Nintendo

  • Games And Virtual Reality Likely To Take Center Stage At E3 2014

    Games And Virtual Reality Likely To Take Center Stage At E3 2014

    This year’s E3 gaming expo in LA is set to kick off today, with Sony and Microsoft keynotes scheduled for mid-day and this evening, and Nintendo set to show off its news tomorrow. All indications suggest we’ll see a software- and games-heavy E3, given that almost everyone involved has recently introduced major updates to their hardware lineups, including last year’s Xbox One… Read More

  • Watch Nintendo’s Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    Watch Nintendo’s Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    For the second year in a row, Nintendo is not holding a traditional press conference. The company is forgoing the usual dog and pony show for a live Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Because, after all, highly skilled gamers are a better advertising event than watching aging executives announce upcoming titles. Read More

  • Nintendo Denies Rumor Of Upcoming Android, iOS App

    Nintendo Denies Rumor Of Upcoming Android, iOS App

    A report yesterday caused Nintendo fans to sit at attention. According to the Nikkei, Nintendo was preparing an Android and iOS app to demo its games. While this app wouldn’t bring full versions of Mario to smartphones, it was widely viewed as a start of something big. Well, bad news. It’s not happening. Nintendo is apparently content living in the past. The company released a… Read More

  • Nintendo May Go Mobile This Year (But Not In The Way We’d All Like)

    Nintendo May Go Mobile This Year (But Not In The Way We’d All Like)

    OMG! Mario on iOS! Not! According to a brief in Japan’s Nikkei (translated by TC writer Serkan Toto), Nintendo will announce plans to use Android and iOS as marketing vehicles, allowing Link, Mario, and the various and sundry Pokemen to appear on mobile devices to promote the company’s games. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lockitron, Nintendo, Google’s Smart Contacts, And Nest

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lockitron, Nintendo, Google’s Smart Contacts, And Nest

    It’s been a big week for smart things. Coming off the heels of CES, this week we learned that Lockitron hasn’t been shipping the majority of their smart lock pre-orders, Nintendo hasn’t been selling many Wii Us, that Google has been building smart contact lenses and buying smart thermostat companies, and that our dear Chris Velazco is leaving us. It may not be the… Read More

  • Nintendo Confirms Wii U Has Flopped, Slashes Sales Forecast By ~70%

    Nintendo Confirms Wii U Has Flopped, Slashes Sales Forecast By ~70%

    Nintendo has confirmed what we knew already: its unhappy controller/console combo, the Wii U, is a flop. The company said hardware sales of the Wii U had failed to reach its target during the year-end, pushing it into a third consecutive annual loss, Reuters reports. Read More

  • What I Want For Christmas From Each Major Tech Company Next Year

    What I Want For Christmas From Each Major Tech Company Next Year

    Here’s my wish list. I realize it’s too late for this year, but I’m hoping the companies are already planning for next year, and this way they have all of 2014 to deliver. Many of these are pretty big asks, I admit, but the companies in question have pretty deep pockets and access to world-class resources. So how about let’s all deliver. Read More

  • YouTube Finally Lands On The 3DS

    YouTube Finally Lands On The 3DS

    In case you do not have access to your smartphone, computer, tablet, smart TV, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee Box, PS Vita or any of the other countless connected devices, you can now watch YouTube on a Nintendo 3DS. Nearly 2 years after its launch, the 3DS now has a YouTube app. The top screen plays back the video while the bottom serves up touchscreen controls. The shoulder buttons control navigation… Read More

  • Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu, one of three bigreasons why you should probably cut the cable soon, has today announced that it will provide access to its library of streamable TV shows and movies to Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS owners. According to the official blog post, Hulu and Nintendo worked together to provide a solid experience across the various handheld gaming devices, one that… Read More

  • Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo has a rhythm that’s predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways. The new Nintendo 2DS is no exception to that rule, but it is remarkable in that it’s a bit of a backtrack for the company, which takes the marquee feature out of its 3DS… Read More