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  • News 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 Nintendo's Legal Team Forces Mobile Dev To Make Lead Character Less Yoshi-Like

    "We are cooperating with Nintendo about the changes required"

    Smartphone clones of popular console titles are nothing new, but Android game Era's Adventure took shameless pillaging to an entirely new level; its lead character — by the developer's own admission — was Yoshi. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo's lawyers have been in touch and Era's...

  • News Frontier Adamant Coaster Crazy Deluxe Won't Impact Elite: Dangerous Development

    Forced on the defensive after negative reaction to Wii U title from fans

    Frontier Developments has been forced to defend itself following the announcement of Coaster Crazy Deluxe for the Wii U eShop. There's been something of a negative reaction from certain sectors of the gaming public, with some individuals suggesting that Frontier has used money...

  • News Nintendo Of Korea Embroiled In Twitter Drama Over Alleged Sexist Comment

    Comments made regarding TV host Eun Ji Park

    Nintendo of Korea is having to deal with an unfortunate piece of bad publicity after its Twitter account was allegedly used to post a derogatory comment about former weather presenter Eun Ji Park. The comment read: "She should have just stayed as a TV Meteorologist. Getting all the work done on her face...

  • News LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges

    Hack attack

    Three UK-based LulzSec hackers have pleaded guilty to charges of hacking various high-profile targets — one of which was Nintendo — and setting up DDoS (distributed denial of services) attacks. The incident involving Nintendo occurred back in 2011. No permanent harm was done, but a configuration file was taken by the group and...

  • News Sega Adds Disclaimer to Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailers

    Too good to be true?

    Sega Europe has added a disclaimer to its Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers following complaints that the shown footage does not represent the final product. The disclaimer was added after a Reddit user reported Sega to the Advertising Standards Agency. On Sega Europe's channel, the game's trailer now has the text "The trailer...

  • News Phil Fish: I Love Nintendo In Ways It Probably Doesn't Deserve

    Fez creator attempts to clarify anti-3DS comments

    Yesterday, we reported on FEZ creator Phil Fish's comments regarding Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the 3DS. He posted a rant on Twitter which was quickly picked up by eagle-eyed Nintendo fans, who pounced on his percieved negativity towards the Kyoto company and its dual-screen hardware. Predictably,...

  • News Fez Creator Believes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is More Suited To Vita

    He isn't a massive fan of the 3DS...

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out right now on Wii U and 3DS and many gamers out there are having a great time tracking down monsters. One person who doesn't appear to be enjoying himself however is Phil Fish, founder of Polytron Corporation and creator of Fez. After picking up the 3DS version, Fish took to...

  • News Pentagon To Review Controversial New "Nintendo" Medal

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider Distinguished Warfare Medal

    Last month, the Distinguished Warfare Medal was unveiled by the US military. The medal is awarded to US troops who make "extraordinary achievements directly impacting combat operations...regardless of the member’s physical location or domain". This includes those involved in...

  • News PETA Starts "Whaling" About Assassin's Creed IV's Animal Cruelty

    Not a joke this time, presumably?

    Animal rights orgnaisation PETA is no stranger to using video games to further its cause — it infamously attacked Mario for wearing a Tanooki suit, but later admitted that it was just a joke. Now, the group has its sights set on Ubisoft's recently-annoinced Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag for "glorifying" the...

  • News 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 Wii U Advert Banned In The UK

    ASA concluded it was "misleading"

    A few weeks before Wii U launched in the UK, Nintendo ran an advert showing off a few of the new system's features. One of the elements displayed was the ability to switch the action from the television to the GamePad – the advert showed how a gamer allowed his girlfriend to watch TV while he happily played New...

  • News Annoyed About Age Restrictions On The Euro Wii U eShop? Blame Germany

    Upholding the law

    Nintendo has confirmed that the time-based age restriction on the Wii U eShop - which prevents 18+ titles being purchased outside of a four-hour window at night - is down to German law. Speaking to Eurogamer, a Nintendo Europe spokesperson had this to say: At Nintendo we always aim to provide a safe gaming experience for fans of...

  • News Error Prevents Purchase Of ZombiU And Assassin's Creed III On Euro Wii U eShop

    Botched parental restrictions in EU to blame?

    Update: Despite testing this issue throughout the day we've now discovered, thanks to prompts from readers who've encountered the issue with some videos on 3DS systems, that this issue is caused by a restriction to accessing 18-rated content before a specific time. A test after 11pm UK time brought us...

  • News The Godfather of Video Games Is Baffled By The Wii U

    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell doesn't think Nintendo's console will be a success

    When you're considering the history of the video game industry, the name Nolan Bushnell is almost certain to crop up. Bushnell founded Atari back in 1972 and enjoyed incredible success with arcade hits like Pong and the Atari VCS home console. Although he's not been...

  • News Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

    UPDATED: It was only a "mock up" area, says Nintendo

    EDIT: As many of you have pointed out, since the publication of this article Nintendo has revealed to GamesIndustry International that the menu accessed by the 'hacker' was in fact a mocked-up test menu and was not linked to the main Miiverse system. Nintendo's official line is as follows: It...

  • News Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded Software

    You can't swing a cat in there

    Gamers will have two choices when the Wii U is released, they can either take home a Premium Pack which has 32GB of memory, or the Basic Pack which comes with a relatively meagre 8GB. However, once the internal drives have been formatted and other built-in data requirements are taken into account these figures nosedive...

  • News Struggling Silicon Knights Ordered To Recall Unsold Games

    X-Men Destiny May Become A Collector's Item

    A while back we reported that Eternal Darkness developer Silicon Knights was effectively on the ropes, with less than five staff members remaining in the company. The outlook has just gotten significantly worse, as it has transpired that the Canadian studio has been ordered to recall most of its recent...

  • News Molyneux: "I Struggle To See Anything Amazing Coming Out Of Nintendo"

    Veteran developer thinks consoles have a tough time ahead

    Former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has given a frank and somewhat revealing interview with IGN where he states in no uncertain terms how sceptical he is about the Wii U's chances - as well as his worry for dedicated consoles in general. Over the course of his glittering career,...

  • News Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

    Mother Nature takes no heed of hardware launch hype

    We reported a few days ago that Isaiah Triforce Johnson was already queuing for his Wii U outside the Nintendo World Store in New York City, almost a month before the system was due to be released. Sadly, Johnson has had to abandon his vigil due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Sandy, which is...

  • News Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

    But they have no idea who he is

    One of the many advantages of being a video game voice actor is that you can walk down the street without anyone giving you so much as a second look. However, when you're the voice actor of one of the most iconic characters in gaming, it's a different story altogether - which is why we were very surprised to see...

  • News Nintendo Responds To Foxconn's Admission Of Guilt In Child Labour Scandal

    "We take our responsibilities as a global company very seriously"

    Yesterday, allegations surfaced online that Chinese manufacturer Foxconn - which counts Nintendo, Sony and Apple as some of its clients - was employing children in its factories. Foxconn has since admitted guilt, issuing the following statement: We recognize that full...

  • News Wii U Resellers Captilise On Demand By Fleecing Consumers

    Would you pay $1,550 for Nintendo's new console this Christmas?

    Unless you count the Virtual Boy, pretty much every new Nintendo console has experienced incredible demand in the first month of its release. Millions of people want to upgrade but stock is usually limited - hardly surprising with brand new hardware. Sadly, this situation allows...

  • News Computer Virus Responsible For Bomb Scare at Nintendo's Japanese HQ

    "This week, I'm going to blow up Nintendo headquarters"

    A rather worrying computer virus has hit Japan which allows hackers to take control of another person's machine and use it for whatever means they wish. This virus has already claimed its first high-profile victim in the shape of animator Masaki Kitamura, who was arrested (and subsequently...

  • News Pressure Group Makes Fresh Calls For Nintendo To Embrace Mobile Phones

    Upwardly mobile?

    Are you sick of hearing people saying that Nintendo should start making games for smartphones? Yes? Well prepare yourself for more nausea, because a new pressure group - with the snappy title of Nintendo Go Mobile - has been created to achieve just that goal. Here's what they have to say, spelling errors and all: Nintendo go...

  • News Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

    Hands-on time reveals potential issue

    Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft has voiced his opinion on the Wii U Pro Controller, and it's not pretty. Ashcraft has stated in no uncertain terms that he "hates" the pad, which bares a strong resemblance to the Xbox 360 controller. He said: The Wii U Controller...feels, well, cheap. There's a nice gloss coating,...

  • News Platinum: Without Nintendo, There Would Be No Bayonetta 2

    Right place, right time

    The announcment of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U sent shockwaves through the gaming world, causing lovers of the original to cry foul and forcing Platinum Games to publish a statement which insisted that the release was not an attempt to snub existing fans. Card-carrying Otaku may wish to look away now, as the developer has...

  • News Two Tribes Founder: Wii U Could Become A "Casual Haven"

    Twitter mistake creates storm in a teacup

    Twitter can be a valuable tool when it comes to connecting with the world around you, but it can also prove to be a curse - as Two Tribes co-founder Collin van Ginkel found recently. He replied to a tweet regarding Wii U third party development support, but instead of using his personal account, he did so...

  • News Bayonetta 2 Dev: Wii U Exclusivity Isn't a Snub, It's About Reaching a Wider Audience

    Platinum Games defend decision to make anticipated sequel Wii U-only

    Yesterday's announcement of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U was arguably one of the biggest talking points of Nintendo's Wii U Preview event. Although the original game was released on the 360 and PS3 - seen by many as systems owned by 'core' gamers - developer Platinum Games has taken...

  • News Does This iOS Monster Battling Game Remind You of Anything?

    Poké us if you have an answer

    iOS gamers will be used to the endless production line of clones on the App Store by now; for every Angry Birds and New Star Soccer, there are countless derivative works which simply rip off the efforts of others for easy gain. It's one of the main reasons why mobile gaming leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many...

  • News Randy Pitchford Isn't All That Into Motion Controls

    ...despite his studio doing the Wii version of Samba de Amigo

    Gearbox head guy Randy Pitchford has spoken to Gamasutra about the future of the gaming hardware industry, and has revealed that he's not all that bothered about motion control 'gimmicks': Different people make different stabs. Some of these stabs folks make become standards. Most of...

  • News Wii Responsible for Worrying Wave of Bystander Injuries

    Won't somebody please think of the children?

    When the Wii was first launched there was practically a media frenzy regarding the supposed flood of waggle-related mishaps. People reported cut hands, broken TV sets and black eyes, among other issues. Nintendo duly issued rubber jackets for the Wii Remote and took measures to strengthen the fabric wrist...

  • News Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

    Nintendo's dual-screen wonder to the rescue

    Next time you're in a potentially life-threatening situation you might want to make sure you have a handheld console nearby. A quick-thinking Australian schoolchild - credited only as "Christopher" - found a use for his DS that didn't involve training pocket monsters or defeating Bowser; when his...

  • News The Nintendo Era is Over, Tweets Former Final Fantasy Scribe

    Ex-Square writer says the iPad marks the beginning of the end for Nintendo's handheld dominace

    Although Nintendo's position in the home console market has been contested numerous times over the past few decades, it has always held court over one sector of the video game industry: the humble handheld. With the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy...

  • News It's Tough at the Top for Nintendo

    Japanese newspaper reveals the strain of being number one

    Nintendo's consoles are massive sellers and the company is arguably more successful now than it has ever been, but at what cost? Japanese newspaper Nikkei Sangyou Shimbun has given a brief insight into the strain of being the best of the best. Apparently Nintendo's employees have been under...

  • News Lumines Dev Not Impressed With 3DS

    Twitter-based outburst pours cold water on Nintendo handheld's chances

    Q Entertainment's James Mielke has tweeted regarding the recent announcement of the Nintendo 3DS, and what he had to say doesn't sound too positive from where we're sitting. Mielke used the popular social networking portal to state that he believes the 3DS will be 'impossible for...

  • News Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

    Says PS3 is picking up speed, Wii flagging

    Sony Europe exec Andrew House has a history of mouthing off about his company's chances so his latest little outburst is hardly suprising. In an interview with Games Industry.biz, House touched upon the current surge in PS3 sales and compared it with Nintendo's recent struggles with Wii hardware: I think...

  • News Naughty Nokia Boasts About Nintendo Games On N900

    Official video shows SNES emulator in operation, complete with ROMz

    Let's not beat about the bush - the Nokia N900 is a supremely powerful piece of kit and we want one here at Nintendo Life Towers. The Finnish manufacturer's latest handset is going head-to-head with Apple's iPhone and Motorola's Droid, and has an amazing amount of tricks up its...

  • News Nintendo Blocking Third Party Releases On Virtual Console?

    If your title is in direct competition with a Nintendo one, you may be screwed

    If you like to moan about the apparent lack of quality titles coming to the Virtual Console then you may wish to direct your anger at Nintendo itself rather than third party publishers, if this recent piece of news is anything to go by. A poster on NTSC-UK forum has...

  • News Rabbids Go Home Recalled Due to Offensive Language?

    UPDATED - Recall not happening says Ubisoft, official statement on its way

    We've just received some early reports that Ubisoft is recalling Rabbids Go Home from UK stores due to it containing "language that some users may find offensive". Actual details are hard to come by, but we'd hazard a guess that the line in question is "No...

  • Rumour GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

    UK's biggest games retailer may ignore feudal Japanese epic

    Following our story last month where Rising Star Games' MD Martin Defries said some UK retailers weren't interested in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, we decided to do a little ringing around of GAME and Gamestation stores to check on the preorder availability of this fantastic game and were...

  • News Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power

    In other news: the world is round and water is wet

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 6 months then you'll be aware that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is almost upon us, with everyone and their auntie getting unreasonably excited about the prospect of blowing up generic bad guys and making tiresome "RAT-A-TAT-TAT" noises...

  • News Call of Duty Comparison Shots Don't Do The Wii Any Favours

    As expected, the Nintendo version is looking a bit weak compared to the 360/PS3 editions

    It might be an exercise in stating the obvious but recent shots posted by Game Informer magazine show the massive graphical gulf between the Wii version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - subtitled "Reflex" - and the original PS3/360 instalments, on...

  • News Reggie Trash-Talks the PSPgo

    NoA chief doesn't know who the machine is aimed at

    You might have noticed that the PSPgo - Sony's attempt to plant its flag in the soil of digital distribution before anyone else - has recently launched. It's hardly been the most positive hardware release of all time, with reports that stores are refusing to stock it and industry experts writing it...

  • News Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo

    Sony's American boss tells it like it is

    Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton has been passing his own unique brand of judgement on his company's rivals and unsurprisingly, Sony comes out on top in his eyes. Speaking to Forbes, Tretton had this to say: Nintendo know what they do well and they stick to it. They deliver a casual,...

  • News Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

    UK developer sees little chance of a Virtual Console release

    A while back we got rather excited about the prospect of seeing the N64 classic Goldeneye on the Virtual Console. Such enthusiasm was perfectly understandable - it's still one of the best FPS games you're ever likely to play - but sadly legal wrangles between Nintendo, Microsoft and...

  • News Metroid Prime Trilogy: Visually Worse Than Original Releases?

    Footage seems to suggest as much

    Before this turns into a mud-slinging match, let's just point out that Metroid Prime Trilogy is fantastic. Being able to play all three games on one disc is a godsend and we rightly awarded it a whopping 10/10 when we reviewed it recently. With that out of the way, it's time to face up to an inconvenient truth - the...

  • News If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart

    Japanese TV show compares the current consoles to four-wheeled vehicles for no good reason

    Wii owners are used to being told by their PS3 and 360-owning buddies that their console is underpowered, but such insults usually backfire thanks to the fact that Sony and Microsoft's machines don't have anything as awesome as Super Mario Galaxy. It also...

  • News DS Look-a-like Disappears From iTunes App Store

    Gone the way of the Duck Hunt clone

    In a move that is bound to surprise nobody, a search from CNET revealed that the DS App - which had a 3D model of a DS, with full functionality (minus games) of a DS - has disappeared from the iTunes App store. At the time of writing, there's no word if app developer ZM2 Dev even knows of its removal as their...

  • News Cyber-Squatter Uses PSPgo's Web Domain to Pimp DSi

    Valuable domain name is nabbed from under Sony's nose

    The practice of 'cyber-squatting' - which basically means buying a domain name in the hope that it will one day become valuable - has been commonplace for a while now, but this is one of the more amusing episodes we've witnessed. An industrious Chinese person has registered the domain name...