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News: Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Portables don't fit mold of "Computerized Information Retrieval System"

When you make things nowadays, especially in the realm of technology, odds are increasingly good that you will run into someone claiming patent infringement on your creation. Sometimes the plaintiff is in the right; other times they're just money-hungry patent trolls. Either...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest World Tour Gets Extended

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest World Tour Gets Extended

The journey continues with more dates

Without a doubt, The Legend of Zelda series has some of the most iconic music in video gaming history. As such, it's no surprise that Symphony of the Goddesses - a concert series that aims to bring exactly that music to life - would still be touring years after its initial conception, with no signs of slowing...

Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Update: Bandai Namco confirms the news

Update: Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed to Polygon that Project CARS has been formally canned: Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project CARS we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title...

News: Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Future And Satoru Iwata's Possible Successor

Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Future And Satoru Iwata's Possible Successor

"Iwata was infectiously enthusiastic about Nintendo"

Following the tragic loss of Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata last week, it was inevitable that thoughts would quickly turn to Nintendo's future. Beyond his business leadership, and the successes he delivered, Satoru Iwata will also be remembered for his humour and humility when...

Anniversary: The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

Nintendo's most famous failure is getting on a bit

According to the history books, the Virtual Boy is Nintendo's biggest failure — both commercially and critically — in the hardware arena. Launched 20 years ago today on 21st July 1995 in Japan to almost complete consumer apathy, it bypassed Europe entirely and was discontinued the following...

Review: Final Fight One (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Final Fight One (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Still the One?

It's fair to say Capcom was on a roll in the late '80s and early '90s. During this period it pushed out some bona-fide classic pieces of software, including 1989's seminal coin-op brawler, Final Fight. Indisputably one of the finest side-scrolling beat-'em-ups ever created, it joined a rush of similar coin-guzzling titles including...

Video: Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

New locations shown off, too

Monster Hunter X has a confirmed Japanese release date of November 28th, and to drum up interest in the new 3DS title Capcom recently livestreamed almost 30 minutes of footage. The gameplay shows off some of the new fighting styles, one of which allows you to perform jumping attacks with any weapon. As any Monster...

News: E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

Even more inking options

The drip-feed of Splatoon weapons continues, with two more combat options coming to the game tomorrow. Nintendo has confirmed that E-litre 3K Scope and Neo Splash-o-matic will go live in the game, offering fans even more choice when it comes to their weapon load out. https://twitter.com/nintendouk/status/623387077972000768...

News: Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

PC version will be multiplayer-focused

There's been some more Devil's Third news, which in this case brings useful information and a notable surprise. First of all, Nintendo of America has confirmed that the action shooter will be published at retail (and on the eShop) by the company in the Americas - no final date has been given, though we do have...

News: Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Inking out a deal

Nintendo's been pro-active during this generation to support and promote game development from smaller studios around the world, helping the eShop to be a vibrant platform on both Wii U and 3DS. Another project is now set to get underway, and this time it'll be utilising development talent in Singapore to bring 3DS eShop games to...

News: Secret Of Evermore's Epic Soundtrack Gets The Remaster Treatment

Secret Of Evermore's Epic Soundtrack Gets The Remaster Treatment

Sean Schafianski works his magic on Jeremy Soule's original tracks

Secret of Evermore is one of Square's forgotten classics - a SNES title created entirely in North America that tried to ape stable mate Secret of Mana, but didn't quite match it. Despite being less acclaimed than some of Square's other 16-bit titles, Evermore still has plenty of fans...

Review: Asteroid Quarry (Wii U eShop)

Asteroid Quarry (Wii U eShop)

Lost and Bored in Space

The life of a space miner is a lonely, but simple one. With Earth's resources exhausted, a single miner is dispatched to cut ore from nearby asteroids and bring it back to a space station. It's not the most complex work, but it is complicated by the abundance of space pirates out there who want to capitalize on the player's...

First Impressions: Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Of Cabbages and Kings

Nestled snugly between Senran Kagura's bountiful bosoms and the Cold Steel of the latest Legend of Heroes chapter, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale occupied a relatively unassuming spot at XSEED's E3 booth last month, but it certainly left quite an impression. This upcoming 3DS title is a crossover that...

News: Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Bad luck, Sleeping and Water Slides

This past weekend saw another Splatoon Splatfest take place in North America and Europe, with the former having to choose between Roller Coasters and Water Slides while the latter's options were Eating and Sleeping. In North America it was Team Roller Coaster which emerged victorious once the ink had stopped...