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News: Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he has desire to return to games development. have reported on an interview between Satoru Iwata, current Nintendo President and MTV. "Recently I have gained a little bit of interest in getting more involved in game development again. However at present all my spare time is take up with preparing speeches." Remember now..

News: No Classic Rare Games On Revolution?

No Classic Rare Games On Revolution? editor reports that no Rare owned franchises will be available on Revolution's Virtual Console. editor Matt Casamassina has posted an article on his blog, saying that both Microsoft and Rare employees have confirmed to him that certain Rare-owned franchises will not be appearing on the Virtual Console. "Well, here's something interesting from the Game Developers Conference..

News: PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

Sony release new PlayStation 3 details and issue a price point, no less than 50,000 YEN. Not quite pocket change.

With most people we know focusing on Nintendo this week we really shouldn't forget about Sony and its hugely successful PlayStation series. Sony have this week announced that the PlayStation 3 will not have any region locking on its games. This is a bold - but not unexpected - move by..

News: Iwata Keynote Transcript

Iwata Keynote Transcript

Nintendo have released a transcript of Satoru Iwata's Games Developers Conference speech yesterday.

Just in case you were interested in exactly what the Nintendo president had to say, we've received a full length transcript of the keynote speech, delivered yesterday. "Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people,..

News: Iwata Delivers GDC Keynote Speech

Iwata Delivers GDC Keynote Speech

Iwata addressed his audience with his "Disrupting Development" speech at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

After an initial delay to the speech, Iwata arrived on stage to a very warm welcome, everyone in the audience hoping for some juicy Revolution details. The AV operator accidentally showed all the slides to the audience before the presentation began, early reports indicated that..

News: Miyamoto Webcast Online

Miyamoto Webcast Online

British Gaming Blog uploads a full transcript and video of this rare broadcasted interview with a living legend.

Miyamoto has been extremely busy in Europe this past week, as we earlier reported he would take part in a telecast interview with website, where gamers would be able to submit their own questions to the man behind Nintendo success. UK based British Gaming Blog yesterday made..

News: Sony Officially Delays PlayStation 3 Launch

Sony Officially Delays PlayStation 3 Launch

After all the rumours, all the hype, its true. Sony officially announce the delay of the next generation PlayStation.

Recent concerns from the Sony faithful led us to believe that the PlayStation 3 delay was merely a rumour have been squashed today as Sony games chief Ken Kutaragi, today announced the delay of the upcoming console. Sony had until recently been pledging for a Spring release of the..

News: Inside The Opera Browser

Inside The Opera Browser

Cubed3 puts the questions to the people at Opera, who recently announced its pending web browser for Nintendo DS.

Our friends over at Cubed3 have had a chance to quiz Berit Hanson, the Opera PR Manager for devices about the upcoming Opera web browser for Nintendo DS. The interview, posted today, covers a bunch of questions you might have about the software such as standards and plugin support..

News: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

Over 1 Million unique players and 27 Million connections Nintendo break into the online market.

Barely 4 months old and Nintendo's online gaming service "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection" has clocked an impressive 27,000,000 connections with over 1,000,000 unique players. Quite an achievement for such a young service. In previously years Nintendo were reluctant to move into the Online Gaming market,..

News: Download Your Games... In The Future

Download Your Games... In The Future

EA's big European boss reckons digital download distribution will replace physical media within the next 10 years.

Dr. Jens Uwe Intat of EA Europe states "within the next ten years all entertainment media will be downloaded to a device". Bold statement? actually no, it's probably about right. Speaking at the firm's European HQ in Chertsey, Dr. Intat...

News: The Best Of The Best Of

The Best Of The Best Of

Microsoft announce a new budget range selling the best of the best for as little as $9.99!

Cast your eyes back to the "Platinum" range of PlayStation titles, giving you the best games at the best prices a few years after the original release. These strategy has been adopted by the industry as a whole, all the major consoles have had "Best Of" ranges at budget prices, usually $19.99 (or £19.99 to..

News: 1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

Reggie announces that over 1,000 Development kits have been sent out to developers all over the world.

In the previously reported interview with Engadget, Reggie told us that developers around the world have been receiving an updated version of the development kit for Nintendo Revolution. This is prototype hardware the games developers can use to create and their new titles on. "Developers we..

News: DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

Nintendo claim 850,000 unique users connected to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection since launch.

Earlier this week Nintendo issued some statistics about it's Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the online service used for playing against friends over the internet. "Nintendo's Wi-Fi gaming service has seen users skyrocket, with more than 20 million connections to the service and over 850,000 unique users..

News: Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will anybody listen to Jack Thompson? We surely hope not. He wants everyone to listen though.

Jack Thompson), that guy that seems to believe video games are work of the devil has today written an open letter to U2 frontman, Bono. Why? Bono is a key investor for the "Elevation Partners" company, whom may launch an acquisition bid for Take Two, publisher for those naughty Grand Theft Auto games..

News: Iwatta's Disrupting Development

Iwatta's Disrupting Development

More details on what to expect from Iwatta at Games Developers Conference 2006.

Nintendo feed us more details on the GDC keynote speech in March. Satoru Iwata returns for the second year for keynote speech of the 2006 Game Developers Conference. "GDC, the world's largest event exclusively devoted to the art of game creation, will take place at the San Jose Convention Center Monday through Friday,..

News: Nintendo World Store Interior Design Award

Nintendo World Store Interior Design Award

Nintendo's New York store bags a couple of awards for its interior design.

Reggie will be proud, the Nintendo World Store has collected a couple of design awards, proving that Nintendo isn't just popular with us gamers. The New York store earned itself "Store of the Year" and "First Place Specialty Store over 10,000 Square Feet" at the "35th Annual Institute of Store Planners/Visual Merchandising..

News: Nintendo Of America Goto The Movies

Nintendo Of America Goto The Movies

Nintendo setup shop at the Sundance film festival, apparently trying to attract new customers.

Perhaps the Nintendo of America staff were getting abit bored, not a lot of new games to kick around the office. With this, they decided to go to the Sundance film festival which screens some of the movies we'll be watching this year. Why were Nintendo at this bash? Good question. I have no idea..

News: Golden Globes Get Golden Gameboy Goodies

Golden Globes Get Golden Gameboy Goodies

Nintendo give those elite members of Hollywood a free golden Gameboy Micro.

Movie award season is back, the Golden Globes have already come to pass. We've found out via 4colorrebellion that those lucky award presenters managed to snag themselves a free gold edition Gameboy Micro in an excessively expensive swag bag. The press release lists all the items in the goodie bag that total over $62,000..

News: Gaming Convergence

Gaming Convergence

We take a look at convergence between PCs and Consoles. Will it ever happen?

Reading up about the CES show over the weekend I noticed an article on The Register where Micheal Dell - of Dell Computers - attacked Microsoft's Xbox 360 with a wash of outrageous claims. "Dell dismissed Microsoft as a "so called high-definition gaming" player, saying that gaming consoles will never keep up..