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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. While the famed Japanese creator of "Mario B…

  • E3 2015: Metroid Prime Federation Force cancellation petition is fanboy entitlement …
    E3 2015: Metroid Prime Federation Force cancellation petition is fanboy entitlement … Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    It's fair to say there has been a sense of disappointment over Nintendo's E3 Digital Event presentation. Among their new 3DS games Nintendo debuted a trailer for Metroid Prime spin-off Federation Force, and to put it mildly, people didn't like it. It has been five years since the last Metroid game, and eight since the last Metroid Prime. More »

  • E3 BUZZ: Virtual reality for the nearsighted
    E3 BUZZ: Virtual reality for the nearsighted Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Musings from the floor on the second day of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo's three-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center: More »

  • E3 2015 Sony press conference recap: Last Guardian, Final Fantasy 7 & Shenmue …
    E3 2015 Sony press conference recap: Last Guardian, Final Fantasy 7 & Shenmue … Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Going into E3 2015 – the video game industry's most renowned trade show – Sony needed to build on the huge success of its PS4 console and plug the gap left in its 2015 list of exclusives by the delay of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. More »

  • From 'Fallout 4' to 'Last Guardian,' a look at E3 surprises
    From 'Fallout 4' to 'Last Guardian,' a look at E3 surprises Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    E3, for many, is at its best when it manages to shock and awe. Despite an unrelenting glut of leaks, there were still surprises in store at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the annual gathering ... More »

  • E3 2015: Despite disappointment Nintendo's digital events remain the future …
    E3 2015: Despite disappointment Nintendo's digital events remain the future … Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Regardless of the quality of their announcements, the manner in which Nintendo presented them has, for three consecutive E3s, been a big success. Since 2013 they have ditched live stage shows in favour of their pre-recorded Nintendo Direct formula, and it's a style more should consider mimicking. Nintendo could certainly afford it, but what are you really getting for the amount you spend? More »

  • Muppets: Nintendo E3 Launches Disappoint Fans
    Muppets: Nintendo E3 Launches Disappoint Fans Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Nintendo's E3 games event presentation has been branded "disappointing, boring and dull" by gamers. More »

  • Fantasies play out in virtual reality games
    Fantasies play out in virtual reality games Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Gaming fans play 'Mario & Luigi Paper Jam' on Nintendo 3DS at E3 - the Electronic Entertainment Expo - an annual video game conference and show, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on June 16, 2015 More »

  • Nintendo charts return of 'Zelda,' 'Star Fox' at E3
    Nintendo charts return of 'Zelda,' 'Star Fox' at E3 Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Link is set to return to the Nintendo 3DS before he arrives on the Wii U. More »

  • E3 BUZZ: Old games find new life
    E3 BUZZ: Old games find new life Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Seen and heard on the floor of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo as it begins its three-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center: ___ E3 is all about the new: new games, new gadgets, new ways ... More »

  • E3 BUZZ: Women triumph, Kinect vanishes at E3
    E3 BUZZ: Women triumph, Kinect vanishes at E3 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Seen and heard as the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo gears up for its three-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center: More »

  • Flop Consoles And Clunky Graphics: E3 In 1995
    Flop Consoles And Clunky Graphics: E3 In 1995 Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    E3 - the biggest event in the gaming calendar - is in its 20th year. Now held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood - the venue for the Oscars ceremony - it is a heady mix of high-powered established consoles, lucrative AAA titles, and jaw-dropping graphics. Now one of the two major console brands, the announcement of the Sony PlayStation marked the Japanese firm's first foray into the console market. More »

  • For a few game publishers, E3 a chance to take control
    For a few game publishers, E3 a chance to take control Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    E3 is a loud place — and not just because of all the virtual bullets and explosions whizzing around attendees. Over the past 20 years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which takes over the Los Angeles ... More »

  • E3 2015 Nintendo and Wii U Predictions: Star Fox, Zelda and big surprises
    E3 2015 Nintendo and Wii U Predictions: Star Fox, Zelda and big surprises Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will holding the biggest press events and will be held under the greatest scrutiny. In our third preview video, IBTimes UK's video game correspondent Ben Skipper talks us through what to expect from Nintendo and their Wii U console. More »

  • From 'Star Wars' to 'Star Fox,' 5 expectations for E3
    From 'Star Wars' to 'Star Fox,' 5 expectations for E3 Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, video games alone won't soak up all the attention. More »

  • E3 2015 Sony and PS4 Predictions: Uncharted 4, Morpheus and thinking ahead
    E3 2015 Sony and PS4 Predictions: Uncharted 4, Morpheus and thinking ahead Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will holding the biggest press events and will be held under the greatest scrutiny. In our second preview video, IBTimes UK's video game correspondent Ben Skipper talks us through what to expect from Sony and their PlayStation 4 console. More »

  • Life Is Strange E3 2015 trailer: Dontnod celebrate episodic success story
    Life Is Strange E3 2015 trailer: Dontnod celebrate episodic success story Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Ahead of E3 2015, Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix have released a new trailer for episodic supernatural mystery Life Is Strange, highlighting (in a spoiler-free way) the three episodes released so far, and the acclaim that has been lavished on them. The trailer focuses purely on what has happened already ahead of the final two episodes to come later this year. Life Is Strange tells the story of Max Caufield, an 18-year-old girl with all the problems of a teenager but the additional problems that come with being able to rewind time. More »

  • Review: 'Splatoon' brings colorful glee to online shooters
    Review: 'Splatoon' brings colorful glee to online shooters Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Online gaming may be dominated by shootouts like "Call of Duty" and "Halo," but they're not exactly family-friendly. It's not just the copious gore; the explosive profanity that passes for trash talk has driven many a parent to unplug the game console. More »

  • Splatoon Review: Splats entertainment
    Splatoon Review: Splats entertainment Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    SplatoonPlatform: Wii UDeveloper / Publisher: NintendoRelease date: Out now More »

  • 'Skylanders' injecting vehicles in next installment
    'Skylanders' injecting vehicles in next installment Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Skylanders" is pushing the pedal to the metal. More »

  • With Kung Fury , Culture Reaches Peak Nostalgia
    With Kung Fury , Culture Reaches Peak Nostalgia Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The premise of Kung Fury is the stuff nonsensical B-movies and particularly elaborate fever dreams are made of. A Miami cop is struck by lightning and bitten by a cobra, which events give him magical kung fu powers that he uses to fight (in no particular order) a sentient arcade machine, the Norse god Thor, and Adolf Hitler. The 30-minute movie was crowd-funded to the tune of $630,000 on Kickstarter, played at the Cannes Director's Fortnight, and has been distributed on YouTube, where it’s earned 11 million views in five days. More »

  • Nintendo Has Hired Mario's Arch Nemesis As Its New VP
    Nintendo Has Hired Mario's Arch Nemesis As Its New VP Thu, May 21, 2015

    Nintendo staff won't want to get on the wrong side of their new boss More »

  • WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race
    WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race Tue, May 12, 2015

    By Paul Carsten and Lisa Richwine BEIJING/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a multi-billion dollar dogfight with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for leadership in China's online entertainment market, mobile messaging app WeChat is Tencent Holdings Ltd's trump card. The wildly popular app allows Tencent to channel 500 million monthly active users to its entertainment services, a huge consumer base for subscriptions or marketing - pay dirt for media and advertising partners. Combined with a willingness to throw cash at top-tier film, television, game and music content, Tencent has locked down exclusive deals with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, eager to piggyback on the $190 billion Chinese group's growing success. Shenzhen-based Tencent, whose WeChat and QQ social networks are as ubiquitous in China as Facebook Inc is elsewhere, has spent billions of dollars in recent years building up its content library and on stakes in entertainment firms, though the company declines to give specific details on its investment. More »

  • Nintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink
    Nintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink Thu, May 7, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year, as it reshapes its troubled business with a long-delayed foray into smartphone games and plans to bring its video game characters to theme parks. More »

  • Microsoft has created the first cheap Surface you will actually want
    Microsoft has created the first cheap Surface you will actually want Thu, May 7, 2015

    Think of the Surface 3 as a jack of all trades, but a master of none. More »

  • Nintendo sees profit doubling, helped by smartphone game entry
    Nintendo sees profit doubling, helped by smartphone game entry Thu, May 7, 2015

    TOKYO/OSAKA (Reuters) - Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd forecast its long-awaited entry into smartphone games would help it double annual operating profit in the year through March, offsetting weak sales growth in its traditional consoles. Nintendo repeatedly resisted investor calls to shift focus to smartphone games to boost profitability, until it unveiled a gaming app partnership in March with DeNA Co Ltd. On Thursday, it said would also branch out to theme parks through a tie-up with Universal Parks & Resorts. The newly venturesome approach comes as Nintendo's Wii U console lags behind Sony Corp's PlayStation and Microsoft Corp's XBox, while the rise of smartphone games has also led to a decline in customers. More »

  • Nintendo posts annual profit as Wii U sales up, but outlook weaker
    Nintendo posts annual profit as Wii U sales up, but outlook weaker Thu, May 7, 2015

    A customer plays a game on Nintendo's Wii U, at an electronics shop in Tokyo, on May 7, 2015 More »

  • Nintendo posts £230 million profit
    Nintendo posts £230 million profit Thu, May 7, 2015

    Nintendo reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen (£230 million) for the fiscal year to March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year. More »

  • Nintendo swings to $350 mln annual net profit but outlook weak
    Nintendo swings to $350 mln annual net profit but outlook weak Thu, May 7, 2015

    A visitor plays a Nintendo game, during the 16th edition of the Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France, on April 4, 2015 More »

  • Sony plays to strengths in games, sensors as it vows revival
    Sony plays to strengths in games, sensors as it vows revival Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. Sony watchers ... More »

  • 17 Tinder bios that will make you want to stay single forever
    17 Tinder bios that will make you want to stay single forever Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    It’s a jungle out there. More »

  • Old companies thrive in brand-loyal Japan adapting to times Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a constant cycle that spans being feted to forgotten in less than a generation. But Japan has something different: thousands of companies that have prospered for centuries. More »

  • Google search more mobile friendly
    Google search more mobile friendly Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Google will update its search algorithm tomorrow so that it will penalise websites that do not optimise viewing on smartphones and tablets. More »

  • Man Tears Tendon After Playing 'Candy Crush' for Weeks Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case. The case shows that, in a sense, video games may numb people's pain and contribute to video game addiction, they said. "We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers," said Dr. Andrew Doan, a co-author of the case report and head of addictions research at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. More »

  • Awesome! 'Lego Dimensions' combining bricks and franchises
    Awesome! 'Lego Dimensions' combining bricks and franchises Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The creators of the "Lego" video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise. More »

  • Hyperkin SmartBoy Will Turn Your iPhone Into A GameBoy
    Hyperkin SmartBoy Will Turn Your iPhone Into A GameBoy Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Not an April Fools' joke, apparently More »