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Nintendo Download: 2nd November (Europe)

It’s another Nintendo Download Update for Europe, and it’s a rather interesting batch. We have some high profile pre-purchases along with varied games that are actually out this week, from promising Indie titles to a major first-party arrival on the 3DS. Let’s get to it. Switch Retail Downloads Monopoly (Ubisoft, €39.99 / £29.99) – One of the first games Ubisoft actually announced for the Switch, it’s now finally ready to make its entrance. Yep, it’s virtual …

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Nintendo Download: 2nd November (North America)

It’s another week, dear readers, and we have the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. There were various arrivals earlier in the week and now we have the formal update that is, as normal, rather busy and full of options. There are some varied and intriguing choices across the eShop, so let’s get to it. Switch Retail Download Sonic Forces (SEGA, $39.99USD) – The long-awaited next entry in the 3D Sonic series, drawing idea from …

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Nintendo Sold 2 Million SNES Classics In A Month

After launching the SNES Classic in Europe and North America in September, Nintendo has already sold over two million of the bite-sized retro consoles. Needless to say nostalgia for the 90s is more popular than ever. The fact that two million Nintendo fans would scoop up a miniature replica console in its first month of life isn’t very shocking, but the fact that Nintendo was able to produce that many so quickly is. Last year’s NES Classic was …

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Bin Laden files: Nintendo, crochet and blockbusters

Former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had videos on how to crochet flowers, pirated Nintendo games and Hollywood films, and the documentary Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? on a computer seized during the deadly 2011 raid on his compound. Former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a frame grab released by the US Department of Defense in 2011. Photo: AFP The CIA has publicly released thousands of files from bin Laden’s …

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Nintendo Is Still Oddly Tight-Lipped About The Switch’s Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata in 2009, at a professional high point during the heyday of the Wii and Nintendo DS. Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images One of the most heart-warming stories in video games this year was the discovery in September that the Nintendo Switch console contained a secret tribute to the beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who died in 2015 at the age of 55. But Nintendo doesn’t want to talk about it, and it’s not …

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Nintendo Switch is a game changer for the gaming industry | Opinion

Nintendo has been stepping up its game in the past year with its latest console, the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s leadership finally figured it would put to rest the age old formula it has been using to make money off of since the dawn of video games, and bring in new strategies to shake up the industry and make a name for itself once again. As one of the first gaming companies, Nintendo dominated the game …

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Nintendo is releasing a limited edition Ocarina of Time Zelda 2DS for Black Friday

Black Friday is rapidly upon us, and much like last year, Nintendo has a couple limited edition bundles to offer for the holiday season. This year, they’re both heavily themed around The Legend of Zelda. First up is a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time–themed 2DS, which comes decked out in a very Hylian green, and includes a preinstalled copy of the 3DS remaster of the classic title. It’ll cost the same $79.99 that Nintendo …

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Style Savvy: Styling Star launches for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25

Style Savvy: Styling Star launches for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25 The newest game in the Style Savvy series is coming exclusively to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this holiday season. In the Style Savvy: Styling Star game, you can manage a boutique, plan makeovers and help your clients become singing superstars. The much-loved Style Savvy series puts you in the role of a budding fashion mogul. By running your own …

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Korg’s Gadget studio is coming to Nintendo Switch next year

Nintendo’s smash console gets its own music-making studio. If you love making music and playing video games, you’re going to want to put a Nintendo Switch on your Christmas list if you don’t already own one: Korg is bringing its Gadget studio to the console early next year. Korg Gadget – which gives you a software studio full of synths and drum machines to play with – started out life on the iPad, but has since …

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Nintendo Disappointed by Super Mario Run Profits – MacStories

As part of its earnings report, Nintendo announced today that its iOS game, Super Mario Run, has not yet reached ‘acceptable profits.’ At this point, nearly a year after the game’s debut, it’s hard to imagine when, if ever, that point will be reached barring a major shift in the game’s business model. Super Mario Run took the App Store by storm in December 2016 breaking download records and topping the charts around the globe. …

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SanDisk’s Switch MicroSD Card is a Good But Pricey Nintendo Storage Solution

The Nintendo Switch is having a pretty fantastic debut year, to say the least. The console/handheld hybrid has already amassed a very solid list of games. But if you want to play those games on the go without dragging a bunch of cartridges around, or play the plethora of cool games that are download-only, you’re going to need a microSD card for external storage sooner rather than later. The Switch has 32GB of internal storage, but …

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Will the Nintendo Switch gold rush affect indie games on PC?

In just seven months, Nintendo has sold more than 7.5 million Switch consoles, half what the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime. It’s been flying off the shelves and so have Nintendo’s big games. But, then, they almost always do. More surprising is how much success smaller indie games are finding on the Switch. Almost every indie release on Switch reports that it’s outselling other platforms. Games like Death Squared, Oceanhorn, and Wonderboy: The …

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FIFA 18 update 1.04: New PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch patch LIVE | Gaming | Entertainment

It should be noted that the patch notes listed below are for PS4 and Xbox One only, the Nintendo Switch version of the game has been given its own specialised patch. Patch notes for the Nintendo Switch can be found here. The new FIFA 18 update is the third major console patch and includes nerfs for both ground passes and ground through balls. Here’s the official breakdown from EA Sports on how this will affect …

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Handheld 3D body scanner uses motion-sensing chip from Nintendo Wii

 Why can’t handheld ultrasound devices come with the same motion-sensing technology inside a video game controller?Getty Images/ Joshua Lott ER doctors and engineers have harnessed the motion-sensing technology in Nintendo Wii controllers to build a new kind of 3D body scanner. It’s not as precise as the technology in an MRI machine or a CT scan, but it’s much quicker. The new device could help some patients avoid sitting still in an MRI machine or getting exposed to the radiation of …

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Nintendo Is Having A Very Good Year

This week’s Nintendo financial briefings revealed one undeniable fact: the company is having a killer 2017. Between Mario, Zelda, and the red-hot Switch, Nintendo hasn’t had a year this good in a very long time. A few stats: Nintendo sold over two million copies of Super Mario Odyssey in just three days, which is remarkable. Equivalent global numbers for the last 3D Mario game, Super Mario 3D World, aren’t available, but back in December 2013, …

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