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Nintendo Is Looking For A Lead Graphic Engineer For Next-Gen Console

Nintendo of America has announced that they’re looking for a lead graphic engineer for their next video game console. The job description reads, Nintendo Technology Development is looking for a lead graphics architect in the system-on-chip architecture group in Redmond, WA. The group is responsible for the architecture of Nintendo’s game console SoCs. The graphics architect plays a key role in determining the SoC architecture.

The job responsibilities are:

  • Evaluate HW graphics (GPU) offerings from SoC solutions available in the market based on performance, power, and silicon area.
  • Evaluate the performance of the SoC solutions for both proprietary and standard graphics APIs.
  • Determine workloads and simulation models for both performance and power characteristics of GPUs.
  • Keep track of GPU architectural improvements in the industry and devise strategies to incorporate them for future Nintendo gaming platforms.
  • Act as the graphics architectural evangelist working with global Nintendo teams for future and on-going programs
  • Work with external SoC vendors as the Nintendo focal point for graphics GPU architecture.
  • Should be prepared to work through architecture, design, validation, and bring-up stages of SoC design in cooperation with internal and external teams.

Summary of Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have had experience working directly in a GPU architecture and design team with significant responsibilities.
    Low power and SoC design experience would be a plus.
  • The candidate is expected to have good architectural insights and the ability to apply that for setting future graphics direction for Nintendo.
  • A bachelors degree (graduate degree preferred) in computer science/engineering or electrical engineering.
  • 5+ years of lead or architectural role experience are required.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6


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Preorder Captain Toad Treasure Tracker At Nintendo UK Store And Get Free Keychain

The official UK Nintendo Store is once again offering gamers the chance to nab exclusive pre-order gifts if you purchase games with them. If you decide to get Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from the Nintendo UK Store you are eligible to receive a free Captain Toad keychain. You can pre-order the game for £35 on the store.

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Camp Pokemon Is Available Now For Free On iOS Devices

The Pokémon Company International today announced the launch of the free Camp Pokémon application for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices running iOS 7 or later. Kids can begin their journey to Camp Pokémon and explore the island’s numerous interactive Pokémon-themed activities as they learn what it takes to become a Pokémon Trainer. Along the way, they will immerse themselves in the Pokémon universe and learn about the many Pokémon that inhabit it. Campers can begin their adventure now by downloading the free Camp Pokémon app at the Apple App Store: AppStore.com/CampPokemon

Campers will travel to Camp Pokémon in a cinematic animated sequence that showcases the beautiful island on which they will begin their adventure. After being welcomed by Camp Pokémon counselors, campers can explore and participate in several interactive Pokémon-themed activities, like Poké Ball Throw and Find the Pokémon, which allow campers to earn and collect nearly 100 Pokémon Pins for their virtual Pin Book. Other activities help campers learn about Pokémon Evolution chains and type matchups. By completing activities, campers can earn Rewards that are added to the Pin Book and unlock new levels in many of the activities around the island.

Campers can also create photo memories by virtually stepping into the Camp Pokémon Photo Booth, where they can take and save photos of themselves using their device’s camera and decorate the pictures with Pokémon-themed stickers they earn by participating in the camp’s many activities.

“Kids will have a blast exploring Camp Pokémon as they immerse themselves in the Pokémon universe in a fun, interactive setting,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Parents will love watching their little campers participate in fun activities and create memories at the virtual Pokémon island.”

  • Fun Pokémon Camp app activities include:
  • Find the Pokémon: Use a spyglass to search for virtual Pokémon and earn their Pins.
  • Earn Rewards to unlock new levels and search for other Pokémon in different environments.
  • Poké Ball Throw: Launch Poké Balls at cardboard cutouts of Pokémon hiding in the grass and knock them down.
  • Earn Rewards to unlock the Rock and Water environments.
    Pokémon Evolutions: Test your knowledge of Pokémon Evolutions by choosing the correct Pokémon missing from the Evolution chain.
  • Battle Matchups: Practice type matchups, an important skill in Pokémon battles, by choosing which type is strong against the given Pokémon.
  • Pokémon in Focus: Choose the Pokémon that matches the shadow projected on the tent.
  • My Cabin: In this home base, campers can find their Pin Book,
  • Photo Book, and Bulletin Board.
  • Photo Booth: Create camp memories by taking photos with the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch camera, adding stickers to the images, and saving the pictures to the app’s Photo Book or the Camera
  • Roll on the camper’s device.
    Mystery Cave: What could be hiding in the Mystery Cave? To find out, campers will need to earn the right to enter!
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Nintendo Confirms Hyrule Warriors Will Offer Amiibo Support With Link Figure

Nintendo of America has confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will have Amiibo support in the future. In a tweet uploaded to fans of the Koei Tecmo and Nintendo cross-over title, the publisher disclosed that the Link amiibo figure will be compatible, with more information to be revealed soon. Given the DLC that’s promised to fans later this year and in early 2015, Link’s amiibo support may yet be bundled within an update. Though it does beg the question as to whether we may see Zelda amiibo support offered in the hack-and-slash game as well. Will Hyrule Warriors’ amiibo inclusion affect your purchases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Targets Q1 2015 European Release, Plus New Trailer

Natsume Inc together with Bergsala Lightweight has announced a European launch window for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Earlier this month, the game’s publisher Natsume confirmed a November 4 release date for the franchise’s fans in North America. And while both publishers have yet to specify a European release date for the adorable farming simulation title, it’s pinned for launch on the Nintendo 3DS within the first quarter of 2015.

Not to be confused with Marvelous’ Story of Seasons – published by XSeed Games in North America – and arriving in the region this winter, Natsume’s Harvest Moon title will focus on farming in a new world with changing seasons. Along with the launch window announcement, a new trailer can be seen above which showcases the game’s Minecraft-like textures. Bergsala Lightweight director Allan Ronnebro said the following in support of the game:

“Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley marks a new milestone in the Harvest Moon series, with the refined gameplay that has made it so loved around the world now moved into full 3D. We’re delighted to be able to bring it to Europe in early 2015, and hope that long-term and new fans alike will love what this latest game offers.”

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