Nintendo’s GameCube is Now 10 Years Old

Just over five years after releasing the Nintendo 64 , and three days after Microsoft entered the home game console business, Nintendo released the GameCube in North America on November 18, 2001.

Nintendo Spent 11 Years on Three Kirby Games it Canceled

Trailer of unreleased Kirby GC game Before Kirby’s Return to Dreamland hit earlier this week, it had been 11 years since a core Kirby game was released on consoles. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards came out in 2000 and since then Kirby has been limited on consoles to Air Ride , Epic Yarn , and his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. games

When Mega Man Ruled the World: An Anniversary Tribute

Feature Share it: Tweet When Mega Man Ruled the World: An Anniversary Tribute A look back at the games that saved Mega Man… at least, for a while

The Mario Brother from Another Planet

Feature Share it: Tweet The Mario Brother from Another Planet Though he started as a mere clone of his sibling, Luigi’s role has grown far more complex.

The Metroid Legacy: Game Designers Speak on a Classic’s Impact

Feature Share it: Tweet Game Designers on Metroid’s Legacy. By: Jeremy Parish August 22, 2011 I did not invent the word “metroidvania.” I have, however, played some small role in its popularization due to my willful abuse and misuse of the term in high-traffic venues such as 1UP, and for that I apologize. It’s not a particularly good word, and in some ways it actually does a disservice to the games it describes