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News: Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

"At the moment we're running at about 23FPS on the Wii U"

Project CARS is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, performing well in early sales indicators. It was a project that suffered its share of delays, and the Wii U version was pushed back the most and given a loose '2015' window. Developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have been...

Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Less an event to capture social media, more one-off E3 show

Following Nintendo's outline of its E3 plans last week, we got rather optimistic and hopeful about the Nintendo World Championships 2015, stating that the E3 event could be just the beginning. We cited the ongoing success of the truly global Pokémon tournaments as a potential blueprint,...

Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

Plenty to see

The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...

News: Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

But...

E3 is about a month away, which means rumours will arrive with great regularity. Another is now doing the rounds about a potential E3 show; while potentially exciting, it's important to break it down and realise that, actually, it may not be entirely accurate. The source of this buzz is a presentation from NAB 2015, a major convention run by...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...

Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 2015 Should Be Just the Beginning

Nintendo World Championships 2015 Should Be Just the Beginning

Nintendo can seize popular culture again

With a typical slice of nostalgia it was announced that Nintendo World Championships 2015 will be a major live event prior to E3. Filling the gap left by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational of E3 2014, it seems like a smart move - play on nostalgia and the 25th Anniversary of the iconic 1990 contest, while...

Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Blend of Humour, Retro Charm and a Hint of Madness

Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Blend of Humour, Retro Charm and a Hint of Madness

Nintendo World Championships 2015, spread the word

Nintendo has made an event of confirming its plans for a major gaming expo, with pre-announcement hype and some bizarre social media stunts. Welcome to the madness of E3 2015. It started with some particularly peculiar pranking from well-known Nintendo figurehead Bill Trinen, with him joking that...

News: Nintendo Announces Its Plans for E3 2015, Headlined By New Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Announces Its Plans for E3 2015, Headlined By New Nintendo World Championships

Digital Event, Treehouse, Mario Maker at Best Buy all confirmed

The E3 bonanza in Los Angeles is always a yearly high point for gamers, and in 2014 Nintendo put on a terrific show with a special Digital Event, a Super Smash Bros. Invitational and an impressive run of live streaming from the Nintendo Treehouse team. The company has now announced its...

News: Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

NX still set for 2016 reveal

Following its annual financial results in this past week, Nintendo hosted a Q & A with investors. The Japanese-language transcript has now been published, though we'll need to wait longer for the official English translation - nevertheless, fans in the region have been interpreting key parts for the web to consider...

Feature: Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming

Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming

Expect the unexpected at E3

With Nintendo, some things are always certain. Mario and friends will get together for a platforming or sporting excursion, the number of Pocket Monsters will gradually increase, Princess Zelda will find herself kidnapped, Samus will inexplicably lose all of her abilities at the start of another adventure and the F-Zero...

News: Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Something Extra Special"

Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Something Extra Special"

You know what that means...

Zelda Williams took to Twitter to report that she will be participating in E3 2014 this year "doing something extra special." Nintendo fans know that Zelda Williams, the daughter of famous actor Robin Williams, participated in the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary with some commercials for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...

News: Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders

Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The...

News: Nintendo To Welcome 3000 Fans For Live Super Smash Bros. Invitational Event at E3

Nintendo To Welcome 3000 Fans For Live Super Smash Bros. Invitational Event at E3

First come, first served

Nintendo is, once again, approaching the upcoming E3 extravaganza in its own way. It will be broadcasting a Nintendo Digital Event, live demo booths at Best Buy stores around the U.S. and streaming live demonstrations from the famous Treehouse team. Plenty to enjoy, then, but it'll also show off Super Smash Bros. on Wii U...

News: Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014

Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014

Super Smash Bros. tournament, Nintendo Digital Event, Treehouse Live at E3

E3 isn't far away now, and Nintendo has today announced its plans for the expo. The company is running series of special events under the "Play Nintendo" banner, including a Super Smash Bros. tournament and live demos from the Nintendo booth by members of the Nintendo...

News: Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation Details

Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation Details

Get hyped for 9th June, all you third-party fans

Ubisoft and EA have given the final word on when they'll take the stage for E3 press conferences in 2014. The two third-party publishing giants will have their media briefings on 9th June; EA will show off its latest projects first at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm UK / 10pm CET, while Ubisoft will...