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Nintendo is scaling back its mobile gaming business to focus on the Switch

In the last few years, one of gaming's juggernauts, Nintendo, has been trying to compete in the mobile gaming space. While Nintendo was once fully invested in only launching games on their own platforms, we've seen the Japanese company launch games such as Mario Kart Tour and Super Mario Run on iOS and Android. Nintendo's...

Android 10 brings controller mapping support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Gaming on Android has usually meant gaming on the touchscreen of your smartphone. While Android does boast of a very large collection of touch-optimized games, some titles just work out better when the player uses a gamepad and real hardware buttons and keys. For the same purpose, you can find a whole host of generic...

We’ve got Android on the Nintendo Switch: Here’s what it can do

If you've kept up with the Nintendo Switch's development scene as of late, you'll have noticed that there's a lot of cool things happening right now. Between the launch of L4T (Linux 4 Tegra) Ubuntu by ByLaws and the release of emuMMC for the Switch, there has never been a better time to own a...

We’re opening forums for Nintendo Switch Android hacking

Ever since Nintendo announced its portable game console, the Switch, back in 2017, console modding enthusiasts have waited for the device to be blown wide open. It only took a year for that to happen thanks to a vulnerability in the Switch's SoC, the NVIDIA Tegra X1. The Switch modding community has rapidly grown since...

[Update 2: More Progress] Developers are porting Android to the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's latest console/handheld, and it's doing really well for itself in terms of sales and appeal. It also marks a change in attitude from Nintendo as well, as the device is not only powered by an Nvidia Tegra system-on-chip, but the company even reportedly wanted to employ the now-defunct Cyanogen Inc. to...

Nintendo is asking its mobile gaming partners to tone down the microtransactions

Nintendo is quite the unique video game maker in the industry right now. The company currently competes with the likes of Sony and Microsoft but has had years of experience dealing with others including Sega and Atari. The video games industry has seen a massive shift in two key areas. The first being that video...

Nintendo 3DS emulation is somewhat possible on Android with an unofficial Citra port

The Nintendo DS is one of the best portable consoles to emulate on Android, and with good reason. The emphasis on touchscreen controls in DS games translates well to smartphone gameplay, and the lack of buttons on Android phones can be rectified by using a Bluetooth or wired gaming controller. I was thinking about this...

Here’s Super Mario Galaxy running at 1080p on the Nvidia Shield TV

The Nvidia Shield TV is an Android TV device powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 system-on-chip which also happens to power the Nintendo Switch game console. Nintendo partnered with Nvidia to release a handful of Nintendo Wii and Nintendo GameCube games on the Nvidia Shield TV, but these games are only accessible if you live...

Nintendo confirms that Mario Kart is coming to Mobile Devices in 2019

In recent years, Nintendo has released lots of games for Android. It brought titles like New Super Mario Brothers and Super Mario Galaxy to the NVIDIA Shield TV in China, and unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Miitomo, Pokémon Go, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heros, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It's a remarkable pivot for the 128-year-old...

Chinese Nvidia Shield TV with Nintendo games may actually be running a GameCube/Wii Emulator

Nintendo has been stuck in its ways for decades. In recent years, though, it's been more willing to experiment. It released a Mario game for third-party platforms, for example, and teamed up with NVIDIA in China to bring select GameCube and Wii games to the NVIDIA Shield TV. The NVIDIA Shield TV has long been advertised as an...

The Nvidia Shield TV launches in China with select Nintendo GameCube and Wii Games

The Nvidia Shield TV is an Android-powered gaming device made by Nvidia that uses an in-house processor, the Tegra, and an Nvidia-designed Kepler GPU. It uses those enhanced processing capabilities to run games like Half-Life 2 and Portal, and stream games from an Nvidia=powered PC using Nvidia GameStream. And in the coming months, its limits will...

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Announced for Android & iOS

Nintendo Direct is a video series from the popular gaming company Nintendo where they leverage the internet to speak directly to their fans. This can be in the form of new game announcements, new gameplay clip reveals or even just a Q/A with a member of the company. One was held yesterday for Animal Crossing,...