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  • Nintendo Wii U update goes live, removes TVii service in Europe

    If you happen to be one of the select few to have a Wii U console beneath your television, you'll be happy to know that Nintendo today pushed a new update that patches a whole host of bugs and sheds a little bit of weight, according to NintendoLife. Update 5.4.0 focuses mainly on stability fixes it seems, so there's nothing major on that front to report. But what's definitely interesting is that Nintendo has finally stripped the TVii feature from consoles in European markets. The service essentially allowed users to browse TV channels on the Wii U GamePad and watch them...

  • Nintendroid dreams: will the Nintendo NX console run on Android? [update]

    Update: Quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a Nintendo representative has rubbished yesterday's rumour suggesting that the Nintendo NX, the company's upcoming console, will use Android as its OS. The spokesperson was fairly adamant but concise, suggesting that "There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX." I guess that's that then. Or is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. There's a massive rumour floating around the internet this Monday. A report from Japanese publication Nikkei suggests that Nintendo could use a more open and tweakable operating system for...

  • Nintendo to offer black ‘Splatoon’ Premium Pack bundle come 19 June [update]

    Update: The exclusive Splatoon bundle will retail for R4499 in South Africa, at least according to the latest Raru listings. We're all waiting patiently for Splatoon coming a little later next month, but Nintendo South Africa has plans to bolster sales of the game and its Wii U console well after its 29 May release date. Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a Nintendo Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle, available from 19 June. "This inkredible bundle includes a disc copy of Splatoon alongside a black premium Wii U console with 32GB* of storage, plus a black Wii U...

  • Nintendo Direct April: ‘Splatoon’, new ‘Fire Emblem’ showcased

    There wasn't much of a fuss made about the latest installment of Nintendo Direct yesterday, but there were a good few important announcements coming from the lips of Satoru Iwata. The world finally has a release date for Splatoon, which falls at the latter end of May. The quirky, colourful and additively fun third-person shooter will be released in a little under two months time. But that isn't all that was announced in the latest Nintendo Direct, which was packed with a few interesting revelations. Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid #amiibo figures launch alongside #Splatoon on 5/29! #NintendoDirectNApic.twitter.com/QIxgkUtgjc — Nintendo...

  • Nintendo announces smartphone gaming push, upcoming ‘NX’ console [update]

    Update (18 March): Although users may not yet be reaping the benefits of Nintendo's move into smartphone gaming, it's share price sure as hell is. Up 21% since the announcement according to Bloomberg, the company is now enjoying its best run since its initial decline in 2007. Since then, the share price has seen a near 80% fall. There's been plenty of news today for Nintendo fans to smile about, as the Japanese gaming company continues on its road to recovery. In a business and capital alliance announcement, the company has announced that it will partner with developer DeNA to "jointly...

  • ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ review: a marvellous creation

    If you're new to the Monster Hunter franchise (like I am), jumping into a game as dense and time-consuming as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is quite an investment. For once, the game demands a fair amount of graft for rather feeble initial rewards, but there's one thing I should definitely mention from the offset: it's difficult to put down. Taking off from where the Monster Hunter series ended back in 2013, the Ultimate version adds a dense layer of 3D to the running, slaying, returning, running, slaying, returning methodology. That might sound a bit boring, but it genuinely isn't. You play...

  • 5 things Nintendo got right on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

    It's an age old question and not just for Nintendo's last and current generation handheld consoles: is the new really better than the old? Often manufacturers launch products that aren't exactly revolutionary, or in many cases are actually a lot worse than the product they strive to improve. While Nintendo is something of a past master at crafting handheld consoles in ways that many companies attempt to replicate, the previous generation 3DS wasn't exactly universally loved. So, with that said, we went in search of the real jewels in the New Nintendo 3DS XL's crown to see what the Kyoto company really...

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL review: pry it from my cold, dead hands

    There were many things that Nintendo got right with the debut 3DS and 3DS XL systems. They were easy to hold, lasted long on a charge and had a plethora of great titles to choose from, but they also had their flaws. One of them was ashamedly highlighted in their name. While the 3D system caused more migraines than good memories, there was also a lack of control nubs modern day console gamers are used to. So the Kyoto gaming giant went back to the drawing board furiously penciling in new, refreshed ideas for its New Nintendo 3DS XL and...

  • Is the Nintendo 3DS XL ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ the prettiest handheld ever? [Gallery]

    We've been very patient waiting for the new  Nintendo 3DS XL to bash down our office door, and finally the beautiful piece of Kyoto art has arrived in its bulky and considerably-heavier-than-expected box. Although a proper video unboxing is duly on its way, we understand that fans or those just pining to purchase Nintendo's latest large handheld want a few inspirational images. Nintendo has kindly gifted us a Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition handheld, that features the game's logo on the backplates, covered in shimmering silver. The console itself is grey, but we prefer the darker finishes to the lighter -- colours...

  • ‘The Legend of Zelda’ live action TV series coming to Netflix, report suggests

    Here's some news that die-hard Nintendo fans will either love or loathe. In a joint project between the streaming content company Netflix and the Kyoto gaming giant, The Legend of Zelda franchise could soon find its way onto television screens in the near future, but not as a game, as an original series. According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo and Netflix are looking to bring a "Game of Thrones" type series to family audiences. The series plot will allegedly follow the standard adventures of protagonist Link on his usual quest to find and rescue Princess Zelda...