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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Game Boy XXL

Game Boy XXL: Meet the giant 19-inch Game Boy that plays all your favorite video games

By on June 1, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Game Boy XXL: Meet the giant 19-inch Game Boy that plays all your favorite video games

Forget about the gargantuan screens of today’s modern smartphones, if you want to play video games on a mega screen, you’ve got to check out the Game Boy XXL.

As the name implies, Game Boy XXL is a fully functional and absolutely gigantic Game Boy that can play all of your favorite Game Boy games of yore, from Tetris to Dr. Mario and everything in between. Even better, because the device is one gigantic emulator (powered by software from the retropie project), it can also play ROMs from other console systems, including the original NES, Atari, and Sega.

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Nintendo Android Console

Nikkei: Nintendo’s next video game console will run Android

By on June 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Nikkei: Nintendo’s next video game console will run Android

Nintendo surprised us all when it finally came around and announced that it intends to begin releasing mobile games for smartphones and tablets that make use of its iconic characters. It looks like Nintendo’s mobile gaming plans might only be the tip of the iceberg, however, as a new report from Japanese financial paper Nikkei claims that the company’s next home video game console will be powered by Android. More →

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Review
Splatoon Review

Splatoon review: Breathing inky new life into the Wii U

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Splatoon review: Breathing inky new life into the Wii U

It’s been ages since Nintendo launched its last truly original property, but after spending several hours with Splatoon for the Wii U over the last few weeks, it’s clear to me that it didn’t take long to shake off the rust. Splatoon is bright, goofy, balanced and most importantly, a whole lot of fun. More →

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Nintendo Humble Bundle

The latest Humble Bundle lets you pay what you want for Wii U and 3DS games

By on May 26, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

The latest Humble Bundle lets you pay what you want for Wii U and 3DS games

The latest Humble Bundle launched earlier today, and for the first time in the history of the service, Nintendo is getting its own bundle. The Humble Nindie Bundle currently features eight Wii U and 3DS games, with more to be added in the coming days. More →

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