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Talking Point: Nintendo's Focus on the 3DS eShop

Nintendo's Focus on the 3DS eShop

Gaming on a budget

This week’s European Nintendo Direct prompted the usual range of predictions before the event, ranging from optimistic but unlikely hopes to pessimism and predictability. What Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata gave us, surprisingly, was a broadcast heavy with eShop exclusives, some new and surprising and others with...

News: Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

UK PR director bullish about 3DS' forthcoming Christmas war against mobile

Nintendo UK's marketing and PR director Shelly Pearce has spoken to MCV about the upcoming war for wallets this Christmas, and has stated that the company is confident that its 'true' gaming systems will hold their own against devices like smartphones and tablets. When asked...

News: Wii U eShop "More Open, Social and Indie-Friendly" Than Wii

Wii U eShop "More Open, Social and Indie-Friendly" Than Wii

We should hope so, too

Although we don't yet know much about Wii U eShop, we're continuing to hear good things about it from some developers with an inside perspective. The latest to step forward is Broken Rules, which is bringing Chasing Aurora to the new system this November. When it comes to giving a comparison with the download service on Wii,...

Feature: Lessons From a Gaming Expo

Lessons From a Gaming Expo

A rite of passage

For many gamers, this hobby of ours is about more than just buying and playing games, but also about hitting up expos, which are havens of gaming and related shenanigans. We’ve spent the past few days soaking up the sights and sounds at the Eurogamer Expo in London, and we’ve had some important gaming life lessons reaffirmed in...

News: GAME: UK Pre-Orders Are "Exceeding Expectations"

GAME: UK Pre-Orders Are "Exceeding Expectations"

Premium systems in demand

With Wii U's arrival just two months away, or slightly less if you're fortunate enough to be in North America, there's plenty of focus on whether the system is going to sell well and generate buzz at launch. There's little doubt that Nintendo's succeeded in North America with most retailers, notably GameStop, closing Wii U...

News: Ex-Rare Developers Join Forces To Create A Spiritual Successor To Banjo-Tooie

Ex-Rare Developers Join Forces To Create A Spiritual Successor To Banjo-Tooie

All hope is not lost

Nothing puts a frown on a Nintendo fan's face like mentioning Rare. The company that once brought Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, Banjo Kazooie and GoldenEye 007 are currently working on the Kinect Sports series for Microsoft. While most gamers have given up on seeing a new "proper" Banjo Kazooie sequel from Rare, a new glimmer of...

News: Platinum Love The 3DS, But Are Too Busy To Work On It Right Now

Platinum Love The 3DS, But Are Too Busy To Work On It Right Now

A case of "what if"

Platinum Games executive director Atsushi Inaba has expressed his admiration for Nintendo's 3DS console in a recent interview with The Verge, but has also added that the company has too many ongoing projects to fund development for a 3DS game at present. He said: We are very interested in the Nintendo 3DS as a platform. I view...

News: Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Wii U Basic Bundle and two games available for $419

While stores left, right and centre are running out of pre-orders for the Wii U, it's since turned out that Toys R Us is now accepting them again. There's a caveat, of course - they're fresh out of Wii U Premium Models, and are bundling the Basic 8 GB model with copies of Scribblenauts: Unlimited...

News: GameStop Closes Wii U Pre-Orders in the U.S.

GameStop Closes Wii U Pre-Orders in the U.S.

Waiting lists opened

While pre-orders are still very much available, at the time of writing, around Europe and elsewhere, it seems that demand for Wii U in the U.S. is hitting some impressive heights. We previously reported that Wii U pre-orders were selling out in the U.S., in terms of online purchases, but it's now being reported by softpedia.com...

Interview: Unity - Licensing Deal Means A New Era For Indies On Nintendo Systems

Unity - Licensing Deal Means A New Era For Indies On Nintendo Systems

We speak exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson about the new agreement with Nintendo

Nintendo recently signed a worldwide license agreement with Unity Technologies to bring its multi-platform engine and development tools to the Wii U. To get a better idea of what benefits this deal will bring, we spoke exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson, who is...

News: Rodea the Sky Soldier Still Has No Release Plans

Rodea the Sky Soldier Still Has No Release Plans

Former Sonic man is keen to work on Wii U

Do you remember Rodea the Sky Soldier from Yuji Naka's PROPE studio, the man who many credit with creating Sonic the Hedgehog? It's supposed to be released on Wii and 3DS, with the handheld version being handled by another developer, Kadokawa Games, the same organisation in charge of publishing the Wii...

News: Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

If you haven't ordered one, cross those fingers

Last week we produced a Wii U pre-order guide, as a starting point for those interested in securing the new system before launch. Unfortunately, if you've been hesitating for too long it looks like you may miss out, with online orders at least. The story that GameStop was sold out of Deluxe bundles...

News: Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Treyarch designer due to talk about forthcoming FPS epic

Just in case you weren't excited enough about the impending release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, UK site Eurogamer has confirmed that Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar will be holding a developer session at this year's Eurogamer Expo. The session will take place at...