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Nintendo Chief Executive Satoru Iwata Dies, Aged 55

Nintendo Chief Executive Satoru Iwata Dies, Aged 55
Having served as the company’s president for well over a decade, Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55, as a result of a cancerous tumour. An internationally renowned leader in the world of video games, Iwata helped change the face of Nintendo, as well as altering the landscape of the wider games industry, developing titles and consoles that catered for a wide range of tastes and inspiring millions to try out video... 

Argos and Amazon cut price of Premium Wii U down to £179.99

Argos and Amazon cut price of Premium Wii U down to £179.99
This morning, high street retailer Argos reduced the price of the Wii U Premium Pack with a copy of Nintendo Land down to £179.99. Online retailer Amazon have also recently followed suit, reducing the same bundle down to the same price. While some retailers had reduced the price of the Wii U below £200 on the run up to Christmas, what’s interesting about Argos’ price cut is that this is not listed as a sale price. It will be interesting to see... 

Asda slashes price of Nintendo Wii U down to £149

Asda slashes price of Nintendo Wii U down to £149
Supermarket chain Asda has reduced the price of Nintendo’s Wii U console as part of a Bank Holiday sale this weekend. The Basic Pack is now down to £149, with the Premium Pack reduced to £199. They have also reduced the price on a number of games and accessories. Asda had previously knocked £50 off the price of both Wii U models back in March. The latest cut means that the console is now selling £100 cheaper than when it was launched back in... 

The Wind Waker HD Remake Announced for Wii U

The Wind Waker HD Remake Announced for Wii U
During the Nintendo Direct presentation today (January 23rd), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced, among other things, that an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being developed for the Wii U. Iwata explained that while a brand new Zelda game is in the works, it will take a while for it to be ready to show. But, to tide us over, we are being given a remake of one of the best-loved games of the GameCube era. They released some... 

Pokemon X and Y announced for Nintendo 3DS, releases worldwide October 2013

Pokemon X and Y announced for Nintendo 3DS, releases worldwide October 2013
In the most recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata focused on the history of the main Pokemon games released on handhelds. The 11 minute-long video features Iwata giving us a quick history lesson in the evolution of the Pokemon titles, from the original Pokemon Red and Green (Pokemon Red and Blue being the western equivalents) on Game Boy, to the most recent releases, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 on Nintendo DS. Iwata tied in several... 

Just 3GB of free space on a Basic Wii U?

Just 3GB of free space on a Basic Wii U?
The latest Nintendo Direct video has Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata spending a good portion explaining the capacity limitations of their upcoming Wii U… using glass jars and coloured beads! I kid you not! It’s probably to help make it easier to understand for those that have a little trouble knowing the difference between their megabytes and gigabytes. The Nintendo Wii arrived with 512MB of internal memory. In the long run it clearly was... 

Wii U European Release Date, Price and Games

Wii U European Release Date, Price and Games
At Nintendo’s Direct conference in New York, the Wii U was finally given a price and a launch date, along with a ton of new game information. Nintendo’s Wii U’s will be released in Europe on November 30th this year and there are three bundles to choose from. The Basic Edition will come with just the console and GamePad (£250); the Deluxe Edition will come with an extra 32GB of memory and a copy of Nintendo Land (£300); and there... 

Could Be the First Annual Loss for Nintendo

Could Be the First Annual Loss for Nintendo
With the Wii U set for release later this year in all major regions, you might believe that there wouldn’t be any trouble with Nintendo’s forecast for the year. But the iconic ‘plumber built’ empire is looking at its first annual loss, and it’s much higher than initially forecasted. “Nintendo now expects an annual operating loss of 45bn yen (£367m), dwarfing expectations of a 4.2bn yen loss, based on the average of 21 analyst... 

Videogames are not just for Christmas

Videogames are not just for Christmas
It’s that time of year when commercial breaks are made up of ads for perfume and stand-up comedy DVD’s, people flock to shopping centres like extras out of Dawn of the Dead, and videogame publishers release their big budget titles. Since Christmas tends to start earlier and earlier you’d think it was bi-annual, as shops tend to hang their decorations up before Halloween in an effort to put people ‘in the mood’. When it comes to videogames,... 
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