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Nintendo Wii U's TVii service to close in August

Nintendo is shutting down TVii, its second-screen video service for the Wii U, less than three years after it began. The company said the feature would “transform how people find, watch and engage with TV shows, movies and sports”, but…

Watch the 2015 Nintendo World Championships finale

Nintendo announced last month that it was bringing back its one-off Nintendo World Championships gaming tournament after a 25 year hiatus. Contestants would compete at select Best Buy stores across the country with the regional qualifiers advancing to the next…

Nintendo just hired Bowser as its new VP of sales

Doug Bowser is the new vice president of sales at Nintendo, the company has confirmed. Also confirmed, Doug has no relation to King Koopa or anyone else from the Nintendo mythos. The aptly named Bowser will play a key role…

Memory Lane: The best-looking video game consoles of all time

Silly fanboys. All these years arguing over things you thought were important, like specs, and games, and controllers. Not once have you considered the most crucial thing about a video game console: how good it looks. Over the past four decades, there have been some plain consoles, sometimes even some ugly consoles, but we don’t care about them today. Today, we celebrate the best-looking video game consoles (no handhelds) of all time.

Nintendo finally returns to profitability

For the first time since 2011, gaming giant Nintendo is a profitable company. In the company's financial report for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2015, Nintendo posted net sales of 550 billion yen (around US$4.61 billion), which…

The New 3DS XL is nice, but not a must-have yet

For a couple of years we have deemed Nintendo's 3DS as an essential piece of gaming hardware. And for decades, new iterations of Nintendo hardware immediately rendered older units obsolete. Things are different this time around.