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Nintendo’s new console is breaking records, but it won’t save Nintendo

Last year Nintendo enjoyed a surprise hit when Pokémon Go took the world by storm. This year, it’s enjoying another hit—one that’s all the more surprising, and arguably more critical for the troubled company’s future.<p>The Nintendo Switch, the company’s latest console, has been flying off the shelf. …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shows off just how much better the Switch is than Nintendo’s other portable consoles

Nintendo has gotten away with some bad screens over the years<p><i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i>, Nintendo’s upgrade of the original <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, hits the Switch tomorrow with some new additions that might just make it the best <i>Mario Kart</i> game ever. But it also serves as the best example yet of just how much better …

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Nintendo Switch Ships 2.74M Units, Zelda Rises To 3.84M Shipped

The console is off to a hot start, it seems.<p>Today as part of Nintendo's latest earnings report for the fiscal year ended March 31, Nintendo provided the first worldwide shipment update for the Nintendo Switch. The console has shipped 2.74 million units around the world since launch in March, while …

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Persistent Player Opens Impossible Chest in Breath of the Wild

April 26, 2017<p>Share This<p>Impossible Chest Holds Fairly Basic Reward for Such a Complicated Task<p>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the kind of …

Breath of the Wild

Nintendo president: 'It is surprising that Zelda is doing so well'

The newest game from Nintendo, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," is one of the best games released in years. Not one of the best <i>Nintendo</i> games in years, but one of the best games — <i>period</i> — released in the last decade.<p>It's so good, in fact, that you might consider buying Nintendo's new, …

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Gamestop: Nintendo Switch Selling Out In Hours, Not Days

Gamestop stores across the country may have gotten new shipments of the Nintendo Switch in advance of the <i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i> release, but if you didn’t already know that probably missed them. Nintendo’s new hybrid living room/portable console started flying off of store shelves on day one, and it …

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Zelda Players Have Found Wild Ways To Break Breath Of The Wild's Shrines

When most people enter a <i>Zelda</i> shrine, they try to solve the puzzles. Sometimes a shrine will accept multiple solutions, allowing players to get …

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The Best Moments Players Have Captured in 'Breath of the Wild'

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is an absolutely gorgeous game, filled with beautiful mountaintop vistas and colorful shrines built to …

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Nintendo Switch VR: Why we won't see virtual reality anytime soon

The Nintendo Switch is the only game system of this generation to act as both a home console and a handheld device. But when compared to PCs and the …

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‘Pokémon,' ‘Smash’ On Nintendo Switch: CEO Teases Major, Unannounced Games

Nintendo Switch may be lacking in the first-party games department right now, but company CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has a confident outlook for the …

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Nintendo predicts Switch sales of nearly 13 million by next April

Nintendo has announced its earnings for the final quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which are particularly pertinent to recent news as they contain the first official sales data on the new Switch console. Since it became available on March 3rd, Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch units for the rest of …

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Nintendo's new Switch console to reverse eight consecutive years of falling sales

Nintendo expects the success of its new console to reverse eight consecutive years of sales decline, putting an end to a long and painful period for the Japanese icon.<p>The video games giant said it expects to sell 10m Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of March 2018 in addition to the 2.7m sold in …

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Nintendo Switch sales are still clobbering every other console on Nintendo’s home turf

As difficult as it is to actually find a Nintendo Switch console in stock anywhere, it might seem like sales are lagging. Of course, we can assure …

Wii U

The best one-liners in ‘Star Fox 64,’ which is 20 years old today

Well, Cornerians, it’s <i>Star Fox 64</i>’s 20th Anniversary.<p>Somehow we’ve made it this far with our literal fox-faced friend, through dinosaur planets, clunky third-person shooters, the Wii U one, and a pretty good couple of handheld games (one was more or less a port of <i>SF64</i>). But this day isn’t about …

Now on Nintendo Switch eShop: a rad, retro-style action game for cheap

Kamiko might be the coolest, cheapest game on the console<p>As Nintendo gears up to release its next major game for Nintendo Switch — ever heard of <i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i>? — the eShop quietly gets a game that’s right up action game fans’ alleys.<p><i>Kamiko</i> has been generating buzz since it launched in Japan …

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‘Team Kirby Clash Deluxe’ Is a Great Reason to Recharge Your 3DS

It eventually trips over familiar free-to-play catches, but you can still have a lot of fun here, without spending a penny.<p><i>Chris Schilling's column The Pick-Me-Up focuses on games that can make you smile in just ten minutes.</i><p>Kirby has a new game out! This year has been so ludicrously stacked that …

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We can all relate to these Super Mario Happy Meal confessionals from grown-ups who want the toys

McDonalds has a new set of Super Mario Happy Meal toys, starring the leaping plumber and his usual gang of friends and frenemies, and people are …

A terrible Switch game gets a new script, and it only makes things worse

Vroom in the Night Sky’s script is terrible, even after a patch<p>There aren’t enough Nintendo Switch games out yet to really call one out as terrible, but we’re going to do it anyway: <i>Vroom in the Night Sky</i>, a Japanese eShop release, is terrible. It gained notoriety in March as both the most poorly …

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5 perfect NFL draft endorsements that need to happen

Michigan tight end Jake Butt got the most appropriate endorsement deal in NFL draft history on Wednesday when he signed a deal with Charmin to be the face of toilet paper.<p>Get it ... because his last name is Butt? This is the kind of marketing we can get behind. Too often athletes endorse products …

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Capcom: Monster Hunter XX and Generations doing well, Monster Hunter Stories "underperformed"

As was the case with Nintendo, Capcom reported its latest financial results today for the fiscal year ending in March. The company’s digital contents …

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 re-confirmed for this year by Nintendo

No one thinks this will make it in 2017<p>A few months back we got wind that <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> exists, and that it's coming by the end of this year! …

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New League of Maidens Gameplay Video Shows off Three Mini Games

April 26, 2017<p>Share This<p>New League of Maidens Gameplay Video Shows off Three “Training” Mini Games<p>The private alpha for <i>League of Maidens</i> will begin …

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Zelda reimagined on analog synths is your new favorite video game music

<b>The first installment of the Switched On SNES series.</b><p>You don’t need to read a brilliant list of the 100 best video game soundtracks of all time to …

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The Switch and I: Early Adopters of Nintendo’s Console on its Joys and Cons

Almost two months after it launched, just how has Nintendo’s portable system gone down amongst those who paid good money for it?<p>It's easy enough for people who cover games for a living to dig into the latest systems and software—but with professional blinkers put to one side, just what does the …

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Galaxy on Fire 3: why it dares to have an ending

“We are no longer competing for people’s money, we’re competing for people’s attention and time,” said DS FishLabs Studio Head Michael Krach in our recent Skype interview. “People are drowning in entertainment offerings at very little, or flat fees, or no money at all.”Though I remember a time …

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Lively Florida Smash Tournament Results In $20,000 Loss For Organizers

A big fighting games tournament organizer says his company lost $20,000 throwing its first <i>Super Smash Bros</i>.-centric tournament earlier this month. As …

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Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switch units since March, more than Wii U sold in its first year

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Nintendo's 'First Game Designer' Retires After 45 Years

Genyo Takeda, who is considered as Nintendo's "first game designer" has retired after 45 years working at the company.<p>Takeda was considered one of …

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10 Great Gifts for the New Grad in Your Life

Find the perfect gift for that 21st-century grad on the go<p>pinterest<p>Whether they're just finishing high school and gearing up for college, or wrapping …

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Raekwon going on ‘The Wild’ tour (and the Art of Rap tour with DMX)

The Wu-Tang Clan’s always-active <b>Raekwon</b> returned this year with a new solo album, <i>The Wild</i>. It’s got guest spots from <b>Cee-Lo Green, Lil Wayne, Andra …

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