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News: Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Miyamoto-san doesn't approve

Courtesy of the internet and its never-ending ability to make a lot of noise, Nintendo's senior management will know only too well that some of the company's most vocal fans were rather disappointed with the company's E3 showing. Its focus on near-term releases meant there were plenty of previously announced titles,...

News: Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Device Business Models With Its Releases

Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Device Business Models With Its Releases

Keen to "appeal to a wide variety of people"

By the end of this year, barring unexpected delays, we'll have downloaded Nintendo's first dedicated game / app for smart devices. In partnership with smart device veterans DeNA, Nintendo is plotting a small number of apps that it hopes will generate significant revenue, transforming its profit margins...

News: Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Rare amiibo up for grabs

Nintendo of America consistently puts on a decent show at San Diego Comic-Con, taking the chance to show off upcoming releases at the event. This year is no different, and there'll be some demos from E3 in addition to a range of competitions that'll have rare amiibo as prizes - it'll all be going down at the 'Nintendo...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Like a kid in a candy store

Some of the most memorable parts of this year’s Nintendo Digital Event were the segments featuring the strangely familiar puppet recreations of the Japanese company's most famous figures. Shortly after the presentation, it was revealed the Jim Henson Company – the team behind The Muppets – was responsible for the...

Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3

Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3

Highs and lows

It's the end of the week that was, and what an E3 we had. Your humble writer, in his relatively short history of actually covering the event, has never had to tackle a Nintendo showing quite like it. Some are comparing the big N's E3 2015 unfavourably with other notably bad years, and after the general positivity of 2014 this year has...

News: Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Sorry New Zealand

The Nindies@Home promotion may have arrived in North America and across Europe yesterday, but one area on the map which falls under the PAL region has been left behind due to local classification laws. Nintendo’s branch down under has revealed the nine game demos, including a 15 percent discount on the final releases, will need...

Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at E3 2015

Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at E3 2015

Our staff's hopes for the Digital Event and week ahead

E3 week is upon us, and as a build up to Nintendo's Digital Event showcase we naturally want to do one thing - fantasize about our gaming dreams coming true. This is that blissful early period where Nintendo's reveals remain secret, and we can allow our imaginations to run wild on what the...

News: Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Set to be officially revealed tomorrow?

Remember that rumour we reported on some time ago that Ryu and Roy could be coming to Super Smash Bros.? Well, it seems to be getting more real, as the character has been found in game patch data in the Japanese version of the game. Unseen64's Liam Robertson found the footage, which has been posted in...

News: Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

All aboard the hype train

Nintendo and hype go hand in hand, so why not celebrate this year’s E3 by drawing a picture of Reggie riding a train? To assist this creative process, Nintendo has opened a new community on Miiverse with the handle: Nintendo @E3 2015, where users can make predictions and even crazy demands in regards to what they would...

Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Still treats video games as irreverent play-things

A thought has been rumbling around this writer's mind for the past few days - Nintendo is weird. It really is. Writing about the company on a daily basis brings on a permanent state of double taking, and it's when looking outside of the big N bubble it becomes clear how peculiar it is. It simply...

News: Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Fabulous, inkling!

It appears the latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will be borrowing outfits from the fashionably streetwise inklings featured in Splatoon. With a large list of clothing and accessories already available in Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code, this latest...

Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 256 Could be a Template for Nintendo's Smart Device Future

Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 256 Could be a Template for Nintendo's Smart Device Future

Simple works on phones, and the early NES era epitomises that style

Being a gamer on the wrong side of 30 that uses YouTube to keep up with a modest list of subscribed channels, this humble writer was unaware of PAC-MAN 256 until earlier today when a press release plopped into an inbox. A celebration of Pac-Man's 35th Anniversary? Sweet! It's on...

News: The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar

The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar

Change can be difficult to accept

Since the launch of Miiverse on the Wii U in 2012, the social media platform has undergone a series of changes. Nintendo has provided its service with ongoing support in the form of regular updates. These updates have enhanced and refined the overall experience, and other fixes from time to time have focused on...

Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

Twin-stick it to the man

One of the more divisive aspects of Nintendo's upcoming ink-em-up Splatoon is the integration of motion controls into the core gameplay. Considering shooters have been comfortable with simply using two analogue sticks simultaneously to move and aim this addition initially seemed a little gimmicky and unnecessary to many...

News: Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

But...

E3 is about a month away, which means rumours will arrive with great regularity. Another is now doing the rounds about a potential E3 show; while potentially exciting, it's important to break it down and realise that, actually, it may not be entirely accurate. The source of this buzz is a presentation from NAB 2015, a major convention run by...

News: Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Next two waves also dated

Following the recent US news, Nintendo has today announced the gold and silver Super Mario edition amiibo figures will be arriving soon in Australia and New Zealand. The silver amiibo will be available exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May and is able to be pre-ordered from the EB Games website right now. With...