Nintendo Switch sales have surpassed the Wii U

In the weeks following the Nintendo Switch’s launch, it became clear that the portable-handheld hybrid would do better than its ill-fated predecessor. What’s surprising, however, is just how quickly the system has surpassed the Wii U. Nintendo had a stellar holiday quarter, shifting 7.23 million Switch consoles and bringing lifetime sales to 14.86 million. The Wii U, for comparison, sold …

GDC retracts award for Atari founder amid online outcry

Yesterday, organizers for the upcoming Game Developers Conference announced the lineup for the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, and topping that list were honors for a trio of men who helped build gaming as we know it: Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail (Ambassador Award), Double Fine founder Tim Schafer (Lifetime Achievement), and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell (Pioneer Award). But an …

VR runner ‘Sprint Vector’ launches on February 8th (updated)

Ever wanted to run in virtual reality without smacking into a real wall? You’ll have a chance shortly. Survios has revealed that its VR foot racing game Sprint Vector launches February 8th for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and the 13th for PlayStation VR. The sci-fi runner stands out with a unique control scheme where you pump your arms to …

Detective Pikachu Movie Adds Two More Cast Members

Detective Pikachu has added Bill Nighy and Chris Geere to its cast. The Hollywood Reporter revealed Nighy and Geere are the latest to join Legendary’s Detective Pikachu movie, which is being helmed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman. However, there’s no word yet on who Nighy and Geere will play in the film. Nighy is most known for his role as Billy Mack in …

SEGA Shoots Down Rumors of New Sonic Racing Game

Update: SEGA PR and social media manager Aaron Webber has come forward to shoot down the recent rumors that a new entry in its kart racing series is on the way. “Hi guys – saw rumors floating today about another SART game. Just wanted to confirm it’s not a thing,” Webber said in a post on Twitter. Original story follows: A leaked …

A Pong TV Game Show Is in the Works

A TV game show based on the 1972 classic video game Pong is in the works. Variety reports Atari will develop the show, called Million Dollar Pong, with Scott Sternberg, the unscripted veteran producer behind shows like Kid’s Wheel of Fortune, The Gong Show, Hollywood Squares, Catch 21, and more. The show will be produced by Scott Sternberg Productions, with Jeff Mirkin producing for Atari. A network …

Top 10 Nintendo Fails REDUX

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‘Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition’ launches February 9th

It looks like Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the mobile version of the console and PC game, is just around the corner. According to an App Store listing, it will hit iOS on February 9th for players who have an iPhone 6s or later, late model iPad or iPad Pro. The game also appeared on Google Play back in August …

‘Dragster’ record holder stripped of his title after 35 years

Back in 1982, Activision verified the fastest time on its Dragster video game on the Atari 2600. The record belonged to Todd Rogers, with a time of 5.51 seconds. According to Twin Galaxies, the current holders of the applicable video game records, this score was also acknowledged by Guinness World Records. In 2017, however, Twin Galaxies member Dick Moreland officially …

Oswald Revealed as Next DLC Character for KOF 14

SNK has revealed that Oswald will be the newest DLC character for the The King of Fighters XIV. The character is playable at SNK’s booth for the first two days of EVO Japan 2018, from January 26. SNK had already announced that a new DLC character would be playable at EVO Japan. The announcement came with the image of a …

Celeste Dev Gives Update on TowerFall Ascension Switch Port

Developer Matt Makes Games concurrently announced both its latest hit release Celeste as well as its previous great archery combat game TowerFall Ascension for the Nintendo Switch last year. And while it may have seemed a TowerFall port would likely be released first, it still has yet to be released — but don’t worry, it’s still on its way. Speaking …

‘RunGunJumpGun’ is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 8th

Deceptively-simple automatic runner RunGunJumpGun is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 8th, according to a tweet by its developers, Good Shepherd. The game first hit iOS and Android in 2016, amassing an army of fans initially intrigued by its simple premise — shoot, jump, survive — and subsequently ensnared by its addictive intelligent level design and masterful difficulty curve. Under …

6 Iconic Rebellions in Video Games

The Man got you down? Are you and your fellow citizens being trampled by the jackboots of tyrants? If so, it’s time for a rebellion. Rebelling against the forces of evil is a common setup in video games. To celebrate the selfless heroes who take up arms against their oppressors, let’s look at some of the most iconic rebellions in …