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  • Six reasons to be hyped for the Nintendo Switch (and four reasons to worry)

    Six reasons to be hyped for the Nintendo Switch (and four reasons to worry)

    Yesterday saw the introduction — after many leaks and rumors — of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s next game console. It isn’t due to arrive until March of next year, which is infinitely frustrating because it looks amazing for several reasons, not all of them obvious. Here’s why I’m more excited about the Switch than for any Nintendo product in a long time. Read More

  • Everything we suddenly know about Nintendo’s crazy new console, the Switch

    We first learned that Nintendo was working on a new console (codenamed “NX”) over a year and a half ago. Since then, though, they’ve said pretty much nothing. Nintendo broke their silence this morning with a 3 minute preview trailer packed with details. In 3 minutes, we went from knowing nothing to knowing a whole friggin’ lot. Here’s everything we now know. Read More

  • Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo finally unveiled the successor to the Wii U and 3DS — the Nintendo Switch. Interestingly, Nintendo won’t just be showing off its own games before the release. In the press release, the company announced that it has partnered with most of the big video game companies. For once, Nintendo wants to partner with third-party developers in a big way. While many video game… Read More

  • This is Nintendo’s next gaming console, the Nintendo Switch

    This is Nintendo’s next gaming console, the Nintendo Switch

    After over a year of secrecy and wild rumors, here it is: Nintendo’s next home gaming system, the Nintendo Switch (previously codenamed the NX.) Nintendo released this preview trailer this morning. Though they officially confirmed that they were working on a new console way back in March of 2015, this is the first glimpse they’ve actually released. As rumored, the system appears to… Read More

  • Nintendo added $1.36 billion in market cap after Nintendo NX teaser

    Nintendo added $1.36 billion in market cap after Nintendo NX teaser

    In just a few minutes, Nintendo will unveil (update: meet the Nintendo Switch) the first official teaser for the Nintendo NX, the company’s next flagship console. While the console isn’t supposed to come out until March 2017, people are excited — including investors. A few minutes after Nintendo teased the NX preview on Twitter, Nintendo’s shares jumped. The company… Read More

  • Nintendo says it will preview the Nintendo NX tomorrow

    Nintendo says it will preview the Nintendo NX tomorrow

    At long last, it seems like Nintendo is ready to talk about their next gaming console. Nintendo hasn’t said much about the upcoming gaming platform to date, beyond confirming the “Nintendo NX” codename, calling it a “brand-new concept”, and promising that it would be released in March 2017. According to a tweet from Nintendo’s official Twitter account… Read More

  • Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a lovely piece of self-contained 80s nostalgia

    Nintendo’s got a gift for repurposing. In the 30+ years since it was first released, the NES and its beloved range of intellectual properties have been repackaged in just about every way imaginable – and heck, even that system’s most beloved protagonist was on-loan from a platformer about a giant ape with a princess-stealing problem. Mind, none of this is a criticism, really. Read More

  • Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

    Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

    Nintendo has further taken the wraps off the must-have gaming gadget of the holidays — which is to say, the one we’re all buying ourselves as soon as it’s available. An aggressively retro-themed video released today visually demonstrates three of the the NES Mini’s features. Brace yourself, it’s about to get real nerdy in here. Read More

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokémon

    Pokémon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokémon

    The new Pokémon Sun and Moon games are still a couple of months away, with a release date set for November 18, but the news keeps trickling out about its new Pokémon and features. The new Pokémon revealed today include version specific creatures for each of the two games, and new evolutions that differ in Sun and Moon as well. Plus, a new in-game feature lets you show your Pokémon a… Read More

  • Apple and Nintendo are bringing Super Mario to an iPhone near you

    Apple just announced that it is working with Nintendo to deliver a new game on the App Store called “Super Mario Run.” As the name implies, Super Mario Run is a runner game – think “Temple Run” – that lets you tap to jump, and tap longer to jump higher. The longer you run, the more coins you collect, and you simply finish the race by getting to the flag at… Read More

  • Nintendo’s NX console said to ditch discs and go back to cartridges

    Nintendo’s NX console said to ditch discs and go back to cartridges

    Nintendo wants to harken back to its heydays with the new, unreleased Nintendo NX console in more ways than one: A new WSJ report says it’ll use cartridges in place of discs, which have been standard on the game company’s home consoles since the introduction of the GameCube in 2001. Cartridges are still in common use elsewhere in the Nintendo console lineup – it’s… Read More

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