Tag: Gaming

Apps

'Super Mario Run' update breathes life into Nintendo's mobile plans

You’d be forgiven for wondering what was happening with Super Mario Run . After a flurry of activit y in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark a bit of life into its signature mobile game. It’s releasing an update on September 29th that adds some (frankly…

Gadgets

Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses to

Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers… Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

Mobile

Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

 A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo by way of the Pokémon Company, this latest game is not focused on capturing Pokémon, battling and raids. Instead, it’s filled with activities…

Tech

The original, massive Xbox controller is coming back… with a mysterious screen in the center

The most gigantic controller ever made is making a comeback. This holiday season, the original Xbox controller — a.k.a. The Duke — is going to be revived by third-party manufacturer Hyperkin. The design has been officially approved by Microsoft, according to a tweet from Seamus Blackley, who helped write the proposal for the controller. SEE…

Start Ups

Startup Spotlight: Sensible Object makes games that blend the physical and digital worlds

The Sensible Object team, from left: Lead Engineer Chris Shaw, Lead Developer George Buckenham, CEO Alex Fleetwood, Lead Artist Lyall McCarthy, Lead Designer Tim Burrell-Saward. (Sensible Object Photo) Alex Fleetwood is a game guru motivated by a simple purpose: using technology to connect people in real life. His first company was Hide&Seek, a design studio that created games…