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Feature: The Evolution of Nintendo's Controllers

The Evolution of Nintendo's Controllers

From NES to Wii U

In over 25 years of home consoles, Nintendo's done more than just produce ever-improving gaming systems that give us more complex, better-looking games: it's also been a major influence on how we play our games. The company has often been responsible for bringing new control schemes to the mainstream, or adapting ideas from others...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

For communications and humanities

Shigeru Miyamoto has won a few major awards over the years as recognition for his exemplary contribution to the gaming industry. He's been awarded a BAFTA fellowship and was the first inductee into the Spike VGA Video Game Hall of Fame, to name just two honours. He's now been confirmed as the recipient of this...

Talking Point: Should Zelda Go Episodic?

Should Zelda Go Episodic?

"Next time on The Legend of Zelda..."

For more than 25 years, The Legend of Zelda series has grapple-hooked the hearts of gamers across the globe. Thanks to the consistent quality of its library of titles, the Zelda brand has generated a worldwide recognition that few games achieve and has become the standard by which all other action-adventure...

News: 3DS Nears 1 Million Units Sold in UK

3DS Nears 1 Million Units Sold in UK

But slower than DS

According to Pocket Gamer, 3DS is on the cusp of hitting the 1 million sales mark in the United Kingdom. The site claims the console sits just below 950k units after 61 weeks on shelves. By comparison, the original DS sold its first million after 51 weeks, so 3DS clearly still has some ground to make up. Last year Nintendo of...

News: Add These Dates and Times to Your E3 Schedule

Add These Dates and Times to Your E3 Schedule

Straight from the horse's mouth

You might think your E3 experience starts and ends with Nintendo's press conference on 5th June? Not so, with two more dates and times to add to your diary. As well as streaming the press conference itself, Nintendo will also offer two exclusive videos at http://e3.nintendo.com. Here's the full rundown, in order...

News: Watch E3 Live Online, On TV and On the Go

Watch E3 Live Online, On TV and On the Go

Watch everywhere, really

Nintendo will once again stream its E3 press conference online at http://e3.nintendo.com, as well as via Facebook and on TV on Spike or MTV2. There'll also be game footage and developer interviews on Nintendo's YouTube channels. Of course we'll be bringing you live coverage, news, media and more as it happens so make sure...

News: Scour the UK for Mario Tennis Open Yoshi QR Codes

Scour the UK for Mario Tennis Open Yoshi QR Codes

Smash and grab

Mario Tennis Open launches in the UK next week, and Nintendo is launching a nationwide treasure hunt for you to grab multicoloured Yoshis. On 25th and 26th May select Asda stores will give away the Black Yoshi via a special in-store QR code: scan it with your 3DS and Black Yoshi is yours to keep. Nintendo will release white, blue and...

News: Colour-Based AR Patent is Hot Stuff

Colour-Based AR Patent is Hot Stuff

You'll see what we mean

The augmented reality games bundled with the 3DS are all well and good, but many of you want more. Nintendo's applied for a patent on a new colour-based AR concept that would make a very welcome addition to the system's AR suite. The document refers to using colour to influence the game world, giving several intriguing...

News: Nintendo Patent Reveals Wii U and Remote Interactivity

Nintendo Patent Reveals Wii U and Remote Interactivity

Drag and drop

So far a lot of the Wii U video and technology has focused on how one player will use the Wii U controller and others will use Wii Remotes, but a new patent shows the potential for a single player using both controllers together. The patent outlines how a player could use the Wii Remote to interact with both the TV and Wii U...

News: Organise a Big Kid Icarus Event, Win Prizes

Organise a Big Kid Icarus Event, Win Prizes

Nintendo lays down shiny gauntlets

Every time Nintendo announces an event somewhere in the world, the response is always the same: "why couldn't it be where I live?" That won't be a problem on 19th May, as Nintendo is encouraging fans all over the world to hold their own events for Kid Icarus: Uprising. Designating 19th May as...

News: Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Commence updating!

The exploit-fixing update for Mario Kart 7 is available now. It patches up glaring shortcuts in the game's Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1 courses. You won't be able to play online if you don't download the update, so hopefully this'll level the online playing field. Here's how to update your game: 1)...

News: Nintendo Applies for Patent on Wii U Golf Tech

Nintendo Applies for Patent on Wii U Golf Tech

Taking a swing

Remember Nintendo's bold new vision for sports games on Wii U, shown off at E3 last year? It's dead serious about making it a reality, applying for a patent on its concept for golf. The patent pertains to using the new controller on the ground to see the lie of the ball, but it goes into more detail, revealing it's possible to 'miss'...

News: Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

Holiday week brings extra sales

It's time for the weekly Japanese charts update, and if you've been reading these articles for the past couple of months you'll already know the story: Nintendo dominates sales in its homeland. The company's performance around the world may be a mixed bag at present, but results in Japan rarely let Satoru Iwata and...

Feature: The Magic of Console Launches

The Magic of Console Launches

It’s all about day one

In the coming weeks, as we build up to the excitement and madness of E3 2012, we’re going to reflect on some major Nintendo console launches from the past. We won’t necessarily cover them all in this series, but we’ll be looking at some notable console arrivals and thinking about why these system launches were...

News: Dress Up and Win at Kid Icarus Event

Dress Up and Win at Kid Icarus Event

Even if you don't go you can still dress up

Nintendo UK is currently in the middle of a Kid Icarus: Uprising event tour, giving plucky gamers a chance to take on a 'battle squad' of professional gamers in multiplayer. Participants at the first event at HMV Oxford Circus in London received limited edition posters, while those who triumphed over the...

News: Pokémon Conquest Details Revealed by Nintendo

Pokémon Conquest Details Revealed by Nintendo

Lots of kingdoms to conquer

Pokémon Conquest, a translated version of Japanese title Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition, is getting ever closer for gamers in North America. With the 18th June release date approaching, Nintendo has started to release details about the title and what 'mon fans can expect. With 17 kingdoms to conquer, and these being...