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Game Freak Talks About an Open-World Pokemon on Nintendo Switch

by Matthew Hayes | August 11, 2017 Could Pokémon ever work as an open-world game? Could we ever see a Pokémon game on the Nintendo Switch that offers the same breadth of freedom and player choice as Breath of the Wild? Would a game like that even work in the Pokémon universe? These are some of the tough questions posed to Pokémon series producer Junichi Masuda in a new video from Game Informer. You …

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Nintendo Are “Risk Takers” and “Innovators”; “They’re Not Influenced” By What Others Do

NVIDIA has expressed to be very happy for Nintendo following the success of the Switch, and has applauded the Japanese gaming behemoth for their unique approach towards the gaming market. Being powered by NVIDIA’s mobile Tegra processor, the hardware manufacturer greatly benefits from the Switch’s recent success, and during NVIDIA’s most recent financial earnings call with investors, the company’s CEO spoke highly of Nintendo. “One major component of it is the Nintendo Switch gaming console, …

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The Nintendo 64 Controller: GOOD or BAD?

A just-announced redesign of the iconic Nintendo 64 controller has just been successfully Kickstarted, which raises the question: Why? Is the Nintendo 64 controller GOOD or BAD? Two Motherboarders duke it out. The Nintendo 64 controller is BAD I’m all for nostalgia in video games. Nothing takes me back quite like playing the mini-games in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards on my friend’s limited-edition Pikachu Nintendo 64. But I also believe some things should be …

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Nintendo Switch Getting Four Incredible Games This Week

by Matthew Hayes | August 10, 2017 (Photo: Vooks.net) It’s going to be a sweet, sweet week for Nintendo Switch owners. Whether you’re itching for some classic platforming action, some intense action combat, a unique and beautiful indie adventure, or a multiplayer join that will have you and your friends rolling with laugther, Nintendo has something for you. The 3DS and Switch eShops are getting flooded with incredible games this week, but there are four …

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Nintendo Challenges The World With Beastly Speedrun of Splatoon 2 Level

If the ARMS tournament from earlier this year didn’t clue you in, here’s another incident that proves Nintendo is really good at its own games. Yesterday, the official Japanese Splatoon account shared a video of the “Octozeppelin Invasion” level, which they absolutely destroy in a record 1:09. Our own Tim Rogers translated Nintendo’s accompanying Tweet, where the developers ask the world, “Can you beat this time?” When I played this level, the charger alone made …

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Nintendo eShop: What’s New For 8/10/17

Nintendo Today’s Thursday and that means the Nintendo eShop is updating yet again. This means players will see new games pop up on their store as well as several titles being discounted. The Switch is receiving a semi-big release before the eShop updates next Thursday in Sonic Mania so that headlines this week’s eShop update. Sonic Mania is a new 2D Sonic adventure that is a clear callback to Sonic’s younger years. Everyone’s favorite blue …

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I’d like to buy this amazing Nintendo collection

If you have $29,900 to spare, this super-cool collection of retro Nintendo items can be all yours. It’s not cheap, but boy is it tempting. As reported by the Milwaukee Record, Nintendo enthusiast Charles Amble has put his entire collection of Nintendo games and memorabilia up for sale on eBay. The collection has a ‘Buy it Now’ price of $29,900, and includes over 700 items. There are 539 NES carts, 80 SNES carts, 109 N64 carts, and …

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The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell

On Nintendo’s Japanese website, there is a page called “Other Products” (その他の商品). It’s fascinating. At the top of the page, there is an entry for Western-style playing cards: Below that, there is a mahjong set. Look at these pieces. The chips have “Nintendo” emblazoned on them. How cool is that? There are also hanafuda cards, which is what Nintendo originally sold when it opened for business in 1889. You can still buy the Tengu cards. …

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Nintendo Switch review: proving it doesn’t need the iPhone to survive [Video]

Nintendo has been on a path that I, and a lengthy list of other tech-invested people, have long warned about. Its tone-deaf approach to online, its resistance to adopt new technologies, and most importantly — the existence of the iPhone — have all been bad signs for Nintendo. My advice to the Kyoto-based company up until now? Adapt, or succumb to a slow, painful death at the hands of mobile. That was the way I …

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Nintendo’s Sole Supplier for Switch Screens Is Facing Financial Turmoil

by Matthew Hayes | August 9, 2017 The sole supplier of Nintendo Switch displays, Japan Display Inc. (JPI), is in a bit of financial trouble. According to The Wall Street Journal, JPI reported a net loss of ¥31.5 billion ($286.4 million) for the financial quarter ending in June, and things don’t seem to be looking up. Today it’s come to light that JPI announced that it wouldn’t rule out a partnership with a Chinese or …

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Buy a Milwaukee man’s incredible retro Nintendo collection for $29,900

If you’re the kind of person who has spent approximately 8,000 hours blowing into a beat-up copy of Ninja Gaiden, if you’re the type of now-grown gamer who uses the “Konami code” during sex, if you’re the exact brand of 8-bit-loving madman who has actually figured out how to land in Top Gun, this one’s for you: A Milwaukee man is selling his incredible, ridiculous, glorious retro Nintendo collection on eBay. Included in the haul …

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Here’s Why Nintendo (NTDOY) Is A Strong Buy Stock

While many traders are understandably fixated on finding the next great unknown stock, seasoned investors know that sometimes our best stocks come from the tried-and-true brands that we all recognize. In the broader consumer electronics space, one of those legacy brands is Nintendo NTDOY . Since the earliest days of video gaming, Nintendo has been a dominant and innovative force. The company’s consoles revolutionized in-home and mobile entertainment, and its portfolio of franchises includes some …

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Nintendo Reveals Big Names And Live Streams For Gamescom

by Robert Workman | August 8, 2017 With the big Gamescom event set to take place in Germany in a couple of weeks, developers and publishers are revealing their plans for what’s to come at the five-day showcase. And now, Nintendo has thrown its hat – or rather, its Cappy – into the ring. The company has confirmed that it will bring two big games to the show – Super Mario Odyssey for the …

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Here’s Why Nintendo (NTDOY) Is A Strong Buy Stock – August 8, 2017

While many traders are understandably fixated on finding the next great unknown stock, seasoned investors know that sometimes our best stocks come from the tried-and-true brands that we all recognize. In the broader consumer electronics space, one of those legacy brands is Nintendo (NTDOY – Free Report) . Since the earliest days of video gaming, Nintendo has been a dominant and innovative force. The company’s consoles revolutionized in-home and mobile entertainment, and its portfolio of …

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Crash Bandicoot and Nintendo Have Boosted the UK Retail Market for July

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the launch of the Nintendo Switch and its games have helped July 2017 have a better retail market than this time last year. July tends to be a pretty quiet month for video games and the only notable game released in July 2016 was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This helped the UK video game market generate £21.5m in game sales for that month but this year has done …

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