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The Xbox One Effectively Costs $230 This Week – Forbes

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

While this is not the “Sale! Sale! Sale!” glossy section of the newspaper, it has become clear that Microsoft is running a promotion that is slipping under the radar for many, and is actually the single best deal on any new-gen console we’ve seen since their 2013 launch. In the wake of E3, Microsoft has released both a $400 1TB Xbox One and permanently lowered the price of the 500 GB…

Burnout Dev Criterion Nearly Made a F-Zero Wii U Game – IGN

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By Luke Karmali It’s been revealed Nintendo once asked Burnout developer Criterion to create a new F-Zero title to launch with the Wii U. According to Nintendo Life, Nintendo of Europe wanted Criterion to have a brief demo of the game ready to show at E3 2011 before the full game launched alongside the Wii U, but unfortunately this tight turnaround meant the developer had to turn it down as…

Nintendo’s Reggie Talks Metroid, Amiibo, And (Of Course) Mother 3 – Kotaku

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My annual interviews with Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime are upbeat affairs. He’s always feeling good about the line-up and remains unruffled as I pepper him with as many questions about as many topics as I can squeeze in. If you’ve seen Reggie interviews before—or if you’ve done them—you know what you’re going to get. His domain is Nintendo of America, which is, Treehouse localization team aside, primarily a…

Xbox One team "built a virtual Xbox 360 entirely in software" for backwards … – WinBeta

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Sony’s Play Station 4 keeps up with Microsoft’s Xbox One – Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The latest battlefront in the console wars concerns memory. Bigger games require bigger hard drives, and a week after Microsoft officially announced it is releasing a new version of the Xbox One with 1 terabyte of memory – double the standard 500 gigabytes of storage in a traditional Xbox One – Sony responded Monday that a 1-terabyte version of the PlayStation 4 will be released in Europe, Asia, and Africa next…

Miyamoto on where the Wii U went wrong – Destructoid

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

4 hours ago – 11:00 PM on 06.22.2015 // Jordan Devore   @DtoidJordan I’m happy with mine NPR had a nice chat with long-time designer Shigeru Miyamoto about the origins of his characters and how he first got started with Nintendo a few decades ago. Lovely. He also opened up about the Wii U’s lackluster sales. Asked if the cost was an issue, Miyamoto said “I don’t think it’s just…

Why it feels inevitable that Nintendo will pursue VR (or AR) – CNET

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Evan-Amos, via Wikimedia Commons It was somewhere around 1995. I was stopping by the SmithHaven Mall with my dad, making my pilgrimage to Electronics Boutique. Sitting on the counter was a Virtual Boy. It stood on a tripod, but looked like a mini VR helmet. I knew about virtual reality from pterodactyl-filled mall arcade games, and in magazines like Omni, or the many movies and books ranging from “Virtual Light”…

Opinion – Why Nintendo’s Digital Event Was My Favorite E3 Conference – IGN

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By Jared Petty I liked Nintendo’s E3 digital event. Some of that affinity derives from the Muppet-shaped hole in my heart, a void that only a felt-and-plush Satoru Iwata could fill. IGN’s official review of the presentation highlights some real problems with what Nintendo did (or didn’t) have to show off this year, but I came out of the digital event smiling, excited, and happy, because Nintendo is giving me…

Games, graphics cards and VR: PC gaming stays relevant at E3 2015 – Gizmag

Monday, June 22, 2015

Starting with the games, the PC Gaming Show provided a look at upcoming strategy title Total War: Warhammer. The developer discussed the challenges of moving the franchise out of its comfort zone, melding it with the tabletop strategy game’s fantasy world. We’re yet to see gameplay of the title yet, but it’s certainly a promising project. Developer Hello Games announced that its space exploration game No Man’s Sky will launch…

Opinion – Why Nintendo’s Digital Event Was My Favorite E3 Conference – IGN

Monday, June 22, 2015

By Jared Petty I liked Nintendo’s E3 digital event. Some of that affinity derives from the Muppet-shaped hole in my heart, a void that only a felt-and-plush Satoru Iwata could fill. IGN’s official review of the presentation highlights some real problems with what Nintendo did (or didn’t) have to show off this year, but I came out of the digital event smiling, excited, and happy, because Nintendo is giving me…

Opinion – Why Nintendo’s Digital Event Was My Favorite E3 Conference – IGN

Monday, June 22, 2015

By Jared Petty I liked Nintendo’s E3 digital event. Some of that affinity derives from the Muppet-shaped hole in my heart, a void that only a felt-and-plush Satoru Iwata could fill. IGN’s official review of the presentation highlights some real problems with what Nintendo did (or didn’t) have to show off this year, but I came out of the digital event smiling, excited, and happy, because Nintendo is giving me…

Opinion – Why Nintendo’s Digital Event Was My Favorite E3 Conference – IGN

Monday, June 22, 2015

By Jared Petty I liked Nintendo’s E3 digital event. Some of that affinity derives from the Muppet-shaped hole in my heart, a void that only a felt-and-plush Satoru Iwata could fill. IGN’s official review of the presentation highlights some real problems with what Nintendo did (or didn’t) have to show off this year, but I came out of the digital event smiling, excited, and happy, because Nintendo is giving me…

Opinion – Why Nintendo’s Digital Event Was My Favorite E3 Conference – IGN

Monday, June 22, 2015

By Jared Petty I liked Nintendo’s E3 digital event. Some of that affinity derives from the Muppet-shaped hole in my heart, a void that only a felt-and-plush Satoru Iwata could fill. IGN’s official review of the presentation highlights some real problems with what Nintendo did (or didn’t) have to show off this year, but I came out of the digital event smiling, excited, and happy, because Nintendo is giving me…

Nintendo America Boss Teases Release of Smaller New 3DS – Kotaku

Monday, June 22, 2015

The smaller version of Nintendo’s more powerful New 3DS line of handhelds may finally make it to North America, thanks to popular demand. At least that’s what we think Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was hinting to me when we discussed Nintendo’s most capable handheld at E3. “So we’ve got nothing to announce here,” Fils-Aime told me after I mentioned to him that many Kotaku readers have been clamoring…

Buy an Xbox One, get a free game – CNET

Monday, June 22, 2015

Microsoft is trying to drum up Xbox One sales with its latest free game offer. screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET Xbox One buyers can score a free game if they purchase the console by week’s end. From now through Saturday, June 27, you can purchase an Xbox One through Microsoft, Amazon or Best Buy and then choose a free game from a variety of titles. Some of the games up for…

Kinect Required for Cortana on Xbox One – IGN

Monday, June 22, 2015

By Zack Stein As featured in the New Xbox One Experience trailer released last week during E3, Cortana is coming to the Xbox One. However, it appears you’ll have to have a Kinect in order to take advantage of all she has to offer. Spotted by The Verge, the fine print at the end of the trailer reads, “Kinect required for Cortana speech recognition.” Notice the fine print. This makes…

Miyamoto explains Wii U’s failure, hoping for a "very big hit" with NX – Videogamer.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Wii U has not been a successful console, and legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Nintendo is already focusing on making the next console, codenamed NX, a “very big hit”. In an interview with NPR, Miyamoto shared his thoughts on why the Wii U didn’t prove a hit, claiming that the rapid evolution of tablet devices nullified the uniqueness of the platform. “I think unfortunately what ended up…

What did E3 2015 mean for the future of PC gaming? – PCR-online.biz

Monday, June 22, 2015

Last week the entire games industry descended on the LA Convention Center for E3 – the annual industry conference and expo dedicated to everything video games. You know the score by now – it all kicks of with The Big Press Conferences, in which the hardware and software giants (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, UbiSoft, etc) showcase their upcoming wares and induce much pant wetting in the fanboy/girl community. …

Steam Summer Sale Draws Comes To an End: PC Game Sales To Surpass … – Food World News

Monday, June 22, 2015

Valve’s annual steam summer sale came to an end today. The event ran from June 11 to 21 with an encore period of the best deals available for two days after that.  After twelve days of great deals and big discounts, Gaming’s biggest bargain is gone until next year. Like Us on Facebook It was a record breaking period for the online marketplace. On June 14, 2015 the…