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Nintendo Switch review: Wii again?

Nintendo Switch review: Wii again?

With the recent launch of Nintendo’s latest, next-generation gaming console the Japanese company has made some pretty bold moves. When directly compared to the most recent PlayStation and Xbox models, the Switch doesn’t excel in terms

Switch console a massive success for Nintendo

Switch console a massive success for Nintendo

Traders are sending signals that Nintendo’s newest console Switch may be on its way to becoming a bigger hit than the Wii, the company’s best selling home console of all time. Since the Switch went on sale on 3 March

TalkCentral: Ep 165 – ‘Eagle-eared’

TalkCentral: Ep 165 – ‘Eagle-eared’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s top technology podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss Microsoft’s blow-out earnings, all thanks to the cloud. Also this week, they discuss the latest rumours, thanks to

Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console won’t be in stores until 3 March, but the machine is fully baked and ready to play. The press got a chance to try out the new machine at an event in Tokyo last week, and events will be held in Japan

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console is off to an underwhelming start. The new machine, a tablet-sized device with wireless controllers that can be used anywhere but also connects to TVs, will go on sale on 3 March at a

Super Mario Run risks being a super flop

Super Mario Run risks being a super flop

Nintendo’s debut game for smartphones is turning out to be anything but super. Since its release for Apple devices on Thursday, Super Mario Run has shot to the top of download charts in more than

Psst … is this the next Pokémon Go?

Psst … is this the next Pokémon Go?

Nintendo might have scored a hit with the explosive debut of Pokémon Go this year. On its home turf, however, Sony has quietly dispatched its rival with a popular mobile game called Fate/Grand Order. The game, based on an

Nintendo TV games to make a comeback

Nintendo TV games to make a comeback

Nintendo, flush from the success of its new Pokémon Go mobile game, will soon be releasing a smaller version of its original Nintendo Entertainment System, hoping to draw nostalgic gamers back to the

What’s made Pokémon Go a viral hit

What’s made Pokémon Go a viral hit

Technology often needs a “killer app” to gain mass market appeal. For the touch screen, it was the iPhone; for wearables, the Fitbit. Augmented reality games have been around for more than a decade, so what was it about Pokémon

Pokémon Go: a blueprint for the rise of robots

Pokémon Go: a blueprint for the rise of robots

Pokémon Go has gone straight to the top of the gaming charts in the US and Australia, where it was first released at the start of July. The smartphone-based game has already been downloaded

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