Category Archives: Nintendo

Insider: Nintendo NX is “not aiming to compete on a power level” with PS4

Unseen64’s Liam Robertson tweeted that, after talking to “right people,” he is “absolutely sure” that the Nintendo NX won’t competing on a “power level” with the PlayStation 4.

nintendo-nx1“The NX is definitely not aiming to compete with the likes of PS4 on a power level. Absolutely sure of that now,” tweeted Robertson. Continue reading

Miyamoto taking a step back on NX design; Nintendo wants to get the attention of players again

In an interview with Fortune, legendary Nintendo developer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that he has stepped back from the hardware design of NX; and is just “observing.”

nintendo-nx1“I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software that I’m involved in—for example, the new Starfox game,” Miyamoto told Fortune. “Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

In addition, Nintendo head of software planning and development Shinya Takahashi told Fortune about their plans for Nintendo NX.

“For us, the next step is to think about what is going to be that element that is really going to catch the attention of a large number of players again and get them excited. We’re constantly thinking about this idea from the perspective of the players and the needs of the players in terms of what can we can do with our ability and our technology to capture that excitement and passion.”

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