Nintendo Smart Boy Android Phone Concept

If Nintendo ever makes an Android smartphone, it should look like this

By on July 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

If Nintendo ever makes an Android smartphone, it should look like this

One of the most fascinating announcements that Nintendo has made in the past year is that it has plans to enter into the mobile gaming market. Within the next few months, we’ll be able to buy a first-party Nintendo game on our mobile devices for the very first time, but concept artist Pierre Cerveau decided to take the idea to its natural conclusion.

This is the Nintendo Smart Boy concept — an Android phone made by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Death of the Wii U

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

By on July 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

From the moment Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, I knew that something had gone wrong.

After a generation of trying and failing to keep up with Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo struck gold with the Wii. It was different than anything we’d ever seen before, but somehow still more approachable than the PS3 and Xbox 360.

It sold as well as any console in history for half a decade, but when it was time for Nintendo to follow it up, we didn’t get the Wii 2. Instead, we got the Wii U — a half-baked upgrade with an undersized tablet for a controller. More →

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Nintendo Cross Leaked Video

‘Nintendo Cross’ Is an Obvious Hoax, But Nintendo Should Steal These Ideas

By on July 1, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

‘Nintendo Cross’ Is an Obvious Hoax, But Nintendo Should Steal These Ideas

You have to hand it to the gaming community — when they want to prank one another, they really go all out. Late last year, one graphic designer spent hours photoshopping Rayman into the character select screen for the new Super Smash Bros. and now another prankster has put together a fake concept reveal video for the unannounced NX, or Nintendo Cross, console.

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Mario Unreal Engine 4

This Is How Incredible Mario Might Look on Nintendo’s Next-Gen Console

By on June 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

This Is How Incredible Mario Might Look on Nintendo’s Next-Gen Console

In the past, we’ve featured a few of the most astounding Unreal Engine 4 creations we could find here on BGR, but this frighteningly realistic recreation of Mario is my new personal favorite. Nintendo might not be willing to talk about its next-gen NX console quite yet, but if you want an early sneak peek at how incredible Mario could look, this is your chance.

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Wii U Vs. PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One Sales

Legendary Nintendo Designer Explains Why the Wii U Flopped So Hard

By on June 23, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Legendary Nintendo Designer Explains Why the Wii U Flopped So Hard

Yes, it’s fair to say that the Wii U has been a disaster for Nintendo, which has seen its newest console get badly outsold by both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, thus forcing it to enter the realm of smartphone games for the first time to generate much needed extra revenue. Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who was the creative mind behind both the Mario and Zelda franchises, tells NPR that people stayed away from the Wii U because they flat-out didn’t understand what they were supposed to do with it. More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Preview

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

By on June 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

Spending all my waking hours on the show floor at E3 2015, I’ve been out of the loop for the most part when it comes to the actual fan reactions from the announcements earlier this week. After Sony and Microsoft blew the doors off their respective venues, I assumed that Nintendo fans would be chomping at the bit for some huge revelations.

What they got instead was a blocky Metroid spinoff, a three-player Zelda game, an Animal Crossing board game and an English translation of an RPG that came out 25 years ago. Needless to say, Nintendo fans were unhappy. More →

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Nintendo Wii U E3 2015 Games Trailers

Watch: Every New Game Trailer Nintendo Showed Off At E3 2015

By on June 16, 2015 at 12:57 PM.

Watch: Every New Game Trailer Nintendo Showed Off At E3 2015

After the large number of games that Microsoft and Sony showed on stage during their E3 2015 keynotes, it’s now time to check out Nintendo’s Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games for the year, including fresh new titles that fans will undoubtedly enjoy. More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Live Stream

Nintendo’s big E3 press conference starts at 12PM ET – watch the live stream right here!

By on June 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Nintendo’s big E3 press conference starts at 12PM ET – watch the live stream right here!

We’re just a few hours out from the E3 2015 show floor opening up, but before all the meeting begin, we have two more press conferences to watch. The first conference of the day is Nintendo’s Digital Event, which we were sadly not invited to (because it’s a prerecorded video).

Apparently the more focused event was a success for Nintendo last year, as they’ve decided not to take the stage for a second consecutive year. More →

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Nintendogs Game Animal Cruelty Joke

Is it animal cruelty not to feed your Nintendogs?

By on June 12, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Is it animal cruelty not to feed your Nintendogs?

Remember Nintendogs? In case you don’t, let me quickly refresh your memory: It’s a real-time pet simulation video game Nintendo made for Nintendo DS many years ago that you’ve probably stopped playing long ago. So then, is it animal cruelty not to have fed your virtual dogs for all this time? Baby Animals seems to think so:

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E3 2015 Press Conference Guide

A guide to the E3 2015 press conferences: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

By on June 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

A guide to the E3 2015 press conferences: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

We’re just a few days away from the start of E3 2015. This year is sure to be packed with exciting announcements from the big three — Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo — as well as EA, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and for the first time, Bethesda.

We’re going to be live from the massive event all week long, and to help you follow along, we’ve put together a press conference guide that you can refer back to when you’re waiting for the next live stream. More →

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Nintendo NX Console Android

Nintendo denies plans to bring Android to its next-gen NX console

By on June 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM.

Nintendo denies plans to bring Android to its next-gen NX console

Traditionally, Nintendo hasn’t bothered with taking the time to respond to ridiculous rumors, but after a report from Nikkei indicating that Nintendo was considering Android for its next home console spread like wildfire on Monday, the game company felt the need to jump in.

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