Mario who? Why Nintendo needs to create new characters

Kids today don’t associate Nintendo with gaming — they’re more likely to know the Angry Birds than Mario or Link. Nintendo needs to follow the examples of the WWE and Disney to remain relevant to other generations.

THQ’s loss will likely be social and mobile gaming’s gain

THQ laid off more than 200 employees today as it tried to realign its workforce in light of disappointing sales of its most recent games. That kind of strategic retreat will likely convince more game developers to refocus on making social and mobile games instead of more traditional games.