Who Was Satoru Iwata?

David Wolinsky reflects on how little we know about the creators of some of our most iconic videogame characters and franchises.


Satoru Iwata: A Poetic Programmer

Jordan Mammo reflects on the passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata.


Iwata Smiles

Steve Haske reflects on the passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata.


Ready for the Weekend 4/17/2015

This weekend is Geek Flea 9! Are you ready?


Five Life Lessons from Twitch Plays Pokémon

Playing Twitch Plays Pokémon isn’t exactly fun. It’s exasperating. It’s boring. It’s spectacularly repetitive. Participating for a few days – or even a few minutes – is enough to make you want to punch a Caterpie. That’s because in Twitch Plays Pokémon, simple tasks become grueling challenges. You know exactly what to do, but still you go backwards. You walk in circles. You get stuck – sometimes for days. Thousands of people worked in unison to play Twitch Plays Pokémon, which let viewers participate in a game of Pokémon Red – the original role-playing classic for Nintendo’s Game Boy –

Twitch Plays Pokemon

Nintendo Should…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or have real things to worry about) you know that the venerable game maker Nintendo has been having trouble making money lately. Now, I’m not a financial analyst. And I’m not really an expert on the Japanese game development or hardware business either. In fact, I’m not even that huge of a Nintendo fan any more. I kinda don’t like those Super Mario Galaxy games. BUT! I did beat Super Mario Brothers 3 back in the day (and I have a column due) so I’m pretty sure that makes me qualified to opine