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Nintendo has given its flagship console its biggest upgrade yet with the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model.
It opens in Universal Studios Japan this summer.
If you’re into Super Mario, this might just be your idea of the perfect place to stay. The wacky Airbnb apartment doesn’t just feature Super Mario-themed decor, but even includes six Gameboys, a Nintendo Wii, a Nintendo 3DS and hundreds of games to keep guests entertained. Video game programmer Andre Farinha, 32, spent thousands of euros transforming the two-bedroomed flat in Lisbon, Portugal, into a gamer’s paradise and has already been bombarded with requests from around the world since he listed it on AirBNB last month.
An angry dad claims a Nintendo game has taught his eight-year-old daughter the word ‘c***’. Steve Jones has thrown out the £50 ‘Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games’ disk because he claims his daughter Grace copied one of the characters repeatedly making a grunting sound. Mr Jones then had to tell Grace and his sons Alfie, six, Jack, 11, about not repeating it.
One man claims to have reached a milestone in the wildly popular Pokemon Go game by being the first person to catch every single one of the virtual critters. Nick Johnson from Brooklyn managed to fill his Pokedex with 142 Pokemon by walking a staggering 153.2km (95.1 miles) and capturing a grand total of 4,269 Pokémon and hatching 303 eggs. The augmented reality app sends players out into the world to capture or hatch virtual Pokemon in real-world locations.
Police have issued a guide to how not to be shot while playing Pokemon Go - after an incident where two players were fired at by a home-owner. The Sheriff’s office have issued several safety tips to Pokemon Go players in the wake of the attacks. Pokemon Go players should use common sense, be alert at all times and stay aware of your surroundings.
Hot on the heels of the massive success of its first mobile game Pokemon Go, Nintendo has resurrected its famous NES console. Dubbed the Nintendo Classic Mini, the miniature console’s full name is Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition and will come with 30 classic games built-in. The tiny console also comes with a controller based with a design based on the original NES controller.
“It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smart phone application,” said O’Fallon Missouri Police Department in a statement on Facebook. Made by developer Niantic Labs for Nintendo, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality smartphone game that involves capturing virtual Pokémon in real world locations.
Originally created as an April Fool’s Day joke, a clever gadget that enables the user to temporarily turn their Android smartphone into a Game Boy will soon be a reality. While some retro game emulators allow gamers to play vintage titles on their smartphones, the Smart Boy actually runs the original Game Boy cartridges from Nintendo. The device enables gaming fans to plan both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, giving them access to classic titles such as Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Land.
The hotly anticipated Nintendo NX games console could return to using retro-style cartridges in favour of discs, rumours suggest. A report from Taiwanese site Money-Link suggests that Macronix, Nintendo’s long-time maker of ROM chips, is ramping up production later this year leading to speculation that it will be producing cartridges in time for the NX launch in 2017. Macronix has been Nintendo’s chip supplier as far back as the days of the legendary N64 console and also produces the cartridges used in its handheld 3DS device.
A father was left horrified after buying a used Nintendo console from a secondhand store - and found it was rammed with PORN.
Nintendo is being incredibly secretive about its upcoming console - codenamed NX - which is why any rumours about what the gadget might look like is big news for gamers. This week, ‘leaked’ photos appeared on Reddit and for once, they appear to be surprinsgly convincing, matching design patents that were filed by Nintendo last year. The long-awaited Nintendo NX is the Japanese gaming giant’s follow-up to the popular Wii U console.
Google Maps has introduced a treat for fans of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ games on Street View today, in the form of lead character Link. The tiny yellow Pegman that users drag onto the map to fire up Street View currently looks like the video game series’ elf-like lead character. Wearing his trademark green hat and tunic and brandishing a sword, the tiny Link icon can be dropped onto the map just like the normal Pegman.
This family now officially has the best gaming room of all time after Imgur user tylerfulltilt supersized the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console.