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In case you somehow missed it…

Have you heard? Nintendo has officially announced that it’s first game (sorry Miitomo) is coming to iOS later this year staring everyone’s favorite plumber (sorry Joe)! In a surprise move, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen yesterday took the stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 premier to announce Super Mario Run, a runner that I might actually enjoy! The game will released this December for...

Weekend Discussion: Handheld Gaming

Yesterday, I posted an article that shared the thoughts of Mark Cerny about Nintendo.  In the comments,  the 3DS was mentioned and a strange point was brought up, that I found interesting. The first commentor said, “My son hasn’t touched his 3DS since getting an iPad.”  I found that very interesting, especially since the iPad is not a dedicated gaming device, and (although  there is a ...

Unofficial Miiverse Apps Hit Android Market

Currently there are two unofficial Miiverse apps available on Android through Google Play.

Nintendo the app developer

  If you were to tell me a few years ago that Nintendo would be making Apps for smart phones, I would have very quickly informed you that you must be mistaken, you see Nintendo only makes software for their own hardware. It’s what they do. However I was wrong. Nintendo currently has two Apps out on the App Store, both published by the Pokémon Company. I don’t think it’s any conscience either ...

Ngmoco, Y U No liek Nintendo Handheld?

Okay, I realize that the title of this article is painful to read.  However, that was my immediate thought when I read that Ngmoco thinks the Nintendo handheld division is about to implode.  In my opinion, they are trying to conjure up some publicity for their “free to play” mobile games.  Those games just so happen to be downloadable for Android and iOS. Ngmoco Ceo Neil Young thinks t...

How I’d love to see Nintendo exploit iOS

Nintendo faithful, please don’t take offense at what I’m about to say. I’m not suggesting for one moment that Nintendo get out of the hardware business or port its most famous characters to iOS. I’m a card-carrying 3DS fanatic, and I’ll be first in line for Wii U. But I also own an iPhone, and, here’s what drives me crazy:  thinking about the bazillion casual ph...

Sonic 4: Episode II Boasts New, Bonus Content…but Leaves Nintendo Out to Dry?

The newest trailer for Sonic’s latest episodic release revealed this potentially disappointing news to the general public. Sonic 4: Episode I was, in my opinion, one of Sonic’s finest titles to date. Sure the physics were a bit…wonky, to be honest, but the game did everything else right – including holding a spot on the Wii Shop Channel, giving everyone a chance to play the...

Angry Birds creator becoming kind of a dick

First off, I love Angry Birds! I check it for updates more actively than any of my other iOS apps, and I have both the original version and the candy-coated “holiday” versions—including V-Day, St. Pat’s Day, Xmas and Halloween. I have played them all to completion and think they represent some of the best the mobile platform has to offer (this is true even if we also acknow...