Bigger and better
Prior to the release of Super Mario Run on mobile, it might have been a shock to see Mario in an iPhone commercial. Nowadays, it's not as surprising. To promote it's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple has released a commercial about upsizing - with Mario making an appearance in it just after the halfway mark. Titled "Growth...
Samus on your wrist!
The Apple Watch has made a massive impact in the wearables arena, primarily down to its renewed focus on fitness applications. You can even explore the world of Pokémon GO from your wrist with the Apple Watch. Ahead of Apple's big release event today - where the new Apple Watch Series 4 is sure to be revealed, along with...
iPhone users rejoice
One of the nicest things about being a iPhone user is the joy of plonking stickers on your friend's iMessages. We've already had fun with Pokémon iMessage stickers and more recently 8-Bit Super Mario stickers, but now it's Link's turn. The Zelda: Breath of the Wild
It's all that NAND flash memory
The Nintendo Switch has certainly been a success since its launch back in March. The latest speculation following the strong start is that Nintendo is now ramping up Switch production for this fiscal year, with 18 million units reportedly to be out in the wild by March 2018 in order to meet the surging demand; that...
"I kinda of look at it as if I'm running a talent agency"
Super Mario Run launches on iOS this week, an event which not so long ago would have been totally inconceivable to the average Nintendo fan. Nintendo's slow but steady embrace of mobile has certainly generated column inches in the gaming world, and to push the release the legendary Shigeru...
"We might have an opportunity to use that"
Nintendo could extend the reach of its amiibo range by making the NFC toys compatible with smartphones, Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted. Speaking to IGN after appearing on stage at the recent Apple conference - where he announced Super Mario Run - Miyamoto said: There's nothing we can announce today but It's...
Paving the way in more ways than one
In case you missed it, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage at Apple's 2016 conference yesterday to announce Super Mario Run, a brand-new Mario game for iOS. As if that wasn't shocking enough, Apple also revealed its new iPhone 7 which - as had been rumoured - does away with the traditional 3.5mm headphone socket...
New gaming controller for Apple TV looks very familiar
Unless you happen to live under a rock, you will no doubt have been aware that yesterday Apple held one of its special events in which it announced several new products. There was a larger iPad, two new iPhones and - perhaps most significantly of all - a new Apple TV, this time with a very...
Apple shames unethical mineral suppliers, but will Nintendo do the same?
Progress isn't always a good thing. New consoles, gadgets and services can hold a hidden price which goes way beyond what we pay at retail. The minerals that are used to create much of our technology are often obtained from conflict-ridden parts of the world — such as the...
Love the skin you're in
If you happen to own an Apple TV unit then you may feel that it's a little too plain for your liking, but fear not — Killer Duck Decals has the solution. The company has produced skins for the Apple TV unit which allow it to mimic classic Nintendo systems like the NES, SNES and
Managed to crawl in as "Awesome Baby Names"
Apple doesn't have the most triumphant reputation for vetting the products found in its App Store, and it looks as though another piece of copyrighted material managed to slip through the badly worn net. Earlier today, a Game Boy Advance emulator smuggled itself into the App Store using a cunning disguise...
Could Nintendo be taking Sony and Microsoft too lightly, or over-reacting to Apple?
It's strange that Nintendo would see Apple and its range of iOS devices as more of a threat than Sony or Microsoft and their stake in the home console and handheld markets. Reggie Fils-Aime, President at Nintendo of America has echoed the concerns of Satoru Iwata and...
Ex-Square writer says the iPad marks the beginning of the end for Nintendo's handheld dominace
Although Nintendo's position in the home console market has been contested numerous times over the past few decades, it has always held court over one sector of the video game industry: the humble handheld. With the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy...
Satoru Iwata apparently singles out iPhone & iPad as 'enemies'
In the world of console gaming, we've gotten used to the status quo that has Nintendo competing against the likes of Sony and Microsoft, with only the former in possession of any experience and success in the portable market. Now it can no longer be denied that Apple has bagged itself a...
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