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Fan recreates Mega Man 1 in Super Mario Maker

Fan recreates Mega Man 1 in Super Mario Maker

When Nintendo released Super Mario Maker, it was the first time that the masses could easily create their own levels for the intrepid plumber. Sure, there were ways to do it involving an emulator, but this method is far easier. So once it was released into the wild, many people set out to make crazy difficult stages that took many attempts to pass. But one person decided that this was the perfect opportunity for a Mega Man crossover.

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Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

In its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, its first since the passing of the late Satoru Iwata , the gaming company giant laid out its future in the next few months all the way to 2016. At least as far as its games are concerned. There is sadly no hint or even foreshadowing of its long rumored and speculated NX console. But with the extensive lost of games coming our way, some gamers might be distracted for a while, with a variety of games that contain surprise appearances of old school pocket monsters, a gender bender green clad elf hero, and the long awaited return of a space fox.

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Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

It looks like the mega-popular game Minecraft is about to make its debut on a new platform: Nintendo's Wii U. A listing for the game has been found on the website for PEGI, the video game ratings association for Europe, complete with a release date of November 12th, which happens to be today. While it's not clear if the latest version of Minecraft really will be available in the next few hours, what is scheduled for today is a Nintendo Direct livestream announcement.

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DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

In March, DeNA announced a partnership with Nintendo that will bring about mobile games for “smart devices.” We’ve heard bits and pieces about the planned games since then, including an anticipated “free-to-start” business model. In an earnings call today, DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu revealed more about the business plan, saying that “games currently in the pipeline are all free to play.” Five games will be released by March 2017; of those, it isn’t clear how many are “in the pipeline."

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Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo has announced that its next Nintendo Direct event will take place this upcoming Thursday, marking the first time it has streamed a new Direct video since the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The stream will start at 2PM PT, and will detail upcoming updates for both the Nintendo 3DS and the less popular Wii U. The company is careful to note that neither updates on mobile nor NX will be given during this Nintendo Direct.

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Japanese gamer leaves SNES turned on for 20 years to keep save data

Japanese gamer leaves SNES turned on for 20 years to keep save data

You may think you're a dedicated fan of classic video games, but know that the bar has been raised to an incredible height. Unless you've managed to keep an aging console turned on for 20 straight years, you've got nothing on this Japanese gamer who goes by Wanikun on Twitter. All in an effort to prevent his precious save data from being erased, Wanikun has managed to keep his Nintendo Super Famicom (known as the SNES in the US) powered on with the game plugged in for two decades now.

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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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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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