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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...
Tired of hearing about Pokemon Go yet? The attention it's receiving is the direct result of the enormous number of people who rushed the App Store and Google Play to download the title and never looked back (and sometimes don't look up from their smartphones, but that's another topic). Impressively, Pokemon Go saw more downloads in the App Store during its first week of availability than any other app in the history. Apple confirmed that tidbit and what makes it an especially notable feat is that Pokemon Go had a limited debut, launching initially in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.... Read more...
Nintendo shocked us all last week when it revealed the tiny NES Classic Edition console, which fits in the palm of your hand. The announcement of the console came hot on the heels of Pokémon Go’s release in the United States, which has made Nintendo the hottest name in gaming for the past two weeks (while at the same time causing the company’s market value to double in the process). Nearly every gamer who came of age in the 80s performed their best Philip J. Fry impression, instantly proclaiming “Shut up and take my money!” Now Nintendo has gone and put some cherries on top of its delicious gaming... Read more...
Fictional creatures with mystical super powers are roaming the streets of Tokyo! No, we're not talking about another Godzilla movie, but the inevitable infiltration of Pokemon Go into Japan, the newest territory to be swept up in the most popular mobile game of all time. Heck, Pokemon Go might be the most popular mobile app of any kind at this point.Whatever the case might be, Pokemon Go is finally available in its home territory where it's finding an eager audience. Why the wait? Niantic explains that the reception to Pokemon Go in the United States, New Zealand, and  Australia was much greater... Read more...
Nintendo is going to launch a brand new game console codenamed NX in March of next year, that much we know. Beyond that, it's a big guessing game as to what exactly Nintendo is cooking up and whether it will be worth the wait, though Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot seems encouraged by what he's seen of the new hardware. "What we have seen is really great," Guillemot said during a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday. "We think having a new machine coming is going to help the industry to grow, and to take lots more casual players back to the industry." There's a lot of speculation about the NX, especially... Read more...
While you and everyone you know are out there on a large scale scavenger hunt for Pokemon characters, Nintendo's stock just keeps soaring. Thanks to the wild popularity of Pokemon Go, a free mobile game for smartphones that uses augmented reality to place fictional characters in real life locations, shares of Nintendo closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen (around $298 in U.S. currency) on Tuesday. Nintendo's market capitalization has more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) since the game released on July 6. The interesting thing about this is Nintendo isn't collecting hordes of cash... Read more...
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