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Gaming

Nintendo Makes It Clear that Piracy Is the Only Way to Preserve Video Game History

By shutting down the Wii Store Channel and not letting users download old games, Nintendo is once again showing that in the modern digital era, you don’t actually own the things you buy.
Karl Bode
Emanuel Maiberg
1.29.19
Gaming

'Metroid Prime 4' Development 'Restarting,' Nintendo Says in Video Apology

Retro Studios, the team behind the previous Metroid Prime games, is now working on the game.
Emanuel Maiberg
1.25.19
nintendo

Watch This 87-Year-Old Grandma on a Walkthrough of Her 'Animal Crossing’ Town

She's logged more than 3,500 hours in “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” on her Nintendo 3DS.
Samantha Cole
1.14.19
Gaming

The First 2 Seconds of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' Fill Up 3,000 Printed Pages of CPU Operations

Two seconds and 120 frames takes up almost 3,000 pages of paper.
Matthew Gault
1.7.19
AI

This Guy Made a ‘Game Boy Supercomputer’ That Can Handle 1 Billion Frames Per Second

Teaching AI how to transfer knowledge from one game to another is a tricky task, but some clever hardware hacking offered a solution.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.18
piracy

Nintendo Sues Californian for Selling Modded NES Classic and Switch Hacks

This week Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Mikel Euskaldunak, who allegedly offered tools to help people run pirated games on their Nintendo Switch, as well as sold NES Classic consoles preloaded with more games.
Joseph Cox
12.13.18
Gaming

Nintendo Says 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Players Should Buy a $30 Ethernet Dongle to Play It Online

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is incredible, but its online mode is a nightmare.
Matthew Gault
12.11.18
Official Seal of Quality

This 52-Page 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Manual Is a Tribute to a Lost Art

Nintendo’s new fighter won’t ship with an instruction manual, so a Redditor created one and it’s beautiful.
Matthew Gault
12.7.18
Nintendo Switch

How Pirated Versions of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Leaked Weeks Before Release

“As far as Switch games go this is the biggest ever,” one Switch piracy community member said.
Joseph Cox
11.26.18
The Weakest Link

Inside the Messy, Dark Side of Nintendo Switch Piracy

Doxing rivals, stealing each other’s files, and poking around Nintendo’s servers are all a normal part of the ballooning Nintendo Switch hacking and piracy scenes.
Joseph Cox
11.13.18
Gaming

Couple Who Ran ROM Site to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Crackdown on ROM sites and emulators could spell an existential threat to retro gaming.
Wajeeh Maaz
11.13.18
Gaming

Nintendo Apologizes for Racist Depiction of Native Americans in 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'

Fans noticed that the beloved character Mr. Game and Watch puts on a loincloth and feathered headdress in the Japanese version. Nintendo says it will remove this depiction in an update.
Matthew Gault
11.5.18
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