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Nintendo Teams Up With Universal Theme Parks To Create Nintendo Attractions

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

HAHAHAHAHAHA – I am going to become one of those geeky nutters who is obsessed with Nintendo!

Oh, wait…

Originally posted on My Nintendo News:

Your favourite characters and worlds will be brought to life in Nintendo themed attractions at Universal theme parks! Today, Nintendo announced they’re bringing their much loved games to Universal theme parks for you to experience for real. Universal will create “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds.” They still have to work everything out as the “teams work to create specific concepts,” but more will be announced sometime in the future. Which Nintendo attraction would you most like to see at a theme park?

“The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games.”

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Zero-Fee Stock Trading App Robinhood Nabs $50M From NEA To Go Global

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

“Robinhood is swiftly fulfilling its mission to steal commission charges from online brokerages for the rich, and give access to the stock market to the poor” Best statement I have heard in ten years.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

In case you thought paying $7 to $10 to trade a stock in the US was bad, it costs $65 in Australia. So now that its zero-fee stock trading app is thriving stateside with hundreds of thousands of users, Robinhood is planning to go international, starting in Australia. A $50 million Series B cash infusion from NEA will fuel that expansion, as well as hiring and development of Robinhood’s first monetization feature.

“Bringing the largest VC firm in history into the round is very confidence-inspiring for customers”, co-founder Vlad Tenev tells me. With 25% being first time traders, Robinhood’s users have transacted over $500 million on the app to save $12 million in fees to date.

Stock Trades For All

Robinhood is swiftly fulfilling its mission to steal commission charges from online brokerages for the rich, and give access to the stock market to the poor. The company was founded…

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Nintendo Finally Makes A REAL Profit In Four Years #Nintendo #2015 #profit

Nintendo 2015 Profits
Nintendo 2015 Profits

So Nintendo have announed that they have actually made some money this year!

They have made 41.8 billion yen which is about £230 million ($351 million)

I never lost faith in the Nin of Ten, from Do Land.

They may still be third in the market but less we not forget who rescued Atari’s mess in the 80’s and is still going.

My first console (NES) changed my life and I am forever in debt, as consoles and games rule my life.

Keep it up Ninters, let’s see what the mobile/tablet markets will bring.



Latest Flickr iOS app mimics Camera Roll view as it offers to auto-upload all your iPhone photos

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

It’s amazing becuase the iphone certainly does NOT do this.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

flickrFlickr has made a significant update to its iOS app, revamping the look to mimic that of your iPhone’s Camera Roll and bringing the auto-upload feature added back in 2013 front-and-centre. When you first run the app, it immediately asks if you want to automatically upload every photo you take. If you say yes, photos are set to private, so you won’t be sharing them with the world.

With Flickr offering 1TB of free storage, and a typical iPhone photo coming in at around 2.5Mb, that gives you capacity in the order of half a million photos … 

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Preorder Puzzle & Dragons For Nintendo 3DS At Nintendo UK Store And Get Mario Soft Toy

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

Well they got rid of the club shop so why not give away stuff?!

Originally posted on My Nintendo News:


The Nintendo UK Store has been great recently for offering special pre-order bonuses when you order an upcoming exclusive. This time around the online store is offering a free Mario soft toy if you pre-order Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition. Not a bad incentive to pre-order, so if you want the Mario soft toy be sure to place a pre-order.

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Transcend Demo Out Now

Originally posted on Chris Nazario's design blog:

This weekend marked a milestone in development for Transcend, we got a demo up and running on Google Play Store.  You need a either a Moga controller for your device in order to play the game or if you know how to hook up a PS3 or an Xbox controller to your phone or tablet.  We have been developing this game for the NVIDIA Shield and we were told to push it to the limits.  We had to update the graphics, both in code and in the art department.  Given that the development team is 2 people, this is a big milestone to hit in a few months.  There are a lot of things that will change, but I want this to be an inspiration to people looking to create something.  You don’t have to have a huge team of people to get something done.  We have 2…

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Website Updated With New Screenshots And Artwork

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

Ohhh pretty… Still looks like FF

Originally posted on My Nintendo News:

xenoblade_chronicles_3d_artworkMonolith Soft has updated the official website for its upcoming Wii U game, Xenoblade Chronicles X, with a slew of new screenshots and artwork. Exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will launch on April 2nd in Europe and April 10th in North America. The upcoming remake invites players to explore vast landscapes and beat down foes in battles that blend real-time action with RPG strategy. It introduces a new model viewer, which allows you to look over animated models of both enemies and allies. For more on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, be sure to check out our review.

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A detailed look at the video game level design in ‘Super Mario 3D World’

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

Cheers guys. Go Team Yellow.

Originally posted on TEAM YELLOW:

Pocket Gamer editor Mark Brown takes a detailed look at the video game level design in Super Mario 3D World to explain the four-step design process.

Super Mario 3D World is a game of excess and abundance. But Nintendo has developed a reusable level design structure that allows for ideas to be properly taught and established, in about five minutes flat.

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Plot Corridors in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

What a fantastical article. Brilliantly written and I was hooked. We do need more dynamic play which will add replay value as well as add to the experience of the entire game.
Thank you for sharing, really is great.

Originally posted on A.L. Brown's Game Blog:

Video games sometimes have difficulty telling a good story because of the necessities of what a game must do to be a game. By giving the player choices, game plots can approach levels of depth and complication that plots in old media could only imagine; when presented with three choices on where to go to solve the current plot issue, prioritizing one option over the others must necessarily have consequences, or else the choice becomes superficial and arbitrary, the player feels their impact on the game is minimal, and the plot remains essentially static and linear. The downside to this is that game plots can easily break down as game designers fail to handle all the ramifications of the player’s choices; what would be the impact in choosing to leave either Ashley or Kaidan to die on Virmire if both characters were identical and the plot proceeded the same regardless…

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