Jan 15, 2016

Nintendo's Iwata honored for work on video games

Satoru Iwata, the late president of Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co., has won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 19th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards, according to the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The awards are seen as the Oscars ...

Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Oct 29, 2015

Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Nintendo Co. on Thursday pushed back the much-anticipated launch of its video game service for smartphones by a few months to March 2016, disappointing gaming fans as well as investors, who drove its shares down by more than 10 percent. Under a strategy announced ...

Good things come in threes

| Sep 26, 2015

Good things come in threes

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Veni, vidi — Vita! While there have been reports that the PS Vita handheld may be struggling overseas, in Japan it is still going strong — and there’s been a steady stream of new Japanese-developed games to prove it, including “Tokyo Xanadu” from studio ...

Nintendo names new president after Iwata death

Sep 14, 2015

Nintendo names new president after Iwata death

Nintendo has named a long-serving executive as president following the death in July of Satoru Iwata. Nintendo Co. said Monday that a board meeting decided to appoint Tatsumi Kimishima, 65, as president to strengthen management of the video game maker. A new title of ...

Nintendo celebrates 30th anniversary of Super Mario

Sep 13, 2015

Nintendo celebrates 30th anniversary of Super Mario

Nintendo on Sunday celebrated the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, one of the best-known characters in video game history, at an event where artists performed his theme music for fans dressed as the hyperactive plumber. Super Mario series creator Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage ...

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

| Jul 25, 2015

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

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Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world Mario’s dinosaur buddy Yoshi has a new yarn to spin. “Yoshi’s Woolly World” takes its cue from “Kirby’s Epic Yarn,” another wool-based Nintendo game, and it’s one of the most charming Nintendo platformers to date. The ...