Nintendo NX Release Date

Nintendo announces new iPhone and Android games, NX console launches in March

By on April 27, 2016 at 7:56 AM.

Nintendo announces new iPhone and Android games, NX console launches in March

Nintendo’s Wii U console has been nothing short of an absolute disaster. The company was revitalized by the original Wii, which completely revolutionized console gaming and extended its reach beyond “gamers” by offering an experience that appealed to a much wider range of users. Unfortunately, lightning didn’t strike twice and Nintendo’s followup with the Wii U has been a total mess. Quality games have been few and far between, and the Wii U did nothing to enhance the user experience.

So now, Nintendo is trying to look ahead. Following yet another bleak earnings report on Wednesday morning, the company made two key announcements — one concerning its next-generation home video game console currently known as “NX,” and a second regarding upcoming new iPhone and Android games. More →

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Star Fox Zero review

Star Fox Zero review: Nintendo’s golden age returns to the Wii U

By on April 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Star Fox Zero review: Nintendo’s golden age returns to the Wii U

In 2016, the most common selling point for a game is a near-limitless amount of content. Whether it’s the expansive maps of The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto V, the addictive level progression system of Call of Duty or the user-generated world of Super Mario Maker, gamers expect to get their money’s worth.

But in 1997, we didn’t need 80-hour stories and prestige modes to bring us back to a game over and over again. All we needed was great gameplay, and that’s exactly what Star Fox 64 offered every Nintendo 64 owner two decades ago.

Nearly 20 years later, Nintendo is trying to recapture the magic.

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Super Mario Bros. World Record

The latest Super Mario Bros. world record run shouldn’t have been possible

By on April 14, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

The latest Super Mario Bros. world record run shouldn’t have been possible

There’s a reasonable chance that no one will ever beat the new world record run of Super Mario Bros. This week, a speedrunner who goes by the name Darbian managed to finish an “any percent” run of the NES classic in 4:57.260.

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Punch-Out!! Secrets NES

29 years later, gamers are still finding secrets in NES classic Punch-Out!!

By on April 11, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

29 years later, gamers are still finding secrets in NES classic Punch-Out!!

One of the most impressive traits of the gaming community is its drive to push the limits of its favorite games. Gamers are constantly breaking speed running records and accomplishing seemingly impossible tricks, and every once in a while, even discovering secrets that have been hidden for decades.

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Game Boy Zero Custom Mod

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

By on April 9, 2016 at 10:45 AM.

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive project from YouTube user wermy. Dubbed “Game Boy Zero,” this RetroPie handheld was built with an original DMG-01 Game Boy body and a Raspberry Pi Zero computer.

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Legend of Zelda 3D Browser Game

Play the original ‘Legend of Zelda’ in 3D on your browser for free

By on April 4, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

Play the original ‘Legend of Zelda’ in 3D on your browser for free

Nintendo has released HD editions of both The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess during the lifespan of the Wii U, but wouldn’t it be nice if some of the classic games in the series got the same treatment?

One fan decided that the answer to that question was “yes,” and now we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor with a 3D, voxel-based adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. More →

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Miitomo Download

Nintendo’s first iOS game is now available for download

By on March 31, 2016 at 9:42 AM.

Nintendo’s first iOS game is now available for download

Is Nintendo the next Sega? The company undoubtedly has a storied history in the video game console business but to say it has reached a potential turning point is an understatement. The Wii U is nothing short of an absolute disaster, as many people expected it would be. The rise of mobile gaming has dissolved much of the demand for a casual home game console, and Nintendo hasn’t been able to keep up a steady flow of big-time games to draw interest. So now, it has released its first mobile app for iOS and Android.

It’s not the Mario game the world is waiting for with bated breath, but early reactions have generally been pretty positive. You can read a Miitomo review roundup right here. And after a somewhat successful launch in Japan, the hotly anticipated app is now available for download in the U.S. More →

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Miitomo Release Date

Nintendo’s first iOS and Android app launches in the U.S. on March 31st

By on March 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Nintendo’s first iOS and Android app launches in the U.S. on March 31st

Nintendo’s first smartphone app is coming west. On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that Miitomo will launch in the United States on Thursday, March 31st. That will also mark the two week anniversary of the social app releasing in Japan, where it managed to rack up over one million downloads in just three days. More →

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Nintendo NX Controller Leaked Photos

Leaked Nintendo NX photos reveal a strange, buttonless controller

By on March 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM.

Leaked Nintendo NX photos reveal a strange, buttonless controller

More evidence supporting a Nintendo NX controller leak appeared online today as a Reddit user called perkele37 shared high-quality images of what he claims to be the controller for Nintendo’s next-gen console. The controller in the image has an oblong shape and appears to feature a touchscreen in place of buttons. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Production Ending

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

By on March 23, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

After spending three-and-a-half years languishing at the bottom of the market, the Wii U is finally being put to rest. That’s according to a report published by Japan’s Nikkei on Tuesday, which claims that Nintendo will cease production of the ill-fated console before the end of 2016, perhaps in preparation for the rumored NX console.

Hours later, Nintendo responded to the report by denying it out of hand, saying that it wasn’t an official report from the company. According to Nintendo, “production is scheduled to continue” in the coming months.

But whether or not the report is completely accurate, it begs an interesting question about the future of the company: Is the next home console Nintendo’s last chance to compete with the PS4, Xbox One, PC and VR?

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Nintendo Miitomo Early Reactions

Here’s what everyone’s saying about Nintendo’s first iOS and Android game, Miitomo

By on March 17, 2016 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s what everyone’s saying about Nintendo’s first iOS and Android game, Miitomo

Everyone who said Nintendo would never make a smartphone app has finally been proven wrong. This week, Nintendo launched Miitomo — a social app for iOS and Android — in Japan. With Miitomo, users are able to create their own personalized Mii avatars and then connect with friends from Facebook and Twitter by answering questions, commenting on statuses and sharing pictures of their avatars. More →

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3DNes Emulator

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

By on March 9, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

Have you ever tried to go back and replay classic games from previous generations? Whether they hold up or not, it’s often difficult to adjust your expectations accordingly, especially when we live in a world where massive, open world games are the norm and the virtual reality revolution is just weeks away.

But the 2D classics of yore aren’t being left behind entirely.

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