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Nintendo wasn’t concerned by Flappy Bird’s pipes

Much of the criticism aimed at now-defunct smartphone title Flappy Bird concerned allegations of IP infringement. Some quarters of the press and development community criticised the game’s creator Dong Nguyen for his use of a green pipe design that quite clearly references Nintendo’s Mario platform series. However, Nintendo spokesperson Yasuhiro …

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Mario licensed to McDonald’s Happy Meals in the UK

Well that didn’t take long. Having just last week vowed to ramp up its licensing activity, Nintendo UK has struck a deal with McDonald’s. Says the McDonald’s UK site, as spotted by NintendoLife: Our next Happy Meal invites kids to Run, Jump and Power Up with Super Mario.” There’s no …

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Iwata: "It’s not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Becoming a third party publisher is not the easy answer to reversing Nintendo’s ongoing problems, president Satoru Iwata has argued. Iwata vowed not to resign earlier today after Nintendo cut its sales predictions for Wii U and 3DS, leading Michael Pachter to call for the platform holder to take its …

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Miyamoto says HD remakes of old Mario games are "possible"

Super Mario World HD? Super Mario 64 HD? Such things could happen, according to Nintendo design boss Shigeru Miyamoto. "That’s certainly possible,” he told a reporter panel attended by Polygon when asked if Mario HD remakes are being considered. But most of our developers are working on new games. We …

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Mario and Luigi skins included in Rayman Legends on Wii U

The Wii U version of Rayman Legends will offer an extra goodie for Nintendo fans. Ubisoft has announced that players will after 20 minutes be able to unlock Mario and Luigi skins for the characters Rayman and Globox respectively. Hopefully the move will help pacify the many who Nintendo fans …

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Iwata vows that Nintendo IP won’t go multi-platform

Don’t expect Mario, Zelda or Donkey Kong to appear on non-Nintendo platforms anytime soon. That’s the message from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who says that while the move may be of short-term benefit it would not be in the long-term interests of the platform holder. "If I was to take …

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