WSJ: Netflix working with Nintendo on Legend of Zelda series | Netflix trabajando con Nintendo en una serie de La leyenda de Zelda

The Legend of Zelda series

The Legend of Zelda series

[EN]: According to a report published today on The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is currently “in the early stages of developing a live action series based on Zelda.’

The Zelda franchise, known to fans since the late 80s, has shown various versions of the Hero of Hyrule, but the main goal has remained the same: to save Princess Zelda from the malevolent Gannon and to protect Hyrule.

Here are the main points of the report:

  • Netflix is looking for writers to work on the Legend of Zelda series
  • Netflix describes the series as a “Game of Thrones for a family audience,” one source said.
  • It is said Netflix is working closely with Nintendo

With both Netflix and Nintendo in the early stages, it will take a long while before gamers hear anything about the series if this is to become a reality. There is still a possibility, at it happens in the entertainment industry, that either company decides to cancel the series before it gets into production.

This news sounds exciting for fans who have followed and still follow the adventures of Link in the many games of The Legend of Zelda.

[ES]: Según un informe publicado hoy en The Wall Street Journal, Netflix en este momento está “en las primeras etapas de desarrollo de una serie de acción real basada en Zelda‘.

La franquicia de Zelda, conocida por aficionados desde finales de los años 80, ha mostrado varias versiones del héroe de Hyrule, pero el objetivo principal ha seguido siendo el mismo: el de salvar a la princesa Zelda del malévolo Gannon y el de proteger a Hyrule.

He aquí los puntos principales del informe:

  • Netflix está buscando escritores para que trabajen en la serie de La leyenda de Zelda
  • Netflix describe la serie como un “Juego de Tronos para un público familiar,” dijo una fuente.
  • Se dice que Netflix está trabajando estrechamente con Nintendo

Tanto con Netflix y Nintendo trabajando en las primeras etapas, tomará un largo tiempo antes que los jugadores escuchan algo de la serie si llega a convertirse en realidad. Todavía hay una posibilidad, como que ocurre en la industria del entretenimiento, que una empresa u otra decida cancelar la serie antes de que llegue a la etapa de producción.

Esta noticia suena emocionante para los aficionados que han seguido y todavía siguen las aventuras de Link en los varios juegos de La leyenda of Zelda.

[Source/Fuente]: Wall Street Journal – SpeakEasy: Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series.

Happy Holidays 2014: Gaming Edition | Felices Fiestas 2014: Edición Gaming

Sonic: Happy Holidays 2014

Sonic: Happy Holidays 2014

[EN]: The following posts and videos by some game companies were posted recently in celebration of the Holidays.
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

[ES]: Fueron publicadas recientemente las siguientes entradas y videos de algunas compañías de video juegos por la celebración de los días de fiesta. ¡Felices Fiestas! ¡Feliz Navidad!

Xbox Mexico – Master Chief

Xbox Mexico – Master Chief

PlayStation (Japan)

Nintendo (US)

Naughty Dog

Feliz Navis’ Dad

Sonic

Super Smash Bros

Killer Instinct: Happy Holidays

FIFA 15: Messi vs Hazard – Holiday TV Spot

Report: Sharp to supply Nintendo with ‘free-form’ LCD displays | Informe: Sharp proporcionará a Nintendo con pantallas LCD ‘de forma libre’

Sharp's Free-form LCD / The Japan Times

Sharp’s Free-form LCD / The Japan Times

[EN]: An online article published at The Japan Times says Nintendo has plans to purchase ‘free-form’ LCD screens from the people at Sharp.

The free-form display, according to sources, could be used for the next generation of portable game devices (what would come after the Nintendo 3DS family of devices), or for Nintendo’s upcoming QOL (Quality of Life) health-related sleep product.

Unlike regular LCDs, the free-form display demoed earlier this year “has a bezel that can be bent, allowing for freedom of design,” the post says.

Another source mentioned Nintendo “is considering creating a hole at the center of the display, making it doughnut-shaped.”

Nintendo will become Sharp’s first client in the sale of this new LCD technology.

[ES]: Un artículo publicado en línea en The Japan Times dice que Nintendo tiene planes de comprar pantallas LCD “de forma libre” de la empresa Sharp.

La pantalla de forma libre, según las fuentes, se podría utilizar para la próxima generación de dispositivos de juegos portátiles (lo que vendría después de la familia de dispositivos Nintendo 3DS ), o para el próximo producto de sueño QOL (Quality of Life / Calidad de vida)  de Nintendo.

A diferencia de las pantallas LCD regulares, la pantalla de forma libre demostrada en este año “tiene un bisel que se puede doblar, lo que permite la libertad de diseño”, dice la entrada publicada. Otra fuente mencionada que Nintendo “está considerando la creación de un agujero en el centro de la pantalla, haciéndolo en forma de rosquilla”.

Nintendo se convertirá en el primer cliente de Sharp en la venta de esta nueva tecnología LCD.

[Source/Fuente]: The Japan Times: Sharp to supply ‘free-form’ LCDs to Nintendo.

New Nintendo 3DS to arrive to Australia late this year | El New Nintendo 3DS llegará a Australia a finales de año

New Nintendo 3DS - Australian Release Date

New Nintendo 3DS – Australian Release Date

[EN]: During its first Nintendo Direct Australia, the company announced today the regular and XL models of the New Nintendo 3DS portable device will make their debut on November 21, 2014 in the mentioned country, making Australia the first country after Japan to have it available. Gamers everywhere else may not feel fortunate, especially with the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros for the 3DS.

Tom Enoki, managing editor at Nintendo Australia, said during the Nintendo Direct video there are no plans yet to release the New Nintendo 3DS this year in America and Europe. The prices for both models were announced: AUD$220 for the New Nintendo 3DS & AUD$250 for the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

If you haven’t seen the new features of the New Nintendo 3DS, watch the video below.

[ES]: Durante su primer Nintendo Direct Australia, la compañía anunció hoy que los modelos regulares y XL del dispositivo portátil New Nintendo 3DS hará su debut el 21 de noviembre de 2014 en el país mencionado, por lo que Australia se convierte en el primer país después de Japón en tenerlo disponible. Los jugadores que en cualquier otra parte no se sienten afortunados, sobre todo con el próximo lanzamiento de Super Smash Bros para la 3DS.

Tom Enoki, jefe de redacción de Nintendo Australia, dijo durante el video de Nintendo Direct que no hay planes todavía para lanzar el New Nintendo 3DS este año en Estados Unidos y Europa. Se anunciaron también los precios de ambos modelos: AUD$220 para el de Nueva Nintendo 3DS y AUD$250 para el nuevo Nintedo 3DS XL.

Si ustedes aún no han visto las nuevas funciones del New Nintendo 3DS, vean el vídeo a continuación.

[Video]:

[Source/Fuente]: Nintendo Australia @ YouTube.

What today’s kids think about the Game Boy | Lo que los niños de hoy piensan acerca del Game Boy

Kids react to Game Boy

Kids react to Game Boy

[EN]: It’s great to see kids thinking about what their parents or other relatives had for fun. While some of them may already know what a smartphone and a 3DS are, these kids, except a few, had no idea about the earlier days of Nintendo’s successful portable, the GameBoy. Back in the late 1980s, exactly 25 years ago, Nintendo was #1 with the NES and the Game Boy. So, what do these kids think about the Game Boy? Watch the video.

[ES]: Es grandioso ver a los niños pensar acerca de lo que sus padres u otros familiares tuvieron para divertirse. Mientras que algunos de ellos ya saben lo que son un smartphone y un 3DS, estos niños, excepto unos pocos, no tenían idea de los días tempranos de la portátil éxitosa de Nintendo, el Game Boy. A finales de los 1980, hace exactamente 25 años, Nintendo era el #1 con la consola NES y el Game Boy. Así que, ¿qué piensan estos niños acerca del Game Boy? Vean el video.

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Going to E3 2014

Hi everyone.
This year, I am attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Once again, I will get to see the latest games, and report the most important news as they happens. Marquis is coming to Los Angeles and to E3 for the very first time, too.

For now, I can tell you I will be interviewing Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the video game Tetris. If you haven’t heard, Tetris celebrates its 30th anniversary today (June 6) and at E3, I will ask Pajitnov some questions about the upcoming game, Tetris Ultimate. Along with Pajitnov, I will also speak with Henk Rogers, the person responsible for bringing Tetris to Nintendo’s GameBoy in the 1980s.

We will also be at Microsoft’s E3 2014 Presentation, so please pay attention to our tweets on Monday, and will ask some questions to an Xbox representative about the present and future of the Xbox One.

Expect a chat about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes for sure, and hopefully a new visit to the Nintendo booth to experience some fantastic Wii U and 3DS games as well.

Stay tuned for more.

Mario Kart 8 @ Charlotte Motor Speedway: May 24

Mario Kart 8 / NASCAR

Mario Kart 8 / NASCAR

[EN]: It is the week before the release of Mario Kart 8, one of the most-expected titles on the Wii U console. As a franchise with a large following, it is great to see how Nintendo and NASCAR team up to bring Mario Kart 8 to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24. That’s tomorrow, Saturday.

NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth will be driving the car number 20, sponsored by GameStop.

People who attend the Nationwide Series History 300 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will have the opportunity to try out the actual game and have pictures taken with Mario and Luigi, among other game-related activities.

Mario Kart 8 goes on sale on May 30th.

[ES]: Es la semana antes del lanzamiento de Mario Kart 8, uno de los títulos más esperados para la consola Wii U. Como una franquicia con un gran número de seguidores, es genial ver cómo se unen Nintendo y NASCAR para llevar Mario Kart 8 al Charlotte Motor Speedway el 24 de mayo. Eso es mañana sábado.

El conductor Matt Kenseth, de NASCAR, manejará el automóvil número 20, patrocinado por GameStop.

Las personas que asistan a la Nationwide Series History 300 en el Charlotte Motor Speedway tendrán la oportunidad de probar el juego y tomarse fotos con Mario y Luigi, entre otras actividades relacionadas al juego.

Mario Kart 8 estará a la venta el 30 de mayo.

[Source/Fuente]: Nintendo of America vía TheNewsMarket.com.

Marquis: “E3 Predictions 2014: Can Nintendo come back on top this year?”

E3 2014 - Nintendo

E3 2014 – Nintendo

With E3 2014, one of the biggest events in gaming, getting closer and closer, it seems it’s finally about that time to start making predictions or at least theories as to what’s in store for us this year. And what better what to begin than with the biggest veteran to gaming, Nintendo. Now then it’s no secret that Nintendo isn’t exactly finding great ground with the Wii U. With the confusion for consumers that this is in fact a next gen console and not just an accessory to the Wii, plus the long wait for true big console selling titles, and lack of third party support; it feels like Wii U is going to have to pull out all the stops this year to let us know why we need to have a Wii U in our homes by the end of this year.

But it’s not all bad news for Nintendo. On the 3DS front things are doing great. Big titles such as Pokémon X/Y, Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, and other familiar titles have been flourishing on the 3DS making it the go to hand-held unlike the PS Vita. And with the announcement of Pokémon Omega Red and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, it seems Nintendo wants to get some more crazy sales out of the 3DS this year too. But can Nintendo really come out on top this year? Do they have games that will really wow us? And for the first time can they really show us games that make use of their console in a unique way only capable on Wii U? This year for E3 it seems Nintendo intends yet again to go with their own Nintendo Direct-styled event, only this year with a different twist. This year they’ll be streaming their newest games online throughout all of E3, they’ll be hosting a special Smash tournament on the show floor, and they’ll be showing off demos of all the new exclusives at select Best Buys all across the U.S.

Things got a little out of Nintendo’s control last year with the stream acting up for many people or simply not working at all, but it’s possible Nintendo will learn from this mistake and thus be more prepared this year. Mario Kart 8 will be the next big title to grace the Wii U before E3 which is sure to sell some Wii U’s. But definitely big titles such as Super Smash BrosPokémon, and the mysterious Dynasty Warriors/Zelda crossover titled Hyrule Warriors will be showcased at this year’s Nintendo event. As for me personally, I’m also excited for some more Pokémon news as well as more on Bayonetta 2X, and hopefully brand-new IP that will really make use of the Wii U gamepad. Nintendo has always been known for setting new trends not following them. This can be proven from the Wii and how it got many new people into the gaming scene through Wii Sports and a variety of other games. And I still believe Nintendo has the potential to turn things around. The real question is, “Will they?” Only time can tell, but nonetheless everything is riding on what Nintendo does this year at E3 and I can’t wait to see what our favorite underdog pulls out of their sleeve this year.