A brief history of VR and AR

By the time Howard Rheingold’s “Virtual Reality” was published in 1991, the Sensorama was already a “slowly deteriorating” relic stashed away in a cabana next the pool at its invento

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom early impressions – a feast fit for a short king

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has only been out in the wild for a few days at this point, marking a mere sliver of the time players will spend unfolding Hyrule’s fresh secrets in the com

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom preview

Breath of the Wild never ends. It just sort of sputters to a halt. You spend weeks or months preparing for that final climactic battle, and when you’re ready, you go head-to-head with the giant, sha

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA launch Nintendo Systems

Back in November, Nintendo and app developer DeNA announced its joint venture company called Nintendo Systems, which is meant to help reinforce Nintendo’s business and “create value-added services

MarioGPT hints at a glorious AI-generated future where we will all play Nintendo forever

There can never be too much Mario in the world. Sure, it’s probably been a while since you played one of the original NES games, but probably because they’re so familiar. What if I told yo

Nintendo releases trailers for new Zelda and Pikmin games

Nintendo hosted a 45-minute Nintendo Direct livestream on Wednesday, revealing upcoming games and updates for the Nintendo Switch. As many players expected, Nintendo shared a trailer for the highly an

Let’s-a-go again with a new ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer

One month after Nintendo debuted its first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the company has revealed yet another trailer — this time giving fans a first look at Princess Peach and Donk

Nintendo and DeNA to establish joint venture company called Nintendo Systems

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA are forming a joint venture company called Nintendo Systems that will aim to enhance the digitization of Nintendo’s business. The joint venture builds on N

Get a load o’ this guy! (There’s a new ghost dog Pokémon called Greavard)

I cannot feasibly write a new post on TechCrunch dot com every time a new Pokémon is announced. I did skip over Bellibolt, the electric frog Pokémon that generates power from its big belly. But you

I played a sneak peek of ‘Pokémon Scarlet,’ the franchise’s first open world game

The ninth installment in the iconic franchise’s main series games, “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet” melds the best parts of “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” and “Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has a VTuber gym leader

I didn’t know we needed a VTuber Gym Leader in the Pokémon universe. Then, we met Iono. Last week, Pokémon released a 14-minute trailer about the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet games,

The Mario movie trailer is as cursed as we hoped

Nintendo shared the first trailer for the anticipated “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” an animated adventure featuring some deeply meme-worthy casting. With Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Bla

Nintendo is ending support for account logins via Facebook and Twitter

Nintendo is ending support for account logins through Facebook and Twitter on October 25, the company announced on Tuesday. After that date, players won’t be able to sign in or create a new Nint

Splatoon is the video game version of those ASMR-like ‘oddly satisfying’ videos

Splatoon is a simple game: You’re a squid- or octopus-like humanoid in a post-apocalyptic world, and all you wanna do is shoot people with colorful ink and buy cute outfits. I had never played a

Nintendo’s Breath of the Wild sequel Tears of the Kingdom comes out next May

Nintendo finally revealed a name and a release date for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that defined the Nintendo Switch and quickly became one of best-loved, most critic

Nintendo announces new Zelda, Fire Emblem and Pikmin games

This morning’s Nintendo Direct was full of upcoming game announcements, but one in particular stood out to fans: the long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming to t

Going back to school? The Switch is your destination for RPG-powered procrastination

As the new school year starts, a fresh cohort of students will soon be hard at work finding ways to avoid writing papers and watching lectures they slept through, and just generally finding ways to wa

UK closely probing four tech firms over kids’ privacy code breaches

The U.K. could be gearing up to hit a handful of tech firms with enforcement orders (and potentially fines) related to a children’s online privacy and safety Code which has been in force for a y

Wake up, new Pokémon just dropped

Today’s “Pokémon Presents” livestream wasn’t as chock-full of news as previous announcements about the upcoming Nintendo Switch games “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.&#82

Nintendo acquires CG animation studio and renames it Nintendo Pictures

Nintendo has entered an agreement to acquire CG animation company Dynamo Pictures in order to develop visual content using Nintendo IP. The gaming company is buying 100% of outstanding shares of Dynam
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