Home / Business (page 4839)

Business

Miyamoto: Theres still life in the GBA

Shigeru Miyamoto has said there is still life in the Game Boy Advance thanks to its large catalogue of games, reports Next Generation. However, Miyamoto admitted to Kotaku that Nintendo had completely shifted its focus to the Wii and DS and had no plans to bring out any new titles …

Read More »

UK tabloid links PlayStation to murder

The News Of The World has printed a two-page feature indicating that the murderer of 33-year old British nurse Cheryl Moss was influenced by video games. The newspaper interviewed the parents of killer Stuart Harling, 19, who bludgeoned Moss to death with a hunting blade in Hornchurch, East London on …

Read More »

Edinburgh Festival explores online worlds

The line-up of speakers at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival continues to grow, with Second Life and EVE Online creators the latest to join the roster. Linden Lab’s Jim Purbick will explore the intricacies of developing for Second Life in the festival’s aptly-titled ‘Developing for Second Life’ strand on Tuesday August …

Read More »

Oxygen gets Chegwin

TV personality Keith Chegwin will host a quiz game from Oxygen for the PS2, Wii and PC, following a licensing deal set up by AT New Media. Cheggers’ Party Quiz will be released in November this year and will feature thousands of questions based on entertainment. Who doesn’t love Cheggers?” …

Read More »

Mario Party 8 recalled over offensive word

After hitting retail on Friday, all copies of Mario Party 8 have been recalled due to the ‘wrong version’ of the game – which contains the word ‘spastic’ in its script – being released. During the game, Kamek the blue wizard says: "Magikoopa magic! Turn the train spastic! Make this …

Read More »

A brand new ‘Vision for the future

This development process has already begun to bear fruit – we have seen fantastic results with Spider-Man 3, to the extent our market share rivalled that of EA in May, according to ChartTrack data for the UK. The success of the movie helps of course, but we feel the level …

Read More »

Iwata: Wii can outsell PS2

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has predicted that sales of Wii could end up eclipsing those of PlayStation 2. Iwata said that the wide appeal of the console gave it a chance to catch PS2 – which has shipped over 120 million units to date. "Sony’s PS2 sales of 100 …

Read More »

Now SCEA denies 60GB PS3 phase-out

SCEA has ruled out any suggestion of it phasing out the 60GB model of the PS3 in North America. The news comes after a SCEE spokesperson appeared to suggest that stocks of the lower-end system would dry up by the holiday season” earlier today – leaving the more expensive 80GB …

Read More »

Watch E3 on Bravo this weekend

A special edition of Gamer TV featuring highlights of E3 airs on UK cable and satellite channel Bravo this weekend. Included in the programme is analysis and reaction to the Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft press conferences, plus some of the more embarrassing moments of this year’s event. The programme airs: …

Read More »

News analysis:

The changing of the guard at the Department of Culture Media and Sport has left some members of the development community anxious, having been used to the previous crop’s vocal recognition and support of the games industry – the extent of which would have seemed unlikely as little as five …

Read More »