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FBI’s iPhone hack raises troubling questions (CNET Update show notes) – CNET

The US Department of Justice says it was able to break into an iPhone without Apple’s help, but it won’t answer queries about the data it accessed. Meanwhile, some celebrities are spreading inaccurate information on Instagram’s feed change, and Nintendo gets set to launch its first mobile app.


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Miitomo, Nintendo’s first iOS game, launches in US and other countries this Thursday

Following its soft-launch in Japan, Nintendo’s first mobile game for iOS and Android, Miitomo, will be hitting the United States and other countries this coming Thursday, March 31, the Japanese gaming giant announced in a media release issued this morning. A free-to-start social experience, Miitomo lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new […]

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7 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Favorite NES Games

The Nintendo Entertainment System holds a special place in video game history. In spite of the fact the video game industry had all but died, Nintendo introduced the system to the United States in 1985 and its popularity exploded.

No doubt a huge part of the system’s success was due to its legendary library of games. Plenty of long-running franchises we’re still playing today got their start on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The idea of keeping track of the historical significance of these games wasn’t something that occurred to people at the time, which is why there are still a ton of really cool things to learn about your favorite NES games.

Some of these facts you may already know if you’re a true Power Player, but some will no doubt come as a surprise.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Footage Airing Next Month

New information on Pokemon Sun and Moon is right around the corner, as the first televised footage of the upcoming games will air on April 3.

According to Serebii.net, during Japan’s weekly variety show — Gathering at the Pokémon House — series director Junichi Masuda will be accompanied by battle director Shigeki Morimoto and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire director Shigeru Ohmori to discuss the new games and unveil the footage.

Pokemon Sun and Moon were unveiled last month during a special Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct, and will usher in the seventh generation of The Pokemon Company’s incredibly successful creature-collecting franchise.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: What’s the Deal With Earthbound?

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Aliens have abducted your favorite Nintendo podcast. Art by Pandamusk. Send help! Aliens have abducted your favorite Nintendo podcast. Art by Pandamusk.

IGN’s Nintendo show has a special episode for you! Special guests Reid Young and John Kay of Fangamer and Starment.net join host Jose Otero and Andrew Goldfarb to talk about one of our favorite Nintendo RPGs: Earthbound! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about this special Super Nintendo release, the passionate community it spawned on the Internet, and how fans are trying to keep the series alive today.

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Miitomo Reaches 1 Million Users in Japan

Miitomo, the Nintendo iOS and Android social app, just hit one million users.

The statistic was announced over the official Miitomo Twitter account. It’s also just the latest milestone for what’s proving to be a very popular bit of software for Nintendo.

Miitomo launched exclusively in Japan last Friday at number two on the iOS App Store. Shortly afterwards it climbed past Puzzle and Dragons Radar to claim the top spot. Now, just three days after release in a single territory, Nintendo has another reason to celebrate.

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EGM and IGN Remember The First Time They Played Zelda on N64

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Hyrule Times returns this week. Art by @Pandamusk. Hyrule Times returns this week. Art by @Pandamusk.

IGN’s Nintendo show returns with a pair of special guests from the far east! Host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are joined by John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald — Both are former members of the press who work at 8-4 LTD, a company that specializes in localization and promotion of video games. The crew kicks off the show with a discussion about Nintendo’s hip social app Miitomo and Pokemon’s big sales milestone.

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Miitomo Debuts at Number 2 in the App Store

Nintendo’s first mobile app just debuted at number two on the Japanese iOS App Store.

A quick search for the software, which just launched in Japan, reveals it’s currently only beat out by Puzzle & Dragons Radar.

Our own Miitomo preview explains the free social application has a lot in common with another Nintendo product: 3DS game Tomodachi Life. Though silly, Miitomo features a greater focus on communicating through Nintendo Miis than outright fun and games.

Unfortunately, the Japanese App Store is currently our only measure of success for Miitomo. The app hasn’t launched in outside territories just yet, but is currently scheduled to exit Japan at the end of this month.

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