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Nintendo teams up with Vans for retro sneaker line

Nintendo teams up with Vans for retro sneaker line

If you're in the market for some new kicks, and you aren't just wanting something boring and ordinary, the people at Vans have your back. They're known for teaming up with various pop culture brands in order to feature icons on special editions of their shoes. And now they're teaming up with Nintendo to bring your favorite retro characters to their popular sneakers.

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Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo continues to make a killing from the sales of its Amiibo, small collectible figures that can connect with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games to unlock new content or characters. The Japanese game company revealed that it's shipped 53.6 million Amiibo in total since their debut in late 2014, with 24.7 million figures shipped in the last year alone. To add to the collection Nintendo also announced that new Amiibo for the Wii U game Splatoon will be released in July.

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Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo may end production for the Wii U by March 2018, says Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. The news comes on the heels of Nintendo’s next-generation NX announcement, as well as the company’s financial estimates. Nintendo anticipates its operating profits will rise over the coming year, increasing 36.9-percent by March 2017, banking on both a new console and smartphone games to help with the financial push.

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Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, has become certified hit for the company, but remember that it's only the first of five mobile releases the Japanese gaming giant has promised through 2017. Shortly before Miitomo's debut, Nintendo stated that the next app wouldn't be another original chat/messaging-based release, but something based on one of their popular gaming series. Now we know that will be true for the next two apps, as Nintendo has revealed they will be from the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series.

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Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

There have been rumors flowing about a new Nintendo NX handheld gaming device coming but nothing official has been heard. That has changed this week with Nintendo officially confirming that the Nintendo NX is coming in March 2017. That is about a year from now, Nintendo is trying to start the buzz early. With mobile gaming being all about the smartphone these days Nintendo seems bent on making it more about portable consoles like it was back in the Nintendo DS days.

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Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

The original Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut in the US back in 1985. That was more than 30 years ago, and yet somehow we're still seeing new accessories for the beloved console. One company decided that the cables for the controllers were too short, and decided to remove them altogether.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo app is getting Splatoon-themed items

Nintendo’s Miitomo app is getting Splatoon-themed items

Miitomo, Nintendo's new cute avatar-creating/messaging/photo app, has become an overnight hit in both Japan and the US, even seeing over 1 million downloads in the first 3 days alone. While there are plenty of clothing items to choose from, both serious and goofy, when it comes to dressing up your "Mii," there's surprisingly little cross-over from Nintendo's other game franchises, other than a Mario-style hat. That's about to change, as next week will see the release of new costume items based on Splatoon, the popular paint-shooting Wii U game.

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Did AMD just confirm the PlayStation NEO, and a new Xbox One?

Did AMD just confirm the PlayStation NEO, and a new Xbox One?

Everyone's doing their quarterly earnings calls around now, and we've gotten a lot of interesting information from them. The latest call was from AMD, and once again, there was at least one tidbit that hints at things to come. Specifically, they are planning on releasing three new chips that are typically used for gaming consoles, and one of those will be released later this year.

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Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Star Fox Zero, the long-awaited return of Nintendo's fighter jet-piloting space shooter series, is finally being released on the Wii U this week. To mark the occasion, Nintendo produced an anime short that serves as an introduction to the story told in Zero. The best part is that the 15-minute movie, titled Star Fox: The Battle Begins, is available to watch for free on YouTube.

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Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

The first video game I ever played was the original Super Mario Bros. I can't tell you the number of hours I spent playing the game as a kid. Even now, I'll go back to it. It's a nice way of returning to your roots. But regardless of how many times I've played it, I'll never play the game as well as Darbian.

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Nintendo should adopt The Pokemon Company’s attitude toward mobile devices

Nintendo should adopt The Pokemon Company’s attitude toward mobile devices

Did you know that there's going to be an augmented reality Pokemon game launched this summer? It's going to be huge. Nintendo doesn't want to let their most lucrative characters and games to be released as-is on mobile devices - not unless they're being manufactured by Nintendo. Nintendo doesn't own Pokemon. The Pokemon Company owns Pokemon. The Pokemon Company has the opportunity to show Nintendo what they've got waiting for them if they open their doors to 3rd-party device game and app releases.

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This Nintendo Zapper Glock fires 9mm rounds

This Nintendo Zapper Glock fires 9mm rounds

I'm pretty sure that the first gun of any sort that I ever held was grey and made of plastic. It had a red trigger, and I primarily used it for hunting ducks. Yes, it was the Zapper for the original NES. Well one handgun maker has dressed up a Glock to look just like that classic Nintendo accessory, and gotten a lot of heat over it.

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