Author: Darren Kerwin

Darren is a 26-year old gamer from the United Kingdom, who has a strong interest in video games, writing, socialising and Parsnips. He runs a Metroid fan website called Shinesparkers, which he describes as being his main gaming obsession. He's also written and contributed to several websites and publications. You'll often find him on Twitter talking about random stuff - just smile, nod your head politely, then move on..

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Nintendo 3DS: Two Years Later…

Last year, here on Nintendo Insider, I gave my thoughts on the Nintendo 3DS and looked at what it had achieved in its first year. Now, two years since its original European release, I felt it would be...

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Nyan Cat creator Chris Torres talks Nintendo

We are delighted to be interviewing a very special guest today on Nintendo Insider, Chris Torres, more famously known as the man behind the internet’s most famous cat, Nyan Cat! Nintendo Insider: Firs...

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Characters that could benefit the next Super Smash Bros.

The next generation of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS have been in development for a while now, and I am sure Masahiro Sakurai and his team are considering many possible additions to the new game...

Why Miiverse appeals to gamers

Before purchasing my Wii U I was intrigued by Miiverse, which appeared to be Nintendo’s answer to social media for gamers. I questioned whether this concept could actually work in a world where we are...

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The Future of Wii U – A Nintendo Direct Review

I wanted to express some of my thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct presentation with Satoru Iwata, showcasing upcoming software and features for the Wii U. In the past, I have been guilty of having...

Remembering Gamestation

Goodbye Remembering Gamestation Monday 26th March 2012 was the date that GAME group, the company that owns specialist games retailer Gamestation went into administration. Over 2000 jobs were lost acro...

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Nintendo 3DS: One year later…

It’s amazing to think that it has been a whole year since the Nintendo 3DS launched in Europe. March 25th 2011 was a date I had been counting down to ever since the system was given a release date. Af...

Concept: Animal Crossing 3DS

Animal Crossing is probably one of the most addictive series of games I have ever encountered. It’s something I like to wind down to after a session of intense gaming, and is a series that I have foll...

Concept: Metroid Wii U

It is inevitable that Nintendo will eventually add a new chapter in the Metroid series. For twenty five years, Metroid has been a core franchise for the company. Since Samus' great reveal as the femal...

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