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  • Redeater - November 14, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    Damn. Even 15 years later I still want that glorious DD attachment for my stored N64.
  • ccheung - November 14, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    100 year history starting with playing cards? I didn't realize that. Hence the legacy of art and illustration apparent in their games now.
  • 7-D - November 14, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    Nintendo own the Seattle Mariners?! That one pips it, i'm going to surprise a few folks with that one.
  • ventanger - November 14, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Patenting the D-pad was such a dick move. For the sake of gaming they should just give it away.
  • Cyberninja - November 14, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    you mean a smart move, in a business you never want to give your competitors a advantage.
  • ohms - November 14, 2012 11:55 p.m.

    And it's not like this patent prohibited other companies from developing their own D-Pad. It just prohibited other companies from having cross shape D-Pad but they can design their own D-Pad the way they want. SEGA, Sony and MS all have their own design of D-Pad and never got sued by Nintendo even once. I think the patent wars among mobile and tablet companies these days are more laughable. Seriously, how can they let some one patent some thing so vague like "round shape digital display device"?
  • Fuzunga - November 14, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    That d-pad patent expired in 2005. There is literally no reason the competitors can't use that design.
  • J-Fid - November 14, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    There was a good chunk of those I did not know. Good work GR.
  • taokaka - November 14, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    Did you know that Shigeru Miyamoto's job at nintendo is the only job he has ever had? Also, did you know that in nintendo's 100 year history they've been a taxi company, food based company, a TV network and a love hotel chain?
  • brickman409 - November 14, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    I actually did not know some of these.
  • shawksta - November 14, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    Nice facts, some i didnt know, especially Devil World being Miyamoto's first NES game.
  • Broddeb - November 15, 2012 1:51 a.m.

    Damn, thought the origins of Zelda would of made that list. Although it is on Wikipedia so I guess it is common knowledge!
  • talleyXIV - November 17, 2012 4:02 p.m.

    I am going to look like a perv or douche for this, but doesn't Little Mac's junk look huge in that picture of him? And he looks a little mentally challenged...
  • shawksta - November 17, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    Actually no, Komaytos were in the past games, Uprising is the only one to actually address the fact that their similar, Komaytos are more blue and have tentacles in the bottom while Metroids are more red and have Claws in the bottom
  • AuthorityFigure - November 18, 2012 12:12 a.m.

    That image of the cards is not at all an image of Nintendo's original products - they're the prints from CLub Nintendo in 2007. Please correct this image so that people don't think those characters were around all that time ago. It's needlessly mis-leading.
  • KnightDehumidifier - April 25, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Almost every Nintendo game was inspired by Scott Pilgrim.
  • talleyXIV - April 27, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    Even though Scott Pilgrim was written in 2004? Alrighty!
  • shawksta - April 25, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    You guys might want to change the intro, the Wii U's already out.

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