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Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

The game Super Mario Run was released today on iOS for free, with a single in-game purchase costing $9.99 USD. My first response to this was - wow, that's a different approach than I'm used to. Most in-app purchases center on coins, extra lives, and filter packs. Here, Nintendo has locked most of the game behind a single pay-to-open door.

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Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Nintendo Switch: NVIDIA Maxwell in, Pascal out

Four weeks from today, we'll be finding out more about the Nintendo Switch and (hopefully) the NVIDIA hardware that lies within. Nintendo has scheduled a special event for January 12, and during that livestream from Tokyo, we'll learn of new information such as price, launch titles, and its release date. Ahead of that event, though, a new VentureBeat report is detailing what kind of NVIDIA components we can expect in the Switch.

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Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run will be released today, December 15th, 2016, at around 1:30 PM Central Time for both iPhone and iPad. This information may turn out to be off by a few minutes, depending on how close to the wire last-minute preparations go - glitches might also happen, but they probably wont. This is for the iOS version of Super Mario Run, and while iPhone and iPad may be first, Android won't be far behind.

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Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

After a few months of waiting, today is the day that Super Mario Run arrives on iOS. After Pokemon GO, Mario is the second Nintendo property to make an appearance on mobile devices, with more franchises slated for mobile games in the future. Perhaps more importantly, Super Mario Run is the first Nintendo-developed game for iOS, so in a way, this marks the beginning of a new era for the big N. UPDATE: It's out now!

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NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

NES Classic Edition in stock for some Amazon Prime Now customers

Do you want an NES Classic Edition? Do you use Amazon Prime Now? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you might be able to get one of the hard-to-find consoles. Amazon announced earlier today that the NES Classic Edition is available for Prime Now delivery, however that's only true for a select number of cities.

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Pokemon GO Christmas event changes

Pokemon GO Christmas event changes

Over the past week, Niantic has made some decisions about how to proceed with Pokemon GO Gen 2. All 2nd gen Pokemon GO pocket monsters will be available - sans Legendaries - within "the next few months." Due to the instant success in limiting the release of Gen 2 to Baby Pokemon in eggs, Niantic's plans for Christmas seem to have changed as well.

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Here’s the time Nintendo Switch gets a price and release date

Here’s the time Nintendo Switch gets a price and release date

Following October's reveal of the Nintendo Switch, we're left waiting until January 12 for more official information. Nintendo announced the date shortly after the Switch reveal, but failed to let us know specifically when we'd be able to tune in. Today, Nintendo has finally delivered a time: 8 PM Pacific.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2: getting Baby Togepi, Pichu ASAP

Pokemon GO Gen 2: getting Baby Togepi, Pichu ASAP

Pokemon GO has a set of new eggs to hatch with Gen 2's arrival, and it begins with just 2... or is it 7? As eggs have begun hatching after the update took place (server side), new Pokemon have started to appear. As luck - or a misplacement of assets - would have it, we've got the full (albeit brief) list of new Pokemon appearing in the game as of now. It's more than just Togepi - it's more than just Pichu.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at ThinkGeek, but only for lottery winners

NES Classic Edition in stock at ThinkGeek, but only for lottery winners

The NES Classic Edition is, unsurprisingly, still very difficult to find. What little stock comes in at retailers around the US is quickly swept up by eager consumers (and savvy scalpers), but the folks over at ThinkGeek have a new approach to making sure everyone has a fair shot at getting one. The NES Classic Edition is in stock over at ThinkGeek, but in order to get one, you'll need to win a lottery first.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2 Update leaked early (with Christmas secrets) [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO Gen 2 Update leaked early (with Christmas secrets) [UPDATE]

We now have a full list of Pokemon GO updates, including Gen 2 and Christmas, that'll be coming in the next several weeks to Android and iOS. Today Niantic's announcement will give a limited amount of information surrounding New Pokemon in Pokemon GO. This announcement of an announcement was first made on December 7th, 5 days before this article is scheduled to be published. This new collection of Pokemon will change the way the game works - not necessarily the mechanics of the game, but the way in which users seek out which Pokemon and use Pokeballs when and where.

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Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan

Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan has given up more details about the coming Nintendo themed rides and attractions at the park. The new attractions will be called Super Nintendo World and the theme park edition is slated to be in place and open before the 2020 Olympic Games kickoff in Tokyo. We talked about Universal Studios parks around the world getting Nintendo themed rides and attractions last month.

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Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

The wait for the fabled Pokemon GO Plus may soon be coming to an end, as Best Buy has made the accessory available for pre-order. For those not in the know, Pokemon GO Plus is an accessory that allows you to catch Pokemon and get items from PokeStops with the touch of the button. It acts as a companion to the app, meaning you don't have to constantly stare at your phone to play Pokemon GO when you're out and about.

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