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A Supersonic History of Sonic Cartoons
The rivalry between Mario and Sonic is arguably the biggest rivarly ever in gaming, with schools across the nation split between the two mascots. In the 90s, things got so intense that SEGA and Nintendo went head-to-head on TV, with cartoons of both franchises taking big Saturday morning slots. While Nintendo have since bowed out of this area, SEGA are currently prepping a new show, Sonic Boom. With this new cartoon on the horizon, I take a look at the history of Sonic on TV.

Marketing Wii U to the Masses
Even Nintendo would have to admit that Wii U sales are lower than expected at this stage in the console's life-cycle, which makes this Christmas even more important. The key, as ever, is getting the word out there that Wii U is a must-have present this year, and more importantly, that it can stand up to the rapidly approaching PS4 and Xbox One. With that in mind, I take a look at the ways that Nintendo can market Wii U to the masses this Christmas.

This page contains every feature/editorial I have written for various websites about everything from the state of the industry to individual pieces on games. I also take part in regular group features for Nintendo Life including "Another Look At The News" and "What Are You Playing?".

E3 2013 Is All About The Games
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Celebrating Ten Years of The Wind Waker
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The Importance of the Virtual Console
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The Building Blocks for a LEGO City
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Nintendo's Revised Approach to E3
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Wii U Blockbusters - What to Play While You Wait
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Reimagining The Wind Waker on Wii U
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My Top 10 Games of 2012
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Nintendo and Bond Through the Ages
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Memorable Nintendo Direct Moments
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Reinventing Nintendo's Legacy Franchises on Wii U
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Looking Back at Six Years of Wii
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Reinventing Nintendo's Major Franchises on Wii U
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The Future of Professor Layton
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DS Games We Want on Wii U
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Round Table: Let's Talk About Super Mario
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3DS XL's Media Potential
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Thank You and Goodbye
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Marketing Wii U
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Is The Wii Dead?
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Are E3 Conferences a Dying Breed?
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E3 2012: Wii U's Statement of Intent
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Kid Icarus - Nintendo's Next Big Franchise?
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No Mr Bond, I Expect You To Choose
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Could the eShop be Wii U's Secret Weapon?
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Is Nintendo Over-Reliant on Mario?
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Should Pit have returned on Wii U?
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3DS: One Year On
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Retake ME3: Fan entitlement or a genuine complaint?
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Nintendo's Motion Revolution
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To Remake or not to Remake - The Community Speaks
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To Remake or not to Remake - The Case Against Remakes
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To Remake or not to Remake - The Case for Remakes
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Finishing the Fight
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Rebooting Kid Icarus
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What will Nintendo DLC look like?
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My Top 10 Games of 2011
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Evolution of the Pointer
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Recovery Phase Complete: Game On 3DS!
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What a difference four years make
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GameCube's 10th US Anniversary: My Top 5 Games
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What makes a Zelda launch so special?
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20 Years in 3 Generations: A Sonic Retrospective
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Wind Waker's Magical Music
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Back to the Conference Room
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One Last Push for Wii
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Eurogamer 2011 Hub
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3DS Goes Full Circle
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My Most Anticipated: Winter 2011
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Use Advertising Wisely Fox!
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Is Sonic Generations heading to PC?
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The Many Faces of Liara T'Soni
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Nintendo's Risk Taker - Metroid Anniversary Special
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Nintendo take the fight to Sony
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Achievement Hunter
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Return to Isle Delfino
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Forgotten Games
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Sonic 4-gotten
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Developers Coming Back Home
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Wii U and the Great Stock Crash of 2011
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E3 2011: BioWare's E3
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E3 2011: Project Cafe Preview
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E3 2011: Wii Preview
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E3 2011: 3DS Preview
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E3 2011: DS Preview
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E3 2011: Third Party Preview
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The Hero of Wii
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Developing a Commentary
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eShop Delay a Concern
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3DS Could Make Wii's Mistake
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Game for a Laugh
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Is 6 Inches Too Much?
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Don't Fear The Wii-per
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Nintendo Okie Opinion Herd
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This Was A Triumph
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Missing PictoChat
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Day One in the Life of a 3DS Owner
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0.3 MegaPixels of Gameplay
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The Bit.Trip of a Lifetime - Pt.2
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The Bit.Trip of a Lifetime - Pt.1
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Taking the Classics into the Third Dimension
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The Wind... It Is Blowing...
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License to Sell
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Doing Online the Nintendo Way
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3DS is Nintendo's Stepping Stone
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Nintendo trip up in their own World?
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3DS Ready to Wow
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My Games of 2010
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Wii all Sing a Swansong in 2011
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3DS to Soar at Launch
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A year of fan service spoiled?
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Another Game? Any Objections Lady? - Pt.3
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Another Game? Any Objections Lady? - Pt.2
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Another Game? Any Objections Lady? - Pt.1
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For England James
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Not Your Father's Goldeneye
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Sonic Split
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3D Nightmares
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Mario could not have chosen a better 25th
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3DS launch delay more than just 'stock issues'
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