Play GBA Games on iPhone

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

By on August 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

Back in February, we showed you how to play classic NES games on your iPhone without having to resort to a jailbreak. If your mobile Nintendo game fix still isn’t satisfied, you might want to give GBA4iOS a try. There are versions for both iOS 6 and iOS 7, but the instructions to download the app are the same: set your iPhone back at least one day, head to the website to download the app, open GBA4iOS at least once and then set the date back to normal. More →

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Nintendo 3DS Doomed

How ‘Last Blockbuster Syndrome’ dooms empires like Nintendo

By on July 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

How ‘Last Blockbuster Syndrome’ dooms empires like Nintendo

For years, Nintendo has believed it could reject smartphone and tablet apps, yet still flourish. The reason for this delusion is familiar — it’s the toxic Last Blockbuster Syndrome that doomed the consumer electronics divisions of Motorola in 2004 and Nokia in 2007. Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave. More →

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Nintendo Earnings Q1 2015

Wii U drags Nintendo into $97 million Q1 loss

By on July 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Wii U drags Nintendo into $97 million Q1 loss

Nintendo’s struggles continued in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, as relatively poor Wii U sales and high costs resulted in yet another loss for the struggling video game giant. Nintendo on Wednesday reported a June-quarter loss of 9.92 billion yen, or $97.3 million, compared to an 8.6 billion yen profit in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled 74.7 billion yen, or roughly $732.3 million, in the quarter, which represents an 8% decline from the year-ago quarter. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Upcoming Releases

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense of dread, especially because we still don’t have a confirmed release date for the new Super Smash Bros. game yet. More →

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Kids React To Game Boy

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Kids react to the Game Boy

By on July 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Kids react to the Game Boy

The Fine Brothers’ YouTube series on kids, teens and elders reacting to various things is always good for a laugh, and we try to let you know each time a new tech-related topic pops up. In their latest installment, the Fines presented a group of kids with something that really helps illustrate the divide between tech of the past and modern devices: a Game Boy. More →

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Wii U vs. Xbox One Sales

Mario Kart 8 is breathing life into the Wii U

By on June 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Mario Kart 8 is breathing life into the Wii U

Maybe the Wii U isn’t doomed after all. Following the release of Mario Kart 8, the two most recent VGChartz weekly sales charts show that the Wii U sold more units than the Xbox One for the first time since Microsoft’s next-gen console launched last November. The latest NPD report confirmed that Mario Kart 8 had been the second best-selling game of the month, even with just two days on the market after releasing on May 30th, but the ensuing resurgence of hardware sales is an even more exciting trend for Nintendo. More →

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Super Smash Bros Wii U Review

Watch Conan’s hilarious 9-minute review of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By on June 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

Watch Conan’s hilarious 9-minute review of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

There will be a flood of reviews that washes over the web once Nintendo finally releases Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U later this year. You’ll even find one of them here on BGR, of course. But truth be told, there’s only one review of Nintendo’s next-generation Super Smash Bros. game that you really need to see, and it already ran. More →

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E3 Day One Report

E3 Day One Report: Every game I played on the first day

By on June 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

E3 Day One Report: Every game I played on the first day

My goal this year at E3 was to get hands-on time with as many games as I possibly could. Between booth tours, meetings and running around the show floor, I’m well on my way to exceeding my own expectations, so I figured I would keep a log of every game I played each day at E3.

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Nintendo E3 2014 Livestream

Watch Nintendo’s E3 2014 event right here

By on June 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Watch Nintendo’s E3 2014 event right here

Once again, Nintendo will be forgoing a press conference this year in favor of an online streaming Digital Event. It might sound like a worrying concession from the struggling Japanese company, but stage presence doesn’t make much of a difference when no one’s buying your home console. We need to see properties both new and old at this event to give us a reason to get excited about Nintendo again. More →

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Nintendo 3DS Vs. Smartphones

Nintendo’s horrors multiply

By on May 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Nintendo’s horrors multiply

Game revenue stats from the first quarter of 2014 are grim reading for Nintendo. The ailing giant is now being overtaken by multiple mobile app companies, many of them riding on the success of a single, free download. Nintendo’s entire software stable — consisting of dozens of Wii U, Wii and 3DS titles —grossed just $411 million in the first quarter of the year. More →

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E3 2014 List Of Games

Here’s a massive list of every game confirmed for E3 2014

By on May 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Here’s a massive list of every game confirmed for E3 2014

With all the leaks, reveals, countdowns and announcements, it can be hard to keep track of the enormous list of games waiting to make their debut at E3. Last year was quieter than usual as Sony and Microsoft temporarily readjusted to focus on new hardware, but E3 2014 is all about the games. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo not only have sizable install bases on the new generation consoles, they each have millions of fans waiting for a good reason to upgrade as well.

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Review
Mario Kart 8 Review

Review: Mario Kart 8 for Wii U

By on May 15, 2014 at 3:01 AM.

Review: Mario Kart 8 for Wii U

As one of the most consistent franchises in Nintendo’s history, the release of a new Mario Kart is always cause for excitement. The last entry, Mario Kart 7, is widely regarded as one of the best in the series, introducing air gliders, underwater racing and customizable karts. All the innovations from the 3DS title have returned in Mario Kart 8, along with the most impressive graphical overhaul the series has ever seen. With dozens of characters to unlock, 32 new and classic courses, a variety of multiplayer modes and a few unbelievably bouncy mustaches, Mario Kart 8 is the party game that the Wii U so desperately needed. More →

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Nintendo New Cheaper Consoles

New Nintendo consoles are coming, but you probably won’t be able to buy one

By on May 8, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

New Nintendo consoles are coming, but you probably won’t be able to buy one

After another dismal year of console sales, Nintendo is finally looking to broach uncharted territory in order to give its floundering business a much needed boost. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo is preparing to launch new consoles in emerging markets as early as next year, potentially capitalizing on China’s recently lifted ban on game consoles. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, China’s game industry could generate $10 billion in sales in 2015. More →

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