The Gamescom 2015 Hall Plan Has Been Revealed

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Gamescom is fast approaching and we know that Nintendo will be at the event showcasing a number of high-profile titles including Super Mario Maker, Star Fox Zero and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. We have now been given a look at the extensive Gamescom Hall Plan for the exhibitors which you can view above. Gamescom takes place on Wednesday, August 5th in Cologne, Germany.

Game Informer Chats With Nintendo World Championships 2015 Winner

Game Informer has published an engrossing interview with John Numbers, who you might know as the winner of the 2015 Nintendo World Championships. John Numbers, whose real name is John Goldberg, discusses the challenges he overcame taking on a number of games including Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 and Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Blast Ball mode. John also talks about meeting Shigeru Minamoto, which was a personal highlight for him. He says he was star struck meeting him. Be sure to read all the interview, here.

What was going through your head when you won?

At the end of the final level when I killed Bowser, I actually didn’t expect that to be the end of the level. I thought they were going to throw some bait and switch at me and make me do more levels, especially considering how many tricks there were in the first three levels. When I won, I was really excited. I’m a little introverted, so I don’t do a very good job of physically showing my emotions very well, but I was extremely excited, don’t worry about that. It just didn’t look like I was.

What was it like meeting Shigeru Miyamoto?

When I won, I was like “Oh boy a trophy,” and I was being snarky because I knew I was getting a trophy – they said so on twitter. But it wouldn’t be any fun without some surprises, so here’s a guest: Miyamoto. And oh my gosh, I was star struck when that happened. I was floating there and I shook his hand. I was overjoyed to meet the man. I shook his hand and basically said thank you for all of the games and experience you’ve provided for us over the years. I’ve had a good time gaming with Nintendo. And he said thank you. He more or less understood what I said.

Game Critics E3 Awards: Nintendo Wins Two Awards This Year

It wouldn’t be post-E3 time without finding out of the winners of the Game Critics Awards. This year saw Bethesda’s highly anticipated Fallout 4 take the crown for the best of the show. But Nintendo didn’t walk away empty-handed this year as they scooped the award for Best Handheld/Mobile Game with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on Nintendo 3DS and also received an award for Best Family/Social Game with Super Mario Maker. Here’s the full list of winners from this year’s E3 event.

Best of Show
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertianment for PlayStation 4)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
(Nintendo for 3DS)

Best PC Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Touch
(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Role Playing Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed
(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 16
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family/Social Game
Super Mario Maker
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PC, PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Graphics
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Here’s IGN’s Best Of E3 2015 Awards

It’s been a busy week and now E3 is officially over. It wouldn’t be E3 without the best of show awards from IGN and you can read their choices for Game of the Show, Best Wii U Game and Best Nintendo 3DS game, amongst others. Interestingly, Platinum Games long-awaited Star Fox wasn’t in the running for best Wii U game. The games that were are Super Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World. Here’s the IGN’s best of E3 2015 award winners and runner ups.

Game of the Show: Star Wars Battlefront
Runner-Up: Fallout 4

Best PS4 Game: Horizon
Runner-Up: Uncharted 4

Best XB1 Game: Cuphead
Runners-Up: Fallout 4, For Honor, Star Wars Battlefront

Best Wii U Game: Super Mario Maker
Runner-Up: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Best PC Game: Fallout 4
Runner-Up: For Honor

Best 3DS Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Best Vita Game: Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Best Action Game: Uncharted 4, For Honor
Runner-Up: Horizon

Best Shooter: Star Wars Battlefront
Runners-Up: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter V

Best Platformer: Cuphead, Super Mario Maker
Runner-Up: Unravel

Best Sports Game: FIFA 16

Best Racing Game: Need For Speed

Best RPG: Fallout 4
Runner-Up: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Best Strategy Game: XCOM 2
Runner-Up: Fire Emblem Fates

Best Music Game: Rock Band 4

Best Adventure Game: No Man’s Sky
Runner-Up: Below

Best Trailer: SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire
Runner-Up: Dishonored 2

Coolest Tech: Microsoft Holo-Lens

Biggest Surprise: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Runner-Up: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Best VR Experience: Adr1ft
Runner-Up: Edge of Nowhere

Nintendo’s Stock Dropped Fairly Significantly After E3 2015 Digital Event

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This year’s Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event wasn’t quite the event that fans were hoping for. If you’ve visited various message boards and social networks you will have seen that Nintendo fans have been very vocal about the event, and rightly so. This event has also had a significant effect on Nintendo’s stock which has dropped fairly significantly since the event was broadcast on Tuesday, June 16th.

Thanks, rafmandx

Get Your Questions Answered From The Nintendo World Champion

Do you have burning questions for Johnny Numbers, the official 2015 Nintendo World Champion? Head over to reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) to drop a question and you may get it answered.

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Offering proof that this newly-created reddit account was the “real deal,” Johnny posted the picture above (for the uninitiated, that Nintendo 3DS was one of the Nintendo World Championship Finals’ rewards). While Johnny has just gotten the thread started, the reigning champ mentioned that he would not be replying until after he got home from his flight.

Mario Maker Renamed To Super Mario Maker

Mario Maker has been on the scene since last year’s E3, however at Nintendo World Championships 2015 Nintendo unveiled the new, rebranded name for the Wii U exclusive: Super Mario Maker. It isn’t much of a change, but how do you feel about it?