The NES is officially three decades old in North America, where it was released on October 18, 1985. The milestone is being commemorated by both Nintendo fans and rivals, including none other than the maker of PlayStation – Sony, which personally thanked the classic console for “paving the way” for the future of gaming. What are some of your fondest memories of the NES? If you never owned one, you can still experience some of its greatest games by downloading them via the Nintendo eShop.
Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, thinks it’s too difficult to release a handheld in today’s smartphone and tablet orientated world. Yoshida was asked whether or not they would consider bringing out a successor to the PlayStation Vita and he said that he didn’t believe the climate was healthy enough for them to release another dedicated handheld machine. That could change, but it seems fairly unlikely.
“People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones,” Yoshida said. “And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start.
“I myself am a huge fan of PlayStation Vita and we worked really hard on designing every aspect. Touch-based games are fun – there are many games with really good design. But having sticks and buttons make things totally different.
“So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming.”
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Shuhei Yoshida, who is the President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, has told US Gamer at this year’s EGX event that the Wii U is his favourite console at the moment besides his PlayStation systems. Yoshida says he plays Nintendo’s current home console a lot with his daughters.
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You probably heard that earlier today a Reddit user revealed that he had in his possession an incredibly rare Nintendo PlayStation. There were obviously quite a few skeptics out there, but the Reddit user who owns the console uploaded some footage of the device which is no doubt worth an absolute fortune, if it is the real deal. The machine doesn’t have any cables so it hasn’t been hooked up to a television set, so we’ve got no idea what the actual bootup is like. Anyway, if you are at all interested be sure to check out the video for a glimpse of this rarity.
You most probably know that both Sony and Nintendo were planning to work with each other on something you may know as the PlayStation. The idea was scrapped by Nintendo, but a user on Reddit claims to have gotten his hands on the mystical device which played both CD’s and SNES games. We can’t verify its legitimacy, but the prototype certainly should prove to ensure some interesting discussion around the web.
“My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dads [sic] company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of “junk” he was supposed to throw out.
“I have not had a chance to boot her up, I don’t have a power cable at the moment, but it seems like it’s a pretty common DC cable. I’ll have to get one and see how it goes.”
Whatever way you look at it both Xbox and PlayStation won this year’s E3 event judging from social media, news reports, and various message boards. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime wanted to take a little pop at PlayStation in an interview with Kotaku. Specifically he took a little dig at The Last Guardian which was clearly shown too early when it was first showcased in 2009.
“The best way to launch a game like that is to surprise and delight [fans], to give them a launch date, in an environment like this let them play it versus what other companies do which is to announce a project that you may not see for five, six years,” he hissed. “It’s just not the way we do things.”
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Yacht Club Games has announced today during the PlayStation Experience that Shovel Knight will no longer be exclusive to Nintendo platforms and PC. The critically acclaimed title is coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation versions of the game will be the same as the current versions, but Kratos from God of War will be making a special appearance.