As far as video game developers go, it’s probably pretty safe to say that Shigeru Miyamoto is in a league of his own. Even if you’re not a Nintendo fanboy it shouldn’t be difficult to acknowledge Miyamoto’s past accomplishments and contributions – as well as his unparalleled drive to move the gaming industry forward. If […]
NPD’s March sales numbers for North America have been released and there were few surprises. On the software side, God of War III had a strong debut with 1.10 million units sold. Not to be outdone, the Nintendo DS had two Pokemon titles in the top five with Pokemon SoulSilver selling over a million copies, […]
Why is the company essentially “using up” two of its most storied franchises, Mario and Metroid, during what is traditionally the slowest time of the year? There can only be one reason: this fall, Nintendo is dropping something big. Really big.
NPD just released their monthly North America numbers for January 2010 and there were definitely a few surprises. On the software side, the Nintendo Wii continued its sales supremacy by taking five of the top ten spots. Leading the way was New Super Mario Bros.Wii, which sold over 650,000 copies, despite being released in November […]
Australia is notorious for its video game woes. Access to games of all types are limited by censorship and delayed releases. Piracy is rampant, yaharr, but that isn’t specific to Australia. Unfortunately the news only gets worse for our friends down under. An Australian man who was the first to upload a pirated copy of […]
They say that good things come to those who wait. Here at GameRant, we disagree. We believe that good things come to those who work hard, and to those who deserve it. So when the 13th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival were deciding who should win their acclaimed “Special Achievement” award, who could be more […]
Nathan Drake might pick up a bit more treasure next month. Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves leads the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, netting 15 nominations including game of the year. In the game of the year category, Uncharted 2 is up against Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 2, […]
The 2009 Spike Video Game Awards are over with, and we’ve been covering a lot of announcement and trailer information coming out of the show, but in case you missed the actual awards themselves, we haven’t forgotten about you – we’ve put together the official list of 2009 VGA winners in each category (as well […]
After all of the talk about which system was dominating Black Friday sales, and which system was about to become ancient history, NPD’s release of its November report for the United States almost seemed anticlimactic. I mean, when has Michael Pachter ever been wrong? But, lo and behold, there was quite a surprise awaiting all […]
Every year, publishers push to get their high-profile titles into gamers’ hands before Black Friday, leaving a quality-title dead zone until the beginning of Quarter 1. The end of release season also signals the official beginning of Game of the Year speculation. Every big-budget, large-scale, game is now available on store shelves which means players […]
Spike announced today on the VGA 2009 website, the nominees for this year’s program. Voting is now open so be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite games! Something a little more interesting though is the announcement of the first of several world exclusive premieres for the VGAs; The first being the world […]
Anticipation has been building for the next Mario game coming to the Wii, aptly named New Super Mario Bros. Wii. With the recent news that the game will reach levels of difficulty similar to the original Contra in multiplayer, the internet has been abuzz. Amidst this news though, some cool info has seemingly flown under […]
Back in June, during an interview with Game Huntersâ€™ Marc Saltzman, Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, discussed a new Help feature in New Super Mario Bros. Wii that comes to the rescue of frustrated players.