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The 15 Video Games From 2013 Everyone Should Play

Three major factors combined to make 2013 for a great year for gamers. First off, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 received a final flurry of exclusive games before the arrival of their successors. That final wave contained a solid mix of experimental titles like “Beyond: Two Souls” and blockbusters […]
The 15 Video Games From 2013 Everyone Should Play
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Is Nintendo Over?

For the first time in a while, Nintendo is not planning on a press conference at the biggest gaming event in the world.
Is Nintendo Over?
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Nintendo Has To Pay A Lone Inventor $30 Million

[credit provider=”YouTube”] NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) – A federal jury in New York on Wednesday found that video game company Nintendo Co infringed an inventor’s 3-D display technology patent with its handheld 3DS video game system.The jury awarded the inventor, Seijiro Tomita, $30.2 million in compensatory damages.
Nintendo Has To Pay A Lone Inventor $30 Million
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REVIEW: The Nintendo’s New Video Game System, The Wii U

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] Nintendo has been making fun into a business for decades and its newest console, the Wii U, is total unabashed fun. I’ve spent about a week with it, burning up time and extra lives to see what it’s all about.The short version of this review: I really like the […]
REVIEW: The Nintendo’s New Video Game System, The Wii U
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The MoMA Collection Now Includes Your favourite Video Games

[credit provider=”Knowyourmeme”] MoMA has acquired 14 video games to be installed at the Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March of next year. Among the old school games visitors will be able to play are Pac-Man, Tetris, and SimCity 2000.MoMA also has a list of roughly 40 video games it plans […]
The MoMA Collection Now Includes Your favourite Video Games
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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

[credit provider=”Robert Libetti/ Business Insider”] We can’t bring you any figgy pudding, so you’ll have to settle for some news. Fred Wilson says its harder for consumer Internet companies to get funding these days. Here are all the best Cyber Monday deals on the Internet. Online spending over the Thanksgiving […]
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
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REVIEWED: Nintendo’s Wii U

[credit provider=”Robert Libetti/ Business Insider”] When Nintendo first broached the idea of multiple-screen video games in 2004, many critics were sceptical that players could focus on two images at once. Yet the handheld DS, blending one touch-sensitive screen with a slightly larger video display, became a runaway hit.Turns out the […]
REVIEWED: Nintendo’s Wii U
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Nintendo’s New Wii U Console Is A Blast

[credit provider=”Robert Libetti/ Business Insider”] The Wii U launches on November 18, but we got some hands-on time with it yesterday at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza.Simply put, it’s the most fun we’ve ever had with console gaming. 
Nintendo’s New Wii U Console Is A Blast
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Blowing Into Video Game Cartridges Doesn’t Actually Do Anything

When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn’t load. But I, like all kids, knew the secret: take out the game cartridge, blow on the contacts, and put it back in. And it seemed to work. (When it failed, I’d just keep trying […]
Blowing Into Video Game Cartridges Doesn’t Actually Do Anything
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Rare Final Fantasy 2 Game On Sale For $50,000

Worried that your collection of Final Fantasy games is incomplete? Here’s your chance to grab the ultimate addition. An eBay seller named fefea is offering an American edition of Final Fantasy II for $50,000.
Rare Final Fantasy 2 Game On Sale For $50,000
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TIMELINE: The 40-Year Evolution Of Video Game Consoles

Microsoft’s Xbox 720 is rumoured to be released in 18 months, perfectly timed for 2013’s holiday season. But the year-and-a-half delay has gotten industry execs flustered—because the year-and-a-half delay is actually an eight-year delay between the release of the last Xbox and the new Xbox. Decades in the world of technology. 
TIMELINE: The 40-Year Evolution Of Video Game Consoles
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Mobile Games Dominate Handheld Market, Crush Sony And Nintendo

[credit provider=”YouTube / IGN”] Richard Firminger, Managing Director of metrics firm Flurry Analytics, revealed to the audience at the ongoing Gamescon 2012 GDC that the iOS and Android have been “killing off the handheld video game market,” Gamasutra reports.Both Sony and Nintendo currently have portable gaming systems out on the […]
Mobile Games Dominate Handheld Market, Crush Sony And Nintendo
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WHOA: US Sales For The Nintendo 3DS Have Hit 5 Million Units

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Nintendo has just announced that sales figures for its 3DS—a handheld entertainment system—has hit 5 million units in the US. They have sold over 151 million units worldwide.The system hit shelves in March 2011 and is being sold for $169.99.
WHOA: US Sales For The Nintendo 3DS Have Hit 5 Million Units
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Nintendo’s Latest Console ‘Wii U’ Launches This Holiday Season

[credit provider=”Screenshot / Nintendo” url=”http://e3.nintendo.com/wiiu/”] In the latest attempt to boost sales and slash their yearly losses (between April and December of 2011, Nintendo had a $624 million operating loss), Nintendo’s latest Wii U is rumoured to hit stores by December 21st with a hefty price tag of $500–just in […]
Nintendo’s Latest Console ‘Wii U’ Launches This Holiday Season
Strategy

8 Great Tech Brands That Are Losing Money

It is a trend in the consumer electronics business — manufacturers rise to become industry leaders only to be outshone by the competition as high-priced gadgets quickly become commodities. Based on recent earning reports of the biggest electronics makers, 24/7 Wall St. set out to identity the once high-flying brands that are […]
8 Great Tech Brands That Are Losing Money
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The Louvre Has A New Plan To Bring In More Young Visitors

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Louvre_Museum_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg”] April 17–Thanks to an unlikely partnership between Japanese gaming company Nintendo and the Louvre Museum in Paris, navigating the gargantuan art museum should now be a bit easier for tourists.On April 11, the Louvre replaced its previous audio tour system with a new batch of Nintendo […]
The Louvre Has A New Plan To Bring In More Young Visitors
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What It’s Like To Work At Rokkan, The Trendy Video Game Agency

[credit provider=”Mafia II”] When video game makers Nintendo, 2K and Rockstar need a website or a digital campaign to promote a new release, they turn to Rokkan, an independent ad agency located in New York’s Chinatown.Rokkan has handled digital marketing assets for franchises such as Mafia II (pictured), BioShock, Duke […]
What It’s Like To Work At Rokkan, The Trendy Video Game Agency
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Why Mario Is The Most Popular Video Game Character Ever

[credit provider=”Knowyourmeme”] When you think about video games, one of the first characters that comes to mind is Mario—the chubby little Italian plumber hero who always saves his damsel in distress.But what about Mario made his brand such a powerhouse that people connect with so deeply?
Why Mario Is The Most Popular Video Game Character Ever
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It’s An Outrage We Can’t Play These Classic video games On Our Phones

[credit provider=”Imamom” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/imamon/351581956/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] You’ve probably heard it said that the phones we carry in our pockets every day have more computing power than the computers used to get Apollo 11 to the moon.We don’t have any plans to put a man in space with our phones — what if we […]
It’s An Outrage We Can’t Play These Classic video games On Our Phones
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EA, Nintendo And Sony Electronics Never Supported A Bill The Internet Hates*

[credit provider=”Flickr / PopCultureGeek.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/popculturegeek/4719814778/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] CORRECTION: As we reported in this story Sony, Nintendo, and EA do not support SOPA. However, in our original post, we said they did support SOPA at one point. We based this statement on a report from Joystiq. But Mike Masnick at TechDirt correctly points out that the list in the […]
EA, Nintendo And Sony Electronics Never Supported A Bill The Internet Hates*
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Watch This Guy Turn An Ancient Video Game Console Into A Full-On Rave Instrument

[credit provider=”YouTube / Debuglive” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S8e7g8kJIlo#!”] Meet the gAtari: an chip tunes-producing instrument made from an Atari 2600 built by Australian musician “cTrix.”It’s a gigantic guitar-like instrument that’s built from a hacked Atari console — which came out in 1977 — and a bunch of effects pedals. Chiptunes are those rad 8-bit […]
Watch This Guy Turn An Ancient Video Game Console Into A Full-On Rave Instrument
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I Dream In Zelda: How Skyward Sword Changed My Life

Last month I pre-ordered The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword. I grew up playing video games like Mario and Donkey Kong, and I read the new Zelda was being called the best game ever made. It received an average rating of 94/100.
I Dream In Zelda: How Skyward Sword Changed My Life
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5 Reasons Nintendo Will Never Develop For The iPhone

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodrob13/2439800410/”] These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion on whether Nintendo should develop games for the App Store and Facebook.Financial analysts, for example, feel the big N should go right ahead, even if it means a dramatic shift in philosophy.
5 Reasons Nintendo Will Never Develop For The iPhone
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Five Reasons To Sell Your Nintendo DS

Yesterday, we listed four reasons why hanging on to your Nintendo DS is a smart idea, from the handful of quality games arriving this fall to playing Game Boy Advance titles via DS Lite. Even we chose to keep our DSi XLs because of the system’s two 4.2-inch (and glorious) screens.
Five Reasons To Sell Your Nintendo DS
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Hey, Nintendo, We DARE You To Make An iPhone Game

Note: Bloomberg is reporting Nintendo investors want to see the company branch out and make games for the iPhone. Nintendo says it will never do that. We think it should. Since the debate is kicking up again, we’re republishing this post from March 2010, where we lay out why it […]
Hey, Nintendo, We DARE You To Make An iPhone Game
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The Surprising Origins Of 10 Tech Giants

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] A company starts off with what it thinks is a great idea. Market conditions change, customers prove elusive, or investors get a different idea, and after a few months or years, the company shifts directions.It’s a common scenario with tech startups.
The Surprising Origins Of 10 Tech Giants
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8 Japanese Nintendo Games You’ll Never See In The U.S.

A short while ago, Nintendo seemingly closed the door on the possibility of releasing Wii RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower in the U.S., much to the chagrin of its fans, some of which launched a grassroots effort called Operation Rainfall to get these games published.
8 Japanese Nintendo Games You’ll Never See In The U.S.
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Hey Nintendo, Bring These Back The Mario Features

Nintendo follows a simple formula when it comes to Mario games, and has for years. The scenery changes and new characters appear, but despite subtle tweaks, most of the plumber’s adventures involve smashing bricks, collecting gold coins and stomping goombas en route to a climactic showdown with his arch nemesis, […]