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    You can't talk about video games without talking about Nintendo, and while companies like Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Square Enix have all warmly embraced gaming on smartphones, Nintendo's been hesitant to make that same leap. So when word arrived two months ago that Nintendo was finally preparing itself to step outside its comfort zone and start developing smartphone apps, it was huge news. And while that was very exciting, at the time we didn't know very much about just how these new smartphone gaming plans would manifest. Now the company is sharing some new details about what ...

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    Here's good news for the Nintendo fans among you. The Japanese company has announced that it will drop its "no smartphone games" policy and will indeed begin developing games for smart devices (including smartphones). Said games would feature well known characters, like Mario, and will be a result of the Nintendo-DeNA partnership announced (DeNA is a mobile content provider from Japan). Nintendo decided to stick with its console games policy, refusing to license its games or characters for smartphones, but, apparently, the Japanese hardware and game-maker has realized that smartphone and ...

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    We've seen plenty attempts at bringing console-quality gaming to smartphones and tablets (and some would argue that traditional gaming systems have already been eclipsed by such hardware), but there's not been a lot of activity from the really big names. Sure, Sony had stuff like the Xperia Play, but it's pretty clear that its PlayStation group and Xperia group are operating at arm's length. Microsoft's made some efforts with Windows Phone, but we've yet to see anything along the lines of a straight-up Xbox phone or tablet, really embracing that brand. Sega's long transitioned to becoming ...

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