Japanese games manufacturer Nintendo is to cease production of its Wii console in Japan. The low-brow motion capture console sold over 100 million units since its introduction in 2006.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to videogame giant, died Sept. 19 of pneumonia at a hospital in…
TOKYO — In a keynote at the Tokyo Game Fair today, Sony game division chief Andrew House said the company plans to move five million PlayStation 4 consoles by March 31, 2014, the end of Sony’s fiscal…
Girls are playing more video games than ever, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Around 45% of all gamers are women, according to recent findings by the trade organization. Of…
Variety has tapped Patrick Frater as Asia bureau chief, part of Penske Media Corporation’s ongoing international expansion under founder-chairman-CEO Jay Penske. Based in Hong Kong, Frater will…
With "Identity Thief," Melissa McCarthy proves she's got what it takes to carry a feature, however meager the underlying material.
Daniel Day-Lewis delivers an unimpeachable performance in Steven Spielberg's shrewd, stately and somewhat stuffy drama focused on a narrow yet defining chapter of Abraham Lincoln's life: abolishing…
Formulaic in adhering to the sitcom-style tone of the first two films, pic finds the chronically underappreciated Greg Heffley facing a summer break replete with parental expectations and anxiety…
If one-quarter of its accusations are true, "Top Priority: The Terror Within" reps a flaming indictment of the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Los Angeles…
Kenneth Branagh invests this comicbook epic with a weighty yet never overbearing Shakespearean dimension.