DS Games Coming To The Wii U As Nintendo Looks To Make A Comeback

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Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console and the games that users purchase for it aren’t exactly running off the shelves. Just days after finally admitting that the console and the ecosystem that’s intended to support it aren’t taking off, Nintendo says it hopes to turn around the Wii U with a mix of user […]

New Super Smash Bros. Will Feature Customization, No Story Mode

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In his column in Famitsu magazine, translated by Kotaku, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed the next game in the series won’t have a story mode to speak of and will feature new customization options. The last titles in the fighting game series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, featured a story mode called Subspace Emissary that […]

Director Reveals More Super Smash Bros. Details

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The new Super Smash Bros. won’t come out until sometime next year, but in a recent video series director Masahiro Sakurai helped keep fans happy by giving them more information about the game. The video starts off with Sakurai talking about the differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the new Super Smash Bros. […]

Watch Nintendo’s E3 Nintendo Direct Video

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Today Nintendo streamed, or attempted to stream, its E3 Nintendo Direct in place of a press conference, and those who missed the stream can now watch the entire thing on YouTube. The UStream of this morning’s Nintendo Direct had its share issues with many gamers not getting a chance to see the presentation. Those who did […]

Super Smash Bros. Coming To 3DS and Wii U In 2014

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A year after the initial announcement, Nintendo today showed the first trailer for the new Super Smash Bros. game coming to 3DS and Wii U next year, along with the announcement of two new characters. The new Super Smash Bros. will mark the first time the console will appear on a handheld console, and the […]

In-game Purchases for 3DS? Bad Move, Nintendo

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Just a week after we heard that Nintendo was slashing prices and sales forecasts on its 3DS, now it looks like they are trying to make up for lost revenue with the addition of in-game purchases in the 3DS (according to Joystiq). This is a desperate move to appease investors, but it will likely only lead […]

Nintendo 3DS: Weak Games + High Price = Poor Sales

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If you need proof that apps can make or break a hardware platform, look no further than the Nintendo 3DS. The device was hotly-anticipated by gamers for the better part of a year before its launch. But it has fizzled in sales. Today the weak launch became official, as the Wall Street Journal tells us […]

Note to Gadget Makers: It’s About The Software!

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In a press release touting their sales in the month of June, Nintendo announced that sales of their classic DS portable console outsold the new 3DS by a 2:1 ratio (as reported by Techcrunch). Along with the woes of Android tablets, this is just the latest example that we have seen of a very simple […]

Are iOS Devices About to Take Over Console Gaming?

Are the big three gaming companies about to be imprisoned by Apple?

Sometimes new technology forces one to let go of old expectations that no longer apply. When we think of video games, we still tend to think of three categories: home consoles (like the PS3), mobile consoles (like the PSP), and, to a lesser degree, gaming PCs. During the last couple of years, though, a shift […]