Episode #5010


Icons delves deep into the history of the NES, the console that changed the world.

From its beginning in Japan over 150 years ago, through the boom years of the 1980s and 1990s to its present place as one of the most recognizable names in gaming, Nintendo has always been about innovation and visionary gameplay, but nothing they've created was more visionary than the Nintendo Entertainment System.

While gamers know the NES as pure fun, the story behind the game is pure drama, from the incredibly risky launch of the NES in America to Nintendo's sometimes contentious relationship with game developers. Videogame luminaries featured include Don James, the Executive Vice President of Operations for Nintendo of America and legendary game designer (and creator of Mario) Shigeru Miyamoto.



A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2005

Here We Go Again It's that time of year again. The arrival of the one event that somehow always manages to overwhelm online journalists with mixed feelings of anticipation and dread. Of course we're referring to the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2005, where some 400 companies from 80 countries...

Icons Interview: Nintendo's Mastermind Legacy Article Image
Icons Interview: Nintendo's Mastermind

Classic Icons interview, Shigeru Miyamoto is the creator of many of Nintendo's most legendary video game series. He chats with us on everything from how he got started in the biz to the ideas behind his creations.

Shigeru Miyamoto
At Mr. Miyamoto's Request: What it's Like to Play Games on the Nintendo DS

What's it like to play games on the Nintendo DS? We'll try to explain.