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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 mig...

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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. Y...

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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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Watch Link rescue Zelda using 16 Apple devices

FinalCutKing, the ever-popular YouTuber, is back with yet another short film, this time featuring Nintendo's own Legend of Zelda franchise. After Princess Zelda is captured on the display of an iMac, Link springs into action, exploring a total of 16 Apple iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and iPhones in s...

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Nintendo launches first paid iOS app

Cling tenaciously to your Pokémon cards, because this may come as a shock. Nintendo has launched a paid iOS app. The game is Pokédex, a DS title that was originally released in Japan and serves as an encyclopedia of Pokémon characters. As Ars Technica notes, don't read too m...

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Morning chuckle: Attack of the clone apps

A link to this story on App Store clone apps crossed our desks this morning at TUAW central. We spent quite a bit of time arguing over which one was the most outrageous rip-off of a Nintendo title. It's a wonderful write-up, and I encourage you to pop over and read it all. The entire post is sor...

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Viewing Wii U through Apple-centric eyes

I had the opportunity to preview the Wii U last night at a Nintendo special event. Bold and bright, with flashing lights and helpful attendants, the preview was designed to build anticipation for the unit's upcoming debut. Does the age of Apple TV and iPad/iPhone AirPlay integration herald ...

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Daily Update for April 26, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Nintendo reports first annual operating loss, Apple to blame

Nintendo has reported its first annual operating loss ever. The company lost US$454.4 million from 2011 to 2012. The Wii is a few years old now, and the company's latest handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, hasn't been selling near as well as it was supposed to. Nintendo claims it'll turn sales figures ...

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Group votes Apple biggest influence on game industry

You're having a run of bad luck there, aren't you, Mario? First, your company might be posting its first annual loss in more than 30 years, and now a group of video game professionals claim that neither you nor Zelda (or the PlayStation and Internet either) made the biggest impact on video game...

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Daily iPhone App: Dragon Fantasy

Dragon Fantasy is basically a love letter to the early age of console RPGs, when Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy ruled the land. It's got classic 8-bit tile-based graphics, random encounters, silly villains and a nice chunk of content to explore and level up through. There's a nice, original s...

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Daily Update for Sept. 15, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes, which is perfect for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the...

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Nintendo: iOS apps "absolutely not under consideration"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed to a Japanese news organization that the games maker will not develop games for iOS. When asked about Nintendo creating games for iOS, the Nintendo head said, "This is absolutely not under consideration." This comment follows months of discussion abou...

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Nintendo shareholders revolt, demand Mario & Co. on iPhones

Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo shareholders are growing irate with the company and its president, Satoru Iwata, after shares of the company hit a six-year low. Nintendo has seen slouching profits in recent years as mobile phones like the iPhone and other devices like the iPod touch have q...

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