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Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter

Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s […]

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Nintendo’s Mario Game & Watch is a choice gaming stocking stuffer of 2020

Nintendo’s Mario Game & Watch is a choice gaming stocking stuffer of 2020 Nintendo will never stop mining its past for new nostalgia-based products, but at least it tends to do so with aplomb and occasionally even generosity. The former at least is on display with the Super Mario Bros. Game & […]

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Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches

Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches Another banner month month for Nintendo hardware sales, per the latest figures from NPD. The firm puts Switch sales (including the standard and Lite models) at 735,000 units in the U.S., making the best October for a Nintendo console since the Wii […]

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Gaming rules the entertainment industry, so why aren’t investors showing up?

Gaming rules the entertainment industry, so why aren’t investors showing up? As gaming’s popularity reaches epic heights, venture investors’ activity in the industry doesn’t seem to equate with the overall size of the games market. Spurred by an unreal year where traditional entertainment has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and consumers […]

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Nintendo’s new RC Mario Kart looks terrific

Nintendo’s new RC Mario Kart looks terrific In a year, Nintendo would have demoed, in person, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The company would have invited select members of the press into some rented event space and let us experience the game first-hand, like it had with Labo and Ring Fit Adventures. […]

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Shred monsters as Zelda and others in ‘Breath of the Wild’ prequel ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’

Shred monsters as Zelda and others in ‘Breath of the Wild’ prequel ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’ Nintendo has announced a surprise spin-off prequel to its modern classic Breath of the Wild, an action-focused game called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. You’ll play the role of Link, as usual, but also the […]

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Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret

Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret It has always been considered a matter of if, and not when, Nintendo would begin capitalizing in earnest on content from beyond the SNES generation. The company is finally showing its intent to do so today — but with […]

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Nintendo’s latest trick is turning the Switch into an RC controller for an AR Mario Kart game

Nintendo’s latest trick is turning the Switch into an RC controller for an AR Mario Kart game Nintendo never ceases to surprise with a seemingly infinite numbers of ways of transforming its most beloved IP. Hot on the heels of some truly impressive Super Mario Bros. Lego kits comes Mario Kart Live: […]

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Unity’s IPO numbers look pretty … unreal?

Unity’s IPO numbers look pretty … unreal? Unity, the company founded in a Copenhagen apartment in 2004, is poised for an initial public offering with numbers that look pretty strong. Even as its main competitor, Epic Games, is in the throes of a very public fight with Apple over the fees the […]

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U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales

U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly decimate a number of industries over the the past several months, but the U.S. gaming industry continues to benefit as people continue to be stuck at home. Yet another report from NPD highlights an excellent quarter, […]

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