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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 for an easygoing week on the show, with a light News Block and laid-back rounds of The Game Corner and Mystery House. This week we cover the new Splatoon Amiibo and lots of other topics, including the differences between Pokémon generations, Nintendo's strategy to follow up Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors, Waluigi, and which Mario brother is our favorite. 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 inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

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.

Yesterday was Nintendo's investors' meeting, which revealed tons of information about their upcoming year, so join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they sort through a mountain of news, including new mobile games for Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem and a ton of financial information. After the break, we discuss Star Fox Zero and its related animated short in the Game Corner before finishing off the show with a discussion segment on NX, Zelda U, and E3 2016, all of which Nintendo officially discussed. 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 inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Nintendo recently held their quarterly investor's meeting, and as they prepare to launch a new console codenamed "NX" in the coming year, it naturally bore an unusually high volume of news—26 stories, to be exact. It's been just over twelve hours since the meeting began, so catching up to all that information can be extremely daunting. Luckily, this article right here is your one-stop shop to catch up on everything that we learned from the long night of news. So head past the jump and read all about it!

Unconfirmed information recently arose suggesting that The Pokémon Company is auctioning off the movie rights to the Pokémon franchise, seeking a partner—the frontrunning bidders being Legendary Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures—with which to make a "big-budget, live-action Pokémon movie." This kind of idea immediately triggers flashbacks to the legions of horrible game-to-film movie adaptions in recent years, and even adaptions of other beloved childhood series like Transformers, Ninja Turtles, and more.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we think there's actually an opportunity to nail this film. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on the concept, or keep reading below for a brief, 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 filled to the brim with rumors, so join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we try to navigate the murky waters of this week's news cycle. Before the break we talk about Bayonetta's recent Smash Bros. controversies, the upcoming Mega Man cartoon, and much much more. After the break we head to The Gossip Stone to discuss several rumors, including whether NX is getting ports of four major Wii U games, Pokémon auctioning off its movie rights for a live-action film, and much more. 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 inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

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 once again as Alex, Ben, and Colin navigate the waters of being a Nintendo fan in these bizarre times. News includes Street Fighter's producer wishing for a Nintendo crossover game, Nintendo's whole new online infrastructure, and the recent controversies around Alison Rapp and her termination from Nintendo. After the break we check in on our recent gaming progress and then take some listener questions for the Mystery House, including subjects like a modern EarthBound game, Pokémon following the Fire Emblem Fates model, and how Nintendo can win back the youngest generation of gamers. 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 inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Nintendo's Virtual Console platforms are an incredible solution for longtime gamers who want to relive their beloved memories as well as younger gamers or would like to go back and see the games that started some of today's most beloved series. The latter, in fact, is exactly what we got from a listener question in a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. "Say I could only play five Virtual Console games on Wii U or 3DS," Caleb Villa asks, "which ones should I play?"

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full discussions about these (and more) incredible titles and why you should play each one, or keep reading for our short lists!

Update: Happy April Fools, everyone!

Being a former president of the United States of America gives you a lot of insight that most people don't have. This is, after all, why I am Gamnesia's go-to guy when it comes to politics and national affairs. We don't talk about politics here often, but they do affect all of us, whether we want to pay attention to them or not. Things like regulations and judicial processes affect the day-to-day operations of every game developer and publisher in a myriad of ways, and the people we put in elected office are the ones that write and enforce laws. So, naturally, it stands that even a humble gaming blog like Gamnesia would have a stake in the upcoming presidential election.

With that aside, I would like to take this opportunity to present my endorsement for Donald Trump.

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, Colin, and Ben as they discuss tons of recent news, including details on Pokémon GO, Marin in Hyrule Warriors, Sakurai's latest Famitsu column, and a revolutionary new tech that could completely change Smash Bros. After the break, we discuss the touchscreen ideas presented by the recent NX controller "leaks," because though they may be fake, the real deal may actually be very similar. We close off the episode with some questions from the Mystery House, including our favorite characters in Smash and Mario Kart, localizing new games for the SNES Virtual Console, and why Zelda U needs to go cross-gen on the NX. 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 inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Almost ten months ago, Nintendo filed a patent application for a game controller design that would remove traditional buttons entirely in favor of a free-form touch screen. At the time, few people thought much of it—Nintendo files tons of patent ideas all the time, and the company's always been insistent that buttons will always be preferable to touch screens for traditional console games. A couple weeks ago, however, the idea suddenly resurfaced in the form of a series of faked images.

Of course, because the images are fake, it may seem at first glance that there's nothing to see here—it'd just be the latest in a long line of scam leaks from people who claim to have uncles and coworkers who work at or with Nintendo. But that's not the end of the story. Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara chimed in, saying he'd actually heard from his own sources that Nintendo was working on a controller without buttons.

Could that outlandish controller concept from the patent actually come to fruition? Why would Nintendo want to make a controller that eschews traditional physical buttons? Jump inside for my thoughts.

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 they catch up on two weeks of Nintendo news, from updates on Zelda U to Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC, from Pokkén Tournament to Pokémon GO and a new Pokémon smartphone game, from Miitomo to My Nintendo, from possible NX controller leaks to a possible Wii U discontinuation, from rumors of Luigi's Mansion 3 to deals on games that are free! After the break we take it to the game corner to discuss our experiences with three recent releases: Twilight Princess HD, Pokkén Tournament, and Miitomo. 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. Or head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Pokkén Tournament is a new entry in the long-running history of Pokémon spinoffs, this time breaking away from past traditions to focus on action-oriented fighting. It's the first time outside of the beloved Super Smash Bros. series that Pokémon battles have been fully realized in 3D, and though it could use an extra nudge to become the Pokémon fighting game of fans' wildest dreams, as the first iteration of such an idea it's wildly satisfying. Head inside to keep reading!

If you've been following Gamnesia on social media, you're probably well aware that we're giving away a limited edition bundle New Nintendo 3DS decked out with Pokémon Red and Blue love, from the faceplates to the pre-loaded games that come on the console. This elusive item sold out quickly, so if you didn't have the chance to nab one before the vicious vultures of online resale devour their last reasonably-priced remains—or if you just didn't want to front the cost of a new 3DS when you've got an old one working just fine—now's a great chance to win!

All you need to do to enter is head right on over here, to our Giveaway on Gleam, and follow the entry instructions below. You can follow us on any of our main social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) or retweet our contest announcement on Twitter to enter the contest, or any mix of all the above for multiple entries! You can do it all right through Gleam, so it's easy to sign up through all your accounts! But after you have, be sure to enter your name and email address at the prompt on Gleam so we can be sure to contact you.

We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow both our staff and our audience—and wouldn't you know it, here we are growing our staff! We're looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you've ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now's your chance to start! We have no age requirement, nor do we care whether or not you have past experience working in games media; all we want you to bring to the table is a talent for writing and a genuine love of the game.

Head inside to see the positions we're hiring for, and what you can do to apply!

Star Fox Zero has been the subject of a lot of malaise within the Nintendo community for its many delays, reports of insufficient progress and polish, and most recently the news that players won't be able to turn off motion controls in order to play the game. Games like Street Fighter give players robust button mapping options, and even dozens of Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon recognize the importance of letting people play with their control scheme of choice, even if the developer prefers a different setup.

Our friend BriHard explores this very predicament in his latest video for GamnesiaTV. Head inside to watch his piece for a deeper look at why options are so important in games like Star Fox Zero.