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News: Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Via Twitter

Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Via Twitter

"Thanks for paving the way"

As we reported yesterday, the NES is now 30 years old. Nintendo's 8-bit console is arguably one of the most important video game hardware releases of all time, as it laid down the third party software licensing framework that still exists today and resorted consumer faith in a console market which had been all but...

News: HAL Laboratory Finally Joins Twitter

HAL Laboratory Finally Joins Twitter

Work on those Japanese lessons

Nintendo and its closest partners have gradually become more accustomed to the busy world of social media. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and various others have been picked up by Nintendo in various regions, and are often used to reveal release dates, special editions and all manner of announcements. HAL...

News: Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"Essentially it was an 'I hear you' message"

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event has generated plenty of discussion, not all of it positive. There's been an incredibly downbeat response to the broadcast, with many fans complaining that Nintendo isn't giving them what they want. Things appeared to be so bad that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

News: Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

A gaming legend finally speaks

Rare co-founders the Stamper brothers have always been famously reclusive when it comes to interviews - they've given very few over the past couple of decades and since selling Rare to Microsoft have drifted from the public eye altogether. However, Tim Stamper appears to be moving back towards the games industry. Last...

News: Bill Trinen Appears To Have Left Nintendo Of America - Or Has He?

Bill Trinen Appears To Have Left Nintendo Of America - Or Has He?

UPDATE: It was all a joke! Arf!

Update: This bizarre bit of trolling from Bill Trinen makes sense in light of the E3 reveals - check out all the details of Nintendo's E3 plans here. Original Article: News has just broken that Bill Trinen - one of video gaming's most recognisable faces and the man so often seen at Shigeru Miyamoto's side - has...

News: Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Might As Well Ask For Zelda Or Mario, Jokes Kamiya

Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Might As Well Ask For Zelda Or Mario, Jokes Kamiya

"If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen"

As has been mentioned several times in the past, Bayonetta 2 simply wouldn't exist if it weren't for Nintendo. The sequel was started with Sega's support, but when that company pulled out, the project almost collapsed before Nintendo stepped in. Despite this knowledge, lots of Sony and...

Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

“If you go to Fukushima you can buy peaches like this"

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi who has appeared on a number of Japanese variety shows and commercials, recently came under fire on Twitter when he showed his support of Fukushima peaches to over 600,000 followers. Prior to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the prefecture was known for...

News: Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

"Kinda breaks the magic"

In these days of rapid fire communication via social media, it's not uncommon for somebody to hastily post something to the world and get themselves into trouble. More often than not these gaffs are made by individuals, not those working on social media teams for multinational video game publishers such as Ubisoft. At 12:17...

News: Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

He'll never have a potassium deficiency

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has had to take it easy lately after a recent surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct. Twitter users have been taking to the feeds to wish the Nintendo head the best as he recovers but, as this is Twitter, they've been doing so by honoring Iwata's iconic, fruit-based pose...

News: Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Setting social media alight

It's fair to say that Nintendo had a pretty successful E3, winning over gamers with its Digital Event, Treehouse sessions and a raft of exciting announcements. As if to illustrate this fact, social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon has released stats which show just how much chatter Nintendo generated...

News: EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

The person in charge of the Frostbite Engine Twitter could be in trouble

Yesterday was April Fools Day, that one day of the year when media outlets are allowed to let their imaginations run riot and create some truly outlandish — and totally fictional — news stories. You'll no doubt have seen our Nintendo VR prank, and — to save you the...

Feature: Baby Mario's Global Adventure Through Twitter

Baby Mario's Global Adventure Through Twitter

More social networking hijinks from Nintendo

During February Cranky Kong took over Nintendo of America's Twitter account for a day in order to promote Wii U release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Nintendo had made much of the character's inclusion in the game, even officially revealing him at the VGX Awards, and took the opportunity to have a...

News: Cliff Bleszinski Seems Pretty Pleased With Nintendo's Willingness To Put Fun First

Cliff Bleszinski Seems Pretty Pleased With Nintendo's Willingness To Put Fun First

More positive words from the former Epic man

Not so long ago we reported that Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinski had some very kind words to say about Super Mario 3D World, but the former Epic Games staffer has more positive things to say about Nintendo. He has taken to Twitter to praise the Japanese company's business approach at a time when other...

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: Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Claims He Doesn't Own A Wii U

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Claims He Doesn't Own A Wii U

Also takes to Twitter to confirm The Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya is the kind of guy who probably shouldn't be allowed a Twitter account. He's made some pretty strong statements in the past and seems to delight in winding up people who send him inane comments on the popular social network site, often forcing fellow Platinum...

News: Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Gives Smash Bros. Fans Both Barrels

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Gives Smash Bros. Fans Both Barrels

Famous designer lets it all out in foul-mouthed Twitter rant

Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya is renowned for his classic contributions to the world of video gaming, but one thing he doesn't seem to be famous for is his patience. He regularly indulges in rants via his Twitter account, and following numerous requests from Super Smash Bros. fans...

News: Alarm Raised After Tekken Producer Goes AWOL, Doesn't Turn Up For Work

Alarm Raised After Tekken Producer Goes AWOL, Doesn't Turn Up For Work

Something to worry about, or publicity stunt?

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has been working on the franchise for almost two decades, and is one of the most recognisable faces within the walls of Namco Bandai. However, it has been reported by his co-workers that Harada-san hasn't been turning up at work lately — prompting a rather worrying...