Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discusses whether we really need enemies in games

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atqS7SImuBc Do We Really Need Enemies? [Game Essence] Most games feature enemies that frequently appear to bar your progress. Some people might even … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discusses whether we really need enemies in games

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how game directors have so little in common

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXBS7hk0B7k Directors Need to Be Unique [Work Ethic] What do all game directors have in common? Not much, it turns out. But the … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how game directors have so little in common

Famitsu sales: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet reappear at number two with an additional 37,265 units sold at retail in Japan alone

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have officially reappeared in the top 10 of the Famitsu sales charts in Japan. The latest Japanese sales charts are as follows: Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales) 1/23/23 – 1/29/23 [NSW] Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life (Marvelous, 01/26/23) – 40,759 (New) [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 37,265 (4,776,300) [PS5] Forspoken (Square Enix, 01/24/23) … Continue reading Famitsu sales: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet reappear at number two with an additional 37,265 units sold at retail in Japan alone

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how the soundtrack has to fit the game experience

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_tRnBj9tqc Game Music and Ambient Sounds [Audio] Ever feel like the music in large-scale titles these days doesn't leave much of an impression? … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how the soundtrack has to fit the game experience

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how he handles numerous people adjusting parameters when balancing a complicated game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ozfbqNa54 Put Parameters in Brackets [Programming & Tech] When balancing a complicated game, numerous people may be adjusting parameters, so it needs to … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai talks about how he handles numerous people adjusting parameters when balancing a complicated game

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains why it’s important to do all you can now so you don’t regret it later

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPSFfqxpVJk You'll Forget the Hardship, But the Game Will Endure! [Work Ethic] A creative work will continue to exist for all-time. Even in … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains why it’s important to do all you can now so you don’t regret it later

Famitsu sales: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet slip to the second spot for the first time since launch and are overtaken by Fire Emblem Engage in Japan

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have officially reappeared in the top 10 of the Famitsu sales charts in Japan. The latest Japanese sales charts are as follows: Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales) 1/16/23 – 1/22/23 [NSW] Fire Emblem Engage (Nintendo, 01/20/23) – 144,558 (New) [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 43,983 (4,739,035) [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 16,091 (3,833,699) … Continue reading Famitsu sales: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet slip to the second spot for the first time since launch and are overtaken by Fire Emblem Engage in Japan

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains how COVID-19 completely changed the way he and his team work at Sora

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has started a new YouTube channel called "Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games." Check out the latest batch of uploaded content via the embedded video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXudgEHF78M Sora's Work-From-Home Strategies [Grab Bag] It was thought that the COVID-19 pandemic might not hit the game industry as hard as others, … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains how COVID-19 completely changed the way he and his team work at Sora