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  • Could The Legend of Zelda Really Work on Television?
    Could The Legend of Zelda Really Work on Television? Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    The opening minutes of Nintendo's 1986 The Legend of Zelda—the first entry in an unending series that helped define the medium of video games—are elemental storytelling distilled for the limits of 8-bit processing power. Netflix is reportedly developing a live-action Zelda series, seeing it as a family-friendly Game of Thrones. The news has revived the age-old but still-unanswered question: Is it possible to satisfyingly translate a video game into another artistic medium? The case against filming video games is easy: Their plotting is often inherently derivative, because the real magic comes from the player's agency and ability to explore the world. More »

  • How to stay safe on any online device
    How to stay safe on any online device Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Keeping up to date with the latest technology will protect your children from online crime and enable them to explore the online world safely More »

  • Battlefield Hardline preview: multiplayer beta offers fast and furious new  …
    Battlefield Hardline preview: multiplayer beta offers fast and furious new  … Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Battlefield Hardline's announcement was near-perfect. At E3 last year EA showed off a short trailer, a sizeable amount of gameplay footage, and kicked off an open beta that same day - what more could we ask for? Battlefield 4 was eight months old and had been plagued with problems, yet here was EA trying to sell a new Battlefield game. Now they're ready to show their work off once again with another open beta. More »

  • Game Review: A new life for old video games
    Game Review: A new life for old video games Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some video games, what's old is new again. More »

  • Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. More »

  • Nintendo says slack console sales to hit operating profit, weak yen to lift … Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    By Ritsuko Ando and Reiji Murai TOKYO/OSAKA (Reuters) - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining - even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is Nintendo's biggest by far and it won't make up the shortfall by end-March. "We've made some progress in profit but in many ways we didn't score perfectly," Chief Executive Satoru Iwata told reporters at a briefing in Osaka. Iwata is hoping to steer Nintendo to its first annual operating profit in four years. More »

  • Nintendo sees profits increase
    Nintendo sees profits increase Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Nintendo has reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. More »

  • Nintendo to discontinue Club Nintendo rewards program Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Members of Club Nintendo earned "coins" by registering ... More »

  • Nintendo hits pause button on Brazil
    Nintendo hits pause button on Brazil Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Nintendo unveiled its Wii U games console in 2011 More »

  • Sony CEO eyes options as pressure mounts on weak TV, mobile
    Sony CEO eyes options as pressure mounts on weak TV, mobile Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    By Ritsuko Ando LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai has weathered a crisis over a cyberattack on its Hollywood studio and its controversial comedy "The Interview", but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan. After failing to turn around the storied creator of the Walkman since taking the helm in April 2012, Hirai and his deputies are now open to options including sales and joint ventures for its money-losing TV and mobile phone operations, company officials familiar with the leadership's thinking say. ... More »

  • What Your Avatar Says About You
    What Your Avatar Says About You Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Whether I’m bashing orcs with a battle-axe or rallying with a friend in Nintendo Wii tennis, my digital doppelgänger is always a black guy with cool glasses, a big smile, and a curly fro. That’s how I look in real life, and that’s how I design my virtual avatars to appear. Those features key other players into how I look, and according to new research, potentially provide insight into my personality. ... More »

  • Nintendo suspends its Brazil operations, citing high duties Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Nintendo says it's suspending the distribution of its hardware and games in Brazil because of the country's high import tariffs and taxes. More »

  • 'Zelda,' 'Batman' among anticipated games due in 2015
    'Zelda,' 'Batman' among anticipated games due in 2015 Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. More »

  • Sony PS4 console sales top 18.5 million
    Sony PS4 console sales top 18.5 million Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Sony says sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles have topped 18.5 million More »

  • The 9 at 9: Tuesday
    The 9 at 9: Tuesday Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Catch up as you wake up. More »

  • 13 toys every eighties Irish kid coveted for Christmas
  • 'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
    'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014 Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: 1. "Dragon Age: Inquisition" (BioWare, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC): BioWare's overstuffed role-playing epic ... More »

  • Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie
    Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. More »

  • Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games? Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to certain injuries, including muscle injuries, and cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study. More »

  • Nintendo consoles injury warning
    Nintendo consoles injury warning Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Nintendo games consoles might be wrapped up under a lot of trees this Christmas b ut scientists have found that unless you take plenty of breaks from playing, you might just end up in hospital. More »

  • Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The games were found earlier this year near Alamogordo, about 200 miles (320 km) southeast of Albuquerque. The mystery behind who dumped them, and why, inspired a documentary film by Microsoft Corp's Xbox Entertainment Studios. Among the black cartridges unearthed by archaeologists were hundreds of copies of "E.T. ... More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Everyone’s talking about ‘tandem burials’, water protest videos and Gmail, anois ar fáil trí Ghaeilge. More »

  • Mario Balotelli charged by the FA for ‘Super Mario’ Instagram post
    Mario Balotelli charged by the FA for ‘Super Mario’ Instagram post Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Liverpool striker alleged to have posted “abusive and/or insulting and/or improper” material on social media. More »

  • Balotelli Charged Over 'Racist' Instagram Post
    Balotelli Charged Over 'Racist' Instagram Post Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Liverpool's Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA over alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments on social media. More »

  • In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever
    In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A boy plays "Killzone Shadow Fall" on Sony's PlayStation 4 in Tokyo before the console's Japan debut in February 2014 More »

  • Man sues Nintendo over Donkey Kong costume outing Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    A man who says he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume at the Los Angeles Zoo has sued Nintendo. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1pQ3iG8 ) says Parker Mills sued ... More »

  • Balotelli sorry as FA probe 'racist' post
    Balotelli sorry as FA probe 'racist' post Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli apologised on Tuesday for posting a message on Instagram that appeared to contain racist and anti-Semitic references and which has sparked a Football Association investigation. More »

  • Balotelli Apologises Over 'Anti-Semitic' Pic
    Balotelli Apologises Over 'Anti-Semitic' Pic Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Liverpool and Italy player Mario Balotelli has apologised after posting a picture online which was labelled racist and anti-Semitic. More »

  • Jesse Jackson urging tech jobs for minorities
    Jesse Jackson urging tech jobs for minorities Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for more peaceful protests against the Ferguson police shooting but said the real agenda for civil rights in Seattle is increasing minorities employed by high-tech companies ... More »

  • Xbox Japan chief resigns after poor sales
    Xbox Japan chief resigns after poor sales Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Visitors play on a Xbox One at the Paris Games week show on October 29, 2014 in Paris More »

  • National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame: ___ 2014: Little green army men Bubbles Rubik's Cube ___ 2013: Rubber duck Chess ___ 2012: Dominoes Star Wars action figures ___ 2011: Blanket Dollhouse ... More »

  • NASA worker claims there was a secret manned mission to Mars in 1979
    NASA worker claims there was a secret manned mission to Mars in 1979 Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Conspiracy theorists have gone wild over a ‘confession’ from a woman who claims to be a former NASA employee that she saw human beings on Mars in 1979. More »

  • Mario character Toad is genderless, says Nintendo
    Mario character Toad is genderless, says Nintendo Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Nintendo boss makes shocking revelation about beloved Super Mario Bros. character More »

  • Review: 'Smash Bros.' makes brutality adorable
    Review: 'Smash Bros.' makes brutality adorable Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Every few years, Nintendo rounds up its most popular characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu, and has them beat the daylights out of each other. It's not exactly blood sport — there are no spine-shattering, "Mortal Kombat"-style fatalities, and everyone walks away smiling. Only Nintendo could make bare-knuckle brawling cute. More »

  • Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer
    Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly ... More »