Tag: Game Industry
News Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000
Ni No Kuni performed well on DS
Today seems to be Level-5 day, courtesy of its Vision press conference in Japan. From a Nintendo gamer's perspective the big news is that the peculiar-looking Layton 7 is confirmed for the 3DS, while new RPG Wonder Flick is coming to the Wii U in Japan and, hopefully, West in the future. Alongside new game reveals,...
News Nintendo's $30.2 Million 3DS Patent Infringement Fine Halved
Claimant told to take it or risk losing it all
A U.S. judge declared on Wednesday that inventor Seijiro Tomita of Tomita Technologies USA should take $15.1 million in damages from Nintendo or risk losing it all in a new damages trial; this was half of what was previously awarded. In the hearing, Nintendo was accused of infringing on a patent for...
News Former WayForward Team Goes Solo With New Studio, Yacht Club Games
Nintendo systems on the agenda
WayForward Technologies is a studio that, in the opinion of quite a few, has produced some top-notch titles on Nintendo platforms and earned a place as a trusted developer. It's interesting news, in that case, that a team of six from the developer has split off and launched its own studio — Yacht Club Games. The...
Talking Point The Positive Power of Gaming
Stepping away from blaming games
We live in a world where blame is often too easily shifted and personal responsibility too easily avoided. Excuse-making has arguably become the fad of our time; as the laundry-list of blame-accepting environmental influences grows larger, the courage to accept and improve our own faults seemingly becomes more rare...
News Ubisoft Studio Boss: People "Need to Experience" Wii U to Understand It
"The depth of what you can do with that console is really hard to get across"
With Wii U now settling into the home stretch of its "launch window", and with the recent sales figures and projections from Nintendo's financial results, there's plenty of discussion around the system's early days and its potential for the future. A theme that's been...