Two in five gamers to buy Nintendo Switch in next 3 months?

The launch of the Nintendo Switch has grabbed the attention of UK gamers, prompting more than a third (38%) of those aware of the new console to express an interest in purchasing one in the next three months - at least that's according to a survey by Harris 24. The study, which aimed to gauge public…

What is the Nintendo Switch and do I need one?

The new year has arrived and with it a possible golden age for games consoles too. The Nintendo Switch is officially unveiled today (January 13, 2017) and it is seen as an important step for the Japanese giants. But a step in which direction? Games blogger Joshua Mason and Tech Digest publisher Chris Price report.…

Nintendo DS games coming to WiiU Virtual Console

Nintendo has figured out something useful to do with the massive WiiU tablet controller: Use it for DS games! According to UberGizmo, a "Nintendo Direct" video has confirmed that DS games will be heading to the TV screen via the WiiU - with Yoshi's Island DS apparently being available from today, with more to follow…

WATCH: How much do you know about the NES?

"Did you know Gaming", a YouTube channel devoted to obscure and interesting bits of trivia has posted the above video about the Nintendo Entertainment System. Did you know the eject button didn't actually do anything? Or that the NES had an internet add-on in Japan? I certainly didn't. Check out the video for more.

5 Questions now that Nintendo is making games for phones

So Nintendo is finally going mobile - which is BIG news. Here's five questions we're asking as a result. 1) Isn't this different to what the company has said before? Yep. In the past the company has alternated wildly between outright denial and leaving the door open but ruling it out. For example, producer Kensuke…

Nintendo joins the 21st century and announces plans to develop mobile games

Massive gaming news this morning - Nintendo has made a dramatic U-turn and has today announced that it will soon be developing games for mobile devices in partnership with Japanese app developer DeNA (pronounced like "DNA"). The new deal between the companies sees Nintendo acquire 10% of DeNA, and DeNA will take a 1.24% shareholding…

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are working together to tackle DDOS attacks

Whilst the three major console manufacturers may be fierce rivals most of the time, there is at least one thing that unites them: Frustration with denial of service attacks, the sort of which took down Xbox Live and PSN over Christmas. Speaking to Game Informer, outgoing Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that he has been…

Amiibos to unlock partial NES and SNES games on WiiU

Nintendo has managed to find yet another way to leverage its back catalogue of titles, announcing plans to use Amiibo figures to unlock old games. According to Kotaku, the plan was announced in a call to Nintendo investors. Presumably the way it will work is that when you touch your Mario figure on the WiiU…

Nintendo finally agrees terms for YouTube streamers

Whilst the rest of the world has been on board with video game streaming via Twitch and YouTube for a number of years now, old man Nintendo has only just agreed to legally allow it - announcing the launch of the Nintendo Creators Program. Peace is breaking out across YouTube as the Nintendo Creators Program…

Tetris pulled from Nintendo e-shop

Few titles are so closely linked with a console than Tetris is with Nintendo's Game Boy - it was the game that proved handheld gaming could work. So it's a shame to see that the 1989 original will no longer be available on 3DS via the Nintendo e-shop. According to The Telegraph, the reason is…