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Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo

Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...

News: Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Seems To Quite Like The PS4

Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Seems To Quite Like The PS4

Isn't it nice when everyone gets along?

Masahiro Sakurai may be famous for working on Nintendo hardware, but that doesn't mean he can't say nice things about the company's rivals. Speaking in his regular column in Japanese magazine Famitsu, the Smash Bros. director heaped praise on the Sony PlayStation 4, describing it as "good-looking" and capable...

News: Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Fergal Gara speaks out

Not everything is as peachy as it could be in the world of Nintendo right now; the company has posted a quarterly loss and has reduced its sales projections for both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. The firm's massive war chest of cash — around $8.6 billion — means that it's not exactly on the ropes just yet, but things could...

News: Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Actually Has Two Wii U Systems

Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Actually Has Two Wii U Systems

"The latest Mario game is really good, too"

There's pandemonium on the streets, cats and dogs are living together, self-professed hardcore gamers are playing pet sims, and Mario's main power-up is now an AK47. The gaming world has lost its senses, there's no going back. Well, not really, it's just that Sony's President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei...

Rumour: Sony Running Campaign To Push Potential Wii U Buyers Towards PS4 And Vita

Sony Running Campaign To Push Potential Wii U Buyers Towards PS4 And Vita

Sneaky business afoot in Germany?

The Wii U is unique in that it offers the second screen experience right out of the box — with rival consoles attempting to leverage smartphone and tablet applications to create the same kind of gameplay, Nintendo has an advantage in that users don't have to own additional hardware to achieve the same result...

News: Sony's Indie Maestro Has Respect And "Deep Love" For Nintendo

Sony's Indie Maestro Has Respect And "Deep Love" For Nintendo

Isn't it better when everybody gets along?

Like so many industries, video gaming inspires some rather competitive behaviour at times. We often see top-ranking executives partaking in very public spats in a misguided attempt to make their respective brand look better than its rivals. However, there are a lot of people in the industry which have an...

News: There Sure Are A Lot Of Nintendo References In PSN Title Guacamelee

There Sure Are A Lot Of Nintendo References In PSN Title Guacamelee

Sony title is bursting with love for Ninty

Given the remit of this site, we try to avoid featuring games which are exclusive to rival consoles, but in the case of PlayStation Network release Guacamelee!, we're happy to make an exception. This Metroidvania-style action platformer is currently avaialble for the PS3 and PS Vita, and comes absolutely...

News: Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 Announcement

Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 Announcement

"Oh, Yay, Another Mario Game."

U mad bro? This week, Sony is expected to unveil its next home console, which may (or may not) be called the PlayStation 4, but is currently being referred to by many sites by its codename, Orbis. Not wanting to miss the chance to have a cheap dig at one of its rivals, Sony has taken out online adverts like the one...

News: Sony: Wii U Offering "Something That Vita and PS3 can do Quite Easily"

Sony: Wii U Offering  "Something That Vita and PS3 can do Quite Easily"

Ding Ding, FIGHT!

What do you get when a Nintendo system's big selling point is innovative dual screen play — with a GamePad featuring its own screen — and a competitor's handheld and home console systems also offer various dual-screen connectivity options? You get a lot of corporate boasting and big talk, that's what, and the Nintendo vs Sony...

News: Sony President Thinks 3DS is Just an Updated DS

Sony President Thinks 3DS is Just an Updated DS

Aside from the 3D, same old same old, apparently

It seems Sony executives still don't appear too wowed by Nintendo's 3DS, despite both sides acknowledging that different demographics are being targeted by each company's handheld system. Is this a lack of sportsmanship, or a genuine lack of excitement? Sony Computer Entertainment president Shuhei...

News: Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Don't get him started on the issue of self-respect

Some Sony executives have positive things to say about the company's rivals, and some don't. Sony president and CEO Jack Tretton is without doubt a person that falls into the latter category. Speaking to Fortune, Tretton refers to Nintendo's handheld offerings as the "Game Boy experience",...

News: Sony: Please Be Nice to 3D Glasses, Nintendo

Sony: Please Be Nice to 3D Glasses, Nintendo

SCE exec would like to see the two companies promote 3D together

President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is happy that Nintendo has joined Sony aboard the 3D train with its reveal of the 3DS handheld. But during an interview with IGN, he expressed his disappointment with Nintendo's narrow put-downs of 3D glasses, which are a keystone of Sony's approach to the new tech. I have hope..

News: Sony President Not Impressed With 3D Handhelds Sans Glasses

Sony President Not Impressed With 3D Handhelds Sans Glasses

Cover the 3DS's ears

Nintendo and Sony are two companies at the forefront of 3D gaming, with the former tackling the handheld market, and the latter focusing on the home console demographic. With 3D televisions already under Sony's belt, it's understandable that it wants to focus on hardware that will compliment its new sets. Kaz Hirai, President at Sony Computer Entertainment, has recently shared..