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Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo has a love-hate relationship with the future. In the last two generations of consoles, Nintendo was a big innovator. The Wii brought us motion controls, and the Wii U brought us a tablet input for a home system. And that's not to even mention what they've done for the world of handheld gaming. Through all of these innovations, Nintendo has been lightyears behind when it comes to playing with your friends online. But that will finally be changing.

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Miitomo: Nintendo’s first mobile is Tomodachi Life for phones

Miitomo: Nintendo’s first mobile is Tomodachi Life for phones

Nintendo has finally taken off the covers for what is its first ever official smartphone game. Given the historical significance of this game, one would expect it to be big, sensational, and splash-worthy. You'd be disappointed though, to learn that Miitomo, as the game is being called, is practically Tomodachi Life Online. As the name suggests, it will revolve around Nintendo's now iconic Mii avatars, allowing players to interact with other Miis in real time, thanks to the magic of the Internet.

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Mario Maker to get giant update next week

Mario Maker to get giant update next week

Nintendo is pushing out a big update for Mario Maker on November 4, and with it will come the ability to add checkpoint flags, refine power-ups, an Event Courses hub, and more. Mario Maker is the tool through which fans can create their own Mario levels; we’ve seen some pretty difficult levels surface since its launch, including one that is nearly unbeatable.

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Legend of Zelda Maker might be the closest you can get

Legend of Zelda Maker might be the closest you can get

Next to Super Mario Bros., there is perhaps no other classic game that has been the object of every game designer's dreams than the Legend of Zelda. When Nintendo surprised the gaming world with an official Mario Maker, there was, of course, hope that the game publisher would give the same treatment to Link and his world. While that is most probably an impossible dream, reality has never stopped others from trying to step in and making something like this totally unofficial The Legend of Zelda Maker.

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First Pokémon gym set to open in Osaka next month

First Pokémon gym set to open in Osaka next month

"I want to be the very best..." If you can finish that line, then I've got some great news for you. Since the original Pokémon games debuted in the 90's, people everywhere have wanted to be Pokémon Master. Sadly, to do so requires you to visit a Pokémon Gym, and collect badges. And there have been a distinct lack of such gyms, until now.

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NES Celebrates 30th Anniversary

NES Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30 years ago this week, the US was introduced to the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short. This was Nintendo's first home console, and as we all know, it was a game-changer. The console launched with 18 games, and supported two controllers, a light gun, and a loveable robot named R.O.B.

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Nintendo NX development kits being issued, said to combine mobile and console

Nintendo NX development kits being issued, said to combine mobile and console

The Wall Street Journal has just released a new report on Nintendo's upcoming video game system, codenamed "NX." The paper says the Japanese company has begun shipping development kits to game developers so they can get a feel for the console's capabilities and start making software. While it's been the subject of much speculation before, the WSJ adds that these dev kits include both a standard home console, as well as a mobile unit, indicating that the NX will be some kind of hybrid.

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Niantic raises $30-million from Pokemon, Google, and Nintendo

Niantic raises $30-million from Pokemon, Google, and Nintendo

Three big companies are apparently very interested in the upcoming real-world augmented reality Pokemon game "Pokemon GO". The Pokemon Company Group, Google, and Nintendo are investing up to $30 million in Niantic, Inc., the company that created the game Ingress. This company recently spun off from Google and not long after announced a collaboration with the Pokemon Company to release Pokemon Go. The investment from The Pokemon Company Group, Google, and Nintendo includes $20 million upfront and an additional $10 million "conditioned upon achieving certain milestones."

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Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo shows off updated Miiverse design

Nintendo has shown off the new Miiverse design, saying that with this change gamers will find it “even easier” to keep tabs on what’s going down in the company’s community. The update brings many changes, but Nintendo hails the real-time trending feature as the best aspect of the changes. With it, users are able to see Miiverse trending topics in real time, adding to that aforementioned ease of use.

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Insane “Bomb Voyage” Super Mario Maker level finally beaten

Insane “Bomb Voyage” Super Mario Maker level finally beaten

Any gamer who has been around since the '80s or enjoys retro games will have memories of the original Super Mario Bros and the frustration that came with trying to beat some of the levels. It was enough to make you yell at the Super Nintendo and throw your controller around the room. Nintendo rolled out Super Mario Maker to allow fans to make up their own Super Mario levels and some of them are very hard.

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Man makes guitar that doubles as a functional giant Game Boy

Man makes guitar that doubles as a functional giant Game Boy

People often ask, "Why would you do that?" when presented with odd fascinations and unusual exploits. The appropriate answer is and always will be, "Why not?" Perhaps that was the thought process behind one man's very unusual DIY creation -- Guitar Boy, a guitar instrument that is also a massive functional Game Boy. The device was created as a submission for a forum's 2015 Game Boy classic build off.

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Star Fox Zero for Wii U delayed until 2016

Star Fox Zero for Wii U delayed until 2016

Unfortunately for Nintendo fans and Wii U owners, the big N has just announced that it's delaying one of its biggest releases for this holiday season: Star Fox Zero. The title was originally scheduled to be released in late November, but top Nintendo designer and Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto took to Facebook today to reveal an unexpected delay until the first quarter of 2016.

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