Five Minutes Into Vita Pets, And I'm Already Creeped Out

When Sony announced PlayStation Vita Pets last August, I was sure a talking puppy video game was all I ever wanted. Now that I've got my paws on the game, I'm more disturbed than charmed. » 6/04/14 11:30am 6/04/14 11:30am

You Know What Nintendo Needs? An Official Spokesdog. BAM!

Did you know that February was Responsible Pet Owners Month? Nintendo's marketing team does, and they've spared no expense in securing someone else's pet to help sell nintendogs + cats for the 3DS. » 2/08/12 8:30am 2/08/12 8:30am

Cat-Killing Jimmy Carter and Nintendo's Strange Offer

Nintendo is offering 3DS owners the chance to get the 39th President's cat, an offer made all the more macabre because our 39th President, Jimmy Carter, once killed a cat. » 8/29/11 5:00am 8/29/11 5:00am

Does The 3DS Have More Bite?

Whenever new game hardware is released, there are the inevitable comparisons to the previous hardware. This isn't right or wrong or good or bad. It just is. And Nintendo's making that easier than ever. » 2/26/11 5:00am 2/26/11 5:00am

Nintendo Wanted To Drown Game Stores In Puppy Games

There are three different versions of DS pet simulator Nintendogs: Dachshund, Lab and Chihuahua (later a Dalmatian version was released). But initially, Nintendo wanted more than three versions. Many more. » 2/08/11 6:30am 2/08/11 6:30am

These Virtual Pets Are Watching You

With the uproar of what the 3DS will or won't do to children's vision, know that 3DS title Nintendogs + Cats is more than simply an updated Nintendogs with feline friends. It's an update with eyes that can see players. » 1/11/11 7:00am 1/11/11 7:00am

Nintendogs Blamed In Attack By Real Dog

A British newspaper claims that the barking sound effects from Nintendogs were responsible for bull mastiff mauling a 9-year-old girl playing the game. » 9/28/10 11:30pm 9/28/10 11:30pm

Let's Guess Mario Creator's New Game!

Shigeru Miyamoto has created a plethora of game characters and games. Many of his ideas come from his hobbies. He has expressed his desire in making an all-new character. That could mean an all new game. But what? » 7/01/10 5:00am 7/01/10 5:00am

These Nintendo Games Have Sold Over 20 Million Copies

Since the launch of both the DS and Wii, five games published by Nintendo have sold more than twenty million copies. Can you guess which ones? » 5/07/10 12:30am 5/07/10 12:30am

DSi Gets Release Date in China, Packed With Nintendogs

China's iQue, which officially hands Nintendo releases in the territory, will be launching the DSi (iQue DSi) in China on December 15. » 12/09/09 1:00am 12/09/09 1:00am

So, Shigeru Miyamoto Got A Cat

Remember when Shigeru Miyamoto started weighing himself everyday? We got Wii Fit. And before that, he had a dog. We got Nintendogs. And even before that, he took up gardening. We got Pikmin. Now, Miyamoto has a cat. » 10/30/09 6:30am 10/30/09 6:30am

Who Says Nintendogs are Only on the DS?

Gizmodo is gonna think I am copying their homework but, seriously, you gotta see these two dogs dressed as a Wii and a Wiimote for Halloween, and these poor sons of bitches (literally) do not look happy about it. Looks like they are having less fun playing Nintendo hardware than this guy did. » 11/01/08 5:00pm 11/01/08 5:00pm In deference to our…

"Over the Last Five Years, My Games Have Changed Somewhat"

Miyamoto gets a dog, makes Nintendogs. Miyamoto starts weighing himself for fun, makes Wii Fit. See a trend? It wasn't always that way! While his earlier games were influenced by his life and experiences, they were influenced abstractly — more make-believe, less reality. According to Miyamoto: » 5/26/08 8:00am 5/26/08 8:00am

Watch Female Celebs Promote the DS

Have a look! Here are the Metallic Rose Nintendo DS famous people commercials we previously mentioned » 5/23/08 4:00am 5/23/08 4:00am. Above, American Idol-born country singer Carrie Underwood has at on her tour bus. After the jump, she and star America Ferrera talk about their experiences with the DS. Fascinating.

Nintendogs-Type Game with Human Babies!

Nintendogs was a great pet sim. If you didn't have a pet, you could play with your virtual pet! Because, really, let's face it, real pets are a hassle. You have to feed them, wash them and play with them. Worst part? You can't switch off real pets when you get sick of them and then switch them back on when you're… » 5/22/08 6:00am 5/22/08 6:00am