Issue 52: Shivering with Anticipation

We’re ready for E3. Almost. First, it’s time to get real excited.

By Andrew Hsieh. Posted 05/30/2011 10:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

Are you ready for E3?

Wait, no. That’s an unfair question. Despite some difficulties in the past couple of years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles has historically provided us with some of the most important– or at least seemingly important– additions to the video game pantheon, bringing us anything from new console announcements (Nintendo 64, we’ll always remember you) to heartwarming additions to an old series (this video from E3 2004 being probably the definitive example). This year in particular Nintendo’s expected to announce a certain new coffee-shop themed system, and if the hype’s any indication, Project Café is expected to do everything from making toast to curing cancer.

Here at Nintendojo, we’re not usually prone to making wild guesses about even wilder events– usually– but E3’s got us all hyped up. This week we’ll chat about everything from halfway-predictable efforts (Miyamoto did mention he wanted a A Link to the Past remake, after all) to 99% impossible endeavors (Nintenphone, anybody?). We’ll talk about what we’d love to see in a 3DS Super Mario game, and wonder why Princess Peach is so incredibly un-peachy. Meanwhile, we’ll still be monitoring the shores in our columns, Now Playing and Industry Chatter, checking out what games are coming out and what people are saying about them.

But this week is all about getting excited. With E3 on our backs, we’re shivering with anticipation– and we hope you are  too.



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Issue 52: Shivering with Anticipation

Nester’s E3 Predictions by Nester64x
If there’s one person who knows what’ll go down this E3, Nester64x is it.

Revisiting A Link to the Past by Lewis Hampson
Miyamoto says he’d love to make one. So let’s do it.

Green Switch Palace: The Trials & Titillations of E3 ’11 by Marc N. Kleinhenz
We invite some leading lights of the gaming journalism community to our humble abode. We even have snacks!

Calling all Nintenfans by Andrew Hsieh
If Apple can get into gaming, there’s no reason why Nintendo can’t get into phones. Maybe.

Super Mario 3DS: What We Want to See by Kevin Knezevic
It’s time for another installment of Super Mario on 3DS. What do we want?

Cake Tease by Andy Hoover
Peach’s invitations for cake and tea have gotten Mario way too excited. It’s got to end.

Cerebral Gamer: Adventures in Wii Modding by Joshua Johnston
While Nintendo refuse to release certain titles in particular regions, Josh has been learning how to best them.

Additional features in this issue…


  • Conduit 2 Review by Joshua Johnston


  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Review by Greg Wampler
  • Now Playing by Matthew Tidman


  • Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 145 by M. Noah Ward


  • Industry Chatter by Andrew Hsieh


  • Pilotwings Resort Review by Kevin Knezevic


  • Week: End Game: On by Nintendojo Staff


  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Review by Smith Stuart
  • Weekly News Roundup by Lewis Hampson

Coming Up Next Week…

Issue 53: Exceeding Imagination
E3 is finally here! Here’s a week devoted entirely to our favorite time of year. Are you ready for this?

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