Archives

Majesco’s Profits

Troubled game publisher Majesco Entertainment (Psychonauts) has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2006, which included a slight increase over 2005, due to the company’s recent strategic shift, showing a slight profit. The company reported second quarter net revenues of $11.6 million, down from $19.9 million reported over the same period in 2005, and gross […]

read more

Penny Arcade Ads

Penny Arcade Ads

The industry has come under fire from politicians and parents announcing the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is broken, but considering they’re about the only entity standing up for publishers and gamers alike against the onslaught of potential censorship, the ESRB is needed now more than ever.In their latest attempt to communicate the ESRB ratings systems to gamers and parents, the […]

read more

Smash Bros. Roster News

According to the French-based site LiveWii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masashiro Sakurai commented on Japanese radio’s “The Gaming Show” about various changes to the game’s roster.Sakurai announced Bowser Jr., the “Celda” version of Link, and Ridely, the archenemies of Samus, would all be joining the cast of characters for the Wii release.This makes sense considering Bowser Jr. has had […]

read more

TNA Impact! Starting Production

Last November, Midway announced that it was stepping into the ring with the up-and-coming federation TNA Wrestling and going after THQ’s undisputed US wrestling game championship. But instead of the wild, chair-throwing, body-slamming, pull-apart brawl that usually follows such a revelation in the world of pro wrestling, there’s been very little movement on TNA iMPACT! (working title) since. However, grappling […]

read more

NY Times Article

Nintendo’s innovation seemed to captivate attendees at E3. “Wii was extremely popular,â€? said Mr. Hsu, who was there. “As usual Nintendo has the longest lines because they really draw in the hard core, but I noticed a lot of people who weren’t the typical Nintendo fanboys were waiting in long lines to play Wii. That’s because you have all these […]

read more

Bandai/Namco Releases

GameCube One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival: Spring 2006 Pac-Man World Rally: Summer 2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure: Fall 2006 Zatchbell!: Mamodo Fury: Fall 2006 Nintendo DS Mage Knight: Destiny’s Solider: Summer 2006 Point Blank DS; Summer 2006 Link

read more

Another Magazine Survey

Japanese multi-platform game magazine Gamaga (formerly Dorimaga), has released a series of polls which shows nearly two-thirds of voters are most interested in the Wii.

read more

Wii Messaging Service

Another patent has just been reissued concerning Nintendo, and what might be a planned messaging service for the Wii. It could turn out to be nothing, but you never know. A basic rundown of the patent is as follows. Thanks to D for the info! Messaging service for video game systems with buddy list that displays game being playedAbstractA messaging […]

read more

ESA Goes after MN

Last week, SF0785 was signed into law in the state of Minnesota that would make minors caught purchasing an M or AO rated title subject to a $25 civil fine. Recently we talked with one of the bill’s sponsors, State Senator Sandra Pappas, who went as far to say that there will “probably never be a kid fined” under the […]

read more

MTI Professor Speaks

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Henry Jenkins gives a lengthy interview at the absolutely must-read gaming blog GameSetWatch. Jenkins talks about the emergence of auteurs in game development, why Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) are fascinating to him and what the role of game critics should be. Some snippets (click over for the entire interview) are below.On how the industry has […]

read more

Columnist Against Video Games

Congress is after videogames. A number of state legislatures want nothing more than to turn videogames into the same scapegoat comics became back in the 1950s. And then there are those in the mass media facilitating the mindset videogames are entertainment harmful to children armed with inconclusive anecdotal evidence.Enter John Rosemond, a syndicated Christian columnist with 11 books on parenting […]

read more

Stocks Lower in Japan

Yahoo! Japan reports continuing falls across the board on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this week. The primary causes of the drop cited were sagging US stock prices, oil prices, and anxiety over stagnation and inflation in the US. Also sending ripples through the domestic market was the arrest of Yoshiaki Murakami, one of Japan’s biggest fund managers, on insider-trading charges […]

read more

Super Smash Bros. Brawl News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl News

Though an English-language website has been propped up for American gamers anticipating the 2007 release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Japanese website features a constantly updated blog by game director Masahiro Sakurai.The blog itself doesn’t reveal any startling revelations about the game, but gamers starved for information should be pleased to hear a fellow Smash Bros. fan told 1UP […]

read more

Virtual Console Importance

Virtual Console Importance

E3 2006 marked a “prove it or move it” time for Nintendo as gamers everywhere caught a first glimpse of the Wii in action. For those at the show it was an amazing experience to finally go hands-on with the system and its unique control style, and the overwhelmingly huge reaction from the masses was a much-needed boost for the […]

read more

Sphinx Lineage

Sphinx Lineage

Sphinx from Sphinx: the Cursed Mummy Lineage Egyptian Apparel Wearers: Oh, the Egyptain garb of yeateryear is still fully with us today.  There is nothing funnier than the song “King Tut” ringing in your ears when you watch Steve Martin’s skit. Steve Martin as King Tut Pharaoh Man (Mega Man 4) Princess Leia at Jabba’s Palace Aaliyah (Queen of the […]

read more