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May
11
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Fire up those ACA Neo Geo games to feel like a big shot

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile gadget, which is part of its appeal, but you can always rely on fans to find fun ways to take it back to the 'good old days'.
This smart modder figured out a way to play Mario Kart 8 better, but building an Arcade Dock for his new Nintendo System hybrid.
May
11
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Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport.

Inside was not drugs, or weapons, but vials full of live spiders hidden inside what look like fake Famicom games.
This is new one for the history books, as someone thought they could get away with importing some 'illegal spiders' by hiding them in some 'bootleg' Nintendo cartridges, maybe next time they should try some legit real cartridges, so as not to raise attention to it! :)
May
11
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Trying To Catch Pokemon In Churches Is A Very Bad Idea!

A Russian blogger has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church and given a suspended sentence.
That this news as warning if you out playing Pokemon, and see a one hiding in church, don't try to go in an capture it or you might just end up being captured yourself and spending sometime behind bars without being able to play your 'Pokemon Go' or anything at all.
May
11
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Nintendo Download

Several fan-favorite add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, are included in the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game, available at 6 p.m. PT on May 11 in Nintendo eShop.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
May
11
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Hands-On Time with Nintendo Games, Ongoing Live Tournaments and Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 Coverage from the Show Floor

As part of Nintendo's plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles.
As part of Nintendo’s plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles.
May
08
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Web Installer Released, Many Bug-Fixes, And Other Improvements!

Nintendo Scene Developer, ClusterM is back with another great update to his 'HakChi2' tool used to mod the Classic NES Mini.
If you are one of the lucky 2.5 million owners of the now discounted super-rare impossible to get Classic NES Mini, you will be glad to know there is an update to the best modding tool out there 'HakChi2' by ClusterM is now updated to v2.17 and here are the changes:
May
07
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The Sony CD-ROM part finally works!

Hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn, better known as Ben Heck, has reached a significant milestone in the repair of the famous Super Nintendo PlayStation device.
The rare prototype of the failed joint venture of Sony and Nintendo working together in building the next gaming system, before they decide to part ways and each go their own route, is finally fully working, thanks to some clever coding of homebrew TEST game for it!
May
04
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Nintendo Download

NBA Playgrounds will be available on May 9 in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch console.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
May
03
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The DOCK idea is nice, but its not very portable!

While the Switch is a flawed console, I’m a big fan of Nintendo’s latest system because of its home console-portable nature
Nintendo would have you rather buy a bunch of extra $90 DOCK's and place them all around where you travel to, like work, or friends, etc. instead of just including an simple HDMI out on their portable Switch, but with a little work you can turn your DOCK into a Travel one! :)
May
03
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Affordable Season Pass Offered For All Fire Emblem Nintendo 3DS DLC Packs!

The upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game, which launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 19, is a massive game filled to the brim with content.
For players who want to extend their adventure even further, five major DLC packs are coming to the game starting on May 19, adding more maps, dungeons, characters and items.
May
02
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Trial of the Sword and a New Hard Mode Highlight the Additional Content

The first DLC pack, called The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials, launches this summer, while the second DLC pack launches in holiday 2017.
Hailed by both critics and audiences as one of the most ambitious video games Nintendo has ever produced, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game has earned universal acclaim. The massive open-air adventure will soon receive even more engaging content with the Expansion Pass, composed of two planned DLC packs for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions.
May
01
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Icons for a possible deluxe version appear

A dataminer has found hints that Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is heading to Nintendo 3DS. Twitter user SciresM, well-known in the Pokémon and 3DS hacking communities, dumped files over the weekend that included icons and other information pointing to a deluxe version of the Game Boy Advance role-playing game.
The Nintendo Switch might be out and selling out within hours of new shipments, but when it comes to new games, there is noting better than the very popular New 3DS Handheld, and it seems big 'N' is still willing to support it even with much lower sales, 3DS is still #1 :)
May
01
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New Fan-Designed T-shirts

We just wanted to make sure you saw the news today about the new UNIQLO + Nintendo collection of fan-designed shirts that will be available on May 19.
The result of a global design contest, the winners were chosen with the help of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and include some great designs featuring Mario, Splatoon, Zelda and other Nintendo brands.
You can see all the designs at the UNIQLO + Nintendo landing page.
May
01
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Almost Half-A-Million Sales on Launch Day alone and in just the USA!

The solid sales numbers for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe equate to an attach rate of 45 percent - meaning nearly one in two Nintendo Switch owners in the U.S. purchased a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the first day it was available.
With more than 459,000 combined packaged and digital sales in the U.S. on launch day alone (April 28), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch system is the fastest-selling game in the long-running Mario Kart series.
May
01
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Switch on a plane

Since its launch on 3rd March, the Nintendo Switch has been selling like hotcakes with 2.74 million units shifted so far.
Normally, Nintendo uses overland and sea-based containers to get their products to the warehouses across the world, but with Switch selling out in hours not days, they decided to hire some planes to ship over the Switches the moment they left the factory floor.
May
01
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Police Sketch Patent Ruled Unpatentable

On April 28, a federal appeals court confirmed that the patent asserted against Nintendo by RecogniCorp should never have been granted.
Finally, after 6 years of fighting it out, Nintendo has been granted the final win over the battle of Police Sketches vs. Mii Avatars.
Apr
30
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It’s not perfect, but it works!

Nintendo has been noncommittal when it comes to virtual reality, even though it filed a patent late last year that could turn its Switch console into a VR device.
The Switch itself when the JoyCon's are removed is basically a 6.2" tablet, so in theory it could work like Gear VR, but instead of slipping in Samsung phone, you slide in a Switch, and one Youtuber decided to do basically just that and see how well Nintendo Switch VR works! :)
Apr
29
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No more issues with playing locally without internet, if you come across outdated game versions between Switches!

Nintendo Switch games will soon be able to update locally via your nearby friend's Switch console connected to the same LAN.
The feature is not available yet, but Nintendo claims it will be enabled soon in a future upcoming firmware update.
Apr
28
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Business as usual

Once again, Nintendo will not hold a traditional press briefing onstage during E3, the company announced today.
On one side, Nintendo claims they have learned from their failures, but on the other side they are doing the same again crap, for the first time the big E3 Gaming Convention is open to the public with people lined up by thousands buying tickets for $200 each and they get with that nice front row seats at the big press conferences and will be able to see first hand what Sony and Microsoft have planned, but again if you an Nintendo fan you better run back home to your mom's basement, grab some chips and try to watch a Japanese-voiced-over Nintendo Direct video that is boring as hell, but this is Nintendo so I guess we going to have to get used to it from now on during E3.
Apr
27
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New Dedicated Hand-Held System Will Sell at a Suggested Retail Price of $149.99

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon be adding a new member. On July 28, New Nintendo 2DS XL makes its debut in the United States at a suggested retail price of $149.99
The New Nintendo 2DS XL system gives consumers a third choice of hand-held systems, one that offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.
Apr
27
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Company Predicts, after selling a record 2.7 Million Units Globally in the first launch month alone!

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects operating profit to jump 121 percent in the year through March 2018, bolstered by strong demand for its new Switch console.
Nintendo has released their annual fiscal year end report, and since the Switch launched in March just before their fiscal-end, it contains in it that they sold 2.7 million units globally, and they are raising their hopes for the new fiscal year to 10 million more!
Apr
27
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Slowly the makeup of Nintendo Japan is changing!

Genyo Takeda has worked on some of Nintendo’s most iconic games, consoles, and tech. As of this June, the 68 year-old is stepping down.
Unlike Sony, Nintendo is still basically an Japanese company, with 90% or more of their top execs. being in control at big 'N' for many decades, but one of the old guard is leaving Mr. Takeda whom was famous for alot of Nintendo's early innovation hardware ideas.
Apr
27
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Nintendo Download

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game races to the Nintendo Switch console with more characters, karts and tracks unlocked from the start than any other game in Mario Kart history.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: