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Watch Jimmy Fallon play Super Mario Run and the Nintendo Switch

By Steve Watts, Dec 07, 2016 9:30pm PST

It was a very Nintendo-flavored Tonight Show, as Reggie Fils-Aime treated Jimmy Fallon to some exclusives.


"Word from people who have had their hands on the dock is that its a simple breakout box with a ..."

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Nintendo Switch Rumored to Have GameCube Virtual Console Support

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 07, 2016 6:30am PST

GameCube games on the go might be a possibility with the Nintendo Switch.


"Input lag is going to make or break tournament Melee on this thing. Two frames of lag and forget ..."

- Serpico74 see all 45 comments

Nintendo Once Had Plans For a The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Sequel

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 06, 2016 7:15am PST

The Legend of Zelda franchise could have taken a much different course.


"I like Twilight Princess much more than Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. Skyward Sword was so ..."

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Game Awards 2016: Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets new gameplay tease

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2016 7:28pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild got some breathing room at The Game Awards, with a lengthy and casual gameplay look from Nintendo's Treehouse.


"Wind Waker had stealth. For like 10 minutes. I only remember it being used when you went into a ..."

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Game Awards 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer Shows Wide Vistas

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 01, 2016 4:53pm PST

Airships and more are in store.


EA Exec Talks Up the Nintendo Switch

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 01, 2016 5:42am PST

C'mon guys, we saw how you treated the Wii U.


"It'll be about as kid friendly as a Gamecube, I think. Yeah, easier to lose controllers, but ..."

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8bBitdo Announces a Wireless NES Classic Controller

By Asif Khan, Dec 01, 2016 3:00am PST

The solution has arrived to the terribly short NES Classic Controller cables!


"It's select + down, makes sense to eliminate any accidental presses."

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are the fastest-selling games in Nintendo history, in the Americas

By David Craddock, Nov 30, 2016 12:15pm PST

Pokemon X and Y, released in 2013, held the previous record.


"Wait my #1 complaint is Pokémon calling for help every turn! Try getting a magby on island two ..."

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McDonald's will sell Super Mario Happy Meals to promote Nintendo Switch

By David Craddock, Nov 29, 2016 4:15pm PST

Wanna look like Mario? McDonald's will help.


"It's not like this is new at all. They had Super Mario Happy meals with the launch of Mario 3. ..."

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Nintendo Switch gets first hands-on showing in mid-January

By John Keefer, Nov 29, 2016 10:42am PST

A streaming webcast from Tokyo will precede the private New York event.


"Emulate 2 screen experience with touch controls? Yeah I am good with my Wii U that I bought at ..."

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Nintendo plans themed areas at Universal Studios parks

By John Keefer, Nov 29, 2016 8:15am PST

The two entertainment giants are in the early stages of bringing the worlds and characters of Nintendo to vacationing fans around the world.


"Man I've always thought Nintendo should have their own Nintendo World type theme parks. They ..."

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Triforce-fecta: Celebrating Zelda: A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess

By David Craddock, Nov 25, 2016 10:00am PST

Shacknews staff and Chatty users reminisce over three of Zelda's most beloved installments.


Nintendo's Black Friday sale on the Wii U and 3DS eShop has begun

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 2:42pm PST

The sale lasts until December 5.


Xbox boss Phil Spencer 'would love to see Mario on Xbox'

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 1:24pm PST

Microsoft and Nintendo worked together on Minecraft for Wii U, and Spencer hopes to carry that collaboration even further.


"Yeah. The remake 5-6 years ago did not do it for me. So much of it was on rails; keep your CoD ..."

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Nintendo Switch motion controls apparently confirmed by GameStop CEO

By Daniel Perez, Nov 23, 2016 1:10pm PST

GameStop CEO Paul Raines may have just let the cat out of the bag regarding the Nintendo Switch's possible support for motion controls.


"Everything has Just Dance now. You use your phone as a motion sensor thing. "

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