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Nintendo is not a fan of third-party emulators and ROMs, to put it lightly. There is an entire FAQ section on its website that explains Nintendo's stance on emulators and ROMs, but lest the point has not been made, the company is suing two of the more popular console ROM sites for hosting pirated games. One of them has shut down. The two sites include LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co. According to TorrentFreak, both sites are believed to be operated by the same person, Jacob Mathias and his Arizona company Mathias Designs LLC. Arizona is where Nintendo filed the lawsuits, alleging copyright infringement... Read more...
Nintendo is ardently opposed to third-party ROMs and running unauthorized emulation software, as it makes abundantly clear in its legalese. Related to that, it did not sit well with Nintendo that its hybrid Switch console could be hacked to run homebrewed software, due to a flaw in the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Now it's being reported that the latest Nintendo Switch consoles are shipping with update hardware and software mitigations that no longer allow modders to install custom software. The flaw in question was deemed an unpatchable Tegra exploit, and that is true in the sense that Nintendo (and... Read more...
Nintendo's stock may have taken a beating of late but the company still has some of the coolest hardware and games on the market. One of the big successes for Nintendo has been the small retro consoles that it has been reissuing for nostalgic gamers to enjoy like the NES Classic Edition that recently came back in stock. Gamers wondering what the next retro goody might be from Nintendo will be glad to hear that a GameCube classic is a possibility according to a new rumor. Nintendo has filed for three separate trademarks that all have to do with the GameCube in Japan. The trademarks are for game... Read more...
SNK, the Japanese hardware and software company that was very much a force during the golden age of arcade gaming, is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary. What better way to do that than to bring back a bunch of classic titles, and what better company to partner with for such a celebration than Nintendo, which has seen huge success in the retro scene with its NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles? SNK couldn't think of any better answers either, and so it's releasing the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch in mid-November. The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection bundles... Read more...
Nintendo didn't exactly have a stellar E3 with only a few enticing games unveiled at the show. Nintendo's stock price is now taking a beating and some are blaming its lackluster announcements at E3 2018 for the declining share price. Many investors have doubts concerning Nintendo’s ability to hit its hardware and software sales goals. The most recent stock decline happened this week on the Nikkei, which is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei recorded a decline of -5.27% for Nintendo's stock. Nintendo thinks it can still meet its goal of shipping 20 million consoles... Read more...
Unless you somehow missed the news this morning, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is back in stock at many stores across the United States. If you can't find the retro console online, we hear that many brick and mortar Walmart locations have the console in stock.  However, if you manage to snag one of the consoles, which have out-of-production for well over a year, one of the first disappointments that you will run into revolves around the fact that the included controller has an incredibly short cord. While that may have been appropriate in the days when sat on the floor in front... Read more...
One of the most elusive game consoles of last year was not a mighty 4K powerhouse or even a system capable of playing modern games. No, it was the NES Classic Edition, a modern remake of the hugely popular original that took the market by storm when it was introduced over three decades ago. Now it's back in stock at a handful of stores, but you will have to hurry—just as before, it is selling out fast. This is a familiar scene. Nintendo and its retail partners could not supply enough NES Classic Edition consoles to satiate the unexpected ravenous demand. It became a big deal whenever a retailer... Read more...
Nintendo has been peddling the slick Labo cardboard builders set since early this year and it has proven to be popular. Labo allows gamers young and old to build very cool cardboard creations that can be used as interactive controllers for video games played on the Switch. Nintendo is now announcing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting a free update that will allow gamers to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Labo: Variety Kit to control their kart. The controller will support every game mode and vehicle type in the game. Nintendo promises it makes players feel as if they are in the driver's... Read more...
Nintendo and Microsoft are looking to hype up the angry rift that has grown between console gamers and Sony following its decision to ban Fortnite cross-play and cross-progression. Sony sees cross-play support as a threat to the PlayStation 4's domination of the current-generation console and former Sony Online chief John Smedley said the move "[is] all about money... simple as that". While Nintendo and Microsoft are embracing cross-platform play for Fortnite, the duo has now teamed up to highlight cross-platform play for yet another game, this time Minecraft. A new ad pokes at Sony for... Read more...
When it comes to Donkey Kong, most of the news surrounding the game in recent months have been the negative aura surrounding "King of Kong" Billy Mitchell. However, Nintendo has some positive and exciting news surrounding the original arcade version of the game: it is now available on the Switch console. Donkey Kong is available as part of Nintendo's Arcade Archives Series and actually contains three version of the game, which was originally released in arcades. There's the original Japanese version of the game along with slightly newer Japanese edition with some minor updates and bug fixes. Finally,... Read more...
The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this week, and like the Xbox One port before it, gamers are unable to compete against those on PlayStation 4 (although all consoles can play against gamers on the PC, macOS and iOS). Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items cannot be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Needless to say, Sony's unwillingness to lay down arms and join in the... Read more...
If you needed any further proof that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch, then here you go. Twitter user Simon Aarons was able to get an early look at the Nintendo Switch eShop listing for Fortnite and has posted for all to see. Using the Shotgun Tool, Aarons was able to see plenty of details for the free-to-play game, including the fact that it will be released tomorrow, June 12th. That coincides with Nintendo's E3 keynote, which will start at 12PM EST tomorrow. We can also see its ESRB rating and the fact that the download will weigh in at just over 2GB. Other items of note... Read more...
Back when the Nintendo Switch first arrived, our biggest gripe was the lack of top-tier games for the platform, outside of the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which initially sold more copies than the hybrid console itself. Oh, how times have changed. There are now a lot more compelling titles for the Switch, and more on the way. One of them appears to be Fortnite, the crazy-popular battle royale shooter that has eclipsed PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) in concurrent user count. Rumors that Fortnite was heading to the Switch kicked up a notch over the last week, especially... Read more...
Are you itching to get your hands on the latest Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch? Nintendo is hosting a free pre-launch online tournament this weekend to promote Mario Tennis Aces. The tournament starts today, June 1st at 3pm EST and ends Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59pm EST. Eager players can download the demo from the Nintendo eShop or from the Mario Tennis Aces website. The demo will feature a smaller cast of playable characters, including Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. Gamers will be able to play against each other or against a computer. Players will also receive a special edition outfit... Read more...
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