News: Analysts Think NX will be Social VR Platform

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Augmented reality could be a reality

Nintendo's NX is not due until 2016, and already people are speculating. Analyst firm Digi-Capital believes that based on past evidence, the NX could be built around social virtual reality (VR). It would not be unlike the concept behind Oculus Rift, but would instead be designed to be more social, akin to the Wii and its disruptive motion...

News: Mario-Inspired Hot Wheels Race into View

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Six toy cars for six classic games

Mattel's Hot Wheels toy cars will be getting six Mario-themed additions to the line. Scheduled to release this October, the miniature automobiles will have designs for Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Dr. Mario.  All of the toys, excluding Super Mario Kart and Dr. Mario, will...

News: Dragon Quest X and XI Announced for NX

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dragon Quest XI also coming to 3DS

As expected from a premature leak, Draqon Quest XI was announced this morning for PS4 and 3DS. Square Enix surprised everyone by announcing that not only would Dragon Quest XI also be coming to Nintendo's upcoming NX, but the MMO Dragon Quest X is NX-bound as well. Square later clarified to IGN that the NX is under consideration rather than...

News: Massive Splatoon Update Hits August 5th

Monday, July 27, 2015

Prepare yourselves, kids and squids alike

The long-awaited update for Splatoon, set to deliver matchmaking and higher level caps, finally has a release date. Nintendo confirmed that the update is set for August 5th in North America (the 6th everywhere else), and it expands on Splatoon in a big way with more modes, clothing, weapons, and more. The two matchmaking modes being introduced...

News: Dragon Quest XI Logo Leaked Early Ahead of Live Stream

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is it Japan-only? 3DS-bound? Stay tuned!

Ahead of an anticipated live stream, the logo for a Dragon Quest XI has leaked and is proven to be authentic by Gematsu. The subtitle translates as 'In Search of Departed Time'. A reveal is expected tomorrow as part of a Dragon Quest-focused stream. No word on which platforms Dragon Quest XI is bound for, nor if it will release in North...

General: Wonder Festival Summer 2015 Brings a Bounty of New Figures

Monday, July 27, 2015

Good Smile Company gives Nintendo a little merch love

Last week was Wonder Festival Summer in Japan and, amongst the prototypes of Hatsune Miku, Love Live, and more Kantai Collection figures than a standard collector's shelf can hold, a grouping of Nintendo-related ones were shown. One thing to keep in mind is these are not yet approved for manufacturing and things could be changed, added, or...

News: Nintendo TVii to Discontinue in August 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shutting off the TVii for good

One of the Wii U's much-touted features before its 2012 launch was TVii. The thinking behind this app was to integrate cable and video streaming services into one package for Wii U owners to browse everything on the air. 2.5 years after launching in North America and Japan, Nintendo is shuttering the service. The shutdown goes into effect on...

News: Miiverse’s Divisive Redesign Premiers July 29th

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Limiting non-gaming posts to 30 per day and more

A major redesign of Miiverse is fast approaching its July 29th premier. After 2.5 years of service on the Wii U and eventually the 3DS, this update brings screenshot albums and the separation of "Play Journals" from art and discussion posts, but is also limiting non-gaming posts to 30 per day for all users. According to Nintendo's Erika via...

News: Nintendo Patent Shows QOL Sleep Device

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Also communicates with Balance Board apparently

This past week, users at Neogaf discovered Nintendo-filed patents that hint at the future of their QOL initiative. These patents demonstrate the implementation of a sleep sensor, a device Nintendo's Satoru Iwata previously described last October. The QOL device is described as using a smart device in a portable dock, being able to use its...

News: First 4 Figures Reveals Meta Knight as a Future Release

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The masked warrior joins the lineup

First 4 Figures, a company known for its static figures of gaming characters both classic and brand new, announced on its Facebook page yesterday that the next to join the roster will be Meta Knight of Nintendo's Kirby series. At press time, details are scarce. The page stated that pre-orders begin on Tuesday, July 28, on the store site. No...