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News: Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

If you haven't ordered one, cross those fingers

Last week we produced a Wii U pre-order guide, as a starting point for those interested in securing the new system before launch. Unfortunately, if you've been hesitating for too long it looks like you may miss out, with online orders at least. The story that GameStop was sold out of Deluxe bundles...

News: Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Treyarch designer due to talk about forthcoming FPS epic

Just in case you weren't excited enough about the impending release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, UK site Eurogamer has confirmed that Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar will be holding a developer session at this year's Eurogamer Expo. The session will take place at...

News: Reggie: $299 Is Strong Value, And Is Going To Be For a Long Time

Reggie: $299 Is Strong Value, And Is Going To Be For a Long Time

Nintendo of America's president talks Wii U pricing and the impact of the 3DS cut

Unless you're living under a rock, you'll know that yesterday Nintendo confirmed the global pricing for its new Wii U console. In North America, the Basic set will retail for $299.99 and the Deluxe for $349.99. Speaking to GI.biz, Reggie Fils-Aime outlined his...

News: Rodney Greenblat: Nintendo Works on Creativity and Originality in Games "24/7"

Rodney Greenblat: Nintendo Works on Creativity and Originality in Games "24/7"

"Playstation and XBox have little incentive to do that"

Rodney Greenblat is a name likely to be familiar to Sony gaming enthusiasts, as he was the designer and artistic creator for PaRappa the Rapper on PS1, as well as the sequel on PS2. Even those who've staunchly stuck with Nintendo all of these years have probably encountered these rhythm games...

News: Resident Evil Director Wants To Make a Monster Hunter Flick

Resident Evil Director Wants To Make a Monster Hunter Flick

Run to the hills

Despite the sheer volume of duds and the critical mauling they invariably receive, Hollywood still seems obsessed with tapping into video game culture and creating movies based on well-known gaming franchises. The failures of Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Dead or Alive and Alone in the Dark have done nothing is dampen the...

News: Staff Reshuffle At Nintendo Of Europe

Staff Reshuffle At Nintendo Of Europe

Digby out, Mathers in

Nintendo of Europe has announced two big staff changes, with Nintendo UK's Lewis Digby leaving to join French mobile game company Gameloft and ex-journalist Martin Mathers hopping on as Online Editor. Digby joined Nintendo as a PR manager four and a half years ago. He had this to say about the move: I’ve had the most...

Interview: Endgame Studios and the Long Road to Fractured Soul

Endgame Studios and the Long Road to Fractured Soul

An eight year journey ends on eShop

Recently, Australian developer Endgame Studios announced that it was self publishing Fractured Soul on the 3DS eShop, a title that has been eight years in the making. The action takes place over two screens at the same time with platforming, run and gun and shmup sections featuring throughout; it'll be released...

News: August NPD Results Are Good Reading for Nintendo

August NPD Results Are Good Reading for Nintendo

Mario and 3DS XL boost figures

As part of a monthly routine that is so vitally important for developers, publishers and the big three console manufactures, U.S. market research firm NPD has released its latest software sales figures for the region, covering 29th July to 25th August. While the news for the industry as a whole is grim reading, a...

News: 20 Extra Mutant Mudds Levels on The Way to eShop For Free

20 Extra Mutant Mudds Levels on The Way to eShop For Free

Oh, and Renegade Kid is now an approved Wii U developer

Mutant Mudds, a stylish retro platformer from Renegade Kid, is one of the top titles on the 3DS eShop. It's got plenty of content for those with the skills and patience, but some of you may know that the PC version has an extra 20 'Grannie' levels, which are particularly challenging stages that...

News: Bethesda Yet to Decide on Support for Wii U

Bethesda Yet to Decide on Support for Wii U

Clearly not in a hurry

Bethesda Game Studios is a big deal in the video game industry; the company is behind major titles such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which it developed, and it handled publication of Fallout: New Vegas. Both are epic, open-world titles with enough content to devour dozens of hours, yet if your gaming has been restricted to...

News: Rhythm Thief Joins Layton in Jump to iOS

Rhythm Thief Joins Layton in Jump to iOS

Sneaky dancer

Yesterday we brought you the news that a new Professor Layton title is heading to iOS and Android, so it only seems appropriate that we report on another DS/3DS title that's making the leap to smartphones and tablets. An iOS release of Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, or Rhythm Kaitou R as it's known in Japan, is listed on...

News: New Professor Layton Title Confirmed for iOS and Android

New Professor Layton Title Confirmed for iOS and Android

Taking investigations beyond Nintendo

The Professor Layton series has become rather popular on Nintendo DS and 3DS, with the first of the latest handheld's entries arriving outside of Japan in late October. It's much-loved in Japan, especially, with manga, novels and a movie — Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva — all being released, the...

News: Capcom: The Next Gen Doesn't Start With Wii U

Capcom: The Next Gen Doesn't Start With Wii U

"Time is required before the next generation console cycle begins in earnest"

Capcom has released its annual report, in which it outlines the current state of its business and its predictions and aims for the future. The company has stated that it wishes to move away from the current development model - which involves big budget games with long...

News: Future Publishing Shutters Nintendo Gamer Magazine

Future Publishing Shutters Nintendo Gamer Magazine

UK closure follows cancellation of Nintendo Power in North America

Future Publishing has confirmed that long-running independent magazine Nintendo Gamer is to close. The UK-based magazine, which had a circulation of just under 8,000 readers, can trace its history back to the SNES era, when it launched as Super Play - a publication which we hold...

Talking Point: The Rules for Violence in Video Games

The Rules for Violence in Video Games

Are there rules?

Just yesterday we reported that Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D arrives in the North American eShop this week, an arcade shooter where the targets are assorted wildlife from the plains of the African continent. We also wrote the following: While your opinions on the merits of game hunting in Africa undoubtedly vary, we're slightly...

News: Randy Pitchford Isn't All That Into Motion Controls

Randy Pitchford Isn't All That Into Motion Controls

...despite his studio doing the Wii version of Samba de Amigo

Gearbox head guy Randy Pitchford has spoken to Gamasutra about the future of the gaming hardware industry, and has revealed that he's not all that bothered about motion control 'gimmicks': Different people make different stabs. Some of these stabs folks make become standards. Most of...