Nintendo Wants Mario On Smartphones

Nintendo just declared the beginning of a new direction for itself, with a patent that could bring Mario and other copyrighted Nintendo characters to smartphones and other devices.  The patent, published November 23rd, proposes that Nintendo games could run on non-Nintendo hardware via “a software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY.RTM., GAME… Read More »

New Nintendo 3DS – Quick List

Colored buttons New shoulder buttons (ZL and ZR along with L and R) Small analog nub above buttons to for minor controls (e.g. camera orientation) Better CPU (rumored: better GPU, VRAM) Exclusive games that will only play on the New 3DS’ better hardware such as Xenoblade Chronicles Backwards-compatibility with regular 3DS games, and DS games Built-in… Read More »

Category: 3DS

Nintendo Finally Embraces Its Core Gaming Audience

Speaking to EDGE magazine, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Nintendo is looking at making products for an audience that is highly involved in gaming. Miyamoto specifically mentioned that Nintendo will lessen the amount of product push towards “passive” gamers. It seems that Nintendo has recognized that mobile games have torn most of the passive crowd out of… Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Free DLC Released, New Paid DLC In Development

Nintendo released the update to Mario Kart 8 today which offers several new features to players (read the full list here). Notable additions include the swapping of “View Highlights” and “Next Race” buttons on the after-race selection menu, and three new Mercedes-Benz karts. Nintendo has also announced two new upcoming DLC packs within the update. Both… Read More »

Meta Knight Returns To Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS

A rebalanced Meta Knight will be fighting in the next Smash Bros. Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, teased the return of the infamous fighter a few days ago with this picture of the Meta Knight Mii suit. You may be asking, “What makes Meta Knight infamous?” The answer: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii), Meta Knight… Read More »