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Nintendo Denies That Mario's Creator Is "Retiring"

Late last night, a Wired.com report stated that Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, had said he was "retiring".
Today, Nintendo denied that report.
According to the original Wired report, Miyamoto apparently said he was stepping down from his current management position so he could... More »

Creator of Mario, Zelda Says "I'm Retiring", Will Make Smaller Games [Update]

The man behind Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda says he plans to retire from his current position at Nintendo so he can spend time working on smaller projects and with younger developers or on his own, Wired reported tonight.
UPDATE - Nintendo has since issued a statement saying "He has no... More »

Godzilla vs. Baby Jesus

It's that time of year again... When Godzilla-shaped Christmas trees start to appear!
Here's a round-up of a few from the last few years.
Godzilla in Shinjuku.... More »

This Assassin's Creed Art is a Revelation

Gilles Beloeil is a concept artist and digital matte painter at Ubisoft's flagship Montreal studio. Know what that means? Yup. More awesome Assassin's Creed art.
While right now he's working on an "unannonced (sic) AAA game", he's been involved in the Assassin's Creed series, most recently on... More »

All Your Miniature Star Wars Fantasies Come True

Star Wars is epic, spawning movies, toys, and video games. That's doesn't mean it's too big for the small scale. If anything, it works brilliantly.
These pieces were created by a group of Japanese model makers and are on display at the Kotobukiya showroom in Tokyo's geek district, Akihabara. More »

What Actually Happens When You Land In Lava

Over the years playing games, you've probably fallen into lava hundreds of times. Maybe thousands. Yet for all that falling, and dying, and cursing, did you ever wonder what would actually happen if you wound up on a pool of molten rock? More »

Your Teenage Son Who Seems Pretty Normal But Who You Don't Talk to

He gets OK grades in school. He has a few friends. They seem passable. He eats at the table every night and sits in the back seat of the car every weekend, but really, he's a teenage boy. More »

Those Guys Who Only Play Sports Games

Let's say you know a guy. Could be a lady, but it's most likely a guy. This guy owns a video game console or two, but he only uses for one thing: to play sports games.
It's like he has a complex or something.
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Play Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire and other AAA Games on Your iPad

Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to play Batman: Arkham City on your iPad. No, not Arkham City Lockdown. The real one, the big-boy PC version. It's happening courtesy of OnLive and it's impressive enough to make you consider trading in your Xbox 360 or PS3 for Apple's lightweight tablet.
You know... More »

Here are the First Two Screens of The Last of Us

As promised by the teaser website that went up this weekend, the new PS3 exclusive The Last of Us dropped some new content today. Specifically, two screenshots whose composition loudly tout the game's photorealistic chops.
That first one's a nice nature shot and presumably an in-game render. More »

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