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Nintendo Officially Announces ‘Nintendo Network’

Written on January 27, 2012 by Kristoff Jones

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Following the announcement of a bleak quarterly report, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has officially announced that it will soon catch up with its competitors and launch its own online gaming network.

‘Nintendo Network’, Nintendo’s aptly-named online network, will allow users to compete and interact with other users and enjoy ‘not just game add-ons but fully downloadable retail games as well’.

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Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011: A Quick Recap

Written on September 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Nintendo's pre-Tokyo Game Show 2011 3DS conference is finally over. For those who weren't able to watch the show, you can read the quick rundown of the event below.

Nintendo started the Tokyo Game Show 2011 season with a 3DS Conference that was hosted this afternoon in Japan, revealing the upcoming Misty Pink 3DS handheld, a new Fire Emblem, the arrival of new titles — including Capcom’s Monster Hunter Tri G and Monster Hunter 4, and many more.

Learn more by hitting the break.

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Nintendo 3DS Facing D-Pad Problem

Written on August 09, 2011 by Lulu

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Nintendo 3DS might face a new problem, as several users of the console finds a technical flaw on the D-pad.

Nintendo 3DS consoles is subjected to face a new defect on their system. A number of 3DS users discovered that a few months after their purchase, the directional button pad of the console began to warp. Then layers of the pad began to separate, impeding the ability to play.

However, the control pad issue may not be as significant as it seems. That’s because almost all the players typically use the analog stick for primary gameplay, with the D-pad taking on a more secondary role.

Defective equipment is not the only problem being faced by Nintendo nowadays. Last week Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, released an apology letter to the 3DS’ early adopters after the firm announced that it will cut down the console’s price by 32%. The product has been in the market for 6 months.

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Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Early Buyers of 3DS

Written on August 05, 2011 by Lulu

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Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, released an apology letter for the early buyers of Nintendo 3DS before the console's big price cut.

Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, released a letter of apology for the customers of buyers Nintedo 3DS prior to consoles big price cut. He noted that his company is all too keenly aware that the price reduction, which was announced six months ago after the said handheld released to market, might have left early buyers feeling betrayed and critical of the decision.

Satoru Iwata wrote: “This unprecedented timing for a price cut is because the situation has changed greatly since we originally launched the 3DS. We decided it was necessary to take this drastic step in order to ensure that large numbers of users will continue to enjoy the 3DS in the future.”

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No DVDs or Blu-ray Discs for Wii U

Written on June 17, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Like its forerunners, Nintendo went with a proprietary 25GB format that seems as though it could accommodate Blu-ray discs and DVDs, but can’t.

According to Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, “The reason for that is we feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray, such that it didn’t warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies.”

Nintendo probably wanted to keep the price down on the Wii U because of the relatively high price of the new controller. We’ll, probably gamers will be able to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs on the Wii U if they really want to. That is, if the hyperactive Wii hacking community of the past will be at leisure to do so.

Expect to find some kind of home brew software that can solve that problem shortly after the Wii U is released in the market.

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Nintendo Sticking with Buttons in Upcoming Console

Written on April 29, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Satoru Iwata confirms that Nintendo will never remove the d-pad and buttons from their console's controls. Hallelujah!

Whenever Nintendo is about to unveil their latest console, count on them to include the most unexpected, yet also most innovative features in their controls. Gamers already learned that the controls for the next Nintendo console will have a touchscreen through Kotaku, and now Nintendo President – Satoru Iwata – has confirmed that it will not be ditching the d-pad and controls.

So rest assured, we won’t be seeing something completely crazy when Nintendo’s next console makes its appearance at the upcoming E3 2011 event. Thank God!

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Nintendo Arrives on Japan in February

Written on September 29, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Nintendo with 3D capabilities will dominate Japan's gaming industry on the 26th of February.

The Nintendo handheld gaming console equipped with 3D, aptly named Nintendo 3DS, is coming to town on February 26.

Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata revealed that the initial launch will happen in Japan and will be priced at 25,000 yen ($300). Come March, it will be bound for a U.S. and European release.

This was the final leg of announcements after speculations of its holiday shopping season launch. This gaming console will not require users to wear 3D glasses but unfortunately, its most essential feature cannot be captured on photo, it must be experienced first-hand.

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Nintendo’s New Console, a Jaw-dropping Surprise

Written on September 07, 2010 by Adam Eve

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"At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console. We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well. Surely the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open." -- Yoshio Sakamoto

Watch out because Nintendo’s next console will make your jaw drop, but it is still a few years off. According to Metroid co-creator, Yoshio Sakamoto, Nintendo’s ability to be a trailblazer doesn’t look like to stop anytime soon. In a recent interview, he said that Nintendo always have an obligation in surprising users with a new game console. As for timing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, said that the new console will be revealed three, five or eight years from now. Still, the new console is something that gamers will definitely wait for.

What do you think the new gaming console will be? Unleash the Nintendo enthusiast within you, and leave your ideas on the comments.

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