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Roughly a month ago, we got our eyes on what were allegedly leaked images of an upcoming Nintendo 64 Classic game console. The move was expected given trademark filings and the previous releases of the NES Classic and SNES Classic.  Today, however, we’re getting some bad news straight from Nintendo of America Chief Reggie Fils-Aime. While speaking in New York, Fils-Aime made it clear that an imminent release of an N64 Classic is out of the question.  “We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited... Read more...
Last July, Nintendo went nuclear over ROM sites that were giving people access to pirated versions of classic Nintendo games. The first two sites that Nintendo took legal action against were LoveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com; both owned by the same people. The legal action against the two websites resulted in smaller ROM sites shutting down, out of fear they would be next on Nintendo's hit list. The legal action against LoveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com is now over as Nintendo, and the site owners Jacob Mathias and his wife have decided to settle the case. It seems that Mathias and his wife knew... Read more...
Each day brings us closer to this year's Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, and companies are getting a jump start by announcing deals ahead of time. That includes discounts on game consoles—Sony and Microsoft are both planning to offer deals on their respective systems and accessories, and now we know what Nintendo has in store as well. Nintendo posted a fun two-minute video clip to YouTube starring Luigi, otherwise known as the other plumber (Mario tends to get the lion's share of attention), and towards the end Nintendo reveals what deals are coming. A Switch bundle is... Read more...
With the Nintendo Switch being out for a while now and racking up big sales numbers, the Nintendo Wii gets almost no love. Odds are that Nintendo fans that had a Wii, and skipped the disappointing Wii U, probably already have a Nintendo Switch they are enjoying right about now. This likely means that a number of those Wii consoles out there have been relegated to a kids room or guest room to use as a video streaming device. Nintendo announced last year that it would be closing its Wii Shop in January 2019 and now we're hearing further end of life news. What some might not have considered is... Read more...
As much as we like Nintendo's hybrid Switch console for gaming, there is not much in the way of non-gaming entertainment, and certainly not on the level of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4. If the latest rumor has any truth to it, however, Nintendo might be starting to change that with the introduction of a YouTube app, perhaps as early as this week. The streaming situation on the Switch is underwhelming at the moment. Nintendo launched the console with not just a limited catalog of games (which has since been rectified), but also a lack of any streaming video services. That changed a year ago this... Read more...
Nintendo has a hit on its hands with the Switch, a hybrid console that users can connect to their big screen TV or take with them for a portable gaming experience. Part of the success is because of first-party hits like Super Mario Odyssey. Interestingly enough, Super Mario Odyssey is now playable on the PC through an emulator. In a video posted to YouTube, BSoD Gaming demonstrated Super Mario Odyssey running on PC through the Yuzu emulator. This has been a work in progress for several months by the same developers who built Citra, a popular Nintendo 3DS emulator. Back in January of this year,... Read more...
It's official, Nintendo has now sold more of its hybrid Switch consoles in just over a year and a half since it launched than GameCube consoles over its lifetime. That includes 5.07 million Switch consoles sold so far this year, 3.19 million of which were sold in the previous quarter. In total, Nintendo has sold 22.86 million Switch consoles to date. That is enough to edge out the GameCube's 21.74 million unit sales over its lifetime, and is nearly twice as many as all Wii U consoles ever sold, which stands at 13.56 million. It's still well short of the original Wii, a wildly popular game system... Read more...
Nintendo unveiled its Labo Kits in January as a way for gamers of all ages to build cardboard devices that will work with the Switch console. The Labo concoctions are made to be used as controller accessories that work with software that runs on the Switch. Nintendo has announced that it would be integrating Labo kits into classroom courses in cooperation with Institute of Play. The Institute of Play website says that this program is open to schools around the nation if teachers apply and are using STEM, STEAM, or Maker courses in their curriculum. The program is reportedly starting with schools... Read more...
Back in late September, a trademark filing with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) was "registered and published" for the Nintendo 64 Classic. Included in the filing was a line drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller, which was penned in the same style as previous filings for the already released NES Classic and SNES Classic. Today, we're receiving further evidence of the looming release of Nintendo 64 Classic. Spanish Twitter user Nacho & Pistacho has posted what he claims to be images of the unreleased miniature console, which were reportedly obtained from an unnamed... Read more...
Nintendo has announced a special edition Switch bundle that fans of the video game Diablo III will want to take notice of. The Diablo III bundle isn't a normal console with the game bundled in as Sony did with the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle; this console gets some cool graphics to set it apart from the other Switch consoles out there. This bundle will be exclusive to GameStop locations and will set you back $359.99. That much loot gets gamers a Switch in two tones of gray with the dock featuring Diablo III artwork engraved in light gray on a darker gray background. The Switch has... Read more...
One of the perks of subscribing to Nintendo's online service for its Switch console is that it comes with free access to a growing catalog of retro games, including 20 games right off the bat. Er, make that 21 now. In addition to titles like Super Mario Bros, Tecmo Bowl, and Double Dragon, Nintendo has added a special version of The Legend of Zelda. Anyone who grew up playing games on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) probably has fond memories of adventuring with Link in the kingdom of Hyrule. That game is now more than three decades old and considered a classic. It can also be daunting for... Read more...
Nintendo is riding a wave of nostalgic gaming right now, and that wave is bringing in the money. The Nintendo Switch continues to sell well, and Nintendo's small, retro consoles like the NES Classic and SNES Classic are very popular with gamers. However, the company is underrepresented in the smartphone arena. While there are a few Nintendo games on the Android and iOS platforms, it looks like more may be coming. Nintendo has filed a patent application for a Game Boy Casing for touchscreen devices, and what use is a Game Boy case without Game Boy games? The case appears to be sized for a smartphone,... Read more...
Nintendo hit a home run with the Switch game console, something it desperately needed after the failure that was the Wii U. While the Switch continues to sell strongly, Nintendo isn’t resting on its laurels, and a new report claims that an update is coming. The Wall Street Journal reports an updated Switch is coming next year according to sources with direct knowledge of the project. According to those sources, Nintendo is still in debate on what new hardware and software features the updated console will bring to the table. Possible updates include a new display, according to the... Read more...
We are living in the heyday of retro gaming today. You have many current (and future) options to play all of the games that defined your childhood (or adulthood) on miniature versions of the original consoles. Nintendo started the "mini console" segment with the Nintendo Classic Edition and later followed that up with the SNES Classic Edition. Sony has stepped into the retro segment with its recently announced PlayStation Classic packing 20 games and style almost identical to the original, albeit on a smaller scale. Nintendo has been good for one classic edition console per calendar year with last... Read more...
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