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Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary

This picture taken on April 17, 2014 shows a customer looking at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy at a videogame shop in Tokyo, while a large figure of Nintendo's character Super Mario stands. Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.  AFP

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nintendo chief stays on, health business planned

In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, shoppers walk through the sales floor of Nintendo 3DS video game software at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its profit for the first nine months of the fiscal year fell 30 percent because of languishing sales of its Wii U home consoles and game software. AP FILE PHOTO

Nintendo has been unable to arrest a slide in console sales as more people play games on smartphones and tablets. The company’s apparent solution? A move into health care.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo profit falls on sluggish Wii U sales

In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, shoppers walk through the sales floor of Nintendo 3DS video game software at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its profit for the first nine months of the fiscal year fell 30 percent because of languishing sales of its Wii U home consoles and game software. AP FILE PHOTO

Profit at Nintendo Company fell 30 percent in the first nine months of the fiscal year as sales of Wii U home consoles, 3DS devices and game software languished.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4).  AFP

The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo chief who built gaming empire dies at 85

In this Friday, June 12, 1992 file photo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, then-president of Japan's Nintendo Co., answers questions during a news conference after he won the final approval to buy the Seattle Mariners at the company's head office in Kyoto, western Japan. Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died of pneumonia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 85. AP

Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global byword for video games, died Thursday from pneumonia. He was 85.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new ‘Mario’

Reporter Andre Meadows works while sitting in a replica of the Mario Kart at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. AP/Jae C. Hong

It’s all about the games for Nintendo. Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system during a brief Tuesday presentation at its booth on the show floor of the gaming industry’s annual trade show.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Sonic’ video games coming to Nintendo

This undated publicity image released by courtesy of game publisher Sega, shows Sonic, left, and sidekick, Tails, in the 2006 video game "Sonic the Hedgehog," for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sega says it will exclusively release the next three games starring the iconic blue critter on Nintendo platforms. AP photo

Sonic the Hedgehog is rolling with Nintendo.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo shoots for pole position with Wii U console

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, a fan purchases one of the first Wii U systems in the world at the midnight launch event at Nintendo World in New York on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U is set to change the way people interact with their games, their TVs and each other. (AP Photo/Nintendo, Anders Krusberg)

Nintendo is hoping its new Wii U console will catapult it back to pole position in the video game sector, but analysts are divided on whether the Japanese gaming titan can reboot its fading glory.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Hundreds queue up for Wii U debut in Japan

GameStop employee Lani Girran hands over a Wii U system to Kevin Owande, 51, of Renton, Wash., on a busy Black Friday at the GameStop Southcenter store in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Owande was up early on Black Friday to purchase Wii U, one of the hottest products this holiday season. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Invision for Nintendo/AP Images

Hundreds of people queued up at electronics shops across Japan Saturday as Nintendo released its new Wii U game console, hoping to reposition itself in a gaming market invaded by online social games.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nintendo to start selling 3DS with larger screens

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Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘NintendoLand,’ ‘Mario Bros.’ coming to Wii U

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Katsuya Eguchi, Producer of Software Development for Nintendo, shows off "Luigi's Ghost Mansion," one of 12 attractions in Nintendo Land, an upcoming game for the new Wii U home console, during the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012 Vince Bucci/AP Images for Nintendo of America

Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nintendo seeks E3 game show buzz with Wii U peek

In this June 8, 2011 photo, Nintendo's video game console:Wii U is demonstrated at the Nintendo booth at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.  AP/DAMIAN DOVARGANES, FILE

Nintendo provided a glimpse Sunday into its second-generation Wii console as the Japanese videogame giant set out to generate excitement ahead of the E3 industry extravaganza.

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

E3 to showcase big videogame titles, hot trends

In this June 8, 2011 photo, Nintendo's video game console:Wii U is demonstrated at the Nintendo booth at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.  AP/DAMIAN DOVARGANES, FILE

Sequels to blockbuster console titles and play on smartphones or tablets will be showcased with Times Square-like glitz starting Tuesday at the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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