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News: EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

The person in charge of the Frostbite Engine Twitter could be in trouble

Yesterday was April Fools Day, that one day of the year when media outlets are allowed to let their imaginations run riot and create some truly outlandish — and totally fictional — news stories. You'll no doubt have seen our Nintendo VR prank, and — to save you the...

News: Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

"Neither Nintendo or EA gave a s*** about it"

Criterion co-founder Alex Ward recently parted company with the studio to found his new firm, Three Fields Entertainment. Yesterday, he took to Twitter to partly explain the reasons behind this move, as well as highlighting some of the issues he and his staff faced when porting Need for Speed: Most...

News: Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U GamePad Is "A Waste Of Time And Resources"

Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U GamePad Is "A Waste Of Time And Resources"

"I'd sure regret wasting $100+ on a second-screen that no one uses"

Anyone who has played Nintendo Land will know how much fun the concept of asymmetrical gaming can be, but it's fair to say that too few games have really exploited the potential of the Wii U GamePad's second screen. Clearly, coming up with unique concepts and new ideas takes time...

News: Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlash Over Community Manager Appointment

Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlash Over Community Manager Appointment

"This is basically not what we were promised"

Mighty No. 9 creator Comcept appears to have irked some of its fans by appointing a female community manager known for her outspoken personal views on social issues. It has been revealed in a recent update that Dina Abou Karam has taken up the position, and will be in charge of engaging with fans across...

News: Platinum Games Producer Hates "Pedantic Port-Begging" Regarding Bayonetta 2

Platinum Games Producer Hates "Pedantic Port-Begging" Regarding Bayonetta 2

"We heard you. We get it."

Platinum Games Creative Producer JP Kellams has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure at people who continue to ask when Bayonetta 2 is coming to a Sony or Microsoft console. Bayonetta 2 is currently a Nintendo exclusive, and is likely to remain that way as Nintendo itself has invested money in its development...

News: Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

"Nintendo does not restrict which songs are included in the catalogue"

Last week, we broke the news that Wii Karaoke U contains uncensored versions of songs with offensive lyrics, and that these songs can be downloaded and accessed by anyone using a Wii U console. Nintendo of Europe has now given us an official statement regarding this matter,...

News: Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Cover your eyes and ears, kiddies

This morning, we reported that Nintendo had disabled Swapnote's SpotPass functionality due to safety concerns. The Japanese giant is clearly mindful of its younger fans, but doesn't seem to have checked the kind of songs which are available through Wii Karaoke U. We've discovered that the Wii U title grants...

News: News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View Of Workers, People Of Colour And Women"

News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View Of Workers, People Of Colour And Women"

Best not mention GTA, then

You might assume that time spent in the mythical land of Hyrule is unlikely to cause anybody any undue distress, but according to some, that simply isn't the case. News and entertainment site Salon.com — which has a monthly unique readership of 15 million — has controversially branded The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...

News: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Says a handheld gaming-only device "doesn't make sense any more"

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has spoken about Nintendo's current situation and admitted that the company finds itself in a "very difficult position". Talking to the BBC at Campus Party Europe — a London-based O2 event involving thousands of developers working on various technology...

News: BBC Warns Of Online Gaming Addiction, Uses Image Of Someone Playing Offline Mario Kart

BBC Warns Of Online Gaming Addiction, Uses Image Of Someone Playing Offline Mario Kart

Nothing like a bit of fact-checking, right?

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games — or MMORPGs — are pretty addictive. The allure of a constantly connected world populated by other players and challenges is often too much for some people to resist, leading to gaming sessions which last for days rather than just a few hours. According...

Weirdness: Two Kids Debate The Legend of Zelda

Two Kids Debate The Legend of Zelda

Still better than half of all Internet arguments

Today the Internet brings to you one of the most heated debates of our age: is The Legend of Zelda one of the best franchises in the world, or what? Representing anti-Zelda is HaleytheHedgehog, cooly wielding her observations like a surgeon’s scalpel. She has played Zelda with her 7-year-old cousin...

News: Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Gives Smash Bros. Fans Both Barrels

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Gives Smash Bros. Fans Both Barrels

Famous designer lets it all out in foul-mouthed Twitter rant

Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya is renowned for his classic contributions to the world of video gaming, but one thing he doesn't seem to be famous for is his patience. He regularly indulges in rants via his Twitter account, and following numerous requests from Super Smash Bros. fans...

News: Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecting Shadow Of The Eternals Development

Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecting Shadow Of The Eternals Development

"I've got to do something about this"

Last last year, Kotaku reported that Silicon Knights was on its last legs, crippled by mismanagement. The blame was laid squarely at the door of founder Denis Dyack, who has since left the company and joined Precursor Games — which is hard at work at the Wii U title Shadow of the Eternals. Dyack was accused...