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Nintendo Fires Woman Who Became Online Target

It's because she was moonlighting, company says

(Newser) - A female Nintendo employee has been fired after months of harassment from gamers who blamed her for censorship—but the company says her firing has nothing to do with her being targeted by the "GamerGate" campaign, the Verge reports. "I am no longer a good, safe representative of... More »

Nintendo's Way Behind on Gay Rights

Critics weigh in as company apologizes for game's straight-only relationships

(Newser) - A Nintendo game's failure to allow gay relationships is prompting a hard look at the video game industry, which critics say is stuck in the past. Studies show that players can form powerful bonds with their in-game avatars, and these virtual relationships are tied to self-esteem, writes Mark Griffiths... More »

Nintendo Game Won't Allow Gay Marriage

'Tomodachi Life' sparking controversy

(Newser) - Nintendo's upcoming release of Tomodachi Life for the 3DS is already causing controversy. In the game, you create a character, called a Mii, and can go about the world wreaking havoc or even making the characters fall in love. That's where the controversy comes in—only heterosexual couples... More »

Nintendo: The Wii U Bombed

Company slashes sales forecast almost 70%

(Newser) - Nintendo's console business might be on its last life. The company today slashed its Wii U sales forecast for the year ending in March by a staggering 70%, anticipating sales of just 2.8 million units, Reuters reports. It also halved its projection for Wii U game sales to... More »

Gamers: Nintendo 3DS Makes Us Sick

Nintendo: Don't play it so much then

(Newser) - Gamers— including some reviewers —who have tried out Nintendo's new 3D-effect console say it has left them feeling distinctly woozy. Customers complain that the Nintendo 3DS, which flashes separate images into each eye, has caused headaches and nausea, and now they're having trouble getting full refunds from retailers, the... More »

Nintendo 3DS Promising, but a 'Headache Machine'

Augmented reality, 3D effects snazzy though

(Newser) - Nintendo's much-hyped 3DS, which features glasses-free 3D effects, launched yesterday. Does it pass muster? Here's what critics are saying:
  • The 3D screen is “a wonder to behold,” but it’s also a “sure-fire headache machine,” writes Adam B. Vary of EW . But the eye strain and
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Nintendo to Little Kids: Don't Use Our 3D Console

Those under age 6 risk damage to vision

(Newser) - As Nintendo prepares to unveil its highly anticipated 3D gaming system , the company is warning that kids under 6 should steer clear. Because their eyes are still developing, the 3DS system could damage their vision, it says. In fact, users of all ages should be wary of eye fatigue with... More »

Nintendo Rolls Out 'Stunning' No-Glasses 3D Game System

Nintendo's 'stunning' 3DS can also take 3D pictures

(Newser) - Nintendo made a deep splash at E3 last night with the 3DS, a 3D version of its portable system. The device doesn’t require any glasses to produce the illusion of 3D, and can turn the effect off if your eyes ever get tired. It can also play 3D movies... More »

Nintendo Going 3D, Without Glasses

Handheld DS system will be upgraded eventually

(Newser) - Nintendo is planning to release a 3D version of its portable DS system, with one really intriguing twist: there won’t be any glasses. Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS, the company is calling the device the successor to the current DS series. Nintendo won’t reveal any more details until June,... More »

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