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News: Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

"We might be able to create new entertainment that dominates the industry"

If you enjoy debating the state of the video game industry with others, you've no doubt had a number of conversations focused on the kinds of games we're seeing in the medium. In some respects we're seeing rapid evolution, with multiple pay models, platforms and input devices...

News: Nintendo To Keep Focus as an "Entertainment Business", Even With Upcoming Quality of Life Platform

Nintendo To Keep Focus as an "Entertainment Business", Even With Upcoming Quality of Life Platform

Shigeru Miyamoto - "Human beings have an instinctual love of games"

While a number of Nintendo gamers and observers will have reacted to Nintendo's Quality of Life platform announcement earlier this year with curiosity and wondered what it could mean, there was a substantial group that expressed concern. The reasoning was simple — if Nintendo...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zelda Titles In Development, Aiming To Evolve The Series

Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zelda Titles In Development, Aiming To Evolve The Series

"We have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet"

There's little doubt that, among Nintendo's various big-name franchises, The Legend of Zelda is currently one of the most discussed and prominent at the moment. The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was shown for the first time at E3 this year, while Hyrule Warriors is getting closer to its...

Review: POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (Wii U eShop)

POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (Wii U eShop)

No poker face required

POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (or PDSF for the remainder of this review) is essentially the digital equivalent to one of those electronic pocket poker games that your parents or grandparents were hooked on during the ‘90s. Designed to be played on the Wii U GamePad, this budget download offers a solitary take on poker to...

News: Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

The Wii U eShop is strongest in the US

As you may be aware, Nintendo recently hosted The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in which company management provides presentations to its shareholders and answers a number of questions — Satoru Iwata was unable to attend. The official transcript of that meeting has been published, which...

Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America)

3rd July (North America)

Guacamelee! Armillo! GBA Mario Tennis! WiiWare?! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week is full of new downloads to try and part you from your funds. Some are highly anticipated on both Wii U and 3DS, while others are rather out of left-field. There's a lot to choose from, so let's stop stalling and get to the...

Review: Squids Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Squids Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Cephaloportable

It might be said that Squids has come full circle. Starting on mobile platforms, The Game Bakers’ brand extended its tentacles to a console experience with Squids Odyssey on the Wii U, which we’ve reviewed. The same game has now found a home on the 3DS, returning to its portable roots with a few small differences. Squids Odyssey...

Feature: Breathing New Life Into The Original Monochrome Game Boy

Breathing New Life Into The Original Monochrome Game Boy

We speak to GameBoyMods.uk's Shaun Jones about the iconic brick

Despite being one of Nintendo's oldest systems, the humble Game Boy continues to bring joy and entertainment to dedicated players all over the world. We've already spoken to Joe Heaton about the Game Boy and its appeal to chiptune composers, and recently we got the chance to catch up...

Weirdness: Japanese Rocker Gackt Plays Mega Man 2 While His Expensive Sports Car Gleams In The Background

Japanese Rocker Gackt Plays Mega Man 2 While His Expensive Sports Car Gleams In The Background

Wearing shades indoors, naturally

Unless you're really keen on Japanese rock music, the name Gackt might not mean that much to you, but take it from us — he's a big name in his own country. Gackt — real name Kamui Gakuto — found fame as a member of the band Malice Mizer, and since going it alone has gained the male soloist record for most top...

News: Guess What, The Original Mortal Kombat Cast Had A Reunion

Guess What, The Original Mortal Kombat Cast Had A Reunion

Flawless victory

Mortal Kombat may have gained notorious headlines for its blood and gore, but it's important to remember that it made excellent use of digitised live actors — something which gave it a unique edge in the battle against Capcom's Street Fighter II. Last weekend, some of those very same actors — including Lia Montelongo...

News: The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan

The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan

A reaction to low sales in the west?

The next entry in the popular RPG series The Denpa Men will be a free-to-play title. Denpa Ningen no RPG Free! will launch in Japan on July 23rd, and will feature items which can only be obtained by spending real-world cash. Aside from the teaser trailer below and the rather spare website, we don't have any more...

Video: Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Wii U

Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Wii U

Going for gold

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was one of the surprises of Nintendo's E3 this year, taking a minor mini-game from Super Mario 3D World and turning it into a fully-fledged release. We got chance to spend some time with the title at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event, and found it to be jolly good fun — check out the footage below...

News: Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwide Distribution

Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwide Distribution

Still lining up in November

The almost unbelievably stunning racer Project CARS has a new teammate in its garage: Bandai Namco Games Europe, who has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with developer Slightly Mad Studios. According to Bandai Namco's press release, the publisher will be involved with distribution of the crowd-funded title...

News: Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Music to our ears

Sega has sold 2.5 million Hatsune Miku games in Japan, and the company has today announced that it is bringing the world-famous Vocaloid franchise to the west in the form of Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix. This 3DS title will actually be an enhanced version of the Japanese release Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI 2, and will launch...

First Impressions: Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Farm fresh

Since its initial début on the Super Nintendo in 1997, Harvest Moon has blossomed into something of an institution; a non-traditional RPG that swapped swords for shovels, replaced fighting with farming, and let players find true love among the turnips, it captivated with a unique charm, and has been hooking would-be farmers on...

News: Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe And Australia

Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe And Australia

Just like it did with Monster Hunter 3, in fact

Nintendo has confirmed today that it will be handling the publishing duties for Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Capcom will remain the publisher of the game, but Nintendo will take control of sales, marketing, PR and distribution throughout European territories and Australia...