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Nintendo reveals its plans for the Mobile Market

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced they would be entering the world of mobile and apps. Many thought this was the beginning of the end for the Japanese developer, but they have assured fans that this venture will not see them move away from the home console business. Since that announcement, Nintendo have revealed very few details about their plan to ...

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What happened to Motion Controls?

Christmas 2006, my family and I crowded around the TV after the turkey had been picked clean and watched in amazement as my little brother flailed his arms around hitting tennis balls, and throwing bowling balls, he was having a temper tantrum because I had taken over his brand new Nintendo Wii. It was the first time me or any ...

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Splatoon’s Global Testfire Has Won Me Over

I wasn’t 100% sold on Splatoon leading up to this past week with how little we actually knew about it. Sure, the E3 demos looked exciting and the prospect of a shooter from Nintendo was interesting, but it wasn’t quite enough. After the Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct, my interest grew and my worries lessened. After playing Splatoon in the Global Testfire ...

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Lego Dimensions Level Packs Leaked?

Portal and Jurassic World-themed content might be making its way to Lego Dimensions, after Walmart listed the items on its website. Pages for Scooby Doo and The Simpsons playsets were also discovered, but none of the products were accompanied by images or release dates. A number of popular franchises, including Batman and The Lord of the Rings, have already been ...

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Nintendo reports First Annual Profit since 2011

For the first time since 2011, Nintendo’s profits are on the rise. On Thursday the Kyoto-based video game giant reported annual operating profits of ¥24.7 billion and a net profit of ¥41.8 billion ($350 million) for the fiscal year ending March, from ¥549.8 billion in revenue. The figures are a substantial improvement over Nintendo’s own prediction of a ¥30 billion profit, and  a clearly successful reversal ...

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Nintendo Address Amiibo Shortage

Nintendo have issued a statement via Facebook addressing the rarity of certain amiibo figures. Since the release of the first wave in November 2014, demand for the toys has continually and drastically outweighed the supply from the Japanese company. Scalping has become a major issue as a result, with some amiibo being listed on eBay at extortionate prices just hours ...

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Yooka-Laylee Announced By Former Rare Devs

Playtonic Games have announced that their first project will be titled “Yooka-Laylee,” and they’re dubbing it the spiritual successor to the popular Banjo-Kazooie franchise. The studio, formed by a handful of ex-Rare developers, have also said that the game will be available on Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Depending on the success of it’s Kickstarter campaign, ...

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Releases for the Week of April 26-May 2

As we all have experienced, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of the games that are released each week. This series focuses on spotlighting some of the major releases of the week as well as providing some information about them. The release dates listed are for North America. Monday, April 27th Releases Cloud Knights for PC. Cloud ...

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Hands On With the New Mario Kart 8 DLC

Mario Kart 8 got its second batch of downloadable content this week. A free update introducing expanded Amiibo compatibility and the 200cc engine class was released alongside a pack of eight new tracks and three new characters for $7.99 (or included with the first DLC pack in a $11.99 bundle). We’ll start with what everybody will be getting: more Amiibo functionality ...

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Releases for the Week of April 19-25, 2015

As we all know, keeping up with new releases can be a full-time job, and it’s really easy to miss games that have been on our radars for months. This weekly releases series aims to compile a short and simple list of the major releases of each week. There are some great games on the horizon this week, so make ...

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