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Mario Kart 8 Up For Five Golden Joystick Awards In This Year’s Nominee Listings

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards – and Nintendo’s flagship racing title Mario Kart 8 is up for five of them. Hosted by Computer and Video Games (CVG), the Golden Joystick Awards are polled and voted by the consumer, rather than gaming critics and experts, and this year there are many Nintendo games up for awards, including the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 with the Luigi Death Stare nominated for “Best Gaming Moment”, along with Super Smash Bros, Splatoon, and Super Mario 3D World.

Below you’ll find a list of all the Nintendo-related nominees. If you’d like to vote, you can do so on the Golden Joystick Awards homepage, here. Voting closes on October 20, 2014, with the awards winners revealed on the live show in late October.

Best Original Game
Shovel Knight

Most Wanted
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

Best Indie Game
Shovel Knight

Best Visual Design
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8

Best Multiplayer
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World

Best Audio
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Gaming Moment
Mario Kart 8 — Luigi Death Stare

Best Storytelling
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Best Handheld Game
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Shovel Knight
Pokémon X & Y

Gaming Platform of the Year
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U

Studio of the Year
Nintendo EAD

Game of the Year
Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Mario 3D World

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Miyamoto Is Leading A Brand New Team Of Developers

Legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto has explained to EDGE magazine that he has been hard at work assembling a new team of developers to work on new gaming concepts. The new team is called Garage and so far they’ve created Splatoon, Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and Starfox. Here’s what he had to say.

Splatoon and the three prototypes are the first games to emerge from Garage, a new Nintendo development programme set up last year in which developers break off into small teams and work on new ideas. “There are increasing numbers of young staff at Nintendo’s development studios these days,” Miyamoto says, “and these young guys really want to express themselves.” Work is done during office hours, but he compares Garage to an after-school club, in spirit if not in schedule. “Class time’s over: they gather together and think about new projects completely apart from their everyday business assignments. When all of those projects have advanced to a certain stage, we gather together and exchange opinions on the outcome of each of them, and together we decide which ones should continue. We may have shown several software titles at E3 [that came from Garage], but there are many others in development too.

Thanks, Reggie, Pit

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Sounds Like Pokken Tournament Could Eventually Come To Wii U

When Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed the Pokken Tournament was an arcade title he didn’t entirely rule out that the game would eventually come to consoles. Pokemon fansite Bulbagarden has tweeted that “The way Ishihara phrased his answer, talking about doing arcade first, does suggest that Pokkén will eventually come to console.” Hopefully we should hear something about the game coming to Wii U in the coming months.

Thanks, Christopher

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Reggie Fils-Aime And Other Nintendo Employees Take Part In ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has stayed true to his word and taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Reggie has put a twist on things and asked Nintendo of America employees to take part in a raffle, make a donation, and then proceed to dunk Reggie and the rest of his staff.

Thanks, Mi Culito and PolisKanin

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Nintendo Of Europe Lays Off 320 People

Nintendo Europe will be laying off 320 people from its offices at the end of the month. Nintendo says that these measures have come about as the company tries to enable the European business to “adapt to the rapidly changing business environment”. The company also announced that they’re reorganizing the European Localization Development department. This has meant that the contracts of 190 temporary agency workers have now finished.