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A browser-based version of Super Mario 64 developed using the Unity game engine has been forced to shutdown by Nintendo for violating its copyrights and intellectual property.
From a new Office and lots of Lollipop, to Nintendo's next play, Spartan insights, printed body organs, British Bands, and ANOTHER low-cost Lumia, it's our regular summary of the week's top tech news.
Nintendo has just announced during its press conference that the gaming giant is developing a brand new console, called Project NX. Details are still scarce but this is exciting for the company.
Nintendo is partnering with DeNA to develop smartphone games. Its cross-platform gaming service across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Nintendo devices will begin by the end of this year.
With the current trend of the PlayStation 4 outselling the Xbox One, an intelligence firm predicts that the PS4 will triumph over the Xbox One in sales by 40% in the year 2019.
From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
If you plan to or have already pre-ordered a new Nintendo 3DS XL, you might also want to buy a charger. Nintendo will not include a charging cable in its latest consoles citing cost concerns.
Nintendo of America announced its most powerful portable gaming device is coming to the United States. This February, buyers in the states will be able to purchase the Nintendo 3DS XL.
Animator Dillon Markey uses a Power Glove to create stop-motion animation. Although originally created for the Nintendo Entertainment System, he has modified it for use for his daily work.
Stadium Events is an extremely rare game due to a variety of reasons. The highest known selling price of the game is $22,800 but now there are people willing to buy it for more than $40,000.
In a dispute that goes back years with Nintendo allegedly infringing on technology patented by Philips for a "virtual body control device" the two companies have now reached an agreement.
Nintendo is to release an official Game Boy emulator for mobile devices if a recently published patent is to be believed. The emulator would allow Nintendo games to be played on iOS and Android.
With a profitable quarter, Nintendo looks quite eager to take on Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One and make a historical comeback; Reggie Fils-Aime explains why the company has a good chance.
Neowin's senior news editor for Europe, Andy Weir, is finally ready to buy a new-generation games console, but he can't quite decide between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Which one should he buy?
Nintendo has announced its plans to release an improved version of its 3DS and 3DS XL. Although the release will only be in Japan for now, you can bet it'll be released globally in the near future.
The latest study reveals a strong preference among youths for tablets. The majority of next-generation tech users prefer to game on devices such as iPads and Galaxy's rather than handheld devices.
Neowin's coverage of E3 2014 brings you some snapshots of the Nintendo booth, which showcases Super Smash Bros, Mario Maker, Hyrule Warriors, and more.
Sony has finally beaten out Nintendo in annual console sales for the first time in 8 years, selling 18.7 million units to Nintendo's 16.3 million. Does it mark a new era of gaming?
June 6, 2014, is World Tetris Day, and also marks the 30th birthday of one of the greatest games of all time. We look back on its history, and invite you to share your memories of the legendary game.
Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz have paired up in a strange case of product-placement which involves a DLC for Mario Kart 8 this summer featuring the addition of Mercedes' GLA as a new driveable kart.
Nintendo is shutting down access to its online gaming for the Wii and DS consoles on May 20th, instead focusing on its newer game systems. The question is whether anyone will actually notice.
Nintendo apologized for excluding same-sex relationship options from Tomodachi Life, but refused to update the life simulator to make gameplay LGBT-friendly
Nintendo has recently unveiled a new product line-up set to be compatibile with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The wireless technology hopes to provide seamless interaction within the gaming experience.
Nintendo announced that the Wii U console had 2.72 million shipments for its last fiscal year, which is below its previously reduced estimate of 2.8 million units of its latest game console.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Game Boy portable console in Japan, which helped the company became the major force in mobile gaming until smartphones came along.
April 1st, 2014 was, as always, one of the more interesting days to spend surfing the Internet as lots of tech companies decided to have fun, but one prank went a bit too far.
For those looking to have the ultimate NES console, Analogue Interactive is releasing an all-aluminum NES console that promises to "blow everyone away".
Nintendo announced during Nintendo Direct that classic games from the popular handheld console, Game Boy Advance, will be available for the Wii U Virtual Console starting April in US and Japan.
Nintendo has officially denied reports that it plans to start offering mini-games on smartphone devices, saying that the company has no intentions of releasing games for those products.
According to a report by Japanese news outlet Nikkei Asian Review, Nintendo will begin to make games for smartphones by the end of 2014.
An extremely rare copy of 'Nintendo World Championships' for the NES, one of just 116 ever created, is up for auction and, despite not being in the best condition, bids are climbing rapidly.
Nintendo has announced it has cut its fiscal year sales forecast for the Wii U console to just 2.8 million and that it will have an operating loss of $336 million for the year.
A lengthy exposé written by a third-party developer of a Wii U launch title reveals that Nintendo is still struggling to drag itself into the age of online gaming.
A new report claims that Microsoft's Xbox One console has sold 150,000 units in the UK in its first 48 hours, and has sold nearly as much as Nintendo's Wii U has in its lifetime in the country.
Nintendo announced that its new $99 Wii Mini console will go on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 17. It's geared toward the low-end gaming market with features similar to the original Wii.
Nintendo's Japanese website has confirmed that production of its 2006 launched Wii game console has finally ended, after shipping over 100 million units worldwide.
The Nintendo 2DS has a decent price and design, but sadly doesn't address the problem that the games are far too expensive to appeal to consumers content enough with what's on their smartphones.
Nintendo has announced that the Wii U console, which launched in November 2012, will get a $50 price cut on Sept. 20, ahead of the launches of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Nintendo announced today that it only shipped 160,000 units of its Wii U console in the second calendar quarter of 2013 but still expects to ship 9 million units in its current fiscal year.
Time to wish a technological old timer a happy birthday! And what better way than to ask you, our readers, of your experiences with the Nintendo Entertainment System since 1983!
Shigeru Miyamoto, best known as the creator of Mario, has said Nintendo doesn't agree with restrictive DRM policies such as those found in Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console.
Media registration begins at the LA Convention Center for E3 2013, which means we can legally take pictures of the banners inside the building as well as outside the complex.
As E3 2013 begins in earnest next week, we give some predictions for what might or might not be revealed by publishers during the annual video game trade show in Los Angeles.
GameStop stores have confirmed that it will be pulling all new and used versions of Nintendo's $299 8 GB Wii U Basic consoles from its stores on June 18th, but no reason was given for this move.
Electronics Arts has confirmed that the publisher is not currently developing any games for Nintendo's Wii U console, and other major publishers have not indicated they plan to release Wii U games.
Nintendo has announced that it won't be holding a big keynote press event at E3 2013, as it scales down its usual presence at the Los Angeles video game trade show in June.
Nintendo said it only shipped 390,000 Wii U consoles worldwide in the first quarter of 2013, showing that the company's next generation hardware is not having the sales success of the earlier Wii.
Microsoft is once again on top of the current game console industry in the U.S., selling 261,000 units of its Xbox 360 console during the month of March 2013, according to NPD.
Microsoft announced that it sold 302,000 units of the Xbox 360 game console in February 2013 in the US. Those numbers were more than any other current generation console for the 26th straight month.