Nintendo marks 30 years of the world's favourite plumber – but how did he get his name?
Microsoft's former CEO and chairman will be remembered as much for his failures as his successes
Gaming company says that the virtual-life game is 'not trying to provide social commentary'
You don't have to be a hardcore golf fan to get hooked on this charming new Mario game, say reviewers
Nintendo's Dr Luigi revives classic Dr Mario style gameplay with a fun twist for the Wii U console
The joyful new Mario game is the most fun you'll have with a platform game this year
Nostalgic but novel, the new Zelda game revisits its past but makes it feel fresh and new
Video game visionary led former playing-card firm from near-bankruptcy to world domination
Guiding your tiny Pikmin and exploring gorgeous alien worlds makes for addictive gaming
Gaming console may 'change entertainment' by letting users flip bewteen games, live TV, films and music
This ghost-busting game, featuring Super Mario's lesser known brother Luigi, is a 'must have' for handheld gamers
'Smoke and mirrors' presentation in New York fails to reveal what PS4 will look like
Once again, Nintendo has produced a game-changing console, but can the Wii U compete with PS4?
Band recreates scenes from arcade classics such as Tetris, Super Mario Brothers and Pokemon
In pictures: The annual electronic entertainment conference in Los Angeles saw the unveiling of the Wii U
First reaction: Nintendo’s latest innovation slammed as ‘craziest design ever’, but others are impressed
Business Digest: Analysts say Nintento need a new product urgently
New Wii has the working title
'Project Cafe' and will launch
with new tablet-style
controller in 2012
All-new PSP2 console is hailed by gamers as Sony plans to bring Playstation games to Android phones