Archives

Tetris Dispute

Representatives from publisher THQ and Tetris rights holder The Tetris Company have settled a legal dispute regarding the use of the Tetris license, after a near-completed Tetris DS THQ title was shelved in favor of a Nintendo first-party version. A regular licensor of the Tetris name, THQ was previously prevented from releasing a Nintendo DS version of the game by […]

read more

Top Console/Handheld Game of May, New Super Mario Bros.

According to new data released by the NPD Group, New Super Mario Bros was the best selling console/handheld title in the U.S. during May, with the game now at number one in both America and Japan (it is released in Europe on June 30th). New Super Mario Bros. is one of just two new entries in the top ten, during […]

read more

Game Law, a New Opportunity

Anyone interested in a career in the video game industry now has another career option to consider: Gaming Law. This fall the University of La Verne College of Law in California will offer an academic program with an emphasis on computer game law, a field which is growing along with the gaming industry. The program is overseen by Professor Ashley […]

read more

Gay Gamers Surveyed

As the videogame world is increasingly under scrutiny by politicians, the press, and community groups, many in the industry are eager to knock down a few stereotypes — whether it is that gamers are violent, lazy, hopelessly nerdy, or horny, heterosexual, and male. The straight gamer stereotype — or at least part of it — is being challenged by a […]

read more

Take-Two on Wii

In a conference call held today, Take-Two president and CEO Paul Eibeler indicated that the company would support Nintendo’s new generation Wii console in the future. The executive said that after a strong showing at the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2006, Wii could be a potentially viable platform for Take-Two, which has historically shied away from Nintendo support.  “The positive for […]

read more

New Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Screens

New Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Screens

http://media.wii.ign.com/media/824/824977/imgs_1.html

read more

Germany Expects the Wii in October

Nintendo teases with a price point and launch date announcement…announcement and it drives the gaming community into a tizzy. Reports are coming in that the Wii may be hitting Germany, and Japan come this October. THQ just put out a release list that outlines titles they will be publishing. On this list is the SpongeBob Squarepants game that was playable […]

read more

Konductra Coming Soon to DS

Addictive Touch-Based Puzzle Gameplay is Coming This June SANTA CLARA, CA, June 8, 2006 – O~3 Entertainment, an interactive entertainment publishing and distribution company, today announced that “Konductraâ€?, a fast-paced puzzle game for the Nintendo DS(TM), is scheduled to launch later this month. Featuring four different gameplay modes, “Konductraâ€? is a touch-based puzzle game where players match colored tiles, create […]

read more

New Super Mario Bros. on Youtube

There is a New Super Mario Bros. opinion by none other than Mario himself. Watch

read more

Nintendo World Store DS Lite Opening

MIDNIGHT MADNESS EVENT KICKS OFF “SUMMER OF LITEâ€? Hundreds of Consumers and Nintendo Characters Converge on the Nintendo World Store to be the First to Get Their Hands on the Hot New DS Lite   Saturday, June 10, 9:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 11, 2:00 a.m. WHAT: Hundreds of hard-core fans and eager consumers will line up this Saturday, June […]

read more

Best Buy Reserves

Best Buy Reserves

Gamestop is taking Wii game reserves, EB Games is taking Wii game reserves, and now Best Buy is following the pack. While they don’t have as wide a selection as the other two stores, they do let you reserve Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Completely ignore the reserve dates, they are just placeholders for now. Check out the games here

read more

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime Interview

Nintendo has an interview up with DQH:RS director Yoshiki Watabe concerning the upcoming DS game. You can read some of the interview below, and then click through to read the entire piece. Thanks Torrent!Nintendo Power: We’ve seen the early stages of Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime and had a chance to play the demo. What should we expect as the […]

read more

Hillary Clinton’s Media Guide

Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton has not been a friend to the videogame industry. Hopping on the now-concluded Hot Coffee bandwagon last summer, Clinton pushed the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, not to mention putting her weight behind legislation designed to fine retailers selling violent and sexually explicit videogames to minors.She’s calmed on […]

read more

Possible messaging service

Possible messaging service

Nintendo was recently granted a curious patent with the U.S. Patent Office for a “messaging service for video game systems with buddy list that displays game being played.” Like most patents, Patent #7,056,217 is written in nearly incomprehensible legal jargon. But we at IGN have very effective decoder rings for deciphering the gist of these sorts of things. (That’s “decoder […]

read more

First Bleach Screens

First Bleach Screens

http://media.wii.ign.com/media/833/833630/imgs_1.html

read more