Video Games

Zelda Fan Game Decides To Change Course After Nintendo Issues Takedown – Kotaku

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It was only a matter of time before Breath of the NES caught the eye of Nintendo and got pegged with a takedown notice. According to its creator, however, the game will live on. Advertisement Winter Drake, the developer who once sought to bring to life the vision for a top-down version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rendered in the style of the original NES game…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nintendo’s 2DS has always felt like a weird compromise of a system, a slightly sheepish acknowledgement that the titular third-dimensionsality of the company’s current handheld, the 3DS, was more of a gimmick than anything else. Now, the console developer is doubling down on its duo-dimensional budget system, announcing The New Nintendo 2DS XL. As its name suggests, the system is the non-3D version of the upgraded New Nintendo 3DS XL,…

I Took My Nintendo Switch To A Bar, And I Was Surprised By What Happened – Forbes

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Credit: Dave Thier The Nintendo Switch, at a real-world bar. A thought crossed my mind as the hour wound toward the happy on a sunny Friday afternoon. I had expressed a certain sentiment many times in articles here at Forbes about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Nintendo Switch. It goes something like this: “You can do things with this that you could never do with a console before, like…

The New Nintendo 2DS XL Is A 3DS Killer, Not A Threat To The Switch – Forbes

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Credit: Nintendo The 2DS is a 3DS killer. The Nintendo 2DS XL is brilliant, beautiful, and does something I didn’t think was possible just a couple days ago: It effectively kills off the 3DS, rendering it completely and totally irrelevant. Good riddance. I certainly didn’t expect the killer to come out of the blue like this, but I’m sure happy it did. The 3D on the 3DS were never flattering….

Microsoft Should Copy Nintendo And Make An Xbox Switch – Forbes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Now just imagine this screen with ‘Halo’ or ‘Dark Souls.’ Microsoft needs to fight back against the juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4. After all, the Xbox One is playing second fiddle and has been for some time. One way the Xbox team is planning to do that is by releasing “the most powerful console ever” in the Xbox Scorpio this holiday season, though we still don’t know…

Nintendo Finally Says Goodbye To 3D – Kotaku

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime presents at E3 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Few video game systems have had as strange a journey as Nintendo’s 3DS. The spunky portable console flopped, got a massive price cut, gradually built up a spectacular library of games, and received several bizarre (and confusing) hardware models throughout its six years on store shelves. And now, it’s ditching its biggest selling point. Farewell, 3D. Advertisement…

Nintendo Says it Sold Over 2 Million NES Classics – TIME

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nintendo’s global sell-in figure for the NES Classic is now officially in the millions. According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé, the total global sell-in for Nintendo’s pint-sized version of its 1980s Nintendo Entertainment System is 2.3 million. The last official figure we’ve seen arrived several months ago, when the company said it had sold 1.5 million NES Classic units worldwide. At that point, the presumption was that the…

Pastoral Living in Stardew Valley: Mesmerized by a Online Game – New York Times

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming – TechCrunch

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. The retirement was quietly announced in rather perfunctory form as part of Nintendo’s financial results, but Eurogamer noticed and put together a…

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out now – Nintendo

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out now The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game is racing to Nintendo Switch consoles and we know just the way to celebrate. For one month, Nintendo will host two special in-game tournaments in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game: one for 150cc races and one for Battle Mode. Both tournaments will start at 9 p.m. PT on 4/27 and run until 9 a.m. PT on…

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever – Business Insider

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nintendo’s new console is barely three days old, but it’s already off to a strong start in terms of sales: It’s broken Nintendo’s previous record for its fastest-selling console. That’s an impressive launch, even if you take Nintendo’s selective sales metric with the grain of salt it deserves. Nintendo The hybrid game system, that acts as a home game console and a portable game console, sold even better in North America…

Sega Acquires Crytek Black Sea, Expands Creative Assembly – IGN

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

By Luke Reilly Sega Europe has announced today it has acquired Crytek Black Sea and added the studio to the ranks of Halo Wars 2, Total War, and Alien: Isolation developer Creative Assembly, reports GamesIndustry.biz. The studio, based in Bulgaria’s capital, will now be called Creative Assembly Sofia. Crytek Black Sea was established in 2008 after Crytek’s purchase of Black Sea Studios (Knights of Honor, Worldshift). Crytek Black Sea was…

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ May Have Saved The Nintendo Switch – Forbes

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nintendo image: Nintendo It’s hard to imagine a single game so tied to the future of a major company. Sure, single games have essentially created companies in the past, but Nintendo is no spring chicken as far as video games are concerned.  Here we had one of the major players in the world of video games, on the ropes after a major console flop and feeling strangely out of place…

Nintendo Navigates Difficulties With Launching New Products (Watch) – Small Business Trends

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nintendo’s newest gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, has finally been released. And aside from some issues with orders from Amazon getting out on time, the launch went pretty smoothly. So gamers are finally getting to discover some of the new features of the console, along with the new games that are available. Of course, even the smoothest of launches can come with some issues. Anytime you’re dealing with…

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ May Have Saved The Nintendo Switch – Forbes

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nintendo image: Nintendo It’s hard to imagine a single game so tied to the future of a major company. Sure, single games have essentially created companies in the past, but Nintendo is no spring chicken as far as video games are concerned.  Here we had one of the major players in the world of video games, on the ropes after a major console flop and feeling strangely out of place…

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever – Business Insider

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nintendo’s new console is barely three days old, but it’s already off to a strong start in terms of sales: It’s broken Nintendo’s previous record for its fastest-selling console. That’s an impressive launch, even if you take Nintendo’s selective sales metric with the grain of salt it deserves. Nintendo The hybrid game system, that acts as a home game console and a portable game console, sold even better in North America…

PAX East 2017: Xbox Custom Controller Giveaway – IGN

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

By Alex Osborn PAX East is right around the corner, and IGN is partnering with Microsoft to provide fans a chance to win one of twelve Xbox custom controllers. In addition to a special IGN-themed controller, these custom controllers feature designs inspired by new and upcoming Xbox One games, including Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Mass Effect: Andromeda and more, all of which can be seen…

Is this the stupidest social media craze yet? Gamers film themselves LICKING new Nintendo game cartridges because … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

 Nintendo Switch game cartridges are covered in denatonium benzoate Denatonium benzoate is the most bitter chemical known to man  It’s widely used in antifreeze and rat poison to keep humans from drinking them The cartridges, which are about the size of a postage stamp, are covered in the bitter agent to keep small children and animals from eating them Gamers have since decided to try licking them to see what…

News 19 Nerds: Nintendo Swtich Unboxing – WLTX.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The News 19 Nerds break down the Nintendo Switch.

Why Nintendo Switch is amazing now, despite a small launch game lineup – TechCrunch

Monday, March 06, 2017

Nintendo’s Switch feels almost like a minimum viable product when it comes to software – the menu, when you boot the console initially, looks like a placeholder with big, empty square blocks suggesting some future software arrival. This is where games you download or insert via cartridge would show up, but it feels very work-in-progress. Jump to the store and the situation’s not much better: There are nine games available…