Nintendo 64 Speed Run Video

Watch this man relive your childhood as he speeds though Goldeneye, Mario 64 and more

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Watch this man relive your childhood as he speeds though Goldeneye, Mario 64 and more

In an experiment to make us all feel like we’re way past our prime, a man decided to do speed runs of “classic games” on the Nintendo 64. To make matters worse, he managed to obliterate Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye 007 — three full games — in under an hour. More →

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Bayonetta 2 Review

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

By on October 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

Bayonetta 2 doesn’t belong on the Wii U. It’s also exactly what the Wii U needs.

Bayonetta, the character, is everything that Nintendo hasn’t been for the past two console generations: brash, confident and self-aware. She has a sense of humor and she’ll never turn down a challenge, no matter how insurmountable it may appear. Nintendo’s willingness to take on this franchise might not be enough to restore its credibility with the core gaming crowd, but it’s a confident move in the right direction. More →

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U Release Date

The Wii U’s latest savior game finally has a release date

By on October 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The Wii U’s latest savior game finally has a release date

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the home console companion to the portable entry which released last week, will finally be available in the United States on November 21st. The highly anticipated brawler will then make its way to Europe two weeks later on December 5th. It took longer than many fans (and bloggers) had expected to reveal the date, but it looks like Nintendo is still on track. More →

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Hyrule Warriors Review

Hyrule Warriors review: A link to the past

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Hyrule Warriors review: A link to the past

Playing Hyrule Warriors is like playing with action figures — it’s not a great representation of how a war in the world of The Legend of Zelda would actually play out, but with a little imagination, everything comes to life. Hyrule Warriors is a bit of a mess, but once you become acclimated to the oft-repeated gameplay loop, there’s plenty of fun to be had. More →

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Nintendo Wii U 3DS Live Stream

Nintendo is hosting an 8-hour live stream of the best new Wii U and 3DS games

By on September 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Nintendo is hosting an 8-hour live stream of the best new Wii U and 3DS games

With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U, it’s easy to forget that Nintendo still (occasionally) puts out some of the best games on the market. Super Mario 3D World was certainly a contender for game of the year last year, and now Nintendo is prepping what looks to be a solid, if scant, holiday lineup for 2014. More →

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Teens React To Nintendo Video

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens react to the original Nintendo

By on September 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens react to the original Nintendo

Once again, The Fine Brothers’ popular YouTube series in which kids, teens and adults react to something they might have never seen before has skirted into the realm of technology. This week, teenagers are handed the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s first home console and the device that heralded a new dawn for living room gaming. More →

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New Nintendo 3DS Release Date

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

By on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

It’s been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony. More →

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Wii U Call of Duty

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

Nintendo has always thrived on the strength of its first-party games, from Super Mario Bros. to the The Legend of Zelda, but a modern game console can’t survive without support from third-party developers. Worryingly, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be getting any this generation. More →

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Console Wars Nintendo Facts

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

By on August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

Nintendo has survived as long as it has, through thick and thin, on the strength of its characters — a group of plumbers, princesses, puffballs and emotive animals who have persisted from console generation to console generation since the 1980s. In all this time, you think we’d know all there was to know about Mario and his friends, but the Mushroom Kingdom holds many secrets, as Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has recently uncovered. More →

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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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