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.
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.
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?
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 →
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 →
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 →
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?
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 →
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.
In celebration of the release of Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U, Nintendo has collaborated with Google to bring Link, the hero from The Legend of Zelda franchise, to Google Maps. In order to find him, just head to the browser version of Google Maps and look in the bottom right corner. Pegman, the small, yellow figure, has been replaced with the savior of Hyrule. More →
Nintendo faces an interesting dilemma. If it waits too long to release a new console, everyone will just wait to see what Sony and Microsoft do to follow up the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On the other hand, if Nintendo jumps the gun, it could find itself in the middle of a war with some unexpectedly expensive VR hardware.