Category Archives: Nintendo

Nintendo delays The Legend of Zelda Wii U

The Legend of Zelda Wii U is no longer “number one priority” for Nintendo in 2015, said The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. wiiu_zelda_scrn02_e3xpogw

“Since I declared at The Game Awards in December that the game would launch in 2015, the directors and the many members of the development team have been working hard developing the game to make it the best it can be,” Aonuma said. Continue reading

Iwata: “Wii U probably isn’t peoples’ first console of choice”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, in an interview with Time Magazine, confessed that the Nintendo Wii U you probably isn’t “people’s first console of choice.”
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“Certainly I’m not satisfied with the current situation,” he says. “It may not be [people’s] first console of choice, but they recognize it as perhaps the best second console.”

However, in all truth, the Wii U may indeed just be a placeholder. “I think they’ve bought themselves time to figure out what that next monumental step forward is,” says Digital World Research analyst P.J. McNealy to the magazine.

How to make the Ultimate Game Room

By Tim Smith

f2cd6189cc735032c64b100c9623853bMany people like to have a gaming or entertainment room in their home. Whether you like video or table games, you will enjoy these ideas. Your basement is most likely the best place to set up your gaming room, but you can use any room in the house that is bare.

Table Games

If you want to install table games like ping pong, pool or air hockey, keep in mind that you will need an additional three to five feet of space around these tables. Consider adding some wallpaper in the room that matches your table games. A hockey arena crowd wallpaper would fit in very nicely with an air hockey table room. You can even go as far as adding a penalty box in the room in case someone gets out of hand while playing the game. This makes the game a lot more interesting when playing with friends and family. Continue reading

Keiji Inafune’s 3DS game has been cancelled

1797611-645646_20111005_002Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune upcoming 3DS games, Kaio: King of Pirates, has been cancelled, publisher Marvelous Entertainment announced.

In a press release, the publisher revealed that it lost a total of ¥461m yen, as estimated $3.8m, on the project.

Kaio: King of Pirates was announced in 2011. The game was slated for release in 2012, but was delayed until 2013 and then 2014.

Nintendo didn’t expect Amiibo to be so successful

Nintendo didn’t expect Amiibo to be so successful, president Satoru Iwata admitted during an investors meeting today.

“Some Amiibo are selling out in North America, Europe, Australia and going for high prices on auction sites, something we did not expect,” said Iwata.

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Iwata also talked about restocking the different types of Amiibo. “Because it’s difficult for us to continue shipping all types due to limits on production lots, delivery dates, and retail space, Amiibo that have quickly become scarce and those that are required for play in games will be considered for more production if there is demand from customers and retailers,” he added as translated by Cheesemeiter

Dragon Age: Inquisition wins Game of the Year at 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has named Dragon Age: Inquisition as the 2014 Game of the Year at the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

2671613-dai_sept_29_5_wmThe win appeared to be a bit of a surprise as Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor dominated in almost every category it was nominated in, which lead many to suspect that it would be Game of the Year not Inquisition.

The event was hosted by comedian Pete Holmes, which honored a large number of mainstream and independent video games in 23 category. Continue reading

Maisie Williams hopes to play Ellie in The Last of Us movie

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, in a r/IAmA, was asked about her playing Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us movie.

9-19-14-Maisie-WilliamsWilliams says even with the movie being in the early stages she “hopes” to play Ellie, and has talked to “powerful” people involved with the movie about the part.

“The Last of Us movie is in very early days. I have spoken to powerful people who are getting The Last of Us on its feet,” said Williams. “And I’m hopeful that I can play Ellie in the future, but we’ll all have to wait and see.”

Then, Williams talked about her playing video games: “Me and my brothers enjoy playing a computer game called “Amnesia” which is really scary!”

Star Fox for Wii U playable for the first time at E3 2015

Star Fox for Wii U will be playable at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo, confirmed Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto.

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“I think we’ll have a version of [Star Fox] ready at E3 that everyone can play,” Miyamoto told Smosh Games. “But one of the questions that we often get is how is the GamePad being used in a particular game, and Star Fox is a game where having two screens is really important. It works really well.”

Miyamoto has offend talked about the upcoming Star Fox title but hasn’t shown anything to the public. However, Miyamoto does insist on the importance of the GamePad with this title.

“One of the things that we’re doing is, often times in games you have the cinema scenes where it’s a movie that’s playing and you have to just sit back and watch. There’s no gameplay,” he continued. “But because we have the GamePad with the second screen, what we can do is have these cinematic sequences in the game where you’re still able to look around and play.”

Star Fox doesn’t have a release date yet. However, it is expected to launch before The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which is slated for release this year.