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News: Nintendo Plans To Make It Easier For Developers To Share Their Assets Between Platforms

Nintendo Plans To Make It Easier For Developers To Share Their Assets Between Platforms

Expanding developer capabilities with technology like Unity, JavaScript and HTML5

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently held a financial briefing with investors that wasn't exactly brimming with good news for the company. Iwata-san revealed that Nintendo recorded an operating loss of 5.85 billion Yen in the nine month period and spoke about a...

News: GoldenEye Creator Explains N64 Title's Role In Bringing "Real" Guns to the Virtual World

GoldenEye Creator Explains N64 Title's Role In Bringing "Real" Guns to the Virtual World

Brand names weren't licensed, which has changed in modern games.

With gun control and related violence a topical subject in the U.S. and among interested parties and spectators worldwide, the role of video games has faced its own level of scrutiny. Major publishers had a meeting with vice-President Joe Biden as part of his gun control task-force...

News: Wii U Price Cut Isn't in Nintendo's Plans

Wii U Price Cut Isn't in Nintendo's Plans

Iwata: "I would like to make this point absolutely clear"

Following the announcement of the latest financial results for Nintendo, Satoru Iwata addressed a number of issues in a subsequent briefing, some of which we've already reported. Naturally, Wii U was a major part of the presentation, with data presented by the Nintendo President that showed...

News: Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

"We feel greatly accountable for this severe outlook"

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he will step down if goals for the next fiscal year are not met. Speaking in a Corporate Management Policy Briefing, Iwata addressed the thorny issue of two consecutive years of losses and recent financial troubles: We feel greatly accountable...

News: So, How Is The Wii U Doing In The UK?

So, How Is The Wii U Doing In The UK?

Could do better?

Although those who have purchased the Wii U - us included - are perfectly happy with the system, experts and analysts want cold, hard numbers to prove how well a new piece of hardware is doing. And sadly, in the case of the Wii U, those figure are a little on the depressing side. Eurogamer has conduced its own investigation into...

Rumour: Has Junction Point Hit A Dead End?

Has Junction Point Hit A Dead End?

Troubling tales regarding Warren Spector's studio

Various reports have been circulating around the internet in the past couple of hours saying that Warren Spector's Junction Point has been suffering some problems, with the development studio being closed down by Disney. A tweet originating from Roberts Space Industries sparked the chatter, but it...

News: Pinball Games Contribute to a Revival of Real Tables

Pinball Games Contribute to a Revival of Real Tables

A new generation is getting interested

While it's often easy for veteran gamers — some of which are part of the Nintendo Life team — to bemoan the loss of some video game traditions, there are occasions where modern trends are good for those with old-fashioned sensibilities. We see old titles given new life on download platforms, for example,...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

A year to remember for Nintendo's handheld business

Media Create, the most trusted source for the weekly hardware and software charts in Japan, has released details of the top selling games in the region for the whole of 2012. As anyone who follows our regular posts on the weekly Japanese chart will know, Nintendo's been having a good time in its...

News: Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Tomm Hulett leaves Konami for pastures new

A new director has been appointed at WayForward Technologies in the form of Tomm Hulett, the former Konami producer behind Contra 4, Rocket Knight and the more recent Silent Hill games. Konami and WayForward Technologies have worked together before, with the publisher releasing Silent Hill: Book of...

News: THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

There's still some hope for Darksiders

This week saw the sad end of THQ, as the publisher sold off its assets at auction and closed its doors for the last time. SEGA, Koch Media, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft all gathered around for the sale, taking with them most of its IPs and studios. One development team that unfortunately didn't get picked up...

News: FIFA Brand Passes £1 Billion in UK Sales

FIFA Brand Passes £1 Billion in UK Sales

Mario is third, but results are only from 1996 onwards

When it comes to the UK software sales charts, FIFA is often King. While some like to pick on Nintendo's fairly regular entries from Mario, for example, FIFA is an annual affair that, from year to year, promises revolutionary improvements to shake up the series. FIFA 13 did represent a genuine...

News: Nintendo Comes Out On Top In Consumer Experience Poll

Nintendo Comes Out On Top In Consumer Experience Poll

Beating Apple, Sony and Microsoft

A recent poll has seen Nintendo top the list for best customer service, outranking Apple, Sony, Samsung and Microsoft - among others. The findings were charted by Forrester, an independent market research firm that specialises in the tech sector. 7,500 US participants in the survey were asked: “How well did they...

News: Game Over For THQ As Assets Are Purchased By Rival Publishers

Game Over For THQ As Assets Are Purchased By Rival Publishers

Sega, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft pick apart troubled company

2013 hasn't had the best of starts for veteran video game publisher THQ. After buying some time at the end of 2012, the firm slid into bankruptcy just a few days later and as the new year dawned found itself in the position of having its assets - the studios and IPs it owns, essentially...

News: Ralph Nader Targets Violent Video Games and Their Developers

Ralph Nader Targets Violent Video Games and Their Developers

Refers to "electronic child molesters"

After the shocking violence of the Sandy Hook massacre, a lot of political debate in the U.S. has focused on the implications of what happened, along with debates about existing gun laws and the potential causes of such violent behaviour. It's a complex issue with arguments about gun control and mental health...