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R.I.P Satoru Iwata: A Royal Tribute To A Video Game Legend

by King Darrenon 13/07/2015
The video game world suffered a tragic loss Satuday as the company reported President Satoru Iwata died due to growth from a bile duct tumor. Mr. Iwata was 55. A sober statement was released by Nintendo. “Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to […]

The Evolution of the JRPG: Then and Now

by Nick Hancheton 29/12/2014
(Note: This article refers mostly to the Final Fantasy series for examples but the vast majority of points are relevant for all titles early on in the JRPG genre.) The Japanese RPGs of yesteryear and very much dead and buried. Turn-based battles are, for the most part, a thing of the past. Random battles are occasionally […]

Post-Gamescom Pre-Order Increase Figures Revealed

by Nick Hancheton 22/08/2014
The hugely successful Cologne-based Gamescom has come and gone, leaving a copious amount of impatient gamers in its wake, hungry for entertainment and millions of polygons. Whilst Sony and Microsoft held their own conferences within the early part of the week, Nintendo let their previously announced games do the talking for them, showing off heavy […]

Ubisoft CEO states “Nintendo Customers Don’t Buy Assassin’s Creed”

by Nick Hancheton 19/08/2014
In an interview with Game Informer, Yves Guillemot (Ubisoft CEO) has stated that Watch Dogs will be the last mature game coming to the Wii U, a console that hasn’t had the best support from third-party developers. “It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold […]

New Pokemon Project Announcement Next Week

by Nick Hancheton 18/08/2014
The Pokémon Company and much-loved Japanese video-game publication Famitsu will be hosting a livestream reveal event for the new Pokémon Project next week. Whilst no specific information has been revealed for this new project, we do know that it will be streaming live on Tuesday, August 26th at 10pm Japan time (1pm UK, 5am Pacific) on […]

Night Night Animal Crossing: Nintendo pull the plug on the Wi-Fi Connection Service

by GuruMelon 14/05/2014
It’s the end of an era for millions of small towns – however will Tom Nook continue his exploitative slave trade? Nintendo have announced that they will be ceasing online services for Animal Crossing: Wild World on DS and Animal Crossing: Lets Go To The City on the Wii. There are now only 8 days […]

Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

by Stephen Breweron 19/09/2013
The third president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, predecessor to Satoru Iwata has died today. Yamauchi took control of the company in 1949 from his dying grandfather. It was here that, with the help of gifted luminaries such as Gunpei Yokoi (Creator of the Gameboy) and Shigeru Miyamotu (Super Mario Bros), Yamauchi moved Nintendo into the […]

Exclusive Geek-Pride interview: ArmCannon

by Stephen Breweron 21/06/2013
Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Chris Dlugosz, the keyboardist and one of the founding members of the video-game band ArmCannon. We spoke upon several topics, ranging from the creation of the band, collaborations and the future of the band. SB: Where did the bands name ‘Armcannon’ come from, was there a chance […]

Characters and Move sets revealed: Super Smash Bros 2014

by The_Dark_Mikeon 13/06/2013
  While the entire civilised world takes their sides and lights their pitchforks for the ongoing PS4/ Xbox One debate, everyone seemed to forget about gaming’s clumsy-but-he-means-well cousin the Wii-U. I don’t want to sound like an old gold prospector but hell y’all, you missed a doozy. The Super Smash Bros franchise is one I […]

E3 2013: Nintendo Direct – We just need a little more time…

by Sai Mealingon 11/06/2013
Always striving to be different, Nintendo may have gone a little bit too far this time in their decision not to conduct a live E3 presentation in person. Instead, viewers the world over were divided into three regional camps and each was presented with a tailored presentation for their respective region, with two presentations in English […]