Japanese video game maker Nintendo has reported its first-quarter profit dipped to about half of what it was a year ago despite improved sales as an unfavourable exchange rate eroded earnings.
Nintendo of America (NoA) has appointed a new president called Bowser, the same name as the arch-nemesis of the video game manufacturer’s perennial hero Mario.
Forty years ago, Gunpei Yokoi, a product engineer for Nintendo, sat on a commuter train in Kyoto and watched a fellow passenger idly while away the journey by playing with the buttons on a pocket calculator.
The man behind Dundee's first official Pokemon Go stop believes the virtual craze could be as successful as the city's Oor Wullie Bucket Trail.
Chris van der Kuyl is addressing a roomful of children in Perth. "Video games are big business,” he says. “Games are basically the only thing I do with my life. So for those of you who spend your time playing games there’s a future for you."