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Mario Kart 8: One Year Later

Nintendo finally brought Mario Kart to the Wii U on May 30, 2014. Mario Kart 8 released and was an impressive entry in the series on day one, despite some minor grievances that held it back from being the best entry in the series. Aside from a few tracks, some missing characters, and an awful…

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The amiibo atrociity

Nintendo announced its entrance into the toys-to-life market almost a year ago, joining the ranks of Activision's Skylanders series and Disney Infinity. At its E3 2014 Digital Event, Nintendo officially unveiled amiibo. amiibo are collectible figurines that when registered with the Wii U or 3DS through near field communication unlock new features in compatible games.…

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Retro Spotlight: Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 2 was released on July 10, 1987 for the NES. The game was originally developed from a vertically scrolling, 2-player cooperative title, which would eventually become Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic in Japan for the Famicom. Sprites were redesigned to create a sequel to Super Mario Bros. for a Western market after…

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What is Nintendo NX?

About two weeks ago, Nintendo announced that the company formed a partnership with DeNA to bring Nintendo IP to mobile devices. With the announcement, company President Satoru Iwata slipped in a detail about a new Nintendo console with a "brand-new concept", currently codenamed "NX." Last Monday, I told you what to expect from this mobile expansion and…

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Nintendo, DeNA, & NX

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Nintendo announced a new partnership with DeNA (pronounced D-N-A) that will bring Nintendo IP to mobile platforms. The new initiative also includes a brand new membership service which will connect players between smartphones, tablets, PC, 3DS, Wii U, and a new console currently known as "NX." Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata,…

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