New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

| Aug 22, 2014

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

Xbox One launches in Japan — finally! After debuting in the West last fall, the Xbox One, Microsoft’s most powerful console gaming machine, is finally getting its long-awaited Japan release. Players will also be able to get the newest version of Kinect, Microsoft’s motion-control ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

| Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

by Brian Ashcraft

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the ...

Jun 21, 2014

Nintendo loses Wii patents suit in U.K.

Royal Philips NV has won a U.K. court ruling in a global battle over patents for recognizing hand gestures and motion on Nintendo Co.’s Wii gaming devices. Judge Colin Birss said a Nintendo unit infringed two Philips patents in the ruling Friday. Nintendo, the ...

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

by Keiichiro Otsuka

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that ...

Nintendo bolsters Wii U lineup with shooter game, toy platform

Jun 11, 2014

Nintendo bolsters Wii U lineup with shooter game, toy platform

Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata has delivered his clearest message yet to gamers about the company’s future: Don’t count the Wii U out yet. Nintendo, threatened with becoming an also-ran in the market for home consoles, announced a half-dozen new titles for the Wii ...

Nintendo's new 'Mario Kart 8' defies gravity

May 30, 2014

Nintendo's new 'Mario Kart 8' defies gravity

by Lou Kesten

“Mario Kart” is one of those rare video game series that truly everyone in the family can enjoy. Little kids love its energy and silliness, while even the grouchiest geezer can figure out how to drive a go-kart. Heck, even Tony Soprano played it. ...

Nintendo to target emerging markets in '15

May 8, 2014

Nintendo to target emerging markets in '15

by Takashi Amano and Aaron Clark

Nintendo, which has been struggling to win over consumers with its latest generation of game consoles, plans to expand in emerging markets with new devices starting next year. The Kyoto-based company will develop completely new game machines for emerging markets rather than sell cheaper ...