124 years ago, Japanese entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi founded the company we now know as Nintendo. Established in 1889, the firm manufactured Hanafuda (“flower cards” in Japanese) playing cards, and Yamauchi opened the first Hanafuda shop called “Nintendo Koppai” in his native Kyoto.
Yamauchi would be succeeded as Nintendo president by his son-in-law Sekiryo Kaneda (who was also known as Sekiryo Yamauchi) in 1929, and twenty years later Sekiryo would pass on control of the business to his grandson, Hiroshi Yamauchi — who took the company away from playing cards into the realm of video gaming, and sadly passed away last week at the age of 85.
“Grand Theft Auto 5″ is the UK’s fastest selling game ever, moving more copies in its first week than the total launch week sales of all previous series entries combined.
Launch week sales were 2.4 times greater than “GTA 4′s” and bettered the launch week of “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” the UK’s previous record holder, by almost 250,000 copies.
After just five days on sale, “Grand Theft Auto 5″ became the 24th biggest selling title of all time in the UK.
If you tried to play “Battlefield Bad Company 2″ over the weekend, you may have gotten a nasty surprise. It appears that following regularly scheduled maintenance, people began getting a message when they attempt to log in, saying “Failed to login soldier”. Needless to say, this caused a lot of frustration, particularly as it continued throughout the weekend.
A thread in the EA Answers HQ details the rage and confusion surrounding the issue, where it was eventually discovered the problem seemed to have something to do with username formatting. Names with capital letters apparently do not work, while names with only lower case letters work fine.
The latest official Doctor Who Consumer Panel contains a few questions about a proposed “Puzzle & Dragons” style smartphone game.
“For the first time ever fans of Doctor Who will be able to interact with fifty years of beloved adventures, allies and enemies,” the proposal reads. “Travel backwards through the Doctor’s timeline to face his deadliest foes and meet his most memorable companions.