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It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It's time for Nintendo to leave consoles in the past. I've rewritten this opening paragraph multiple times trying to figure out the right way to say that. I've written that there are few surprising things in the gaming industry these days, save for Nintendo, which remains to be a wild card of poor marketing decisions, and that Nintendo's mistakes have proven that it's software, not hardware that people are interested in. Sometimes, though, it's best just to come out and get to the point: Nintendo needs to close the curtains on its hardware business and transition to being a purely software developer.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword lands on Wii U as new amiibo are revealed

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword lands on Wii U as new amiibo are revealed

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild incoming relatively soon (hopefully), Zelda fans have a lot to look forward to. Unfortunately, Breath of the Wild isn't scheduled to launch until next year, so if you want something to tide you over while you wait, you might want to check out The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which is being re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console today.

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Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

If Pokemon GO or all of this news about Pokemon Sun and Moon has you feeling a little bit nostalgic, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon Snap will be launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe later this week. As announced by Nintendo of Europe on Twitter, Pokemon Snap will be arriving on Thursday, August 18, though details on pricing are still nowhere to be seen.

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Nintendo announces New 3DS bundle, adds eight titles to Selects lineup

Nintendo announces New 3DS bundle, adds eight titles to Selects lineup

If you've been thinking of picking up Nintendo's New 3DS, you may want to hold off just a little longer, as the company has announced a new bundle that features a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land. The bundle comes in at $150, which Nintendo says is the lowest price ever for one of these New 3DS bundles. As a particularly nice bonus, Super Mario 3D Land just so happens to be one of the best games on the 3DS, so starting off your collection with that gem isn't bad at all.

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Disney Infinity servers close in March 2017, PC & mobile versions unplayable in September

Disney Infinity servers close in March 2017, PC & mobile versions unplayable in September

Back in May, Disney announced that it was ending production of its expansive Disney Infinity game series as it exited game publishing entirely. Now the company has detailed the shut down process for the game's online services, and simply put, it's a bit messy. Disney Infinity was released on so many different platforms, with several ways to buy it on PC alone, and it seems like there's different stages of the shut down for each version.

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Nintendo’s Q1 earnings report disappoints with Wii U and 3DS sales down

Nintendo’s Q1 earnings report disappoints with Wii U and 3DS sales down

Nintendo has been very hot and cold lately. From the launch of Pokemon GO, which is shaping up to be the most impressive mobile game launch ever and caused Nintendo's stock price to soar, to the inevitable tumble back to Earth as Nintendo tried to temper investor expectations concerning the amount of money it would pull in from the title, Nintendo has been on something of a rollercoaster the past few weeks. The ride isn't over yet, as Nintendo's newest earnings report has hit, and the results for quarter one are disappointing to say the least.

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Rocket launch sim Kerbal Space Program lands on PS4

Rocket launch sim Kerbal Space Program lands on PS4

Hit indie game Kerbal Space Program will be released on the PlayStation 4 on July 12th, the developer has announced. If you've never heard of it, KSP is an odd-ball simulator that tasks players with designing and building their own rockets, successfully launching them, and then flying into space to complete missions. While it keeps things light-hearted with its cute Kerbal race of alien creatures, KSP is known for its very realistic use of physics when it comes to launching spaceships.

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Splatoon hack lets you play with a real water gun

Splatoon hack lets you play with a real water gun

The PlayStation and Xbox platforms are clearly moving towards a future where virtual reality is an option for playing console games. But what about the Wii U? What could the aging system offer players in terms of realism and freedom of movement? Well, if Nintendo adopted this mod from the researchers at Japan's Kougaku Navi, you could play the shooter Splatoon on a head-mounted display while using a real water gun.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still has a male Link

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still has a male Link

With a title that goes "Breath of the Wild", some might easily associate it with the phrase "breath of fresh air." In some cases, the game might indeed offer that, breaking from some of the established conventions and limits of previous Zelda games. Unfortunately, the Wii U title still doesn't break free from one of the things that has had fans and even outsiders debating endlessly. That means this Legend of Zelda still doesn't have a female Link as rumored or, at the very least, even a female protagonist.

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Mario comes to Minecraft

Mario comes to Minecraft

Back in December of last year, Microsoft released Minecraft on the Wii U. While it was nice to see the game on the new platform, it feels like the game is available on virtually every device known to mankind. So what sets this version apart from the rest? Well, at the time, it was hinted that Nintendo fans would be getting some special content in the game. After the initial hinting, we didn't really hear anything else about their future plans. But today, we finally know what they've been up to.

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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’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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