Nintendo’s profits drop 30% year-on-year

first_img 5 years ago MonoGame isn’t on any Nintendo platform yet? I think the MonoGameTeam gave up. 5 years ago They mentioned VR because it came up as the new thing. And of course they’re looking at itThey do not have the engineers to implement it, their console cannot handle it. What is awesome tech, but will questionably even attain “fad” status with the public will be long gone before they’d be ready for it. The man talked about it because it needed to be addressed, but Mario VR is coming out the twelfth of never barring The very unlikely event they are acquired by someone. Nintendo’s profits drop 30% year-on-yearSplatoon sells 4 million, but no news on company’s first smartphone game [UPDATE: Nintendo looking at VR]Dan PearsonTuesday 2nd February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoNintendo’s finances took a dip in the company’s third quarter report for FY 2015 – sales stayed relatively stable with just 3.9 per cent shrinkage to 427.7 billion Yen ($3.5bn), but profits dropped by 32 per cent year-on-year to 40.5 billion Yen ($336m). Although the bottom line failed to excite, plenty of familiar faces performed well for the publisher’s software arm, as well as a few new names. Top seller was Child friendly Wii U shooter Splatoon, shifting over four million units. Super Mario maker wasn’t far behind on 3.34 million, whilst Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer reached 2.93 million. Collectively the 3DS family sold 5.88 million units of hardware and 38.87 million games. The Wii U totalled 3.06 million consoles and 22.62 million pieces of software. 20.50 million Amiibo figures were sold, and approximately 21.50 million Amiibo cards. Those eagerly awaiting news of either the new NX system or the company’s first smartphone game will be disappointed – neither was mentioned in the company’s forward looking statements. Instead, the publisher focused on relatively known quantities.”For Nintendo 3DS, we will globally release a special edition hardware pre-installed with Pokémon title(s) from the originalPokémon series on February 27 which marks the 20th year since the original Pokémon series release,2 read the accompanying statement. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Furthermore, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and key titles from third-party publishers are scheduled for release. For Wii U, we will strive to maintain the attention level of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, which are continuing to show steady sales, while introducing new titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Meanwhile, for Amiibo, we will continue to expand the product lineup in order to maintain momentum. At the same time, we will aim to further expand sales by offering new gaming experiences with the use of Amiibo. In addition, the first application for smart devices, Miitomo, is scheduled for release.”The company has maintained its full year target of 35 billion Yen in profit.Update: According to Dr. Serkan Toto, Nintendo said it’s also “looking at VR,” but no further details were given. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Mario and company are at least examining the possibility of getting into VR, but that doesn’t mean a platform will come from Nintendo any time soon. There no doubt will be years of R&D and executives will undoubtedly want to see how the market for VR shakes out before diving in headfirst.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 6 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments (2)Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyCurtis Turner Game Developer – Monsters of Warlast_img read more

Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools for blind and deaf students

first_imgApple brings Everyone Can Code to schools for blind and deaf studentsInitial launch in eight schools will tailor lessons to students’ needs with accessibility resourcesRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 18th May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleAppleIt’s been an exciting week for accessibility in gaming and tech. Microsoft announced a new accesibility-minded Xbox controller, and Apple followed up today by announcing it is partnering with leading educators to bring its education program, Everyone Can Code, to schools for students with hearing, vision, or other accessibility needs.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Partnering with Apple, we are excited to help even more people learn how to code,” said Julie Tye, president and CEO of the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which is one of eight initial partner schools for the program. “Whether for fun or future employment, learning the language of technology can offer tremendous opportunity to everyone.”Everyone Can Code was first demonstrated at the end of March as an education curriculum for teaching both children and adults to code in Apple’s programing language, Swift. It includes an introductory, kid-friendly app called Swift Playgrounds, as well as third-party apps, teacher guides, lesson plans, and a focus on helping students visualize both what the code is doing and what practical uses they can put it to, such as programming robots. The program goes all the way through college, eventually graduating students to coding on Mac and developing iOS apps.For this latest initiative, Apple and its educational partners tailored the program’s curriculum for accessibility, including additional resources and tools such as tactile maps, FaceTime gesture and facial capture, Type to Siri, closed captioning, iPhone hearing aids, and VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader. Physical motor accessibility has also been taken into account through Switch Control, a built-in iPad feature that allows devices such as joysticks to be used for screen control.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Access plan at Tintagel Castle afoot

first_imgDramatic new footbridge will renew a centuries-old connectionTintagel Castle in Cornwall is closing from October for improvements to access, via an attractive new footbridge. The current access is by steep steps.The footbridge has been designed to recreate the historic route into the English Heritage castle, which will re-open in spring 2019.It will span the gap between the castle’s mainland and island, which was connected by a bridge until at least the 16th century.English Heritage’s Head of Operations in Cornwall, Georgia Butters, says: “Once complete, it will enhance the Tintagel experience for our visitors, by opening up the island to more of those who find the current access via many steep steps too challenging.”Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive of Visit Cornwall, says: “Not only will the new footbridge help make the castle more accessible to visitors, but it will also provide an enticing new experience which is sure to bring many visitors to this spectacular stretch of the north Cornwall coast.”last_img read more

Sean Dickinson appointed as Unicard CEO

first_imgSean Dickinson has been appointed as the new CEO of transport management solutions and smart ticketing provider, Unicard.Sean will oversee the expansion of the business as Unicard establishes itself in new markets.The firm plans to help customers take advantages of new trends in public transport. It has already delivered account-based ticketing and mobility-as-a-service solutions to local authorities and commercial operators of bus and rail.Commenting on his appointment, Sean says: “The transport landscape is changing. This is due to the current global situation, but also because commuters and passengers demand greater flexibility in the modes and ways in which they travel. Unicard is responding to new market opportunities driven by local authorities which are exploring smart ticketing and greener travel initiatives for alternative modes of transport.“Unicard is a well-respected brand, renowned for the quality of its products and delivery of its services, along with its willingness to collaborate with customers and partners. I intend to build on these values as we move into the next phase of the company’s development”.last_img read more

Sam Smith Reveals Summer Tour Dates

first_imgFresh of his recent Grammy domination, British pop singer Sam Smith has revealed a string of US tour dates that span much of July and August. The dates focus mostly on the Midwest and Southern regions. Tickets go on sale February 27.Sam Smith Summer 2015 Tour Dates7/17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival7/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena7/20 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena7/21 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena7/23 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena7/24 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion7/26 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center/Cleveland State University7/29 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center7/30 – St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena8/4 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre8/5 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center8/7 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival8/8 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre8/11- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center8/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena8/14 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center8/15 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center8/17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairielast_img read more

Kevin Harvick to run K&N West race at Sonoma

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the races at TexasKevin Harvick will run the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on June 24 at Sonoma Raceway, the driver announced via his SiriusXM Radio Show “Happy Hours” on Tuesday night. “(I’m) going to be the old guy that shows up,” said Harvick, who will fittingly pilot the No. 4 ride. “I have fun when I go do those events. You’d love to win and you want to go out and do that obviously to be competitive, but it’s really, it’s just a series that gave me several breaks and several opportunities to showcase what I did as a kid.” Harvick hasn’t raced a fulltime season in the K&N Pro Series West since 1997. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver last raced in the series in 2007 at Iowa, where he celebrated his seventh series win. He said he wants to shine some light on a series where young drivers have to go through many ranks to eventually be successful in racing. “It’s hard for young kids to come up,” Harvick said. “So, if we can go out there and have fun and bring the west series some exposure and bring some attention to that, that would really be my main goal; to bring some attention to the race, the competitors, all the people that are a part of that series.”Harvick will head to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Sunday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX).last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces 2020 ‘Wheels Of Soul Tour’ With St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Gabe Dixon

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band, the 12-member soul outfit led by Southern rock power couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, announced the 2020 return of their sixth-annual Wheels Of Soul tour. The tour will once again see the band hit amphitheaters across the country with two other groups that TTB believes exemplify the best in the modern soul movement. This coming summer the band will tour with St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Gabe Dixon, who will be working a double shift as he opens the show with his trio, then comes back out to play keyboards as a regular touring member of TTB. Over the past five summers, the Wheels Of Soul tour has seen TTB play alongside such acts as The Wood Brothers, Los Lobos, The Marcus King Band and many more, often resulting in surprise sit-ins and unexpected covers.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band And The Wheels Of Soul Tour Welcome John Medeski At Red Rocks [Photos/Videos]The five-week tour will kick off June 26th in TTB’s hometown of Jacksonville, FL before the band makes their way around the entire country, with a tour-closing two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO July 31st and August 1st. A press release from the band notes, however, that there are additional dates to be announced, which could mean the band has some festival appearances that are yet to be revealed.“We’ve talked about having St. Paul and The Broken Bones out with us before,” Derek Trucks said. “Their sound is fantastic and certainly a natural fit for Wheels of Soul. And we enjoy the fun of touring and collaborating with another big band. Adding Gabe to the bill was a no brainer. He’s insanely talented and it will be a privilege to be able to showcase what he can do.”Tickets for the majority of the shows will go on sale on December 13th and will be available to purchase here. You can read a full list of dates for the summer 2020 return of the Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels Of Soul tour below.Wheels Of Soul Tour 2020* (ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, and Gabe Dixon):June 26 — Jacksonville, FL Daily’s PlaceJune 27 — Orange Beach, AL The Wharf AmphitheaterJune 28 — Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa AmphitheaterJuly 1 — Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PACJuly 2 — Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 3 — Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 5 — Essex Junction, VT Midway LawnJuly 7 — Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing ArtsJuly 10 — Charlotte, NC PNC Music PavilionJuly 11 — Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut CreekJuly 12 — Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The HeightsJuly 14 — Lewiston, NY ArtparkJuly 15 — Detroit, MI Fox TheatreJuly 18 — New Haven, CT  Westville Music BowlJuly 19 — Patchogue, NY Great South Bay Music FestivalJuly 24 — Atlanta, GA Fox TheatreJuly 25 — Atlanta, GA Fox TheatreJuly 26 — Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at RiverbendJuly 28 — Indianapolis, IN The Amphitheater at White River State ParkJuly 31 — Morrison, CO Red Rocks AmphitheatreAugust 1 — Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre* Additional dates to be announced.View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

PHOTOS: Papadosio Kicks Off 2020 At Belly Up In Aspen

first_imgLoad remaining images Papadosio played their first show of 2020 at the Belly Up, high in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, CO on Wednesday.Related: Backwoods At Mulberry Mountain Announces Initial 2020 Lineup: The Devil Makes Three, Papadosio, Steel Pulse, More Fresh off their two-night sold-out ‘Holidosio’ celebration at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC at the end of last month, Dosio was ready to bring their livetronica sound to the good people of Colorado after the Denver dream-rock trio, Evanoff, opened the show.Getting back to their usual performance style, Papadosio performed one lengthy set as opposed to the two-set shows they played in Asheville. Staples like “Geoglyph” and “The Plug” joined lengthy improv sections and the fan-favorite “Curve Jam”.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Wednesday’s show at Belly Up courtesy of photographer Jason Myers.Papadosio’s tour continues tomorrow (1/10) at Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. They will play another show at the same venue the following night (1/11). Head to the band’s official website for more information.Setlist: Papadosio | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 1/8/20Set: Geoglyph, The Plug > Johnny Peppas > The Plug, Catalyst, Cloud Found > Ear to Ear > And This Is What He Thought > Curve Jam, Garden, CueEncore: VactrollioPapadosio | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 1/8/20 | Photos: Jason Myerslast_img read more

Celebrate Neil Peart’s Birthday With This Outrageous Drum Solo [Watch]

first_img[Originally published 9/12/16] Today would have marked the 68th birthday of Rush drummer Neil Peart, unequivocally considered to be one of the best rhythm makers in all of music. Peart’s ability to pour powerful energy into complex and unusual meters is what defined his style, especially in a progressive rock outfit like Rush. With so many musically-trained listeners tuning into the Rush catalog, it’s no surprise that Peart is considered one of the best.Influenced by hard rock drummers like Keith Moon and John Bonham, Peart descends from that tradition with an incredible stamina. He set himself apart, however, by leading his band through atypical time signatures, making it look easy with precision technique.Of course, any Rush show would feature an opportunity for Peart to take center stage with a balls-to-the-wall drum solo. Nobody did it like Neil.Watch these crazy drum solos below, and join us in wishing Neil Peart a very happy birthday!last_img read more

How Do We Know the COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe?

first_imgThose checks are proving reassuring. But since extremely rare problems might not turn up even in large tests, the vaccines still are being monitored. The U.S. and British governments and the European Medicines Agency track reports filed by health workers and the public about suspected side effects. Extra scrutiny in the U.S. includes tracking insurance claims for red flags. And U.S. vaccine recipients can sign up for a program that sends text messages to see if they’re feeling side effects. People are supposed to wait around for a short time after vaccination in case they have a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. Such incidents so far have been rare, with between 2 and 5 anaphylaxis reports for every million vaccine doses in the first weeks of U.S. inoculations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists look for safety issues during the testing phase and continue their monitoring as shots roll out around the world. So far, the only serious warning to emerge is a rare risk of severe allergic reactions. How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe? Different types of COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized and it’s possible side effects will differ for each — although there’s more public data on the vaccines being rolled out in Western countries than elsewhere. Countries also vary in their vaccine standards, with some allowing the use of shots before final-stage testing involving large numbers of volunteers. Officials expected to receive reports of health problems, even deaths, that occur just by chance in the days or weeks after vaccination, given the huge numbers of people, including the frail elderly, getting inoculated.center_img But in the U.S., Britain and European Union, regulators required any vaccine to be tested in tens of thousands of people before distribution. So far, the U.S. is using shots from Pfizer and Moderna, while Britain and Europe have cleared those plus the AstraZeneca vaccine. How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin) By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer Those companies’ large studies found that common side effects were minor and typical of the immune system revving up: soreness in the arm, fever and flu-like symptoms including fatigue, chills and headache. Deaths and other serious events are investigated to see if the vaccine played a role. Authorities consider the person’s overall health and how often the reported condition occurs without vaccination. With more than 52 million vaccine doses administered in the U.S. by mid-February, the CDC said it hasn’t detected any patterns in deaths that signal a safety problem.last_img read more