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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.

Some members of the Disney Infinity team have recently revealed how they choose characters for the games. Jeff Bunker, the VP of art direction at Avalanche Studios, explains that the picking process starts with what the fans want. They hire community leaders to listen to fans, and they "really try to pay attention to what they’re telling us."

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Sin & Punishment is a 3D third person shooter from the Nintendo 64 and was originally released in Japan and China in 2000. However if you did not get a chance to play it on the Nintendo 64 or the Wii Virtual Console, it has now been re-released for the Wii U eShop. Additionally, the game's sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, was released for the Wii and will also be re-released on the Wii U eShop.

The first game, Sin & Punishment, costs $11.99, while its sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, is $19.99. Both can be purchased as of August 27th.

Make the jump for the two game's trailers!

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!

Japanese YouTube user インD MARK-2 has uploaded an awesome video showing a Brawl+ mod that adds Final Fantasy VII's Cloud and Sephiroth to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. While Cloud plays similarly to Ike, both characters have their own unique move sets, complete with specials and Final Smashes. You can watch them in action inside.

Would Final Fantasy representation in Smash Bros. be a dream come true to you? Comment inside.

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.

A new update has arrived for Project M, a mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl that changes characters, stages, and mechanics with the goal of making the game more competitively viable. The latest update, Project M 3.6, can be downloaded here. The update focuses mainly on balancing and bugfixing the Project M 3.6 Beta, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few cool extras, as well. Project M 3.6's full release features a new announcer and several new and returning stages.

Hit the jump for more info on the changes.

The puppet Geno, from the SNES classic Super Mario RPG, has long had a dedicated fanbase eager to play as him in Super Smash Bros., and while the support for his inclusion in an official Smash games has been dwindling since Brawl, Geno may finally be granting his fans their wish.

Project M players at the recently-held Summit tournament were in for a surprise when the game accidentally loaded a corrupted version of a 3D Geno model when someone was trying to play as R.O.B. The bug caused the game to crash, and the crowd went wild at the sight. Head inside for more information.

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.

We take questions from listeners and readers like you from time to time on Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and this week one of the questions asked us what Nintendo games we think are overrated or that we wish we hadn't played. You can check out the discussion video after the to hear our responses, or keep reading below for a very brief summary. And be sure to head to the comments and leave your own thoughts!

The Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M is a platform for Smash fans with coding know-how to create the fighting game of their wildest dreams. This video from YouTube user Master0fHyrule combines a ton of absolutely insane Final Smash mods into one explosive reel of high damage and instant knockouts. You can watch it all yourself inside. If you'd like to try some of these out yourself, all the mods used by Master0fHyrule can be found at Brawl Vault.

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!