We Spent a Week With Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that’s coming to smartphones, sets up some awesome possibilities if you’ve ever been a fan of the series: Imagine walking home and discovering a Pikachu or a Snorlax hiding right in your neighborhood. Prior to this, each chapter of the series focused on catching Pokemon in a specific region. This mobile game lets you …

Watch Nintendo Voice Chat Live at a Special IGN Streetpass Event

Do you have a Nintendo 3DS? Do you like IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast? Well, do I have some great news for you! We’re inviting you to come hang out with us for a special StreetPass event and join us for a live recording of Nintendo Voice Chat. Come hang out with us! There will also be snacks and *gasp* …

Key Nintendo Exec Departs Company

Sources at Nintendo have told IGN that executive VP of sales and marketing Scott Mofitt will leave the company later this summer. The split between Moffitt and Nintendo was described by sources as “amicable.” Moffit will remain with company until an unspecified date later this summer. Nintendo has decided to permanently dissolve the position of executive VP of sales and marketing. The …

Nintendo didn’t show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns

Away from the media’s prying eyes, Nintendo’s investor meeting allowed some people to ask some surprisingly frank questions — and glean a few more insights into where the company is going — whether that’s smartphones, new consoles, VR, theme parks, movies… or all the above. If you were surprised that Nintendo wasn’t showing its incoming NX console (currently pegged to …

Super Mario RPG Comes to Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

The Super Nintendo classic role-playing game Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars is hitting the U.S. Wii U Virtual Console on June 30, Nintendo’s website has revealed. Super Mario RPG will cost $7.99 when it releases tomorrow and allow for off-TV play. The Square-developed SNES title first released in 1996 features Mario and friends journeying around the Musroom …

Top 10 Nintendo Power Covers

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My pointless quest to achieve perfect retro console fidelity

​It all started about four years ago when I came into an old Sega Saturn system from the mid-90s. It was an entire console catalog that I completely skipped over back in the day. I hooked it up to my TV and soon I was knee-deep in classic fighting games like Street Fighter vs X-Men, and shoot-em-ups like Thunderforce V. …

Pokemon GO Beta Period Ending This Week

Pokemon GO trainers only have a few days left to wrap up their quest to be the very best there ever was in the app’s beta. In an email sent out to beta testers of the app posted by MyNintendoNews, the team behind the app has revealed the beta “field test” will come to an end on June 30. “On …

Dead of Summer Brings Summer Camp Horror to TV

Debuting Tuesday night, Freeform’s new series Dead of Summer brings summer camp horror to TV. From Lost and Once Upon a Time’s Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Ian Goldberg (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Once Upon a Time), Dead of Summer is, appropriately enough, set in the 1980s, as a group of counselors at Camp Stillwater discover something very …