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News: Details of Nintendo's GDC Europe Sessions Are Confirmed

Details of Nintendo's GDC Europe Sessions Are Confirmed

It's all about Unity, HTML and Javascript on Wii U

Just recently we reported that Nintendo is not only attending GDC (Game Developers Conference) Europe for the first time in Cologne, but that it's hosting two special sessions, though details weren't confirmed on what those sessions would cover. Both have now been confirmed, and are targeted at...

News: SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", But Nintendo Is Struggling To Explain Its Appeal

SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", But Nintendo Is Struggling To Explain Its Appeal

Studio has ideas in the works for the console

Brjann Sigurgeirsson — CEO of Image & Form — has been talking to Nintendo Difference about his company's forthcoming 3DS title SteamWorld Dig, and was predictably asked about the chances of it coming to the Wii U eShop. He replied: We are still considering SteamWorld Dig for Wii U, but I also...

News: Angry Birds Creator Cites Nintendo and Miyamoto As His Biggest Influences

Angry Birds Creator Cites Nintendo and Miyamoto As His Biggest Influences

Jaakko Iisalo clearly has good taste

Angry Birds has become something of a phenomenon in the world of video gaming, and has attained the kind of fame that is usually reserved for the likes of Sonic and Mario. Rovio creative director Jaakko Iisalo — the man responsible for the concept and look of the Angry Birds games — has revealed to EDGE his...

News: The North American SNES Almost Shipped With Super FX Built-In

The North American SNES Almost Shipped With Super FX Built-In

Idea was scrapped to keep costs down, says Jez San

The polygon-pushing power of the Super FX chip might seem humble in modern terms, but back in the early '90s it was a seriously potent piece of kit and allowed the SNES to produce games like Star Fox, Stunt Race FX and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The chip — which was conceived by British...

News: Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

According to Retro City Rampage developer

Back in the bad old days of WiiWare, developers constantly complained about how hard it was to turn a profit on Nintendo's download service, largely because you had to reach a certain quota of sales before you saw any cash. This — combined with Nintendo's apparent indifference to indie developers — made...

News: Wii U Turned Ubisoft On To Second-Screen Gaming, But Isn't The Focus Moving Forward

Wii U Turned Ubisoft On To Second-Screen Gaming, But Isn't The Focus Moving Forward

Publisher now committed to "new gen" Microsoft and Sony platforms

These days we're seeing more and more console games shipping alongside companion mobile or tablet applications which aim to broaden the experience. If Ubisoft has its way, that trend is not only set to continue, but will develop to the point where "second-screen" gaming is...

News: EA: Frostbite 3 On Wii U "Not Impossible"

EA: Frostbite 3 On Wii U "Not Impossible"

Publisher wants to dish out "omnidirectional" support

Electronic Arts has had a strange relationship with Nintendo ever since the launch of the Wii U. There are currently four games from the publisher residing on the system but it seems the support - at least in the short-term - has all but dried up. The company is naturally offering support for...