Last week, Midori Yuasa, the President of Capcom Interactive, declared that handheld gaming is over. Long live mobile games. “The casual gamer that used to play on the PC,” Yuasa told MCV in an interview, “and the hardcore gamer that used to play on a dedicated gaming portable now plays on their smartphone.” She also said that Capcom will be upping its support for the iPhone tremendously in 2011. Capcom Interactive develops and distributes...read more
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Video game and tech fans love declarations and absolutes. We preview a good-looking adventure game and babble about its potential as a “Zelda killer,” or another tablet comes onto the market and instantly it’s an “iPad killer.” With the way the industry is supposedly brimming with shadowy murderers of popular technology, you’d think that there’s only room in this town for one device that does it all. Key example: Apple...read more
Nintendo lorded over the first half of January with all kinds of Nintendo 3DS news. Now Sony’s stepping up to claim the end of the month. On January 27, the company will make some announcements of its own, presumably to confirm the existence of its successor to the PlayStation Portable: The aptly-named PSP2. If so, despite Nintendo’s earlier announcements, people are going to have a hard time ignoring the PSP2. The original PSP didn’t set the...read more
Nintendo’s seeming aloofness on issues pertaining to hardware design can be maddening, but also exciting (they’re obviously doing this to drive us crazy). The company is talented at rolling out hardware innovations, but at the same time, it’s set in its ways. While the industry changes around it in great bounds, Nintendo takes tiny steps. That’s the maddening part. But there are also small hints here and there indicate Nintendo is starting...read more
Nintendo World 2011 over in Japan solidified some of the mistier elements of the Nintendo 3DS. For instance, we now know which games will launch with the handheld–at least across the sea. We still have little idea about which games are going to accompany the 3DS through its American launch in March, but we do have a general idea of what’s coming to the Nintendo 3DS in time, and it’s all very exciting. The movies, trailers, and screen shots...read more