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  • This guy built a travel dock for his Nintendo Switch and I want one

    This guy built a travel dock for his Nintendo Switch and I want one

    I love my Switch — but man, do I wish Nintendo offered a more compact dock for travelers. Something that fits into a suitcase without getting crushed or taking up way more space than it needs, but still lets me hook up to a TV while I’m on the road. This guy built his own. Read More

  • Wavedash raises $6 million for its platform fighting game

    Wavedash raises $6 million for its platform fighting game

    Hearkening back to the old days of iconic Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros, Wavedash Games has raised $6 million for a vision of platform fighting games as the next big thing in social gaming. Taking platform fighter games beyond the game console, the Oakland, Calif.-based company is looking to popularize the genre and bring the one-on-one fighter concept to the same level as a title… Read More

  • Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

    Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

    Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the 3D, with a smaller physical footprint for more portability, but with the same size dual displays you’ll find on the 3DS XL. The new console has a wallet-friendly $149.99 price tag that’s likely to attract some fence-sitting 3DS fans. Read More

  • A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

    A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

    Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. Read More

  • Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switches, expects to sell around 10M next year

    Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switches, expects to sell around 10M next year

    Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switches to date, the first official number released by the company by way of its FY 2016 earnings report, released on Thursday. The total hardware units sold have also led to decent game sales – 5.46 million total across the library, but Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be the only real breakout hit for the console with 2.76 million Switch units sold… Read More

  • Game over, man! The NES Classic is discontinued planet-wide

    Game over, man! The NES Classic is discontinued planet-wide

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. The NES Classic Edition (it went by several names, but you know what I mean) was the must-have item of the holidays and pretty much ever since, owing to short supply of the compact retro gaming console. And Nintendo just confirmed that it was indeed ending production of the device in Europe, the last region they were still officially available. Read More

  • Farewell, NES Classic Edition

    Farewell, NES Classic Edition

    Nintendo had a bonafide – and apparent surprise – hit on its hands with the NES Classic Edition. But like all good things, its time is done. This afternoon, the company confirmed with TechCrunch that, “Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year.” It’s not… Read More

  • Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and new color, standalone Switch dock

    Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and new color, standalone Switch dock

    Nintendo will offer a special battery grip accessory for its Joy-Con controller accessory, which will be offered in sets of two and add more life to the already considerable 20-hour runtime of the Joy-Cons using their built-in power. Nintendo is also going to add a new color option for Joy-Cons, a Neon Yellow that will make sure everyone knows you’re using a Switch and can’t… Read More