Nintendo Nabs Mobiclip as Subsidiary

By Jorge Ba-oh 13.02.2012 7

Nintendo Nabs Mobiclip as Subsidiary on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo's plans to bring on experts in video technology Mobiclip have been successful with the company now a subsidiary.

Inside Games report that the technology company, well known for bringing high quality video to portable devices with limited specifications, was approached by Nintendo last year and a deal was made in October. Formerly known as Actimagine, the group initially worked on video codecs for the Game Boy Advance, soon moving towards other mobile platforms, iOS, Windows Mobile and Nintendo DS.

You may have seen the Mobiclip logo splashed over games that have high quality video playback - for example Square Enix's Final Fantasy remakes on the DS or Konami's Contra 4.

The company's official website now states that Mobiclip is a subsidiary of Nintendo. They'll presumably continue working on their video magic on the likes of 3DS and possibly Wii U.

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Great news! now some more developers need to be taken under wing by nintendo.

Should be great for both platforms.

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Good I guess. Kinda supprised its still needed though these days - isn't the 3DS and certainly the WiiU high enough spec for OGG or Xvid playback?

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Darkflame said:
Good I guess. Kinda supprised its still needed though these days - isn't the 3DS and certainly the WiiU high enough spec for OGG or Xvid playback?

I'm sure it can use them but it's possible Nintendo favors mobi clips for other reasons, possibly it uses less power decoding videos so it dosn't drain the battery as much?
Maybe they want to use some of there tech for the WiiU, streaming the video from the console to the controller.

Or they could just have a lot of experiance in other fields that Nintendo want them to work on, who knows.

( Edited 13.02.2012 15:25 by Mr James2t3 )

Good points.
Curious though. Maybe usefull if you want video and something else t the same time.

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Im liking the small behind the scenes moves that nintendo is making of late. Sounds like a company that wants as many pieces of the puzzle in place before the wii u launches.

One of the more annoying aspects of tech lately (across the board) are companies promising features and then releasing a product with said features disabled/not ready. Or they are of limited compacity.Smart app TVs I hear are notorious for this ... roll on android and ios.

I think its really damaging to do this. I consider myself someone who keeps up to date with stuff but when the wii first launched all the online features were horrendous. I stopped using them for months even after nintendo made tweaks and upgrades. I lost out on time I would have used the wii more because of bad first impressions.

( Edited 14.02.2012 01:39 by meeto_0 )

To be fair, Nintendo didn't advertise the online features of the Wii much. It wasn't like a broken promise to buyers.

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