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Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

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ReutersA theme park dedicated to Nintendo's famous Super Mario World has opened in Japan, nearly a year after it was originally due to welcome guests.Super Nintendo World - which cost about $ 0.5bn ($ 0.36bn) to build - was meant to open last summer but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Initially only Japanese visitors can go amid international travel bans.For Nintendo, it represents part of a move from games firm to entertainment company.ReutersAt first the park will take half of the visitors it can accommodate to comply with social-distancing measures. Visitors will need to wear masks in most areas.The park is modelled on levels in Nintendo's Mario games, the first of which was released in 1985 and followed the adventures of a plumber and his brotherThe franchise went on to sell mo...
Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

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160,000 Nintendo accounts breached

160,000 Nintendo accounts breached

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April 24 (UPI) -- Hackers have breached 160,000 Nintendo accounts since the beginning of April, the gaming company revealed Friday. The Japanese-based company said it was tipped off to the breach after users complained of funds missing from their accounts or that their money was used to buy Fortnite's virtual currency. Additionally, users' nicknames, birthdates, countries and email addresses may have been accessed. "We sincerely apologize to our customers and related parties for any inconvenience and concern, a statement from Nintendo said. "In the future, we will make further efforts to strengthen security and ensure safety so that similar events do not occur." In response to the hacking, Nintendo said it is disabling the ability for users to log in to a Nintendo account through older N...
Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

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Fans of the Animal Crossing game have criticised Nintendo after it said players would not be able to save their progress to its cloud back-up service.Saving game progress to the cloud is a key feature of the Nintendo Switch online subscription service, which costs £17.99 a year.It lets players pick up where they left off if they buy a new Switch console or own more than one device.But in a YouTube video, Nintendo said the feature was "not supported".One fan on social news site Reddit complained: "It's laughable to think that almost every third party game on the Switch supports cloud saves, but Nintendo can't do it on several of their own games, while they are charging us for that."The latest version of the Animal Crossing game - New Horizons - is due to b...
Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

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Almost 30 years after it was canned, an unreleased games console built together by industry giants Sony and Nintendo has gone up for auction.The Nintendo PlayStation was the result of a secret collaboration between the Japanese tech firms in the early 90s, however the project never entered production and Sony would go on to release their own system in 1994. Nintendo, famous for hit franchises such as Super Mario and The Legend Of Zelda, was the market leader at the time and the introduction of the PlayStation changed the face of the gaming industry. Image: The console comes with all the necessary cables and a controller. Pic: Heritage Auctions All but one of the 200 or so Nintendo PlayStation prototypes were reportedly destroyed after...