Today Nintendo are very much a household name in the gaming arena but it wasn’t always that way. The Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System for those of us in the west) was Nintendo’s first step into the home console market following successes with arcade machines and the much loved Game & Watch. However the Nintendo Entertainment System wasn’t an over night success, but due to perseverance on Nintendo’s part and some cleaver positioning in the market, the NES became a huge success and ushered in a new era of gaming that saw Nintendo become a global brand.
Can you believe that the Wii is over 10 years old? TEN YEARS OLD?! In late 2006 Nintendo decided it didn’t to play the same game as Sony and Microsoft anymore, instead they created a revolution! Gamers, grannies and the Redknapps could be found waggling in their front room with the innovative controller.
In this latest episode Paul, Phil and Tom sit down to discuss some of their favourite games from 2002. With the Playstation 2, GameCube and XBox, gamers were spoilt for choice with classics such as GTA Vice City, Metroid Prime and many more. Hopefully we can inspire you to give games a second look that you may have missed buying first time round.
On the face of it with the Wii U Nintendo’s first steps in to the HD generation of gaming have faltered to say the least. Sales haven’t exactly been stellar for Nintendo’s latest home console. But those that have taken the plunge have had the privilege of playing some of the finest games of this current generation.