Seven Times When Nintendo Responded to Fan Mail in Awesome Ways & How to Write Them

Nintendo is famous for its incredible customer service. Over the years, many fans have learned first hand by wiring to the company. People send in gameplay questions, ideas for new content, or to pitch concepts for new games. No matter what your inquiry, you’re all but guaranteed to get a response from the world’s mostContinue reading “Seven Times When Nintendo Responded to Fan Mail in Awesome Ways & How to Write Them”

Nintendo Designer Lance Barr’s Work on NES Modem, SNES Console

I got in touch with Nintendo’s former design and brand director Lance Barr. He has a long and accomplished career working for Nintendo of America (NOA), most notably as the designer behind the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). His career started in 1982 when he began redesigning Nintendo’s arcade cabinetsContinue reading “Nintendo Designer Lance Barr’s Work on NES Modem, SNES Console”

Tim Girvin: The Visionary Designer of Nintendo’s Most Iconic Era [Interview]

Tim Girvin on Game Design If you are a retro game collector, Tim Girvin is a name you need to know. Following the record breaking $870,000 sale of The Legend of Zelda I had a chance to catch up with Tim Girvin, the designer behind just about everything but the code itself. We talked aboutContinue reading “Tim Girvin: The Visionary Designer of Nintendo’s Most Iconic Era [Interview]”