Nintendo Russia CEO being accused of abuse, blackmailing, and more

I don't want to get into the specifics of these accusations, as we cannot speak to the validity of them. What we can tell you is that ever since Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji was caught being extremely unprofessional on an official Nintendo live-stream, it seems people are coming out of the woodwork to share their stories about Haddaji's incompetence. Tales of abuse, sexual harassment, blackmail, and so much more have surfaced. If you want to see more information on what those claims are, you can check out the article right here.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up.

Nintendo Australia website gets a revamp (UPDATE)

Nintendo Australia has given their official website a bit of a makeover. It's a bit more clean and easy to navigate now, but it still offers up the same content as before. Have a peek for yourself right here!

UPDATE - Nintendo's websites in Hong Kong and Taiwan have been updated as well.

Nintendo says E3 is an 'outstanding opportunity' to share new games and experiences, confirm E3 2019 presence

While Sony may have bowed out of E3 2019, Nintendo has confirmed that they'll be at the big show next year. They have not detailed specifics, but Reggie Fils-Aime shared a few words on attending E3 in general.

“E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe. Every year, we discuss what will be the best way for us to take advantage of the next E3 show in order to bring smiles to people’s faces.”

Genting Pokemon Festival and Pikachu Parade heading to Malaysia

The Pokemon Company and Genting group have announced a Pikachu Parade for Malaysia. This ties into an event set to run from December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019, which is called the Genting Pokemon Festival. The event will showcase 32 Kanto region Pokemon statues and a six meter high giant Pikachu. The event will also have the world’s tallest Pokemon themed Christmas tree, and a Pikachu parade featuring multiple Pikachu mascots.

Twitch adds Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to its game directory

In case you were eager to watch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate livestreams the moment the game released, Twitch has already got you covered! Thanks to xD1x for the heads-up!

German Club Nintendo comics writer's hate for Sakurai lead him to tormenting Kirby in his comics

Nintendo's history of comics is peppered with all kinds of strange decisions. Those include the very random roles that Kirby took on in the German Club Nintendo comics. Turns out there was a reason behind the odd decisions made in that comic. Claude Moyse, writer of the comics, would put Kirby into odd situations because he simply didn't like Masahiro Sakurai. What made Moyse dislike Sakurai so much? Unfortunately, Moyse never bothered to say!

SEGA grabs trademark for Puyo Puyo Champions

Man, SEGA is going hard on Puyo Puyo trademarks lately! The company has now filed for a trademark on Puyo Puyo Champions, but we aren't quite sure what it applies to. It's either a project we don't know about yet, or a rebranding for something like Puyo Puyo eSports.

The Game Awards 2018 - Nominees revealed, voting open

The following games have been nominated to receive some sort of award during the Game Awards 2018. If you would like to vote for a game, please click here! Otherwise, all of the nominees can be found after the break below:

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The artist behind the Realistic Pokemon art collection is involved with Detective Pikachu

RJ Palmer created a series of realistic Pokemon art pieces a number of years ago, and they became quite the talk of the internet.
His art ended up reaching far and wide, turning RJ into an overnight sensation. Turns out his decision to create that art series would end up landing him a major job years later.

RJ has confirmed that he's indeed part of the Detective Pikachu film production team. He was snatched up for a position on the project when the film’s production designer searched “realistic Pokemon” on Google and found RJ's work. RJ worked roughly seven months on the movie, and was involved with a number of Pokemon designs.

More episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged on the way

Mega Man: Fully Charged may have disappeared from Cartoon Network's lineup, but writer Joe Kelly has made it clear that more episodes are in the works. Perhaps the show will get shifted into a new timeslot to give it more a chance to find an audience.