Ekostories

MOTHER 3 is a videogame that tells a story most would not expect a videogame to tell. Written by Shigesato Itoi, an essayist, slogan maker, copyeditor, voice actor, famed blogger, short fiction collaborator (with Haruki Murakami), Iron Chef judge and fishing fan, MOTHER 3 is a deeply intimate tale that engages on both an intellectual and emotional level. Games journalist and developer Tim Rogers believes that it represents the closest a videogame has yet come to modern literature. For me, MOTHER 3 is art.

The Short Gist

MOTHER 3 begins in Tazmily Village, a utopian paradise where humans and nature live in harmony. One day, an army of Pig-like soldiers invades the area and transforms the local wildlife into mechanical abominations, setting off a chain of events that eventually changes the tranquil lives of the town’s inhabitants forever. As the player, you play as multiple characters…

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MOTHER 3, A Literary Video Game

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Analyst Says Nintendo Doing Good Job Capturing Fans With Wii U, But Not Getting Wide Range Of Gamers

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We know that Wii U sales are steadily improving and that Nintendo has some fantastic titles lined up for this year. David Cole, an analyst at DFC Intelligence, has told the New York Times that the Wii U has shown that Nintendo can entice their dedicated fans to part with their cash, but the company hasn’t done quite so good a job at expanding the market as the original Wii console did back in 2006. Cole also says that its troubling for Nintendo that kids today are playing games on their tablet and smartphones rather than dedicated handhelds.

Mr. Cole, the game industry analyst, said he believed the stronger sales of newer Wii U games showed that Nintendo could still attract its longtime dedicated fans, but not necessarily the wide range of gamers, including fitness fanatics and seniors, that the company won over with the original Wii.

Also troubling for the company…

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Sony Gearing Up To Make A Super Mario Bros Movie

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Well it’s certainly started out being a weird news day as Sony Pictures is apparently making an animated movie based on the Super Mario Bros franchise. The news was discovered after Sony Pictures was recently hacked and the data was poured onto the internet. The Super Mario Bros movie is very early in development and may never see the light of day, but let’s hope it does.

“I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros.creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load. [sic]

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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Donkey Kong Actor Sues Nintendo After Suffering Heart Condition

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An actor who donned a Donkey Kong costume to promote Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is suing Nintendo. Parker Mills was hired to play the iconic gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo on May 24th, 2013, after which he says he suffered a serious heart condition. Mills’ attorneys claim that he was denied breaks and not provided with an ice pack to cool him down while he was in the Donkey Kong suit. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was also released on May 24th, 2013, for Nintendo 3DS.

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Leading third-party manufacturer of video game accessories PDP has announced a launch window for the four new Wired Fight Pads for Wii U. As previously reported, Nintendo characters such as Link, Samus, Wario, and Donkey Kong will join the original three characters – Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach with Luigi due to arrive soon – in early 2015. Though no specific date has been set, the second wave of wired fight pads, inspired by the GameCube controller shape, will be priced at $24.99.

Licensed by Nintendo, the Wired Fight Pad can be used with both the Wii and Wii U consoles, which needs to be plugged into the Wii Remote external extension connector for use. The GameCube-styled pad can also be used for all Wii and Wii U games that support the Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, along with some Virtual Console games. Check out the gallery below to get a…

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PDP’s Four New Wired Fight Pads For Wii U Including Link, Samus, Donkey Kong & Wario Will Launch Early 2015

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 106K And Wii U Sells 12K

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This week’s Japanese video game sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been a decent week for hardware as everything has had a slight boost including the Wii U. The holiday season is now upon us so people are obviously starting to purchase presents for loved ones. The Nintendo 3DS sold 106K this week while the Wii U managed to sell 12K. Super Smash Bros will feature in next week’s chart so that will undoubtedly be interesting,

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 298.613 / 1.626.284 (-78%)
02./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 107.313 / NEW 
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir (Atlus) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 59.531 / NEW 
04./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia # (Kadokawa Games) {2014.11.27} (¥6.480) – 53.979 / NEW 
05./00. [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster # (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309)…

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