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News: Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

"Nintendo is just doing the right thing without making a big fuss about it"

There's been a great deal of praise in recent times, from small developers, around Nintendo's efforts to support them in bringing content to the eShop platforms, particularly on Wii U. On the console battleground of the next few years, especially as hardware manufacturers...

News: Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts On Region Locking

Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts On Region Locking

"Region Locking is a self-damaging form of DRM"

Region locking has been something of a hot topic recently, with both Sony and Microsoft confirming that their next consoles would be region-free, allowing buyers to play games from anywhere in the world. That means that Nintendo is the only one of the "big three" which continues to utilise region locks...

News: Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

GDC form rules studios out

Update: Nintendo has issued the following statement to Eurogamer, which unfortunately says relatively little. Ultimately, it's the decision of each regional body of Nintendo to decide on licensing policies, so this is a decision squarely on the shoulders of the Japanese licensing department. The policy in question is...

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...