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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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Nintendo patent reveals controller with shoulder-based scroll wheels

Nintendo patent reveals controller with shoulder-based scroll wheels

Another recent patent filed by Nintendo has been discovered, and much like the previous one for a console with no disc drive, it offer hints about the game company's upcoming "NX" system. Originally filed in February of this year, the patent was discovered online by the forum members of NeoGAF. The document reveals Nintendo's design for a controller that features scroll wheels on the upper right and left corners, in place of the shoulder buttons commonly seen on controllers for the Wii U and other consoles.

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Pico Cassette is the game cartridge of the mobile age

Pico Cassette is the game cartridge of the mobile age

A tiny device that plugs into your smartphone's headphone socket may be the next big thing in tiny gaming. What the company called Pico Cassette wants to do is regain some of the joy and fervor that came with buying and loading games in your own home with physical cartridges, doing so here with a device that replicates the look and the feel with a unique accessory. Just don't say the word "Nintendo," or your dreams may never come true.

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Nintendo names Tatsumi Kimishima as new company president

Nintendo names Tatsumi Kimishima as new company president

On Monday morning in Japan, video game giant Nintendo announced the promotion of Tatsumi Kimishima to serve as the company's new president. Kimishima's promotion comes after the sudden passing of Nintendo's previous leader, the popular Satoru Iwata, who died at only age 55 in July of this year. Up until now, the company has been run by interim leaders Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of a number of Nintendo's largest franchises, and Genyo Takeda, a hardware architect.

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Dorm fridge transformed into a giant, functional Game Boy

Dorm fridge transformed into a giant, functional Game Boy

If you still have your old dorm fridge, you could use it in the conventional way -- to store beer -- or you could get a little creative and follow Daniel d’Entremont's lead. The industrious fellow has transformed his miniature refrigerator into a giant, fully functional Game Boy console -- one that continues to work as a refrigerator, too. That means you can finish your game, open the door and grab a can, then close it can get back to gaming.

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Pokemon GO wearable introduces location-based monster hunting

Pokemon GO wearable introduces location-based monster hunting

Get ready for a whole new way to play Pokemon: in the real world. The Pokemon Company has announced a new mobile game, Pokemon GO, for both iOS and Android, but the twist is that it's paired with a wearable and uses GPS location data to have players hunting monsters in real life. The Pokemon Company has partnered with both Nintendo and Niantic Labs, the former Google-owned makers of the hit GPS-based mobile game Ingress. The mobile app will be available for free when it launches in 2016.

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Amazon launches Nintendo Digital Downloads page

Amazon launches Nintendo Digital Downloads page

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS gamers in the US now have a new option when it comes to paying for digital game downloads: Amazon.com The internet shopping giant has just launched a digital download store dedicated to Nintendo's platforms, but it's much better than paying for a game, getting a redeemable code via email, and then entering it on a console's eShop. Users can make their purchase on Amazon, check-out, and then click on a link to the Nintendo Network that will automatically register the content as purchased for their system.

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New Nintendo 3DS launches in U.S. on September 25

New Nintendo 3DS launches in U.S. on September 25

After questions and speculation and outcries and impatient waiting, Nintendo fans located in the U.S. will be able to get ahold of the smaller New Nintendo 3DS starting next month. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced the larger of the two new models in the US, but was careful to avoid giving any explicit statement either way about whether the smaller unit would be arriving in North America. Now the video game company has made an official statement, saying the device will be available starting September 25.

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Wii U’s Netflix app gets complete overhaul, more features

Wii U’s Netflix app gets complete overhaul, more features

Disappointed by the slow, often poor experience of using Netflix on the Wii U? Then today brings good news: users are reporting that the Netflix for Wii U app has been updated and the update brings a complete overhaul, including new features and improved performance. Netflix hasn't issued any official statement about the update, but users are reporting that the interface has changed, profiles are available, and more.

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Hit game Shovel Knight is Nintendo’s first indie Amiibo

Hit game Shovel Knight is Nintendo’s first indie Amiibo

Nintendo has just announced that Shovel Knight, the popular, critically acclaimed indie game, is the first third-party title to get an Amiibo without a character appearing in Nintendo's Smash Bros. fighting game series. Amiibo are miniature figures that can connect with Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS game systems, while Shovel Knight, released for both platforms already, is an 8-bit inspired action game with a throwback feel to original NES era.

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Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo details games, amiibo lineup for rest of 2015

Nintendo has revealed its plans for the remainder of 2015, including the roster of games it has in the pipeline. Among the plans is a new exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that will be offered through Walmart retail stores and online. The bundle will bring with it the game and Idea Book, as well as a 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. That bundle will be available starting September 11 for $299.96 USD. There will be several new amiibo figures and a slew of new titles, as well.

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Nintendo patent reveals game console without optical drive

Nintendo patent reveals game console without optical drive

A newly discovered patent from Nintendo reveals the gaming company may be planning to ditch the optical drive in its next console. Thankfully they aren't planning to make a return to cartridges, like in the pre-GameCube days, but rather forego any kind of drive at all for inserting games. Instead, it seems Nintendo may have finally caught up to the thinking of Sony and Microsoft, and sees a future where games are downloaded over the internet and stored locally.

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