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Super Nintendo Land: Mario kart, leaked plans and patents

Anyone who has ever cursed the name of a blue shell or screamed bloody murder at a well placed banana peel will undoubtedly be planning a trip to Japan at some point in the near future. I'm referring, of course, to the Nintendo theme park currently...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Nintendo announce Universal Theme Park and Legend of Zelda Escape Room!

Video games and theme parks are two of my lifelong passions, so to say that the concept of the two coming together would something of a dream come true for yours truly might actually be an understatement. As if taking a page directly from the dream...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Nintendo Switch: Lifting the veil on the NX

When Nintendo dropped their surprise announcement yesterday afternoon, and finally gave us our first glimpse at the NX (now known as the “Nintendo Switch”), I was in two minds about it. First there was a sense of relief, as this reveal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Smart Boy: If Nintendo made Smartphones

When Nintendo announced their intent to move into smartphone gaming earlier this year, the internet was abuzz with gamers pontificating on their pros and cons of the company's decision to branch out beyond their own home consoles for the first time....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Has Nintendo sold its soul?

Nintendo is a company that is particularly dear to the hearts of many 20-30 year old generation X/Y straddlers such as myself. We grew up with Mario and Link and Donkey Kong, and even today, whilst many of us might have neglected the bright colours...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Nintendo to finally join the smartphone revolution?

No, Nintendo are not launching their own smartphone (though I have no idea why, as it would probably result in Black Friday levels of consumer chaos, and their have been rumours that they might be developing their own Android tablet), but are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Punk Rock meets Nintendo. Finally!

Jeff Hong is something of a fringe celebrity in certain corners of the internet thanks to the Brooklyn, New York-based storyboard artist's recent “Disney Unhappily Ever After” illustrations, which took Disney princesses and transplanted...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

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Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

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Technology

#techtuesday: The best of CES 2018 and other stories

CES 2018 For even more on CES 2018, check our #techtuesday piece from last week. CES visitors blown away by Byton Concept Byton debuted its first concept car at CES this year. The all-electric, self-driving SUV is described by the Chinese startup...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Engine (Fuel) Engine has hired Will Lowe (left) to lead Fuel, its marketing data and analytics consultancy, and promoted former CEO Charles Ping (right) to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Lowe...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Atari to release first console in over 20 years

Whilst many modern gamers might bemoan the fact that they have too much choice in this day and age when it comes to their gaming platform of choice, the reality is that we actually have it a lot easier than our 80s counterparts. Back in the days when...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Wieden+Kennedy celebrate a year of Pokémon Go

It might not seem like it, it's been almost a year since the international phenomenon that was Pokémon Go made its debut. Whilst the numbers of Pokémon players has dwindled significantly in recent months, the game still rides high on both the Apple...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 London - Secret Escapes Secret Escapes, the luxury travel club, has appointed Droga5 London to handle its advertising account. Droga5 London, which won the account following a pitch process against 101, will develop a new strategy and...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Jameson launch 50,000 NFC bottles for Saint Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day activations are actually a little thin on the ground this year, but one that caught my eye (perhaps due in no small part to my personal fondness of the brand) was Jameson Whiskey, who are celebrating the launch of their very...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: The Emotional Connection

By it's very nature, virtual reality can be an emotionally draining thing to experience if you're not prepared for it and the creative industries are starting to realise that, if they utilise this more immediate connection effectively, they can...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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