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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...

Pre-Nintendo Direct News?

As I surfed the web today, in search of Nintendo news, I was immediately reminded that APPLE owns today.  Almost every web search resulted in at least three of the top five articles referencing APPLE and the iPhone 5, although I did find one article on leaked Wii U specs (we have been there before, so I figured I would wait until the real deal tomorrow). So, I took my search to Twitter…

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...

Cause for concern? Report says Apple is now Japan’s top consumer brand

A report published from the Japanese publication The Nikkei states that Apple, not Nintendo, Sony, or even Microsoft, is officially the top consumer brand in all of Japan. This is the first time that Apple has claimed the top spot in the Land of the Rising Sun with a a score of 90.5 (out of 100) in terms of total brand power. Car manufacture Toyota came in second in a separate survey, yet neither ...

Apple Announces Pokemon Yellow Was a Fake

iPhone users and Pokemon fans alike were excited to see the launch of Pokemon Yellow for the iOs.  It was so popular that in just two days it soared to number two on the paid app charts!  At the low price of $0.99 US it was a steal!  The problem, though, is that it is a fake. The game was developed by House of Anime and described as “just like the original”.  Once the app was installed...

If you had 24 hours to call the shots at Nintendo, what would you do?

Imagine: suddenly you’re in charge at Nintendo. You’ve got just 24 hours to order any course of action, and the deal is, once you’ve ordered it, the company will do its best to carry out your wishes for the next year, no matter the cost or consequences. Here’s what I’d do, right now:

One of DS’s most beloved franchises just hit iPhone. Can Nintendo recapture the casual gaming market? Should they even try?

Scribblenauts Remix, a “best of” blend of DS’s two well-reviewed Scribblenauts releases (plus some new levels), just hit the App Store for $4.99. And it’s awesome–one of the strongest titles in the iOS library. This is no lazy port of the DS series, but a full-featured entry in the Scribblenauts line, looking sharper than ever and playing brilliantly. So, why bring this up? Because t...

Look who’s making an unauthorized appearance on iPhone!

There’s an interesting free app available for iPhone called i3D. An experiment in face-tracking via the front camera, it shifts the perspective of several demo objects as if you were looking at three dimensional scenes. It’s interesting and fun, but (and even the app’s creator admits this) it still looks flat. The effect doesn’t come close to the what the 3Ds achieves, but ...

You can control 3DS music player with iPhone earbuds

Nintendo 3DS Blog discovered (via YouTube) that you can use iPhone earbuds to pause or skip tracks on the 3DS music player. Kind of a neat feature that hasn’t been touted by Nintendo. Just another reason, like SpotPass, StreetPass, and the pedometer, to get you to take your 3DS everywhere you go. I know it isn’t a really big deal, but is anyone else surprised we haven’t heard abo...

Still don’t believe Apple is giving Nintendo a run for it’s money? Read this.

Although they admit the “average iPhone/iPad gamer is more interested in pleasantly passing time than being intellectually engaged or challenged,” indie darlings and World of Goo creators 2D Boy view App Store games as the future of video games. At least the kind of games they make — really awesome and clever puzzle games. To whit: World of Goo’s launch on iPad gave us a new perspe...

5 reasons Nintendo is not doomed

There’s been a lot of apocalyptic-sounding Nintendo doomsaying as of late around the net since the details of the 3DS launch were unleashed upon the world, resulting in angry fans venting online, plagues of locusts, gnashing of teeth, the opening of the seventh seal — the whole nine yards. The latest herald of Nintendo’s apparent self-inflicted Armageddon is MSNBC, which today de...

Do you care about achievements or leaderboards?

Some consoles have achievement tracking and leaderboards built in to their online services, but Nintendo seems to let each developer decide if they want to build something from scratch. Even Apple created Game Center for their mobile devices. So before we ask if Nintendo should build something like this for the 3DS, we want to know: {democracy:124} [image detail ganked from Penny Arcade]