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There’s a simple reason that Nintendo can’t keep up with demand for the SNES Classic and other consoles – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And…

Nintendo learned from two huge mistakes with the Wii U to make the Switch a runaway success – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U, was a failure. Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, is a runaway success. These folks just bought a Switch, and they’re psyched about it. AP Photo / Koji Sasahara That simple fact is a major part of the reason that it was so, so hard to find the Nintendo Switch for much of 2017.  “When you’re coming off the launch of the Wii U system,…

Desktop 2.0: What’s next for PC gaming in 2018 – MCV

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Naysayers have been ringing the PC gaming death knell for years, but take a closer look at the data and a different picture emerges. Since 2012, global PC gaming revenue has been growing almost every year, hitting a peak of $31.3bn (£23.3bn) in 2015, according to data from Newzoo. That’s a growth of 18 per cent since 2012.  Admittedly, Newzoo’s projected revenue figure for 2017 is currently just $29.4bn…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Phil Savage: Bald ambition It’s me, the person who reviewed Hitman eight times. After months of caretaking—adding new featured contracts and challenge packs—IO Interactive is now teasing “new content” to be announced later this month. Naturally I’m happy for more new Hitman, but, more than anything, the pre-announcement announcement reminds me of what a weird and precarious thing Hitman’s continued development is. When IO was cut loose from Square Enix,…

The Best Growth Stock in Gaming – Motley Fool

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Most of the major gaming companies trading in the U.S. have been in expansion mode for most of the last two decades. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) have been building or acquiring projects in Las Vegas and Asia, creating the behemoth companies we know today. But growth opportunities are few and far between right now, whether because of market saturation (Las Vegas) or limits…

There’s a simple reason that Nintendo can’t keep up with demand for the SNES Classic and other consoles – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And…

There’s a simple reason that Nintendo can’t keep up with demand for the SNES Classic and other consoles – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And…

There’s a simple reason that Nintendo can’t keep up with demand for the SNES Classic and other consoles – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And…

The Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner has been crowned! – Nintendo

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner has been crowned! A champion has been crowned! After battling it out through multiple rounds, Thomas Gonda, 21, of Oakland, California, has earned the title of Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner. Gonda, a self-proclaimed lifelong runner-up, came out on top this time and received a beautiful trophy commemorating his incredible achievement. Hosted by gaming personality Andrea Rene, the Nintendo World Championships 2017 followed 24…

There’s a simple reason that Nintendo can’t keep up with demand for the SNES Classic and other consoles – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And…

Nintendo learned from two huge mistakes with the Wii U to make the Switch a runaway success – Markets Insider

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U, was a failure. Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, is a runaway success. These folks just bought a Switch, and they’re psyched about it. AP Photo / Koji Sasahara That simple fact is a major part of the reason that it was so, so hard to find the Nintendo Switch for much of 2017.  “When you’re coming off the launch of the Wii U system,…

Desktop 2.0: What’s next for PC gaming in 2018 – MCV

Monday, October 09, 2017

Naysayers have been ringing the PC gaming death knell for years, but take a closer look at the data and a different picture emerges. Since 2012, global PC gaming revenue has been growing almost every year, hitting a peak of $31.3bn (£23.3bn) in 2015, according to data from Newzoo. That’s a growth of 18 per cent since 2012.  Admittedly, Newzoo’s projected revenue figure for 2017 is currently just $29.4bn…

Holy bad move, Batman: Video game includes image of actual Russian murder victim – AV Club

Monday, October 09, 2017

“Alfred, I need a few Excedrin for this media headache.” (Screenshot: Batman—The Telltale Series/Telltale Games) Today in stories about companies who really, really wish they had vetted images from their games a bit closer, we get a particularly unfortunate example of someone using a real-life tragedy as a substitute for an image of comic-book excitement. (Warning: Graphic image below.) PC Gamer reports that Telltale Games’ Batman: The Enemy Within episodic…

Videogame Debate: Do Big Hits Still Matter? – Barron’s

Monday, October 09, 2017

Videogame stocks have soared in recent months, and over the weekend Barron’s had positive things to say about the industry’s continued momentum. One Wall Street analyst offered up a very different take Monday morning. Cowen analyst Doug Creutz downgraded shares of Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive Software, and Ubisoft Entertainment to Market Perform based on his belief that the stocks will lose steam once a big wave a new games hits…

Microsoft Won’t ‘Distract Developers’ With Xbox One X VR Support Just Yet – UploadVR

Monday, October 09, 2017

We’re still expecting Microsoft’s Xbox One X console to get VR support at some point down the line, but the company doesn’t want to “distract” developers with integration in 2017. Albert Penello, Senior Director of Product Management and Planning at Microsoft, said as much to Wired in a recent interview. “We learned with Kinect and the Wii that just translating a typical game experience to VR is not a winning…

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases September 2017 Index – Markets Insider

Monday, October 09, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The AGEM Index experienced significant gains in September 2017. The composite index stood at 457.91 points at the close of the month, which represents an increase of 26.25 points, or 6.08 percent, when compared to August 2017. The AGEM Index reported a year-over-year increase for the 24th consecutive month and has climbed 151.05 points, or 49.23 percent, since…

Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games – TechCrunch

Monday, October 09, 2017

Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to side-load more games to the SNES CE through his Hakchi tool. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games pre-installed. In fact, the…

Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games – TechCrunch

Monday, October 09, 2017

Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to side-load more games to the SNES CE through his Hakchi tool. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games pre-installed. In fact, the…

Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games – TechCrunch

Monday, October 09, 2017

Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to side-load more games to the SNES CE through his Hakchi tool. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games pre-installed. In fact, the…