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News: GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

Bond does the business

GoldenEye 007 had a strong start to its campaign across the UK, selling twice as many units as Blood Stone, and naturally Nintendo is quick to champion the game as proof that core games can succeed on Wii. Rob Saunders, Nintendo UK's head of communications, spoke to MCV about the game's success, saying: The sales of GoldenEye...

News: Get Your First Look at Black Ops Campaign Mode on Wii

Get Your First Look at Black Ops Campaign Mode on Wii

Updated: Campaign and multiplayer footage

There's been close to radio silence on Call of Duty: Black Ops for Wii, but now the game is available in the wild the first direct feed footage of the campaign mode has arrived courtesy of Official Nintendo Magazine. The 18-rated footage focuses on a three-man team attempting to take down Fidel Castro in a hideout. Graphically the game doesn't look too bad..

News: GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

Still only debuts at number 13

It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13, it sold around twice the number of copies as Blood..

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops Wii to Get Online Co-Op and Zombie Modes

Call of Duty: Black Ops Wii to Get Online Co-Op and Zombie Modes

Activision interview opens up

Call of Duty: Black Ops on Wii has been shrouded in secrecy for months, with next-to nothing concrete revealed, but now the game's senior producer Anna Donlan has spilled the beans on what gamers can expect on November 9th. The biggest news is arguably that the game will feature online co-operative play, including the console's debut of the amazingly popular zombies..

News: GoldenEye Storyline Trailer Takes Us Behind the Scenes

GoldenEye Storyline Trailer Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Plot lines, tanks, and more!

When GoldenEye 007 launches next month, it will undoubtedly offer gamers a lot that wasn't available in the Nintendo 64 original. Online play might be taking the centre spotlight, but the game's narrative will also play an important part in James Bond's 2010 return. Bruce Feirstein, screenwriter for the GoldenEye film, has been brought in to update the game's narrative..

News: GoldenEye Maps Trailer Shows Where We'll be Spraying Our Bullets

GoldenEye Maps Trailer Shows Where We'll be Spraying Our Bullets

Which one will you dominate in?

There's been a steady stream of GoldenEye trailers coming our way as we close in on its Nov. 2 launch in North America, and Activision has released another in the form of a maps vignette. So let's take a quick look at their names as a few will undoubtedly sound very familiar indeed. The video is short but sweet as glimpses of Archives, Facility, Nightclub, Jungle,..

News: The Latest GoldenEye Vignette Shows a Lot of Character

The Latest GoldenEye Vignette Shows a Lot of Character

Ah yes. There's the vertically-challenged little...

Back in the days of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64, choosing your character had the potential to be as strategic as the choice of weapons or the place of combat. Well, when we say strategic, we actually mean questionably unsportsmanlike. Okay, let's just say it. Anyone who chose Oddjob was a bit annoying. Activision has just released a trailer..

News: Activision Announces Six More DJs to Feature in DJ Hero 2

Activision Announces Six More DJs to Feature in DJ Hero 2

...and the mixes that they'll be bringing to the turntable

It's not long before DJ Hero 2 drops and when it does, it's going to bring with it a staggering amount of remixes and mash-ups that players will scratch and beat-juggle to. A while ago, DJ Shadow let it slip that he would return in some form or another, and now Activision has confirmed that he will at the very least be providing two mixes..

News: GoldenEye Online to Keep You Addicted with Killstreaks, Perks and More

GoldenEye Online to Keep You Addicted with Killstreaks, Perks and More

GoldenEye feels the hand of CoD

Ah, Activision: we should have known you'd come up with this. Whilst its Call of Duty series continues to devour gaming hours like nobody's business, the publisher has taken some of the series' winning elements and slotted them neatly into upcoming Bond 'em up GoldenEye. Not only will the game feature an online experience system opening up new perks and killstreaks..

News: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to Expand Wii and DS Connectivity

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to Expand Wii and DS Connectivity

Now with double the cross-platform players

It seems Vicarious Visions and Activision are trying to add a much-needed key-change to the Guitar Hero melody, and as if a new story mode isn't enough, the creators are expanding the connectivity between Wii and DS players with a selection of play modes and multiplayer functions. The Roadie Battle mode from Guitar Hero 5 makes a beefier return for DS..

News: Original GoldenEye Designer Suspicious of Wii Publisher's Eye for Gold

Original GoldenEye Designer Suspicious of Wii Publisher's Eye for Gold

Though developer Eurocom is in his good books

Whether Activision is all about the money isn't really for us to say, but one thing most will agree on is that it has several franchises in its pockets into which at any given time the company can reach, pulling out a sequel or spin-off. So with the upcoming revival of the GoldenEye name, the publisher's motivation is being questioned by one of the..

News: RZA Joins the DJ Hero 2 Clan as a Playable Character

RZA Joins the DJ Hero 2 Clan as a Playable Character

Head of the Wu-Tang to mix things up

With the full tracklisting of DJ Hero 2 now revealed, Activision has gone a step further and announced another playable character and the mash-ups that this producer will bring to the turntable. RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan is the latest in a lineup of contemporary artists to lend their likeness and production skills to FreeStyleGames's upcoming sequel. RZA will be..

News: Nintendo Rolls Its Sleeves Up With GoldenEye 007 Development

Nintendo Rolls Its Sleeves Up With GoldenEye 007 Development

Activision talks about Nintendo's "extremely helpful" approach

With the original GoldenEye 007 a beloved moment in the N64 era, it's no wonder Nintendo is making sure the upcoming Wii instalment receives a substantial amount of love during the development stages. Speaking to Gamerzines, associate producer James Lodato speaks about the partnership between Activision and The Big N, in bringing the..

News: DJ Hero 2 Pumping Out of Your Speakers From 22nd October

DJ Hero 2 Pumping Out of Your Speakers From 22nd October

Activision launches its "Name That Mix" challenge with prizes to be won

One of the best qualities that the original DJ Hero possessed was undoubtedly the soundtrack; with its eclectic make-up of various genres moulded together to give something familiar yet all together fresh. When its upcoming sequel lands in UK shops on 22nd October, you can be sure to find mash-ups that will instantly send you..

News: GoldenEye Multiplayer Doubles-Up but Loses its Voice

GoldenEye Multiplayer Doubles-Up but Loses its Voice

Eight players, no voices

James Bond always manages to take down megalomaniacal scientists, gamblers and supernationalists with just a few gadgets and some sharp one-liners, but the upcoming GoldenEye will test his wits in multiplayer as it will support up to eight players online. Bond will have to stay silent on his upcoming multiplayer mission however, as Activision has confirmed there will be no..

News: GoldenEye Gets Golden Pad Bundle

GoldenEye Gets Golden Pad Bundle

$69.99 for game and Classic Controller Pro

We engaged in some GoldenEye Wii multiplayer a few weeks ago, taking down Oddjobs and Trevelyans with the Classic Controller Pro and its dual-analogue set-up. It seems Activision is keen to get people into this control method as a bundle has surfaced offering the game and a limited edition golden Classic...

News: NES-Style DJ Hero is Bleeping Cool

NES-Style DJ Hero is Bleeping Cool

It will rock you

DJ Hero may not be quite as iconic as its guitar-toting stablemate, but consider how different things might have been if the title had originated on the NES. Well imagine no longer, as the talented Eric Ruth has put together Pixel Force: DJ Hero to show exactly what it would look and more importantly sound like. Wondering when you...

First Impressions: GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer

GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer

We've been expecting you

Surely few words cause such excitement and rampant nostalgia in the Nintendo community as “GoldenEye multiplayer”, so it was with great anticipation we sat down to play Activision’s new Bond outing in a split-screen four-player deathmatch. With only one game mode, one map and four characters available – not including Mr Bond, bizarrely – this was an admittedly..

News: Prepare Yourself for GoldenEye's "Epic" Tank Level

Prepare Yourself for GoldenEye's "Epic" Tank Level

Bond brings big bangs

We all remember the tank level from the original GoldenEye: the feeling of destructive power at your fingertips was brilliantly realised, and with the recently-announced GoldenEye for Wii on the way Activision is looking to revive this classic level in a big fashion. In a recent interview with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine, Activision's Tim Coupe describes the tank level..