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Many a gamer loves the wonderful worlds of Nintendo and its diverse breadth of games to explore, and many stick very closely to Nintendo's offerings. But if a Nintendo fan wants to branch out, a good starting point can be hard to find. So we sat down to talk about ten great games that Nintendo fans would love—whether they were directly inspired by Nintendo's hits or simply offer some of the same magic—on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. So if you're looking for new games to play, check out the discussion video after the jump and try out some of these awesome Nintendo alternatives.

The debate between digital and physical games is as old as high-speed internet connections (which, ironically, isn’t particularly old). Nintendo very recently filed a patent for a console that doesn’t use discs, specifically stating that the device would run programs from the hard drive, rather than from any external storage. Indeed, it’s been speculated here at Gamnesia that future Nintendo consoles may come in both physical-only and digital-only versions.

With that in mind, I ask you? What do you prefer? Do you like having physical copies, or is the digital world more to your taste?

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!

Multiplayer has been an integral part of gaming since its birth. Heck, even Pong was two player! While online multiplayer has been a great development, nothing really beats playing with a friend (or enemy) locally. Punching the guy next to you who's insulting your mother can’t be replicated by anything online.

Make the jump to check out my top 10 local multiplayer (co-op and versus) games!

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!

With decades of video game history to select from, the Hitman series has always been a somewhat baffling choice to me for a film adaptation. If there's one thing IO's franchise revolves around, it isn't narrative. Rather, the game's visual flair and perpetual goal of professionalism and stealth are what have earned Hitman its fanbase. Apparently, those strengths mean nil in Hollywood, since Agent 47 elects to forgo any semblance to the video games it is so loosely based off of.

Drowning adaptations in obligation to their source materials is counter-productive to artistry. This is not a good Hitman movie, and that's fine. Agent 47 should be judged on its own merits. Unfortunately, any strengths the film has are few and far between.

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.

Nintendo recently announced that the large tool box featured in Super Mario Maker will not be available to players until they spend at least five minutes a day for nine days within the game. Only after this time will the game open up, and then allow the player to use the entire toolbox. It may seem that Nintendo is a bit leery of overwhelming the player with options, but I really don’t see the purpose of it, especially when Super Mario Maker is supposed to be about granting players creation capabilities. Is Nintendo being too careful with this release? Hit the jump to let us know!

Investors have been pushing Nintendo to tap into the mobile market for years now, and early this year, Nintendo officially announced plans to team up with DeNA and release games for smartphones and tablets. Many fans are skeptical, but a lot of questions should be answered when DeNA announces their plans for the first game soon. In the meantime, looking at what Nintendo and DeNA have said so far reveals five reasons to be excited about the potential of mobile gaming under the Nintendo brand. Click below to read on!

It's no big secret that video games based on movies are rarely anything more than a way for companies to cash in on the movies' success. Those games are usually less than great, to say the least. The other way around isn't much better either. There aren't many movies based on video games, but the ones that exist are not pictures to write home about. Of course, as with all things, there are exceptions to those rules. GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 was widely praised as a great game, and Wreck-It Ralph is a well-received movie about video games, showing that movies and video games can also work well together.

What do you think? Do you want companies to continue making video games based on movies and vice versa, or do you want these two media to stay separate forever? Let us hear in the comments 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.

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!

About a week ago, we asked you for your favorite video game villains, and you all responded with some very interesting choices. However, as I said that time, heroes and villains go together like peanut and jelly, and in that spirit, it’s only natural that we ask you who your favorite video game protagonist is. And there are a lot of fantastic ones to choose from: Link, Gordon Freeman, Commander Shepard… the list goes on!

For the record, my choice is the bird in Flappy Bird.

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed on Facebook that the Mr. Game & Watch, R.O.B., and Duck Hunt Amiibo will only be available as part of a GameStop-exclusive three-pack—at least in North America. This development is concerning, to say the least. Of course, it's not the only questionable decision Nintendo has made regarding Amiibo. Everyone who follows Amiibo knows about the shortages and scalping problems that plagued the little figures early on—and still do, to a lesser extent. But are things getting better, or worse? Click the jump to join in the discussion.

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 is all about the discussion, seeing as last week's late episode left us covering about half a week of news that we would have otherwise discussed for today. The subject this week is which characters we personally want to see joining the cast of the Super Smash Bros. series at any time in the future—we talk about some of our favorite choices, what kinds of playstyles they would bring to the roster, and why they'd make great additions (although there are surely a few odd ones out). Check out the embedded player below to give it a listen!