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Oh look, a developer is making Nintendo's money without them

I've pointed out apps taking advantage of popular IP before, but Poppy Kart is different. Rather than stealing established characters or franchise names to attempt to lure in unsuspecting buyers, Poppy Kart is filling a demand that Nintendo could, but so far refuses to. While clearly inspired by...

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Nintendo's strange, awkward shuffle towards iOS

Nintendo is in a tough spot. Its home console is flopping and sales of its much more popular mobile system are still not strong enough to equalize it. The company realizes smart devices aren't going away, but company CEO Satoru Iwata has been publicly against smartphone and tablet platforms for so...

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The 25 best Game Boy games to play on your iPhone

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 today, making it legally old enough to start worrying about retirement. In honor of its epic achievement as a pioneer of mobile gaming, here are the 25 best Game Boy games that you can play on iOS. Don't have your phone set up for emulation? No worries -- check out our...

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Nintendo: no games coming to iOS, and more news for January 30th

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has confirmed during a strategy briefing that, despite recent rumors, the struggling company has no plans to bring any of its games to iOS or other smartphone platforms. The news will come as a disappointment to fans of Nintendo's properties and also investors who...

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Nintendo warming up to iOS for 'little experiences'

Whether you believe that Nintendo should fully commit to iOS as another platform for its wares (as I do), or you think the company is better off publishing its titles exclusively for its own systems, there's little argument that a mobile platform could help the company bring more gamers into its...

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Pokemon FireRed & LeafGreen soundtracks now on iTunes

The post-launch hype for Pokemon X and Y has died down a bit, so if you've exhausted the previously released soundtracks, perhaps it's time for a change. Thankfully, today's release of the Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen soundtracks on iTunes should hold you over well into the new year. With a...

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You can now turn your iPhone 5c into an adorable Pokémon

We already knew that Siri has turned millions of iPhones into real-life Pokédexes, but now it seems that the iPhone 5c can actually become a Pokémon, too. A Pokémon fan named George Michael Brower has created a set of iPhone 5c backgrounds and sticker templates that give the...

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Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is betting on iOS, Android to win mobile gaming battle against Nintendo

Nintendo is in a strange place right now. With its home console sales waning, the company has been leaning on the success of the 3DS handheld in order to keep it in the black. But as iOS and Android devices gain power and prominence, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is betting on the big N to lose the...

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Game On: Smartphones pose little threat to gaming as we know it

Gaming is in a transitional period right now. We're approaching the end of a console generation, new handheld systems are attempting to gain a foothold, and smartphone gaming is just starting to put on its big boy pants and doing its best to swing with the big dogs. In short, it's a rather...

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How smartphones mean 'game over' for consoles, portable game systems

If there's one Wall Street analyst who consistently makes sense when it comes to computing and mobility, it's Asymco's Horace Dediu. On a regular basis, Dediu charts the sales and shipping information released by consumer electronics companies like Apple and is able to spot trends that spell...

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An SNES emulator disguised as a file manager hits the App Store

A simple file-sharing app called Remote File Manager holds a dark secret: It can boot up and play Super Nintendo games via built-in emulation software, TouchArcade reports. The *.smc files that hold SNES games aren't actually on the list of supported file types that the app claims to be able to...

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If you advertise your app like this, I hate you

There are already plenty of games on the App Store that have gained an audience by downright copying existing IPs, but while many of these apps display a total lack of creativity in terms of content, most of them at least do their best to properly rip off the original idea. Sure, Modern Combat...

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Nintendo needs to embrace iOS as a games platform

In 2011, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata vowed that his company would absolutely not create games for iOS devices. That same year saw the launch of the 3DS, Nintendo's new hope for mobile gaming dominance. Now, in 2013, with its marquee home console, the Wii U, thoroughly underperforming in sales...

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Free Pokemon TV app wants to be the very best, like no one ever was

I'll admit it: I may have just written this post for the headline. But an official app from Nintendo's huge pet-hunting franchise is always news, and a free app like this might be just the thing to keep your kids busy for cheap while they're playing with the iPhone or iPad on a long car ride....

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Nintendo bringing its Miiverse social network to phones this spring

Nintendo seems to be getting more comfortable with the idea of its properties and services appearing on hardware it didn't create. Last November saw the release of an official Pokémon app for iOS and this spring will see smartphones gaining access to the Miiverse, its social network for...

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