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No mere Semblance of success

How a South African indie game went from a university assignment to the big-time

Nintendo to stop producing Wii for Japanese market

Japan's Nintendo has decided to stop making the Wii console in its home country to focus on the new generation Wii U.

Gaming: The year of playing dangerously

Yes, zombies will be back again in 2012. Some things never change.

Knock, paper, scissors: Gesture-based ‘key’ developed

Taiwanese researchers have developed an "invisible key" technology which allows users to unlock their doors by means of simple hand gestures.

Wii U disappointment drops Nintendo shares further

Nintendo shares have tumbled for the second consecutive day after its second-generation Wii console unveiled in the week disappointed the market.

Nintendo lines up Wii successor

Nintendo is due to reveal a successor to the wireless console this summer before a full launch next year in bid to reverse sliding profits.

Kinect unveiled at Microsoft E3 preview

Microsoft has finally unveiled and revealed the real name of its motion sensing video game device, previously known as Project Natal: Kinect.

Microsoft’s Natal game system in stores this year

Microsoft plans to get its Natal body-gesturing gaming system into stores in time for this year's holiday shopping season.

Nintendo scores with Wii Sports Resort

The original Wii Sports is technically the biggest selling game of all time, so the sequel is a big deal.

Wario, Kirby and Sonic back in new adventures

Lou Kesten reviews three new video games featuring some familiar faces.

Nintendo announces new DS handheld console

Nintendo said on Thursday it will launch a new version of its popular DS handheld console with a built-in camera and audio player next month.

Train your brain

Many video games require quick thinking and fast reflexes that constantly engages the player's mental faculties and affects reasoning, deduction and problem-solving skills. That has been the theory, anyway. So it's interesting, then, that the game that may finally prove the point isn't a video game in the traditional sense at all.

Survey: Nintendo Wii outsells Sony PS3 three-fold in 2007

Nintendo's Wii outsold rival Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) three-fold in Japan last year, helping the country's multibillion-dollar video game market to notch up its best-ever year, a survey showed on Monday. Nintendo sold about 3,63-million Wii consoles in its home market in 2007 while Sony sold 1,21-million PS3s, according to magazine publisher Enterbrain.

Gates eyes next digital decade

Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates took centre stage at the world's largest technology show for the last time on Sunday and predicted that his industry was on the cusp of the next "digital decade". Gates said computing will become a pervasive part of everyday life through devices like televisions and cellphones.

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