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Nintendo hopes to rebound with alternative strategy


For decades, Nintendo has been one of the most successful video game companies in the world. But in terms of annual revenue, this year is turning out to be one of Nintendo’s worst. Last Thursday, Nintendo announced its staggering $925 million net loss for the first half of the fiscal year. Its total net loss […]

Manufacturers are pushing special edition packages


Video game companies have been capitalizing on their franchises’ special collector’s edition packages for years. But with the economy in shambles, it would make sense for consumers to ignore these flashy, superfluous bundles, right? Wrong. Within the world of video games, it seems the state of the economy is basically irrelevant — even now. Hardcore […]

Wii U promises appealing features


It’s no secret that Nintendo has had some problems these past few years. Lately, the company has been garnering more ridicule than it has praise. We constantly hear about the Wii’s pitfalls — how its graphics lack detail, how its games are generic and lackluster and how its target audience is the casual, noncommittal gamer. […]

2D platformers begin to make astonishing comeback


During the past few years, the basic “hop and bop” formula of 2D platform games — games that have two-dimensional graphics and feature protagonists side scrolling across the screen — from the 1980s and 1990s has made a startling comeback. Video game designers are creating more 2D platformers at an increasing rate, and people are […]