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News: Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

It's them, taking ten of the top U.S. spots

The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August? Once again, Mario's..

News: Capcom Releases Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Screenshots

Capcom Releases Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Screenshots

These images are worth investigating

We recently reported a leak by Famitsu Magazine of the existence of Ace Attorney Investigtions 2, the sequel to the DS crime adventure Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth which itself is a spinoff of the Phoenix Wright series. Now Capcom has announced the game's existence and released these lovely

News: Lufia DS Ready to Conquer Your Free Time in October

Lufia DS Ready to Conquer Your Free Time in October

October 19th, to be precise

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is just one of many impressive-looking RPGs on the way to DS this year, with a richer heritage than many might suspect, having been highly regarded in its Super Nintendo days. DS owners will get their chance to see what the fuss is about when the game hits North America on October 19th, 2010. Taking a more action-oriented approach to its..

News: Rune Factory 2 Ripe and Ready for Europe in October

Rune Factory 2 Ripe and Ready for Europe in October

Farming RPG hits at last

Some of our readers on the Western side of the Atlantic may be anxiously anticipating Rune Factory 3 and its multiplayer charms, but over in Europe there's just one month to go until Rune Factory 2 does the rounds. With more of the same mix of fighting and farming, not to mention a heavy amount of romance, Rune Factory 2 looks set to continue where its acclaimed predecessor..

News: New Ace Attorney Investigations Title Outed by Famitsu

New Ace Attorney Investigations Title Outed by Famitsu

Miles Edgeworth returns!

The Ace Attorney series has a proud and well-regarded heritage on DS – less so on WiiWare – with this year's Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth another excellent entry in the series. Now Japanese über-mag Famitsu has outed a second instalment in the Investigations series and Edgeworth looks set to feature again. Although the initial scan is blurrier than a..

News: Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Pretend you're The Doctor even when you're not playing his games

Every fan of Doctor Who (or, simply, The Doctor) knows that he'd have a lot more trouble fighting Cybermen and Daleks without his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. It seems that no matter what the problem is, it can be solved by him pointing the device at it and acting like he's concentrating really hard as the Time Lord tool shines a light..

News: Rock Out in this Rock Band 3 DS Trailer

Rock Out in this Rock Band 3 DS Trailer

Hear "Walking on the Sun" for the 400th time

How do you shrink a multiplayer music experience to a portable handheld console? Guitar Hero: On Tour offered a guitar grip and successor Band Hero even came with a silicone sleeve to make drums easier to use, but the DS's upcoming Rock Band 3 is taking a less accessory-based approach, being only...

News: Kapow! It's the Batman: The Brave and the Bold Release Dates

Kapow! It's the Batman: The Brave and the Bold Release Dates

Holy crimefighting in September, Batman!

The masked defenders of hand-drawn 2D animation, WayForward Technologies, are set for a Wii and DS return this month as Batman: The Brave and the Bold crusades its way to stores around the world. Launching in North America on September 7th and with a European release following on September 24th, the new game...

News: Mama to Pick Up Two More Hobbies

Mama to Pick Up Two More Hobbies

She can craft and babysit too, and with this baby doll so can you

We've just added some newly released screenshots for Majesco's upcoming showcases of Mama's versatility, Babysitting Mama for Wii and Crafting Mama for DS. Interestingly, the former will hit stores in a special box the likes of which we've never seen before; the game comes in a crib that it shares with an adorable baby doll. Where's..

News: Super Scribblenauts' D-Pad Controls are Thanks to You, Hardcore Gamers

Super Scribblenauts' D-Pad Controls are Thanks to You, Hardcore Gamers

Complaining does pay off sometimes

For a game based on imagination, you wouldn't have expected Scribblenauts to have frustrated gamers in such a basic regard, but its touchscreen controls rubbed plenty of gamers up the wrong way, complaining they lacked the precision required to manoeuvre Maxwell around his sketchy world. Developer 5th Cell is confident there'll be no such complaints about upcoming..

First Impressions: G.G Series Collection+

G.G Series Collection+

The arcade collection you never knew about

Genterprise certainly appears to be a big fan of the Nintendo DSi, having released nearly a score of titles under the G.G Series banner, all of which have been previewed on this very site. Having them collected into a DS retail release to reach a broader audience makes sense, but even if you've already downloaded every last one of the DSiWare releases..

News: Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Reborn company finally delivers classic 2600 titles to handhelds

We've long wondered if any of the companies that have held the rights to the Atari back catalogue over the past 20 years would ever see fit to put out a compilation of Atari-branded games from that most golden of console oldies, the Atari 2600. Well now the wondering can finally cease...

News: Prepare for a DSi and XL Price Crash Stateside

Prepare for a DSi and XL Price Crash Stateside

May hint at 3DS pricing

With the official unveiling of the 3DS's price and release date just under one month away, Nintendo of America has started doing some of the preparatory work by dropping the suggested retail price of the DSi and DSi XL to $149.99 and $169.99 respectively. Shaving around $20 off both consoles' prices on September 12th, the savings pave the way for the announcement of the 3DS..

News: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Set to Brighten Up November

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Set to Brighten Up November

Launching Stateside on November 29th

There was some concern when Golden Sun: Dark Dawn was absent from Nintendo's 2010 release schedule. Did that mean the Camelot RPG would be delayed until 2011? It turns out, no, it did not, as Nintendo has just confirmed a North American release on November 29th. You can read our Golden Sun: Dark Dawn First...

News: These Super Scribblenauts DSi Consoles Defy Adjectives

These Super Scribblenauts DSi Consoles Defy Adjectives

Only as PAX prizes, sadly

The game that's more a test of wordsmanship than gaming skills, Super Scribblenauts is going all-out to provide the most stylish gamers out there with enough customised stuff to sink a pink, spotted battleship. First came the rooster hat, then the fluffy headphones, but the real cream of the Super Scribblenauts crop is the...

News: Pikachu Wants to Charge Your DSi Console with Love

Pikachu Wants to Charge Your DSi Console with Love

But where is it plugged in?

Pikachu's been in the licensing business for a long time, so he knows what he's doing: stand here, smile please, hold this. You'd think he'd get tired, but no: witness the love he's showing this DSi as he charges its battery using only smiles and electricity. Launching in Japan on September 18th – the same day as Pokémon Black and White – and costing a mammoth..

News: Nintendo Lays Out PAX Showing

Nintendo Lays Out PAX Showing

Some big guns to be on display

As many of you already know, the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is coming up September 3rd - 5th in Seattle, WA and Nintendo is gearing up for the show by releasing a list of titles that will be playable during the expo. The majority of the games to be shown by Nintendo were recently on display at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles,...

News: Down Under's DSi XL Range Gets Colourful Next Month

Down Under's DSi XL Range Gets Colourful Next Month

Grab yellow, blue and red on September 23rd

Colour-conscious Japanese gamers gained three more colour choices in June when yellow, blue and green DSi LL consoles launched, and North America received the midnight blue console last month. PAL regions have been disappointingly short-changed in the XL colour stakes – until now. On September 23rd Australia and New Zealand are set to have their..

News: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

Posters and gift cards up for grabs

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light looks like being another strong addition to the DS's stable of RPGs, but Square Enix isn't taking any chances when it comes to getting fans to stick down their money in advance, with two separate pre-order incentives up for grabs, as well as a bonus poster available to all who purchase the game at launch. Everyone who picks up..

News: Doctor Who to Land the TARDIS on Wii & DS

Doctor Who to Land the TARDIS on Wii & DS

Allons-y!

Like bowties and time travel? Then you should be excited to hear that the hit BBC programme Doctor Who is zooming to the DS and Wii with Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for the former and Doctor Who: Return to Earth for the latter, both set for release in the coming months from Asylum Entertainment. The program stars The Doctor, a 907 year old Time Lord who, with his companion, winds up in..

News: Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Possible plush pre-order too

Natsume announced Rune Factory 3 a few months back, with the promise of new features including a multiplayer mode, and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is set to arrive from Natsume before 2010 is history. Both games will arrive with a sparkling audio overhaul, courtesy of a new voiceover company bringing the scripts to life. Natsume's Vice President of Operations, Graham..

News: Latest Pokemon Titles Top One Million Preorders in Japan

Latest Pokemon Titles Top One Million Preorders in Japan

Pokémon goes platinum before launch

Out in Japan next month, Pokémon Black and White are destined to destroy all opponents in a storm of sales, with pre-orders for the titles having already smashed the million mark. The most impressive part? Stores only started taking pre-orders on July 31st, making the feat a new record for the DS, with the Pokémon Company expecting the total figure to top 1.5m..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

If you haven't then you're in for a real treat

Some video game themes are so iconic that it's impossible to not recognize where they're from, even if you haven't touched the game in years. Tetris. Super Mario Bros. Captain Falcon? While we're not saying his theme song is up there in the annals of game music legend, after this episode of NLFM, we're pretty confident that you won't look at the..

News: Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

2011 date for Popcap's classic

The DS keeps providing shelter for all kind of miscreants: Angry Birds was recently announced for a DS release, and now Popcap's similarly world-dominating strategy title Plants vs. Zombies is getting ready to infect the console next year. Plants vs. Zombies is tower defence done differently: there are no towers, for a start. The trailer below makes more sense, though..

News: Charity to Provide Nintendo DS Systems for Young Cancer Patients

Charity to Provide Nintendo DS Systems for Young Cancer Patients

Local charity holding its inaugural Footsteps in Faith 5K and Fun Walk

When Genre Baker, then eight years old, from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania was in hospital receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), there was one little machine in the form of a Nintendo DS that made the stays more bearable and now a year older, he is the inspiration for the provision of these portable..