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News: Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Voldi Way returns for 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends

We reported on this excellent event last year, and wouldn't you believe the 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends at Westwood College in Anaheim, CA is almost upon us — which makes this a ripe time to bring it to your attention once again. The event will take place on Saturday,...

News: LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

Frontier opens Canadian studio thanks to tax breaks

Frontier Developments — the team behind the WiiWare smash LostWinds and its sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias — has opened its first studio outside of the UK, taking advantage of tax breaks to set up shop in Canada. The new office will be based in Nova Scotia, and will house around 20...

News: Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tri-Force?

It's nice to want things. For example, I'm sure many people reading this would love to have a Wii U console sitting under their TV set right now. Or perhaps a brand-new Ferrari on the driveway. Heck, why not wish for your own personal tropical island paradise while you're at it? Go crazy. It's tempting to surmise that Tekken producer...

News: Wii Music Returns to UK All-Format Top 40

Wii Music Returns to UK All-Format Top 40

Yes, really

After last week's excitement with 3DS XL arriving, and seeing some inevitable bumps in software sales, it's time to survey the scene and see whether the new handheld has brought a sustained boost to Nintendo's UK sales. The answer? Just about. In terms of Nintendo exclusive titles, there are an encouraging five within the top 20 this...

News: Mobile Publisher Believes Nintendo Ecosystem May 'Fall Apart'

Mobile Publisher Believes Nintendo Ecosystem May 'Fall Apart'

Here we go again

One of the continuing debates that surrounds 3DS at the moment is whether it can truly succeed against the onslaught of mobile gaming, with cheap and free-to-play titles available. Various mobile developers have questioned Nintendo's handheld prospects in recent months as a result, and the latest to hop on board is Neil Young, CEO...

News: Nintendo Wins Judgement in Wii Patent Lawsuit

Nintendo Wins Judgement in Wii Patent Lawsuit

Talking 'bout a revolution

Nintendo has confirmed that it's seen off yet another patent lawsuit in the U.S., with this one perhaps being the most significant victory so far. A company called Copper Innovations Group, LLC had claimed that both Wii and its controllers had infringed one of its patents, but a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the case...

Reaction: Age Ratings and Video Games

Age Ratings and Video Games

PEGI takes over and makes under-age selling illegal

It may come as a surprise to those who assumed it was the case, but until 30th July there was no unified, legally binding age rating system for video games in the UK. Unlike so many other products available to buy, the guidelines and ratings in place did not automatically lead to prosecution for...

News: JAY Z Named As Executive Producer of NBA 2K13

JAY Z Named As Executive Producer of NBA 2K13

Oh, he's gonna run this game

If you want to gain some street credibility for your new game, maybe the way to go is to hire a multi-million selling hip-hop star as executive producer: yep, that might do it. It's been confirmed that executive producer of upcoming Wii and Wii U title NBA 2K13 will be rap royalty JAY Z, who's had almost as many hits as...

News: Capcom Hopes to Expand Fighting Game Audience

Capcom Hopes to Expand Fighting Game Audience

Training the next generation

The fighting genre has always been one of the harshest tests of gaming prowess; bruising tests of hand-to-eye co-ordination and memory as you try to remember all those combos and special moves. Just as that's appealing to the initiated, however, the necessary dedication can be a barrier to entry for newcomers. Capcom is...

News: 3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

Outsells 3DS 'by a factor of just over 2:1'

3DS XL arrived on Saturday in Europe and Japan, with some retailers in the UK having permission to hand out pre-orders the day before. As we reported yesterday, the latest UK charts showed a bump in some software sales, even if the new titles launched alongside the system failed to break into the top 40...

News: E3 Confirmed for Los Angeles Until 2015

E3 Confirmed for Los Angeles Until 2015

E3 2013 scheduled for 11-13 June

After E3 2012, rumours began to circulate that the gaming event of the year would change venue and relocate to Las Vegas. For those unaware, a big part of the L.A. Convention Centre will be involved in a major building project as it's constructed into the new Farmer's Field stadium. Some wondered whether the...

News: Mario Kicked Out by FIFA as UK's Top Seller Since 1996

Mario Kicked Out by FIFA as UK's Top Seller Since 1996

Former rival Sonic slows down in 6th

If you read our earlier news about Mario & Sonic coming 3rd in today's UK charts, then you may have spotted the little fact about the Pokémon franchise being the 10th biggest seller in the UK over the last 15 years. Eurogamer.net has now been provided with the full top ten by GfK Chart-Track (copyright...

News: GameStop Exploring Possibility of Second-Hand Digital Sales

GameStop Exploring Possibility of Second-Hand Digital Sales

This could affect us, Nintendo fans!

As you can tell from our tagline, it's with a sense of genuine delight that we can bring you news about potential industry changes with retail download software, and actually have an interest in the outcome. After so long lagging behind Sony, Microsoft and PC platforms in terms of full retail downloads, Nintendo...

News: Michael Pachter Doubts 3DS XL's Powers of Revival

Michael Pachter Doubts 3DS XL's Powers of Revival

Put away those pitchforks

It's been an interesting week in the world of Nintendo and, in particular, its handhelds. First up we had Bing Gordon, a man with decades of experience in the video game industry at the highest level, sharing the view that Nintendo's on track to primarily focus on software. He even went so far as to say that "the handheld...

News: Nintendo Financial Results: Console and Software Sales

Nintendo Financial Results: Console and Software Sales

How are they all doing?

Earlier on today we brought you the headline news that Nintendo reported a financial loss for the first quarter, which was very much expected. Despite some pre-results whispers, Nintendo didn't adjust its projections for returning a profit this financial year, showing a degree of confidence in the process. The financial...

News: 3DS Retail Codes Being Sold Through Online Retailers

3DS Retail Codes Being Sold Through Online Retailers

Codes only, no download card

While most of us wait until mid-August to see the Nintendo retail download machine kick into action, it's already up and running in Japan ahead of the arrival of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Demon Training this weekend. It's now emerged, courtesy of Andriasang, that as well as download cards available from stores, online...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Digital Pricing

Nintendo's Digital Pricing

Is it persuasive enough?

This week we’ve been given a glimpse of Nintendo’s plans for retail download pricing and incentives, both for Japan and North America. It all begins with New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Demon Training in Japan on 28th July, with North America and Europe joining in with Mario’s title on 19th and 17th August respectively...