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...
is safe as Kirby, rapacious cutie-pie and king of the Nintendo
B-list, extends his boundless hunger into our own third dimension
today. 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure is a remake of the pink
all-devourer's second outing and NES debut. The 3D Classics line's been pretty sparse for
platformers so far (as in, there haven't been any), so an old-time
gem like this is a bit of a treat...
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...
Child’s Play is a charity
after our own hearts, as the organization (founded by the cartoonists behind
Penny Arcade) is about bringing videogames to sick children in hospitals. We
even took part in a little bit of charity for the organization during our recent
24-hour marathon. Now Child’s Play is entering its season of holiday charity
drives you can help out with, and that includes its yearly auction filled with
one of kind items that happens December 8...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. To celebrate
the decade of open-world gaming GTA III gave us, Rockstar's giving us
one of its just-announced, limited-edition, super-swank Claude Speed
action figures (which Rockstar sells
for $149.99) so that we can give it to one lucky reader. Made by Sideshow Collectibles and coming complete with two outfits,
eight weapons and nearly 30 points of articulation, Claude makes for an
impressive man-doll, but he's limited to a set of 1,500. One of those
1,500 could be yours...