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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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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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