When Sony announced PlayStation Vita Pets last August, I was sure a talking puppy video game was all I ever wanted. Now that I've got my paws on the game, I'm more disturbed than charmed.
This is Uggie. He's Nintendo's official canine representative. He's also the most adorable thing ever.
Did you know that February was Responsible Pet Owners Month? Nintendo's marketing team does, and they've spared no expense in securing someone else's pet to help sell nintendogs + cats for the 3DS.
Nintendo is offering 3DS owners the chance to get the 39th President's cat, an offer made all the more macabre because our 39th President, Jimmy Carter, once killed a cat.
The box art for 3DS game Nintendogs + Cats looks similar to the box art for Nintendogs. Make that looked.
ROOF ROOF | LEIPZIG, GERMANY: Nintendogs on display in the 2005 Gamescon. (Photo: Daniela Schaar | Getty)
Whenever new game hardware is released, there are the inevitable comparisons to the previous hardware. This isn't right or wrong or good or bad. It just is. And Nintendo's making that easier than ever.
There are three different versions of DS pet simulator Nintendogs: Dachshund, Lab and Chihuahua (later a Dalmatian version was released). But initially, Nintendo wanted more than three versions. Many more.
A British newspaper claims that the barking sound effects from Nintendogs were responsible for bull mastiff mauling a 9-year-old girl playing the game.
Shigeru Miyamoto has created a plethora of game characters and games. Many of his ideas come from his hobbies. He has expressed his desire in making an all-new character. That could mean an all new game. But what?
Since the launch of both the DS and Wii, five games published by Nintendo have sold more than twenty million copies. Can you guess which ones?
China's iQue, which officially hands Nintendo releases in the territory, will be launching the DSi (iQue DSi) in China on December 15.
Remember when Shigeru Miyamoto started weighing himself everyday? We got Wii Fit. And before that, he had a dog. We got Nintendogs. And even before that, he took up gardening. We got Pikmin. Now, Miyamoto has a cat.
Miyamoto gets a dog, makes Nintendogs. Miyamoto starts weighing himself for fun, makes Wii Fit. See a trend? It wasn't always that way! While his earlier games were influenced by his life and experiences, they were influenced abstractly — more make-believe, less reality. According to Miyamoto:
Nintendogs was a great pet sim. If you didn't have a pet, you could play with your virtual pet! Because, really, let's face it, real pets are a hassle. You have to feed them, wash them and play with them. Worst part? You can't switch off real pets when you get sick of them and then switch them back on when you're…