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Iwata explains why Nintendo won't release its games on other platforms

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has emphasised his staunch opposition to the idea of bringing Nintendo games to other platforms, saying that such a move would only be good for "short-term" profits.<p>Speaking to CVG, Iwata said he was focused on Nintendo's long-term goals. "If I was to take responsibility …

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X Rebirth launching Nov. 19 in North America

Space sim <i>X Rebirth</i> is launching Nov. 15 in Europe followed by a release on Nov. 19 in North America, German studio Egosoft confirmed.<p>The game, which is part of the studio's X Universe series, has been seven years in the making. Studio head Bernd Lehahn explained why it's taken so long to develop, …

The DeanBeat: A visit inside Blizzard shows what it’s like to live and breathe games

IRVINE, Calif. — At Blizzard Entertainment’s three-building campus in Irvine, Calif., there’s a big iron fence. I’m not sure if it is there to keep the rabid fans of the game maker — of which there are many — out. Or perhaps it’s there to keep the grizzled veterans, the grognards of the game …

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified films: an exercise in emotional advertising

2K Games didn't always plan for <i>The Burn Room</i>, its first live action trailer for <i>The Bureau: XCOM Declassified</i>, to spin off into a full-fledged miniseries.<p>But after that first trailer was well-received, 2K decided to pursue a longer series: a string of episodes that would serve to advertise the game …

Hunting The Official Best 'Skylanders Giants' Player

There is often much debate in my family over who is best at particular things. Most heated of these discussions centers around who is the best at Skylanders Giants. Not the easiest thing to decide.<p>It was with some interest then that I was sent along to the official hunt for the top Skylander Giants …