Japan's Nintendo, Line developing 'Dr. Mario World' mobile game

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Friday it was developing a mobile title with Line Corp in the company’s latest push into mobile gaming. “Dr. Mario World”, its latest mobile title featuring popular Nintendo characters, will be released in mid-2019, the Kyoto-based company said in a statement. Nintendo needs to find new sources of revenue to offset […]

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Three Days, Three ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Events: Inside the World of Tournament Organizers

Only a few video games can be genuinely called a “phenomenon.” And even for those, it’s not until the dust of anticipation and the industry’s hype-driven marketing settles, that the true test of endurance begins, not only for the game but also for the loyal fans that dedicate themselves to it. Almost twenty years to the date since its initial […]

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Nintendo Is Heading To Court In Europe Over Online Refund Policy

Nintendo is arguably one of the biggest video game companies that exist across the world. It’s managed to garner plenty of success with both their consoles and their games with critics and fans alike. But there’s one thing that you may not have known- there’s no refunds to be issued on pre-releases. This policy is more than a little controversial […]

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NPD: Early ‘Call of Duty’ Launch Led To Flat November Sales

Spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards was flat in November 2018 at $2.7 billion compared to the same time last year, according to market research company The NPD Group. And it might be thanks to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” While total industry spending was reportedly flat, it did see some gains in hardware, accessories, […]

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Tencent Sees Console Viability as ‘Arena of Valor’ Hits One Million Installs on Nintendo Switch

“Arena of Valor,” Tencent Games’ first title to ever make the leap to console, just hit one million downloads on the Nintendo Switch, the company announced Friday. Proof, it believes, that it can bring more of its mobile titles to console. “This is a very important milestone for not only the game, but also for us as a publisher coming […]

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Video Game Review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Ultimate is a dangerous word. Inviting finality and infinity in one breath, the ultimate version of something must gaze into its own history and emerge at the edge of mortal abyss, promising everything hereunto the future: a culmination and conclusion, simultaneously. It’s usually one of those things that’s a goal more than a possibility. Despite whatever quirks punctuate “Super Smash […]

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Nintendo Is Shuttering Its Controversial YouTube Creators Program

Nintendo is ending its controversial Creators Program in December, it announced on Thursday. This frees up all YouTubers and other creatives to use Nintendo content in their videos — as long as they follow a few guidelines. “We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo […]

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$250 Million in Nintendo Products Sold in U.S. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday

A strong holiday showing from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday in the United States saw a 45 percent increase in sales over the same period last year for Nintendo, with the company selling through more than $250 million in Nintendo products over the period. The Nintendo Switch is now the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even […]

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Leaks Online Weeks Before Release

Pirated copies of “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” surfaced online about two weeks before its official launch on Dec. 7, according to Motherboard. “As far as [pirated] Switch games go this is the biggest ever,” a WarezNX administrator called JJB said to Motherboard in an online chat. WarezNX is a Switch piracy community that can be found on the popular chat […]

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