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  • Nintendo reverses into quarterly profit on yen, sales growth 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen that boosted overseas earnings. Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker ... More »

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'
    Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry' 5 hours ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. More »

  • Oculus hopes hedgehog Henry will spike VR interest
    Oculus hopes hedgehog Henry will spike VR interest 7 hours ago

    Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable creature called Henry can help convince consumers - and Hollywood - about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. More »

  • Nintendo 'Working On A Sleep Tracking Alarm Clock With A Built-In Projector …
    Nintendo 'Working On A Sleep Tracking Alarm Clock With A Built-In Projector … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    According to patent sketches on Neogaf, the alarm clock-sized gadget will include a microphone, camera and sensors to measure the user’s pulse rate and temperature More »

  • China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles
    China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. More »

  • China Lifts Games Consoles Ban After 15 Years
    China Lifts Games Consoles Ban After 15 Years Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    China has lifted its ban on sales of video games consoles which has been in force for 15 years. The sales ban was imposed in 2000 over concerns Chinese children would waste time playing video games. Consoles manufactured in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone will automatically be approved for sale in the rest of the country, according to a Ministry of Culture notice dated Friday. More »

  • WTO slashes tariffs on IT goods but implementation held up
    WTO slashes tariffs on IT goods but implementation held up Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization finalised a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force. “Today's agreement is a landmark,” WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in a statement, adding that the value of trade involved was worth 7 percent of the global total, more than world trade in cars. The product list includes new-generation semi-conductors, GPS navigation systems, medical products which include magnetic resonance imaging machines, printed circuits and satellites, the WTO said. More »

  • Call of Duty and Battlefield need a World War 2 resurgence
    Call of Duty and Battlefield need a World War 2 resurgence Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Battlefield Hardline and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are wholly divorced from war and its real life implications. World War 2, at least in the sense of popular mythology, was a clear story of good versus evil, complete with dozens of battles and events to re-appropriate into spectacle. More »

  • GT Academy sees PlayStation gamers get a shot at competing in real-world professional …
    GT Academy sees PlayStation gamers get a shot at competing in real-world professional … Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The quest for the next great racecar driver is under way this summer at the GT Academy. Now they will be tested to see if their skills in the virtual world translate to the real world in the American finals of the GT Academy at the Nashville Motor Speedway. The GT Academy is a driver discovery program founded by PlayStation and Nissan in 2008 that selects and trains the most talented Gran Turismo gamers from around the globe. More »

  • Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
    Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    “Other countries have spied on American companies, and they have stolen from them, but this is likely the first time—occurring months before the late November attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment (SNE)—that a foreign player simply sought to destroy American corporate infrastructure on such a scale. “Like Humphrey Bogart saying, ‘Play it again, Sam,’ Tom Cruise jumping on a couch is one of our mass hallucinations. More »

  • After Toshiba scandal, foreign investors want tougher Japan governance step …
    After Toshiba scandal, foreign investors want tougher Japan governance step … Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    By Denny Thomas and Michelle Price HONG KONG (Reuters) - Japan needs bolder measures such as harsher criminal sanctions for fraud and whistleblower protections to improve corporate transparency and prevent a repeat of the accounting scandal seen at Toshiba Corp , foreign investors and governance experts said. Toshiba's chief executive Hisao Tanaka and a string of other senior officials resigned on Tuesday after an independent inquiry found he had been aware the company had inflated its profits by $1.2 billion (768.69 million pounds) over several years. The scandal is a major setback for the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has made improving corporate governance a central theme in his bid to reinvigorate Japan's economy and entice more foreign capital. More »

  • 8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels'
    8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels' Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Q(asterisk)bert is ready for his close-up. More »

  • ‘Smart Boy’ Concept Images Show What A Nintendo Smartphone Could Look Like
    ‘Smart Boy’ Concept Images Show What A Nintendo Smartphone Could Look Like Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Described by its designer, Pierre Cerveau, as ‘a smartphone infused with the gaming essence of Nintendo’, the Smart Boy is a modern Android smartphone incorporating the retro look of Nintendo’s famous Game Boy handheld console. The concept images also include a touching tribute to the legendary Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who tragically passed away at the age of 55 last week. Mr Iwata appears in a screen shot with Nintendo character Mario along with a discreet message reading ‘In Loving Memory’. More »

  • The Internet flooded with tributes to Nintendo chief
    The Internet flooded with tributes to Nintendo chief Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata's death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They're sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo ... More »

  • Game makers reflect on death of Nintendo's Iwata at age 55 Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55: More »

  • Dance the night away to music made with a Game Boy Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    By Rollo Ross LONDON (Reuters) - In a central London bar, Niamh Houston, aka Chipzel, is using a handheld Game Boy device to generate pulsating electronic sounds as the crowd around her dances, arms pumping in the air. Chiptune, also called chip or 8-bit music, is created by using the sound chips of old video game consoles, such as the Nintendo Game Boy, which was popular in the 1990s. "Chip music is music composed on old computer hardware or retro consoles, (such as) the Atari systems, the Commodores or Game Boys," Houston said. More »

  • Satoru Iwata: How Nintendo CEO changed gaming forever
    Satoru Iwata: How Nintendo CEO changed gaming forever Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    After it was announced that Iwata has died at the age of 55 from cancer, IBTimes UK looks back at the life and legacy of a gaming industry icon. Saturo Iwata was born in 1959 in Sapporo, Japan. Became Nintendo's fourth president in 2002. More »

  • Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies of cancer at 55
    Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies of cancer at 55 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who started off as a programmer, took the top post at Nintendo in 2002, two years after joining the firm More »

  • Nintendo's Iwata who led through successes, woes dies at 55
    Nintendo's Iwata who led through successes, woes dies at 55 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, has died after a lengthy illness, drawing a flood of emotional tributes ... More »

  • Satoro Iwata didn't just create technology, he created culture Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, the affable and hands-on president of Nintendo Co., died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with illness. Mr. Iwata was one of the most revered and popular gaming executives in the world, and is credited with guiding the Kyoto, Japan-based gaming giant through some of its most prosperous and most challenging periods. President of the company since 2002 – and the first president from outside Nintendo’s founding Yamauchi family – Iwata came from a software engineering and game design background. More »

  • The gaming world is mourning the loss of one of its biggest stars
    The gaming world is mourning the loss of one of its biggest stars Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer at the age of 55, oversaw two of Nintendo’s most successful consoles, the Wii and DS. More »

  • Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul's spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday. South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in May that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire for talking back to Kim, complaining about his policies and sleeping during a meeting. More »

  • Nintendo CEO who broadened video game appeal dies of cancer
    Nintendo CEO who broadened video game appeal dies of cancer Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on Saturday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. The death of the hands-on CEO and president, announced by Nintendo on Monday, comes at a critical time for the company which is betting that its new smartphone tie-up with online game maker DeNA will help make up for declining console sales. Iwata long resisted investors' calls to move into mobile games for fear of cannibalizing Nintendo's traditional console base. More »

  • From Programmer To The Saviour Of Nintendo: Who Was Satoru Iwata?
    From Programmer To The Saviour Of Nintendo: Who Was Satoru Iwata? Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    The 55-year-old was one of the most high-profile figures in the gaming industry More »

  • Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata Dies Of Cancer
    Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata Dies Of Cancer Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Nintendo has said its president, Satoru Iwata, has died of cancer at a hospital in Kyoto at the age of 55. Mr Iwata, who started off as a programmer, took the top post at Nintendo in 2002 - just two years after joining the firm. Last year, Mr Iwata said he would slash his salary in half for several months to atone for the firm's downturn, which has struggled as rivals Sony and Microsoft outpaced it in console sales. More »

  • Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies of tumor
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies of tumor Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died on the weekend of a bile duct tumor, the company said Monday. He ... More »

  • Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55
    Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who started off as a programmer, took the top post at Nintendo in 2002, two years after joining the firm More »

  • Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata dies
    Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata dies Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo through years of growth, has died of a bile duct tumour at the age of 55. More »

  • Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55
    Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Satoru Iwata, who started off as a programmer, took the top post at Nintendo in 2002, two years after joining the firm More »

  • Game of Brands: Comic-Con installations engulf San Diego
    Game of Brands: Comic-Con installations engulf San Diego Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    When it comes to hyping the latest pop culture spectacles, few are coloring inside the lines at Comic-Con. The frenzied celebration of fantastical fiction has long drawn comparisons to a carnival. In recent ... More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Greece, the Anglo Irish trial and public servants had people talking today. More »

  • Super-Rare Sony/Nintendo Playstation 80s Prototype Found In Box Of Junk
    Super-Rare Sony/Nintendo Playstation 80s Prototype Found In Box Of Junk Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The two tech companies worked together on a CD-ROM peripheral for Nintendo’s SNES back in the late ‘80s. More »

  • Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks
    Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. While the famed Japanese creator of "Mario Bros." and "Donkey Kong" spent most of his trip to last week's ... More »

  • Winners and losers from the E3 video-game show
    Winners and losers from the E3 video-game show Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The video-game industry's annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, which occupied the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week, was an overwhelming, exhausting experience — so many games, so little time. ... More »

  • For women, more time in the spotlight at E3
    For women, more time in the spotlight at E3 Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    It seems the Electronic Entertainment Expo is no longer a man's world. During this year's video game extravaganza, a variety of women — virtual and otherwise — have been featured more prominently than ... More »