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Prey chooses interesting time to prey on the Japanese market

It's still a down season in Japan as we progress out of the post-Golden Week slump into summer. Overall software and hardware sales remained on par with the low numbers last week while little changed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Monster Hu...   read

 
 
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So this is Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, huh?

[Update: Even more assets have appeared on Nintendo World Report. According to these apparent leaked internal materials, the game is planned for an August or September 2017 launch on Nintendo Switch. So much for that "surprise" announcemen...   read

 
 

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Owlboy is flapping on over to the Switch

Nintendo of Japan has released a sizzle reel for some upcoming indie games releasing on the Switch ahead of the BitSummit conference in Kyoto this weekend (BitSummit is a Japanese indie dev gathering). While a lot of the games are stuff we ...   read

 
 
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Mario Maker player avoids bans, does Nintendo's job in supporting the game

Super Mario Maker was a fantastic game at launch on Wii U, but it just needed some extra love and care to really be the best it could be. Nintendo sort of kind of obliged with a few content updates and some officially sanctioned levels...   read

 
 
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The Mario Brothers are slinging energy drinks under the table

The review scores of Mario Sports Superstars drove the Mushroom Kingdom to drinking, and the drink of choice is a new brew of DEKAVITA C, which roughly translates to "Big Vitamin C".  It's Suntory Corporation's watery, less acrid versi...   read

 
 
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A young disabled girl can finally play Mario Kart thanks to the smart steering feature

For a lot of elitist gamers, the worst "change" in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the introduction of "Smart Steering" and "Auto Accelerate". The two options are pretty self explanatory, but they allow you to either have the game auto steer or leav...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is getting a 3DS rerelease

With the recent announcement of the New 2DS XL, Nintendo is doubling down on its commitment to its family of handhelds for the foreseeable future. In its seventh year on the market, there is a bevy of really good looking games coming out fo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's Switch sales exceed March expectations, looks toward prosperous future

Nintendo has said all along it is aiming for 10 million Switch sales in its first year. The company's fiscal earnings report for fiscal year 2016 revealed that it did more than a quarter of that in the console's launch month. Hoping to sell...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Despite the minor issues I had with Mario Kart 8 (RIP Wii U), they were nothing compared to the lack of a real battle mode -- it was kind of annoying that they even slotted in a fake stand-in for it, if we're being real. But now with&n...   read

 
 
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This new Mario board game looks-a bad

There have been a lot of video games turned board games recently, and some (XCOM, This War of Mine) have turned out okay. But when I first saw Super Mario: Level Up!, I could only shake my head in disappointment. Granted, I haven't read the...   read

 
 


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None of Japan's new games challenge Monster Hunter

This past week saw the release of Blue Reflection, Musou Stars, Mario Sports Superstars, and a couple of visual novels. Next to Monster Hunter XX, Musou Stars sold the most with over 58,000 copies. Persona-like Blue Reflection&nbs...   read

 
 
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Wow, Brazzers put no effort into its Mario porn parody

It's clear that Metal Rear Solid: The Phantom Peen was a passion project because Brazzer's latest video game porn parody, The Princess's Peach: A XXX Parody, is lazy as hell, if the trailer is any indication. Outside of the Super Mario font...   read

 
 
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It is about time we got a Castlevania compilation

Last month, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night celebrated its 20th anniversary. 20 years ago, a game regularly seen on Best Of lists, showed the world that there was still demand for rich, intense 2D action in an era where everything was ju...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Sports Superstars

CJ takes a long drag on his cigarette, slowly letting the smoke fill his already weakened lungs. He glances down at his whiskey sour, nearly empty. Exhaling with a small cough, he stirs the one remaining ice cube with his middle finger befo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo not trending towards microtransactions despite poor Super Mario Run sales

Despite being downloaded 78 million times as of two months ago, Super Mario Run "did not meet our expectations," in terms of actual money made, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told Nikkei. It's worth noting that an estimated four milli...   read

 
 
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Android users can play Super Mario Run at last

It's March 23 in some regions and, as promised, Super Mario Run is now on Android. You'll be able to sample the one-handed platformer without putting any money down, but it's a $10 purchase for full access to every level and mode. I think ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run hops and bops its way to Android next week

If you've been waiting for Super Mario Run to come to Android, that wait is almost over. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter the game will release next week, March 23. The launch will be worldwide, however, according to the game's offi...   read

 
 
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Check out what's new in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with this overview trailer

I'm not sure if Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is going to be a system seller (especially since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already had such a strong opening for the Switch), but this is from the perspective of someone who poured tons...   read

 
 
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The Simpsons predicted nearly every Switch game

The Simpsons has been on the air for over 25 years, setting the record for the longest-running scripted show in U.S. television history. The famous family has been pretty much everywhere and done everything in that time, and their occa...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is suing a Japanese company over 'real life' Mario Kart

Apparently racing your very own Mario Kart is a booming business over in Japan, because this is the second time I'm posting about a company offering such a thing. It looks like the Marika Company didn't get clearance from Nintendo, because ...   read

 
 
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Mario Sports Superstars' approach to amiibo cards seems iffy

Mario Sports Superstars now has an official Japanese site detailing each of the five sports along with amiibo card function information. Breakdowns on how each sport is played are provided and are also shown off in the six-minute game...   read

 
 
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Check out Mario Sports Superstars' super short opening movie

I'm a huge fan of Mario sports games. My first Nintendo 64 game was Mario Tennis, and I've been stuck to its various forms through the years (even the super disappointing Wii U version). Nintendo always puts out quality sports games, and no...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Odyssey becomes Nintendo's most-viewed game trailer ever

Have you watched the Super Mario Odyssey trailer yet? It's weird, right? It starts off with Mario jumping around what looks to be a New York City inspired environment right out of Sonic, until it starts giving us some standard 3D ...   read

 
 
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What do you think of Nintendo's mobile strategy so far?

Remember when Nintendo laughed at the idea of coming into the mobile space? Well, now they have three games under their belt. Here's a brief look at the three experiments released so far, all of which take three wildly different approaches.   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run gets easy mode, actual (poor) sales data from Nintendo

According to Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura, we now have a definitive answer on Super Mario Run's sales, and as expected, they're pretty poor (at least, compared to what the Big N was expecting). According to Nakamura, Nintendo ...   read

 
 


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