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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...

News: Platinum's Inaba: Wonderful 101 Is So Much Fun You'll "Wear Out Your GamePad"

Platinum's Inaba: Wonderful 101 Is So Much Fun You'll "Wear Out Your GamePad"

"Actually, the Wii U GamePad is pretty sturdy, so you probably won’t"

Yesterday, we reported that Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya had taken to Twitter to indicate that The Wonderful 101 wasn't a game that would take that long to complete. "If u hate to finish a game the next day u buy it, u better not play TW101," he said. "I focus on how it is fun,...

News: Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez Urges Twitter Users To Pester Studio Pixel For 3DS Gero Blaster

Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez Urges Twitter Users To Pester Studio Pixel For 3DS Gero Blaster

We can get behind that

Earlier this month, we reported on Studio Pixel's next game, Gero Blaster. The Cave Story developer's new outing is a 2D side-scrolling action title which places you in the role of a trigger-happy frog. It's being pitched for release on iOS, but around the time of the announcement Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez twee

News: Shaun Of The Dead Star Seems Pleased With ZombiU Homage

Shaun Of The Dead Star Seems Pleased With ZombiU Homage

You've got red on you

We've all heard of life imitating art, but what about art imitating art? That's exactly what has happened with ZombiU, as it gives the player a cricket bat as their only melee option — a loving nod to the seminal 2004 British horror comedy Shaun of the Dead. In case you haven't seen it, the film focuses on one man's quest...

News: Zen Pinball 2 Release Date Arriving "Any Day Now"

Zen Pinball 2 Release Date Arriving "Any Day Now"

Don't panic, it's still coming

Zen Pinball 2 developer Zen Studios has taken steps to assure fans that the Wii U version of the game is still on course for release. Originally expected back in December, the launch slipped to January - but there's still no sign of the game as yet. We know what you're thinking - delays of this kind can only mean one...

Competition: Win escapeVektor: Chapter One [EU, NA and AUS]

Win escapeVektor: Chapter One [EU, NA and AUS]

15 copies to give away

We know you love great games, and we know you love competitions, but we bet you love both of them together even more. We've teamed up with Nnooo to give away 15 copies of WiiWare gem escapeVektor: Chapter 1 to readers around the world. We have five copies for North America, five for Europe and five for Australia and New Zealand. Can't say fairer than that, can we? To enter,..