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Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be out by the end of 2015, and the company says it plans to make a total of five by March …

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Nintendo Rides At Universal Theme Parks To Become A Reality

Gamers everywhere rejoice. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts just announced that they will be creating “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds” to Universal theme parks. The agreement between these two giants is seen as a major move by Nintendo to expand the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property. Nintendo may …

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Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads

Television and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix announced the top 10 highest scoring holiday ads heading into Thanksgiving. “As is true throughout the year, advertisers develop ads based on a variety of creative strategies. During the holiday season, however, it is even more challenging to break through the clutter and to grab the attention of increasingly distracted consumers,” said …

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Pokemon Games to Include “Soaring” Mega-Evolutions

Pokemon fans are in for even more new content next month when Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire arrive on store shelves. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company this week confirmed that legendary dragon/psychic type pokemon Latios and Latias are still a part of the new remakes. Normally Latios can be found in Omega Ruby while Latias can be caught …

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Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

The much-anticipated Mario Kart 8 hit stores yesterday, and it’s already seeing tons of high praise. The latest installment, which is only available on the Wii U, includes 32 racetracks (16 new, 16 repurposed classics), 30 different drivers, and 26 vehicles to choose from. This 8th version of the game most definitely expands the Mario Kart universe, including new items …

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‘Mario Kart 8’ Informational Video Released

Mario fans only have one more month to wait until Mario Kart 8 hits the stores, and to get them even more pumped, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct video. The video covers some exciting news, including word of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, new characters and items, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy …

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Super Mario Bros. Theme Sounds Good On Just About Anything

What’s the most iconic video game song ever composed? If you ever played an NES, you’re likely to say the music that plays in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. The ditty has become so synonymous with Mario that Nintendo continues to use the song in Mario games to this day. While Nintendo may be remixing and reusing the song …

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Nintendo Finally Lower The Price On Select 3DS Games

Nintendo has a reputation for never lowering the prices of their first party titles. During the Wii and DS days, it took them years to finally release “Player’s Choice” versions of some earlier titles thus effectively dropping the price to $20. There were still many older games that were retailing for $50 though. With the 3DS, it looked like Nintendo …

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Nintendo Is Bringing Tomodachi Life To The U.S.

Over the past few years, one of the biggest performers on the DS in Japan has been the Tomodachi Collection franchise. We never got any of the titles in the U.S. before, but the latest game in the franchise is finally making its way over. Nintendo announced this morning that it’s finally bringing the Tomodachi Collection franchise to the U.S. …

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NES Remix 2 Gets New Mode Inspired By Nintendo World Championships

One of the rarest Nintendo games of all time is the Nintendo World Championships cartridge handed out to the winners of the competition in 1990. The cartridge contained levels from Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris and would track the scores from all three games over the course of 6 minutes and 21 seconds. While it’s all but impossible …

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New Super Smash Bros. To Appeal To Core And Casual Fans Alike

Super Smash Bros. is an interesting beast. It has to appeal to its core fanbase that plays it like a fighter while still appealing to those who play it like a party game. Super Smash Bros. Melee heavily appealed to the former while Super Smash Bros. Brawl heavily appealed to the latter. With the latest game, Nintendo is working to …

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Game Boy Advance Games Come To Wii U In This Week’s Nintendo Download

Nintendo promised and it delivered. Game Boy Advance games are finally on the virtual console. The only downside is that the games are only available on the Wii U. It makes much more sense to have them on the 3DS, but we gotta take what we can get. Speaking of Game Boy Advance games, this week sees the release of …

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Mario Kart 8 To Feature New Items, New Courses And Live Music

Mario Kart isn’t exactly what gamers would call a revolutionary series. Each game in the franchise knows what it is and doesn’t deviate far from that. The last truly innovative Mario Kart was Double Dash on the Gamecube, and it looks like Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U will be following in its footsteps. No, unfortunately the tag team …

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Kirby Triple Deluxe Inspires Pink 2DS In Europe

Nintendo loves to release special hardware in tandem with software. Just last month, it released a special Yoshi-themed 3DS to go along with the release of Yoshi’s New Island. Now it’s doing the same for Kirby Triple Deluxe, but only for Europe. Nintendo of Europe announced today that Kirby Triple Deluxe will be launching in Europe on May 16. It …

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Six Mega Man Games Coming To 3DS In May

Capcom may not be making any new Mega Man games anytime soon, but the company is no stranger to milking older games in the franchise. It’s already released all the NES Mega Man games on the Wii U and 3DS virtual console, and now it’s working its way through the Game Boy Mega Man games. Starting in May, Capcom will …

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Disney Magical World Looks Absolutely Delightful

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of pretty much everything Disney cranks out. I’m even willing to do away with my masculinity in exchange for a photo op with the Disney princesses. Thanks to Nintendo, however, I can now indulge in my Disney fantasy without leaving the house and, more importantly, exposing myself to the judgmental eyes of society. …

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Were There Really This Many SNES Games?

Back in January, YouTuber NicksplosionFX compiled every single NES game opening into a single video. As expected, it was nearly 3 hours long and featured 709 titles. You would think its successor – the SNES – would have fewer games, but you’d be wrong. NicksplosionFX is back with the openings for every single game released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment …

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Here Are The GBA Games Coming To The Wii U In April

Last month, Nintendo announced that Gameboy Advance games would finally be coming to the virtual console. Oddly enough, however, the games would be appearing on the Wii U instead of the 3DS. Despite that one odd decision, Nintendo has a great lineup of GBA classics that fans won’t want to ignore. Starting April 3, Nintendo will start releasing at least …

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Mario Kart 8 Is Put Through Its Paces By The Pros

Can you be a pro at Mario Kart? Well, you might be a pro among your friends for knowing the secret to avoiding a blue shell or knowing all shortcuts in Mario Kart: Double Dash. Is that really a pro though? Is there any way to really let the world know who the best Mario Kart players are? Probably not, …

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Wii U To Get Over 50 Unity Titles, Engine Support Might Come To 3DS

Over the last few years, Unity has become one of the most prominent game engines in the industry thanks to its low cost and universal compatibility. Nintendo even gives away the engine to authorized Wii U developers to help get them started on creating indie content for the system. The handout apparently worked as Nintendo claims to have a lot …

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Pokemon Battle Trozei Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

Did you already catch ’em all in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y? Are you getting bored of your adventures in Pokemon’s version of France? If so, you might want to check out the latest Pokemon game hitting the Nintendo eShop this week. Nintendo announced that Pokemon Battle Trozei is hitting the Nintendo eShop today after being announced at the last …

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Nintendo Offers Free Trial Of Wii Sports Club

Last year, Nintendo tried its hand at free trials with a month long Wii Fit U trial that gave players the opportunity to download the title and try it for free. Now it’s starting a similar promotion for its other fitness focused title. Nintendo announced this morning that Wii Sports Club will be free to download starting March 21 at …

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Mario Golf: World Tour Redefines Water Hazard

Golf punishes players who hit balls into the water with a one stroke penalty. What happens then when the entire course is underwater? Mario Golf may have the answer. Nintendo released a new trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour today showing off the title’s new course – Cheep Cheep Lagoon. The entire course takes place underwater as players attempt to …

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Yoshi’s New Island Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

For the past month, the Nintendo Download has been pretty barren. Even major releases would be accompanied by maybe one or two more games. That finally changes this week with the the release of a major 3DS title alongside numerous eShop titles. Nintendo announced that Yoshi’s New Island will be hitting the Nintendo eShop at midnight on March 14. The …

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Nintendo Wants You To Know That Its Indie Friendly

The current generation of game consoles have forced change onto all three platform holders. One of the biggest changes is their approach to indie games. Whereas previous generations weren’t so kind, the current platforms welcome indies with open arms. The biggest turnaround in this regard came from Nintendo where it completely revamped its developer relations program to get indies on …

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Yoshi’s New Island Trailer Reminds You That March Has A Nintendo Release

March is shaping up to be a huge month for gamers. Titanfall and Dark Souls II came out today, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD comes out next week. Nintendo might be feeling a little left out, but it has its own major release in March. In a new launch trailer for Yoshi’s New Island, Nintendo wants to remind you that …

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Golf And Bloks Make Up This Week’s Nintendo Download

The Nintendo Download has been lacking in new content for the past few months. Major releases offer minor relief, but Nintendo more often than not relies on unexciting virtual console releases to pad out its release schedule. That same padding continues this week. Nintendo announced today that the Wii U’s only virtual console release this week is NES Open Tournament …

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Iwata: Nintendo Isn’t Changing Anytime Soon

Nintendo didn’t have a stellar 2013. The Wii U continues to be a disaster and the 3DS can only do so much to offset those losses. In the face of these challenges, shareholders have called on Nintendo to forsake its own hardware in favor of making games for mobile devices. While Nintendo has repeatedly said this would never happen, Nintendo …

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Nintendo Announces Yoshi-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL

With the Year of Luigi wrapping up on March 18, Nintendo needs a new mascot character to lead the way in 2014. While any one character may not get a year just devoted to them this year, Yoshi is getting some love right at the start of 2014 in celebration of his latest game. Nintendo announced this morning that it …

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Professor Layton Finds His Way Into The Nintendo Download

For the past few weeks, the Nintendo Download has been a bit on the skimpy side. That’s not going to change this week as Nintendo only has one major 3DS release and some virtual console titles. The only major release this week is Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy on February 28. This is the final Layton game in the …

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