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RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

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Nintendo Passed on Exclusive Skylanders Partnership With Activision

Posted on Wednesday, April 16 @ 17:30:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


Nintendo was offered an exclusive partnership with Activision for Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, but for some mysterious reason, the Big N decided to pass. Had the company jumped on board, the original title would have been a platform exclusive for the Japanese console manufacturer.

"[Nintendo] spent a long time looking and looking," Toys for Bob co-founder Paul Reiche told Polygon, recounting a trip to Nintendo to show off an early look at the project. "They were just like 'We have never seen anything like this before.' I've always wondered about the full meaning of that comment [laughs]."

When asked why Nintendo turned down the offer, Reiche replied by saying, "We have no idea why. Clearly they have got properties well suited to this world. Why it is that they didn't rush in here will probably haunt them for the rest of their days."

If the success of Skylanders doesn't keep Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata up at night, I don't know what does. Actually, scratch that. I have a few ideas....
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