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Last night, Valve caused a storm of internet debate as the company announced its plans to allow for the sale of user-made mods on Steam Workshop. In an ironic move that serves a sharp reminder of the failure of Oblivion’s Horse Armor DLC, Bethesda leaped into this uncharted territory, with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim becoming the first testing ground for paid mods, with eighteen mods currently available for purchase. The consumer reaction was as swift as it was damning. Forums, subreddits, and whatever is ‘the thing’ these days were littered with posts decrying Valve’s audacious decision. By the time I went to bed, for once, there seemed to be one thing everyone on the internet was willing to agree to: PC gaming as we know it is dead.

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.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a plethora of updates about Splatoon and what Nintendo's doing to support its new IP, everything we know about Mario Kart 8's second round of DLC, the whispers of Roy and Ryu joining Smash Bros., and the final round of details about Xenoblade Chronicles X before its Japanese release next week. Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

We're back with another installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! It's been a while, so here's a breakdown of how it works. Every Monday we pit video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! This week's battle is a Mario Kart showdown. From Super Nintendo to Wii U, there have been eight great Mario Kart games. Which one is your favorite? Click below to cast your vote and join in the debate!

Mario Party has long been a staple in Nintendo's lineup of fantastic four-player party games—its frantic fun and competitive spirit has enchanted players since its first entry in 1998. These touches which make the series so beloved have been waning with each new installment in recent years, and Mario Party 10 makes no effort to save that sinking ship. In fact, it drives a Bullet Bill right through the hull.

That’s not to say that Mario Party 10 is a bad game—you’ll still find yourself having a fair deal of fun in the 70+ minigames it has to offer. But it’s the mechanics at play outside of those minigames that continue to drag down a series which desperately needs lifting up. Head inside to read more.

This morning Capcom made the surprise announcement of a new game in the Monster Hunter series just two months after Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate released in the West. In addition to the surprising timing, Capcom also revealed that Monster Hunter Stories will be a more traditional JRPG rather than sticking with the formula that the rest of the series has used thus far. Why the sudden departure? Based on the little we do know about the game as well as what we've seen from the Monster Hunter series recently, Capcom is making a big move to break into Western markets. Hit the jump for more!

Historically, Nintendo's handhelds have always been about two generations behind their consoles in terms of hardware power. We saw SNES-style titles get a second life on GBA, Super Mario 64 was a debut title for the Nintendo DS, and 3DS has in many ways felt like a fusion between the DS and the GameCube.

All of this makes sense—as the technology used on consoles grew more and more sophisticated, the games did as well, which left room for games cut from the simpler cloth of yesteryears on the forever-behind handheld line.

Then Nintendo announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS.

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.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including the insanity that ensued with the fourth wave of Amiibo, Retro Studios' mysterious new project, and the buzz around Banjo and Kazooie as potential Smash Bros. characters. After the break, we discuss the potential for Smash Bros. DLC—who we're hoping for, who we think we'll see and why, potential movesets, and our predictions for the final result of Smash DLC. Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

Last year, Nintendo added a new key product to their business model. Amiibo, NFC-powered figurines that can interact with Wii U and 3DS games, have been an immense success early on, selling over 5.7 million by January 28 and many more since. Even so, when looking at Nintendo's strategy, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Click below for more!

Despite frequent pressure from his investors, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata firmly held for years that Nintendo games would stay on dedicated gaming hardware only and Nintendo would not enter the mobile market. However, all of that changed last month when Nintendo revealed plans to partner with publisher DeNA to create mobile games using Nintendo IP. Reactions from fans have been mixed, but stock prices skyrocketed and DeNA is predicting massive profits.

Nintendo's first mobile game will launch later this year, so until then we can only guess how popular or successful this new venture will be, but Nintendo has already proven that they can create popular games using the free-to-play model. The early success of Pokémon Shuffle points to a solid future for Nintendo's mobile plans. Hit the jump for more!

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. As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including the infamous delay of Zelda for Wii U, an amazing orchestral Pokémon concert, a Paper Mario leak that excited the internet, and of course, the Nintendo Direct that hit on April Fool's Day. Head past the jump to give it a listen!