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Wired made huge waves yesterday after Game|Life published a piece about a discussion they had with video game design legend Shigeru Miyamoto – the father of both the Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda franchises. Game|Life claimed that Miyamoto said he was “stepping down” from his role at Nintendo.
Nintendo, however, says that there’s nothing to worry about and that Miyamoto isn’t leaving. Oops. Sounds like someone rather badly misinterpreted part of the interview.
An anonymous Japanese developer claiming to be close to the project leaked the Nintendo Wii U specs to several gaming blogs a few days back. Here’s what they say the box contains:
- Quad Core, 3 GHz PowerPC-based 45nm CPU
- 768 MB of DRAM “embedded” with the CPU, and shared between CPU and GPU
- Unknown, 40nm ATI-based GPU
The CPU is definitely impressive. The amount of RAM, however, is a bit of a disappointment.
Hot on the heels of the Xbox anniversary a few days ago, the purple box otherwise known as the Nintendo Gamecube turns ten today. The Gamecube was easily the most controversial console ever produced. Some people loved it. Others thought it was a piece of junk.
Personally, I thought it was awesome. I bought Mr. Maroon’s from him several years ago and I still have it today. It featured one of the best controller designs of any console in history and it had some of the best Nintendo games ever made, in my opinion.
Indy 500 and all-around professional racing legend Al Unser Jr. was arrested by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after they clocked him doing 100 mph in a Chevy Suburban while street racing with another car. Unser was charged with reckless driving and aggravated driving while intoxicated. This is the second time he’s been arrested for DUI.
Yes, this is the same Al Unser Jr. who had his own NES game – Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing.
Activision just announced a special Double ’0′ Edition of Goldeneye 007 Reloaded.
The package includes the game on Blu-ray disc, a PlayStation Move motion controller, a navigation controller, a PlayStation Eye camera and a Sharp Shooter peripheral.
No word yet on pricing but you can expect it to be somewhere in the $125 to $150 range.
Our own HunterSZombie has been working hard on a Mario themed tribute for the past few days on the VIP Minecraft server. I grabbed some screens this afternoon.
In a move that runs counter to everything you thought you knew about the benefits of being in charge of one of the world’s biggest video game companies, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced in Tokyo yesterday that he will take a 50% pay cut as a result of poor 3DS sales.
Iwata took home $1.8 million last year between base salary and bonuses.
Despite an aggressive marketing campaign and an all-star list of launch titles, Nintendo only moved (PDF) about 830,000 3DS handhelds during Q1.
In a desperate bid to increase that number, the company announced today that it will cut the price from $249 to $169 starting August 12th. And if you already own a 3DS, Nintendo wants you to know that they appreciate your business. Anyone who bought one before the price cut will receive ten free NES Virtual Console games and ten GBA Virtual Console games!
Reggie Fils-Aime, the president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, was quoted in a recent Forbes interview as saying that it would be “theoretically possible” for a gamer to stream Netflix videos directly to the Wii U controller.
In other words, if you’re watching a show and you’re suddenly struck with the urge to take a dump, you wouldn’t have to hit the pause button. Hooray, modern wireless technology!
Rumors are flying today about the possibility of an HD remake of the classic Nintendo 64 shooter Goldeneye because Activision is buying up domain names for some sort of new project called Goldeneye Reloaded. Could it be a Wii U title? Is it an Xbox Live Arcade release, maybe? Nobody knows, yet – and Activision is keeping mum for now.