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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Mario Kart Mad Max Fury Road Mashup

Mario Kart: Fury Road is the most essential mashup trailer of the year

By on May 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Mario Kart: Fury Road is the most essential mashup trailer of the year

Are you ready to see the best mashup of 2015? It’s subtle, it’s brilliant and it’s one of those things that you’ll never get out of your head after you watch it. Kris Sundberg, a VFX artist who worked on films such as Divergent and Into the Storm, has remade the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer with Mario Kart visual effects, and I think I’ve watched it a dozen times already. More →

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Nintendo Hires Doug Bowser VP Of Sales

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

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

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

This is even better than the former Apple employee named Sam Sung. Nintendo this week announced that it’s hired a new vice president of sales named Doug Bowser whose last name just happens to be the same name of the iconic villain from Super Mario Bros. Nintendo is fully aware of how funny this is, which is why its press release emphasized that Bowser “brings decades of experience, not fire breath, to his new role.” More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Plans

Nintendo’s E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 13, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

Nintendo’s E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

After teasing us with a cryptic tweet earlier this week, Nintendo revealed its E3 2015 plans on Wednesday, from when we can watch the next Digital Event to how fans outside of E3 can participate in the festivities.

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Nintendo Universal Theme Parks

Nintendo attractions are coming to a Universal theme park near you

By on May 7, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Nintendo attractions are coming to a Universal theme park near you

Nintendo hasn’t given its fans much to be excited about over the past few months, but following the surprise announcement of a full-year profit on Thursday, the video game company revealed that it would be entering into a partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring Nintendo-based attractions to theme parks the world over. More →

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Preview
Splatoon Preview

Splatoon preview: The Wii U has its GoldenEye

By on May 6, 2015 at 7:31 PM.

Splatoon preview: The Wii U has its GoldenEye

It has been 11 months since I last played Splatoon. At the time, I couldn’t quite grasp its appeal. A first-person, action-packed shooter for the Wii U aimed at kids didn’t sounds like something I’d rush out to buy on launch day, but Nintendo clearly has a lot of faith in this new IP, so I decided to give it another shot at a big Splatoon event the developer held in NYC on Wednesday. More →

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Mario Kart 8 200cc

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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iPhone 6 Gaming Nintendo

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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