Nintendo Gets Mobile Right With Fire Emblem Heroes

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So Fire Emblem is now on mobile, eh? Nintendo’s fresh mobile career has been middling so far – highs like Super Mario Run and the zeitgeist Pokemon Go have been balanced out by more forgettable efforts like their social app Miitomo. The announcement of Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile installments were, in my opinion, genius; long term games with short term objectives seem fit for mobile gaming and have the opportunity for mass appeal. 

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The Amiibo Anomaly: Why Nintendo’s Mini Figures Make Perfect Sense

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Love ’em or hate ’em, the amiibo have been an unavoidable topic of conversation on gaming articles and their attached comment sections for the past few months. While no direct sales figures are yet public, as someone who works in gaming retail receiving daily phone calls and in store inquiries on what’s in stock and when certain figures are expected to arrive, I can personally affirm that yes, the amiibo hype is real.

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