Why Fanboys Act Like Jerks

Despite the amount of annoyance that console fanboys have caused me over the years as a person writing about video games on the Internet, despite the endless comments threads they have derailed with their arguments, I still have a small reserve of affection for these people. There’s a passion inherent in fanboyism that’s actually quite inspirational, when it’s not allowed to get out of hand; it’s the kind of passion that brings us fan art and cosplay, when applied positively. There’s something endearing about someone who just really, really loves a thing.

PlayStation Boss Has Been Banned From Nintendo's MiiVerse... Twice

When Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studies, gently trolled Nintendo by joining the Wii U’s Miiverse and chucking up an image saying ‘I love PS’, we reported it. What we didn’t know is that Yoshida was actually banned temporarily for the post… and it was actually his second ban!

Why The Ending Of Every Pokémon Game Is Garbage

You go through the trouble of collecting all eight badges and defeating the Elite Four — and in some cases, sometimes you even try to catch them all. But what for? Pokémon games sometimes treat you rather poorly after doing all that work, when you think about it.

Atlus Revives Failed Earthbound-Inspired Kickstarter RPG

Last year, the developers of modern JRPG Citizens of Earth took to Kickstarter to raise $US100,000 for their project. Sadly, it didn’t work out. But now, thanks to Atlus, the game is going to be completed on time after all.

The Glory Days Of Platform Adventure Reclaimed By One Brave Hamster

2010′s The Flying Hamster is an adorable bite-sized shooter mainly aimed at mobile and portable platforms. Flying Hamster II: Knight of the Golden Seed is a gorplatforming adventure that aims to resurrect the spirit of the classic Wonder Boy/Monster World franchise.

Sure Looks Like The Avengers Are Finally Coming To Disney Infinity

Briefly: This new teaser features Steve Rogers’ iconic shield ricocheting through the environs of Disney’s collectible toy game. People have been wondering when Marvel characters would be showing up in Disney Infinityand this clip seems to hint that some news will probably come very soon.

It's Looking Bad For Peter Parker In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game

As if three movie villains weren’t enough, Electro and the Green Goblin are are joined by the ugliest Kingpin ever, bad-hair-lighting Black Cat and… is that Carnage? Yeah, Parker is screwed.

There Will Be A World Pokemon Championship, With Australian Qualifiers

Wanna be the very best, like no one ever was? Will you travel across the land, searching far and wide? Each Pokemon to understand, the power that’s inside? Well you might want to take part in the Pokemon world championships this August and to do that, you must take part in the Australian qualifiers.

Super Mario Bros. 3, More Classics Hit Wii U Virtual Console In April

Advance Wars fans, break out the champagne. The much-loved strategy game from Nintendo, along with fan-favourite Metroid, Yoshi and WarioWare titles, will be hitting the Wii U next month.

Japan Is Bringing Pikachu And Pals To The 2014 World Cup

Pikachu and ten other Pokemon are Japan’s official mascots the 2014 World Cup in Rio. I bet Domo and Hello Kitty are kicking themselves right now.