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Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

The BBC reports that Nintendo is now using the content ID match feature in YouTube to identify screencap videos of people playing their games. They then take over the advertising that appears with the video, and thus the ad revenue.

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES)

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking "Quest" in the upper right hand corner of the map. Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu

100-year-old woman suggests secret to old age is gaming

"A 100-year-old woman who plays her Nintendo DS on a daily basis suggests that the secret to old age might be gaming, which helps keep her mind active."

Nintendo Tries to Trademark "On like Donkey Kong"

"One of the old school arcade game classics that gamers grew up playing in the 80's was Nintendo's Donkey Kong. CNN reports that Nintendo is now trying to trademark a pop-culture phrase "On like Donkey Kong." The company has filed for the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. According to Nintendo the phrase is, "an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it's used." | more

Modded Nintendo Lets You Play Mario With Your Eyes

This is really cool now, a group of engineers going by Waterloo Labs in Austin, Texas created a way of controlling an original NES by simply moving your eyes.

By using electrodes placed around the eyes to track the movement of a players eyeballs, they were able to jury rig a Nintendo to accept eye movement as controller input. And it works!

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