmerizing, fantastic, and inspiring character, then you have reason to jump with joy, because another one of his games is going to be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe on August 20. I am, of course, talking about none other than Wario, and the game in question is Wario: Master of Disguise. In that game, our hero, Wario, dons a variety of costumes which enable him to use powers that he has never exhibited before – all in pursuit of new riches, of course.

Hit the jump to see the eShop trailer for Wario: Master of Disguise!

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're back in the normal routine with a full-sized episode. To kick off the show we have a massive news discussion covering recent events regarding Nintendo's localization, tons of leaked information from Splatoon, why Nintendo decided not to buy Rareware, and Sakurai's undying dedication to making people happy. After the break, we return with another Mystery House discussion, where we take questions from listeners like you. This week we answered questions about overrated Nintendo games, a Wario and Waluigi cartoon series, and why EarthBound is so great. Check out the embedded player below to give it a listen, and head inside to find the links to everything we discussed!

For Nintendo fans, the interval between franchise installments can turn into a tedious waiting game. Take the Legend of Zelda franchise, for example. It's already been 4 years since the release of Skyward Sword and, last we've heard, there's still another year to go until the next game's release. Well, in a recent interview with Examiner.com, Nintendo of America's Executive VP of Sales, Scott Moffit, revealed the reasons why new iterations of your favorite video games are not released every year.

Head inside to see what he had to say!

In case you haven't noticed, over the past couple of years, Nintendo has been using the word "new" in a lot of their titles. For instance, we have New Super Mario Bros., New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and New Super Mario Bros. U. Well, in a recent interview for the Part-Time Gamers podcast, Chris Pranger, a localization writer for Nintendo, spoke out about many aspects of localization, including why "new" appears on so many titles that are no longer technically new.

Head inside to see what he had to say!

Since Satoru Iwata’s passing, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda have been running the company until a new CEO is chosen, and many consider these two to be the top two candidates for the job. Some industry analysts have weighed in on the subject, and they believe that Takeda, not Miyamoto, will take over as CEO.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video above to hear our full thoughts on this which of the two leaders would be best fit for the role and how they might handle it, or keep reading for an extremely brief summary.

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.