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Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Back when Nintendo started manufacturing playing cards 125 years ago, its creators could hardly have imagined the size the company would have achieved here in our present. As many things have changed since the company arrived, inside the gaming industry as well as without, Nintendo has suggested today that they’ll be initiating a new business that will further address their expanded definition of entertainment.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Nintendo has several iconic characters in the video game world that have been around since the early days of gaming. These are characters like Mario and Donkey Kong. Any child of the 80's will probably remember playing Donkey Kong in the arcade and hating that ape more often than not.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

In its latest Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo has announced an addition to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U: Little Mac, the green-clad dashing boxer from Punch-Out!!. This will be his debut in a Super Smash Bros. game, which will arrive in the eShop at an unspecified time this year.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

There was a time when Nintendo made the most popular game consoles on the market. Back in the 80's the Nintendo was the console to have on one of the most popular games on the old school console was The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo has done a decent job of bringing those popular old school games back to the Wii U as downloadable titles.

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Nintendo Wii U continues to be unable to compete with Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Nintendo Wii U continues to be unable to compete with Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Nintendo seems to want to ride the Wii U train until the wheels come off. The company keeps on trying to get gamers to purchase the game console, but few people are buying. When the new PS4 and Xbox One hit the market, things looked even worse for the Wii U.

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Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Yesterday a rather quick-spreading report of Nintendo very possibly moving to mobile devices like the iPhone and Android smartphones of all sorts was initiated by Japan's Nikkei and perpetuated by the masses. Today Nintendo has provided a statement that suggests Nikkei's report was based on bits and pieces strung together to create a news strand that, in the end, simply isn't truthful.

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It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

I know I've said this before, but it's official now: the time has come for Nintendo, at long last, to kill the Wii U and move into other areas in which it might be able to actually grow its business.

Nintendo earlier this week announced that it's been forced to slash its Wii U sales expectations by millions of units, saying that it felt the heat from a wide range of players in the market, including Sony and Microsoft. The company also didn't seem to believe that the world wouldn't care about the Wii U. Oh, how wrong Nintendo was.

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Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

This week the man who created Mega Man has shown a few new screenshots of Mighty No. 9, the next-gen game Comcept developer studio are working on - and boy, is it a simple construct. What you'll be seeing here is a couple of angles on what one of history's most infamous game heros has been up to courtesy of Keiji Inafune, showing off some of how this little fellow will be getting along with his placeholder enemies. That is, after all, what we're resigned to looking at for quite a while here.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

For those of you that've been playing every single Super Smash Bros. game since the first hit the N64, you may very well know about the type of player that hogs the edge. This is the sort of play where a player gets kicked off the side of a level and - barring the player that hangs on the edge to block them - would otherwise be able to flip back up. The next generation of Super Smash Bros. takes care of this nonsensical bit of gameplay.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

This morning the creator of the Nintendo multiplayer franchise Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has posted a single screenshot of a next-generation game. This game will almost certainly exist inside the Super Smash Bros. universe, and due to the fact that the Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are coming in 2014, rumors are flying wildly. Sakurai suggests only that this pic does not show “a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

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Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo has confirmed it is "studying" the potential for smartphones and gaming, with company president Satoru Iwata admitting that it is "thinking about a new business structure" in the face of appalling Wii U sales. The Japanese gaming firm was forced to predict whole-year losses of $335 million - having previously guesstimated a $950m profit - after it said demand for the touchscreen console dropped by around 70-percent compared to earlier estimates. However, Iwata argued, it's not just a matter of porting classic Nintendo titles to iOS and Android.

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