Party like it's 1997
Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...
Time for fresh ideas?
For those that follow the weekly Media Create charts out of Japan, one thing is known to be certain - when a new Yo-kai Watch game comes out it goes to number one. That said, however, even the latest 'main' entries in the series have been tracking below the sales of their predecessors. The numbers are still impressive, but the...
Say hello to the Bandai HET
Bandai may be joined at the hip with Namco these days, but once upon a time the company stalked the edges of the video game industry, desperate to find a route into the potentially profitable hardware arena. It released consoles such as the Pippin (in conjunction with Apple) and created the WonderSwan handheld, but...
What the creator of the Game Boy did next
Although Nintendo's lofty standing in the games industry cannot be attributed solely to a single person, it's fair to say that without the talents of Gunpei Yokoi the Kyoto firm wouldn't be where it is today. Yokoi was employed by Nintendo in 1965 and his inventions — such as the Ultra Hand and Lover...
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