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Nintendo Wants to Redefine Entertainment

Nintendo wants to redefine entertainment.<p>Though the esteemed Mario company remains committed to innovating in the video game space, the Japanese giant is also looking to grow its business in new ways.<p>Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined his vision for the next ten years of Nintendo as part of a …

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Rayman Leak Confirmed Fake, See How It Was Made

Well, it appears as if we were all duped.<p>An artist by the name of Omni recently uploaded a surprising video that demonstrates exactly how he made the …

Review: New Nintendo 3DS XL

The gimmicky handheld gets a second shot at greatness, but this is more evolution than revolution.<p>It's the games that make the system, right? That's …

New Nintendo 3DS XL console review – ‘the hardware lives up to its original promise’

Nintendo’s rejigged 3DS console has dramatically improved 3D effects, but there’s no change to the disappointing screen resolution<p>The 3DS is already a solid handheld, but Nintendo has nevertheless rejigged it. The result is the (rather awkwardly named) New Nintendo 3DS. With a faster processor and …

Five 'Minecraft' Books To Explain Obsession And Inspire Education

While video-games like Minecraft develop all kinds of skills, parents can sometimes want a distraction from the screens. These five books not only get Minecraft addicts reading, but create a context in which parents and children can discuss the game.<p>Kids love talking about their favourite hobby but …

Nintendo woos indies in New York this week in continued push for Wii U, 3DS

Nintendo will arrive at IndieCade East this week with a showcase of independently created games and some advice to help developers bring their titles to Nintendo platforms, the company announced today.<p>Nintendo's senior manager of licensing, Damon Baker, will give a talk called "Self-Publishing with …

Limited Edition Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Giveaway!

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D launches today, and you may have noticed that the matching limited edition New 3DS XL is currently out of stock in the UK. Luckily for you we managed to get our hands on one and are giving it away. With an additional analogue stick, two new shoulder buttons, …

The beautiful, limited edition New 3DS XLs you'll probably never own

Nintendo has two limited edition versions of its New 3DS at the new handheld system's launch. One comes in a <i>Majora's Mask</i> livery, while the other's inspired by <i>Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate</i>. Fans have been clamoring for both, which explains the preemptive sell out. Yesterday, the line outside the …

Let Luigi show you the advantages of the New 3DS XL in these three commercials

So what exactly are the benefits of the oddly-named New 3DS XL system released today? Nintendo has rolled out three new ads, each focusing on one aspect of the device, and Luigi is here to walk you through the advantages of the new hardware.<p>So there you go: Better 3D, more processing power, and the …

World of Tanks on Xbox 360 has had an outstanding first year (infographic)

Wargaming’s first console game launch was a huge success.<p>This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of World of Tanks on Xbox 360. Wargaming’s popular PC tank-battling MMO has over 100 million players worldwide, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The franchise continues rapid …

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The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

Do not pass go, do not collect $200—that is essentially the message to Hasbro in a new book on the history of Monopoly.<p>In case you were not aware, …

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The New Nintendo 3DS XL doesn't come with a charger, and it's weirdly hard to buy one

Nintendo isn't including any way to charge the New 3DS XL when it launches in the US this Friday, which is strange (even by Nintendo standards). To be clear, this means that if you don't already have a 3DS charger purchased separately or from a previous device, you will be able to use your new …

New Nintendo 3DS XL Review - Review

Like the Nintendo DSi before it, the New Nintendo 3DS XL is a stop-gap system that offers some improvements, while not making a generational leap. …

Nintendo Excludes Smash Bros From YouTube Partner Program

Nintendo has excluded the entire lineage of Super Smash Bros games from its Content Creators Program, meaning that YouTube personalities who wanted to upload videos of the series will not be eligible for a cut of Nintendo’s ad revenue.<p>Also blocked are third-party games licenced by Nintendo, such as …

Nintendo still refuses to put its classic games on smartphones — instead, it plans to put smartphone games on its console

In a recent interview with Nikkei (via Kotaku), Iwata said Nintendo plans to actually remake smartphone games for its portable hardware, the Nintendo 3DS, instead of putting its games on other smartphones.<p>The obvious question is, "Why would I pay Nintendo for a game I already own and play on my …

New Windows 9 Screenshots Show The Start Menu

Microsoft has been making a number of changed to Windows 8, the company is also working on the next version of their OS, and now we have some Windows …

Worst Airplane Seat Ever

If you thought your coach-class seat was just a little too cozy, those armrests just a little too soft, then you're in luck. Flying could get even less comfortable than before.<p>If you thought your coach-class seat was just a little too cozy, those armrests just a little too soft, then you're in …

11 Photos That Prove Fog Isn't A Ruiner

Everyone hopes for a sunny summer, but sometimes there's nothing better than a little cloud cover.<p>Not all of us are lucky enough to have Karl the Fog for occasional coverage like they do in San Francisco, but here are some cities shrouded in fog that look pretty darn beautiful themselves!<p><b>1. The sun</b> …

If Chewie were a Unimog: The Hot Wheels Star Wars cars

The new Hot Wheels Star Wars lineup hits store shelves in October. The cars themselves make their debut at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Hot Wheels booth. Here's what your favorite characters look like when they're prepped for orange track.<p>The new Hot Wheels Star Wars lineup hits store shelves in …

Reader Ride: Kevin Sullivan’s Chevy Caprice PPV LSX-9C1

<i>Photo credit: GConnoyer Photography</i><p>New cars are great, and they are often even better than what the home builder might come up with after a hefty …

Amazon's new games show what only the Fire Phone can do (updated)

Looks like Amazon plans to take advantage of the Fire phone's head-tracking tech at every turn, so it put its Game Studio to work developing two new titles especially for the device. The first one called <i>Saber's Edge</i> is a strategic pirate puzzle game, while the other, called <i>To-Fu Fury</i>, is a puzzle …

Leases entice drivers to upgrade autos as often as iPhones

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan — When Adam Gilgis leased a Volkswagen GTI this month, he had one goal: a low monthly payment.<p>"We pay $320, which is perfect," said the 35-year-old Chicago attorney. "If we finance the car, we're paying thousands of dollars more over the course of several years."<p>Auto leasing is …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Beelzebubba: This is the stuff of redneck dreams . . . and everyone else's nightmares.<p>Make room, Beelzebub, there’s a new demon-prince pony car in town, and it’s from the people who once brought you a real Demon. This Challenger brandishes numbers to shame the mightiest Mustangs and ­Camaros. Known …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Top 10 Amazing Facts about America's Most Powerful Car

No matter how you slice the data, Chrysler is enjoying great success in the automotive world. At Kelley Blue Book we’ve watched shopper traffic across every Chrysler division (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram) effectively double over the past two years. This is reflected in the automaker’s …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

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