The time has come. Club Nintendo has closed its doors in North America.
If you wanted to grab digital code for a copy of Earthbound with your expiring Club Nintendo points, for a while, you were. For whatever reason, the game was “sold out.”
The Not Dead Yet (but soon to be) Club Nintendo* quietly updated their Rewards Catalog this Groundhog Day. And like that jerk Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil that told us Spring 2015 is just a myth, so too is it hard for me to believe that the wealth of games and physical goods currently being offered is real.
For years now, Club Nintendo has been offering special goodies to fans. But as of today, it's going away. But don't fret. Not yet. Nintendo is planning a new loyalty program with new rewards.
Nintendo is offering a free download code in March for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to those who register, via Club Nintendo, either a 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS, and one of five games for that platform.
Oh SHIT. How many Club Nintendo Coins do I have?! (rummages through couch.) Not enough! Shit!!!! (Completes survey for Game & Wario.) Oh thank God, I have 500. Now I can get a 3DS XL charging cradle when they start offering them on Oct. 31.
Nintendo's Kyoto-based HQ just announced that Club Nintendo, its member rewards site, has been hacked. This was discovered when a large number of access errors began appearing on July 2. That's when Nintendo began investigating the issue.
In a move that probably won't affect you, Nintendo is making some changes to its presence in New York City.
Late last year Nintendo made a gold Nunchuk, matching the golden Wii remote for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, available for Club Nintendo members in Japan. The company's now decided that North American members can pick up one, too.
It happens every July: Club Nintendo announces its loyalty gifts for members who reached gold or platinum status in the past year, and everyone craps all over them. Well, if you don't want another poster or desk calendar (and I quite enjoy mine, thank you very much) now you may pick a free game from the Wii Virtual…
There are different monograms available, like a Fire Flower or a Triforce. You can select your size and even the color of the polo shirt. There are eight different…
Nintendo of America's rewards program just got a lot more interesting for those of us not into Nintendo-themed fans, notebooks and patches. Starting today, Club Nintendo loyalists can also earn 3DS and Wii games.
Nintendo released a golden Wii Remote for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Yet, Skyward Sword isn't only played with a Wii Remote. It's played with a Nunchuk.
Nintendo Coins, the virtual currency Club Nintendo members receive for doing things like registering their game and hardware purchases and answering surveys, will soon be able to buy Virtual Console games, according to an announcement that was briefly live on the Club Nintendo site.
Announced back in July, the pin set Club Nintendo is giving free to its platinum members this year was met with the usual round of griping and complaining. One of our readers just received his and, you know, it's actually a pretty decent gift.
Club Nintendo goodies, rewards offered by the company for serious and long-serving fans, aren't usually that great (outside Japan, at least). But these Nintendo handheld cards, celebrating 31 years of portable goodness, they're great.
You've bought Nintendo product, registered it online, and collected Club Nintendo coins for your effort. Nintendo repays you with a Metroid screensaver, Donkey Kong posters, and a giant AR card you could have printed out yourself!