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People are now trying to sell fake Amiibo figures

Nintendo seems to have found success with the launch of its Amiibo figures. The little collectibles bring new functionality to a couple of games unfortunately, Nintendo can’t seem to make enough of them, which has caused quite the scalper problem. Not only are scalpers buying Amiibos in bulk and selling …

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Nintendo might use Android on its next console

Nintendo might be the first major platform holder to make a gaming console based on Android, if new rumors are to be believed. This would be a big departure from Nintendo’s previous strategy, which often involves closing everything down with a proprietary operating system and region locks on software. According …

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Amiibo and Wii U game stock stolen from lorry

It turns out game ‘thieves’ aren’t always pirates or hackers, as there’s still some real world ones out there. A lorry was hijacked while in transit between a Nintendo warehouse and GAME store and its stock of the Special Edition of third person shooter Splatoon and its accompanying amiibo, which …

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Nintendo World Championships to return for E3

The Nintendo World Championships are a legendary entry in the history of gaming. Back before Esports, before LoL and StarCraft and Quake, before all of it, Nintendo held a competition to find the best gamers in America, by having them play a custom NES cartridge featuring three specific levels from …

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Nintendo will launch five mobile games by Q1 2017

Nintendo has discussed more details on its plans for mobile gaming. Last year, the company announced that it would be teaming up with DeNA to create specific games for mobile devices, now we know that we can expect at least one game to launch this year, with another four arriving …

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Nintendo announces first annual profit in four years

It looks like Nintendo is finally making money again, after four long years of financial losses. The company has managed to turn things around, this time last year, Nintendo reported a £126 million loss, while this fiscal year, it has managed to generate £226 million profit. Over the last 12 months, …

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Nintendo 3DS can be made region-free with new exploit

People have been poking holes in Nintendo’s closed 3DS system for a little while now. At one point, you could emulate Gameboy Color games through the browser, one file modder found a way to bypass micro transactions in Pokemon Shuffle and now, there is a way to bypass the region …

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Pirate Bay co-founder denied an NES for his prison cell

Pirate Bay co-founder and former operator, Fredrik Neij, was arrested and put in prison just last year for copyright infringement. Inititally, he had hoped to kill some time making his way through some classic Nintendo games, but the prison has denied his request for an NES. While the prison usually …

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Nintendo pulls down fan-made Mario 64 level

The internet was pleasantly surprised last week when a fan-made, HD remake of Mario 64’s first level was made available online for people to play in their browser. Thanks to the power of the Unity engine, we could all be whisked back to the mid-90s, where Nintendo was ruling the roost …

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Nintendo CEO debunks Zelda Netflix series rumors

Last month, a report claimed that Netflix was in talks with Nintendo to create a live-action TV series based on the Legend of Zelda. Now, around a month after the initial rumors began circulating, Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, has spoken out, claiming that the initial report was inaccurate. Speaking with …

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Nintendo confirms that its working on a new console

Nintendo on Tuesday confirmed that it had started development of its next-generation code-named “NX” video game console. The company revealed no details about the new product, but it is highly likely that the system will be a successor to the struggling Wii U. The console might hit the market as soon …

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3DS exploit bypasses microtransactions in Pokemon Shuffle

Nintendo launched a little free to play title on the 3DS a while back called Pokemon Shuffle. Since it is a free puzzle game, micro-transactions were incorporated but a new 3DS console exploit allows you to completely bypass the annoying paid for items and just enjoy the game. The 3DS …

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Amiibo will unlock portions of NES, SNES games

What Nintendo will actually do with its Amiibo figurines has been up for much debate since the little NFC equipped models were released last year. Off the bat they gave us extra costumes in certain games and our own AI cooperative partner in Smash Bros, but these are cross title …

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The New Nintendo 3DS sold 335,000 units in first week

Nintendo’s new 3DS seems to be off to a good star, having sold around 335,000 units since its launch last week in Europe and North America. Two big contributing factors would be the launches of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The information comes from …

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Eiji Aonuma on Zelda pushing Wii U to its limits

Eiji Aonuma, the man behind almost every Zelda game since Ocarina of Time, has been talking up the latest entry in the series, set to release sometime this year on the Wii U. He previously stated that the game would feature revamped puzzle solving and exploration mechanics, utilising a more …

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Nintendo cancels WiiU TVii in Europe

Nintendo has apologised to UK and other European Wii U owners, after it announced that over two years after the console’s release, it has not and will not be bringing the TVii feature to the continent. According to the Japanese game maker, it was simply too difficult to localise all …

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Nintendo has announced its new YouTube revenue program

Nintendo hasn’t been the most YouTuber friendly publisher out there but after quite a bit of backlash and reflection, the company is finally coming around to the idea that Let’s Players should be able to make money off of Nintendo game footage- just as long as the publisher gets a cut. Nintendo’s …

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December was Wii U’s best month of sales ever

Asking anyone you know who’s not a big gamer and chances are they still haven’t heard of the Wii U. It’s amazing to think that two years on from its release, Nintendo is still in that position, but hey, apparently that doesn’t matter too much, as the Wii U is …

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