Nintendo

Nintendo is a Japanese gaming company that was originally founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889 as a playing card business. Developer Shigeru Miyamoto was hired in 1977 to design Nintendo's first console, the Color TV-Game, but the company wouldn't see huge success until Miyamoto shifted into designing the arcade game 'Donkey Kong' in 1981. The title introduced early iterations of the titular character and its protagonist Mario, also known as Jumpman. Nintendo would go on to produce the handheld Game & Watch before creating its Nintendo Entertainment System console, where some of the best-known and top-selling gaming franchises were born, such as 'Super Mario Bros.,' 'The Legend of Zelda,' and 'Tetris.' Nintendo has gone on to become one of the most influential companies in the gaming industry and one of Japan's most valuable businesses.

Microsoft Proves it Tried to Buy Nintendo Back in 1999
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Microsoft Proves it Tried to Buy Nintendo Back in 1999

“They just laughed their asses off.”

Nintendo to Bundle 'Mario Kart 8' With The Switch for Black Friday
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Nintendo to Bundle 'Mario Kart 8' With The Switch for Black Friday

Other titles on sale include ‘New Super Mario Bros.,’ ‘Splatoon 2,’ and more.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Receives Nintendo Switch Master Edition Release
Gaming

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Receives Nintendo Switch Master Edition Release

Complete with everything from commemorative coins to lightsaber hilt replicas and an Ebon Hawk metal pin.

'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' Gives Fans Gameplay Overview in Latest Trailer
Gaming

'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' Gives Fans Gameplay Overview in Latest Trailer

Ahead of the release of the games.

Twitch is Now On the Nintendo Switch
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Twitch is Now On the Nintendo Switch

“Put a little purple in your Switch.”


Leaks Reveal New Content for 'Pokémon Diamond and Pearl' Remakes
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Leaks Reveal New Content for 'Pokémon Diamond and Pearl' Remakes

From an alleged early copy of the game.

'Super Mario' Creator Hints Nintendo Is Planning on Expanding Its Cinematic Universe
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'Super Mario' Creator Hints Nintendo Is Planning on Expanding Its Cinematic Universe

Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that they hope to add more characters and franchises.

A New Official Nintendo Shop Is Coming to Osaka
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A New Official Nintendo Shop Is Coming to Osaka

The second of its kind after Tokyo.

Nintendo Says It's Working on the ‘Next Gaming System’
Gaming

Nintendo Says It's Working on the ‘Next Gaming System’

But is staying quiet on when it might be released.

Seth Rogen Reportedly Starring in Standalone 'Donkey Kong' Film
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Seth Rogen Reportedly Starring in Standalone 'Donkey Kong' Film

Nintendo is going beyond ‘Super Mario Bros.’

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