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News: Animal Crossing's Katsuya Eguchi Explains How the Series Embraces Change

Animal Crossing's Katsuya Eguchi Explains How the Series Embraces Change

Keepin' it fresh

Staying up to date, while at the same time pleasing fans, is quite possibly one of the biggest issues for developers of games in franchises such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. The games have been around for many years and have amassed a huge fan-base that arguably expects Nintendo's popular franchises to...

News: Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Don't worry, there's not a microtransaction in sight!

Animal Crossing; New Leaf released over half a year ago on 3DS, but with something new to see and do every single day it has continued to live on as small, relaxing part of many player's daily routine. While attending the Game Developers Conference last week, series creator Katsuya Eguchi and New...

News: The Videogame History Museum's GDC Nintendo Exhibit Was Full of Retro Delights

The Videogame History Museum's GDC Nintendo Exhibit Was Full of Retro Delights

The Virtual Boy even appeared

GDC (Game Developers Conference 2014) has drawn to a close, and it brought us some snippets of Nintendo news, mainly focused on the download market. Nintendo showed off various games on the way to the eShop, promised there were plenty more, and showed off Mario vs. Donkey Kong running on the Nintendo Web Framework. The...

News: Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

More exciting stuff from Nintendo at GDC 2014

With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal...

News: Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

"It feels like a return to the golden days"

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

Another gong to celebrate

From late 2013 and into 2014 Nintendo's best titles on Wii U and 3DS have picked up some notable awards, with landmark releases such as Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds leading the way. The latter has triumphed again at the Game Developers Choice Awards, which are part of this week's GDC...

News: Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"

Next week San Francisco will host the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, from 17th to 21st March, a significant event that brings thousands of developers and publishers together. It hosts talks and presentations, while also giving companies an opportunity to network with others and...

News: Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Under 2% for 3DS

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 takes place from 17th - 21st March in San Francisco, a gathering of thousands of companies and individuals to demonstrate, discuss and debate the current trends and patterns in the development industry. As is the norm, ahead of this year's event the organisers have polled "more than 2,600...

News: ZombiU Developers Talk Permadeath And Protagonists

ZombiU Developers Talk Permadeath And Protagonists

Giving new meaning to "silent protagonist"

At this year's GDC, Ubisoft Montpellier gave a post-mortem discussion on their Wii U launch title, ZombiU, discussing the genesis of the game and the unique approach they took to involving the player in the story. First shown at E3 2011 as the darkly comical Killer Freaks From Outer Space, story design...

News: Some WiiWare Developers Won't Get Paid

Some WiiWare Developers Won't Get Paid

It seems that being an independent WiiWare developer isn't all it's cracked up to be for some.

According to Gamasutra publisher and Independent Game Festival chairman Simon Carless, Nintendo has a threshold in place that determines whether or not an independent developer is paid for their game release. Carless goes on to say that this number is in the neighborhood of mid-quadruple digits for..

News: Is Game Design Art? Great Designers Say 'Not Really'

Is Game Design Art?  Great Designers Say 'Not Really'

At a GDC 2009 roundtable with renowned designers, Art seems to be a dirty word

It’s a debate that has raged for centuries: Do video games constitute art? Ok, maybe not centuries, but it seems like a while. Personally, I say ‘yeah, of course it is!’, but I’m not the creator of games that have been hailed as art by so many. At this years GDC conference, ICO creator, Fumito Ueda says of his..

News: GDC 2009: The Best Of The Rest

GDC 2009: The Best Of The Rest

A recap of all the third-party news and announcements for Nintendo consoles from this year's Global Developers' Conference.

Sotoru Iwata's keynote speech at this year's Global Devopers' Conference revealed more than a couple of exciting projects for Nintendo fans to look forward to in the coming months. It's not just the Big N who came to the party, however; third-party developers both independent..

News: Capcom Mum Regarding Virtual Console Arcade Plans

Capcom Mum Regarding Virtual Console Arcade Plans

While Capcom has now fully admitted that they knew about the Virtual Console Arcade long before the announcement was made, they've decided to remain quiet as far as what their plans are for supporting the service.

Below is a statement made by Capcom Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson regarding Capcom's thoughts on Nintendo's recent announcements..

News: Publisher Deep Silver shows the Adult fare we've been itching for

Publisher Deep Silver shows the Adult fare we've been itching for

A new Horror Thriller, Cursed Mountain (Wii) and the long missing Duke Nukem (DS) Platforming style

At this year's GDC publisher Deep Silver held a small, exclusive press screening to showcase it's upcoming titles including the new horror title Cursed Mountain (Wii) and Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS). Cursed Mountain is a Wii exclusive and a welcome one for those that've been itching for some more..

News: Nintendo's GDC '09 Keynote At-A-Glance

Nintendo's GDC '09 Keynote At-A-Glance

For those unable to keep up, an overview of the stories and announcements made during Satoru Iwata's keynote speech.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped more than a few bombshells today during his keynote speech at the Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco - some surprising, some predicted months ago, all exciting news for Nintendo fans. Here's a look at all the announcements in brief:..

News: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Earlier today at GDC 2009 Satoru Iwata announced a brand new Zelda game for the DS, Spirit Tracks.

The new The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks game that Iwata announced will utilize the intuitive touch control of Phantom Hourglass in an all new adventure that will please longtime Zelda™ fans while keeping the game accessible to all DS owners. The concept behind this Zelda game includes..

News: GDC: Super Mario Galaxy Trailer!

GDC: Super Mario Galaxy Trailer!

Nintendo release a new Super Mario Galaxy trailer at this years Game Developers Conference, Mario is back and better than ever!

Check out this new video fresh from the GDC in San Francisco, Miyamoto also announced that the game "would be available this year" lets just hope that includes an English speaking region! We've also added a handful of new screenshots released by Nintendo

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Today Nintendo-san Miyamoto shared his "Creative Vision" as he gave his Keynote speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Miymoto started off by announcing that his speech would be "a very different kind of keynote, a personal experience" and boy was he right, he even showed a bunch of his own photos using the Photo Channel on the Wii console, first off showing his very own..

News: Nintendo's GDC Line Up

Nintendo's GDC Line Up

Nintendo shows off some of its latest games at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Reggie and co have six new titles on show for the attendees. Four for Wii and two for DS, here's some information about the titles and when they expect them to be released in the US. Big Brain Academy 15 new activities challenge brains in five categories: memory, analysis, number crunching, visual..