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News: Assassin's Creed Creator Fired From Ubisoft Less Than Two Months After Rejoining

Assassin's Creed Creator Fired From Ubisoft Less Than Two Months After Rejoining

"I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights"

Patrice Désilets has been fired from Ubisoft less than two months after rejoining the company following the collapse of THQ. Désilets was one of the leading figures in the creation of the million-selling Assassin's Creed series, and departed Ubisoft in 2010 in order to take some time out from...

News: Sega and Gearbox Sued By Irate Gamer Over "Misleading" Aliens: Colonial Marines Footage

Sega and Gearbox Sued By Irate Gamer Over "Misleading" Aliens: Colonial Marines Footage

In court, no one can hear you scream

When Sega canned the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines it probably hoped that it would draw a line under what has been an especially torrid project for the publisher. The highly-anticipated game launched on other formats to scathing reviews and nightmarish stories from people involved wi

News: Platinum's Inaba: Wonderful 101 Is So Much Fun You'll "Wear Out Your GamePad"

Platinum's Inaba: Wonderful 101 Is So Much Fun You'll "Wear Out Your GamePad"

"Actually, the Wii U GamePad is pretty sturdy, so you probably won’t"

Yesterday, we reported that Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya had taken to Twitter to indicate that The Wonderful 101 wasn't a game that would take that long to complete. "If u hate to finish a game the next day u buy it, u better not play TW101," he said. "I focus on how it is fun,...

News: Frontier Adamant Coaster Crazy Deluxe Won't Impact Elite: Dangerous Development

Frontier Adamant Coaster Crazy Deluxe Won't Impact Elite: Dangerous Development

Forced on the defensive after negative reaction to Wii U title from fans

Frontier Developments has been forced to defend itself following the announcement of Coaster Crazy Deluxe for the Wii U eShop. There's been something of a negative reaction from certain sectors of the gaming public, with some individuals suggesting that Frontier has used...

News: LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges

LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges

Hack attack

Three UK-based LulzSec hackers have pleaded guilty to charges of hacking various high-profile targets — one of which was Nintendo — and setting up DDoS (distributed denial of services) attacks. The incident involving Nintendo occurred back in 2011. No permanent harm was done, but a configuration file was taken by the group and...

News: Sega Adds Disclaimer to Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailers

Sega Adds Disclaimer to Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailers

Too good to be true?

Sega Europe has added a disclaimer to its Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers following complaints that the shown footage does not represent the final product. The disclaimer was added after a Reddit user reported Sega to the Advertising Standards Agency. On Sega Europe's channel, the game's trailer now has the text "The...

News: Pentagon To Review Controversial New "Nintendo" Medal

Pentagon To Review Controversial New "Nintendo" Medal

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider Distinguished Warfare Medal

Last month, the Distinguished Warfare Medal was unveiled by the US military. The medal is awarded to US troops who make "extraordinary achievements directly impacting combat operations...regardless of the member’s physical location or domain". This includes those involved in...

News: Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 Announcement

Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 Announcement

"Oh, Yay, Another Mario Game."

U mad bro? This week, Sony is expected to unveil its next home console, which may (or may not) be called the PlayStation 4, but is currently being referred to by many sites by its codename, Orbis. Not wanting to miss the chance to have a cheap dig at one of its rivals, Sony has taken out online adverts like the one...

News: Wii U Advert Banned In The UK

Wii U Advert Banned In The UK

ASA concluded it was "misleading"

A few weeks before Wii U launched in the UK, Nintendo ran an advert showing off a few of the new system's features. One of the elements displayed was the ability to switch the action from the television to the GamePad – the advert showed how a gamer allowed his girlfriend to watch TV while he happily played New...

News: Error Prevents Purchase Of ZombiU And Assassin's Creed III On Euro Wii U eShop

Error Prevents Purchase Of ZombiU And Assassin's Creed III On Euro Wii U eShop

Botched parental restrictions in EU to blame?

Update: Despite testing this issue throughout the day we've now discovered, thanks to prompts from readers who've encountered the issue with some videos on 3DS systems, that this issue is caused by a restriction to accessing 18-rated content before a specific time. A test after 11pm UK time brought us...

News: Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

UPDATED: It was only a "mock up" area, says Nintendo

EDIT: As many of you have pointed out, since the publication of this article Nintendo has revealed to GamesIndustry International that the menu accessed by the 'hacker' was in fact a mocked-up test menu and was not linked to the main Miiverse system. Nintendo's official line is as follows: It...