Posts Tagged "Nintendo"

Is a New Nintendo 3DS Model Coming?

Is a New Nintendo 3DS Model Coming?

Summer is winding down, but the convention season is not quite over. The 2011 Tokyo Game Show (TGS) will be happening mid-September, and until it’s come and gone, we’re not going to put on our Christmas hats. This year’s TGS should be especially intriguing because there have been murmurs about Nintendo holding a press event a few days before the show starts. Naturally, our curiosity is red-hot. The Nintendo 3DS is on the market. E3 was all about...

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5 Lessons the Super Nintendo Teaches

5 Lessons the Super Nintendo Teaches

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System turned 20 on August 23, 2011. There have been a lot of raised pints and touching memoirs written about Nintendo’s 16-bit grey girl, which isn’t a surprise: For many twenty- and- thirty-somethings, the Super Nintendo or “SNES” was an anchor in our formative years. The system’s solid library zipped us across racetracks, led us through epic side-scrolling adventures, and set us on role-playing...

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Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Given the Wii’s skimpy holiday roster, the 3DS’s slow launch and subsequent price cut, and the big question mark that is the Wii U, it’s no wonder people have been penning funeral dirges for Nintendo. What they forget, however, and what long-time fans of Nintendo know well, is that this is hardly the Big N’s darkest hour. Nintendo has fallen out of favor a few times in its long history–though always while remaining comfortably in the...

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Is a Nintendo-Apple Merger in the Cards?

Is a Nintendo-Apple Merger in the Cards?

Envision a force that’s powerful enough to take over the world. Godzilla crossed with Mothra. A tiger shark crossed with a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Apple crossed with Nintendo. Could that last terrifying cross-breed ever come into being? “Impossible,” you scoff. “We’re more likely to see Godzilla produce offspring with that giant moth-thing.” A Nintendo-Apple merger is unlikely, but it’s not exactly impossible. And if something...

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Is Wii U Merely a Transitional System?

Is Wii U Merely a Transitional System?

The next generation of consoles is stealing up on us, but interestingly, we know very little about what’s coming. The only new console we’re intimate with in any regard is the Wii U, and even our relationship with Nintendo’s follow-up to the Wii is as tangible as autumn mist; we don’t know much about the games that are coming for the system, and we know even less about the system’s final specs. We do know that the Wii U is at least as...

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