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Has Nintendo written off the Wii U as a lost cause?

By on April 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Has Nintendo written off the Wii U as a lost cause?

Hey, remember the Wii U? Nintendo would probably like to forget it at this point and VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti makes a compelling case that Nintendo is already shifting its focus to the next big thing since the Wii U at this point seems like a lost cause. More →

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This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

By on April 9, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

It’s been almost a year since the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Nintendo is still giving players new reasons to jump back in with surprisingly frequent paid DLC releases and free updates. In a recent Nintendo Direct, the company announced that a new 200cc mode would be coming to the console racer, but you need to see it to understand just how fast it can be. More →

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Gameboy add-on for the iPhone may soon be a reality

By on April 6, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Gameboy add-on for the iPhone may soon be a reality

What started out as an April Fool’s joke for nostalgic video gamers may wind up becoming an incredible product. Last week, Hyperkin — a video game peripherals and accessories company — released some concept art, in jest, for a device it called the “Smart Boy.” The device was positioned as an iPhone 6 add-on that would enable users to play old school Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on their iPhone.

As it turns out, interest in what was then a non-existent product was so strong that Hyperkin is now actually working to develop the “Smart Boy” and make it a reality.

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t the bomb you think it is, and here are the games to prove it

By on April 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM.

Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t the bomb you think it is, and here are the games to prove it

Looking at the sales figures over the past few years, it’s hard not to see the Wii U as a major disappointment for Nintendo. It’s certainly been a step down from the unprecedented success of the Wii, but looking beyond the numbers, the Wii U has slowly accumulated a killer collection of exclusive titles since its launch in 2012. More →

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Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Fire Emblem are the week’s best game trailers

By on April 3, 2015 at 9:05 PM.

Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Fire Emblem are the week’s best game trailers

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates yet. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post.

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Download this incredible Super Mario Galaxy fan creation before Nintendo shuts it down

By on April 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Download this incredible Super Mario Galaxy fan creation before Nintendo shuts it down

It’s a good week to be a Nintendo fan. At least, it would be if Nintendo would stop ruining everything.

Earlier this week, a fan released a remake of the first level of Super Mario 64 built in Unity. Not only was it incredibly well done, but you could even play it in your browser. Sadly, the proprietors of the no-fun-zone at Nintendo decided that it was copyright infringement, and forced the fan to take it down.

Days later, another fan has released yet another remake, but this time its from Super Mario Galaxy. More →

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great reason to own a New 3DS

By on March 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great reason to own a New 3DS

One of the best RPGs of the last generation was smashed down into a bite-sized portion for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and against all odds, it actually works.

Let me be clear: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the full Wii game, from start to finish. Every massive landscape, every explosive cutscene, every screen-filling boss battle is present — but it’s been completely reworked to fit on the New 3DS. More →

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Legendary Nintendo designer won’t be making iOS or Android games

By on March 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM.

Legendary Nintendo designer won’t be making iOS or Android games

Earlier this week, gamers rejoiced amidst news that Nintendo is planning to bring some of its most storied and beloved franchises to smartphones and tablets. As we highlighted earlier in the week, this is an opportunity Nintendo has long neglected, not only to the detriment of gamers, but to its own bottom line as well.

Nintendo sits on a gold mine of underutilized properties. It hasn’t been bothered to do another Advance Wars game despite its rabid global fan base that would pay $70 a pop for a new iteration. It has lost its passion for Castlevania and Metroid. It has neglected the clever little puzzle games that defined the early Nintendo DS years. Many of these franchises are perfect fits for tablet. Advance Wars games were practically designed to be played on large touch screens and came out years before tablets were even on the market.

While it remains to be seen what type of games Nintendo and its mobile gaming partner DeNA bring to the table, it’s worth noting that Nintendo’s legendary ace-in-the-hole game designer won’t be involved in the process.

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The Boy Genius Report Podcast: Episode 4

By on March 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM.

The Boy Genius Report Podcast: Episode 4

Is Apple finally introducing a streaming TV service? How about Nintendo making games for iOS and Android? And why is Microsoft getting rid of the Internet Explorer brand? Those are the three main topics in this week’s show, with Zach Epstein joining me again as guest. More →

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Nintendo embraces the one thing that can save it from oblivion: The iPhone

By on March 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM.

Nintendo embraces the one thing that can save it from oblivion: The iPhone

How perfectly dreadful. Nintendo, that last defender of console-only auteurism, is now succumbing to that basest of commercial instincts and is launching potentially hugely lucrative mobile apps. This could lead to something quite disturbing: Massive profit growth. More →

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Is Nintendo finally bringing its game library to iOS and Android?

By on March 17, 2015 at 8:10 AM.

Is Nintendo finally bringing its game library to iOS and Android?

One of the best game franchises that could make it to iPhone, Android and other mobile operating systems will finally become reality, as the company behind it is finally ready to start development of smartphone and tablet versions of its popular console games, The Wall Street Journal reports. More →

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The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens react to the Power Glove

By on February 9, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens react to the Power Glove

Ahh, Nintendo’s Power Glove. I have never seen teens more excited to try something in one of The Fine Bros’ videos. I have also never seen teens more disappointed in something once they actually tried it. At the time it came out, Nintendo’s Power Glove was an exciting motion-based controller that added a whole new dimension to video games. But in hindsight, of course, it was terrible and counterintuitive.

Now, we get to enjoy watching modern-day teens relive the frustration we all experienced decades ago. More →

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review: Nintendo’s most triumphant remaster ever

By on February 6, 2015 at 3:01 PM.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review: Nintendo’s most triumphant remaster ever

15 years ago, the darkest, most complex game in the history of The Legend of Zelda hit store shelves. Majora’s Mask was lauded as another masterpiece of the Nintendo 64 era and a worthy follow-up to Ocarina of Time, but it hasn’t quite had the same legacy as its predecessor.

Now that the game’s incredible looking remaster is finally coming to 3DS, Nintendo has a chance to rewrite history and introduce a whole new generation of gamers to one of its most tragic and fascinating tales.

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