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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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    The NES Classic Edition Console Will Be In Stock At Best Buy Tomorrow

    Since its limited release in November, it’s been nearly impossible to buy the NES Classic outside of paying an enormous premium for one on eBay. The consoles have been popping up around stores here and there throughout the holiday season, and they’ve been consistently leaving vacant shelves in their wake within the span of a […]

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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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    A Third Version of Pokémon Sun and Moon is Likely Coming to Nintendo Switch

    If you, like me, decided to hold off on buying Pokémon Sun or Moon for the Nintendo 3DS in the hopes that the games would eventually come to the Nintendo Switch, you’re being partially vindicated today. Eurogamer is reporting that a third version of the game, known for now as Pokémon Stars, is in development for Nintendo’s new console. If true, […]

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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 […]

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    Did This Week’s Pokémon Go News Really Send Nintendo’s Stock Tumbling?

    The Pokémon Go story keeps getting stranger. This week, it’s been widely reported that Nintendo’s stock has plummeted since they discussed in a call with investors that Nintendo does not make or have full ownership of the massively popular mobile game. The stock did indeed plummet (although not even close to below where it was before Pokémon Go was […]

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    Pokemon Go is Finally Available in the U.S.A. on iOS and Android

    After a limited release in Australia and New Zealand, it’s finally here — Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that populates the real world with Pokémon, is out in the United States for iOS and Android. The choice between Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander has never been more personal. So, how is it being a real-world Pokémon trainer? Well, I’ll […]

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    Hyperkin’s Smart Boy Transforms a Smartphone into a Game Boy

    I know we’ve said it before — April Fools’ Day is now less about jokes and more about pitching ridiculous ideas to see if there’s actually a market for them (we’re hoping this is true with YouTube and SnoopaVision). Gaming accessory maker Hyperkin teased a Game Boy case that could actually work with old Game Boy […]