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Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently admitted that making games for a global audience actually does the opposite of what it was intended to do. "In the past, when we developed console games with a worldwide premise, we lost our focus, and not only did they end up being games that weren't for the Japanese, but they ended up being incomplete titles that weren't even fit for a global audience," he said. Read more

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, a F2P game that lets you get discounts on its assorted mini-games by performing errands for the shopkeep, will hit 3DS next week. Read more

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS will feature a noticeably different art style than its console brethren, but if black outlines are a bit too much, it appears you'll be able to turn them off. Read more

Star Wars Pinball is getting four more tables, themed after Han Solo, Episode 4, Droids, and "Masters of the Force." Read more

The Skylanders are coming to McDonald's Happy Meals! However, before you rush to the Golden Arches, do keep in mind that these toys don't unlock any content in the game. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Mar 24, 2014 3:00PM PDT

Yet another LEGO game is in the works, this time exclusively for handheld consoles. Read more

Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Wii version of the game that followed the hit DS version, was too much like prior games, and helped encourage the company to try more new ideas in New Leaf. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2014 9:00AM PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has now crossed 7 million copies sold worldwide, more than a year after its initial Japanese release. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2014 12:00AM PDT

The latest video showcasing Inafune's totally-not-Mega-Man game explains the title. If Beck is Mighty No. 9, who are numbers 1-8? Well, here's your answer. Read more

DreamWorks Animation's upcoming How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be getting a console game adaptation from Torus Games. Read more