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The Escapist searches for Gunpei Yokoi

Who is Gunpei Yokoi? You have to ask? Game & Watch, R.O.B., the D-pad, Kid Icarus, Fire Emblem and Metroid. The Game Boy. The Virtual Boy. I own them all (high five!) and now you know who invented them. The

More on Gunpei (David beats Goliath every time)

From beyond the grave, Gunpei still influences an entire generation of gaming: “Although fancier, more powerful handheld technology existed at the time, Yokoi maintained that the Game and Watch systems should use affordable components that offered a decent battery life.

Nintendo’s surprising history in gambling

Gambling in Japan is not yet legal, at least not in the general sense. Horse racing and pachinko machines are a dime a dozen, But you won’t see any casinos in the Land of the Rising Sun, at least not

10 Classic Nintendo Games That Haven’t Been Remade, but Should Be

I know what you’re thinking. Doesn’t Nintendo already remake everything? Well, yes, Nintendo is notorious for releasing, re-releasing, and re-re-releasing many of their more popular titles. Take Metroid for example. Excluding its original release on the Famicom Disk System and Nintendo Entertainment System, Metroid has been

Super Metroid Retro Review

It is regarded by many as one of the greatest games of all time on any system. It has inspired countless sequels, spin-offs, and imitators. It helped create and define an entire sub-genre of video games… …and it has sat

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 6 Project Ruh Roh

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! To this point in its history, Nintendo has made almost no poor