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Japan’s prime minister became ‘Super Mario’ at the Olympic closing ceremony

It's not every day you see a world leader dressed up as a famous video game character, but that's exactly what happened during the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony on Sunday night.
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Nintendo should bring these series back as mobile games

Nintendo doesn't seem interested in bringing its biggest franchises to Android and iOS... but it doesn't need to. Here are ten neglected Nintendo properties that deserve a second chance as mobile games.
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Satoru Iwata’s first Nintendo project found, preserved by historian

Games historian and preservationist Frank Cifaldi has unearthed a treasure trove of pre-release Nintendo Entertainment System games, including what's believed to be the earliest Nintendo project coded by Satoru Iwata.
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New 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' footage shows off the new Temple of Time

Nintendo has released new video footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which takes fans on a tour of one of the most important locations in the franchise's lore, the Temple of Time.
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McDonald’s Japan captures its first profit in two years thanks to ‘Pokémon Go’

By teaming up with the new hot app Pokémon Go, McDonald's Japan has managed to secure its first profit in two years, thanks to an increase in sales immediately following the launch of the game in the country.
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New budget-priced Nintendo Selects include 'Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD,' 'Captain Toad'

Nintendo will re-release many popular Wii U and 3DS games as part of its budget-priced Nintendo Selects catalog in August, including such titles as Lego City Undercover, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker…
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Latest ‘Pokémon Go’ update adds a new tracking system that shows some promise

A patch for Niantic's Pokémon Go augmented reality app has finally updated the tracking system, introducing a new split between "nearby" pocket monsters and ones that have been sighted in the area. Either way, catching them should be…
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Nintendo aims to crank out triple-A titles for NX console during its first six months

The latest rumor surrounding the Nintendo NX is that the company will release a new Mario, Pokémon, and Zelda game within the console's first six months. The company is also working with publishers on third-party content to be released…
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Read the first 145 issues of Nintendo Power online, right now

Anyone looking for a dose of Nintendo nostalgia is in luck, as the first 145 editions of Nintendo Power magazine dating from 1988 to 2001 have been made available online in their entirety.
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Feel like you're part of 'Pokémon Sun' and 'Moon' with the wrist-mounted Z Ring

Z Moves are a new feature in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Toymaker Takara Tomy is releasing a wrist-mounted wearable known as the Z Ring, which lights up when a player uses Z Moves.
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Digital Foundry tests suggest Nintendo NX will support Wii, GameCube games

The Nintendo NX's rumored Nvidea Tegra processor will make it harder to support GameCube and Wii games, but it won't be impossible. Digital Foundry tested the processor and were pleasantly surprised by the results.
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Say ‘aloha’ to superpowered Z-Move attacks in ‘Pokémon Sun,’ and ‘Moon’

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon feature new "Z-Moves," powerful, one-time attacks that look like something from one of Akira Toriyama's works. Special "Aloha" forms for existing monsters will also change your strategy.