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The best gaming consoles in 2021

Every major console brand has something different to bring to the table, offering gamers plenty of options. The PlayStation 5 is our top pick for most buyers thanks to its exclusive franchises and powerful hardware. You can expect low stock for the PS5 through the early part of the year, […]
The best gaming consoles in 2021
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The rise and fall of Sega

Sega is the Japanese video game company behind Sonic the Hedgehog. In the ’90s, it grew to immense fame by challenging Nintendo’s dominance in the West. Sega has fallen out of popularity due to some self-inflicted wounds, but still produces games for other consoles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The rise and fall of Sega
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Nintendo is buying the North American studio behind ‘Luigi’s Mansion 3,’ a rare move for the 132-year-old Japanese company

In a rare move, Nintendo is outright buying a game-development studio: Next Level Games, the Canadian firm behind the smash-hit Nintendo Switch game “Luigi’s Mansion 3.” Next Level Games and Nintendo have worked closely in the past, with Next Level taking on major franchises like “Punch-Out!” and “Luigi’s Mansion.” Their […]
Nintendo is buying the North American studio behind ‘Luigi’s Mansion 3,’ a rare move for the 132-year-old Japanese company
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The 10 best video games of 2020, according to critics

In 2020, with millions of people observing stay-at-home orders amidst an ongoing pandemic, video games were bigger than ever. The year started big in March with the wildly popular “Animal Crossing” game for Nintendo’s Switch, and ended equally big with the launch of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles. These […]
The 10 best video games of 2020, according to critics
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Champion’s new Nintendo collaboration includes $150 Mario overalls and a reverse weave Princess Peach ‘boyfriend hoodie’

Nintendo is releasing a “limited edition capsule collection” with Champion to celebrate 35 years of “Super Mario Bros.” The collection has a range of products, including “super-limited quantity” of red overalls inspired by Mario’s signature look. Nintendo has also re-released classic games to mark the 35th anniversary of the game. […]
Champion’s new Nintendo collaboration includes $150 Mario overalls and a reverse weave Princess Peach ‘boyfriend hoodie’
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Nintendo is selling so many Switch consoles that it’s predicting a $4.3 billion profit for the year — 50% more than it previously anticipated

Nintendo’s sales have boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people stayed home due to lockdowns around the world. The Japanese video games company sold more than 12 million Switch consoles between April and September, and credited sales of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for its rising revenues. Nintendo’s sales were […]
Nintendo is selling so many Switch consoles that it’s predicting a $4.3 billion profit for the year — 50% more than it previously anticipated
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‘Final Fantasy’ maker says COVID-19 has stopped game development

Video game consoles and games were in especially high demand starting in March, as the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to stay indoors. Sales of “video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards” topped $US1.6 billion for the month of March – the biggest March for the game business […]
‘Final Fantasy’ maker says COVID-19 has stopped game development
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Nintendo’s iconic ‘Super Smash Bros.’ is adding the main character from ‘Minecraft’ as a playable fighter

The wildly popular Nintendo Switch game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is getting Steve, the main character from Microsoft’s “Minecraft” series, in a new update. This is the second major collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” with Banjo-Kazooie appearing in a previous update. Steve is a long-requested […]
Nintendo’s iconic ‘Super Smash Bros.’ is adding the main character from ‘Minecraft’ as a playable fighter
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Nintendo is re-releasing its classic Game & Watch handheld for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., complete with 35 easter eggs and references for fans

Nintendo is celebrating Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary this year by re-releasing its classic hand-held console, the Game & Watch. The console was originally launched in 1980, and helped propel hand-held video games gain global popularity. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super […]
Nintendo is re-releasing its classic Game & Watch handheld for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., complete with 35 easter eggs and references for fans
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A new, more powerful Nintendo Switch is reportedly coming in 2021

Nintendo is reportedly working on a new, more powerful version of the Nintendo Switch that could launch in 2021. The new version of the wildly popular Nintendo console could be capable of outputting 4K visuals, a report in Bloomberg said, and come with increased processing power. Rumours of a more […]
A new, more powerful Nintendo Switch is reportedly coming in 2021
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Internal source code from 50 high-profile companies including Microsoft, Disney, and Nintendo has been leaked and posted online for people to access

A Swiss developer has pulled source code from 50 high-profile companies, including Microsoft and Nintendo, and published it in a public online repository on GitLab. The leak of mounds of original code behind Nintendo’s classic games has specifically been dubbed “Gigaleak” online. According to a report from tech site Bleeping […]
Internal source code from 50 high-profile companies including Microsoft, Disney, and Nintendo has been leaked and posted online for people to access
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Nintendo says that at least 160,000 Switch users’ accounts have been hacked — here’s how to make your account more secure with two-factor authentication

Nintendo’s Switch game console is wildly popular, with over 50 million units sold – and it’s currently out of stock nearly everywhere due to increased demand as millions are forced indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. As more people than ever are using the Switch, Nintendo Switch digital accounts are increasingly […]
Nintendo says that at least 160,000 Switch users’ accounts have been hacked — here’s how to make your account more secure with two-factor authentication
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Nintendo says that at least 160,000 Switch users’ accounts have been hacked

Nintendo’s Switch game console is wildly popular, with over 50 million units sold – and it’s currently out of stock nearly everywhere due to increased demand as millions are forced indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. As more people than ever are using the Switch, Nintendo Switch digital accounts are increasingly […]
Nintendo says that at least 160,000 Switch users’ accounts have been hacked
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How to connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch for wireless audio listening

You can connect AirPods to your Nintendo Switch using a Bluetooth dongle. Once you’ve connected the dongle to your Switch, you can pair it with your AirPods and their charging case. This Bluetooth dongle would also let you connect other wireless headphones to your Switch as well. Visit Business Insider’s […]
How to connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch for wireless audio listening
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Struggling video game retailer GameStop has argued it’s ‘essential.’ Now it’s preparing to fully re-open some stores even as most of the US remains in quarantine.

Around the world, non-essential businesses are shuttered as people stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With millions of people stuck indoors, video game hardware and software sales have exploded. Embattled retailer GameStop, the world’s largest video game retail chain, argued it was “essential” and stayed open until March […]
Struggling video game retailer GameStop has argued it’s ‘essential.’ Now it’s preparing to fully re-open some stores even as most of the US remains in quarantine.
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Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’

Video games are assigned ratings, just like movies, ranging from “E for everyone” to “T for teen” to “AO” – “Adults Only,” the “X” rating of games. Game ratings are determined by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), an industry group that oversees game ratings. Ratings are printed directly on […]
Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’
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The most popular tech gadget from the year you were born

Almost every year since 1950 has seen a new gadget that’s changed the way we use technology. The first microwave oven was invented in 1955, and made cooking faster and more convenient than ever. Both external and internal pacemakers, which were released in the 1950s, have saved lives. In 1977, […]
The most popular tech gadget from the year you were born
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Some ‘Animal Crossing’ players in China are using the game to protest government policies, and now the Chinese government is banning the game

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is Nintendo’s latest smash-hit success for its latest console, the Nintendo Switch. Though the game isn’t officially approved for sale in China, people have been able to buy the game through importers and by changing their console’s region setting. “The game has become extremely popular in […]
Some ‘Animal Crossing’ players in China are using the game to protest government policies, and now the Chinese government is banning the game
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Meet Nintendo developer Katsuya Eguchi, who created Animal Crossing after being inspired by the loneliness of moving to a new city, making it the perfect social distancing companion

Nintendo’s newest game, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” launched on March 20 and has already sold millions of copies and provided the perfect escape for those socially distancing themselves from loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic. Katsuya Eguchi, a Japanese game designer, was inspired to create the series after feeling isolated […]
Meet Nintendo developer Katsuya Eguchi, who created Animal Crossing after being inspired by the loneliness of moving to a new city, making it the perfect social distancing companion
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I just started playing the wildly popular game ‘Animal Crossing’ that has taken over the internet, and I’m convinced it’s the perfect way to escape COVID-19 lockdown life

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the latest instalment in Nintendo’s popular life simulator franchise, and it’s a much needed escape from everyday life. The game takes you away to a deserted island, where your top priorities are building a new home, making friends, and exploring. As people are staying home […]
I just started playing the wildly popular game ‘Animal Crossing’ that has taken over the internet, and I’m convinced it’s the perfect way to escape COVID-19 lockdown life
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I tried Alienware’s portable Windows gaming PC concept that looks a lot like the Switch, and I was surprised at how different it felt from Nintendo’s console

At CES 2020,Dell showed off the Alienware Concept UFO, a portable gaming system that resembles the Nintendo Switch. While the Concept UFO has many of the Switch’s hallmark features, like detachable controllers and the ability to be plugged into a bigger screen, it also differs from Nintendo’s system in many […]
I tried Alienware’s portable Windows gaming PC concept that looks a lot like the Switch, and I was surprised at how different it felt from Nintendo’s console
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The last known Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for auction — here’s the wild story behind the one-of-a-kind, doomed collaboration with Sony

In the early 1990s, Nintendo partnered with Sony to develop a new CD-ROM console and attachment for the Super Nintendo system, resulting in a prototype fans call the Nintendo PlayStation. Sony’s deal with Nintendo fell through, ultimately leading to the birth of Sony’s massive PlayStation brand. The only remaining Nintendo […]
The last known Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for auction — here’s the wild story behind the one-of-a-kind, doomed collaboration with Sony
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The 10 best games of the past 10 years, according to critics

With 2019 wrapping up, we’re looking back at the last 10 years in gaming. From revered sequels like “Mass Effect 2” to precedent-setting new franchises like “The Last of Us,” the last 10 years are flush with great games. But which are the best of the best? This list of […]
The 10 best games of the past 10 years, according to critics
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Video game sales are down in 2019 as the industry prepares for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but that didn’t stop this year’s best-sellers from setting new records

Video game sales have been down this year, but that hasn’t stopped popular franchises from reaching record revenue numbers. The Nintendo Switch dominated hardware sales all year while Microsoft and Sony prepared to launch their new consoles during the 2020 holiday season. These are the best-selling games of 2019, as […]
Video game sales are down in 2019 as the industry prepares for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but that didn’t stop this year’s best-sellers from setting new records
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Here are the most bizarre and hilarious new Pokémon we spotted in ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield,’ the new games that bring the total number of characters to nearly 1,000

The recently released “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield” have introduced more than 80 new collectible monsters to the video game series, bringing the total number of Pokémon to nearly 1,000. Pokémon take the place of animals in their world, but their designs are inspired by everything from plants and food […]
Here are the most bizarre and hilarious new Pokémon we spotted in ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield,’ the new games that bring the total number of characters to nearly 1,000
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The best tech of the decade

The 2010s had some really great tech – like the iPhone 4,Roku, and SpaceX. At one point it felt like the whole world was playing Pokémon Go Insider reflected on the technology that really felt like it won the decade. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a […]
The best tech of the decade