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Analogue Nt Mini Review: Relive Nintendo’s Glory Days

The Analogue Nt mini is in some ways the opposite of what you’d expect from an attempt to replicate the experience of playing a 1980s-era 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. For starters, it feels biggish despite its “mini” moniker (and that’s after a 20% size reduction from the original Analogue Nt), a weighty beveled hunk of anodized aluminum that’s only a few inches smaller in any dimension than the original dishwater-gray NES chassis itself. It can …

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Graceful Explosion Machine could be Nintendo Switch’s 1st Canadian-made hit – CBC News

After about a month in stores, Nintendo’s newest gaming console — Switch — appears to be doing well. It’s been selling well around the world, and the Japanese company is ramping up production to meet demand. Other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, however, its launch library is bereft of blockbuster games from popular series and franchises. Instead, since its debut, the system has made a splash with smaller, quirkier games from independent developers. Graceful …

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Nintendo Switch Build Cost Estimated to Be $257 | News & Opinion

A teardown of the hardware reveals Nintendo isn’t making a profit on sales of the Switch (yet). Developing a new game console is an expensive business. There’s the R&D phase, the manufacturing process, securing a supply of parts, completing all the relevant safety checks, shipping the finished machine worldwide, and then the ongoing marketing costs. Once the console ships, it’s possible to figure out how much it costs based on …

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Nintendo Switch deals BIG blow to Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio before Digital Foundry reveal

XBOX SCORPIO SPECS UPDATE Digital Foundry has revealed the full specs of the Xbox Scorpio. See more for yourself in the video below. Original Story Full details about Microsoft’s new Xbox Scorpio console will be revealed later today by Eurogamer sister site Digital Foundry. The website has revealed they will be showcasing some key Microsoft console’s specs at 2PM BST, possibly with further information on Scorpio’s 4K capabilities. “To clear up the speculation: @digitalfoundry …

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JEFFERIES: Wall Street massively underestimated Nintendo’s Switch (NTDOY) | 04/06/17

Reuters/Toru Hanai Shares of Nintendo have been on roller coaster ride with the viral explosion of Pokemon Go, the revamping of Mario, and the release of its new console, the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has rallied 73% over the past year, but has been stuck in a trading range of between $25 and $36 since July.  In a note sent out to clients on Wednesday, Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal reiterated his buy rating and $43 a share price target on the …

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LEGO City Undercover Nintendo Switch Review: We Built This City

(Photo: Warner Bros.) OK, so we didn’t technically build this city, but this week’s re-release of LEGO City Undercover take place in a, you guessed it, completely LEGO city. Coming from someone who has spent probably too many hours in a handful of LEGO games, LEGO City Undercover refreshes the genre completely, but for those of you who played the game and its spinoff when they released in 2013 for the Wii U and …

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Games Inbox: How could Nintendo improve Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – how would you make it better? The morning Inbox is not keen on the idea of Call Of Duty movie universe, as one reader asks for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   Room for improvement I see that the challenge for someone to write in who hates Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has had a predictably small …

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Nintendo: Switch, Mobile to Drive Earnings – Asia Stocks to Watch

By Robert Guy Nintendo (7974.JP) (NTDOY) shares are up 77% over the past year but analysts see further upside for the Japanese company given demand for its popular Switch gaming console. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal is one bull who thinks Switch will deliver a big bump to earnings. Here’s his thinking: It is indeed quite impressive; demand is quite strong and the product is sold out almost everywhere. This …

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At Nintendo, Working All Night Is ‘Mario Time’

Over the years, game development companies have found all sorts of euphemisms for unpaid overtime, but Nintendo’s might be the best. If legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto ever comes up and tells you it’s “Mario time,” you’re in for a long night. In a fantastic new interview over at Gamasutra by some dude named Chris Kohler, former Nintendo planner Motoi Okamoto opens up about his time at the venerable company, where he worked from 1999 to …

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The SwitchCharge might be the first good battery case for the Nintendo Switch

One of the Nintendo Switch’s biggest advantages is the fact that it’s a completely portable console that lets you play Zelda on the go. But on the flip side, one of the Switch’s biggest disadvantages is the relatively short battery life that the console offers, especially when playing a more graphically intensive game. The SwitchCharge is a battery case from a new company called InDemand Design specifically designed for the Switch that hopes to solve …

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Q&A: Design lessons learned from a decade at Nintendo’s EAD

Motoi Okamoto is the founder of the game developer Entersphere, which produced titles like Army Corps of Hell for PlayStation Vita. He’s also a Gamasutra blogger. But from 1999 to 2008, he participated in the development of some of Nintendo’s best-loved (and biggest-selling) titles as a programmer, then a script writer and game designer, in Shigeru Miyamoto’s Entertainment Analysis and Development (EAD) department. During his decade at Nintendo, Okamoto had a hand in creating Pikmin, …

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Nintendo and Sony lead charge as games consoles return to battle

Some pundits say sales of games consoles peaked with the dotcom boom. However, others believe rumours of their deaths have been greatly exaggerated as new concepts have helped to reinvigorate the format. Sony’s PlayStation 2, released in 2000 at the height of the market, holds the title of best-selling games console, with more than 150m units sold in just over a decade. Vying for the top spot is Nintendo’s handheld DS, which debuted in 2004. …

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Nintendo Wire’s free wallpaper for April 2017

Everyone here at Nintendo Wire wants to give back to the amazing Nintendo community, and one way we’d like to do that is by starting a new tradition. Every month, our team will create a unique wallpaper for both desktops and mobile devices. You’ll be able to decorate your devices with fun images and photos of your favorite games and characters, and swap them out every few weeks (should you choose to do so)! We’re …

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The Insane Reason PETA Is Unhappy With Nintendo

1 hour ago So PETA is angry with Nintendo… but not for reasons you would think. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a scathing letter to Nintendo over their treatment of farm animals in one of their more popular Nintendo Switch titles. Polygon is reporting that PETA has come down on Nintendo for their game 1-2-Switch. Recently, Nintendo participated in a media event with a dairy farm in a challenge to see …

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4 Things Nintendo Management Wants You to Know — The Motley Fool

Nintendo (NASDAQOTH:NTDOY) is off to a good start in 2017. The new Switch console is selling extremely well, and the company is beginning to make a push into mobile gaming in order to reach the maximum audience with its classic game brands like Mario. Learning from mistakes One reason for the Switch’s success is the corrections Nintendo made with its marketing compared to its previous Wii U console, which sold very poorly. Nintendo has focused …

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