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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.

Nintendo's recent push to cross over into Skylanders is not a bad move—it's a great push to expand their IP, and the idea of one figurine that works as two different NFC toys is pretty dang cool. What is a bad move, however, is the rollout of this crossover, which makes an already-nightmarish Amiibo situation into an absolute hellhole. This is one of the subjects we talk about on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Head past the jump to check out our discussion, or to read a summary of the problem if you prefer text.

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.

Calling all fans of the Disney Infinity franchise! Disney is requesting your help to decide the identity of the next character to be included in the game. There are a few ways to vote for your favorite. First, you can go here and vote from among twenty fan-favorite characters, ranging from movie classics such as Ariel and Cinderella to television staples like Darkwing Duck and Kim Possible. You can also tweet at Disney Infinity or comment on their Facebook or Instagram accounts with your pick and the hashtag #OurDisneyInfinity.

Getting the Dark Edition Hammer Slam Bowser figure just got a whole lot harder! According to a recent tweet from Toys R Us, the retailer will exclusively sell the Dark Edition Bowser Skylander/Amiibo. While the tweet doesn't specifically state that they will be exclusively selling the Wii version of Skylanders: SuperChargers Dark Edition, Dark Hammer Slam Bowser is exclusively available in that starter pack, so this almost definitely means that they are exclusively selling the Wii version of the Dark Edition starter pack. The pack will be sold in-store and online at Toys R Us.

This week's episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast is dedicated solely to Satoru Iwata. Please enjoy the full episode, now available on YouTube, inside.

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, join host Colin McIsaac, alongside Alex Plant and Ben Lamoreux, to reflect on the life, memories, and legacy of the late Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo. "Please have a listen."

For the most avid and dedicated Amiibo and Skylanders collectors, things have now gotten a bit more complicated. It was revealed during E3 that the upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers would feature two figures exclusive to Nintendo platform versions of the game, and that these figures would also function as Amiibo for Bowser and Donkey Kong by twisting their bases. However, for those hoping to get every Amiibo figure, including variants, the Dark Edition of SuperChargers could prove problematic, as buying starter packs for different versions of the game is currently the only announced way to get both the normal and Dark versions of the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser figures. For those interested in the Skylanders side of the figures, the situation is even worse, as there is another figure exclusive to the Xbox and Playstation Dark Edition starter packs.

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This past week we learned of a neat slew of information cut content from the latest two Super Smash Bros. games, including a bunch of planned content for the games on Wii U and 3DS, and Sakurai's hope that an outside studio would develop the Subspace Emissary mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

This is one of the many subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Head inside to check out a recap of the news and our thoughts on what it would have meant for the games.

Virtual reality is the hottest trend in the gaming industry right now, with companies like Valve, Oculus, and Sony all creating their own virtual reality headsets. There are a lot of different opinions about the new tech, with some thinking it will be the future of gaming while others don't see the appeal. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot joined the discussion recently, predicting that virtual reality will attract more people to the industry with its accessibility, much like Wii did for Nintendo and touch screens did with Apple products. Hit the jump to read on.

If you still have a craving to play a Call of Duty game online on the Wii, you're in luck, as the Wii servers for the game were never shut down. A little over a year ago, Nintendo closed all of the servers used for online play on the Wii and the DS. But, in an odd exception, the Call of Duty games managed to stay online because they are hosted on the still-active Activision servers. The only exception to the online Call of Duty games on Wii is Call of Duty: World at War, since World at War was hosted on the now-closed GameSpy servers. Oddly enough, the player base for the games are massive, as players are continuing to find full lobbies when they try to join a game.

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A fan translation from Source Gaming has revealed some lost information from one of Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai's books. During the development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sakurai had planned to split development between the main game and its Adventure Mode, The Subspace Emissary. Sakurai's concern was that he needed to focus on the game's characters, because if he didn't spend enough time on each of them then they "wouldn’t receive the love [that they need]." No suitable outside studio was found to develop The Subspace Emissary, however, and almost all the game's elements ended up being created in-house.

Nintendo GameCube, for all the nostalgia-fueled love it gets, was Nintendo's least successful home console of all time, selling less hardware (21.74 million units) and software (208.57 million units) than any other home console in Nintendo's history. As such, Microsoft essentially stopped viewing them as valid competition. According to Peter Moore, the former Microsoft Vice President and head of Xbox from 2003 to 2007, when the company was designing Xbox 360 and preparing for its launch, they were solely focused on competing with Sony and "completely discounted Nintendo." Hit the jump for more!

During E3, Nintendo announced that Donkey Kong and Bowser will be playable in Skylanders SuperChargers thanks to some new crossover figurines that work both as Amiibo and as Skylanders toys. Re-styled as Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, these two are the first ever "guest stars" in a Skylanders game, and a new trailer has been released to celebrate. You can check it out by clicking below!

Warren Spector is from Disney International Studios, and he had a brief interview with Nintendo Life where he discussed his love for Nintendo. He likes the fact they they separate themselves from competitors from graphic, creative, and design standpoints. He also believes strongly in Nintendo's future in the industry.

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