Good News for Nintendo: Iwata's Back at Work and Nintendo Reported a Profit Last Quarter

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Good News for Nintendo: Iwata's Back at Work and Nintendo Reported a Profit Last Quarter
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You may remember that Iwata has been out of commission for a while as he's recovered from surgery to remove a tumor in his bile duct, but he's officially back in business just in time to deliver another good piece of news: Nintendo saw a profit of $224 million/24.2 billion yen in the last quarter. 1.27 million 3DS units and 610,000 Wii Us were sold last quarter bringing their lifetime totals to 45.4 million and 7.29 million respectively.

Hatred Has Been Getting a Lot of Hate, and the Developers Aren't Sorry

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Hatred Has Been Getting a Lot of Hate, and the Developers Aren't Sorry
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Gamona conducted an interview with the developers of Hatred, which you might remember as the one that lets you just kill innocent people, mass shooting style. Loads of gamers, including many of you felt at best uncomfortable with the premise, and at worst deeply offended by it. When asked about the backlash, the developers had this to say:

gamona: A lot of gamers are worried, that Hatred might be exactly the kind of game, that gives the mainstream press the fuel to brand all gamers as violence loving, rough and aggressive people. Do you understand those concerns?

Jarosław Zieliński: No, they're simply exaggerating. Let's face it - most games are about killing, we're just telling it straight. There is also no simple, plain evidence that games are pushing people to go on a killing spree. Such controversy as ours happened before and will happen again. And we gamers and developers are still standing here, aren't we?


gamona: What would you say to someone who lost a loved one in a mass shooting and feels hurt by your game, who can't understand how anyone can develop a game where the player is supposed to shoot as many innocent people as possible?

Jarosław Zieliński: Innocent virtual people. That's the main point. Nobody get's harmed by our game. Anyway - war is a terrible experience for all soldiers out there, what would you say to them while playing Battlefield? But the difference is that soldiers are tough guys, not some moaning p**sies, so they don't complain about their experiences being reference for virtual entertainment. Back to the beginning of your question: I'm really sorry for anyone who has lost beloved ones, but it doesn't have anything to do with our game.

You can read the rest of the interview here, if you're interested.

Blizzard's Officially Canceled That Mystery MMO, Titan

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Blizzard's Officially Canceled That Mystery MMO, Titan
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After seven years in development, project Titan has been canceled, Polygon confirms. Blizzard's CEO told Polygon, "We didn't find the fun,we didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no."


It sounds like Titan rose out of a desire to recreate the success of WoW and it just wasn't happening. Blizzard doesn't want to be identified as "the MMORPG company," and though they "wouldn't say no to ever doing an MMO again... that's not where we want to be spending our time."



Are you sad to see Titan go? Were you looking forward to the MMO? Did you even know it existed?

Ray Rice is Being Removed from Madden '15

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In light of recent events, EA is removing Ray Rice from Madden 15. What do you think, is this the right thing to do?

Mario Kart 8 Reaches 1 Million Copies Sold in the US

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Mario Kart 8 Reaches 1 Million Copies Sold in the US
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Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

CoroCoro Scans Reveals New Mega and Contest Info

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CoroCoro Scans Reveals New Mega and Contest Info
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The next batch of CoroCoro information has been posted to Japanese forums and this batch showcases more information about the upcoming game Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

This leak reveals Mega Altaria, who is Dragon/Fairy with Pixilate and Mega Lopunny who is Normal/Fighting with Scrappy and Mega Salamence is also confirmed and has the ability Aerilate.

It also confirms that when you change your Pikachu's clothes for contests, it gets special moves. Pikachu Rock Star gets the move Meteor Mash, Pikachu Ph. D. knows Electric Terrain, Pikachu Pop Star knows Draining Kiss, Pikachu Belle knows Icicle Crash and Pikachu Libre knows Flying Press.

Contests were also detailed. With you meeting a Contest Idol called Lucia, who will give you special clothes for participating in Pokémon Contests. You will also receive a shiny Beldum through an event, where it holds its Mega Stone