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    Game consoles may have been around for decades, but in recent years they've faced some serious new competition as smartphone and tablet gaming soared to new heights of popularity. Maybe as a result, it's little surprise that last year we found ourselves talking a lot about Nintendo and its interest in the mobile market, both in the form of its own smartphone games, and rumors of a possible Android-based console. While the company was quick to shoot that idea down, there could still be a significant crossover between the Nintendo NX console and our existing mobile devices, as an analyst ...

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    When a big-name console gaming company gets ready to enter the smartphone world, we've got to get our expectations in order. Sure, this might mean the arrival of some high-quality titles, and maybe even some new additions to beloved gaming franchises, but when you've been selling games at $50 a pop for the past 30 years, how do you market to smartphone users accustomed to shelling out maybe just a buck or two on casually acquired apps? Nintendo's got its first smartphone games in development now, and while the first title doesn't sound that revolutionary, there's been the hope that some of ...

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    Perhaps Nintendo built up its smartphone game debut too much. Or maybe we simply had unrealistically high expectations, spawning from the Japanese giant’s reputation, and the ever-rising popularity of mobile devices. Finally, we heard whispers of a possible Nintendo tablet a long time ago, then Android console speculation more recently, and we presumed whatever Tatsumi Kimishima had in the pipeline, it was going to be big. But Miitomo sounds very small-scale. Granted, it might be a first baby step part of a broader strategy involving four other games coming by March 2017, and also, we ...

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    Nintendo may not be turning to Android to power its next-gen console, but the game company is still warming to the smartphone market in general, and this past spring we saw it reveal plans to begin publishing its first games crafted specifically for smartphones. We learned that at least five such mobile titles were in the works, with plans to release them all over the course of the next two years. What we didn't know at the time was just when the first of these might be landing (other than sometime this year), to say nothing of what kind of games they might be – could we really expect to ...

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    Nintendo's a name that's nearly synonymous with video games, having brought engaging interactive experiences to arcades, living rooms, and even our pockets, going back decades now. As the gaming landscape evolves, even a juggernaut like Nintendo needs to face the realities of change or be left behind. To that end, the company announced last month that it's finally branching out into smartphone gaming, sharing plans for five smartphone titles coming out over the course of the next couple years. So when rumors arrived yesterday suggesting that Nintendo's future gaming plans could be even ...

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    Android has proven to be one of the best computing ideas of our generation. From having the operating system power the hottest smartphones, tablets and wearables in the world, to giving life to services like Project Brillo, there is clearly no limit to what the service can do. Amazon and other companies have used Android in a proprietary way, to benefit their particular needs, and reports claim that the next company is Nintendo. Nintendo has been reluctant to provide details on its NX console that's planned for a possible launch in 2016, but leaks are inevitable for almost every company in ...

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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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