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News: Creator of The Sims, Will Wright, Shares His Admiration for Shigeru Miyamoto

Creator of The Sims, Will Wright, Shares His Admiration for Shigeru Miyamoto

Next project will aim to "intersect your reality"

Will Wright is a well known and highly respected figure in the video game industry, credited as the creator of The Sims, while many will also be familiar with his work on the early SimCity games; he also co-founded that series' development studio, Maxis. Appearing at the Game Horizon conference in...

Feature: Nintendo's Financial Revelations and Hardware Strategies

Nintendo's Financial Revelations and Hardware Strategies

3DS leads as Wii U goes slow and steady

Around this time every year Nintendo reports its financial results for the previous 12 months, and in by-gone days they could be summarised very easily — "we're rolling in cash like money hogs, victory lattes for everyone". Recently it's not been quite that simple, with the decline starting with the...

News: Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

Red Faction, MX and Homeworld also find new homes

Yesterday we reported that THQ had sold off most of its remaining assets to other parties, however it was not clear which ones had been picked up and which had fallen by the wayside. New information has come through today and we're very happy to inform you that the Darksiders franchise was salvaged...

News: THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

Has Vigil Games found a home?

Back in January THQ sold off the majority of its assets resulting in most of its IPs being given new homes. Studios such as Volition, the developer behind the Saints Row franchise, were quickly snapped up, however, some failed to secure a deal such as Vigil Games, the team behind the Darksiders series. The remaining...

News: NPD Results Show Success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

NPD Results Show Success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Ominous silence so far on Wii U figures

It's that time again — though it seems slightly later than normal — with the NPD figures emerging to show overall games industry sales for March in the U.S. As often happens, Nintendo jumped ahead of the game earlier this week to tell us some impressive sales figures for the 3DS eShop and its software, but...

News: Nintendo of America Announces Impressive Download Figures and Sales for 3DS

Nintendo of America Announces Impressive Download Figures and Sales for 3DS

Online connection rate for the system is 67%

Alongside today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Nintendo of America has been speaking to members of the press about the handheld's recent successes, and we've been fortunate enough to be on hand for the details. Some facts and figures for the 3DS in the region have been revealed by Scott Moffitt, and they...

News: Japanese Games Market Makes Long Due Return to Growth

Japanese Games Market Makes Long Due Return to Growth

5% boost in hardware offsets drop in software sales

Quite often we share the latest weeks' Japanese sales charts with you, to highlight how a new release is performing and to track hardware sales in Nintendo's homeland. A trend that's been consistent for well over a year has been 3DS dominance, with some occasions where the combined sales of the...

News: Warren Spector: "Consoles Are Going to be Up Against Some Stiff Competition" in the Home Entertainment Space

Warren Spector: "Consoles Are Going to be Up Against Some Stiff Competition" in the Home Entertainment Space

Proud to have brought Oswald into the fold

Warren Spector is a well known name in the games industry, with his legacy of titles such as the original Deus Ex assuring his place as development royalty. In more recent years he founded the studio Junction Point, which was acquired by Disney (after an initial offer was turned down) and the team went on...

Talking Point: Warren Spector Asks, Where Are Gaming's Grown-Ups?

Warren Spector Asks, Where Are Gaming's Grown-Ups?

Questions for a young industry

As a Nintendo website, we often treasure and talk the most about games that are based in fantastical and, often, family friendly lands — an Italian plumber running and jumping, miniature creatures assisting a stranded rocket man, an adventure played out by LEGO characters and so on. Occasionally we get edgy and...

News: UK Retailer GAME to Sell Tablet Devices

UK Retailer GAME to Sell Tablet Devices

It's on like [insert trademarked reference here]

Not so long ago there were disgruntled retailers in the UK voicing — through a spokesperson or anonymous insider — disgruntlement at the Wii U's sales performance so far and the strategy coming out of Nintendo. For its part, Nintendo has been meeting retailers to offer reassurance and outline...

News: Square Enix CEO Resigns Ahead of Financial Losses

Square Enix CEO Resigns Ahead of Financial Losses

Major restructuring is planned

With the financial year closing in the coming week, Square Enix has stated that it anticipates an "extraordinary loss" as it puts into effect major restructuring of the company. With disappointing sales of console titles and the costs of making sweeping organisational changes, the company anticipates reporting a loss...

News: Dan Adelman: Nintendo Aims to Make eShop Publishing "as Frictionless as Possible"

Dan Adelman: Nintendo Aims to Make eShop Publishing "as Frictionless as Possible"

Admires indie scene's "willingness to try out new ideas"

This is an important week for game developers of all sizes, as the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) gets underway in San Francisco. Nintendo will naturally have important members of the team on the scene, taking the opportunity to weigh up trends, discussion points and, most importantly, meet...

News: Nintendo UK Promises to Meet Retailers, Share Wii U Strategy and Boost the System

Nintendo UK Promises to Meet Retailers, Share Wii U Strategy and Boost the System

"We look forward to updating – and exciting – our partners"

It's common knowledge that Wii U sales have lost momentum, worldwide, in the early months of 2013. After a promising set of launch figures, NPD results for North America in January and February have been low, Japanese sales are currently only beating Wii and Xbox 360 (which sells poorly...

Reaction: Doom and Gloom Merchants on Wii U Being Nintendo's Last Home Console

Doom and Gloom Merchants on Wii U Being Nintendo's Last Home Console

We discuss the casual dismissal of Wii U in some quarters

In a regular series of features, we're going to take a rather strong statement or opinion expressed about Nintendo, and give our own take. These opinions aren't those of the site as a whole, but rather of a collection of your humble Nintendo Life writers. This time around we're looking at a...