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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.

Viral video: Super Mario pop anthem parody

Los Angeles - Five guys known as The Warp Zone released their latest production: a Super Mario parody set to OneRepublic's hit "Love Runs Out." Check out "Lives Run Out" here.

Fan petition asks Nintendo to change Link to a black female

An online petition posted through is asking that Nintendo change Link into a young black female for the upcoming Wii U game, 'The Legend of Zelda.'

Review: The King of Kart — Mario Kart 8 Excites and Excels

Mario Kart 8 (MK8) serves as a deluxe version of Mario Kart 7 (MK7). Mario Kart 7 is famous for its colorful display, the ability to exchange ghost data to play online or play wirelessly in multiplayer mode, and underwater racing.

Mercedes-Benz GLA coming to Japanese Mario Kart 8 in new DLC

Nintendo has entered a strange partnership with Mercedes-Benz which means that a scaled-down version of Mercedes' GLA will be appearing in a future DLC for Mario Kart 8 in Japan.

Review: New Nintendo 3DS game Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a new Nintendo 3DS exclusive based on the animated, musical 3D film of the same name. It is an exciting game that fans of the puzzle genre will enjoy and has sufficient enough unlockable content from the flick.

Same-sex relationships still a no-go for new game, Nintendo says

Los Angeles - Despite a fan-made petition to get the company on board for same-sex relationships in a new game, Nintendo says it is not here to provide social commentary.

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo premiered the first Game Boy – a palmed handheld game machine which included the game Tetris.

Giant game of Tetris played on 29-story building

Philadelphia - Last Saturday, Philly Tech Week put on a display to delight true geeks and the nerds-at-heart. The city was treated to a record-setting game of Tetris.

Review: Todd Carey charms on new music video for single 'Nintendo' Special

Pop singer-songwriter Todd Carey released the music video for his newest single "Nintendo" on his YouTube page on March 11.

Op-Ed: 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' takes the Internet by storm Special

In the wake of Flappy Bird's demise, a new Internet sensation has taken over that's one part Internet phenomenon, one part social experiment, and all parts frustration.

Nintendo defiant as mobile games leave Mario lagging

Tokyo - There was a time when wherever Super Mario Brothers went, the gaming world followed, but an industry that has moved on in leaps and bounds since then just shrugged at the latest re-set by Nintendo on Thursday.

Nintendo shares fall as hard-hit firm sticks with consoles

Tokyo - Nintendo shares fell more than three percent on Thursday morning as the struggling Japanese videogames giant said it would stick to its hard-hit console business despite slumping Wii U sales.

Nintendo boss to halve pay after profit dives

Tokyo - The head of Nintendo said Wednesday he would slash his salary in half after announcing a 30 percent dive in nine-month profit on weak demand for its new Wii U console as gamers are enticed by cheap, downloadable games for mobiles.
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