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News: Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Says PS3 is picking up speed, Wii flagging

Sony Europe exec Andrew House has a history of mouthing off about his company's chances so his latest little outburst is hardly suprising. In an interview with Games Industry.biz, House touched upon the current surge in PS3 sales and compared it with Nintendo's recent struggles with Wii hardware: I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major..

News: Naughty Nokia Boasts About Nintendo Games On N900

Naughty Nokia Boasts About Nintendo Games On N900

Official video shows SNES emulator in operation, complete with ROMz

Let's not beat about the bush - the Nokia N900 is a supremely powerful piece of kit and we want one here at Nintendo Life Towers. The Finnish manufacturer's latest handset is going head-to-head with Apple's iPhone and Motorola's Droid, and has an amazing amount of tricks up its sleeve - one of which is playing SNES games, if a..

News: Nintendo Blocking Third Party Releases On Virtual Console?

Nintendo Blocking Third Party Releases On Virtual Console?

If your title is in direct competition with a Nintendo one, you may be screwed

If you like to moan about the apparent lack of quality titles coming to the Virtual Console then you may wish to direct your anger at Nintendo itself rather than third party publishers, if this recent piece of news is anything to go by. A poster on NTSC-UK forum has replied to a thread about the upcoming release of Super..

News: Rabbids Go Home Recalled Due to Offensive Language?

Rabbids Go Home Recalled Due to Offensive Language?

UPDATED - Recall not happening says Ubisoft, official statement on its way

We've just received some early reports that Ubisoft is recalling Rabbids Go Home from UK stores due to it containing "language that some users may find offensive". Actual details are hard to come by, but we'd hazard a guess that the line in question is "No penetration allowed in this zone". We could be..

Rumour: GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

UK's biggest games retailer may ignore feudal Japanese epic

Following our story last month where Rising Star Games' MD Martin Defries said some UK retailers weren't interested in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, we decided to do a little ringing around of GAME and Gamestation stores to check on the preorder availability of this fantastic game and were...

News: Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power

Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power

In other news: the world is round and water is wet

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 6 months then you'll be aware that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is almost upon us, with everyone and their auntie getting unreasonably excited about the prospect of blowing up generic bad guys and making tiresome "RAT-A-TAT-TAT" noises under their breath. Wii owners are getting a port..

News: Call of Duty Comparison Shots Don't Do The Wii Any Favours

Call of Duty Comparison Shots Don't Do The Wii Any Favours

As expected, the Nintendo version is looking a bit weak compared to the 360/PS3 editions

It might be an exercise in stating the obvious but recent shots posted by Game Informer magazine show the massive graphical gulf between the Wii version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - subtitled "Reflex" - and the original PS3/360 instalments, on which the game is based. Still, if the developers..

News: Reggie Trash-Talks the PSPgo

Reggie Trash-Talks the PSPgo

NoA chief doesn't know who the machine is aimed at

You might have noticed that the PSPgo - Sony's attempt to plant its flag in the soil of digital distribution before anyone else - has recently launched. It's hardly been the most positive hardware release of all time, with reports that stores are refusing to stock it and industry experts writing it off as an expensive and ultimately pointless..

News: Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo

Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo

Sony's American boss tells it like it is

Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton has been passing his own unique brand of judgement on his company's rivals and unsurprisingly, Sony comes out on top in his eyes. Speaking to Forbes, Tretton had this to say: Nintendo know what they do well and they stick to it. They deliver a casual,...

News: Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

UK developer sees little chance of a Virtual Console release

A while back we got rather excited about the prospect of seeing the N64 classic Goldeneye on the Virtual Console. Such enthusiasm was perfectly understandable - it's still one of the best FPS games you're ever likely to play - but sadly legal wrangles between Nintendo, Microsoft and current Bond license holder Activision seemed to scupper..

News: Metroid Prime Trilogy: Visually Worse Than Original Releases?

Metroid Prime Trilogy: Visually Worse Than Original Releases?

Footage seems to suggest as much

Before this turns into a mud-slinging match, let's just point out that Metroid Prime Trilogy is fantastic. Being able to play all three games on one disc is a godsend and we rightly awarded it a whopping 10/10 when we reviewed it recently. With that out of the way, it's time to face up to an inconvenient truth - the...

News: If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart

If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart

Japanese TV show compares the current consoles to four-wheeled vehicles for no good reason

Wii owners are used to being told by their PS3 and 360-owning buddies that their console is underpowered, but such insults usually backfire thanks to the fact that Sony and Microsoft's machines don't have anything as awesome as Super Mario Galaxy. It also helps that Wii is outselling its competitors and..

News: DS Look-a-like Disappears From iTunes App Store

DS Look-a-like Disappears From iTunes App Store

Gone the way of the Duck Hunt clone

In a move that is bound to surprise nobody, a search from CNET revealed that the DS App - which had a 3D model of a DS, with full functionality (minus games) of a DS - has disappeared from the iTunes App store. At the time of writing, there's no word if app developer ZM2 Dev even knows of its removal as their website is still promoting its strong sales, and..

News: Cyber-Squatter Uses PSPgo's Web Domain to Pimp DSi

Cyber-Squatter Uses PSPgo's Web Domain to Pimp DSi

Valuable domain name is nabbed from under Sony's nose

The practice of 'cyber-squatting' - which basically means buying a domain name in the hope that it will one day become valuable - has been commonplace for a while now, but this is one of the more amusing episodes we've witnessed. An industrious Chinese person has registered the domain name www.pspgo.co.uk, probably thinking that Sony will open..

News: Japanese Monster Hunter 3 Sales Slump

Japanese Monster Hunter 3 Sales Slump

Is Capcom's mega-hit running out of steam?

The Monster Hunter series is massive in Japan. Stupidly massive. The Japanese simply cannot seem to get enough of it...or so we thought. Latest reports from the Land of the Rising Sun appear to indicate that Monster Hunter 3 - which saw release earlier this month - has stalled at retail. The game sold a staggering one million copies in its first week and..

News: Factor 5 Being Sued By Ex-Employees

Factor 5 Being Sued By Ex-Employees

Lawsuit reveals a Rogue Squadron Wii game was in the works.

A few months back San-Rafael-based Factor 5 (the studio behind the popular Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series) was declared bankrupt with between $1 million to $10 million in unpaid debts. In addition to this, the company was also faced with 69 claims for unpaid wages totaling more than $900,000. As you can imagine, much wailing and gnashing..

News: "Wii Smile" Not Smiling Much Anymore

"Wii Smile" Not Smiling Much Anymore

Swedish Dentist is forced to change name by Nintendo's crack team of lawyers

It's a classic "David vs. Goliath" battle. A small dental surgery in Malmö, Sweden up against a multi-million dollar video game giant. Sadly, in this case, Goliath won. Nintendo has taken legal action to force the surgery in question to change its name - which was previously "Wii Smile". Before you..

News: Nintendo EU Price Fixing Fine is Reduced

Nintendo EU Price Fixing Fine is Reduced

They still have £107,000,000 left to pay, however

Back in 2002 it was revealed that during the 1990s Nintendo's European operation had been colluding with retailers to keep the price of its software and hardware artificially high. Such naughty-type action was brought to the attention of the European Commission and Nintendo was promptly slapped with a whopping £134,000,000 ($199,000,000) fine..

News: Sony: We Own the Living Room, Nintendo Owns the Closet

Sony: We Own the Living Room, Nintendo Owns the Closet

That's fightin' talk where I come from!

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America Peter Dille and SCEA Corporate Communications Manager Julie Han let fly with what is likely to become a near-legendary series of quotes: JH: The other point, I think, to what Peter said earlier, is...

News: WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

It’s all about stomping down on shovelware declares mysterious WiiWare developer.

Following this morning’s revelation about WiiWare sales targets as told to Kotaku the mysterious NDA breaking WiiWare developer has contacted Eurogamer in order to set the record straight: I'm concerned this recent threshold news is generating an artificially negative wave of press. The spirit of the threshold..