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Nintendo Hits Snooze On Plan To Introduce A Sleep Tracking Device

nintendo snooze Back in October 2014, went off on a health tangent Nintendo announced plans to develop a sleep and fatigue tacking app that would customer improve their slumber time. Nothing much had been heard about the project since, until yesterday, that is, when the Japanese games giant confirmed it had been put to sleep indefinitely. Read More

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February 5th

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Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character (and it BETTER be Mario…)

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When Nintendo unveiled its first smartphone app last year, gamers were disappointed, to say the least. Rather than port a 2D Mario game to iOS and Android or build a brand new experience around one of its famous characters, Nintendo opted to create a social messaging application called Miitomo.

It wasn't what fans were expecting, but a new report hints that the next app will be more in line with what the Nintendo faithful would want from the company.

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Jacob Siegal

February 3rd

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Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character (and it BETTER be Mario…)

Nintendo Smartphone Game Mario Zelda

When Nintendo unveiled its first smartphone app last year, gamers were disappointed, to say the least. Rather than port a 2D Mario game to iOS and Android or build a brand new experience around one of its famous characters, Nintendo opted to create a social messaging application called Miitomo.

It wasn't what fans were expecting, but a new report hints that the next app will be more in line with what the Nintendo faithful would want from the company.

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Jacob Siegal

February 3rd

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Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character (and it BETTER be Mario…)

Nintendo Smartphone Game Mario Zelda

When Nintendo unveiled its first smartphone app last year, gamers were disappointed, to say the least. Rather than port a 2D Mario game to iOS and Android or build a brand new experience around one of its famous characters, Nintendo opted to create a social messaging application called Miitomo.

It wasn't what fans were expecting, but a new report hints that the next app will be more in line with what the Nintendo faithful would want from the company.

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Jacob Siegal

February 3rd

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Nintendo: Our second iPhone game will feature a ‘very familiar’ character

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When Nintendo first announced that it would finally be launching an iPhone game, it’s safe to say, many of we children of the 90’s got a little excited. Sadly, excitement turned to bemusement once the company revealed it would be launching a weird game called Miitomo, which wasn’t exactly a game, but rather a social network.

Following its disappointing Q4 results, Nintendo has confirmed that its second title would include a “very familiar character”, and won’t be another social network attempt. It did, however, stop short of confirming exactly which character we’re going to see.

“The second game won’t be another communication app, and we plan to adopt one of our characters that fans are very familiar with,” Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said.

While we can only hope that Nintendo releases iOS versions of Mario Karts, Donkey Kong and Zelda, it’s being predicted by analysts that the company’s smartphone games will tie in with its next rumored physical console. Dubbed the Nintendo NX, it’s predicted that the iPhone/iPad titles will combine somehow with the NX games, blurring the line between mobile and console gaming.

With Sony and Microsoft dominating the console sales market with their respective PS4 and Xbox One consoles, Nintendo needs to adjust its strategy, especially after seeing its profits drop a massive 36% last quarter. Bridging the gap between smartphones and consoles with a new set of mobile games could help the company create a stronger ecosystem, but it’s unlikely to directly bring in any major revenue for the gaming giant. Analysts predict Nintendo will avoid an aggressive in-app purchasing strategy in order to keep its long-standing fans happy.

Eventually, Nintendo will see mobile gaming as a ‘pillar’ of its company. But until the first true game arrives on iPhone we’re yet to see if its attempts at taking on the mobile gaming industry will be successful.


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February 3rd

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The Game Boy Macro 

Anthony Thomas will take your old Nintendo DS, rip off its top screen, move the speakers, clean things up, paint it and turn it into something way cooler: a Game Boy Macro, an unofficial, over-sized brother to Nintendo’s actual (and wonderful) Game Boy Micro.

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January 18th

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The Directional Pad on This Retro NES Bluetooth Speaker Really Works

8Bitdo is probably best known for its Bluetooth gaming controllers, including the NES30 that paid homage to Nintendo’s original 8-bit console. But the company is now expanding its catalog with a new Bluetooth speaker that longtime gamers will find equally hard to resist.

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January 15th

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Nintendo files touchscreen gamepad patent

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When it comes to generating buzz, video game giant Nintendo has been doing so by keeping mum about what's under development, but its recent patent filing has some speculating that touchscreen technology is coming to a gamepad near them.

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December 16th

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‘Doom’ creators made a PC version of Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1990, here’s what it looked like

Video Of Super Mario Bros 3 PC Port

Though the original Super Mario Bros. is arguably the most iconic video game ever released, Super Mario Bros. 3 remains a classic in its own right. The graphics were next-level for the NES and the gameplay itself was and still is incredibly fun and addictive. Even today, a full 25 years after its release, you can fire up Super Mario Bros 3. and gleefully spend hours upon hours traversing through an exciting and frustrating maze of creatively designed levels. If you stroll into any video game store that sells old NES games, it's a safe bet that Super Mario Bros. 3 will be the most expensive title available.

I'm old enough to remember when Super Mario Bros. 3 was released - you know, back when video games were sold in boxes slightly bigger than your average VHS tape - and can attest that the game was an immediate hit and lived up to the immense schoolyard hype that accompanied its release. Not surprisingly, the title was deservedly ranked as the best video game of all time by IGN. If you're as fond of the game as I am, well, you're going to love this little slice of previously little-known video game history.

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Yoni Heisler

December 15th

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Rare Nintendo ‘PlayStation’ prototype exists, and can still play games

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In what is likely one the most obscure and fascinating stories in video game history, Sony back in 1988 signed off on a deal whereby it would provide Nintendo with CD-ROM drives for the SNES. The thinking at the time was that the SNES, in addition to being able to play standard cartridges, would also be able to run disc-based games via Sony's CD-ROM technology.

Ultimately, a contract dispute over money and various licensing issues killed the partnership, but not before 200 prototype units of the hybrid device, dubbed the "PlayStation" or "Super Disc", were manufactured. This past July, a Reddit user posted a rare photo of the device after discovering it in his dad's possession. Naturally, many commenters were quick to call it a fake.

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Yoni Heisler

November 9th

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