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There's an intriguing report from Kyodo that Nintendo will use Sharp's \"free-form\" LCDs on an oddly-shaped new console or other product. Sharp recently showed off IGZO-based displays that move the control circuits away from the bezel, allowing for funky, non-rectangular shapes, as shown above. Nin

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When Nintendo first introduced its Amiibo figures, Bill Trinen, senior product marketing manager at Nintendo of America, said that the toys open \"a whole range of potential new gameplay experiences\" for players on a character-by-character basis. And he's not lying: The toys -- activated by an NFC

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It turns out that there's another reason for Nintendo's Amiibo character shortage: they're selling like crazy, and now third-party games are using them too. Nintendo said that it's sold over 700,000 of the figurines, as many as its best-selling Super Smash Bros. title. Third-party publisher Bandai

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Ready to use the browser in your new Nintendo 3DS more than you likely ever have so far? As spotted by the Verge, Japanese user Guiro@Sumaburu found an Easter egg that lets you play a gloriously silly version of Breakout. All you need to do is open the browser, tap on it to the rhythm of the Mario

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Philips made more than a few gamers nervous when it sued Nintendo over motion control patents back in the spring, but all that's water under the bridge as of today. The two companies have reached a truce that has Philips dropping its lawsuits in return for a patent cross-licensing deal. Neither

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Nintendo is evolving. Confronted with poor Wii U sales, it's slowly been embracing ideas introduced by other manufacturers years ago. Mario Kart's first major DLC (ignoring the Mercedes-Benz pack earlier this year) will arrive this Thursday; Super Smash Bros. will be the first Nintendo game to lau

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Nintendo's original 3D handheld launched in 2011 and three years is a seriously long time in tech -- especially for Nintendo. Fortunately, it's been a hit -- over 44 million units sold so far -- following a tradition of handheld console leadership that started way back with the original Game Boy.

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Super Smash Bros. isn't just fun to play, it also gave Nintendo a fun financial quarter. For the first time in a while, the Japanese company turned a profit, 24 billion yen worth ($224 million) to be exact. That's a big (Wii) U-turn over last quarter, when it managed to lose 9.9 billion yen ($97 m

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You can replace your Nintendo 3DS' outer hull anytime you want (provided you're willing to buy a new system), but that system menu has always been that same void of transparent white space. Not anymore. The handheld's latest update (much like the PS Vita's from last week) gifts the 3DS with five b

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Got a little too much money and an abundance of gaming gadgetry on your hands? Here's a weekend project that may be right up your alley. As demonstrated by KatsuKity, the makers of a 3DS capture card, you can rig up a way to play your favorite games on an Oculus Rift complete with those rad stereo

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It looks like Sony still has bragging rights that the PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console. Not to be outdone by the latest NPD report, the PlayStation Twitter account announced that the Sony's new console is still outselling the Xbox One, for the sixth month in a row. Yesterday, Microsoft sai

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