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Nintendo denies rumors of new mobile strategy

Rumors have been circulating through the media that Nintendo plans to unveil a mobile gaming business strategy this Thursday during an investors briefing. The report, which came from Dr. Serkan Toto of The Nikkei, claims that Nintendo plans to “use smartphones to expand its potential user base by spreading information about new game releases.” Nintendo has since denounced such reports,...

Iwata Refuses To Lay Off Employees

This weekend’s discussion got a little heated at times,however, good or bad, I found a lot of passion for Nintendo.  Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, everyone that commented seems to want to see Nintendo prosper.  I find it amazing that, even in down times, Nintendo fans stand tall and come together and can have a civil debate rather than a flame war.  Regardless if you like ...

Iwata’s Thoughts On Social Media Connectivity

Social media is part of our daily lives in one form or another.  When Nintendo hyped up the MiiVerse, I expected that there would be some sort of connectivity to Facebook, Twitter, etc.  However, when that connectivity was not there, I was not really surprised either.  Nintendo has always done “their thing” when it comes to gaming, so it is only natural that they created their own soci...

Report: Nintendo Will Not Hold Major E3 Presser This Year

Speaking with investors, Satoru Iwata mentioned about scaling down the glitz and glamour of major E3 press conferences in favor of smaller events. “Unlike previous years, we will not have a large-scale [E3] presentation directed to everyone in the world. Instead, we are planning several smaller events focusing on software for America. Among these hands-on events will be one for American distributo...

Nintendo Direct 01.08.2013

The first Nintendo Direct of 2013 is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 6AM EST.  Included in the broadcast will be news about Pokémon, which is said to be for viewers worldwide.  Sounds good for those of us in North America. What are you hoping this news will include, Pokémon RPG, HD remakes of the classics, Pokémon Snap 2?

Iwata: New 3D Zelda and Mario Games In The Future

Recently, Nintendo has hinted at a new 3D Zelda game, as well as a new Mario game in development for the Wii U.  Iwata spoke to IGN, and reassured us that both games are in the works. “as we develop a new hardware platform, we ask ourselves such questions as, ‘what kind of new Zelda and Mario games do the software creators hope to make on this?’” It has been rumored that Zelda Wii U wi...

Iwata Talks The Demise of Friend Codes, Miiverse. More To Come.

In a post-financial briefing analyst discussion last week, Iwata discussed a few things of interest concerning the (fast approaching!) Wii U. Details regarding Miiverse, as well as Nintendo’s overall online strategy,  in particular, have been…. Scant. Well, good news, a Nintendo Direct is currently being prepared to shed some more light on this shadowed area of Nintendo’s future....

Nintendo Not Concerned With Being First to Market With Next Gen Console

Satoru Iwata has stated that Being first to the market with the Wii U is not that important.  Sure the advantage of launching before the other two players does put them ahead of the game, but what is more important is price. “One of the reasons we believe this is the time for Nintendo to launch the Wii U is it’s going to be important for the world.” Said Iwata. Although I am not sure why the Wii U...

Will Consumers Benefit From Nintendo’s 3DS Pricing Mistakes?

I think it is safe to say that everyone reading this is pumped about the Wii U.  The games appear to be fun and we get to see the return of some classic characters as well as a few new.  But amidst all of the hype, there is still one lingering question…how much will it cost us? Unfortunately, Nintendo has not yet felt the need to release the price point for the Wii U.  Is it possible that ev...

Special Nintendo Direct AiringTonight at Midnight EST

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s Midnight EST (9PM Pacific)  Nintendo Direct Live Event!  The broadcast can be viewed by visiting the Nintendo Direct homepage.  Satoru Iwata will be presenting news about the WII, DS, and 3DS.  Sorry, there is not expected to be any Wii U coverage. Since this live event will be happening just two weeks after E3, what do you think will be discussed?  Be sure to...

Mario Kart 7 is more Texan than you think!

It’s official: Retro Studios in Austin, Texas is one of the coolest places to work on the planet. Right after Retro had finished Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo enlisted them for the next chapter of Mario Kart. Their involvement reached much deeper than merely designing a DKCR-based track: Retro ended up designing half the tracks and handling the character animation, among other creative d...

Super Mario 3D Land offers two different 3D views for gameplay

In the final weeks of game development, the team behind Super Mario 3D Land took a look at the nearly-finished Mariokart 7, liked what they saw, and promptly altered the way you experience 3D in their platformer.

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