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# Nintendo

All time
# gotta glitch 'em all
Pokemon Go fans at a Pokemon Go festival couldn't get online and they got very angry
Some attendees had paid $400 for tickets online.
# nintendo switch
We've just been given a little look at Nintendo's brand new console
The console is designed to be both portable and for your home.
# problems
It has been a very tough week for the makers of Pokémon Go
Problems with the game, cheaters and shutting down popular sites has put Niantic Labs in the firing line, but it’s recovering.
# nostalgia alert
Nintendo is bringing its classic console back for the modern generation
The NES is making a return and it’s small enough to fit in your hand.
# gotta catch them all
What the heck is Pokémon Go - and why is it so popular?
To think it all started out as an April Fools’ joke.
# Star Power
Will this guy appear in cinemas again? Nintendo is certainly working on it
Nintendo is looking at making its own films, and will likely focus on animation instead of live-action.
It's now 20 years since this title made the Game Boy a must-have item again
Pokémon was synonymous with the late 90s and early 00s and its influence can still be felt to this day.
# Anniversary
How much do you really know about Super Mario?
The mustachioed wonder appeared in Super Mario Bros 30 years ago and the rest is history.
# It's a me Mario
30 years ago, the game that changed everything was released
We owe a great deal to Super Mario Bros. More than you could possibly imagine.
The next Pokémon game you're going to play will take place in the real world
The augmented reality game will be released on both iPhone and Android devices next year.
# Iwata
The gaming world is mourning the loss of one of its biggest stars
Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer at the age of 55, oversaw two of Nintendo’s most successful consoles, the Wii and DS.
# prototype
This is the Nintendo PlayStation that never saw the light of day
Both Sony and Nintendo had a partnership during the early 90s, but disagreements over licensing saw them go their separate ways.
# 1up
There's a good reason why Nintendo is so happy today
The company made its first annual profit since 2011.
# It's a me Mario
Nintendo is finally going to start making smartphone games
But don’t expect to see Super Mario World appearing on your iPhone any time soon.
# gameplay
Which games should you get for your Wii U this Christmas?
After a shaky start, Nintendo’s latest console has steadied the ship thanks to some great titles , but which ones are worth your attention?
# blood sport
Gaming controller that drains your blood as you play suspended by Kickstarter
Brings a whole new meaning to ‘health’.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Tim Cook out and proud, emoji searches and a sweet Halloween app
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# healthy competition
Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze
Microsoft has unveiled its challenger to Apple Health and Google Fit while Nintendo looks to develop a device that will monitor a user’s fatigue and map their sleep.
# 1up
Nintendo surprises everyone by making money again
And the videogame giant could be on track to post its first annual profit in four years.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Dogspotting, virtual reality teasing and bent iPhones
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Prime Numbers
Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers
Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?
# staying power
Happy birthday Nintendo! The gaming giant is 125 years old today
It’s come a long way from manufacturing playing cards in the 19th century.
# Hard Times
Mario Kart 8 wasn't enough to save Nintendo from a €72 million loss
Despite the popularity of the latest instalment of Mario Kart, Nintendo suffered a net loss of €72.3 million in the latest quarter.
# our nerves
This Super Mario boss sequence will give you palpitations
Mario time.
# super duper
Player beats Super Mario Bros in under 5 minutes, sets new world record
Not a bother.
# gameplay
Here's what Nintendo announced at its E3 digital event
A new open-world Legend of Zelda game was announced as well as a level creator for Super Mario Bros.
# console wars
PS4 helps Sony overtake Nintendo in global console sales
The change in position marks the first time Sony held the top spot since Nintendo launched the Wii back in 2006.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# new approach
Nintendo plans to develop new consoles for emerging markets
The company’s President Satoru Iwata said that there are no plans for it to release any of its flagship games on smartphones
# No Go
Nintendo won't allow gamers be gay in new game
Nintendo will ignore social media campaigns that call for people to be allowed be gay in a new game.
# In the red
Poor Wii U sales sees Nintendo lose €164m in fiscal year
The company moved 2.72 million Wii U consoles globally over the 12 months through March, less than a third of the 9 million it originally predicted.
# game boy 25
9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand
The Game Boy is 25 years old today. How old are you?
# it's a-me
Super Mario jumps out of a TV and destroys house in amazing animation
Itsa-me, Mario, all up in your house, destroying your possessions.
# 1up
If you grew up with a Nintendo, you'll love this doorbell
It’s not just a theme tune, it’s so much more.
# secret santa
Buyers' Guide: Best gadgets to get someone for Christmas
If you’re stuck for gift ideas, these could help you out.
# It's-a go
Watch a real-life Mario and Luigi face off in this amazing stop-motion video
Warning: You can’t get this version of Mario Kart for Christmas.
A brief history of the Sony Playstation
It’s come a long way since the original arrived back in 1995.
# console wars
Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top?
With the Xbox One released today and the PS4 a week away, which one should you invest your time and money in?
# One up
9 life lessons taken from childhood video games
As the world says goodbye to Hiroshi Yamauchi, what did his creations teach us?
# Nintendo
Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85
Yamauchi led the company as it created Super Mario Bros, the NES, and Donkey Kong.