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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 […]

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    Nintendo is Bringing Mario to the iOS With Super Mario Run

    It started with Miitomo, and it kinda continued with the Niantic-developed Pokémon Go, but now consider the tap wide open. Nintendo is going full steam ahead into smartphone apps with their leading man with Super Mario Run, an upcoming game for iOS announced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at the Apple iPhone 7 press conference today. […]

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    The Super Nintendo Came to North America This Week 25 Years Ago

    August 23, 1991 was quite a day. Not only did the World Wide Web become accessible to the public, that was the day Nintendo brought their Super Famicom console to North America as the Super Nintendo. Nintendo had been involved with gaming since the early ’80s with the handheld Game & Watch console before establishing […]

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    Fan-Made Pokémon Game Gets Shut Down by Nintendo

    After nine years of development by just two people, Pokémon Uranium came out last week — and disappeared almost as fast. Of course, Pokémon Uranium wasn’t made by official Pokémon developers Game Freak, nor did Nintendo have any hand in it. It was a fan-made game, although one as fully fleshed out as a main Pokémon title. These fan-made games […]