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News: HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

Nintendo opened legal proceedings earlier this month

On 7th August Nintendo announced that it was opening legal proceedings against HackYourConsole.com, a subject that unsurprisingly caused plenty of debate and disagreement within the Nintendo Life community. The site had sold R4 cards and offered mods to Nintendo hardware for a good amount of time,...

News: Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Cologne confirmed as the location for 2014

In the past couple of weeks there's been plenty going on in Cologne, Germany, with GDC (Game Developers Conference) and Gamescom attracting industry professionals and fans from around the world. Both events hit new heights in terms of attendances, too, leading the organisers to declare the same host city...

News: n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

"There's just very low demand right now"

In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, CEO of developing company n-Space, Dan O'Leary, announced that the company has no titles in development for Nintendo consoles for the first time in "probably 10 years". The company has earned a reputation as a specialist in the handheld market in particular, but work...

News: Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Looking forward despite parent company problems

It's been a tough summer for Atlus, as it's had to absorb its share of pressure over its parent company's financial difficulties. As we've reported previously, Atlus' owner Index has begun the process of selling its operations following its slide into an equivalent of bankruptcy; rumoured potential...

News: Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Still room for improvement

In recent months, whenever Nintendo's financial figures and sales have been making the news, a common thread has been an emphasis on the continuing growth of the company's digital revenues. What began with encouraging but flawed platforms on the Wii and DSi has progressed to more rounded, impressive offerings with the...

News: SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...

News: Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

3DS sales, new games thought to fuel rise

The stock market can be a fickle creature, rising and falling on investors’ whims, but for today at least Nintendo has a high mark to celebrate. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo jumped four percent in Tokyo trading to close the day at 14,050 yen, the highest closing price since July 2011. Speculators are...

News: European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

Smartphones and tablets are the biggest priorities

In just over a month Cologne, Germany will host Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC) — 19th to 21st August — before Gamescom kicks off shortly afterwards from 21st to 25th August. After being a no-show at the latter event last year Nintendo has confirmed its attendance this time around,...

News: Level-5 Wants To Make Another Professor Layton Title

Level-5 Wants To Make Another Professor Layton Title

The series may not be over just yet

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies is the last game in the prequel trilogy and is heading to European shores this year, while North Americans will get their puzzle fix in 2014. It's been out in Japan since February and is largely seen as the last ever Professor Layton title, although that may not necessarily...

News: Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo Fans May End Up Buying A Second Console

Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo Fans May End Up Buying A Second Console

If Ubisoft drops support "you can stick a fork in Wii U"

Nintendo is currently struggling to gain third party support for Wii U, due to the console's relatively low install base. Electronic Arts is the most high profile publisher to announce it is pulling support and at this moment in time has no games in the works for Wii U. In order to rectify...

News: Reggie: Publishers Should Create Great Games To Stem The Impact Of Used Game Sales

Reggie: Publishers Should Create Great Games To Stem The Impact Of Used Game Sales

"The replayability of our content is super strong"

One of the biggest talking points at E3 this year has been used games and how publishers and developers are trying to stop them from putting a dent in their profits. Of course, when buying a used game all of the proceeds are given to the retailer. Several strategies have been conjured up over the...