Though THQ denied reports of trouble within its walls a few weeks ago, rumors are rumbling again that the company has seen drastic layoffs, including VP of tech Mark DeLoura...
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Remember the SNES sequel to Nintendo's B-list NES hit, Kid Icarus? The game's lush colors, chipcore soundtrack and challenging gameplay earned it a place in a generation's hearts - or they would have, if it had existed. But now it does...
So you tracked down Stadium Events and
spent a fortune on Air Raid. Now that you have two of the rarest games in the world, what better way to cap your video game collection
than with a $16,000 sealed NES set from 1985? And look--there just
happens to be one on eBay right now!...
Late yesterday US time, we reported on an article posted on Wired.com that had some big news pertaining to Shigeru Miyamoto, the man most associated with Mario, Zelda, and
almost every other thing Nintendo does. The article quoted the 59 year-old detailing how he was retiring from his current role within Nintendo to work on
smaller projects. Hours later, as Nintendo stock prices dropped following the
news, company representatives flat-out denied the reports, though they ultimately admitted (kind of)
that there was some truth to the news...
First off, here's the good news: Shigeru Miyamoto still works for Nintendo. The bad news is that he's taking a simpler position within the company. Instead of overseeing the biggest titles for the dev, from now on he'll be working on smaller projects and letting others oversee the huge franchises he helped create...
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.
of the first gaming magazines to hit newsstands, GamePro, is reportedly closing up shop. After over 20 years of producing monthly magazines (and a
recent switch to a quarterly format) and over ten years of running its website, the outlet will be ceasing its magazine production and closing down its site completely. While most of the
editorial staff is to be laid off, some will apparently be retained in
order to help GamePro Media in "refocusing its US business exclusively
on its growing custom publishing and solutions business."..
Line Cinema is developing a movie based on Midway's retro arcade title
Rampage. John Rickard, co-producer of Final Destination 5 and the
Nightmare on Elm Street remake, is meeting with writers to develop a
story around the game's conceit of “ordinary people become monsters
and smash everything.” The movie's intended as a tentpole
blockbuster release, which is Hollywood-talk for “this thing needs
to make a lot of money, and we're going to make sure it does by putting Bradley Cooper in it...”
Arcade icon and Atari alumnus Ed Logg
has been pegged to receive The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
(AIAS) 2012 Pioneer Award during the organization's 15th
Annual Interactive Awards next February.
Logg is widely regarded as one of
founder fathers of video gaming, having co-developed well known
coin-op games for Atari such as Asteroids, Super Breakout, Centipede,
and Gauntlet back in late '70s and early '80s. Logg also dabbled in the
home console field, writing code for Tengen's version of Tetris for
the NES, and later working on Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey and San
Francisco Rush for the N64...