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FEATURE: Apple vs Nintendo

Yesterday two of the most important companies in games and technology, Nintendo and Apple, held keynotes back to back. The Nintendo keynote at GDC primarily concerned the 3DS and filling out its marketing story, while across town Apple unveiled the iPad 2 and its particular brand of fanfare. However, something …

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GDC: Ocarina of Time 3DS due in June

Satoru Iwata has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be released for 3DS in June. The Nintendo president revealed the date during his keynote at GDC 2011 in San Francisco. This confirms that while the game will not be available on day one, it still falls …

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Iwata: WiiWare/DSiWare have been disappointing

Satoru Iwata has admitted that Nintendo has been disappointed in the performance of its downloadable games services. During his keynote speech at GDC 2011 in San Francisco, the Nintendo president said: To date, our WiiWare and DSiWare services have not operated as well as they should have.” The Wii’s games …

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Miyamoto confirms new Super Mario Bros 3DS

Shigeru Miyamoto is working on a new Super Mario Bros title for the Nintendo 3DS. The iconic developer confirmed his new project during the latest Iwata Asks interview on Nintendo’s website, in which he claimed will be designed specifically to make use of the new handheld’s unique technology. In the …

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3D not necessary for 3DS games

Games created for Nintendo’s highly anticipated 3DS won’t be forced to make use of the device’s unique 3D capabilities. This revelation emerged from the latest Iwata Asks interview, in which iconic developer Shigeru Miyamoto was asked how compatible the new handheld would be with the DS titles already available. It’s …

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Iwata to keynote GDC

Satoru Iwata is to keynote the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco for the fourth time this year. He will deliver a session at next month’s event titled ‘Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future’. The Nintendo president’s talk coincides with the 25th anniversary of …

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3DS games won’t dry up, Iwata promises

Gamers can expect regular software releases to be very much the norm with its upcoming 3DS handheld, according to Nintendo president Saturo Iwata. Speaking to a Japanese newspaper, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata made the following pledge: "It’s important that you be able to supply software with no pause. With …

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Q4 failure will spell trouble for Wii

In a frank statement to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that Wii really has to perform in the marketplace this Christmas if the platform holder is to emerge in a viable position at the start of 2011. In this critical sales season, if everything doesn’t go ahead just …

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Excitement blamed for high 3DS RRP

Speaking to analysts yesterday, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata admitted one curious reason for the comparatively high price of the Nintendo DS handheld – the enthusiasm with which it was greeted Andriasang says Iwata told the audience that the price was set by considering a number of factors, including reactions to …

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Nintendo promises closer 3rd party ties

The impressive E3 software line-up for 3DS proved that Nintendo’s new platform is one that publishers clearly believe in – and Saturo Iwata has pledged to ensure that remains the case. The Nintendo president has repeatedly had to reassure third party publishers about the market viability of non-Nintendo titles on …

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