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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 […]

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    The Upcoming Pokémon Go Augmented Reality Mobile Game is Getting a Wearable

    So, shooting straight, wearable tech isn’t doing all that great. A handful of fitness trackers have carved out a niche for themselves, and the Apple Watch is maybe (or maybe not, hard to say) doing alright, but smartwatches in general are languishing and a lot of those fitness trackers end up in junk drawers. In […]

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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

    Two years after it was first teased at E3 2014, the latest installment in the Zelda franchise finally has a title. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game we’ll see for both the Wii U and the upcoming NX console next March, and it was playable this year at E3 2016. The Breath of […]

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    Those Vans x Nintendo Sneakers Are Available for This Month Only

    The Vans x Nintendo sneaker collection we heard about last month is here, and sure enough, it’s a limited edition collection. Sounds like we have until the end of the month to get in on what Vans has to offer, so the Super Mario music isn’t starting to play faster just yet. In last week’s […]

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    Pokémon Fans Rally to Protest Pikachu’s Name Change

    Nintendo just can’t stop getting blowback when it comes to translation and localization. They riled up some United States gamers earlier this year by omitting controversial content in a handful of 3DS games published in the west, and now they’re facing a protest in Hong Kong over the the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon releases. There’s […]

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    Hello Kitty and My Melody Costumes are Coming to Mario Maker

    Mario Maker is one of the best games on the Wii U, and we acknowledge that that is both commentary on how rad Mario Maker is and how few standout games the Wii U has. But, even if the Wii U catalog was the greatest ever, the newest addition to the custom level creator would launch the […]

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    Nintendo is Planning on Making Anime Films

    It’s a very good day for Nintendo fans. Nintendo Co Ltd is in talks with several global production companies about expanding its video content business, into movie production, said Tatsumi Kimishima, president of the Japanese videogame maker. He said this was part of a strategical move to expand the brand’s character business and global gaming population. This […]

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    24 Geeky Eye Makeup Design Masterpieces

    Makeup is generally not considered to be one of the great art forms, but after taking a look at the eye makeup designs below, you might just change your mind! Pull out your brushes and get your canvas (or your face) ready — we’re going to go through the best geeky eye makeup the internet has […]

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    Nintendo 2DS is About to Drop in Price to Just $80

    The cheaper, non-3D version of the Nintendo 3DS is getting its second price cut since its 2013 release. Nintendo has confirmed that next week, the Nintendo 2DS will go down to $80 from $100. As before, the 2DS will come with a free download of Mario Kart 7, making the 2DS a pretty great value buy. […]

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    Pokémon Sun and Moon Introduces Three Adorable New Characters

    After Nintendo announced the seventh generation of Pokémon back in February in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon titles for the 3DS, we’ve been waiting patiently to see what decision we’re going to be faced with this time. In a Nintendo Direct yesterday, we had our questions answered — meet Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio. As usual, we’ll have […]

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    Vans and Nintendo Team Up for the Retro Mashup of Your Dreams

    Let’s not mince words — Nintendo’s hard up for cash. Sales are down, profits are down, and the Wii U has been enough of a flop that Nintendo already has its successor ready for release next spring. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that we’ve been getting way more officially licensed Nintendo merch than before. Nintendo […]

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    Nintendo Confirms the NX and the New Legend of Zelda for March 2017

    If you’re a Nintendo fan, we’ve got a glimmer of good news and a whole lot of bad. In an unexpected news dump on Twitter last night, Nintendo revealed that its upcoming console, codenamed the NX, is slated for a March 2017 release and that the new Legend of Zelda game has been delayed to coincide […]

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    Cooking Mama Gets Her Own Delicious Line of Apparel

    The Nintendo DS/3DS has given us many heroes and heroines over the years, possibly none greater than master chef and noted PETA rival Cooking Mama. She’s cooked up five DS games, two Wii games, and now she’s getting her very own (very belated) clothing line! Zoo Clothing, a Canadian retailer, has been carrying a Cooking […]

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    A Female Link Might Be an Option in the Next Legend of Zelda Game

    Nintendo’s always been a tight-lipped company, but even for them, the silence around the next Legend of Zelda game has been on par with Link’s — the company has offered next to no details about the upcoming game since first showing it off at E3 2014. After delays, the thinking goes that we’ll see more at this year’s E3, […]

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    Designing a Real Pistol to Look Like a Duck Hunt Gun is a Really Bad Idea

    It’s a good thing for the Duck Hunt Dog that this wasn’t made back in the ’80s. Precision Syndicate LLC, which from their Facebook page appears to be some sort of firearm customization company (“Machine Services and Manufacturing, Cad/Cam and Prototyping,” says the description), recently shared a bit of their handiwork — a customized (real) pistol […]

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    24k Gold-Plated NES is the Most Expensive Way to Play Duck Hunt

    They were gone too soon, but the memories will remain. This (extremely) limited edition custom 24k gold-plated NES/SNES hybrid console is already sold out, so we’ll just to have live with the knowledge that 10 people out there own one of these things and that, maybe someday, one of them will appear on eBay. Analogue […]

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    Looks Like 2016 Could Be the End for the Wii U

    2016 looks to be a big year for Nintendo — they finally launched their smartphone initiative and their next console, codenamed the NX, is rumored to go on sale later this year. This week, reports came out that suggest the latter is true — according to Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper, Nintendo will halt production of […]

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    Nintendo Releases Their Very First Smartphone App

    A move a couple years in the making has finally happened — Nintendo has moved into mobile, and we’re not talking about the 3DS. The video game company’s first app has been released in Japan, and it should come as no surprise that it’s meant to set the foundation for years of Nintendo apps to […]

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    Nintendo 3DS Gets Redesigned To Look Like Retro SNES

    It’s bad enough that sometimes, awesome Japanese games never make it to the West. But, the worst of it might be that Japan always snags the most awesome Nintendo merch, and that’s definitely true this week. In one of their semi-regular Nintendo Direct news announcements, Nintendo showed off one of the best 3DS case designs […]