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Jul14

Nintendo announces miniature NES

2016 at 05:20 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Fans of retro video games everywhere will be excited to hear that Nintendo has announced a brand-new miniature NES system! The tiny-sized console won’t be able to use actual NES carts, but will rather come pre-loaded with 30 NES classics, allowing gamers to re-explore the best of the best from the 1980s console. The list includes titles like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and many more. The new release, unlike the full-sized original NES, will be compatible with HD televisions, and the controller will even be able to be plugged into Nintendo’s Wiimote for use on the WiiU! The NES Classic Edition will be available on November 11th for $59.99, so keep your eyes peeled for this cool retro release this holiday season!

May07

Nintendo announces partnership with Universal parks

2015 at 12:47 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In a first for the classic video game company, Nintendo has announced that a partnership has been arranged with Universal Parks & Resort to bring Nintendo characters to Universal’s theme parks around the world! Working together with the international resort division of Universal, Nintendo plans to create a large assortment of themed rides, attractions, and other events featuring iconic Nintendo characters like Mario, Link, Kirby, and more to the parks. These attractions, which will come to Universal’s parks in Hollywood, Florida, Japan, and Singapore, along with Universal’s future locations in Russia and China, are currently in the planning stages, and both companies have decided to create dedicated divisions to the partnership. This announcement comes as the latest move by NIntendo to market its characters as more than just video game icons, which includes a variety of toy releases and their recent hot-selling Amiibo collectors’ figures. More details are sure to be revealed as the partnership moves forward, so fans can be sure to see some of their favorite video game characters at Universal soon!

Oct14

MegaBots giant robot debuts at NYCC

2014 at 03:59 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Last week’s New York Comic-Con, which took place from October 9th to October 12th, debuted a number of exclusive and upcoming toys and merchandise from a variety of independent manufacturers and large-scale companies alike. However, nothing was quite as large as the debut of the MegaBots giant robot! Created by Andrew Stroup, Matt Oehrlein, and Gui Cavalcanti, the giant 15-foot tall robot is known as the MegaBot Mark I, and stands as a prototype for an upcoming series of paintball-shooting giant robots. The mech, which currently only featured a working cockpit and moving arm, weighs a total of 15000 pounds, and came equipped with a cannon arm that fired paint-filled foam shells at designated targets.

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Meant as an entertainment tool and big toy rather than a fully-automotive giant robot, the MegaBots series are planned to face off in large-scale paintball matches, and will feature working legs, central torso, and two-man cockpits upon completion. With previous mechanical constructs including the 18-foot wide walking Stompy robot in 2012, keep an eye out for more MegaBots news when the project’s Kickstarter page goes live later this month!

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