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Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced its Mario Maker software has been delayed, and will be coming in September of this year. With the software, gamers are able to create their own Mario levels by placing bricks and other items into the game -- making for all the fun of Mario alongside completely new and customized levels. It's not that crushing of news, considering that many people were unaware of when it was originally going to release, and so this comes across more like a launch announcement than anything else.

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Nintendo outs its amiibo plans: next wave starts May 29

Nintendo outs its amiibo plans: next wave starts May 29

Nintendo has seen rampant success with its amiibo lineup, something we've detailed at various times including earlier this year. That momentum has encouraged the company to keep going, and so it will be dropping loads of new amiibo, including the Yarn Yoshi we saw this evening. The first wave of new amiibo, which include PacMan and Wario, will be arriving on May 29, and they'll be followed up with two more waves, one taking place in July sometime, and another on an unspecified day in September.

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Yoshi amiibo made out of yarn is inbound

Yoshi amiibo made out of yarn is inbound

Nintendo is in the middle of its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, and among all the details (and there's a lot coming), the company has announced big plans for the amiibos. Many new varieties will be coming over the next few months, but most notable among them all is a new Yoshi amiibo...made entirely of yarn. That yarn Yoshi teases the upcoming arrival of Yoshi's Wooly World game, which will be launching later on this year. In addition, it will complement your gaming activities.

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Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

Ask Nintendo 64 owners what their favorite game was and, after a little reminiscing, many will tell you Super Mario 64. Now, you can relive the classic 3D title - or at least its first level - all in the comfort of your browser. Handiwork of Erik Roystan Ross, the recreation of Nintendo's 1996 masterpiece can be played online or through the browser, using either the keyboard or a gamepad controller from either Microsoft or Sony's stables.

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Artist hacks together Game Boy and camera into 8-bit printer

Artist hacks together Game Boy and camera into 8-bit printer

Nintendo has a history of releasing obscure, rarely used peripherals for its video game consoles and portables. In this instance, I'm talking specifically about the Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Printer, two accessories for Nintendo's original 8-bit handheld that, well, let you take small, lo-fi pictures and print them with the same quality as a cash register receipt. Well, a Russian artist must've used these as inspiration, because he's hacked together what basically amounts to be a Game Boy-photo-gun-printer.

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Nintendo says live-action Zelda rumor is based on wrong info

Nintendo says live-action Zelda rumor is based on wrong info

Early last month, word surfaced via a source talking to the Wall Street Journal that a live-action Zelda show would be arriving on Netflix, and that it would be a high-quality offering akin to "Game of Thrones", only for kids. Such a rumor set the Internet abuzz, but nothing official about the series has been announced in the weeks since the rumor first surfaced, and now Nintendo has come around to squash our hopes. The company's CEO says that the rumors weren't based on the right info, and though he doesn't blatantly say "it's not happening", it looks less hopeful than anticipated.

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Nintendo “NX” console coming 2016 with “brand new concept”

Nintendo “NX” console coming 2016 with “brand new concept”

Nintendo might finally be taking its fans', and detractors', wishes to heart. The embattled gaming giant, long accused of being slow moving and more risk averse than its industry rivals, might have finally gotten the courage to get out of its shell. It just announced its partnership with game maker DeNA to bring its IP to mobile devices, something radical for Nintendo. Now it is hinting at its next gen console, codenamed NX, coming next year, which might also be something unexpected from the company.

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Nintendo and DeNA to develop games for smart devices

Nintendo and DeNA to develop games for smart devices

Nintendo fans have been wishing for a long time that the gaming company would produce mobile games based on some of the cool Nintendo properties out there. Nintendo has stayed away from mobile opting instead to produce games solely for its game consoles. That will change with Nintendo and DeNA announcing a partnership that will see games for mobile devices based on Nintendo IP in the pipeline.

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Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase). Though software sales weren't quite that high, there was a 7-percent year-on-year increase with $338.9 million coming in. It was an overall good month for the industry, particularly Nintendo which saw high console and software sales.

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Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

So you like hacking - and you like Netflix. Perhaps you'd enjoy watching House of Cards season 3 on your Nintendo Entertainment System? Lucky you, someone has figure out how to do such a thing, and they've posted a demonstration of this system this week. Straight from the Netflix Hack Day (Winter Season 2015), comes DarNES, a system that's relatively unmodified (hardware-wise), complete with Netflix. This system works - it plays video, scrolls through the UI, and accesses the internet.

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