Don't Forget to Use Your Club Nintendo Coins

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Club Nintendo shuts down tomorrow (RIP), so it's your last chance to use your coins for rewards.  If you've got the coins, get games like Paper Mario, Metroid II, Kid Icarus, Super Smash Bros, and Mario Party while you can.

Splatoon Passes the One Million Sales Mark

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Are you playing Splatoon? If so, you're among one million players worldwide.

Rumor Has It the Zelda TV Show is at Amazon, Not Netflix

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Remember that rumored Netflix Legend of Zelda show that Nintendo's president said was not real?  Well, the rumor is back again, this time at Amazon.  A fellow named Lulla at a website called Season Zero is claiming to have exclusive news that the Legend of Zelda show is filming a pilot for Amazon's 2016 new shows.  When asked for a source, Lulla responded with "I’m my own source. 'EXCLUSIVE' means what it means," so take this rumor with a healthy heap of salt.  I guess both Nintendo of America and Amazon are located in the same state, so, there's that?  

Season Zero says the pilot is filming this summer in New York and Savannah, GA, so if you happen to live out in Savannah, keep an eye out for Hylians; they may not just be cosplayers!  

Don't Worry, Zelda U is Still Happening

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Many Nintendo fans were disappointed by the company's showing at E3 this year.  Most notably, the upcoming Legend of Zelda game for Wii U was totally absent from their digital presentation.  We heard exactly zero peeps about it.  Some worried that this meant the title was being canceled, especially since Nintendo recently announced that they're working on a new console.  Does that mean they're giving up on Zelda for the Wii U?  Not at all, says Shigeru Miyamoto: 

"We're here to talk about Star Fox but Zelda is still coming to Wii U, so don't worry about that.  My thing with E3 is that we always focus on what's coming out in the immediate future. We have some really great Zelda footage and, at some point we will be showing that off, but not today."

Miyamoto's statement may also shed a little light on why Nintendo's E3 presentation was so underwhelming: the company chose to focus on highlighting the short term.  The presentation showed us titles that are coming in the near future, rather than teasing projects that are years away.  And though it made for a lackluster performance, I can respect that.  They didn't give us any new titles to be pissed about being delayed. 

Iwata Heard You Weren't Impressed With Nintendo's E3 Showing, and is Super Sorry About It

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Cheesemeister3k translated this tweet from Nintendo president Saturo Iwata expressing his sorrow at the reaction to Nintendo's Digital Event at E3.  While their showing was underwhelming, nothing ruins my anger like a sad Iwata.