Items tagged with Nintendo

Nintendo's been remarkably tight lipped about its next generation NX game console, speaking up about it on occasion only to remind people it is in fact coming, and to throw cold water on rumors. Otherwise it's been almost all speculation up to this point, save for some supposedly inside information saying it will run on NVIDIA hardware. Short and to the point, Nintendo insider Emily Rogers (Arcade Girl) told NeoGAF's NateDrake, "NVIDIA is involved with Nintendo's future hardware." She didn't say to what extent, but the easy assumption is that NVIDIA will power the NX's graphics, which could be... Read more...
The Nintendo 2DS continues its ascent downwards with respect to pricing. The portable gaming console originally debuted October 12th, 2013 for $129.99, but had that price trimmed by $30 last August. Nintendo is making another pricing change today, taking the 2DS down to an even more palatable $79.99. At that price, the 2DS will still come bundled with the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 7. “Nintendo 2DS is the best value available for a portable dedicated gaming system and is great for gaming on the go,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive VP of Sales & Marketing. “The system... Read more...
Minecraft is seemingly taking over the gaming world with its accessible gameplay and simple (but fun) mechanics. The game is appealing to all ages of gamers and even serves as a learning tool in primary schools and universities, which is why Microsoft was so keen on purchasing developer Mojang for $2.5 billion back in 2014. That reach expanded when Minecraft: Wii U Edition launched this past December and today, Nintendo and Mojang have announced a strategic partnership to bring the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack to the platform. You’ll find Super Mario-themed textures, 40 skins (Mario, Luigi, Wario,... Read more...
Nintendo's been working on a mysterious new game console codenamed NX, one that's been the topic of various speculation and rumors over the past year. As if any additional intrigue was needed, Nintendo revealed in its quarter financial report it will launch next year and that it will be a "brand-new concept." Let the guessing games continue. "For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with a brand-new concpet. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally," Nintendo stated in a blurb that was buried on page three of its quarterly... Read more...
At the risk of not wanting to count chickens before they hatch, it's pretty hard to not be excited for AMD right now. For so many years, the company has struggled to increase its share value due to a lack of truly competitive products. However, this week, we've heard of two examples of how AMD could turn itself around, and the benefits are already materializing. A couple of days ago, we reported that AMD struck a deal to license its processor and SoC technologies so that Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co., can create its own processors based on AMD's technologies. The deal is reported... Read more...
Not long ago, Amazon showed us how to build an Amazon Echo Smart AI-assisted speaker system with the versatile Raspberry Pi but this beauty of a modding project is a bit of old school goodness that just warms our geek hearts. What do you get when you cross a classic portable gaming system like the original Game Boy with more modern internals from one of the most popular DIY single board computer systems around? Thanks to one rather inventive modder, we now have what is probably the coolest Game Boy on the planet — one that is capable of playing Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, SNES and Sega... Read more...
Social media can be such a buzz kill sometimes. Take Microsoft's recent attempt to introduce an A.I. chatbot named Tay named to Twitter. Within 24 hours, Twitter had turned an innocent experiment into a hate spewing, racist chatbot that Microsoft had no choice but to shut down and apologize for. That's not how social media should be, and perhaps it's why Nintendo's Miitomo app is off to such a fast start. Miitomo is Nintendo's first smartphone app. It's also a social network comprised of those Mii avatars that were first made popular on the Nintendo Wii. It's limited in what you can do and say,... Read more...
Nintendo has been itching for a hit in the gaming space for quite a while, as the Wii U has been somewhat of a disappointment for the gaming giant. However, Nintendo has redeemed itself in the mobile sector with its Miitomo app, which recently launched in its home market of Japan. Miitomo proved to be so popular that it racked up over a million downloads in just three days. The success of Miitomo was also enough to send Nintendo shares upwards 8 percent last week upon the announcement of the impressive adoption rate. Nintendo shares may see an even bigger uptick later this week, because it’s been... Read more...
Wading through the Internet is a little similar to the movie Inception, in that you never truly know what's real. In case anyone needed reminding of that, what were purported to be leaked photos of an oval shaped controller for Nintendo's forthcoming NX console turned out to be fake. That's probably a good thing because the reaction to the controller design wasn't all that positive. So what happened? Well, there were actually two instances of the fancy pants controller showing up online, both modeled after Nintendo's patent filing, which itself is real. But the photos of the supposed prototypes... Read more...
There's quite a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding Nintendo's forthcoming NX console. It's still anyone's guess what the darn thing will be like, though Nintendo may have at least hinted at the console's controller design when it filed for a patent (PDF) late last year. Interestingly enough, leaked photos purporting to show the NX controller look very similar to the sketches in Nintendo's patent filing.A user on reddit created a post titled "NX controller pictures," which contained a link to two photos of an oval shaped device on Imgur. Perhaps what's most surprising about the leaked photos,... Read more...
It's been somewhat of a rough run for Nintendo, which has been competing with Microsoft and Sony in the modern generation console wars. However, Nintendo's strategy to shift some of its focus to smartphone gaming is looking awfully smart right about now—the company's first smartphone app, Miitomo, racked up more than 1 million downloads in just three days. Nintendo's early success in the smartphone space isn't really surprising if you think about it. After all, Nintendo is one of the most iconic video game brands in the history of electronic games, and it's arguably the king of mobile gaming with... Read more...
There are certain events in life that can make you feel old. A passing of a relative, like a grandparent or aunt or uncle is one. Your child graduating from high school is another. Seeing actors and actresses you grew up watching suddenly look old. And then there's The Legend of Zelda, which if you were unaware just celebrated its 30th birthday over the weekend.Has it really been three whole decades? It may not seem like it, but Nintendo launched The Legend of Zelda on February 21, 1986, in Japan. The game didn't debut in cartridge form, as many of you reading this probably remember playing it.... Read more...
Last summer, it leaked out that Nintendo was planning to release an ambitious non-gaming product, one that monitors your QOL, or Quality Of Life. Being a company that's integrated to the core of video gaming, the development of a QOL product came completely out of left field. As we can now see, it might be a little bit too out of left field, as Nintendo has decided to put the project on ice. These latest plans were revealed during an earnings call, by Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. Despite no questions being raised about the progress of the QOL device, Kimishima decided to get it over with,... Read more...
Nintendo finds itself in a bit of a tough spot. At one time the king of the home console market, Nintendo's modern generation hardware just isn't keeping pace with the competition in terms of sales, and as a result, profits are down. How far down depends on what you're comparing them with—net profit for the quarter was 29.1 billion yen (~$241 million), a 36 percent drop compared to last year. Other financial figures include 221.5 billion yen (~$1.84 billion) in revenue and an operating profit of 33.5 billion yen (~$278 million), the former down 17 percent year-over-year and the latter representing... Read more...
1 2 3 4 5 Next ... Last