Nintendo investor writes letter to Iwata, urges him to try in-app purchasing on mobile

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo isn’t keen on the mobile space, that much is abundantly clear, but one company investor has spoken out regarding a way the firm could reap great rewards in that space using in-app purchasing.


“Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher,” hedge fund manager Seth Fischer said in a letter to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, showing a worrying misunderstanding of the concept of value.

“We believe Nintendo can create very profitable games based on in-game revenue models with the right development team,” he went on. “The same people who spent hours playing Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and Legend of Zelda as children are now a demographic whose engagement on the smartphone is valued by the market at well over $100 billion.”

What’s next, paying real money for bonus Rupees, or different coloured armour for Samus?

While Nintendo is trying free-to-play with Steel Diver: Sub Wars, it’s staying clear of the mobile space, a move some people believe is hurting the firm.

But what do you think readers?

Via Wall Street Journal & Nintendo Life.


  • Portal Stories: Mel is a fantastic looking Portal 2 mod

    Portal Stories: Mel is a Portal 2 mod with over 20 levels, a new protagonist, and custom dialogue and story. And it looks smashing, really. The community created mod from Prism Studios takes place between Portal 1 and Portal 2. It stars a lady named Mel, who after being asleep for years, wakes to find […]

  • Elder Scrolls Online Update 6 contains new inventory feature

    Along with Provisioning, and the Champion and Justice system, Update 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online will include the Collections feature. The new feature allows player to organize various items such as costumes, pets, mounts in tab format. This will serve as a way to free up inventory space. Items which can be sorted through […]

  • Dying Light Easter Eggs include the Master Sword, Super Mario, others

    Dying Light has more Easter Eggs than just the Destiny loot cave. There’s Plants vs Zombies, Super Mario Bros., and even one from Techland’s own Dead Island. Over on the Steam community page for Dying Light, Steam user Garbett has compiled all the Easter Eggs found in the game so far. He’s even posted links […]

  • Final Fantasy 14 DirectX 11 upgrade coming with Heavensward expansion

    Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will finally support DirectX 11 when its first major expansion, Heavensward, releases later this year. According to the latest producer’s letter (thanks, D’toid), the switch from DX9 to DX11 won’t apply dramatic changes. Instead, players will note finer aspects made to the MMO’s graphical quality, such as more realistic […]

  • Frozen Cortex updated with single-player mode, set for February release

    Frozen Cortex, the spiritual successor to Frozen Synapse, has been updated with a single-player mode. Known as Frozen Endzone at one point, the simultaneous-turn-based tactical game now sports the following features: Knockout – A rogue-like permadeath-type mode where you need to get as far you can without losing a single match, using only limited randomized) […]

  • Blizzard to continue adding Heroes of the Storm characters until it “gets sick of it”

    Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA currently has 33 heroes and the developer said it plans to continue adding more heroes until it “gets sick of it.” Speaking with PC Gamer, the game’s game director Dustin Browder said there are currently six other heroes being tested internally, but there’s “no secret number” of heroes planned […]

  • Safety violations at hotel force Smash Bros. tournament to change venues

    After a Fire Marshall shut down the Apex 2015 event being held at a hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey due to safety concerns, the Super Smash Bros. tournament was been moved to another location. The event was cancelled at the hotel on day one of the tournament before the first match could be started, after […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D screens show how the game looks on New 3DS

    New screenshots of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D have been released, giving you a better idea of what the handheld version of the Wii port looks like. The New 3DS and New 3DS XL title is being handled by Monster Games, which ported Donkey Kong Country Returns to 3DS. A new bonus mode is included, allowing players […]

  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch made $4.9M, sold 460,000 copies

    Octodad developer Young Horses announced on Twitter yesterday Octodad: Dadliest Catch sold 459,735 units its first year, bringing in $4.9 million in revenue. According to infographic posted by the indie team, 55% of sales came from PC and 39% from PlayStation 4. Other stats note 200 million Let’s Play views for Octodad and the one […]

  • Square’s Project Code Z is a free-to-play Spelunker title for Japan

    Project Code Z, the upcoming PlayStation 4 title Square Enix has been teasing, was revealed this weekend during its NicoNico Live stream at Tokaigi 2015. The game is called Minna de Spelunker Z and is the latest installment for Spelunker. In development at Tozai Games, according to Siliconera the game the free-to-play platfomer is similar […]

  • Action and stealth triple packs from Square hit North America in March

    Square Enix will be releasing two game packages in North America which include three games each. The Ultimate Action Triple Pack contains Just Cause 2, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider. The Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack contains Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman: Absolution and Thief. Released in Europe last year, both packs will be released in […]

  • The Order: 1886 TV spot to be shown during Super Bowl XLIX

    A TV spot advertising The Order:1886 is posted below, which Sony says will be shown “before Sunday’s big game.” Said big game is Super Bowl XLIX, obviously. Below you will find the Japanese version of the Airship gameplay video we posted back in December (thanks, Evil Avatar). This version of the video was shown during […]

  • Metal Gear Rising 2 teased for PS4 at Taipei Game Show

    During the Taipei Game Show in Taiwan this weekend, Sony showed a sizzle reel of its PS4 line-up, and included was a possible tease for Metal Gear Rising 2. You can see it for yourself in the video below pulled from the presentation by AGB, but don’t blink. It’s only shown for a second. Literally. […]

  • Madden 15 predicts Super Bowl XLIX winner

    Like every year, the latest Madden game – in this case Madden NFL 15 – predicts the winner of the Super Bowl. This year isn’t any different. Despite the Seattle Seahawks leading the first half of the game, Madden 15 predicts The New England Patriots will walk away with the coveted Super Bowl 49 trophy. […]

  • The time has come for another Majora’s Mask 3D video

    Nintendo has released a new video for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and it’s almost three minutes long. Enjoy. Majora’s Mask 3D arrives in stores alongside New 3DS XL in North America and Europe on February 13.

  • Here’s an in-depth breakdown of Battlefield Hardline’s beta video

    Want an in-depth look at some of the Battlefield Hardline changes noted in the latest trailer for the game? Westie has you covered. In the video below, our Battlefield expert notes the significant changes made to Battlefield’s long-standing Reflex Sight. The reticle has been changed from a Red Dot to a Yellow Triangle, which Westie […]

  • Take 90% off when you purchase the GOG Devolver Game & Watch bundle

    GOG and Devolver Digital have teamed up to offer a deal which includes games such as Hotline Miami and movies for 90% off. Starting today through February 3, individual games and movies can be purchased for 50% off the regular price, or you can grab all in bundle form for 90% off ($13.75). The Devolver […]

  • Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch announces departure from Gearbox

    Borderlands 2 writer and Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? creator Anthony Burch has announced his departure from Gearbox Software. Burch announced on Twitter today he had left the developer to work as the lead writer on an original Hulu series from Freddie Wong’s RocketJump. The show will be produced by Lionsgate. The new series will expand […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video shows contents included in Collector’s Edition

    Some lovely gameplay screenshots and a video showcasing the Collector’s Edition for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD have been released by Square Enix in order to tempt you into purchasing one. The video shows off the artwork of illustrator Yoshitaka Amanthe and also provides a look at the exclusive content included in the limited product such […]

  • The new modes in DmC: Definitive Edition sound agonizingly difficult

    The PlayStation Blog has posted a hands-on with DmC: Definitive Edition which includes more details pertaining to the collections new game modes. According to the article, one of the new addition is Turbo Mode, which ups the game’s speed by 20%, which makes fighting off hordes monsters much more challenging. A new difficulty level titled […]

  • Reminder: GTA 5 PC pre-order incentive ends February 1

    Just a friendly reminder for those planning on pre-ordering GTA 5 for PC: the free game and $1 million $GTA incentive ends on February 1, which is this Sunday. As previously reported, those who pre-order will be handed $500,000 in-game cash for GTA 5 and and $500,000 for GTA Online. Pre-order by February 1, and […]

  • Free Evolve: Hunters Quest launches for smartphones, tablets

    A free companion app for Evolve has been released on smartphones and tablets titled Evolve: Hunters Quest. Developed by 2K studio Cat Daddy Games, Evolve: Hunters Quest is a match three puzzle-combat game with over 100 missions set in the Evolve universe. Players join a team of Hunters on the planet Shear to find unique […]

  • Super Bowl participants play Mortal Kombat X in latest Clueless Gamer segment

    Late Night talk show host Conan O’Brien aired another Clueless Gamer segment last night, and it featured NFL players Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski playing Mortal Kombat X. Seattle Seahawks running back Lynch and and New England Patriots tight end Gronkowski will go up against one another during Super Bowl 49 this coming Sunday, February […]

  • Full release of Prison Architect to occur in 2015

    Prison Architect, which first surfaced in 2011, will finally be released at some point this year. After numerous updates over the years, and over a million units sold, Introversion said a mobile version is also in development. Prison Architect is still currently in alpha, and started life as a crowdfunding project on the developer’s website […]

  • Bloodborne console bundle confirmed, new Chalice Dungeons video

    The Bloodborne PlayStation 4 console bundle which popped up on Amazon Spain yesterday, has been confirmed by Sony for release across Europe. The bundle includes a black PS4 console, matching Dualshock 4, and a physical copy of the game. Prospective buyers are encouraged to check their local retailers for pre-order options. Sony has also released […]

  • Parkour saves Dying Light from the edge of mediocrity

    Techland’s latest scrapes together enough fun to help you survive the winter. But only just. “There’s a great sense of vertigo in Dying Light. Techland has done a thorough job of building a tiered city that you can scale quickly and easily.” Dying Light doesn’t do itself any favours in the first 30 minutes. It […]

  • GTA 5 looks a lot like Limbo without textures

    Every screenshot you see for Grand Theft Auto 5 is carefully textured, carefully lit. But what if everything was tripped down to basic silhouettes? Artist Kim Laughton has created a project called los_santos.obj. It strips the well-detailed GTA 5 textures from the landscape shots, resulting in a haunting, Limbo-like aesthetic, that brings depth into the […]

  • #IDARB made free on Xbox One a few days early

    February’s Games with Gold game on Xbox One, #IDARB, has been made free a few days ahead of schedule. #IDARB is a couch co-op, arcade sports game. It’s also February’s free Games with Gold game on Xbox One. But you don’t need to wait until February. The game is available right now through the Xbox […]

  • 300 staff offered voluntary retirement as Sega focuses on mobile and online PC games

    The jobs of around 300 employees at Sega will be cut amid ongoing restructuring of the company. Sega has released a note today advising that 300 of its staff members will be solicited for voluntary retirement. The company is going through restructuring and as it realigns its focus on smartphone and online PC games. 120 […]

  • Watch the first gameplay footage for Sid Meier’s Starships

    The first gameplay footage for Sid Meier’s Starships has been shown through a developer Twitch stream. Developer Firaxis hosted a Twitch live-stream yesterday to give everyone their first look at Sid Meier’s Starships, the upcoming turn-based strategy set in the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe. Sid Meier even shows up at one point, so watch the […]

  • Life is Strange reviews round-up, all the scores

    The first episode of Life is Strange comes out today. So, is it worth your time? Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game in the style of recent Telltale games. The game is developed by Dontnod, the team behind Remember Me. A few outlets have gone live with their reviews of the first episode […]

  • No PC specs yet for Battlefield Hardline, but should be close to Battlefield 4

    Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games has said that the PC requirements for the game won’t be that much different from those of Battlefield 4. Visceral Games has been pretty active on Twitter recently, revealing details about the game and the upcoming beta, as well as answering fan questions. The developer tweeted this earlier regarding the […]

  • Hearthstone: Team Archon releases player following cheating allegations

    Hearthstone’s Team Archon has released member Raphael ‘Hosty’ Tsantili from the team following cheating allegations. The cheat allegations originated in a Reddit thread that showed Hosty watching the his opponent’s stream, AKA stream sniping. The match was played against Lifecoach in the Pinnacle 2 tournament. Team Archon later announced the news in a tweet. “Archon […]

  • H1Z1 survival guide: tips and tutorials for surviving your first days

    It’s a zombie-eat-man world out there, newbie. Follow this guide and you may survive to see the sun come up. H1Z1 wants to be the new DayZ. Whether or not it has the depth to truly compete is yet to be seen, but first impressions are solid. You may be here for some time. That’s […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 30, 31

    Xur’s weekly shopping event has commenced with the usual assortment of Exotics. Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrive at the Tower in Destiny for yet another week of mystifying lines murmuring and Exotic gear trading. Strange Coins and Motes of Light are the only currencies he accepts. Along with the usual suspects, Xur will […]


  1. Lloytron

    And that my friends, is why investors do not make good game developers. Hopefully they will tell him to stick it, or advise him where else to spend his money.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Dragon

    “Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher,”
    I am thinking…

    However, you also have to see where the interest of shareholders lie. Most of them have short term views on money making. But, really, one shouldn’t forget the crux of the reason why these voices are coming up. Its because they know the current ninty management and system is a big failure, alongwith “please understand” Iwata.
    Show the results, or see the door, the mantra of a publicly traded company.

    These are the sort of people Iwata needs to answer, since they pay him, not their fanboys.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. polygem

    iwata is a great ceo and the wiiu is a great device that will probably build a bridge to their next machine. the 2 screen nintendo device is more or less a given now and i think that´s a good thing because it works exceptionally well. the wiiu is not a failure at all but having 2 systems that, to a large degree, play very similar software isn´t working anymore. that was the mistake nintendo made and sony made it too with the vita. they need to focus on one device in the future and concentrate all their dev power on that. going mobile is a very shortsighted view and it would harm their brands and ip´s in the long run. it´s not an option, it would be a wrong move. i am glad that iwata seems to be strong and confident enough to realise that and because of this he is absolutely the right guy in the right position.
    nintendo have done a lot to become more modern, in fact, in many areas they feel so much more innovative, unique and modern than their competition. nintendo are different by design and that´s a good thing. they will be fine. their software is better than ever too. don´t worry be happy – there will be colourful rainbows again soon.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. The_Red

    “Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher,”
    Wow… that is the worst game related thing I’ve read in some time. Seriously, while I do agree that Nintendo should start looking at mobile, the super disgusting way he is talking about is definitely NOT the way.

    Of course, just because Iwata and his useless board are not supporting that stupid idea of 99 cents for higher jumps, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be fired. He struck gold with Wii and DS, then made EVERY possible mistake with 3DS (Which according to people like Jaffe, is allowed as his first major mistake) and then repeated ALL of them with Wii U (Which should NOT be tolerated at all).

    #4 11 months ago
  5. wicktus

    I don’t think those investors are aware of the concept of REPUTATION and IMAGE, they think that in app purchase and Pay2win are here to stay, but overall I think people are more and more aware of the fact that the’yre not actually playing to win but paying to win, look at all the forums or the ratings in app stores.

    Nintendo may be a little broke but AT LEAST they don’t f#ck their fanbase, each nintendo game is made by interested dev and not just greedy bastards, donkey kong TF is another example, but if you see for instance Animal crossing : 4M units sold, they could’ve added A LOT of DLC, they know that it would critically damage their reputation and they do not need that at all, they may not have modern hardwares, or top notch services, but they have the reputation regarding their 1p, the majority aknowledge that mario kart, pokemon, Super smahs are one of the best 1p :) and are all system sellers

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Joe Musashi

    “..the wiiu is not a failure at all..”

    The delusion is strong with this one. Even when the corporation making the product has mentioned how it is failing, the blind devotion denies reality.

    When you can’t accept reality your views have zero credibility.

    Also, the hypersensitivity that prompted another sales pitch from a perfectly neutral article demonstrates a mindset incapable of accepting or tolerating any critique that doesn’t match personal bias.

    The actions on [constant] display speak far louder than any words of protestation do. As will be demonstrated shortly.


    #6 11 months ago
  7. OlderGamer

    A couple of stories today, having the same issues. So I guess my theme of the day is Suits and how they ruin the game industry. Being an investor is fine. Wanting a return on that investment is fine. But leave the games to the people that eat, drink and sleep games. Leave it to the artists. The designers. Leave it to the people that dedicate their lives to pursuing their life long passion of creating and crafting worth while experiences.

    Leave games in the hands of the game people.

    Having an investor tinker with a demand changes to the craft is a lot like having a football club owner stepping onto the field and making roster adjustments and game strategy changes. Best to leave that to the coaching staff.

    I fully understand that games are a biz and anything that makes money attracts the suits. However the industry was built on the backs of New IP ( ), not established franchises able to be milked. The industry thrives off of the creative vision of, and passion of people that care a lot less about creating new/more revenue streams then they do creating worthwhile, entertaining, captivating experiences for their fans.

    What do you call 1000 suits at the bottom of the ocean?

    A good start.

    Ok, ok, I know these people have a purpose here. I get that. But they should know their role. Stay out of the way. Let people do their jobs. And most important they should understand that their influence is changing this industry, I think in a bad way. They should be careful what they whish for…what they push for. They might just get it, and that could change the games so drasticly that the fans will walk away .

    Not going to rant forever here, but one last thought.

    We saw this with Sony last gen and with MS and Nintendo this gen, I think they took the gamers for granted. You have to prove yourself and your value every day in this industry(in many industries in fact). Just because you build it, doesn’t mean fans will come. MS and Nintendo built systems that most people don’t want, people aren’t buying them the way they had hoped. Sony had that problem with their handhelds and their PS3. Having success once or twice doesn’t guarantee success every time. Very few gamers actually blindly loyal to one brand. You have to represent value with each and every offering.

    Having 99cents for Mario to jump a little higher, for example, is only going to drive fans away.
    Peddling the same old worn out franchises will lead fans to become bored and seek new experiences else where. And forcing products and policies on to the scene that fans don’t like or want(I am looking at you MS and Nintendo) will also end up alienating fans.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. OlderGamer

    “They might just get it, and that could change the games so drasticly that the fans will walk away .”

    …from the products that these suits are pushing for….not from the entire industry.

    Wanted to clear that up before some yahoo tries and picks apart what I said for the sake of trying to win the internet.

    And really VG247, we need an edit button.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Michael Ireland

    #9 11 months ago
  10. polygem

    @Joe Musashi

    if you look at the expected sales the wiiu can be described as a failure (for now, status quo)

    that´s ONE way to look at this, i give you that.

    if you look at the actual fact that it absolutely achieves what was expected and desired in a creative way. i think the wiiu is a huge success.

    that´s my point and i stand by that.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. The_Red

    @polygem But how did Wii U achieve anything creatively? It’s 2 best games are:
    - Remake of a GameCube title that didn’t need GamePad.
    - Sequel to a 3DS that doesn’t really use GamePad.

    It’s true creative goal was to make GamePad matter in terms of dual screen gameplay, something that Wii Sports did for Wii. The whole point of Wii U was to continue the Wii-family and turn GamePad into the next great step while ALSO being a console that both casuals and hardcore games buy (According to Nintendo’s own Iwata). When the console has failed on ALL of those accounts AND is the worst selling Nintendo console of all time, there is no other word to describe it but failure.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. salarta

    It took me a bit to fit an article outside VG247 that actually says this 99 cents to jump higher thing, since WSJ is behind a paywall.

    And holy fuck, if that’s the actual plan, then this guy is an asshole. A proposal to make mobile phone games, I can understand. Part of why Nintendo got so popular, at least in the U.S., was the cartoons and candy and cards and everything they put out with the NES that the company doesn’t do anymore.

    But “pay 99 cents to jump higher” is exploitation. That’s pure unadulterated greed talking. That’s a guy that doesn’t give a damn about quality, good business sense, treating people respectfully. That’s a guy that wants cash cash cash and doesn’t care what it takes to get it.

    If Nintendo listens to him, they’re screwed. I should also say it does give some excellent insight as to why Nintendo makes certain decisions, and does present the notion that perhaps their current situation is the least of all evils that the greedy business types are trying to force on them.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. polygem


    i really think that this is only a small part of the story.

    it does not sell well but it delivered in almost every aspect anyway. almost everyone who has a wiiu enjoys it and that´s no miracle because it´s a great console.

    -zombiu made a huge difference with the pad and imo it is one of the best videogames of the last few years – because of the pad. the gamepad helped A LOT to make this game as immersive as it is. completely underrated gem this one. completely. almost worth buying a wiiu for that alone.

    -playing nsmb coop or rayman is just great with the pad

    - you have your cods etc. sometimes even the best looking versions of them.

    -wonderful 101 uses the pad in a very unique way too

    -off screen play in general is a huge deal

    -miiverse alone is worth shipping a console with a pad tbh

    -lots of indies, finally regular sales – don´t forget wii bc

    it´s far from a failure. it is a great concept that works well and i am sure that we will see some great games that will show that even more.
    i also don´t think that every game has to use the pad to legitimate it´s existence.

    i don´t think that the poor sales proof that the basic concept of the console isn´t working and therefore it is a failure. i believe that people don´t want, or can´t afford 2 different nintendo machines anymore. you can see these difficulties on the vita/ps4 as well. if people buy several gaming devices they buy one from nintendo PLUS a playstation or xbox and that makes a lot of sense.

    the dual screen idea works and people love it. they only seem to prefer the 3ds in delivering that experience, that´s why nintendo needs to focus on one device next time. this way they do not have to split dev creativity also, which is another big plus. third party support wont be that important then anymore either.

    calling it a failure just isn´t the appropriate term. it´s a one dimensional look at the situation and it reduces it to just one piece of the puzzle. therefore it´s a flawed conclusion. the story of the wii this far is about a great system that didn´t meet it´s sales expectations. there is a difference between that and a failure.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. polygem

    sorry guys. we need that edit button back asap, like, yesterday.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    I um, find this notion silly. So no, just no.

    The Wii U is a failure? In reality yes, in make-believe land? God no! Personal objective enjoyment is not linked to the status of a platform. It is just that, personal objective enjoyment. Saying sales is a small piece of the puzzle is stretching just to suit your warped, repetitious viewpoint. And saying a manufacturer does not need third parties when they themselves admitted they do. Even if their actions towards getting those third parties is completely baffling.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    @Legendaryboss Is ignorance RE third party.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. polygem

    i love how you keep twisting things. it is indeed legendary.
    i have said “third party support wont be that important then anymore” that´s not “saying a manufacturer does not need third parties”. in fact there is a huge difference.
    just like bad sales do not necessarily mean that something is a failure.
    i think this perfectly shows why you really fail to get my point all the time. i have perfectly explained it. just read it, scratch the twisting…you´ll get it.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. polygem

    one more try to explain this.
    the wiiu has a value for nintendo in the long term. it is a solid, reliable, fun machine with top quality software. the miiverse is a huge improvement and a great and unique take on social online. it´s something i am sure nintendo will continue to push with their next machines. for that they will need some sort of tablet controller. there´s no way back from that now so i am sure we will see something like it in their next device. that alone proves that the term failure is absolutely inappropriate if you keep the bigger picture in mind. calling it a failure is generalizing things and it is a very narrow – minded, short – sighted analysis of the situation.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Dragon

    Some numbers for a gentleman named OlderGamer who told me how he wholeheartedly believes the rating agencies and chances of bankruptcy estimations.–Nintendo-Co-Ltd–Sony-Corporation

    How is your opinion how?

    Btw, this comment is only for OG, lets see if others have self-control not to jump on comments which are made in good language not aimed at them.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. CharlesLupula

    The Wii U has been a giant failure and this sort of talk wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t. This is only the beginning. Investors are tired of “please understand.” They want results. Iwata is incapable of them.

    And yes, the Wii U is a failure. Just because you enjoy it doesn’t mean that it didn’t fail. I loved the Saturn as a fan of fighting games, but it’d take a ridiculous amount of delusion to think that that system wasn’t a failure, as well. Millions and billions of dollars are not invested in things so that a small group of people can say they have fun with them. That money is invested to return a profit. If it isn’t returning a profit, it’s a failure. Fact. Period. Point blank.

    And speaking of failure, why is there no article on Nintendo giving Wii and DS owners a mouthful of dick , by shutting down the Wii and DS online infrastructures, in a naked attempt to force them to buy Wii U’s and 3DS?

    #20 11 months ago
  21. Joe Musashi

    Well, whaddya know – the demonstrated actions of the reality-denying delusional fanboy speak far louder than their protestations.

    Who could possibly have seen that coming?!


    #21 11 months ago
  22. Dragon

    “why is there no article on Nintendo giving Wii and DS owners a mouthful of dick , by shutting down the Wii and DS online infrastructures, in a naked attempt to force them to buy Wii U’s and 3DS?”

    Well, whatdaya know, I wonder if such actions of ninty are purposefully ignored by some.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. CharlesLupula

    @Dragon Ah, thanks for that. I blame this weird new format the site has. I looked and couldn’t find an article on it.

    Now I wonder if there are almost no comments on it because people don’t want to admit it when Nintendo does something fucked up or they never read it because, like me, they couldn’t find it on the site.

    #23 11 months ago
  24. Dragon

    That seems plausible too. But when you see someone on the site round the clock commenting on a multitude on articles, ones that are way older, it arouses some suspicion.

    Well, either way, whatever. Going around in circles for a millionth time isn’t funny. Guess I will eat some popcorns, no? :lol:

    #24 11 months ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    Fine my bad, implying that third parties will no longer necessary because of a focus on one platform is ignorance and is a big gamble on their part, it could end up being a Wii U 2 saleswise. Contrary to your viewpoint that bad sales don’t matter, it does in reality. You won’t see a Wii U 2? (LOL that won’t make sense) if Wii U continues on its path. There is a difference between “great device” and “bad sales”, you cannot say the latter doesn’t matter in regards to success/failure and try to replace it with personal objective enjoyment to make it seem like a success: it doesn’t work that way. You can’t equate success or failure with personal objective enjoyment.

    Your viewpoint doesn’t need explaining, it needs something but explaining isn’t one. Yeah that repetitious explanation just shows your equating personal objective enjoyment with success/failure and i should note ‘well man thats just your opinion’and if i go on the forum to the Wii U thread someone did the same albeit in a less love lettery tone. You should also know that failure and success is subjective to change and unless Mario Kart 8 & SSB does something to drastically change Wii U’s fortune then is at the moment, failing. Your personal objective enjoyment/opinion is not the bigger picture, its something but not the big picture.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. Legendaryboss

    @polygem I will agree we need that edit button back.

    #26 11 months ago
  27. polygem

    i am not talking about personal enjoyment here. not in the slightest. i stated objective facts about some of the many positive things the wiiu offers and pointed out why i believe that these achievements in console design will turn out to become a success for nintendo as a whole in the long term. therfore i believe that calling something a failure only because it doesn´t sell well is a very one dimensional analysis of the situation that ignores the many fields in which the wiiu shines. i offered a view on why i think the wiiu isn´t selling so well and what nintendo could do to fix this situation. i think it´s the same scenario that we have with the vita and ps4 but vice versa. the solution is a focus on one device in the future – that doesn´t make the wiiu as a whole a failure. i see it more like a gap filling device, a creative signpost of things to come…but i have said that already. multiple times. we always dance the same dance. we do not have to agree about this. your arguments do not convince me though. not at all. imo they are pretty damn ignorant and autocratic.
    let us talk again in a few years and analyse this situation again.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. Legendaryboss

    @polygem LOL at objective facts :) LOL at if it isn’t a love letter it will never convince me :) LOL at calling my viewpoint Autocratic & Ignorant :) You just have to laugh :D

    Now it makes sense, any viewpoint which doesn’t include the usage of rainbows and any other nonsensical words, isn’t based on reality and real life facts, doesn’t make omissions to support my love letters is a flawed conclusion reeking of ignorance and is autocratic. Never mind the fact that you want to equate success or failure with personal objective enjoyment and YES that is what your posts contain in regards to the above. Again you just have to laugh :)

    What you fail to understand is that i never asked for an explanation nor did i ask for a repetitious love letter, that is all on you. So look in the mirror, these love letters are your own doing and isn’t my request or anyones for that matter.

    #28 11 months ago
  29. polygem

    glad that you are having fun.
    no love letters here (you used that term a bit too much in your last post for my taste – sounds disturbing, just a tip)
    i do not love nintendo at all – i just enjoy their current systems and i think that they are on a good way into a successful future despite a currently weak wiiu.
    everything points in that direction if you can read between the lines.

    #29 11 months ago
  30. TheWulf


    If Nintendo brings this to the 3DS or anywhere else, I’m done with them. I can’t tolerate anyone who utilises in-app purchases to exploit their players, and I definitely can’t support them. I’m sick of seeing this, and I’m sick of sleepwalkers just allowing themselves to be exploited.

    So… no. No. No! That’s all I have to say about that.

    #30 11 months ago
  31. SinfulKnight

    Yes, because the one thing gamers are happy with is paying more money after paying full price for a incomplete game.

    Even free games with in-app purchases are crap. Why can’t the game just be good with stuff you can unlock by working for it. Na, throw money at the problem.

    I really don’t like it and while Nintendo needs help this is NOT the solution.

    #31 11 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Battlefield Hardline beta will be 11GB, pre-load date revealed

    The file size for the open beta of Battlefield Hardline has been confirmed along with some pre-load information. EA posted a handy FAQ that reveals a few small details you may missed about the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline. The beta download will be between 10-11GB on PC, Xbox One and PS4. As for Xbox […]

  • Competition: Win graphic novel Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

    We have five digital copies of acclaimed graphic novel Ricky Rouse Has A Gun to give away on iPad. Ricky Rouse Has a Gun – Out Now from Oiffy on Vimeo. Named one on the best graphic books of 2014 by The Boston Globe Ricky Rouse Has A Gun has been praised by Minecraft creator […]

  • Dying Light reviews round-up, all the scores

    A few reviews of Dying Light have started going live and we’ve gathered them all. As you’re probably aware, review copies for Dying Light were sent to outlets only 24 hours before the release date. As a result, it’s taking most of them a while to play and asses the game. There are a few […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – epic kills and loot rage

    Destiny Guardians continue to prove they are the funniest, most talented and wildly handsome players around. This week’s top Destiny videos are a short but sweet bunch. We’ve mostly got Crucible material this time, kicking off with two particularly awesome kills. This first one comes from Steven Genore. I don’t want to call it a […]

  • Ouya scores $10 million cash injection – rumour

    Ouya has been granted a new lease on life thanks to a hefty investment. Ouya games and software may be added to Alibaba’s set top box following a $10 million investment, according to rumours out of the financial world. The Wall Street Journal cited “people familiar with the matter” for the news. No further details […]

  • Chinese console trial to expand nation-wide

    China will open its borders to video game consoles. Last year, the Chinese government allowed a trial of video game console sales in Shanghai, ending a 14 year ban. Bloomberg reports the trial went well enough that China has elected to allow the business nation-wide. Platform holders still have to wait on local governments, who […]

  • 3DS life to date sales top 50 million, Wii U at 9.2 million

    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]