Nintendo and Hasbro unveil “Super Smash Bronies” game (exclusive)

This month’s Game Informer cover (scanned in and sent to GamesBeat by a reader) is for Nintendo and Hasbro’s oft-rumored crossover spectacular, Super Smash Bronies. It may seem a little odd at first, but Nintendo of Africa vice president Larry Herb explains the process that led to the new game in a recent tweet: “Once a month the Nintendo crew has a conference where we read through 4Chan to get a feel for what our fans are up to. What kind of things are they interested in? How old are they? Where do they live? Do their apartment complexes have security at night? That’s how we discovered the exciting world of bronies.”

NFC could be a game changer for Nintendo’s Wii U

Nintendo is a funny old company. Just when you think it is out of ideas, it has a habit of springing innovation on the market that changes things forever. The Wii brought us motion gaming, and the 3DS saw the mass market arrival of glasses-free 3D tech. Now the Wii U may revolutionize digital sales on home consoles, using communication technology that can  link real world items with video games.