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Nintendo Miitomo is chat app disguised as a game with microtransactions

Nintendo Miitomo is chat app disguised as a game with microtransactions

A few more details about Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone game developed in partnership with Japan's DeNA, have been revealed in a new Wall Street Journal interview with the latter's CEO, Isao Moriyasu. We've previously heard that the title is expected for release in March 2016, but Moriyasu has now added that Miitomo will have a focus on players communicating with each other, and the first in-app purchases will be for additional clothing items for their characters.

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Super Mario Maker Bookmark is live

Super Mario Maker Bookmark is live

Last week we brought you the news that Nintendo was changing the way you browsed for courses in Super Mario Maker. Instead of forcing you to sort through courses in-game, they have made a dedicated website where you can find and bookmark your favorite courses. Today, the site has gone live.

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Rare gives a peek at Banjo-Kazooie’s early development

Rare gives a peek at Banjo-Kazooie’s early development

Banjo-Kazooie was easily one of the best non-Nintendo games to hit the Nintendo 64. From the loveable characters, to the beautiful open world, there were many reasons to love the game. But what you might not know is that it was originally supposed to be a completely different game.

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Super Mario RPG hits the Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario RPG hits the Wii U Virtual Console

Back in the mid-90's, Japanese-style RPG's were starting to gain popularity in the US. However, there was one game that probably did more for the genre than any other. I'm of course talking about Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. By creating an RPG that featured characters that we all know and love, it was an easy game for many to get into. And it's making its way back to peoples' homes.

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Super Mario Maker gets World Records and Bookmarks

Super Mario Maker gets World Records and Bookmarks

While some companies like to charge for updates to their games, no one can fault Nintendo for how they've handled Super Mario Maker. The game has been out for just over three months, and has received a number of big updates for free. And in just a few days, we'll be seeing another.

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Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament is getting an official Wii U controller

Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament is getting an official Wii U controller

The controller you see in the image above may not look like it, but it's actually for the Wii U. The thing is, it's meant to be used with one game in particular: Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon arcade fighting game that is headed to Nintendo's home console next year. It's a wired controller and is notably missing any analog sticks, but those are unnecessary when it comes to dedicated fighting game fans, who prize smooth directional pads and zero latency button presses above all else.

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Nintendo: Bayonetta heading to Super Smash Bros soon

Nintendo: Bayonetta heading to Super Smash Bros soon

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. will soon be getting a new character: Bayonetta. The announcement was made today in a video showcasing the character’s arrival, as well as ample gameplay and details about her various fighting abilities. The witch brings with her a bunch of guns, limbs of demons, and a couple dashing outfits. Her arrival comes after being the top voted character on the Super Smash Bros ballot.

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Doom creator shares Super Mario 3 PC demo from 1990

Doom creator shares Super Mario 3 PC demo from 1990

Super Mario Maker has been out for about 3 months now, which means all kinds of people have been making their own levels. But what if I told you that one of the first custom Mario levels made by a non-Nintendo employee was made 25 years ago? And what if I told you that the people making it went on to make Doom? It's true, and we've got the video to prove it.

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Nintendo patent for crazy controller hints at NX

Nintendo patent for crazy controller hints at NX

A recent patent filed by five Nintendo employees has been discovered, revealing a unique game controller that possibly reveals what the company has in store for its upcoming "NX" console. Patent filings should always be taken with a grain of salt, and this one is no different, however some of the controller's features are in line with a previous Nintendo patent, as well as circling rumors about how the NX will function.

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Minecraft Wii U Edition gets keyboard and voice chat support

Minecraft Wii U Edition gets keyboard and voice chat support

This week has been an emotional roller coaster when it comes to the announcement that Minecraft would be coming to the Wii U. First, it was exciting to hear that it was coming, though far too late. Then we found out yesterday that you wouldn't be able to use the GamePad for inventory management. Now today we have a little bit of good news, regarding it the game.

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Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Have you ever been playing a Mario game and wondered just how much easier it would be if he could just hop in a car and ride to the other end of the level? After all, those goombas wouldn't be much of a match for a few thousand pounds of steel. Well, if you've ever thought that this would be a great idea, then today is your lucky day.

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8-player NES Super Mario Bros projects gameplay in 360 degrees

8-player NES Super Mario Bros projects gameplay in 360 degrees

A group of researchers from Swiss university ETH Zurich teamed up with none other than Disney on a project that resulted in a 8-player version of Super Mario Bros. running on a Nintendo Entertainment System and played through a 360-degree projection system. If that weren't hard enough to believe, the NES console wasn't hacked or modded in any way, and it was running a standard game cartridge, also in original condition.

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