Nintendo faces the prospect of paying Philips a cut of every Wii and Wii U console it has sold, after a UK court found that the Japanese firm's use of motion gaming infringed on two patents. The suit - which also found that Nintendo had not infringed on a third patent, despite Philips' allegations - was decided when the judge deemed the gaming company hadn't sufficiently demonstrated that putting a motion sensor and a camera together were in fact "common general knowledge" as had been argued.
It would appear that Nintendo has returned to glory. Speaking up with a wide variety of unexpected announcements this year at E3 2014, Nintendo brought packed heat. If the company’s goal was to prove Family-friendly Nay-sayers wrong with titles and updates focused on all-ages in the face of their opponents, they’ve done so with flying colors. Nintendo presented nothing less than a full win.
It’s not fun to watch video games with Twitch, apparently - so says Nintendo this week after lighting up E3 2014 with a load of games that’d otherwise give great confidence to its audience. This comes immediately after Sony let loose a new update for their PlayStation camera made specifically for streaming in the same fashion Twitch does, and right after E3 2014 was streamed in its entirety by Twitch.
Nintendo has had a major impact on E3 this year, coming to the gaming scene with Super Smash Bros updates that’ve inspired companies such as PDP to make high-quality 3rd-party products. PDP have created a set of "Replica GameCube Controllers" officially licensed by Nintendo in a variety of colors. Each of these Wii U-ready controllers is made with a theme from Super Smash Bros Wii U, a game coming to the market this holiday season.
This year’s Nintendo presentation at E3 2014 took a real crack at not only standing up to the competition in Sony and Microsoft, but out-hyping them at several points as well. What you’re about to see is an extended look at what Nintendo brought to the table with trailers - more trailers than you could possibly handle in one sitting!
Later this year, Nintendo will be bringing their own version of the Skylanders toy-to-game concept to life with amiibo. These tiny figurines are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and contain NFC connectivity to interact with your Wii U GamePad. These amiibo figures will also be able to interact with the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS later this year with a new NFC reader/writer accessory.
This week the creator of some of the biggest names in video games has shown off some of Nintendo’s next big projects. What you’ll see here is Shigeru Miyamoto showing off two titles for Wii U for the near future: Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. At this time it’s not clear if these will be the final names for the games, but they’re ready to play on the E3 2014 show floor, so they must be close to release!
The hungry yellow ball is back and he's chomping with a vengeance. After taking a hiatus from the gaming scene, Namco's iconic Pac-Man is making a comeback in the latest installment of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros, in full 3D and with an appetite for victory.
This week the folks at Nintendo responsible for bringing the Virtual Console forward into the future have done their job miraculously with Star Fox 64. This game will be released later this year on the Wii U with full functionality from the original game - and perhaps a few surprises.