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Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

By now, you've probably heard the news: after all of these years, Mario is coming to mobile devices. Nintendo creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote last week to reveal Super Mario Run, a new game reminiscent of endless runners that will feature the mustachioed plumber. During the announcement, one of the main talking points centered around the fact that you can play Super Mario Run with one hand.

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Pokemon GO Update : root fix (and jailbroken fix for Buddy Pokemon)

Pokemon GO Update : root fix (and jailbroken fix for Buddy Pokemon)

Over the weekend a "fix" has been released for the most recent update to Pokemon GO for iOS and Android. A "fix", that is, for the update's new dousing of efforts in playing by devices that are either rooted or jailbroken. While many of these devices have been used with Pokemon GO to location spoof, see Pokemon with a PokeVision-like Pokemon radar, or otherwise cheat, some haven't. Some users root their Android device or jailbreak their iPhone for entirely other purposes, and play Pokemon GO in a completely legit manner.

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Rated-E Mods whips up SNES Micro using Raspberry Pi Zero

Rated-E Mods whips up SNES Micro using Raspberry Pi Zero

Anyone around in the earlier days of gaming will have some fond memories of playing games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment system or SNES. Over at Rated-E modes a very cool and very small SNES Micro has been created using what appears to be some sort of modeling clay and a Raspberry Pi Zero for emulation.

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Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Buddy Pokemon are nearly here and we're already looking to the next big thing. We're crossing our fingers and cursing our crystal ball for the update to Pokemon GO - Season 2, the one where everything changes. Before we get there, though, we've got a few things to discuss. Today we're going to begin with a brilliant realization by Bob of Boblandia, a Silph Road member and analyzer of the game Pokemon GO. He realized that though the tweaking of item drops in PokeStops, Niantic is able to control the dynamic of the entire game.

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Nintendo NX details may be arriving early next month

Nintendo NX details may be arriving early next month

While Nintendo's competitors have been busy announcing new consoles, we're still waiting on some official details for Nintendo's incoming system, the NX. Nintendo is gearing up for a March 2017 launch, but so far has failed to actually reveal the thing. A new report, however, is saying that those details could arrive by early October.

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Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

One of the biggest surprises at Apple's event yesterday actually had nothing to do with the iPhone 7. It was the appearance of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to announce the iconic game company's first real game for smartphones, featuring its most beloved character: Super Mario Run. There was a lot of talk about the game debuting on iOS this fall, enough to question whether it would be a platform exclusive. Fortunately for Android users, Nintendo has cleared the air, stating that Super Mario Run will be coming to their device of choice.

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Pokemon GO Apple Watch release makes the game simpler

Pokemon GO Apple Watch release makes the game simpler

Niantic made a splash at Apple's iPhone 7 event today, showing that it has no intention of letting Pokemon mania die out. After a presentation on what's new in Watch OS 3, Niantic CEO John Hanke took the stage to announce that Pokemon GO will soon be coming to the Apple Watch, giving players an opportunity to play the game without having to constantly look at their phone's screen.

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Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

This week the folks at Apple have come out with a bang with a release of an official, real deal, Nintendo exclusive Mario video game for mobile devices. This Mario Bros game will be coming to the iPhone first, and will feature some portrait-style gaming action. Which is weird, but welcome. This might not be the Mario we were waiting for - but it could be good news anyway.

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Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

The Buddy Pokemon update to Pokemon GO is the most exciting thing to happen to the game since launch, and it could be released as early as this afternoon. This update would bring users the ability to attach a Pokemon of their choice to their avatar in the game to work like a Pokemon Egg. As the player walks, the Buddy Pokemon generates Pokemon Candy. Each Pokemon has a different walking range, giving Pokemon Candy based on their type and rarity.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

We have yet another Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer today, unveiling even more details about the upcoming pair of games. Like most of the trailers that have come before, this trailer is revealing a handful of new Pokemon, while at the same time giving us additional information on the Alola region and showing off some new gameplay mechanics. Pokemon Snap fans may want to keep reading.

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No Mario’s Sky no more, DMCA’s sky rises

No Mario’s Sky no more, DMCA’s sky rises

Whether or not No Man’s Sky is the best game of 2016 really depends on who you ask. Most will, however, agree, that it is at least the most talked about. It’s hype even resulted in an indie title so popular that it actually landed on Nintendo’s radar and on its lawyers’ plates. And so the game formerly known as No Mario’s Sky has been taken down by the all powerful DMCA notice. And in its stead is a very similar game, just with different characters, called, what else, DMCA’s Sky.

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It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It's time for Nintendo to leave consoles in the past. I've rewritten this opening paragraph multiple times trying to figure out the right way to say that. I've written that there are few surprising things in the gaming industry these days, save for Nintendo, which remains to be a wild card of poor marketing decisions, and that Nintendo's mistakes have proven that it's software, not hardware that people are interested in. Sometimes, though, it's best just to come out and get to the point: Nintendo needs to close the curtains on its hardware business and transition to being a purely software developer.

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