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Satoru Iwata has revealed part of Nintendo's strategy for the coming year

Given the continued weak sales performance of the Wii U, it's clear that Nintendo is a company in need of strong new direction. Speaking at a financial results meeting yesterday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has detailed the company's strategy for the coming months, outlining how the console maker will renew its efforts to communicate the benefits of the GamePad, while bringing classic software to the system's Virtual Console.  Read More

The Sabertron swords in action

Who hasn't grabbed a stick and pretended it was a sword at one point in their lives? Now, with a bit of help from technology, Sabertron swords are helping everyone live out that sword-fighting fantasy, but with some actual score-keeping.  Read More

It's far from plain sailing for the Nintendo Wii U

Things are looking more than a little bleak for Nintendo's home console, with the company cutting its 2013 sales forecast for the system by almost 70 percent. With shaky third-party supports, a lack of software and concerns about raw power, the system has been plagued by issues from the start. Read on as we delve into the system's problems, its current situation and its likely fate.  Read More

Build with Chrome brings Lego to Google's maps and asks what would you build, and where

Last year we reported that Google and Lego had released a browser-based Lego building experience that sprawled over real-life geography – well kinda, if you didn’t mind only placing your models in Australia, where the location-based tool was first released. Build with Chrome has now been released everywhere, in honor of Lego’s anniversary yesterday of obtaining its first patent. With the newer version we have an extensive building academy with promotional tie-ins to the upcoming Lego movie, and you might see Lego models popping up all over your virtual Google map.  Read More

2014 is set to be a strong year for multiplatform games

The months following a console launch are often a defining period in the life cycle of a console, and there's one thing that every platform owner dreads – the game drought. Nintendo's Wii U suffered from a lack of quality software in the months following its release, as did the PlayStation 3 before it. Luckily, things don't look so bleak for Sony and Microsoft's new platforms, with a wealth of new titles hitting current (last?) and next (current?) gen systems alike.  Read More

Scalextric RCS Race Control System uses a wirelessly-connected smart device to display rac...

Many people of a certain vintage will have fond memories of playing with Scalextric, pulling a trigger and seeing your slot car fly around, or all-too-often off, the track. But disappointingly, the game hasn't exactly kept up with the latest high-tech toys. However, that could change with Scalextric RCS, an update which adds smartphone and tablet game management, along with displaying live race information.  Read More

We take a look at some of the most promising PS4 exclusives of 2014

Sony's new console has enjoyed one of the most successful launches ever. Having already shifted more than four million units, the company will have to keep plying the fledgling system with quality titles to carry the momentum well into 2014 and beyond, and exclusive games are key to this. Luckily, we're already aware of a number of promising AAA titles that you can only play on Sony's next-gen console in 2014.  Read More

GameBuddy promises game streaming with almost no latency

We've seen quite a few products with the ability to stream games from one screen to another on a local network – the NVIDIA Shield is one of the devices at the forefront, as is the PlayStation 4 along with a Vita. However, the weakness of all of these is latency, an issue that the creators of the GameBuddy streamer promise to address.  Read More

Gizmag takes a look at some of the most promising upcoming Xbox One games

With the next-gen launch season out of the way, it's time to look forward to what 2014 holds for the new systems. Microsoft produced some solid exclusives at launch in the form of Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5, and will be looking to continue that success as the system's first year progresses. Read on as we take a look at the most promising next-gen titles coming to Xbox One in 2014.  Read More

EA is finally going to allow players to enjoy SimCity offline

If you were to take a look at many publications' "Biggest Fail of the 2013" award, it's quite likely that EA's SimCity will be listed near the top. After all, the online-only game made one of the worst launches in video game history with servers that were plagued with problems, and a change to the SimCity formula that, by and large, most players hated. Now, after almost a year after the initial release, the company is finally doing away with one of players' biggest problems, the online requirement.  Read More

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