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    Nintendo Has Abruptly Discontinued the NES Classic

    What was apparently only intended as a holiday surprise for Nintendo fans is now off the (official) market for good. Late last week, Nintendo announced that they are discontinuing the wildly popular NES Classic, leaving everyone who wanted to get their hands on one scrambling for eBay. The NES Classic was a smaller version of […]

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    The Nintendo Switch is at the Heart of Another Bendgate

    The Nintendo Switch has been a success story so far, but there have been bumps in the road. At launch, the console was beset by complaints that the left Joy-Con controller tended to disconnect or lag — something that Nintendo eventually responded to by repairing affected units. Well, it sounds like Nintendo might have some more […]

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    Super Mario Run is Finally Available on Android

    Nintendo’s big break into smartphone gaming, Super Mario Run, is no longer exclusive to iOS. The app landed on Google Play yesterday, alongside an iOS update that makes more of the game free to play. The Android version is identical to the iOS version, which includes pricing — like before, a short part of the beginning of […]

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    Nintendo Switch Review

    It’s been about a week since Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/home console, the Switch, shipped out. One of many units came to my doorstep, and since then, I’ve been playing it as much as this job allows me to (so, more than I should, but let’s keep that between us). The pressure was on for Nintendo coming […]

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    Netflix and Hulu Could Come to the Nintendo Switch

    From the beginning, Nintendo has made it clear that the Switch was intended neither as a tablet nor as a direct competitor to the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. That makes sense — Nintendo is still a games company, and they’ve long been more concerned with making fun games than with having the most power […]

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    13 Big Hits and Misses for Nintendo Over the Years

    A lot of us (full disclosure: me included) got a package last weekend or headed to the nearest store that does video games — the Switch, Nintendo’s latest video game console, is here. It’s not in the Guinness Book of World Records (I guess, I didn’t check), but if there was a record for most […]

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    Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Smartphone Game Gets Delayed By a Couple Months

    Shortly after the announcement of their first smartphone app, Miitomo, Nintendo announced that they would continue their push into smartphone games with entries into the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing series, keeping Super Mario Run a secret until the iPhone 7 announcement. Both games were pushed back to give Super Mario Run the spotlight, and now the Animal Crossing game will […]

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    A Special Edition Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL is Coming Next Month

    The good Pokémon news keeps rolling in. Yesterday we heard about a new mobile game hitting iOS and Android, and now we’re seeing this adorable special edition Pikachu 3DS XL that is indeed coming to North America (hey, we miss out on a lot of cool Nintendo swag over here). The larger edition of Nintendo’s existing […]

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    Another Fan-Made Pokémon Game Gets Shut Down by Nintendo

    Like the fan-made Pokémon Uranium game earlier this year, the fan-made ROM mod Pokémon Prism is getting the cease-and-desist treatment. Days before it was scheduled to be released on Sunday, Nintendo has sent the creators a legal notice, and the website for the game has now been taken down. Unlike Pokémon Uranium before it, Prism was not a standalone game but […]

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    Super Mario Run Leaps to 40 Million Downloads in Just Four Days

    Turns out that day one total of 2.85 million downloads was nothing. Per a press release in Japanese directly from Nintendo, Super Mario Run was downloaded a stunning 40 million times in the four days after its launch on December 15. That’s far more than what Pokémon Go had in its launch window, although that game had a staggered […]

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    Super Mario Run Was Downloaded 2.85 Million Times on Its First Day

    After a surprise reveal at the iPhone 7 announcement, Super Mario Run, the first Mario game made for mobile devices, arrived on iOS yesterday. And, what a debut it was — the game blew past Pokémon Go‘s day one downloads, notching 2,850,000 copies downloaded to Pokémon Go‘s 900,000. In the world of smartphones, Mario’s already off to the races. […]

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    Mamma Mia! Nintendo Land is Coming to Universal Studios

    If you’ve ever wanted to a place to murder mushrooms, break bricks with your head, and hop down enormous green pipes, Universal Studios and Nintendo are about to make all those dreams come true. In a joint press release earlier today, the amusement park chain and the video game giant announced a partnership that will […]

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    Nintendo is Reviving the Power Line for the NES Classic Launch

    In July, we started getting hyped for a blast from Nintendo’s past. The company announced they would be re-releasing their old NES console, Nintendo’s ’80s home gaming breakthrough, in a smaller box preloaded with 30 NES games. Well, this Friday is the big launch day, and Nintendo is celebrating with more than just the console. […]

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    Super Mario Run for iOS Will Have a Free Trial, With a Fee to Unlock the Whole Game

    When Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance at the iPhone 7 launch, he revealed Nintendo’s biggest foray into smartphone gaming yet with Super Mario Run. It won’t be Nintendo’s first smartphone app — that was Miitomo (Nintendo was financially involved in, but did not make, Pokémon Go) — but it’ll probably become their most downloaded and played for some time to […]