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Video Game Deep Cuts: The Flappy Division Bell Is Ringing

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4700

This week's highlights include a look at Flappy Bird's effect on the indie game scene, The Division 2's politics (or lack there-of), info on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite & Days Gone & more. ...


Axiom Verge getting its physical Wii U release after ongoing legal battle

Gamasutra - March 15, 2019 4547

Axiom Verge is finally getting a physical Wii U release in North America after it was delayed due to an ongoing legal battle between BadLands Publishing and Limited Run Games. ...


Brand new Nintendo Labo kits will turn your Switch into a VR headset

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4096

As you'd expect from a DIY cardboard set, Nintendo isn't trying to rewrite the virtual reality rulebook, but rather hopes to create "a simple and shareable virtual reality experience." ...


Nintendo announces Tetris 99 Maximus Cup tournament

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4054

Nintendo is hosting the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup, an online tournament challenging players to come in first place as many times as they can for the chance to win 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. ...


Report: Nintendo is telling mobile development partners to stop players overspending

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4041

"Nintendo is not interested in making a large amount of revenue from a single smartphone game. If we managed the game alone, we would have made a lot more." ...


Blog: Designing a planet-scale real-world AR platform

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3709

In this post, we explore where we believe AR experiences are heading and the tech stack we†™ve built in anticipation of that trajectory. ...


Tencent partners with Intel on its streaming service, Instant Play

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 3672

Chinese tech Giant Tencent is partnering with Intel to launch its own streaming service called Instant Play. ...


Get a job: Nintendo, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - February 15, 2019 3011

Here are just some of the companies looking to fill positions in programming, marketing, and more on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


Don't Miss: Common problems when translating games into Japanese

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 2955

A game dev friend of mine hired a translation agency to translate his latest game into Japanese. I skimmed through it to make sure everything was okay†¦ and it turned out to be a sheer disaster. ...


Quality over quantity is Nintendo's first-party focus as the Switch nears year 3

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 2624

Despite the strong install base Nintendo now has with the Switch, the company†™s leadership is hesitant to put the quality of its first-party releases at risk in order to get more titles out the door. ...


3DS sales have slowed, but Nintendo still sees a market for its long-running handheld

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 2619

Even in its twilight years, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says that the 3DS is still an attractive option for parents looking to introduce their children to video games. ...


Switch missed hardware target because Nintendo didn't 'convey appeal' of the system

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 2612

Nintendo believes its inability to sell consumers on the appeal of Switch hardware and software prevented the console from meeting sales expectations. ...


Don't Miss: Directing the birth of a new BioWare world in Anthem

Gamasutra - February 01, 2019 2238

BioWare game director walks us through the thought process behind leading a massive team to create Anthem. ...


Nintendo will bring Dr. Mario to smartphones this summer

Gamasutra - February 01, 2019 2231

The news comes a day after the company chose to push back the launch of Mario Kart Tour for a few months in a bid to improve the quality of the mobile racer.  ...


Konami enjoys a profitable 9 months thanks to strong sports game sales

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2193

Today Konami published its financial report card for the final nine months of last year, and it looks like both revenues and profits rose thanks to strong performance from the company's sports games. ...


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold over 12 million copies in December

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2183

The game is now the third best selling title in the entire Switch library, despite only releasing on December 7, 2018. ...


Lifetime Switch sales have surpassed 32 million units

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2172

The hybrid console has sold exactly 32.27 million units to-date, with 14.49 million of those sales coming during the past nine months. ...


Nintendo lowers full-year sales forecast for 'invigorated' Switch

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2171

Nintendo claims bumper software sales have "invigorated" the Switch in its latest financials, but that hasn't stopped the company from lowering the console's full-year sales forecast. ...


Nintendo lowers full-year hardware forecast for Switch

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 2171

Nintendo claims bumper software sales have "invigorated" the Switch in its latest financials, but that hasn't stopped the company from lowering the console's full-year sales forecast. ...


Halo and Call of Duty co-developer Certain Affinity expanding into Canada

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 2117

The company is best known for its work as a co-developer on the Halo, Call of Duty, and DOOM franchises, but is now looking to create its own original titles from scratch.  ...


GameStop is looking at other options after plans to sell the company fall through

Gamasutra - January 29, 2019 2069

Instead, GameStop plans to use the funds from its recent sale of Spring Mobile to either pay off debt, fund share repurchases, reinvest in its core game and collectibles business, or some mix of the three. ...


Tencent uses model's likeness for Ring of Elysium without permission

Gamasutra - January 25, 2019 1857

Tencent Games seems to have used the likeness of a model without her permission for a character skin in its game Ring of Elysium. ...


Nintendo isn't considering a Switch price cut or successor quite yet

Gamasutra - January 25, 2019 1848

Speaking to the Sankei News, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said that the company†™s focus right now supporting is the current model (and current price) of the Switch. ...


Nintendo restarting Metroid Prime 4 development with series originator Retro Studios

Gamasutra - January 25, 2019 1846

Nintendo revealed Friday that it is scrapping current development of the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4 and completely restarting the game's production with series originator Retro Studios out of Austin. ...


NPD: The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of 2018

Gamasutra - January 23, 2019 1742

New numbers from the NPD Group show that 2018 was a standout year for Nintendo as the Nintendo Switch led both hardware sales for both December and 2018 as a whole. ...


Tencent still absent from third round of Chinese game approvals

Gamasutra - January 22, 2019 1689

93 more games have been approved by the Online Games Ethics Committee of China, signaling the third wave of media authorized by the country's gaming regulator since December 2018. ...