Nintendo Pirate Sells $12 Million In Counterfeit Wares, Headed For Jail Time
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Nintendo Pirate Sells $12 Million In Counterfeit Wares, Headed For Jail Time

Nintendo’s personal battle with piracy just scored a sizable victory, as a British resident has pleaded guilty in court to selling $12 million worth of pirated Nintendo games. Naturally, he’s off to the slammer. According to the Croydon Guardian, 41-year-old Justin Success Brooks of Foxley Lane, Purley sold counterfeit Nintendo software online between 2009 and 2011, making ... Read More»
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Counterfeit Nintendo games seller pleads guilty, made over £600,000 in illicit sales
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Counterfeit Nintendo games seller pleads guilty, made over £600,000 in illicit sales

UK resident Justin Success Brooks has been charged with selling counterfeit Nintendo games, according to the Croydon Guardian. The 41-year-old was busted during an investigation conducted by Nintendo and UKIE, which purchased games from outlets suspected of selling counterfeit games. The investigation eventually led UKIE and Nintendo to the culprit. Brooks has been accused of ... Read More»
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Scribblenauts Unlimited dev explains lack of Nintendo cameos in 3DS version
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Scribblenauts Unlimited dev explains lack of Nintendo cameos in 3DS version

Scribblenauts Unlimited on Wii U will feature a host of Mario and Zelda cameos and items, but unfortunately for Nintendo 3DS owners, the cameos haven’t made it over to the handheld version. Developer 5th Cell has revealed that it was a matter of timing. Nintendo Life reports – by way of IGN – that creative ... Read More»
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FIFA 13 Wii U: new screens look sharp
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FIFA 13 Wii U: new screens look sharp

FIFA 13 is heading to Wii U with a new suite of GamePad managerial features, and as these new screens show, it doesn’t look half bad. Check them out below. Thanks ONM. ... Read More»
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Wii U will support in-game chat, but only through licensed headsets
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Wii U will support in-game chat, but only through licensed headsets

To use in-game chat in those few Wii U games which support the feature, you’ll need a headset plugged into the Game Pad – even when you’re not using the controller. Nintendo told Kotaku that “select games” including Assassin’s Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Mass Effect 3 will support in-game chat. ... Read More»
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Game Franchises That Deserve a Reboot: Star Fox
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Game Franchises That Deserve a Reboot: Star Fox

For this entry in my ‘Reboot’ series of articles, I decided to pull from one of my all time favorite genres. Outside of RTS games, the flying/dog-fighting genre is top on my list. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wasted flying around and shooting anything that happened across my virtual cross-hairs in various ... Read More»
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Skylanders Giants stomping into view tomorrow
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Skylanders Giants stomping into view tomorrow

Skylanders Giants is nearly with us. The sequel to one of 2011′s surprise hits is readying itself for release tomorrow. Players can pick this up on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and 3DS. Each Giant is twice the size of the game’s normal characters, which include returning favourites from the original title. Understandably, Activision is ... Read More»
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Nintendo investigating Wii U manfacturer after Foxconn admits illegal child labour
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Nintendo investigating Wii U manfacturer after Foxconn admits illegal child labour

Wii U manufacturer Foxconn is being investigated by Nintendo for using child workers in a Chinese factory. Foxconn confessed to using workers as young as 14 to cover a lack of full employees. The legal age of work in China is 16. “Our investigation has shown that the interns in question, who ranged in age ... Read More»
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Unity Interview: engineering democracy
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Unity Interview: engineering democracy

Unity is at the centre of an indie development revolution. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with CEO David Helgason about empowering indies, and the significance of Unity on Wii U. Unity Technologies Founded in 2004, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before making the Unity engine, the company released a game called GooBall, which is similar to Super ... Read More»
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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy debuts strong at Japanese retail
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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy debuts strong at Japanese retail

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy debuted in the top spot on the Media Create charts in Japan, ousting last week’s topper, Resident Evil 6. The adorable RPG from Square Enix moved 141,529 copies on 3DS, which was back on top for the week after PS3 pushed the XL and original versions into the number two and ... Read More»
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Pikmin 3 release window confirmed as ‘Spring 2013′
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Pikmin 3 release window confirmed as ‘Spring 2013′

Pikmin 3 has previously been billed as a ‘launch window’ title on Wii U in the States, meaning it will launch before March 31st. New information from Nintendo’s recent ‘Iwata Asks’ panel narrows down the clues a little. Nintendo Life reports that during the ‘Iwata Asks’ panel, Pikmin 3′s release window was stated as ‘Spring ... Read More»
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Nintendo Land’s F-Zero & Yoshi games revealed, detailed
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Nintendo Land’s F-Zero & Yoshi games revealed, detailed

Nintendo Land is the Wii U’s equivalent of Microsoft’s Game Room service, giving players a slew of small mini-games to play with friends. Three new games have been added to the roster, including games based on F-Zero and plucky dinosaur pal Yoshi. ONM reports that Nintendo Land’s latest additions were showcased at the Play Expo ... Read More»
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Mega Man 3DS leads this week’s Nintendo downloads
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Mega Man 3DS leads this week’s Nintendo downloads

Mega Man, Capcom’s crushingly brutal 1987 NES platformer leads this week’s Nintendo downloads line-up. Check out what else is on offer below. Mega Man will cost you £4.49/€4.99 on the 3DS eShop, but if you buy it and find yourself wanting to smash your handheld into a million pieces due to rage-quit frustration, please don’t ... Read More»
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Animal Crossing 3DS: 7-minute trailer brings the charm, new features
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Animal Crossing 3DS: 7-minute trailer brings the charm, new features

Animal Crossing 3DS looks bigger and better with each reveal. Check out Nintendo’s whopping 7-minute trailer, which details new features, decor and areas. It’s all in Japanese, but there is much to see. Get your fill below. Thanks Tiny ... Read More»
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Platinum Games claims Sega ‘undersold’ DS title Infinite Space
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Platinum Games claims Sega ‘undersold’ DS title Infinite Space

Infinite Space developer Platinum Games has shed light on why it believes its Nintendo DS space RPG-shooter failed to ignite sales at launch. Atsushi Inaba has cited Sega as the issue. Speaking with Nintendo Everything, Inaba explained the game’s retail performance, “The biggest problem with Infinite Space was when SEGA undershipped the game and it ... Read More»
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