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Matt Kelly

Born in the same year as Luigi and sporting similarly distinctive facial hair, I'm privileged to have experienced the expansion of my favourite industry ever since. I'm a self-certified advocate of all things nostalgic, but my absolute highest regards are reserved for blue hedgehogs, blue skies and broken sound barriers.

Revising the Many Franchises of Konami


Unless you’ve been living under a cardboard box for the last few weeks you’ve no doubt been struck by news reports of Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima parting ways with Konami, his studio of residence for almost 30 years. To many observers the announcement hit like a monolithic rock plunging into the relative stillness of the videogame pond, of which ...

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Nintendo reports First Annual Profit since 2011


For the first time since 2011, Nintendo’s profits are on the rise. On Thursday the Kyoto-based video game giant reported annual operating profits of ¥24.7 billion and a net profit of ¥41.8 billion ($350 million) for the fiscal year ending March, from ¥549.8 billion in revenue. The figures are a substantial improvement over Nintendo’s own prediction of a ¥30 billion profit, and  a clearly successful reversal ...

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