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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..

News: New Sonic Wisp Power-Ups Help Sonic Hover and More

New Sonic Wisp Power-Ups Help Sonic Hover and More

Green and pink Wisps unveiled

With generally positive impressions of Sonic Colours for DS following E3, Sega isn't about to let you forget about Sonic Colours for Wii, announcing two new power-ups for the game this week. The first is the Pink Wisp, which galvanises Sonic's spikes to allow him to stick to walls and ceilings, allowing him to explore new routes in certain levels of the game. Exclusive..

News: Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

WarioWare creations guide him through the evil lair setup process

Oh, that Dr. Wily, always up to no good with his evil Robot Masters and his bushy eyebrows. With the amount of smackdowns he's had from Mega Man, you'd think he'd give up the ghost on his crazy plans for world domination sooner or later. Instead, Wily is like clockwork cartoon evil, and NeoGAF poster jarosh has captured the doc..

News: Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

The future's bright

It's been three long weeks since we got chance to play Camelot's upcoming RPG Golden Sun Dark Dawn, and our First Impressions only left us wanting more. This new Japanese trailer for the game has exactly the same effect. With more Psynergies, Summons and simply stunning graphics than before, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn looks like it...

News: Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Puzzles, combat and dialogue all in one place

Capcom's Okamiden is shaping up to be one of the DS's biggest titles of 2011, as these new screenshots and gameplay video from Gamescom in Cologne show. Taking in more of the paint-and-brush gameplay from its predecessor Okami, the extra precision offered by the DS stylus opens up new opportunities for Celestial Brushwork, as the trailer shows the..

News: Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Detecting new phantoms inbound

We had a short but enjoyably bizarre hands-on session with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective a month ago, and the curious DS puzzler continues to take shape under the direction of Phoenix Wright mastermind Shu Takumi. With Gamescom currently tearing up Cologne, Capcom has released a new trailer for Ghost Trick to show off more of the ghostly gameplay players can expect..

News: Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Plus dates for Kirby, DK and more

Gaijin Games let the first detail of its upcoming BIT.TRIP title slip last week with the revelation it'll be playable with the Wii Zapper, but a new Nintendo press release has confirmed the name as BIT.TRIP FATE with a release date pencilled in for this Fall. The press release also gives vague "holiday season" release dates for Super Meat Boy and the..

News: Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

DiCaprio in your pocket

Movie fans who enjoyed Martin Scorsese's nailbiting thriller, Shutter Island will soon be able to stroll off the boat into insanity themselves on the DS as revealed by a recent ESRB rating: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game, based on the movie Shutter Island, in which players assume the role of U.S. marshals who investigate odd occurrences in the Ashercliffe Hospital for..

News: Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

It's obviously drawing people in

DSi owners will be familiar with Art Academy: First Semester and Second Semester, the artistic tools designed to help users discover their innate artistic talents. Recently released in cartridge form, the latest UK charts show it sitting inside the All-Formats Top 5, having jumped from 28th place in the previous week. First-week sales were dogged by poor stock..

News: What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

Congratulations if you said 659

Two months ago, 586 people at the London MCM Expo all played DS games simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Last month, 659 people did exactly the same thing, only in Bradford instead of London. Guinness World Records' Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves was on-hand to verify the attempt: It was a great event, the atmosphere was incredible. Seeing..

News: Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

650,000 units makes Big N the top dog

The monstrous machines at the NPD Group have crunched the numbers for July and spat out an unsurprising statistic: Nintendo sold more hardware than its competition. Shifting 400,000 DS machines and 254,000 Wii consoles, the company outsold Microsoft and Sony comfortably, though with 440,000 units sold of the Xbox 360 Microsoft came out on top with the..

News: Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Nearly drowned out by sound of Atlus back-slapping

You may have forgotten about Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City in the crowd of top-drawer RPGs on the way to DS this year, but publisher Atlus wants you to remember this press release about another upcoming bonus for purchasers. As well as the existing pre-order incentive of a 60-page artbook, gamers who pick up the title on launch day can also..

News: Brighten Up Your Dull Desktop with Super Scribblenauts Wallpaper

Brighten Up Your Dull Desktop with Super Scribblenauts Wallpaper

Get daring, bright, bold and so on

So you're wearing your Scribblenauts rooster hat, thinking about wearing your Super Scribblenauts pre-order headphones, and you want to know exactly how you can express your excitement for Warner Bros.'s upcoming wordy epic. How about with some wallpaper? Good answer. Being Super Scribblenauts however, this isn't just any wallpaper – it features a zombie in a..

News: Get a Double Dose of CSI Later this Year

Get a Double Dose of CSI Later this Year

More murder mystery from Ubisoft

Just as the Crime Scene Investigation television series show no signs of running out of steam, so Ubisoft's video game adaptations continue to find fresh corpses and accompanying mysteries to solve. This year is no exception, with both Wii and DS receiving new titles before Christmas rolls around. Along with PS3 and 360, the Wii will play host to CSI: Fatal..

News: Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters

Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters

Hints as subtle as a Dr Robotnik creation

Sonic the Hedgehog stars in the world's longest-running video game comic (it's true), so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Archie Comics team is already beavering away on a set of new stories to complement the upcoming Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. Comic writer Ian Flynn spoke to First Comics News about the upcoming adaptation, which will begin in issue..

News: Help Professor Layton Find the Lost Future on October 22nd

Help Professor Layton Find the Lost Future on October 22nd

European release date and name change confirmed

It's a double-whammy of release date announcement news for Europeans today, as Nintendo also rubber-stamps the next Professor Layton game for a release on October 22nd. Changing its North American name from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future to Professor Layton and the Lost Future, the game still includes all the dialogue, animated sequences and..

News: These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

If you preorder at Gamestop, of course

The original Scribblenauts came with an infamous rooster hat for those who preordered, so can Warner Bros. top that with an even better incentive second time around? How about with a pair of plush headphones that actually work? Bad luck if you said no, as that's exactly what's happening. Coming in three colours, grey, polka-dot and camouflage, these are sure..

News: These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

If you preorder at Gamestop, of course

The original Scribblenauts came with an infamous rooster hat for those who preordered, so can Warner Bros. top that with an even better incentive second time around? How about with a pair of plush headphones that actually work? Bad luck if you said no, as that's exactly what's happening. Coming in three colours, grey, polka-dot and camouflage, these are sure..

News: Europeans Can Farm Frantically this Autumn

Europeans Can Farm Frantically this Autumn

Potatoes and puzzles courtesy of Rising Star

It may have been available on North American shores for nearly twelve months – in fact, our first and only news story about this game was almost exactly one year ago – but European gamers are yet to sample the sweet taste of Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming, but Rising Star Games is set to rectify that by launching the handheld title this Autumn..

News: Intellivision Lives! Thanks to a DS Revival This September

Intellivision Lives! Thanks to a DS Revival This September

Get ready for the iconic spaceships, sharks and robots to take over your DS

If compilations of classic games are your thing, then you'll be glad to know that Intellivision Lives! for the DS will be getting its retail release this September, and what a wait it's been! Since its announcement back at E3 2005, all the potential publishers have taken a...

News: Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Make The World Ends With You 2

Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Make The World Ends With You 2

Nothing to do with Bono

Square Enix's The World Ends With You is, let's face it, pretty sensational: innovative, individual and impossibly stylish, it's received critical acclaim since launch. Like many great games, however, the question of a sequel looms over it like an irritating Noise: Tetsuya Nomura, the game's designer, wants to see a sequel, and he's not afraid to say so. I’m really happy..

News: Brush Up with Art Academy on October 25th

Brush Up with Art Academy on October 25th

Creative compilation coming to North America

DSiWare Donatellos will already be aware of the Art Academy series, with Semester One and Semester Two already available for download, but Nintendo wants to get everybody involved in the class, even that annoying kid at the back. That's why it's combining both downloads into a single retail release, called Art Academy, and releasing it on October 25th in..