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Feature: A Year in Development - Image & Form

A Year in Development - Image & Form

Brjann Sigurgeirsson outlines an important 2014 for the developer

In the first of this 2014 'Year in Development' series, Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson follows up on last year's article to highlight the key moments that influenced the studio's year. It's that magic time of year again, and what better opportunity to look back at 2014,...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Damien McFerran

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Damien McFerran

Damien McFerran talks festive play and mentions Sega a few times (sorry)

In the second part of our festive series, Damien McFerran talks about the gaming Christmas memories of his youth and why consoles like the SNES and Mega Drive have such a special place in his heart. As you may have gathered from the large volume of Sega-related content that...

News: Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Hopefully that will be that

Nintendo faces plenty of patent challenges in the courts, the majority of which it wins. The Wii and its Remote have been targeted a great deal, in particular, and last year it saw off a challenge from Creative Kingdoms, a "theme park operator" that was claiming the Wii Remote infringed on the patent for it 'magic wand'...

News: Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Breaks out the metacritic stats

It must be said, a good infographic can go a long way. While issuing statistics and numbers can make eyes droop and lose attention, if you place some key statistics with some pretty graphics the message can be a lot clearer; Nintendo's keen to make just that point. An infographic tweeted by Nintendo of America states...

News: Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases Hope of Franchise Return

Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases Hope of Franchise Return

"Product or service research or development" is an "ongoing effort"

Some of you may have heard this before — Nintendo has renewed a trademark application for Eternity Darkness, the highly regarded GameCube title that pushed boundaries and provided a unique experience on the console. The latest renewal, the second of this particular record, has...

Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eight

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eight

On the eighth day...

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. Eight Malons Milking: The original line is "eight maids-a-milking", so our minds immediately turned to Lon Lon Milk and Malon, who plays a...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Minute's hosts show off their Wii U choices, too

'Tis the season for contemplating the year, and Nintendo is joining in with its own videos to remind us that — above all else — 2014 brought us a lot of fantastic games. The most recent video from today is a sizzle reel showing off 'fan faves' of 2014, based on over 600,000 pieces of...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Tom Whitehead

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Tom Whitehead

Tom Whitehead talks about the importance of gaming in his Holiday break

In the first part of a small series with contributions from multiple staff members, Tom Whitehead explains why Nintendo — and gaming as a whole — are such a big part of his Holidays. Given the choice, I typically opt for single player games. While I enjoy a variety of...

Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, Including Exclusive Lucario Figure

Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, Including Exclusive Lucario Figure

Update: Toys "R" Us has not cancelled orders

Update: After concerns that pre-orders for amiibo due next year, including retailer exclusive Lucario, were being cancelled by Toys "R" Us in the US, the company has issued a statement to Joystiq to clarify that it was a "technical issue": We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused...

News: The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is Being Killed Off After 33 Years

The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is Being Killed Off After 33 Years

CVG name to disappear

Future Publishing has confirmed that the CVG brand is to be killed off, marking the end of more than three decades of video game coverage. Computer & Video Games — CVG for short — began life back in 1981, covering the burgeoning UK home computer market. The magazine at this time was printed on black and white paper and...

News: Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

"The story might not be too different from past Star Fox games"

Star Fox will be blasting its way to the Wii U next year, offering fans of the series another chance to hop into the iconic Arwing and perform barrel rolls aplenty. However, those expecting the game to feature a radically different storyline to what has gone before may be a little...

News: Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

"We're looking at how we can use the amiibo functionality in the future"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept, amiibo, has been a resounding success, with the company almost unable to keep up with the incredible demand for these interactive lumps of NFC-enabled plastic. However, there's been a lot of confusion regarding which figures are...

Video: SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

Includes an array of retro experiences

While 3DS owners in the West are still anticipating the release of the second batch of SEGA 3D Classics on the eShop in 2015, Japan is already being treated to a boxed collection of the series, including 6 of the 12 games currently ported, enhanced and released by developer M2. Announced in September as Sega...

News: Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Dames, detectives, and plumbers with nothing to lose!

The world of dime store novels retains such a fascinating nostalgic allure. Few really seem interested in the actual stories anymore, many of which were as cheaply written as their costs and just as trashy, but the best covers portray enough intrigue, danger, and taboo connotations to weave an...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Save 'em for summer

Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo Australia / New Zealand have had a reasonable recent record of adding neat products to Club Nintendo, and it's now swung into action with a rather attractive golf ball set. It's not exactly golfing season in Europe — far from it — but it's summertime Down Under; in either case it's a tempting...