Secure Axcess, LLC has initiated patent infringement cases against several companies, including Nintendo Co. Ltd and Nintendo of America. The company believes that its February 2003 patent was violated, which is for “a computer providing multiple display capability where one display presents the current document and another display may show a true display of a previously opened document.” Secure Axcess hopes to gain compensatory damages, costs, and other reliefs for companies selling the Wii U without license or authorization.
Nintendo Everything: General Nintendo
Nintendo wasn’t at this year’s PAX East, but the company will be attending a different event this month. The Big N plans to bring along five titles to this year’s WonderCon – Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Yoshi’s New Island, and Disney Magical World.
WonderCon will take place between April 18 and April 20.
Source: Nintendo PR
Ken Lobb, now the creative director at Microsoft Studios, once played a prominent role at Nintendo and worked on several games. This includes Metroid Prime – a title that, at the time, stirred up some controversy for turning the franchise into a first-person adventure.
Lobb spoke about the initial fan resistance surrounding Metroid Prime as part of an interview with EDGE this month. He said:
The fight, in the pre-internet world, was that we were getting a lot of pressure from fans. Nowadays, you’d be buried under Twitter, NeoGAF — both of which I love, by the way — but those voices are even louder today than they were back then. It comes back to a lesson I learned a long time ago: always listen to your customer, but also understand that if you do focus testing what you’re going to hear is, “I want that thing you did last time, because that was awesome.” Every once in a while, you have to learn to not listen to that and go, “Actually, Metroid in firstperson we think could make more sense.” Great creatives are going to disrupt their earlier designs and make things that are new, or build completely new games or new genres.
Yoshio Sakamoto is most well-known for playing a prominent role in three Nintendo series: Metroid, WarioWare, and Rhythm Heaven. But Sakamoto has mainly acted as a producer in recent years, and hasn’t done too much with Metroid as of late aside from Other M.
That being said, Sakamoto is still interested in working on the franchises he is most famous for. He told CVG the following when asked if he will continue to contribute to some of his more traditional game series:
I do not intend to do so. There might [currently] be various tasks I might be involved in with past series. However, even if so I would always like to introduce new entertainment and new fun to those series.
I would like to satisfy fans of those series, but also working with other talented individuals I would like to create entertainment that’s completely different and that brings new emotions. I would like to challenge myself in those unique directions.
This might be indirect, but if we can make new types of gamers enjoy video games for the first time through Tomodachi Life, then they might eventually become interested in the more conventional games. I think we need to ensure that video games remain attractive to consumers, and in order to do so new concepts and ideas are important. I would like to challenge myself to do that.
MEGA MAN XTREME, Rating: G, Author: CAPCOM, Publisher: NINTENDO
— AusVGClassifications (@AusVGClass) April 14, 2014
Mega Man Xtreme 2 wasn’t the only Mega Man game recently rated by the OFLC. The first Mega Man Xtreme was added to the Australian classification database last week, too. It should be hitting the 3DS Virtual Console in the very near future.