Shigeru Miyamoto (you remember him: short fellow, father of gaming as we know it) showed up in a California mall last week to inspire awe and jealousy with a custom-built Super Miyamoto Kart. Is this how the Mario creator announces his continued non-retirement, or does he just want to sell some copies of MK7? Either way, he seemed to have a typically great time...
Self-employed musicians understand how challenging it can be to find work and pay the bills in this economy. In a competitive market, it's not always easy to ensure a steady income. But it's not uncommon for those working in the videogame industry to band together for a charitable event to help those in need. Novum Initium is the latest benefit album dedicated to working musicians who struggle to make ends meet due to illness or disability.
West Coast Customs, the auto shop made
famous for building dream machines in the show 'Pimp My Ride,'
recently joined Nintendo at the LA Auto Show to roll out two life
sized and fully operational racing karts based the cartoony vehicles
featured in the upcoming Mart Kart 7 for the 3DS. No word yet on how many big-screen TVs and turntables can be found in the trunk, or if they put a copy of Mario Kart 7 inside the kart so you could play Mario Kart inside of your Mario Kart...
In case you somehow missed the media blitz that was last
year’s Spike Video Game Awards, it’s a bit like a mini-E3 filled with B-list
celebs and terrible award show banter. Honestly the winners hardly matter
compared to all the trailers that premier there. Last year we got our first
glimpses of Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and Uncharted 3, and the year before they
revealed Arkham City. Now we already know that the Dec 10 event will have at
least three big announcements, with the reveal of an Alan Wake sequel, BioWare’s
next game, and the first time we’ll see Metal Gear Solid: Rising since E3 2010...
Nintendo is on track to report its
first ever annual loss come the end of its 2011 fiscal year.
Today, the company told press it expected to post losses of 20 billion yen
($264 million) by March 2012, marking a unenviable first for the
company since it began releasing its numbers back in 1981...
Nintendo is in the midst of its regular holiday push of all its consoles, with
the 3DS andDSi XL available in
festive new colors and game bundles. European fans have their choice of color (or
colour) for a new 3DS, and with it one of two games; across the pond US
customers get to pick between two new bundles for the slower but good-natured,
great-with-kids DSi XL...
You're all doubtless familiar with the recent Modern Warfare 3 trailer debut during the NBA Western Conference Finals. However, that wasn't the only crossover this week between videogame culture and a prestigious sporting event. As we're all championship figure-skating aficionados here, let's not pretend you didn't all see the silver medal-winning Russian performance: a gender-bending Super Mario pastiche. You've probably watched this thing to death already, but can’t we take just one more look? Together?...
Are video games art? Thank you, please stop asking. Should the question of "are video games art" be debated on Fox News by shiny middle-aged white dudes hollering confusedly about "taxpayer money?" Now there's a proposition to make you wish that whole Rapture thing had panned out...
Famitsu readers voted Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (known as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in Japan) as their 2010 game of the year. The results were announced via Famitsu's website on Friday. The annual mid-year poll serves as the closest thing to an Oscar-like best picture feature.
Pokemon Black & White took home the runner-up “best hit” award, while Heavy Rain took the prize for innovation. The rookie award for best new IP went to Ghost Trick. Special recognition was awarded to the following games...
Above: People who like football
Electronic Arts has held the exclusive rights to publish games with the NFL license since 2004, but all that may change with a recent lawsuit filed over the game developer’s Madden series. Law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro claims that the NFL exclusivity deal hurts consumers and makes it difficult for other developers to release competitive products, and are filing a class action lawsuit against EA on anti-trust grounds...