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Nintendo Buys Studio to Turbocharge IP-Based Production

Video game giant Nintendo is expanding further into the entertainment business. According to a regulatory filing in Japan on Thursday, the company has agreed to acquire the visual content company Dynamo Pictures Inc. Once the deal closes (as is expected  in October), Dynamo will be renamed Nintendo Pictures Co. and become a wholly owned subsidiary […]

Christina Aguilera on Using Video Games to Decompress From Performance Pressures

Talking about video games with Christina Aguilera is not an everyday occurrence. You might even say it’s a one-off. Yet Tuesday’s grand one-off saw the legendary pop powerhouse partner with Nintendo and participate in a virtual session where she expressed her interest in and love for colorful, family-oriented games and even raced through some of […]

‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ Includes Meme Mark Hamill Hates

Mark Hamill is going to roll his eyes if he happens to play Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, the highly anticipated video game that finally dropped on Tuesday. The massive Lego-themed action-adventure game, developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, includes gamified versions of all nine films from the Skywalker […]

Universal Studios Hollywood Shares Update on Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday revealed Super Nintendo World will open next year. A specific date was not given, but the highly anticipated themed land will open at the popular Los Angeles destination in 2023. The opening will mark the first Super Nintendo World in the U.S. Currently, the video game-themed land, which puts guests […]

UTA Prices $200M IPO for SPAC Targeting Gaming, Creator Economy

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by United Talent Agency has priced its initial public offering at $200 million, and plans to use that capital to pursue a company in the gaming, creator economy and digital media sectors. The SPAC expects to begin trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker “UTAAU” Thursday. The SPAC, […]

Sam Gibney Promoted to President of Home Brew

Digital marketing and production company Home Brew has promoted Sam Gibney to president. Gibney, now in his ninth year with the company, previously served as head of motion and executive creative director, roles that saw him developing and producing numerous digital, social and tech strategies for the company’s set of entertainment clients across TV, film […]

Neil Patrick Harris Crushes Nintendo’s ‘Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain’ in New Commercial

Longtime video game player Neil Patrick Harris stars in a new commercial for Nintendo’s Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, a collection of party and puzzle games. There are “hundreds” of mini-games included, he shares on the phone with The Hollywood Reporter, which can be played solo or in groups of four. “You create an […]

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Animated Film to Star Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy

The Super Mario Bros. animated movie is powering up with an all-star voice cast led by Chris Pratt as the iconic Nintendo character. It now has a North American release date of Dec. 21, 2022. Joining Pratt as Mario are Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach) Charlie Day (Luigi), Jack Black (Bowser), Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Seth Rogen […]

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Launching in October

Nintendo of America on Tuesday announced a new Switch model. The upgraded Nintendo Switch has a 7-inch 720p OLED display and an adjustable stand — allowing players to use the device in tabletop mode — along with a new dock and wired LAN port, enhanced audio and 64G of internal storage. According to the Japanese […]

‘L.A. Noire’ Turns 10: Cast of the Video Game Made Up of Several ‘Mad Men’ Alums Looks Back at Making the Imaginative Title

Aaron Staton, Michael Gladis, Myra Turley, Rich Sommer, Kate Norby and Patrick Fischler revisit the instant classic to discuss working on the groundbreaking project and its legacy, among more.

Late Nintendo President’s Book Outlines Vision for Company, Love of Gaming

In 'Ask Iwata,' publishing in English for the first time this month, Satoru Iwata also explains his approach towards employees and company culture.

Nintendo Direct Teases ‘Super Mario’ Themed ‘Animal Crossing’ Update, Action Platformer From Annapurna Interactive and More

'The Legend of Zelda' producer Eiji Aonuma apologized that no information about the 'Breath of the Wild' sequel was ready to be shown.