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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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Nintendo eShop Spotlight: Boxboy!


Boxboy! is the newest game from HAL Laboratory, Inc. When it comes to Nintendo games, HAL Laboratory, Inc. (株式会社ハル研究所) is a legendary name. Since it was founded in 1980, HAL has developed games for almost every Nintendo platform that has been released. They are best known for the Kirby series, The Mother (Earthbound) series, and the Super Smash Bros. series. They are also the minds behind ...

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The Best Way to Play Final Fantasy on the Go

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Gaming has changed. More specifically, the accessibility of gaming has changed. The elephant in the room, smartphone and tablet gaming, is responsible for a great deal of the shifts our medium has undergone over recent years. Today we live in a world in which a device for making phone-calls, is your hub for multimedia, and for many, a primary platform for ...

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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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3DS Gets Huge StreetPass Update – Is It Worth Your Time?


This week, the 3DS StreetPass Mii Plaza received a huge update from Nintendo. Two new StreetPass games are being offered, as well as a few minor changes and an optional, paid upgrade to the Plaza. Let’s start with the basics. Everyone can get this update by opening StreetPass Mii Plaza, navigating all the way to the left, and selecting “Check ...

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – First Impressions


To say that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is important is an understatement. This is the first chance that the New Nintendo 3DS has gotten to prove its worth. Sure, a few games have made use of the system’s extras: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Code Name S.T.E.A.M., and IronFall: Invasion have all used the c-stick for camera control, but the new buttons have been largely unused and the ...

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Pokémon Rumble World – First Impressions


The success of the Nintendo eShop has prompted a lot of changes for Nintendo, including the use of the “free-to-start” model. Nintendo first explored free-to-start games in 2013 with Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball. More recently, Pokémon Shuffle was released as a free download in February. Today, Nintendo released their latest free-to-start effort: Pokémon Rumble World. The game is the latest in the Pokémon Rumble series, which started ...

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