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Phil Harrison, a Former Executive for Both PlayStation and Xbox, Says “Nintendo Surprised Me”

Phil Harrison Has Nothing but Good Things to Say About Nintendo  So far 2017 has been the year for Nintendo to shine. From the launch of the Nintendo Switch, and subsequent same-day sellouts to a hugely successful E3 press conference, it seems like they are just untouchable! Yesterday we told you about the prediction that the Switch might just outsell the Xbox One this year, and now, in a recent interview, Phil Harrison, a former executive …

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SNES Mini Pre-Order WARNING: Classic Nintendo UK fans MUST read this

NINTENDO SNES Mini Pre-Order WARNING: Classic Nintendo UK fans MUST read this Nintendo’s SNES Classic Mini has been available to pre-order in the UK for the past week and already it’s proved a nightmare to get ahold of. Due to the incredible popularity of the NES and the knowledge that Nintendo only intends to sell the SNES until the end of the year, gamers are understandably snapping them up as soon as they become …

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You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES? No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers. They’re painted in black and grey to resemble the original NES, but they’re only available for a limited time. And, yes, they function just like any other Switch controllers and work with your existing …

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Four New Nintendo Switch Games Listed on Amazon

(Photo: Nicalis, Inc.) The Nintendo Switch is getting four new games from publisher Nicalis, who has given us the incredible Cave Story + and Binding of Isaac Afterbirth. All four of the following games can be found with Amazon listings, and apparently all four of them will have physical versions. Nicalis, by the way, has delivered incredible physical editions of its games for the Switch, with full-color manuals and typically a few extra goodies thrown …

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Not About The Franchises: Nintendo’s Best Original Games

by Robert Workman | July 3, 2017 Start Slideshow If there’s one thing that we know about Nintendo, it’s that it really appreciates its franchises. Every console generation, the company delivers with new experiences in the Mario and Zelda series, and also revisits other franchises that have become popular over the years, such as Kirby, Yoshi, Metroid and Super Smash Bros. And the Nintendo Switch is no exception to the rule, as we’ll be seeing …

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Amazon Giving Away a Switch This Week

by Matthew Hayes | July 3, 2017 (Photo: Nintendo) Heads up all of you thirsty Nintendo fans! Are you dying to grab a Nintendo Switch but at your wits’ end trying to find one in stock online or at any of your local retailers? Well, we have some good news. You may be able to grab a Nintendo Switch this week without spending a dime! Leading up to Prime Day on July 11, Amazon is …

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You can buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES? No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers. They’re painted in black and grey to resemble the original NES, but they’re only available for a limited time. And, yes, they function just like any other Switch controllers and work with your existing …

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The Next Nintendo Direct Will Focus on Splatoon 2

Nintendo’s newest first-party game Splatoon 2 is only a few weeks away, but for those looking to get their Inkling fix there will be a special Nintendo Direct this Thursday. Announced via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, a special Splatoon 2 focused stream will act as a refresher for those who haven’t been following this game closely. The Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct is set to start on Thursday, July 6 at 10 a.m. …

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Bayonetta 1 + 2 teased for Nintendo Switch

Please let this be what we think it is Either this is as straightforward and blatant a tease a it seems or PlatinumGames are taking trolling of fans to another level. Games review: Breath Of The Wild: The Master Trials is the first ever Zelda DLC It looks like the Nintendo Switch could be about to get another Wii U re-release, this time in the form of a compilation featuring both of Platinum’s Bayonetta games. …

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Nintendo’s alleged ‘censorship’ of games deemed too sexy or shocking for politically correct Western audiences revealed

NINTENDO SAYS NO Japanese games developer discusses his own experience of being asked to remove ‘boob slider’ which made female characters’ breasts get bigger A JAPANESE game developer has spoken out to provide a rare insight into Nintendo’s alleged “censorship” of games deemed too raunchy or shocking for Western audiences. Nintendo is famed for producing child-friendly video games, whilst publishers in Britain and the US focus on big, bloody affairs like Fallout and DOOM. Nintendo …

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Nintendo director explains why he won’t remake iconic games

Super Mario. INQUIRER file photo Banking on the so-called “nostalgia train” seems to be the popular route that game developers are taking these days, as evidenced by the revival of numerous platforms and titles in recent months. But as far as Nintendo franchise creator and iconic developer Shigeru Miyamoto is concerned, he’d prefer if classic games remain as it is—memorable and untouched. Currently serving as the co-representative director of Nintendo, the 64-year-old video game designer …

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Former Sony And Microsoft Exec: Nintendo Has Surprised Me With Switch

Phil Harrison may be concerned with investing in new game companies these days but he’s got a long and proud history as a major player in the industry. He was instrumental in launching the PlayStation at Sony in the mid-90s and eventually rose to the position of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president before parting with the Japanese firm in 2008. In 2012, he would join Sony’s rival Microsoft as corporate vice president, where he would …

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Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima’s Approval Rating Grows 10 Percent

It’s been a crazy rollercoaster ride since Tatsumi Kimishima was named as the new Nintendo president, following the tragic and untimely passing of Satoru Iwata. He had big shoes to fill following Iwata’s success during the Wii and DS era, and steering the company out of the commercial disaster that was the Wii U was always going to be a tricky one. Yet the Switch launch back in March has been a resounding success and while Nintendo’s …

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don’t count on Nintendo making enough for everybody

After the NES Mini released to much fanfare last year (or much despair, depending on whether you’d managed to secure one or not), I drafted a story on the list of games I’d like to see in a hypothetical Super Nintendo version. I was aiming to list 30, and it was incredibly difficult to narrow the selection down that far. Like millions my age (and many otherwise), the Super Nintendo is a very important system …

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First Impressions: Kicking Off With FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch

After a notable absence from Nintendo platforms, FIFA is finally making its return to a Nintendo home console. The last ‘current-generation’ release a Nintendo console has seen was as a Wii U launch title all the way back in 2012 in FIFA 13, though a few entries with minimal updates did arrive on 3DS and Wii in subsequent years. EA seems set to reinvest in Nintendo with FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch, but will it …

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