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GameStop held a briefing for their investors and analysts a few days ago in Texas, where the company briefly discussed its expectations on the launch of future consoles. According to COO Tony Bartel, the launch of at least some new consoles from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft "seem imminent." This falls in line with recent reports about the PlayStation 4K and NX, both of which are rumored to be revealed this year. GameStop has not modeled any earnings projections based off of any new consoles or virtual reality systems at this time, though these markets contain the potential for growth. GameStop executives concluded by stating that any additional information about the launch of new consoles will come from straight from the manufacturers.

Over a year ago, Nintendo teased that they were working on new video game hardware under the code name NX. They've been tight-lipped since then, but various rumors and reports have surfaced from industry insiders, and another batch surfaced today. This time, the rumors come from verified Reddit user 10k. This same user recently reported that four Wii U games are being ported to NX, which is a claim that industry insider Emily Rogers has also made. 10k's track record is fairly unknown, while Rogers has been both very correct about some leaks and very incorrect about others. With that in mind, hit the jump to dig into the rumors!

While Nintendo remains silent on NX, the rumor mill keeps turning. Emily Rogers, known for leaking games and details ahead of time, has tweeted out that four Wii U games are currently being ported to NX. We've heard before that Super Smash Bros. and the upcoming Zelda game could come to NX, and Rogers is certain they will. Rogers also states that ports of Super Mario Maker and Splatoon are in development for NX, but it's possible that they won't make the cut, as Nintendo is unsure how they'll transfer the current user bases or how they'll implement the two games' control schemes on NX. Rogers claims to have spoken to "at least ten" sources regarding this information.

Following this, a verified Reddit user posted a series of rumors regarding NX. In addition to corroborating the rumors about the four possible NX ports, the Reddit user claims that (according to four different sources) NX will be more powerful than PlayStation 4 "by a noticeable amount." We've heard various conflicting reports about the power levels of NX, so it's hard to say if that tidbit holds any water. As always, take rumors with a grain of salt.

Some time ago Nintendo filed a patent for a kind of gaming controller or other device that uses two analog sticks, two scrolling clickwheels, and nothing else but touchscreen controls to play its games. Since then, and not too long ago, the internet went wild (for good or bad) about "leaked" photos of an NX controller that looks strikingly similar to the concept. Though these "leaks" were ultimately exposed as hoaxes, the possibility is still real that Nintendo's making a device heavily based on this patent. And if that's the case, we should want to start understanding what it is and why Nintendo believes in it sooner, rather than later.

This was the discussion segment on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after for our full in-depth thoughts on this kind of controller idea and why it could actually work!

We've been speculating for quite some time now that the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U will also release on Nintendo's NX, and there have been rumors suggesting exactly that. Today, we have a a trio of intriguing Zelda rumors coming from Emily Rogers, who you might remember leaked the existence of a Paper Mario Wii U game right before Color Splash was officially announced.

In a series of tweets, Rogers stated that the Wii U/NX cross-launch rumors about Zelda U are correct according to "a ton" of her sources. She also stated that multiple sources tell her you'll be able to choose between a male or female playable character in the game. The third and final rumor (she did not state how many sources corroborated this one) is that most of the characters in the game will have voice acting, but Link will not. Emily's gotten a lot right in the past, but not every rumbling she hears is accurate. As always, we advise you to take these rumors with a grain of salt.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join the Nintendo Week crew once again as Alex, Ben, and Colin navigate the waters of being a Nintendo fan in these bizarre times. News includes Street Fighter's producer wishing for a Nintendo crossover game, Nintendo's whole new online infrastructure, and the recent controversies around Alison Rapp and her termination from Nintendo. After the break we check in on our recent gaming progress and then take some listener questions for the Mystery House, including subjects like a modern EarthBound game, Pokémon following the Fire Emblem Fates model, and how Nintendo can win back the youngest generation of gamers. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

As with any upcoming console release, the NX has seen its fair share of rumors and leaks, from supposed details about the systems specs to fake controller mockups. The latest leak comes from a Reddit post from a user called untypedhero that has been verified by one of the site's moderators, giving the rumor a small bit of credibility. According to the post, Nintendo's NX will use the x86 architecture, which is commonly found in most Intel and AMD processors; it will also support an additional screen, and it will be able to interact with smartdevice applications. Head inside for more.

Over a year ago, Nintendo first teased that they were working on new video game hardware under the code name NX. At the time, they said it was early on in production, and they only shared the information to assure fans and investors that they weren't completely jumping ship to mobile games. Fast forward over a year, and Nintendo is still tight-lipped about NX, revealing almost no details.

In the absence of official word, rumors and potential leaks have run rampant, with many of them pointing towards a holiday 2016 launch for NX. Analysts, too, have been chiming in with their opinions, and research firm Technavio has voiced their professional opinion that Nintendo "is set to launch next-generation gaming consoles in 2016" according to lead research analyst Soumya Mutsuddi. Click below for more!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben as they discuss tons of recent news, including details on Pokémon GO, Marin in Hyrule Warriors, Sakurai's latest Famitsu column, and a revolutionary new tech that could completely change Smash Bros. After the break, we discuss the touchscreen ideas presented by the recent NX controller "leaks," because though they may be fake, the real deal may actually be very similar. We close off the episode with some questions from the Mystery House, including our favorite characters in Smash and Mario Kart, localizing new games for the SNES Virtual Console, and why Zelda U needs to go cross-gen on the NX. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Almost ten months ago, Nintendo filed a patent application for a game controller design that would remove traditional buttons entirely in favor of a free-form touch screen. At the time, few people thought much of it—Nintendo files tons of patent ideas all the time, and the company's always been insistent that buttons will always be preferable to touch screens for traditional console games. A couple weeks ago, however, the idea suddenly resurfaced in the form of a series of faked images.

Of course, because the images are fake, it may seem at first glance that there's nothing to see here—it'd just be the latest in a long line of scam leaks from people who claim to have uncles and coworkers who work at or with Nintendo. But that's not the end of the story. Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara chimed in, saying he'd actually heard from his own sources that Nintendo was working on a controller without buttons.

Could that outlandish controller concept from the patent actually come to fruition? Why would Nintendo want to make a controller that eschews traditional physical buttons? Jump inside for my thoughts.

Nintendo is keeping details about their upcoming "NX" console quiet, and lots of rumors have been popping up in the absence of official word. Recently, images claiming to be of an NX controller prototype surfaced online, and a second batch of images from a different person followed shortly after. The first image was confirmed as a Photoshop fake by its creator yesterday, and today the second faker has stepped forward as well. While the first "leak" was accomplished with Photoshop, the second was actually created using a 3D printer. You can check out a breakdown of how it was accomplished by clicking below.

Just over a year ago, Nintendo announced that they were working on new hardware under the code name NX. They haven't revealed many official details since then, but rumors have been numerous. Most recently, images surfaced that were supposedly a prototype for the NX controller. The images closely resembled patents filed by Nintendo, and Destructoid's analysis concluded that it likely wasn't Photoshopped, at least not significantly. Shortly after, more images surfaced, and Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara stated that they were consistent with reports he had heard about NX.

Nintendo has avoided commenting on the supposed leak thus far, and we ruled it as likely being false in our recent podcast. Industry insider Liam Robertson furthered our suspicions, reporting that a Nintendo of Europe employee assured him they were fake. Today we have final confirmation, as the creator of the fake has stepped forward on Reddit with a video that reveals how it was done. Click below to watch.

Liam Robertson, known mostly for his work with Unseen64, has been tweeting about the recent leaked images regarding Nintendo's upcoming NX console. Quoting a "friend of mine from NoE," Robertson said that the leaked images were fake and that we should "take any 'leaks' like these with a huge pinch of salt" in the future.

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Update: Adding credence to this rumor, Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara has revealed that the supposed NX images match information that he had previously heard but could not confirm. McNamara's sources had previously told him that the NX controller wouldn't have face buttons, which is consistent with the leaked images.

Original article: Nintendo is working on a new piece of dedicated gaming hardware under the code name NX, and they're keeping details firmly under lock and key until sometime later this year. But that hasn't stopped a steady flow of rumors from rushing in. A few days ago, we reported on a supposed leak of NX's controller that perfectly matched recent Nintendo patents. We weren't certain of its validity, and we're still not, but more images of the controller (this time in black instead of white) have now surfaced on Reddit. Reddit user perkele37 has uploaded two images of the rumored NX controller, along with a few details. Click below for more.

Last December, Nintendo patented a new design for a gaming controller, which many people speculated could be the controller for the upcoming NX console. The patent showed an oval-shaped touchscreen controller, which looked like a cross between a Wii U GamePad and a more traditional controller, such as the GameCube controller or Pro Controller.

A supposed leak reported on by Dual Pixels gives us a look at what could possibly be a prototype for the NX controller, which perfectly matches Nintendo's patent.

Follow after the jump to find out more!