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Although it's been about nine months since Metroid: Other M released on the Japanese and European eShops, those of us in North America are finally getting our chance to grab our copy. Metroid: Other M is the penultimate story in the Metroid chronology and sees Samus on an adventure to explore a derelict ship with the Galactic Federation 07th Platoon and their leader, Adam Malkovich. The game is also a very divisive entry in the franchise, with some people loving the journey and others completely trashing it.

Metroid: Other M is available now through the Wii U eShop for $19.99. What do you think of Other M? Will you be picking this up?

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben, as we break down another huge amount of Nintendo news, including EA's support for Switch, Phil Spencer's wish to see Banjo in Smash, what feels like yet another delay for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and tons of reports about Nintendo Switch's software lineup. After the break, we sit down to talk about the newly-launched Pokémon Sun and Moon, and our full thoughts on what they do so right and so wrong. You can check out all this and tons more in 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. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Yesterday we celebrated the fourth anniversary of Nintendo releasing Wii U in North America, and (thanks to the industry's love of releasing new consoles just before the holidays) we've already got another anniversary to celebrate today. Nintendo released Wii in North America on November 19th, 2006, making today the console's tenth anniversary.

Wii was the most successful home console in Nintendo history, selling over 100 million units and over 900 million games. It didn't boast the power or strong third-party support of the competition's consoles, but Wii was home to a fantastic library of first-party games, and it helped changed what it means to be a gamer, bringing millions of new customers into the industry. Happy anniversary, Wii!

IGN recently interviewed Scarlett Johansson, an American actress who has become well-known for her portrayal of Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The interview was meant to promote Ghost in the Shell, an upcoming action film starring Johansson that is set to launch in March 2017. Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular Japanese manga series, so in that spirit, IGN's interview included many "nerdy" questions which were mostly based on video games and anime. At one point in the interview, Johansson was asked to name her favorite video game; she said that Mario Kart was by far her favorite, and that she usually plays as Toad, since he's "so cute!"

Catch her full comments after the jump!

Nintendo's Switch is on the horizon, and after the Wii U's poor reception, there's a lot fans are hoping they can improve upon for the new system. So we thought a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, was the a perfect way to rethink how Nintendo sees the Virtual Console (the online system by which they re-release their classic games) with Nintendo Switch.

Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they boil down the last few weeks of Nintendo news, including tons of news and reports relating to Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing's major new update, the official end of Wii U, Croagunk's inclusion in Pokkén Tournament, and tons 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 past week!

Even though all eyes are on the Nintendo Switch right now, the Wii U still has a couple of surprises left up its sleeve. It was recently announced that both Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Rhythm Heaven Fever are coming to Wii U's Virtual Console tomorrow. Rhythm Heaven asks players master the art of rhythm through 50 different mini-games with catchy beats and hilarious scenarios. Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is an on-rails shooter that reveals the story of how Umbrella Corps meddled throughout the Resident Evil series. Both games will be available for download for $19.99.

Nintendo has just brought another game to the Wii U Virtual Console: the New Play Control! version of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Back in 2005, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat released for the GameCube, and it was later remade as part of the New Play Control! series which redeveloped GameCube games for Wii. The Wii version featured stage improvements, new levels, and new controls that replaced the DK Bongos with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is available on the Wii U eShop now for $19.99.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week, as we open up with a Dream Land segment about our wishes for Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch, from characters, to courses, game modes, and more. Afterwards, we have a longer-form discussion about the future of the Virtual Console with Nintendo Switch, and the new ways Nintendo can continue releasing their back-catalogue of classic games. 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 past week!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

This week the crew discusses a swarm of Pokémon topics from the past week, including the leaked full lineup of new Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Forms, alongside our experiences with the Sun and Moon Special Demo Version. Afterwards we shift to Colin's time with Nintendo's fall lineup, including the NES Classic Edition and Mario Party: Star Rush. And finally, after the break, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Nintendo finally revealed the NX, now called "Nintendo Switch." 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 past week!

It's time for another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Saturday, we pit two (or more) games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. Last week, you voted for Super Mario Sunshine in a showdown of 3D Mario games, with the GameCube classic edging out Super Mario Galaxy by the narrow margin of 50.51% to 49.49%.

To celebrate the launch of Paper Mario: Color Splash, this week's Game Clash is a Paper Mario showdown! With five titles from Nintendo 64 to Wii U, Paper Mario is a fantastic spin-off series, but which game is the best? Hit the jump and cast your vote!

Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto recently said that, while Nintendo will continue to focus on console gaming, they recognize that mobile is the more popular platform, which gives rise to games like the new mobile platformer Super Mario Run.

This was one of the talking points on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we noticed this marks a stunning shift in the way Nintendo sees itself. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

After a lengthy absence, we're happy to announce the return of Gamnesia's Game Clash! In this weekly segment, we take two games (or sometimes more, for special occasions) and pit them against each other, and the victor is decided by your votes. It could be two games in the same franchise, two titles competing in the same genre, an original work and a spiritual successor, or just about anything else that we think will make for a good fight. Hit the jump to vote in this week's match-up: Super Mario Galaxy vs. Super Mario Sunshine!

Yesterday, Game Informer released a long article about the history of SEGA, which revealed a lot of information about the transition that the company went through once it stopped selling hardware and started developing video games for multiple platforms. Game Informer's article included a series of quotations from several SEGA executives, who provided some insight on the console market in the 80's and 90's and told some real stories about what it was like to witness the SEGA's downfall after the commercial failure of their last console, the Dreamcast. The article also included some information on SEGA's recent partnership with Nintendo and the exclusivity deal that the two companies drafted for the last three Sonic the Hedgehog games.

Make the jump to learn more!

Pre-owned last-generation consoles will be on sale for absurdly low prices at GameStop for the next few days. With the company's new "Blast From the Past" sale, customers can buy a used Nintendo Wii console, along with Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports, for only $50. An Xbox 360 bundle that comes with three used games (Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) is available for $50 as well. Most impressively, GameStop is also offering a catch-all console bundle with a Wii, an Xbox 360, and a PlayStation 3, which includes controllers for each console and an external hard drive for the Xbox 360, for only $160.

Read more after the jump.