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Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Toukyo - A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

Japan starts safety campaign ahead of Pokemon Go launch

Tokyo - Reports of traffic accidents, crimes and other mishaps overseas have prompted the Japanese government to warn Pokemon Go gamers of the dangers they could face.

Ubisoft's CEO thinks the upcoming Nintendo NX is 'really great'

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has described the upcoming Nintendo NX games console as "really great." Guillemot has seen pre-release hardware for the anticipated device. He said it is focused on casual games and won't directly rival Microsoft and Sony.

Nintendo announces tiny 'NES Classic Edition' with 30 retro games

Nintendo has unveiled a tiny version of its classic NES games console. NES Classic Edition will launch in the fall and comes pre-installed with 30 of the most popular retro games. It provides an authentic NES experience using modern hardware and displays.

Nintendo soars more than 16%, extends Pokemon game rally

Toukyo - Nintendo skyrocketed in Tokyo on Thursday as its new smartphone game Pokemon Go picks up legions of fans globally, and investors cheer the firm's move into mobile gaming.

Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift

Toukyo - With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

Apple could make more money from Pokemon Go than Nintendo

Now that it's clear that Pokemon Go is a bit of a phenomenon, the question is which tech companies stand to win or lose from the millions of people running around cities catching cartoons.

Pokemon Go mania drives players into wild outdoors

San Francisco - Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the US as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters and gather supplies in the hit game.

Nintendo now wants to build game controllers for smartphones

Struggling video game company Nintendo has announced another new idea that could turn its business around. Expanding on its recent entry into smartphone gaming, the company sees value in creating physical game controllers for mobile devices.

Play retro videogames wirelessly with this tiny adapter

You can now play retro 8-bit videogames with a standard wireless controller using a tiny wireless adapter that works with the Nintendo NES. The adapter connects to the NES' standard controller port and works with most modern wireless gamepads.

Nintendo partners with SF library to teach kids video game design

San Francisco - Getting children in the Internet age to rush to the library during spring break might seem like a mission impossible, but that's just what San Francisco kids are doing thanks to an innovative partnership between the city's public library and Nintendo.

Sony to bring PlayStation games to smartphones for the first time

Sony has announced it is going to bring several of its major PlayStation game franchises to iOS and Android smartphones. The company has formed a new business unit to perform the work, following in the footsteps of Nintendo's recent smartphone launch.

Nintendo's debut mobile game played by 1m in first three days

The first smartphone title released by declining gaming giant Nintendo has been received positively by early players. Over 1 million people have downloaded Miitomo in its first three days of availability, boosting Nintendo's share value.

Mojang surprises, Minecraft for Nintendo Wii U coming this month

It has been confirmed that hit sandbox game Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo Wii U from later this month with the same features as its other console versions. The platform is one of few which developer Mojang has left out so far.

Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile game, to be released March 2016

Nintendo officially announced on Thursday the first of its five planned mobile games, 'Miitomo.' Players create their own Miis, who then communicate with others based on questions.

Nintendo NX to combine console and mobile gaming in unique hybrid

A report today says that Nintendo's upcoming "NX" gaming platform will be more complex than a simple console release. Instead, the company is creating a larger ecosystem comprising several devices, including a mobile offering.

Nintendo may be heading back towards the game cartridges of old

Nintendo has filed a patent for a games console that stores its content on memory cards, harking back to the days of the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 of 20 years ago. It's unclear whether the company intends to use the tech in its upcoming "NX" device.

Op-Ed: Nintendo previews games with Yoshi, Star Fox and more in Toronto Special

Toronto - Though Nintendo has a new console in the works, it hasn't stopped the gaming giant from working on a slate of exciting-looking games to be released by the end of the year.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Nintendo aims for 5 mobile games by 2017

Nintendo earlier this year finally decided to move into the mobile gaming arena, and it's now setting an output target — five games by the end of 2017.

Nintendo makes moves for mobile

The mobile gaming industry is booming. So much so that the overall video gaming business is expected to grow to a $102 billion market by 2017.

Nintendo has a new plan: Mobile games and new consoles

During a press conference today, Nintendo revealed that it is finally going to enter the mobile gaming market in partnership with DeNA, releasing games featuring Nintendo characters to smartphones. A new console, "Project NX", is also in the works.

Digital Journal's Holiday Gift Guide: Tech edition

Our holiday gift guide returns, with reviews of some of the hottest tech goodies you'll want to buy for your loved ones. Learn about new Koss headphones, how to charge cellphones on the go, addictive Nintendo games, and a gadget to find your lost items.

Nintendo might reverse policy that's been a nightmare for gamers

Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata, told investors during a Q&A that the company might reverse its policy on region locking.

Op-Ed: Nintendo previews a slew of new holiday releases in Toronto Special

Toronto - Nintendo once again touched down in Toronto to preview a few recently-released and many upcoming titles coming out in time for the holiday season. From classic remixes to multiplayer insanity, there was a little something for everyone.

Op-Ed: The Top 5 worst mistakes Nintendo ever made

Despite being the most recognizable brand in video games, the Wii U is currently the worst selling console on the market. We take a look back at the Top 5 mistakes Nintendo has made to gain some perspective.

Fans petition to have Robin Williams featured in next Zelda game

Following the announcement that Blizzard Entertainment will honor the late Robin Williams with a Non Playable Character (NPC) in 'World of Warcraft,' fans are asking Nintendo to do the same in the upcoming 'The Legend of Zelda.'

Nintendo previews its big upcoming titles in Toronto Special

Toronto - After the madness of E3, Nintendo headed to Canada to show off several demos for its upcoming Wii U and 3DS games with a familiar cast of characters.

Review: 'Video Games: The Movie' is a doc that needed more time in beta Special

'Video Games: the Movie' is a very informative documentary, but is severely lacking in the substance, education, and fun department.

Todd Carey talks about No. 1 Billboard Twitter single 'Nintendo' Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Todd Carey opened up about the success of his lead single "Nintendo," which is making an impact in the pop music scene.
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Attendees at the Nintendo showcase in Toronto.
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Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U will launch on December 17th 2015
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Entrance of The Pokémon Company in Tokyo
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