Items tagged with Nintendo

As you may well know, the original Nintendo Wii is based on fundamentally the same CPU as Nintendo's previous home system, the Gamecube. That's an IBM PowerPC chip known as "Broadway," which is essentially the same thing as the PowerPC 750CL. It's a 32-bit CPU that runs at 729 MHz, and is a very close relative to the... Read more...
What's the biggest media franchise in history? Star Wars? Marvel? Mickey Mouse? Nah, son. Pokémon is the biggest media franchise in history, by dollars earned. Despite that, the previous main-series games Sword & Shield were roundly lambasted for their poor production quality, with missing animations, poor visuals... Read more...
Inflation comes for everyone, friends. The prices of just about everything have gone up drastically in the last couple of years, and that even includes games consoles. While Sony is so far the only company to actually raise the price of its hardware, Microsoft and Nintendo have both said that the idea isn't off the... Read more...
Gamers of the late 1980s, and all the way into late 2012, will no doubt remember the awesomeness that was Nintendo Power. If you, like many of us here at HotHardware, remember flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, you'll probably be excited to learn that high-resolution digitals scans of every single issue are... Read more...
There's been a ton of speculation over the last couple of years about a potential successor to the Nintendo Switch. To be clear, what developers have achieved on that machine is nothing short of astonishing considering that it was fairly mediocre hardware even when it released back in 2017. That's understandable given... Read more...
A mysterious Pokémon chest that was revealed a few days ago has opened, revealing a strange and curious new Pokémon. Along with a few hints as to who the new Pokémon may be, the company also teases a link to Pokémon Go. Nintendo and Pokémon launched its mysterious chest website a few days ago, leaving Pokémon... Read more...
It's been a little over a year since the first visuals for The Super Mario Bros. Movie were revealed. After at least one delay, there is finally a trailer and additional confirmation on the release date. Not only that, we finally get to hear Chris Pratt's interpretation of the Brooklyn-native Italian plumber... Read more...
Nintendo just wrapped up its September Direct stream with some very exciting announcements. Among the dozens of titles coming to the Switch console this Fall and next year are sequels to some of the company’s most beloved franchises. These include the first official reveals of Pikmin 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is incredibly popular and for good reason. The Switch acts as a bridge between traditional sit and enjoy the experience console gaming and a take-anywhere mobile device. Combine that with the charm of Nintendo’s many gaming franchises, and you get a product that has sold more than 111 million... Read more...
Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser issued a statement via an internal message to employees yesterday, which confirmed the company is looking into claims of "worker conduct." In a probable attempt to bolster confidence amongst the company's workforce, Bowser said Nintendo was taking the allegations... Read more...
If you came to me in the early 2000s and told me that one of the top-selling Nintendo franchises in the 2020s would be a competitive multiplayer shooter game, I would have asked you where you acquired the intoxicants you are currently enjoying. Nintendo selling a multiplayer shooter? Nonsense! It's true, though:... Read more...
The past few years have seen dramatic changes in daily life as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. While the pandemic is still ongoing, the push to return to "normal" is strong. People are killing less time playing games as offices and schools continue to fill up, and that might mean the windfall for game publishers and... Read more...
What is your console of choice? Do you like portable handhelds like the Nintendo Switch? Of course you do, or at least a really solid number of you do according to First Quarter sales numbers from Nintendo. Nintendo's new financial report that outlines projections for 2023 and provides a historical data for... Read more...
Ever feel like there's just not enough support for classic hardware or even reproductions of them on PC? Valve seems to think so too because as of the July 27th update to Steam there is now support for all Nintendo Online classic controllers, and more. Valve's attempt at making Steam as universal as possible... Read more...
There is some very exciting news for classic Nintendo fans today. The long running project known as SNESManuals.com has reached a major milestone. It has finally gathered a scan for every known English language manual for games released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Good stuff. Documentation... Read more...
It has been 50 years since Atari was founded in 1972. So, what better way to celebrate that milestone than a brand new game that pays homage to many of Atari's original classics? A new game by Quebec based studio, iLLOGIKA, is not just a tribute to many classic Atari games, but also an upgrade to many of them as... Read more...
A popular YouTuber has removed the entire library of Nintendo music they once hosted on the channel due to having "dozens of soundtracks blocked". The YouTuber, DeoxysPrime, was also met with over 500 copyright claims from the game company. Content creators on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch are no strangers... Read more...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in 2017 but there is still apparently more to explore in the game over five years later. There continue to be a few secrets, especially for those who like to push games to their limits. A gaming YouTube channel recently posted a way for players to explore an... Read more...
Are you feeling a little bored in the kitchen? Prepare to be a-Mew-sed. A Pokémon cookbook that features recipes inspired by the Pokémon universe is currently available for preorder. My Pokémon Cookbook includes over forty-five different recipes. Some of the recipes are based on the different regions in the Pokémon... Read more...
Nintendo sells consoles based on the strength of its game experiences rather than the power of their processors, but technology marches on regardless, and the venerable NVIDIA Tegra X1 is getting pretty long in the tooth. While its ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs are roughly comparable to the old AMD Jaguar CPUs in the... Read more...
Your deal game is strong is you can find a Nintendo Switch console at a discount, as sales the popular handheld gaming system are relatively few and far between. Now is one of those rare times, though. Even better, you can score the console for $40 below its list price, which brings it down to its lowest price since... Read more...
"How did you find me!? Were you screen peeking!?" Many a child of the mid-90s would yell at their friends and siblings while playing Goldeneye 64 on the Nintendo 64. It's been 25 years, and thanks to the Computing History Museum in Cambridge, UK, there is now a solution. About $10k worth of additional hardware is all... Read more...
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