I Never Thought I’d See An N64 Controller As Beautiful As This One

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I Never Thought I’d See An N64 Controller As Beautiful As This One Funny-looking and with a propensity for their joysticks to break just by looking at them, I think the N64 controller is – and I realise this is a relative award – Nintendo’s worst ever controller. Oh. Except this one, by Zoki64. This one’s wonderful. via: kotaku.com

Releasing a game demo can cut your sales in half, warns Schell

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Releasing a game demo can cut your sales in half, warns Schell Schell games CEO and industry analystJesse Schell has warned that releasing a demo of your game before launch can kill your sales. Schell argues his case against releasing a demo at DICE Summit 2013 last week, and he had the stats to back up his claim too. via: www.vg247.com

Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal Black coming to the PSN

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Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal Black coming to the PSN It appears as if the original PlayStation classic Twisted Metal and the adored semi-reboot Twisted Metal Black are heading to the PSN tomorrow. Right now, it appears as if (sadly) the latter is not going to be Twisted Metal Black: Online, a re-release of the same game with online play. via: www.destructoid.com

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Wins Best Handheld Game At D.I.C.E Awards

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Wins Best Handheld Game At D.I.C.E Awards Nintendo‘s cherished Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS has walked away with the accolade of best handheld video game of 2012 at this years D.I.C.E Awards in Las Vegas. PlayStation exclusive Journey grabbed eight awards at the event, including Game of the Year. You can view all the winners of the acclaimed event right here. via: mynintendonews.com

PS4 could come bundled with a “Dual Camera” PlayStation Eye – rumor

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PS4 could come bundled with a “Dual Camera” PlayStation Eye – rumor PS4 could be bundled with new PlayStation Eye, which VGLeaks notes is called a “Dual Camera”. According to information dug up by the site, it’s an “evolutionized” HD version of the EyeToy, which uses a pair of wide-angle cameras with 720p resolution. via: www.vg247.com

Sony “Looking Into” Vita Pricing and Marketing

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Sony “Looking Into” Vita Pricing and Marketing On an earnings call to discuss Sony’s disappointing third quarter, its CFO acknowledged its need to better promote the Vita. The PlayStation Vita has been on the market almost a year now, and it’s safe to say the handheld is off to a slow start. via: www.escapistmagazine.com

My Little Pony ‘Fighting is Magic’ fan game has ceased

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My Little Pony ‘Fighting is Magic’ fan game has ceased At least some part of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom is taking one on the chin today. The group of fans working together to produce a fighting game based on the plucky ponies has been struck by a cease and desist order from Hasbro, owners of the My Little Pony property. via: www.destructoid.com

Epic closes Impossible Studios, Infinity Blade: Dungeons now ‘on hold’

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Epic closes Impossible Studios, Infinity Blade: Dungeons now ‘on hold’ Epic Games is shutting down Infinity Blade: Dungeons developer Impossible Studios, after creating the studio eight months ago. “It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn’t working out for Epic,” said Epic founder Tim Sweeney. via: www.joystiq.com

Don’t Call It a Tablet

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Don’t Call It a Tablet Edit Photo by Ariel Zambelich/Wired The Surface Pro looks like a tablet, but it’s not a mobile device. It’s a portable device. Sure, put the Surface Pro next to the Surface RT and it’s hard to spot many differences. One’s a little thicker, but their shapes are otherwise identical. Both have the same matte-black, magnesium-based casing. via: www.wired.com