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It’s happening! After months of leaks, speculation, and encouraging words from game publishers, the Nintendo NX will make its global debut tomorrow. Thursday morning at 10 AM EST, Nintendo will release a preview trailer that will give us just a glimpse at what gamers will have look forward to when the console hits store shelves in March. We already know that the Nintendo NX will be a hybrid console, as that revelation was confirmed by Pokémon Company head Tsunekazu Ishihara. “The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a handheld device,” said Ishihara.... Read more...
Ubisoft has got Nintendo’s back. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot remarked that he was a huge fan of the upcoming Nintendo NX and is confident that it will put the company back on the console map. “The new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine," stated Guillemot. "It's really a new approach, it's really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it."Guillemot is partly supportive of the Nintendo NX because he believes that it will lead to greater creativity at Ubisoft. He argued that gamers are now more open to new hardware and therefore more willing to test innovative products.... Read more...
For those gamers that honed their button-mashing skills on the original NES during the 80s and early 90s, Nintendo went right for the jugular in July when it announced the NES Classic Edition. Looking like an NES that got hit with a shrink ray, the NES Classic Edition comes bundled with 30 games and a single controller (which is also patterned after the original). Earlier this summer, we learned that the NES Classic Edition, which connects to your HDTV using an HDMI cable, will offer a number of display modes that will help you better relive your earliest gaming memories. As we reported, Pixel... Read more...
Rumors about the Nintendo NX have been floating around for over a year. Pokémon Company head Tsunekazu Ishihara just revealed a little more about the mysterious device. He remarked, “The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a handheld device. We will make games for the NX.” Based on Ishihara’s comment, the NX is likely to be a hybrid home and handheld console. This hypothesis would match a comment made by an anonymous source to Eurogamer. It would also match a leak that stated that the NX will have detachable controllers with motion controls. Ishihara’s... Read more...
Super Mario is one of the most iconic characters in gaming of all time, and the infamous plumber is certainly Nintendo's most valuable IP. With Nintendo finally focusing on mobile gaming, there's an opportunity to rake in a mountain of cash. Investors realize this, hence why the announcement of the forthcoming free-to-play Super Mario Run headed to iOS devices sparked a surge in Nintendo's share price. Shares of Nintendo shot up 13 percent in Tokyo trading Thursday. Just a day before, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto stood next to Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's iPhone 7 event in San Francisco to announce... Read more...
Nobody like cheaters, well, except for cheaters. Whether we’re talking about cheaters at the Olympics (doping), cheating at the academic level, or cheating in gaming; those looking to get a leg up on the competition by taking the easy way are usually frowned upon. Such is the case with the smash hit Pokémon GO. The game has taken the world by storm, and cheaters have rushed in to stake their claim in the augmented reality world. Luckily, developer Niantic is having none of this, and is taking extreme measures by permanently banning the most ruthless cheaters. When it comes to Pokémon GO, “cheating”... Read more...
Nintendo's pulling out all the stops with its NES Classic Edition console, especially in regards to how the more than two dozen baked in retro titles will look on your big screen TV. Utilizing your HDMI input, you'll have a standard HD-resolution gaming experience if that's what you're after, but the console will also support some old school viewing modes. Julie Gagnon, the communications manager at Nintendo of Canada, explained the different display options available on the NES Classic Edition during an interview with a French-language radio show. According to Gagnon, nostalgic gamers will have... Read more...
Nintendo needs another hardware success like the original Wii console and it's hoping its forthcoming NX console will fit the bill. Until it releases in March of next year, all we can do is speculate based on what little information Nintendo is willing to share at this point and the many rumors and supposedly leaked tidbits that find their way to the web. One of the rumors is that the NX's graphics performance will fall somewhere in between Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. That's according to what "sources close to Nintendo" have told MCV about the NX. Apparently Nintendo is going... Read more...
The Internet Archive is at it again. The non-profit continually tugs at our heart strings by freely making available Classic Apple II apps, thousands of classic MS-DOS titles, retro PC malware programs, and hordes of other media content from the past. This week, however, the Internet Archive is delivering a special treat for those that grew up during the heyday of Nintendo. For those of us that were Nintendo gaming fiends during the 1980s and 1990s, Nintendo Power magazine was the bible that we subscribed to keep abreast on all the latest gaming news. The first issue debuted in the summer of 1988,... Read more...
The leaks surrounding Nintendo's upcoming NX console continue to flow. Last week, a website claimed to have received exclusive information about Nintendo's console, and depending on your perspective, it will either sound great or lackluster, if you weren't big on the Wii or Wii U. First and foremost, the biggest thing that would set the NX apart, if rumors are true, is that it'd be primarily a portable console - not portable like the PS Vita, but portable enough to pick up and walk around a house with. A TV wouldn't be removed from the equation entirely though; you'd be able to dock this portable... Read more...
Good effort Niantic, good try. That's the appropriate response to Niantic's newest and biggest update yet for Pokemon Go, the crazy popular mobile game that has hordes of smartphone owners on scavenger hunts for cartoon characters appearing in real life locations. As part of the update, Niantic addressed the broken tracking system by removing the footprints that appeared underneath characters that let players know which ones were close by.When Pokemon Go was in beta, the tracking system would tell players how many meters away nearby Pokemon were. This was later changed to footprints—one to three... Read more...
It's still to be determined what impact Pokemon Go will have on Nintendo's bottom line, but whatever money it brings in will affect future earnings. Pokemon Go arrived too late to bolster Nintendo's three month period ended June 30, 2016. As a result, it posted an operating loss of 5.13 billion yen (around $48.5 million in U.S. currency) compared with a profit of 1.15 billion yen in the same quarter a year ago.Net sales also saw a sharp decline, dropping 31.3 percent to around 62 billion yen, compared to 90.22 billion yen a year ago. That includes 25.1 billion yen in hardware sales, down from 44.6... Read more...
It seems these days that we’ve learned more about what Nintendo’s upcoming NX console can't do, rather than what it can do. Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime claimed in mid-June that virtual reality just isn’t ready for mainstream adoption, while Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto chimed in with a “think of the children” angle, stating that parents likely wouldn’t be happy about their children wearing VR headgear. Nintendo also made it clear that the NX won’t get into a horsepower battle with Sony and Microsoft, and will instead focus on the gaming content. So we likely won’t see VR on the... Read more...
Investors eager to ride what they assumed was the gravy train created by Pokemon Go didn't do their due diligence before rushing out to buy shares of Nintendo. Not that Nintendo minded—its market capitalization more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) as its share price shot up since Pokemon Go released to mobile devices a few weeks ago. But after Nintendo issued a notice downplaying how much revenue it actually stands to gain from the Pokemon Go craze, investors reacted by sending the company's stock price on a downward spiral. The full effect of Nintendo's disclosure is yet to be... Read more...
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