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  • Nintendo officially gives up on non-wearable ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker

    After more than a year, Nintendo revealed it will not continue development of its fitness-minded sleep monitoring device. Announced by former company president Satoru Iwata in October, 2014, the wireless sleep sensor was part of a proposed “quality of life” initiative at Nintendo, intended to build…

    Digital Trends
  • H1Z1 zombie game splits into two strains — and spreads to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    The thing about a zombie virus is that it spreads so fast you can’t contain it. Now, publisher Daybreak is finding that something similar is true of zombie survival games. H1Z1, Daybreak’s open-world online zombie survival game that is still in development, is splitting up into two discrete games.…

    GamesBeat
  • GamesBeat weekly roundup: Hearthstone’s big changes, and Nintendo’s mobile debut imminent

    Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Nintendo’s earnings fall a little short of expectations, someone builds a calculator inside Super Mario Maker, and Uncharted 4 gets its own PlayStation 4 bundle. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The…

    GamesBeat
  • Nintendo has decided to cancel its work on a sleep sensor that nobody ever asked for

    The "quality of life" device was meant to track your sleep patterns using wearable sensors, similar to those that already exist, and Nintendo would provide health updates with a fun spin. The video game company debuted the Wii Vitality Sensor in 2009, which would reportedly integrate with the Wii…

    The Daily Dot_Tech
  • Nintendo hits snooze button on its sleep tracking gadget

    More than a year after Nintendo announced it was developing a fun game-y spin on sleep tracking gadgets, the company is putting the initiative on hold indefinitely. Nintendo originally planned to launch the device called QOL Sensor — a fatigue- and sleep-monitoring device that goes on your…

    Mashable
  • Nintendo gives 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' a HD makeover

    "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess " has been given a makeover in the form of an HD upgrade.

    AFP Relax News
  • 5 Reasons Playing Xbox One Or PS4 Can Actually Be Good For You

    For decades, people assumed that playing games was a waste of time - and the popular press have been keen to link games to everything from obesity to psychosis. A test with 72 volunteers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) found that playing Starcraft 2 for 40…

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Nintendo's sleep-tracking device may never wake up

    Nintendo's mysterious "Quality of Life" initiative was meant to have launched by the end of this March, but the first product in the program isn't going to make that date — if it ever comes out at all. CEO and president Tatsumi Kimishima made a point of bringing up QOL himself during an investor…

    The Verge
  • Nintendo details Zelda: Twilight Princess HD gameplay improvements

    Nintendo has a number of major changes in store for its upcoming HD revamp of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess , resulting in a streamlined experience that eliminates many of the flaws present in the game’s original 2006 release. Among other tweaks, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess…

    Digital Trends
  • Uncharted 4 is getting its own PS4 this April

    It seemed inevitable, given the popularity of the flagship PlayStation franchise, but it has now been confirmed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will also launch with its own limited edition PlayStation 4 console. Unlike some other limited edition consoles, however, this one looks like it actually…

    Digital Trends
  • Why Nintendo Is Launching a Social App

    Nintendo and DeNA are building out a cross-platform global infrastructure with Miitomo.

    Fortune
  • 8-year-old writes cute apology to Nintendo after accidentally breaking 3DS

    Accidents happen — even to the most responsible kids. Eight-year-old Waka, who lives in Japan, accidentally didn't close his water bottle completely when he put it into his bag, and the bottle then leaked all over his precious Nintendo 3DS. See also: 15 Notes That Prove Kids Write the Darndest…

    Mashable
  • Pokemon Red & Blue Soundtrack Coming To Vinyl

    The sweet, sweet 8-bit sounds of the classic 1996 Pokemon Red and Blue are coming to vinyl records.Every track from the games will be featured on the vinyl press from Moonshake Records. The albun's artwork calls back to The Beatle's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring [...]

    Comicbook.com
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End gets its own PlayStation 4 bundle

    Now this is a real treasure for Uncharted fans. Sony announced today a special PlayStation 4 bundle for the upcoming third-person shooter Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It includes a disc along with an engraved, gray-blue version of the console (as seen above). It also comes with a gray-blue…

    GamesBeat
  • A limited edition Uncharted 4 PS4 is launching in April

    If you've been waiting for the launch of Uncharted 4 before buying a PS4, Sony has just the thing for you. Today the company announced a new, limited edition gray-blue version of the console, that comes bundled with the game and features series star Nathan Drake's image silk-screened on the front,…

    The Verge
  • Nintendo News: Critically Acclaimed Zelda Adventure Gets Game-Play Enhancements in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

    Beautiful high-definition graphics aren’t the only things new in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. When this HD remake launches exclusively for the Wii U console on March 4, it will feature many upgrades that are sure to please fans playing through the adventure again, or newcomers who are…

    Business Wire
  • Nintendo launches first app

    Nintendo is launching "Miitomo", its first app made exclusively for smart devices. Users will be able to pre-register for Miitomo from February 17 by signing up for the new Nintendo Account service using their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs, with a special…

    AFP Relax News
  • Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

    This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

    Business Wire