Pikachu appearing alongside Mario & Luigi at Nintendo NY every Friday in December

Oh my GOD! I have to make sure I attend this just once. I need to make sure I get Pikachu's autograph!

Official PR - Introducing Nintendo Accounts for kids

Parents can now create Nintendo Accounts for children under the age of 13. This new feature lets kids have fun earning and redeeming My Nintendo points on their own accounts, while allowing parents the ability to manage their children’s accounts.

Parents can manage up to five accounts within the family, and will receive an email notification any time a purchase is made on a Nintendo system, the Nintendo website, or via a Nintendo app using the child’s account.

Parents, here’s how you can get your child set-up:

To create an account for your child, log in to your own Nintendo Account. If you don’t yet have one, you need to create an account for yourself first.
Select “Child accounts,” and then “Create an account for a child.”
Follow the instructions to complete the account creation. You can add accounts for up to five children.
Share the User ID and password with your child so that he/she can use the account.
Note that parents may also create accounts for kids between the age of 13 and 17 this way. Parents or guardians can visit their Nintendo Account page to get started at any time.

Nintendo broadcasting Mario Hanafuda workship on Dec. 15th

Nintendo has announced that they'll be broadcasting another Mario Hanafuda workshop. This time, the presentation will air on NicoNico on Dec. 15th, kicking off at 18:30 JST.

My Nintendo website gets a revamp

The official site for My Nintendo has gotten a bit of an overhaul. The site sports a somewhat different look and now includes all sorts of fun little animations, an example of which is above. Hit up My Nintendo and see what the site has to offer!

The Game Awards 2016 - Reggie appearing on stage

Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards 2016, has confirmed that Reggie Fils-Aime is going to appear on-stage during the big show. It sounds like he's going to be a presenter, but we don't know what he'll be showing off. Remember, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be shown during the pre-show at 8:30 PM ET, and then more content will be discussed during the show itself.

Nintendo still "working hard" on their Game Awards 2016 content

At the very least, we know Nintendo is working on a Breath of the Wild trailer. Could the Big N have more to show off than that? Will the content we see be for the Wii U or Switch version of the game? Just over a day's worth of time to speculate, so get to it!

Runner3 blog update - A Crate of Monstrous Proportions

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but most of our bodies are still filled with pie, turkey, potatoes, and determination. It’s the latter item which has inspired me to write today’s blog post and share with you all a creature we lovingly refer to around the office as the “crate monster”:

Full blog here

Nintendo NY - Chat live with Mario & Luigi starting Dec. 2nd

Charles Martinet is going to be pulling double duty come December. If you're in NY around that time, hit up the Nintendo NY store and have a nice chat with Mario/Luigi himself!

Sonic Fan Thanksgiving 2016 - event detailed

- will take place December 23rd
- held at Tokyo Joypolis
- will feature a talk-show with the developers
- Time Attack competition for Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice