EA Boss Expects Next-Gen Consoles In 2013

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Wii, Xbox

Xbox 720 and PS4 could be on their way as early as next year according to EA boss John Riccitiello.

Microsoft and Sony could be set to launch new consoles as early as next year, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello.

“A major catalyst going forward, and the most important catalyst going forward is visibility on next-generation console,” Riccitiello told CNBC in a conversation about EA’s low stock.

“That NPD data, that minus 10-25 per cent that you’ve been seeing, that can and should be reversed out and some point, probably starting next year.”

Wii U will likely reinvigorate the hardware market in 2013, but whether or not Riccitiello is referring to Nintendo’s console alone remns to be seen.

New PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been rumoured for a reveal next year, ahead of a possible launch in 2014.

In a recent interview analyst Michael Pachter revealed that as recently as 2008, Riccitiello expected new consoles to launch in 2010-2011.

Smash Bros: Teaser Site Countdown Hits Day 2, New Images Added

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii

Smash Bros looks set for a big announcement in two days time, as Namco Bandai’s teaser site counts down with new images. Check out the details here.

Smash Bros. is making return in a new game currently being co-developed by Namco Bandai and Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Project Sora. Yesterday, Namco published a teaser site for an “All Star Battle”. All signs point to Smash Bros.

The Smash Bros. teaser site went live with a three day countdown, along with some obscure images. We’re now on day two and new – and equally as weird images have appeared on the mural.

There are raisins, an aquarium, sea life, crowds of people, and what appears to be a pig. It’s all very, very strange, but the announcement of a new Smah Bros. would be a real coup for Nintendo right now.

No formats have been announced, although back at E3 2011, Nintendo did tease Smash Bros. for 3DS, so that could be on the cards, and a Wii U version seems likely.

We’ll have more on the Smash Bros. teaser site once it ticks over again tomorrow.


Monster Hunter 4 Announced For 3DS With Spring 2013 Release Date – Trailer

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii

Capcom reveals one of it’s biggest franchises will return in 2013, when Monster Hunter 4 launches for Nintendo’s 3DS.

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 will launch for Nintendo’s 3DS in Spring next year.

The news (via Silconera) came during the publisher’s Game Jam event in Japan.

Monster Hunter 4 is the sequel to Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter Tri/3, and will support the 3DS Circle Pad Pro peripheral.

Check out the first Japanese trailer below:

Wii U Won’t Feature Xbox Live-Style Online Subscription – Nintendo

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii, Xbox

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata confirms Wii U’s online component won’t come with an additional cost.

Wii U owners won’t be charged additional fees to access online services, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed.

Iwata said during a shareholders presentation (via Andriasang) that he wasn’t against subscriptions, but felt a free service was best-suited to the Wii U.

Free access will also encourage Miiverse users to engage and promote the service, and in turn the console, Iwata suggested.

Nintendo previously confirmed Miiverse won’t integrate Facebook or Twitter, and plans to police messages between users.

We’re almost certain that Wii U will launch on 23 November, but an official release date has yet to be confirmed.

40 Years Of Pong Celebrated In Retro Gamer Magazine

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, Games and Players, NDS, Nintendo

Trip Hawkins, John Romero and other industry veterans remember the iconic classic as Pong turns 40 years old.

This month’s Retro Gamer celebrates the anniversary of the iconic Atari game Pong.
Pong’s original developer, Allan Alcorn reveals its origins, while industry legends ranging from EA’s Trip Hawkins, to John Romero explain why the popular arcade game remains so important.
This month we also celebrate Microsphere’s excellent Skool Daze and Back To School, excellent sandbox games for the Spectrum that went on to influence a huge number of open world games.
Other highlights include the making of Tekken and Tekken 2, a celebration of Anco’s Kick Off series, a collector’s guide to the Vectrex and the 10 best games to play on Nintendo’s GameCube.
Pong is celebrated in Retro Gamer. You can read the full article in issue 104, on sale 21 June priced £4.99. Get your copy (pictured below) from all good newsagents, the imagineshop, Zinio or iTunes.


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Mario Creator Has ‘Call Of Duty Moment’, Wants To Make An FPS

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, NDS, Nintendo, Wii, others

Nintendo creative gurue Shigeru Miyamoto would love to make a first-person shooter.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, most famous for his work on series’ such as Super Mario and Legend of Zelda has revealed that he’d like to turn his hand to a first-person shooter.

“I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter, but I don’t have time,” he told Kotaku.

“Rather than necessarily the question of ‘What kind of weapon do I have?’ in a first person shooter or ‘What kind of effect does that have on an enemy?’, I think that the structure of a first-person shooter is something that’s very interesting,” Miyamoto explained.

“Having that 3D space that in theory you are in and being able to look around and explore that-particularly being able to do that in conjunction with another person-is very interesting.”

Sounds like Portal 2 co-op to us.

Miyamoto revealed Pikmin 3 at E3, and also discussed his involvement in future Zelda projects. Super Metroid, created by Gunpei Yokoi among others, is the closest thing Nintendo has to a first-party FPS franchise, with Metroid Prime introducing a first-person view back in 2002.

Do you want to see a Metroid game on Wii U? Leave us a comment, below.


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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Heading To Wii And Wii U – Report

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii

Black Ops 2 seems set to launch for Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U consoles later in 2012.

Black Ops 2 could be headed to both the Wii and Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U according to reports.

Dutch retail site eplaza.com has a listing for Black Ops 2, while the latest  Nintendo Gamer mag has a Wii U preview for Black Ops 2 which hints at further details on the game’s “Wii U functionality” in the following issue.

The Black Ops 2 Wii U preview carries an ETA of November.

Treyarch’s Call of Duty games have a habit of hitting the Wii, with World at War and Black Ops both ported to the console – as were CoD4 and Modern Warfare 3.

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Pikmin 3 @ E3 2012: Better Late Than Never For Nintendo’s Stunning Reveal

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii


Pikmin 3 has been in demand from fans for ages, and Nintendo finally revealed its Wii U follow-up at its pre-E3 conference. We expose all of the new details in our round up.

Wii U: Ubisoft Shows Off Impressive Line-Up, Including Zombi U – Nintendo @ E3 2012

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, NDS, Nintendo, Wii

Wii U’s 3rd party line-up has been bolstered heavily by Ubisoft, with games like Just Dance 4, Rayman Legend

Wii U’s library of 3rd party games keeps on getting bigger and better, thanks to Ubisoft.

Over at Nintendo’s pre-E3 2012 conference, Ubisoft took to the stage to show off Just Dance 4, giving players the option to play puppet master using the Wii U Gamepad or as a dancer using WiiMote.

Zombi U is looking incredible, showing off some brutal first-person zombie shooting action, incorporating a ton of Wii U Gamepad functions including holding the screen up to your telly like a sniper scope,manage inventory, hacking doors using an on screen keypad, scanning the environment, shaking off zombies who latch on to you, and using the Gamepad screen as a radar.

Underlining the Wii U’s technical clout, Zombi U looks incredible, and we’ll have more to come on Ubisoft’s zombie shooter as it happens.

Other Ubisoft Wii U titles include Avengers: Battle for Earth, Assassin’s Creed 3, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends and Your Shape 2013.

Wii U: Nintendo To Reveal New Info Tonight

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, PS3, Wii, Xbox

Unexpected reveal comes just hours before Nintendo’s E3 press conference.

Nintendo will show ‘new information about the Wii U’ on its Nintendo Direct website tonight.

In an unexpected pre-E3 reveal, Nintendo’s video comes just a few hours before the company’s E3 press conference.

The video, hosted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, will go live at 11pm BST / 6pm EST.

Not much has been seen of Nintendo’s latest console since its unveiling at last year’s E3, save for rumours of a minor design change and a possible name change.

These could be the subject of tonight’s video; we’re also hoping to see a glimpse of Nintendo’s first batch of first party Wii U games.

You can see the video here.

A load of new games have been revealed in the run up to this year’s E3 including a new Gears Of War, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2, Skyrim DLC Dawngaurd and a ‘mature’ Star Wars game, Star Wars 1313.

Who needs E3 anyway?

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