GBA4iOS creator launching new SNES, Game Boy & Nintendo 64 emulator in beta this December

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2016

Developer Riley Testut, the brains behind a Game Boy emulator for iOS called GBA4iOS, said on Twitter yesterday that he is now focusing his energies on a brand new software designed to emulate the hardware of popular SNES, Game Boy and Nintendo 64 consoles. He’s calling it Delta and it’s launching this December in beta although a teaser website does not reveal if this will be an app that you’ll be able to sideload onto an iOS device without jailbreaking. Read More


Super Mario Run is coming to iPhone and iPad on December 15

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 15, 2016

Apple dropped quite a bombshell at its iPhone 7 event two months ago when it announced Super Mario would be coming to the iPhone in the form of a brand new endless platformer specifically designed for one-handed gaming, called Super Mario Run.

Nintendo later promised launch in time for holidays and today the Japanese gaming giant officially confirmed the game’s price point and release date.

Super Mario Run is scheduled to hit the App Store on December 15 as a free download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an optional $9.99 upgrade to give you unrestricted access to the game’s three modes. Read More


Tim Cook meets Nintendo’s games designer Shigeru Miyamoto during Japan visit

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 14, 2016

Apple’s boss Tim Cook met Nintendo’s legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto during a recent whirlwind tour of Japan.

As part of his itinerary, he also met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and confirmed an upcoming technology center in Yokohama.

During the trip, Cook tweeted out a “good morning” message in Japanese and posted two images, one with Miyamoto and the other acknowledging that he had used Apple Pay to ride Japan’s famous Yamanote transit line. Read More


Minor Pokémon GO update improves stability of GO Plus accessory, adds bug fixes

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 17, 2016

Game publisher Niantic has launched a minor update for the popular GPS-based Pokémon GO game for the iOS platform bug fixes.

Version 1.7.1 can now be downloaded from the App Store and comes just three days after the update that enabled buddy Pokémon in the game. Read More


Super Mario Run stickers now available on the iMessage App Store

By Cody Lee on Sep 12, 2016

Nintendo on Monday released its Super Mario Run sticker pack for iMessage. The company announced the move during its surprise appearance at Apple’s keynote last week, promising the stickers would be available on day 1 of the iOS 10 launch.

Folks running iOS 10 beta on their device can install the sticker pack for free via the iMessage App Store. Simply open the iMessage App Drawer, tap on the Store icon, and search for ‘Mario.’ The pack includes 12 fun Mario-themed sticker images. Read More


Get notified when Super Mario Run launches in the App Store

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

One of the first things to be shown off at Apple’s keynote on Wednesday was the upcoming Super Mario Run game for the iOS platform.

Although no solid release date has yet been announced, apart from “in time for the holidays,” the game is already showing up in the App Store with the ability to set up a notification for launch day. Read More


Apple announces Pokemon GO for Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

After amassing 500 million downloads around the world since its debut, Pokemon GO has become a cultural phenomenon. And now, it’s about to become even better with news that Pokemon GO is coming to the Apple Watch. The main screen of the app shows you some stats regarding your activity (how far you walked, calories burned, etc) and, of course, pings you when a pokemon is nearby or you approach PokeStops. Read More


Nintendo announces Super Mario Run coming to App Store in time for holidays

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Shigeru Miyamoto, the world-renowned Japanese video game designer, producer and creator of the Mario Bros series, announced on stage at Apple’s event today that the Mario Bros series is coming to iOS devices exclusively in the form of a new game, called Super Mario Run. It’s got a one-handed mode with tap-based controls letting you jump, change Mario’s direction and so forth. Read More


Custom locations, breeding, trading, new critters & other perks coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 25, 2016

Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in U.S. history in terms of daily active users and Apple confirmed that the augmented-reality game broke an App Store record for most downloads during its first week of availability, but that doesn’t mean its creators are resting on their laurels—quite the contrary.

As the game continues its global assault, Niantic Labs founder John Hanke teased at what’s coming next to the app: custom locations, more monsters, the ability to add customizations to lures, trading characters, more ways to play with Pokéstops and Gyms and other perks. Read More


Apple confirms Pokémon Go set App Store record

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 25, 2016

Apple confirmed last week in a statement to media that Nintendo’s augmented-reality game Pokémon Go was downloaded more times in its first week than any other iPhone app since the App Store’s inception in the summer of 2008. Apple’s take from the popular mobile game could help the iPhone maker rake in an estimated $3 billion in additional revenue in the next 12 to 24 months as the game expands into more countries, according to a report from Needham analyst Laura Martin. Read More


Thanks to Pokémon GO, Nintendo is now worth more than Sony

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 19, 2016

This morning, Nintendo shares finished trading another fourteen percent higher following the release of its crazy popular augmented-reality game, Pokémon GO, which launched on the App Store on July 6. Put simply, Nintendo shares have doubled in value since the launch of Pokémon GO, BBC said.

The report adds that thanks to the game, Nintendo’s market capitalization has now surpassed that of another Japanese giant, Sony. Read More


Nintendo delays Pokémon Go launch in France “as a sign of respect” for Nice victims

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 18, 2016

Last Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in France’s Nice left eighty-four people dead when an attacker ploughed a lorry into people celebrating the national Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais. In the aftermath of the attack, Nintendo is postponing the planned release of Pokémon Go in the country out of respect for the French people “in this time of national mourning,” a Pokémon Company spokesperson told IGN France. Read More


Pokémon Go is now available in Italy, Spain, Portugal, UK and Germany

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Nintendo’s tremendously successful Pokémon Go is expanding in more countries across Europe. In addition to releasing on the App Store in Germany and the United Kingdom a few days ago, the augmented-reality game which requires people to go out hunting for pokémon is now available for download in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Read More


Read this if you just switched Apple ID to download Pokémon Go

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2016

In less than a week, Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in the US history, however, the app is currently limited to App Stores in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.

Eager to get their hands on some pokémon, some of the tech-savvier international users have resorted to switching their Apple ID in order to download the game only to find their Apple Music libraries wiped as a result, reports The Telegraph. Read More


In terms of daily active users, Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in US history

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2016

The runaway success of Nintendo’s Pokémon GO continues to take the Internet by storm, with a new Survey Monkey study indicating that in terms of daily active users the augmented-reality title has officially become the biggest mobile game in the United States’s history, just a week following its launch on iOS and Android. After initially launching in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Pokémon GO is now available on the German App Store ahead of its expected launch across Europe. Read More


First Pokémon GO update squashes bugs, no longer requires full Google Account access

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 12, 2016

Nearly a week following its official launch in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Nintendo’s incredibly successful Pokémon GO on Tuesday received its first update on the App Store. The freemium app was bumped to version 1.0.1, bringing out much-needed bug fixes whilst resolving an issue which caused the app to crash after attempting to catch any discovered pokémon. More importantly, full Google Account access is no longer needed for those who use this sign-in option.

Pokémon GO is a free download from the App Store. Read More


The runaway success of Pokémon GO highlights safety issues of augmented-reality gaming

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2016

The runaway success of Pokémon GO is undeniable. In a few short days since its debut last week, the freemium title has become the top free app on the US App Store and the most downloaded and highest-grossing app in the countries where it is available. It sent Nintendo shares up 25 percent, adding $7.5 billion to the company’s market capitalization. Furthermore, the game is about to surpass Twitter among Android users in the United States in terms of daily active users.

But there’s a darker side to its success as widespread media coverage combined with pent-up interest and the power of the Nintendo and Pokémon brands in some cases seem to be resulting in a string of thefts, burglaries and even car accidents and other injuries. Read More


Nintendo shares post massive gains following Pokémon GO launch

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2016

Since releasing its augmented-reality game Pokémon GO five days ago on the App Store in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Nintendo stock has jumped 25 percent, gaining a cool $7.5 billion and posting a record since it began trading in Tokyo in 1983, Reuters reported Monday. Read More


Pokémon wallpapers for iPhone

By Jim Gresham on Jul 10, 2016

Late last week, Nintendo’s newest iOS experience launched as Pokémon GO hit the App Store. The augmented reality game requires players to actually roam around in real space, think outside, homes, offices, restaurants, looking to “actually” capture Pokémon in the wild. Some otherwise dormant gamers have even taken to Twitter, complaining about the added exercise of walking around.

The resurgence of Pokémon on iOS caused a flurry of excitement with those newly interested gamers or some playing for the nostalgia. Regardless, Pokémon GO is extremely popular on the App Store. Don’t miss your chance to catch all of this week’s Pokémon inspired iPhone wallpapers. Read More


Pokémon GO launches on US App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 6, 2016

Following a period of field-testing in the United States, Nintendo’s augmented-reality game Pokémon GO should become available shortly on App Stores in select countries, including the United States and Japan. A Pokémon Company spokesperson told a Wall Street Journal reporter to “please wait for a while” for formal launch of the game.

Update: Pokémon GO is now available in the US App Store.

The download is already live on the New Zealand and Australian App Stores and is expected to launch later today on the Japanese and US App Stores.

Pokémon GO is Nintendo’s second iOS game after Miitomo, an odd title designed as “a friendly conversation starter” and based on Nintendo’s lucrative Mii universe. Read More

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