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Will Nintendo get any attention this holiday season?

Will Nintendo get any attention this holiday season?

Nintendo is in trouble this holiday season. There. I said it. After all, someone had to, right?

With the gaming industry abuzz over the launch of not one, but two consoles in the course of a week, Nintendo has been trying to get at least some attention from the media. Like the person in the back row trying to be seen in a picture, there’s no getting out of the way of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. And Nintendo doesn’t appear to have the firepower to change that.

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Watch Dogs fan film brings game to life ahead of 2014 launch

Watch Dogs fan film brings game to life ahead of 2014 launch

Video game fan filmmaker Infectious Designer has posted a fan film based on the upcoming game Watch Dogs. The six-minute short features Watch Dogs protagonist hacker Aiden Pearce moving about the open-world environment taking on random objectives as he sees fit. It also features "Hacker Girl," representing another game player. Together the two cooperate--and then compete--to take down a group of thugs using near-futuristic hacking and good old fashioned buttkickery--with a little bit of parkour for good measure.

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Nintendo 3DS update brings Miiverse support and more

Nintendo 3DS update brings Miiverse support and more

Nintendo has announced some very nice updates for are inbound for the Nintendo 3DS game console. The system update will bring several new features, including the ability to combine a balance on the Nintendo eShop from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles. This means that gamers who have account balances on either console can spend the money where they want.

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Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said during a call with investors last week that he’s comfortable with his company’s standing in the marketplace. He believes that Sony and Microsoft are competing for the high-end of the space, while Nintendo is going after casual gamers and families. And it’s in that niche, he says, that Nintendo will see the most growth.

I’ll freely admit that Iwata has been right more than he’s been wrong in the years. Even while the world was saying that Nintendo’s Wii would be a failure, it was the company’s top brass, like Iwata, that said it would be a success. And as history has proven, they were dead on.

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Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a Wii Fit U free trial will kick off in November.

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New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

Chances are this holiday season will be rough for Nintendo with both Sony and Microsoft set to launch next generation consoles. You can bet just about every gamer out there will have one of those two consoles on their holiday wish list leaving Nintendo with a tiny fraction of holiday sales with its aging and unpopular Wii U. Nintendo is trying to get some attention for its game console this holiday season with the announcement of three new hardware bundles.

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