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News: EA: Being Voted The Worst Company In America Was "A Wake Up Call"

EA: Being Voted The Worst Company In America Was "A Wake Up Call"

CEO Andrew Wilson wants to focus on "making great games"

If you're a Nintendo fan, then the chances are you probably don't think much of EA right now. Following assurances that the company would enjoy an "unprecedented relationship" with the creator of the Wii U, EA has practically abandoned Nintendo, to the point where its sales across Wii, Wii U...

News: EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

Wii not so great, either

Although EA has received much criticism for its poor support of the Wii U in recent times, it appears to make sense to the video game giant from a business perspective. EA’s decision to abandon Nintendo’s current generation home console has been validated with its most recent financial figures, which reveal that just...

News: Readers Of EDGE Consider Ocarina Of Time And Mario 64 To Be The Best Games Of The Last 20 Years

Readers Of EDGE Consider Ocarina Of Time And Mario 64 To Be The Best Games Of The Last 20 Years

GoldenEye 007 and Super Mario Galaxy also make the top 10

Long-running UK video game magazine EDGE recently turned 20, and to mark the occasion it ran a poll to see what its readers consider to be the 20 greatest games to be released since the publication's birth in 1993. Unsurprisingly for Nintendo fans, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and...

News: David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

"I just think it’s time to bring in some new blood"

Outspoken game developer David Jaffe — famous for his work on the Twisted Metal and God of War series — has suggested that Nintendo should sell itself to Disney if it wants to move forward as a company. Speaking to Hip Hop Gamer in an interview which contains some profanity — this is...

News: Michel Ancel: The Biggest Surprises Seem To Come From Nintendo

Michel Ancel: The Biggest Surprises Seem To Come From Nintendo

"Nintendo’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is innovation"

Rayman Legends creator Michel Ancel has been speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine about Nintendo's position in the industry, and has pointed out that the company's greatest strength — and weakness — is its willingness to take risks and come up with fresh ideas:...

News: Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

...although it's not known how many units were actually shifted

Trade publication MCV has revealed that the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD has caused a 685% increase in Wii U console sales in the United Kingdom — however, it's not been revealed exactly how many units that jump entails. The news backs up Nintendo's stance that games...

News: Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

"Opening the first door is when things are most interesting"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been speaking at the recent B Dash Camp Osaka 2013 about his company's outlook on business and where it sees itself in the industry, as well as making the Pokémon series a success in the west. Iwata says that Nintendo doesn't fear failure, and that...

News: Nintendo Wants Wii U To Be "The Console That Every Developer Wants To Publish On"

Nintendo Wants Wii U To Be "The Console That Every Developer Wants To Publish On"

"We have strong relationships with third parties"

The Wii U still isn't exactly where Nintendo wants it to be, with sales continuing to flag in both the West and Japan. The topic of third party support for the console has cropped up several times during 2013, but Nintendo's Scott Moffitt feels the system is in a strong position as we approach the...

News: Working With Western Developers Is All About Trust, Says Miyamoto

Working With Western Developers Is All About Trust, Says Miyamoto

"We know we can rely on them"

It's no secret that the world of games development has shifted slightly in the past few years. Japan was once the centre of the gaming universe, with companies such as Square, Konami, Capcom, Sega and of course Nintendo offering the best titles the world had to offer. While those companies are still doing sterling work,...

News: Capcom Europe To Axe More Than Half Its Workforce Due To Major Restructuring

Capcom Europe To Axe More Than Half Its Workforce Due To Major Restructuring

Forced by the "changing market conditions the industry is facing"

MCV is reporting that Capcom Europe is to cut "more than half" of its workforce in a major restructuring campaign. The move comes after a similar move in the US, and follows a disappointing year for the company which saw titles like Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil 6 and DmC: Devil May...

News: "Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

"Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

Exact number unknown

It has been confirmed that Sega of America has laid off a number of its staff. VentureBeat has reported that the number of employees affected is "small", but the exact figure is currently unknown. A spokesperson for Sega said: As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and...

News: Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach Today’s Kids" Says Apple Advocate John Gruber

Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach Today’s Kids" Says Apple Advocate John Gruber

Tech Bloggers Go To War Over Nintendo's Future

The unexpected announcement of the 2DS has led to some rather interesting opinion pieces appearing online, many of which actually defend Nintendo's move and see the cut-price console for what it truly is: an entry-level proposition that is sure to find its way under many Christmas trees this holiday...

News: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Says a handheld gaming-only device "doesn't make sense any more"

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has spoken about Nintendo's current situation and admitted that the company finds itself in a "very difficult position". Talking to the BBC at Campus Party Europe — a London-based O2 event involving thousands of developers working on various technology...

News: Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers And Developers To Support Wii U Is "Long Past"

Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers And Developers To Support Wii U Is "Long Past"

Bethesda’s Pete Hines feels Nintendo has missed the boat

The Wii U badly needs third party support — that's a fact that few people will argue about. With the Xbox One and PS4 looming on the horizon, Nintendo is doing its utmost to attract publishers and developers, but Bethesda’s Pete Hines feels that it's too little, too late. Speaking on...

News: Former EA VP Named New President of n-Space

Former EA VP Named New President of n-Space

Takes place at head of longtime developer

Dan Tudge, a former vice-president and executive producer at Electronic Arts, has ranked up in title to become President of Orlando, Fla.-based independent developer n-Space. According to GamesIndustry International, the former president of n-Space, co-founder Dan O’Leary, is now the company’s CEO...