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Wii U video shows upcoming faster startup

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2014 9:00am PDT

As part of its financial presentation, Nintendo showed off a video of the upcoming Wii U update that will provide faster startup times.


"I wonder if this is from a true cold-boot, i.e. unplugged. In otherwords, do they have the OS in ..."

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Nintendo introducing NFC figurines, to work with multiple games

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2014 8:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced it will introduce its own line of near-field communication figurines, similar to Skylanders. The figures of popular Nintendo characters will work across different games, for both Wii U and 3DS.


"Oh, I read the second line of the post. But the initial "NFC" reference had me thinking football."

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Nintendo launching new hardware for 'emerging markets' next year

By Andrew Yoon, May 08, 2014 6:30am PDT

Nintendo's launching a new console next year. However, it's not targeted for American release. Instead, the company is pursuing "emerging markets," aiming to capitalize on "a growing middle class" in markets like China.


"Yeah, I know we don't yet. I do know that the executive branch has stated their desire for a ..."

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Shack Snack: May 8, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 08, 2014 6:00am PDT

Start your mornings right with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


Pokemon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire announced

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 7:17am PDT

Nintendo has announced that it is remaking Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch this November on 3DS.


"Eh I consider it the weakest in the series for me. Though I did skip out on Black and White. ..."

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Nintendo continues to blame Wii U for its financial woes

By Andrew Yoon, May 07, 2014 6:30am PDT

The company only sold 2.72 million consoles, falling short of their own revised figures. "Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits," the company said in its latest financial report. "Unit sales of software, which has high profit margins, did not grow ...


"The Wii was a weak console imo. Attaching the name to the new console made me think that it ..."

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Pokken Tournament trademark reignites hope for Pokemon fighting game

By Andrew Yoon, May 06, 2014 6:30am PDT

Coupled with a mysterious teaser video released at the Pokemon Game Show in Japan last year, it seems ever more likely that a Pokemon fighting game is in the works.


Kirby Triple Deluxe review: suck it up

By Robert Workman, Apr 29, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is an easy yet entertaining entry in the long-running platform series.


Mario Golf: World Tour review: a solid swing

By Robert Workman, Apr 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Mario Golf: World Tour keeps hitting the ball for the series in the right direction.


Super Smash Bros tournament at E3, to be playable at Best Buy

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2014 6:30am PDT

Nintendo announced today that it will be hosting a Smash Bros Invitational tournament at E3, and livestreaming it for fans. For those who want hands-on without going to Los Angeles, it will also be playable at Best Buy.


"This is easily the smartest thing Nintendo could have done to promote the next Smash, besides ..."

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Pokemon Happy Meals coming to McDonald's

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Pokemon are invading McDonald's Happy Meals soon.


"They should put Skylander figurines in Happy Meals to seal the fate of human kind."

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Nintendo is not 'solely a company that makes video games,' Iwata says

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 9:30am PDT

"[Former Nintendo president Hiroshi] Yamauchi always said 'Nintendo is an entertainment company and should never be anything else', but he didn't necessarily think 'entertainment equals video games.'"


"Eh, we'll see if this secret project does any good. While I have a lot of confidence that ..."

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King Dedede bangs the drums in Kirby Triple Deluxe trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT

King Dedede gets to do some drumming in one of the minigames featured in Kirby Triple Deluxe.


Mario Golf: World Tour trailer reveals new courses

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 25, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Mario Golf: World Tour is preparing to tee off on May 2. Today, Nintendo is showing off some of the new courses that Mario and his crew will be playing on, along with some of the Nintendo-themed obstacles that'll more than likely knock your ball for a loop.


Mario Golf: World Tour offers Nintendo's first DLC Season Pass

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2014 9:55am PDT

Mario Golf: World Tour will signal another step from Nintendo into the DLC, with a season pass that will grant a discount on three packs. Each pack has two courses and an extra character, and buying the season pass grants you a bonus character as well.