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Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire getting shareable Secret Bases

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 8:00pm PDT

Secret Bases will return to the Pokemon series with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This time, they'll be shareable through Streetpass and QR codes.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Nintendo's bad habits

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 3:00pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time deserves the accolades and to be remembered as one of the best games of its generation. But oh boy, did it teach Nintendo some bad habits.

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"In the first game you could tackle most of the dungeons in any order, I'm not sure about Zelda ..."

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Opinion: Nintendo is past due for cross-buy

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo has started taking tentative steps into cross-buy, but it's already so late to the functionality that we need to see more of a commitment.

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"Right now I'd just take an option to backup Wii U game saves. Thankfully my Wii U came back ..."

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Mario Kart 8 reaches 2 million sold, Iwata still in the driver's seat

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2014 6:44am PDT

At Nintendo's annual shareholders meeting, the company announced that Mario Kart 8 had hit 2 million units sold worldwide, and reelected Satoru Iwata as president.

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"Has a way to go to beat Mario Kart's Wii sales @ 34.5 million. It is a start though! WiiU is ..."

- cruncht1me see all 2 comments

Nintendo eShop weekly update: Shovel Knight, Castlevania III and discounts

By Robert Workman, Jun 26, 2014 10:20am PDT

Nintendo's eShop has plenty to choose from with the latest update.

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"Oh, and if you haven't heard the Japanese release, check it out - extra sound chip, better music."

- Conan see all 6 comments

Nintendo Amiibo prices possibly revealed

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2014 7:27am PDT

A UK retailer has listed prices for Nintendo's amiibo figures, which may give us an idea of what to expect from them.

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"I will buy one, just to test how it will work. Then if it ends up being useful, I'll buy a ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 5 comments

Bayonetta 2 director 'would love' to keep working with Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2014 6:35am PDT

Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has expressed interest in continuing to work with Nintendo for possible future installments.

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"Well, without Nintendo producing this, the game would've never even been made. I'd say that's ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 12 comments

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. E3 roundtable video reveals early gameplay footage

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 24, 2014 2:41pm PDT

Shacknews covered the initial reveal for Nintendo's Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. firsthand during E3 2014. For those looking to see some of that announcement for themselves, Nintendo has released a condensed version of the media session, along with some early gameplay footage.

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"my buddy's mother-in-law makes $89 hourly on the laptop . She has been without work for five ..."

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Next Zelda could include multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Jun 23, 2014 10:28am PDT

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has implied that the next Legend of Zelda game could include multiplayer.

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"No map toggle. I don't play battle does anyone? I've heard its especially bad in this game. I ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 41 comments

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC coming the US

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 9:09am PDT

The Mercedes Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8, previously only announced for Japan, is coming to the US this summer.

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"Here's hoping this comes to Europe as well. Should not leave a region out of the fun that the ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 6 comments

Wii U at a 'tipping point' for turning sales around, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 7:04am PDT

Wii U has been a sales disappointment for Nintendo. According to marketing VP Scott Moffitt, however, the system is just about to turn the corner.

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"This is the shack, people here probably think Diablo 3 made more money than Candy Crush."

- sammyl see all 81 comments

Yoshi and Kirby showcase Nintendo's inventive art

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse are showing off how Nintendo's great art direction can get even better with a little texture.

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Opinion: Time to retire Nintendo's 'no new IP' critique

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo is often berated for failing to introduce new properties, but given the output of the last few years, it's time to put that criticism to bed.

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"Yeah, I had to name-drop it since I loved it so much. I bought it, imported both Ouendan games, ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 14 comments

New infinite 1UP glitch found in Super Mario Bros.

By Robert Workman, Jun 18, 2014 8:40am PDT

Nearly 30 years after its release, it appears someone has found a new glitch in the original Super Mario Bros.

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"I always just kicked that turtle that spawned on the stairs in like 4-1 until I got CROWN lives."

- sammyl see all 19 comments

Nintendo wins another Wii patent troll suit

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 10:47am PDT

Nintendo has won against an appeal of a previous dismissal regarding a patent suit. Triton Tech of Texas claimed the Wii infringed on its patent, but an appeals court saw differently.

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