Is it game over for Nintendo, Sony and other handheld entertainment companies? That’s the question as a report released Thursday shows consumers spent more on games downloaded from app stores than those designed for dedicated handhelds. Indeed, during the fourth quarter of 2012, more than 20 billion games were downloaded to smartphones and tablets. Perhaps anticipating today’s finding, Sony announced Wednesday its new PlayStation 4 will support used games… Read More
Late last year, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata went on record as saying the Japan-based video game company would not be porting any of its titles to the iOS platform, despite the fact that both users and investors were calling for it. He said doing so would mean “Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo.”
Knowing this, it was interesting to see The Pokemon Company, a subsidiary of Nintendo setup to market and license the popular franchise, has just released an official app in Apple’s App Store. It’s called Pokedex for iOS, and it includes everything you’d want to know about your favorite Pokeman characters… Read More
Listen up, parents. Your kids want an iPad. Don’t be swayed by the Microsoft Surface commercials or the Nintendo Wii U chatter. No matter whether your child is 6 or 16, the iPad is at the top of Christmas wish lists for 2012, a new survey has it. According to Nielsen Wire, the top four out of five most-wanted gifts for children and teens bear an Apple logo.
Even more intriguing are the changes in what Apple products are wanted this holiday season versus last year. If anything, the trend can be summed-up in one word: tablet… Read More
Nintendo hasn’t released games for its NES or Game Boy systems in more than 20 years, but that doesn’t mean people have forgotten about them. Emulators for old Nintendo games exist on nearly every platform imaginable — even iOS.
Until now, however, your iOS device had to be jailbroken to play these older games. That, or you had to snatch up one of the handful of emulator apps that popped in the App Store before Apple pulled them. But we’ve found another way… Read More
There are few things cooler than playing old arcade games on an iPad, but playing them with on an iPad using a NES controller is certainly one of them.
That’s exactly what blogger and DIY-er Paul Rickards did, and the results are pretty impressive, to say the least.
Using some LEGO and a little bit of magic, Rickards can now play iCade-enabled games using one of Nintendo’s old NES controllers, just as those of us old enough to remember the golden age of gaming would have in the olden days… Read More
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According to new research by Flurry, a mobile analytics firm, both Sony and Nintendo’s battle to own the portable gaming market may well be over sooner rather than later, and the winner might not be either of the two gaming behemoths.
See, Flurry believes that the combined pair will generate $1.4 billion in gaming revenue for the year 2011. While that’s not a number to be sneezed at, it is considerably lower than the last two years. It’s also lower than the revenue Flurry expects the real competition to generate, with iOS and Android gaming combined expected to rake in $1.9 billion… Read More
Nintendo reported a net loss of $923 million for the first six months of the fiscal year, revealing the drastic effect that the company’s stance on mobile games has produced. Despite the fact that there has been huge consumer demand for Nintendo titles on mobile platforms like iOS, the company has been adamant that it doesn’t plan on porting its games to mobile devices like the iPhone.
This last report was the first loss that Nintendo has seen in 30 years. This is believed to be caused by a number of factors, including the economy and rapidly slowing sales of Nintendo’s Wii console. Read More
No Mario for you! That’s what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is saying to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Why? Because Nintendo refuses to make games for anything other than its own hardware. How lame.
It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad have made some serious waves in the gaming industry. Their direct line to the App Store with thousands of games available for $1 or less suddenly made other bulky, more expensive handsets seem out of date.
Apple’s latest victim is Nintendo’s new 3DS offering. The company’s recently had to slash its price in the face of poor sales — after not even 6 months on the market. The downturn has Nintendo’s investors wanting answers. Perhaps they should look into developing for iOS… Read More
Those of a certain age will remember the good old days of the Nintendo Gameboy. The 3DS and DS’ Grandfather was a boxy, black and white (well, more green, actually) affair, none of this headache-inducing 3D whizz-bangery here.
If you remember the device in question and don’t think I’ve finally lost the plot, then you might just like an upcoming iPad 2 case, courtesy of Lootiful.
As with Lootiful’s iPhone 4 case, the iPad equivalent offers protection from bumps and scratches while presenting a retro appeal for those of us old enough to remember the golden age of gaming… Read More
Most people agree that if something looks like a duck, smells like a duck, and tastes like a duck, then it’s a duck. That cliche saying doesn’t seem to fit so well in this situation. Monino looks like Mario, sounds and acts like Mario, but he sure isn’t Mario.
The application some how snuck into the App Store and has been making noise around the internet ever since. It isn’t garnering attention for its amazing game play, but for the amazing amount of copyright and trademark laws it seems to be breaking. How long do you think it’ll survive in the App Store? Read More
Woah, woah, woah. Wait a minute, that’s just not possible. Or is it? That’s what I thought when I first saw this video of 3DBoard in motion.
The first thing that stands out to me, is that unlike the Nintendo 3DS, you can see the effects via video. I have to say I’m a bit skeptical; that is until I get this puppy in my hands and test it out for myself. If this jailbreak tweak does happen to be real, though, things just got a lot more interesting.
Could you imagine what games would play like with 3D effects like this? And no glasses? Check the full video demonstration out inside…
We’ve been here before. It seems as if a variety of Nintendo NES games have sneaked their way back into the App Store. 8 bit Gamepack and 8 bit Gamepack LITE are direct off-shoots of Ice Climber and Wild Gunman, both exclusive Nintendo titles. A more popular game called Duck Hunt needs no explanation of its thievery.
The legality of this will probably send the entertaining games into oblivion, but if you get the chance go and get them as I was able to get Duck Hunt. Nintendo games have came and quickly left in the past. However a closer look at Duck Hunt shows that the game has been in the store since June 18th of this year. If these apps are pulled, it once again shows Apple’s shortsightedness in allowing illegal applications into the App Store. Then again the store’s director has been busy lately.