The Video Game Hall of Fame basically inducted your childhood this year

The National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced the four titles it’s inducting into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year, and they’re all pinnacles in the industry: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Blue and Street Fighter II. But if you think they were all shoe-ins compared to the competition, prepare to get …

Miyamoto came up with ‘Donkey Kong’ ideas in the bathtub

In an interview posted on Nintendo’s Japanese website, Shigeru Miyamoto reminisced about the time he spent developing the classic arcade title Donkey Kong. According to Wired writer Chris Kohler, who translated the whole thing, Miyamoto dropped some previously unknown tidbits about the game in the interview. And yes, that includes the part about conjuring up ideas and getting them in …

Nintendo’s NES retrospective book looks like a game cartridge

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition isn’t the only nostalgia bomb the company is dropping this fall. Nope, Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games is en route for this November as well. The hardcover boasts 320 pages of interviews from the NES era, bits of old-school advertising and “priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues.” Oh …

Nintendo’s new NES commercial will toy with your nostalgia

Between the incredible popularity of Pokémon Go, game-themed sneakers and the NES Classic Mini console, Nintendo’s nostalgia bombs show no signs of stopping. The gaming juggernaut is fueling that fire with a decidedly retro-style trailer for the new-old system, replete with the familiar “now you’re playing with power” tagline from the ’80s. It’s a fun look at the analog past …