Video Games Chronicle: An archivist has made every English-language SNES manual available online

Video Games Chronicle: An archivist has made every English-language SNES manual available online . “The user, who goes by the name Peebs online, has spent the last eight years playing through every SNES game on Twitch. However, while playing they noted that there wasn’t a resource online that provided a full archive of SNES game manuals. After a number of years, Peebs has now completed their own archive and made it available online for anyone to access.”

Mashable: Beloved former Nintendo prez craps all over Facebook and the metaverse

Mashable: Beloved former Nintendo prez craps all over Facebook and the metaverse. “Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president and CEO of Nintendo of America, is clearly no fan of Facebook and its recent push into VR with the metaverse. At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Fils-Aimé took the opportunity to completely unload on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media conglomerate, now known as Meta, while speaking with Emily Chang of Bloomberg.”

Video Game History Foundation: Nintendo Actions ‘Actively Destructive To Video Game History’ (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Video Game History Foundation: Nintendo Actions ‘Actively Destructive To Video Game History’. “We just discussed Nintendo’s forthcoming shutdown of the 3DS and Wii U stores, and what that meant for digital games that Nintendo indicates it is not planning on selling anywhere else. Well, the Video Game History Foundation released a statement on that action and, well, hoo-boy…”

ShackNews: Pokemon DP Sound Library launches free online collection of songs

ShackNews: Pokemon DP Sound Library launches free online collection of songs. “The Pokemon Company launched the Pokemon DP Sound Library worldwide on February 2, 2022. It’s been available in Japan for a while already, but is now available to listeners around the world, including the entire soundtrack from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl to stream. According to the official post, this music is also freely downloadable and can be used for ‘personal video and music creation.’”

Gizmodo: A Determined Hacker Has Brought Google Maps to the NES

Gizmodo: A Determined Hacker Has Brought Google Maps to the NES. “Almost a decade before the world finally realized how tedious April Fool’s Day pranks are, Google revealed a farcical 8-bit port of Google Maps for the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System. The prank was quickly forgotten, but not by one maker, who, nine years later, has made the NES version of Google Maps a reality.”

The Gamer: Nintendo’s Camp Hyrule Games Are Now Available On The Internet Archives

The Gamer: Nintendo’s Camp Hyrule Games Are Now Available On The Internet Archives. “If summer camp was your way of escaping the school routine, and you also loved The Legend of Zelda, then Nintendo’s Camp Hyrule must have been the event for you. What stands as Nintendo’s biggest online event now has its collection of games available on the Internet Archive. First appearing in 1995, Camp Hyrule was the virtual place to be in August, where a host of online games were available to play within its summer camp simulation. The catalogue of games included trivia challenges, sports games, rhythm minigames, and more.”

CNN: Nintendo reveals 160,000 accounts were breached

CNN: Nintendo reveals 160,000 accounts were breached. “Nintendo revealed on Friday that 160,000 accounts were breached since the beginning of April, by hackers using others’ Nintendo Network IDs without permission. The company announced users will no longer need to use these IDs to log into their accounts, and that passwords on accounts that may have been breached will be reset.”

Google Blog: Putting Mario on the Map

Google Blog: Putting Mario on the Map. “We know a true Mario fan when we see one. They hum the Super Mario Bros. background music on repeat, daydream about collecting gold coins and 1-UP mushrooms, and want nothing more than to traverse the Mushroom Kingdom with Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. To celebrate our favorite mustachioed plumber-turned-racer on his special day—MAR10 Day—we’ve collaborated with the team at Nintendo to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week.”

GameUp 24: Massive Miiverse archive goes online with 17 TB worth of posts

GameUp 24: Massive Miiverse archive goes online with 17 TB worth of posts. “Miiverse, Nintendo’s ’empathy network’ that let players share messages and drawings via the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, shut down in November, bringing five years of Nintendo-style social networking to an end. Nintendo fans quickly scrambled to archive that content, and thanks to those preservation efforts, you can revisit Miiverse (unofficially) any time you want.”

Destructoid: One developer is attempting to archive the entirety of Miiverse

Destructoid (no, really): One developer is attempting to archive the entirety of Miiverse. “The closure of Miiverse, scheduled for November 8, will result in the sudden, and kinda sad, destruction of thousands of musings, drawings, moments and memes. Gone in the blink of an eye. Or so we think, as app developer ‘Drastic Actions’ is living up to their namesake by creating software that intends to archive every single one of the hundreds of thousands of posts created across the Nintendo online community.”

New-to-me: Database of Video Game Consoles

New to me: a database of video game console variations. Not everything, though, just the top video game companies. “This website is the aim to database all the console variations in the world of the 5 most impactful companies: Nintendo, Atari, Sega, Sony and Microsoft. We have all the console and controller variations ever made.”

New Archive is Devoted to Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Press Coverage and Promotional Materials

Now available: a new archive of ephemera about the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which goes back all the way to when it was still called the Advanced Video System (AVS). “In developing the Foundation’s Digital Library, one need we identified early on was the ability to house special collections – that is, groups of related media, typically all tied together by one subject matter. One of our core beliefs is that historians are missing many of the tools needed to tell the stories of video games, so we felt that collecting an extensive group of digital artifacts related to one subject matter might go far in ‘open sourcing’ telling that subject’s story. Our first special collection is one near and dear to me, having written several articles on the subject myself: The Nintendo USA NES Launch Collection.” It looks like the archive is maintained in a set of Google Drive […]