It’s all about the games for Nintendo. Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system during a brief Tuesday presentation at its booth on the show floor of the gaming industry’s annual trade show.
Nintendo is hoping its new Wii U console will catapult it back to pole position in the video game sector, but analysts are divided on whether the Japanese gaming titan can reboot its fading glory.
Pinball and slot machine wizard Joe Kaminkow is working his magic on the social games scene pioneered by Zynga and taking Facebook users along the yellow-brick road as his opening move.
The company behind “Angry Birds” said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game.
Struggling social games pioneer Zynga on Tuesday began trimming workers, shuttering studios and shelving older titles to get in financial shape to win in the long run.
Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world’s most-downloaded mobile app, “Angry Birds”, will launch a new game called “Bad Piggies” on September 27, the company said Tuesday.
Facebook is letting app developers charge subscription fees, in addition to existing one-time payments, for games and other applications on its site.
Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.
At Rovio, the future is Angry. The Finnish gaming company behind Angry Birds—with more than 1 billion downloads to date—is now spreading its wings beyond the virtual world.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) plans to set up a training center for animation, software and games development in Negros Occidental, said Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva.
TOKYO—Sony’s upgraded portable video game machine PlayStation Vita is going on sale in Japan on Dec. 17 with 26-game software going on sale on the same date. Hiroshi Kawano, head of Sony Corp.’s gaming unit, Sony Computer Entertainment, announced the sales date Wednesday at an event in Tokyo. Sony has already said the machine won’t [...]
SAN FRANCISCO– Google+ added games, including the hugely popular Angry Birds, to the fast-growing social network vying with Facebook to be the hub for people’s online lives. “We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life,” Google senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra said [...]
New laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system offer a new approach in portable computing: Games, productivity tools and anything else you might need are handled by distant computers connected to the Internet.