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  • Super Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Mario Levels This September

    Super Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Mario Levels This September

    Nintendo is letting players take control of its Mario platform game building tools with Super Mario Maker, and now we know when it’ll be available: September 11, 2015. The “game” allows people to create their own levels in either Super Mario Bros 8-bit graphics, or more modern 3D style (albeit with the same mechanics underneath), and then play them instantly. During their… Read More

  • Nintendo Shows Off Star Fox Zero For Wii U With GamePad Aiming

    Nintendo Shows Off Star Fox Zero For Wii U With GamePad Aiming

    Nintendo kicked off its special ‘Digital Event’ at E3 2015 with a trailer for Star Fox Zero, the upcoming sci-fi fighter game based on Nintendo’s much-loved dogfighting title. The original Star Fox premiered on the Super Nintendo back in 1993, and its signature characters have appeared in sequels and in other games like Super Smash Brothers ever since. Star Fox Zero is the… Read More

  • Watch Nintendo’s E3 Press Event Live Right Here

    Watch Nintendo’s E3 Press Event Live Right Here

    Nintendo’s E3 press event happens at 9 AM PT today (12 PM ET), and the company is in a tough position as both Microsoft and Sony delivered solid conferences. In particular, Sony tried to break the Internet with a lengthy Last Guardian trailer, a Final Fantasy VII HD remake and a Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign. Read More

  • Splatoon Is Nintendo’s Way Forward

    Splatoon Is Nintendo’s Way Forward

    Both extremes bother me. On one hand I can’t play games like Witcher or Bloodborne with the kids in the room and I don’t want my 9-year-old playing them. On the other hand I see no value in the sloppy freemium games that seem to have infected my kids’ laptops and iPads. This mind-numbing digital pablum, usually offered as a sort of casual gaming experience – is absolute… Read More

  • Nintendo Denies Its Next-Gen Console Will Run Android

    Nintendo Denies Its Next-Gen Console Will Run Android

    Sorry, Android fans. Nintendo’s next gaming system will not be based on Android. The official word comes from a Nintendo spokesperson speaking to a Japanese report that indicated that the upcoming Nintendo NX would use Android as its operating system. Read More

  • Nintendo NX Dedicated Gaming System Could Run Android

    Nintendo NX Dedicated Gaming System Could Run Android

    Android-powered gaming systems are not the weird outlier they once were, with Nvidia shipping multiple devices that fit that general description. News from Japan’s Nikkei business news outlet now suggests Nintendo might field a device in that category, in the form of the upcoming Nintendo NX gaming system. The NX is still an enigma wrapped in a mystery, after first being revealed as… Read More

  • Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

    Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

    Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to actually provide different images to multiple viewers at the same time. The display tech would… Read More

  • Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo knows a money-maker when it sees one, and its Amiibo interactive toys are just that. The figurines are getting special editions based on their early success, and the Silver Edition variant is the first-such collector-focused cash-in. The Mario – Silver Edition Amiibo is a bit reminiscent of Metal┬áMario, but this is a plastic figure similar to the existing versions, albeit with… Read More

  • Why Games Journalism Should Update Its Thinking

    Why Games Journalism Should Update Its Thinking

    Gaming’s media is increasingly under strain from too much coverage of the same subject matter. And yet the biggest single market for games – mobile – remains very poorly covered. Isn’t it time for games journalists and outlets to update their thinking? Read More

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