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Focus on Your Core Business Today, Be Ready to Pivot Tomorrow

Jose Costa | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Jose Costa

Elasticity is an enviable trait. It means you can bend, bow and flex without breaking. Yoga, a multibillion-dollar industry, is built on making our bodies more elastic, thereby bringing us peace and health.

How Online Harassment Is Ruining Careers

The Washington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology

There are literal textbooks for online harassment, the original dating back to 1999. These “ruin-life” guides include tactics from doxing and SWAT...

One Significance of the Hero Dynamic in The Legend of Zelda

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Nichlas Emmons

I remember how awesome it was to play The Legend of Zelda for the first time. I was very young, but I recall watching my aunt and uncle play the game ...

Nintendo's New Smartphone Game Is A Trippy Dollhouse

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology

Nintendo's been slow to embrace smartphones, where video games make tens of billions of dollars every year. But that just changed. The company on Thur...

'Pokken Tournament' and Pokemon's $1.5 Billion Brand

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology

By Andrew DePietro, GBR Staff Writer 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Nintendo's Pokemon franchise, and they're celebrating the occasion with the ...

You Won't Believe What The Most Expensive Video Game Console Ever Is

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology

Any gamer can tell you: Video games ain't cheap. But some systems are certainly more affordable than others. Quartz reporter Mike Murphy compiled a ne...

This Dude Thinks The 80s Were the Worst and He's Wrong

Outspeak | Posted 02.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Big hair, big movies, big bands, and big innovation. What's not to love about the 80s? Well, Practical Folks figure it was one of the worst decades in history.

Nintendo's New Fantasy Opus Will Teach You Harsh Lessons In Life And Death

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.19.2016 | Technology

There are many ways to play "Fire Emblem Fates," a new set of video games from Nintendo, but we'd argue that there's one correct way. As is custom for...

Tech that's Good for Kids: Of Makers, Coders and Pilots

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Every year at this time I invite a panel of 14 judges representing all facets of the kids' media business to do some soul searching. Eschewing public...

This Classic Nintendo 64 Game Has A 'Dark' Secret You Never Heard About

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology

Remember this thing? Nintendo's 1998 Game Boy Camera plugged into the classic handheld gaming system and let you snap black-and-white pictures of what...

Hottest Video Games of 2015: Upgrading Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

From "toys-to-life" games that make real physical figures jump to life on-screen, to 3D games you can take on the road, to games that make you feel like a rock star, there's something for every kid -- or kid at heart -- this year. Here are some of my favorites:

'Mario Bros.' Lyrics Will Make You Think You've Eaten A Mushroom

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology

If you played video games as a kid, you've heard the original "Mario Bros." theme song a thousand times. But unless you're a bona fide Nintendo nerd o...

Why Nintendo Is So Done With The Wii

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology

The Nintendo Wii U hasn't exactly been a smash hit for the Japanese game company, but Mario fans can rest easy: The next system is coming. Nintendo's ...

Dad Reenacts 'Street Fighter II Turbo' Victory Dances, Wins Internet

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology

Dad-dancing, in all its forms, is always ridiculous, but it reaches the epitome of silliness when Pop's smooth moves are taken from the ragtag cast of...

Don't Call Nintendo's New Monsters 'Pokémon'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology

Japan's "Yo-Kai Watch" may just be the biggest phenomenon you've never heard of. Since its release in 2013, the video game franchise has raked in bill...

10 Video Game Franchises That Will Never Die | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

We wondered just what are the most prolific video game franchises ever? We're not just looking at actual sales, but sheer number of titles released. It's pretty amazing how addicted we've become to certain characters and concepts, as the following list attests.

Google 'Super Mario' Right Now For A Little Surprise

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

Super Mario, Nintendo's famed Italian plumber, turned 30 on Sunday. To mark the occasion, Google appears to have popped a "?" block" into its search e...

Game Review: 'Super Mario Maker' Is A DIY Triumph

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.11.2015 | Technology

Every kid with access to an original Nintendo and graph paper wanted to create their own "Super Mario" levels. Now, Nintendo's letting them. "Super Ma...

Get Ready To Capture Pokémon In The Real World With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology

The Pokémon franchise is venturing into augmented reality for the first time, Nintendo announced Thursday, so soon you'll be able to catch 'em all in...

Nintendo's Insanely Popular Amiibo Toys Just Went Indie

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology

Shovel Knight is about to burst into a multimillion-dollar business. Nintendo announced via press release Friday that Shovel Knight, who stars in an e...

Your Favorite Pokemon Will Brutalize Each Other In New Wii U Game

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

Get ready to see Pikachu's savage side. Nintendo announced Friday that "Pokken Tournament," a buzzed-about video game that's been exclusive to arcades...

Rare Replay: "Yes, We Have Battletoads in Stock"

Steven Petite | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology
Steven Petite

Remakes. The video game market is saturated with them.

Satoru Iwata: A Rarity Among CEOs

Steven Petite | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

The video game industry is mourning the death of Nintendo's President and CEO, Satoru Iwata, and countless fans across the world are paying tribute to a man that truly dedicated his life to what he loved.

Here Are 7 Unforgettable Quotes From Nintendo's Satoru Iwata

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology

Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 55, served as president and CEO of Nintendo for 13 years. During his tenure at the company,...

A Rainbow Rises Over Nintendo HQ After CEO's Death

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 55. Colleagues and fans remembered him as a gaming visionary...