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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..

News: Sony Senior Director Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Sony Senior Director Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Mick Hocking sees Nintendo's foray into 3D gaming as mutually beneficial

It seems to to be pretty difficult to have a bad word to say about the recently unveiled 3DS, even if you are the competition. Following from the recent praise that a Microsoft general manager gave to Nintendo's "experimentation" with 3D gaming, a Sony senior director has now echoed that encouragement. Senior group..

News: Sony Doesn't Want Failed Wii Games on Move, Thank You Very Much

Sony Doesn't Want Failed Wii Games on Move, Thank You Very Much

VP of publisher relations puts foot down

Reaction to Sony's PlayStation Move controller has been a little mixed among Nintendo fans, not to mention the response to its initial launch line-up which looks to repeat some of the Wii's success in bringing motion control to the masses. Sony aren't interested in making another Wii though, going out of its...

News: Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Predictable sounds of negativity coming from Nintendo rival

While the rest of the world is left pondering just what Nintendo can do with the freshly-announced 3DS, Sony's John Koller has wasted no time is casting aspersions on the machine's chances. "I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," said Koller, who is employed as director of hardware and marketing..

News: Sony Patents Universal Game Controller

Sony Patents Universal Game Controller

Would work with all three current home consoles - including Wii

Owners of multiple consoles can attest to the clutter and occasionally annoying battery maintenance that comes with having several different controllers kicking around the house. Televisions, stereos and DVD players can all be programmed to use one remote control, but gamers are stuck with just the one proprietary kind. Some may not..

News: Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii Development

Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii Development

PS3 Vs Wii... Fight, Fight!

Lately we’ve seen some of the big-third party publishers such as EA distancing themselves from the Wii somewhat, largely because sales just ain't what they had hoped for the platform. Could it be due to increased competition from Sony’s mighty PS3? According to SCEA vice president of publisher relations Robert Dyer in a recent interview with IndustryGamers, the PS3..