Forbes Japan names Nintendo's Tatsumi Kimishima one of the top 10 CEOs in the world

Forbes Japan has put out their annual list of top 10 CEOs in the world, and this time around we see that Nintendo made the list. Tatsumi Kimishima managed to snag a spot, which is quite the honor indeed! You can see who he's keeping company with in the full Top 10 below.

Bernard Hees (Kraft Foods)
Denise Morrison (Campbell Soup)
Dirk Van de Put (Mondelez International)
Fabrizio Freda (Estée Lauder Companies)
Giorgio Armani (Giorgio Armani)
Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn)
Keith Barr (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Ralph Hamers (ING)
Sundar Pichai (Google)
Tatsumi Kimishima (Nintendo)

Super Mario Bros. Super Show now available on Netflix

Much like the Super Mario Bros. movie, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is wonderful for all of it's bad elements and cheesiness. It's so bad it's good, and you should definitely check it out if you haven't. Now it's easier to watch than ever before, as the series is up on Netflix!

Nintendo grabs Poke Ball trademark in Switzerland

Getting tired of Nintendo trademark-related news? I sure hope not, because it keeps coming in! Nintendo has now applied for the trademark on the term Poke Ball in Switzerland. The trademark was filed on May 18th, 2108 and approved on May 22th, 2018. As usual, we don't have any word on specific plans for this trademark.

Pearl and Marina amiibo available for pre-order on the Nintendo UK store website

The upcoming Splatoon 2 amiibo set of Pearl and Marina is now available to pre-order on the Nintendo UK store website. They are £19.99 and are planned to release on July 13th.

Game Freak looking to hire Test Automation Programmer, contract starts June 2018

Not quite sure what Game Freak is up to, but they need someone to come in and work with them on a project. The position starts on June 2018, so it could be tied to the upcoming Pokemon Switch game in some way. Who knows if we'll ever find out what this listing is for!

Creatures Inc. gets a new logo and website makeover

Creatures Inc. has gotten a rather fancy-looking website revamp, alongside a new logo. This was all shared on the official Creatures Inc. website itself. Looks like we can expect a new logo going forward.

Check out the site here

Nintendo grabs Pokemikke trademark in North America

Nintendo is on a trademark binge in recent weeks, and yet another registration has surfaced today. Nintendo has secured the Pokemikke trademark in North America, and it ties to tableware, watches and clocks, stationery, bags, bowls, tablecloths, and clothing. This trademark dates back to a registration in Japan in 2014.

Nintendo removes "Nintendo Direct: E3 2018" mention from their E3 website

Nintendo can be such a weird company sometimes. Last night, we shared word of an update to Nintendo's E3 2018 website. The site added in a name for the big presentation during this year's E3, calling it "Nintendo Direct: E3 2018." Now Nintendo has removed that entire blurb. The updated wording is below.

Three days of Nintendo Switch gameplay with Treehouse members and developers, starting right after the video presentation with Super Smash Bros.

So we went from Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 to "video presentation." I guess Nintendo is still figuring out what they want to call this thing!

Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation officially titled “Nintendo Direct: E3 2018”

For whatever reasons, Nintendo likes to tweak the wording of their E3 presentations. They've called them digital events in the past, and Directs as well. This year Nintendo is going back to the classic style, updating their official E3 2018 website with the “Nintendo Direct: E3 2018” branding. Not really a big deal, but now you know what write on your calendars!

Thanks to NintenDaan for the heads up!

Advertisement for Nintendo toy from 1966 discovered

While Nintendo still dabbles with toys today, the toy market was their bread and butter years ago. They put out a ton of products, including this one that most have never seen! This is Poi Tan, which looks like some sort of darts/ring toss game for the pool. With Summer right around the corner, I think it's a good time for Nintendo to start making these again!