Nintendo has announced plans to introduce real-world toy figurines that could be used (and seemingly imported) into multiple games.
The company posted a $228 million net loss for its fiscal 2014 year (which ended on March 31). That reverses 2013’s profit of $71 million.
While Wii U sales languish and fans wonder where the big games are for the system, Nintendo has announced that it will once again bypass the traditional E3 press conference circuit, instead hosting its own ‘digital event’ that will be broadcast directly to fans on Tuesday June 10 at 9:00 am, PST.
What’s considered one of the rarest game to ever appear on a Nintendo system — if not the entire video game world — is about to become more widely available, though in a slightly different format.
Sometimes that’s legitimate. Sometimes, it’s user error. (And sometimes, it’s an odd mix of both.) Fixya has dug through over 40,000 complaints to determine the most common problems with each of the new machines on the market.
On February 24, Microsoft lowered the retail price of its next generation console in the UK from £429.99 to £399.99, the equivalent of a $50 price cut in the U.S. At the same time, the company unveiled an upcoming Titanfall bundle in both regions, which includes a copy of the system’s most anticipated game at no additional charge.
The bundling of such a big game raised some eyebrows, but the UK cut really set gaming forums ablaze. Was Microsoft acknowledging weakness in Xbox One sales? Was it “pulling a Nintendo” to remain competitive? Was the company throwing in the towel?
Not at all, but it’s clear the company — and its flagship console — have their work cut out for them.
Nintendo has announced a Yoshi-themed 3DS will go on sale March 14 – in conjunction with Yoshi’s New Island, the first Yoshi-themed title from the company in eight years.
Those days are coming to an end, though, as the company has announced plans to discontinue its Wi-Fi Connection service as part of the slow, ongoing sunsetting of both systems.
Nintendo’s famous gorilla has come a long way since his 1981 arcade debut. Initially a mortal enemy of Mario, Donkey Kong’s trajectory changed when Super Mario Bros. came along in 1985, bringing with it a new bad guy, Bowser, who promptly took over princess snatching duties in the Nintendo universe. Laid off from that gig, DK became a much friendlier mascot, keeping himself occupied with his family, saving hordes of bananas, taking up the bongos and wearing a tie.
His latest adventure, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, arrives this week for the Wii U. It’s being hailed as another winning game for the big ape, though how will it ultimately stack up against his greatest hits?
Christopher Roupe was shot when police in Euharlee, GA (about an hour northwest of Atlanta) showed up to serve a probation violation warrant for Roupe’s father. The officer says Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door, but the family argues otherwise.