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A real Pokemon game on iOS is not out of the question

Despite Nintendo's awkward stance on apps -- essentially claiming they won't support smartphones and tablets, then slowly warming up to the idea -- the company's independently operated Pokemon brand has been much more accepting of smart device trend. The latest example of this more open attitude c...

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Kid-friendly Camp Pokémon app lands on iOS

Proving once again that Nintendo is totally fine with pushing its properties to iOS, as long as those properties are Pokémon or, well, Pokémon, the Pokémon Company International launched the kid-friendly Camp Pokémon activity app today on the App Store. Kids can play...

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Nintendo is bringing Pokémon to the iPad, in trading card form

Nintendo is taking a huge step towards iPad acceptance with the confirmation that it is working on a Pokémon card game for Apple's tablet. No release date or other information has been revealed, aside from a screenshot released on Twitter, but the confirmation from Nintendo is indeed a huge...

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A Pokemon clone is making a killing on the App Store right now

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later: Nintendo's refusal to embrace the App Store has resulted in an extremely high quality Pokémon clone taking the top overall spot on the marketplace. The game is called Micromon, and it's not some half-baked rip-off. This is money Nintendo could be...

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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 M...

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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 h...

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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 f...

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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 tota...

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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 c...

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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 excitin...

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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 eithe...

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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 ma...

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