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News: Behind the scenes with the new Lara Croft

Behind the scenes with the new Lara Croft

EIDOS show some behind-the-scenes footage of Alison Carroll as she becomes the latest incarnate of Lara Croft.

Meet Alison Carroll – actress, gymnast and arguably the greatest living embodiment of Lara Croft so far. There have been several memorable real-life incarnations of England’s first lady of adventure over the last decade, but few have managed to capture what Lara embodies with quite so..

News: Deer Drive - dumbest game of the year?

Deer Drive - dumbest game of the year?

It must be an American thing, who else would think running around with guns shooting at Deer is cool?

Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that they have teamed up with developers SCS Software and Kouyousha to bring the award-winning arcade- style, multi-player hunting series, Deer Drive, to Wii TM this fall. Deer Drive meshes hunting simulation with arcade style pick-up-and-play action and..

News: Gemma Atkinson's Chest Causes Wii Problems

Gemma Atkinson's Chest Causes Wii Problems

Celeb Moans About Carrying Additional Baggage During Wii Sessions

She may have her 'knockers' but former HollyOaks star Gemma Atkinson maintains she enjoys a good session on the Wii just as much as anyone else. The busty starlet – who is arguably more famous for posing in her underwear than her acting skills – will be present at the upcoming...

News: Gameboy Comes Back From The Dead

Gameboy Comes Back From The Dead

A new meaning to the term 'Paper Mario'

This is one of the most amusing ‘mods’ we’ve seen in quite some time. Nintendo fan Josh Burker decided that when his trusty handheld finally gave up the ghost, he wasn’t going to sit around and sulk about it. Instead, the industrious chap has given the console a new lease of life by creating a 3D Mario...

News: Gazza Is Addicted To Wii

Gazza Is Addicted To Wii

Troubled Soccer Star loves a bit of Nintendo

He may be more famous for his hilarious antics (such as crying like a baby, drinking lots of booze and allegedly slapping his wife about) than actually playing football, but Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is still seen as something of a legend by English soccer fans. The former Spurs and England star is holed-up in a swanky Newcastle hotel recovering from a..

News: “No More Heroes Is Like The Arctic Monkeys”

“No More Heroes Is Like The Arctic Monkeys”

Game creator makes a surprising comparison and reveals sequel is a possibility

No More Heroes isn’t available in the West yet but creator Goichi Suda (AKA Suda-51) is already thinking about producing a follow up. I'm really willing to make a sequel version and right now I'm asking if it can be made...I think No More Heroes is a great game, there's no other action game like it for the Wii. If it..

News: Gentlemen, Meet The "Winner"

Gentlemen, Meet The "Winner"

We imagine Sony, Nintendo and MS are quite scared

The horrible notion of poor quality clones of existing console hardware is certainly nothing new, but this particular knock-off struck us as worthy of note. A nightmarish combination of the Wii's motion sensitive control system and the PS3's awkward design, the "Winner" promises all kinds of fun for kids that can't afford a proper console..

News: The Queen Says: "Wii ARE Amused"

The Queen Says: "Wii ARE Amused"

Ruler of the Land likes to swing a Wiimote every now and then

Nintendo’s cup runneth over. Not only is the company riding high in terms of worldwide hardware and software sales, it would appear that it also has fans in very lofty places. UK tabloid The People has reported that Her Majesty The Queen of England has recently become hooked on the Nintendo Wii purchased for her grandson Prince..

News: SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

Totally useless but historically interesting all the same!

We don’t usually get too excited about ‘prototype’ items but this caught our attention here at NintendoLife Towers. Some lucky chap is currently selling a SNES CD joypad prototype on eBay. For those of you that don’t know, the SNES CD never actually existed; it was supposed to be a wonderful collaboration between Nintendo and Sony..

News: Unwanted Xmas Gift Series: Wii Weapon Set

Unwanted Xmas Gift Series: Wii Weapon Set

Let's hope Santa didn't pop one of these in your stocking

As the warm, fluffy memory of Christmas fades away and the horrifying prospect of another year of hard graft slowly becomes a reality, it’s a good time to take stock of the thoroughly useless items you’ve been given over the festive period. The success of the Wii has seen many companies produce a dazzling range of totally pointless..

News: Magazine Pictures Unveil The... Erm... "Vii"!

Magazine Pictures Unveil The... Erm... "Vii"! have uncovered some rather amusing magazine pictures which seem to promote a Nintendo Wii rip-off known as the "Vii".

While it's name is not exactly going to win awards for originality it's design is not likely to either, given the console is a cheap plasticy rip-off of both the Wii-remote and the Wii console itself. Even Nintendo's marketing has been somwhat paid homage as the..

News: Music Album Released On NES Cartridge

Music Album Released On NES Cartridge

Forget MP3. Forget CD and cassette. And don't even think you're retro by collecting vinyl. Alex Mauer likes to do things a little bit differently.

Well a lot differently actually - seeing as his latest album Vegavox is seeing a release on a NES cartridge. I'll quit the jibber-jabber and let you see/hear for yourself: Probably the coolest idea ever for an album release and it's available for a mere..

News: Buy Me A Pair Of These

Buy Me A Pair Of These

While the DS and PSP may have replaced the Game Boy for back seat journeys and train rides - it's nice to know you can still wear retro Nintendo.

The Game Boy Color makes a mighty fine pair of shoes as showcased by orthopaedic footwear expert Helen Red Richards. Ironically these shoes look like they will create more bunions than they are worth. Thankfully these shoes aren't made for walking but..

News: The Female Wii Boxing Championships

The Female Wii Boxing Championships

Crave Online hosts the first and maybe last Wii Boxing Championships for laydees.

Obviously the guys in the office at Crave Online got alittle bored, they decided the mix work with pleasure and came up with the first official Crave Online Wii Boxing Championships, look away now if you have any morals or self-respect. Yes, the event was captured on DV and upload to their website, head on over to..

News: Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bored guy creates the "WiigoBot" a Lego robot that bowls the perfect game of Wii Sports: Bowling. Seriously.

"You are looking at a Wii Remote mounted on a robotically controlled swing. A second motor is used to trigger the bowling, by first Pressing the A button and left arrow, and then holding down the B button, swinging, and finally releasing the B button." Check out the robowler in action:

News: April Fools Round Up

April Fools Round Up

Just incase you forgot, April 1st always brings a bucket load of crazy gaming related stories to be posted around the interweb, we provide you with a convenient round up.

New Zelda Game For Wii Set In The Future! New Wii, 160gb HDD with 1080i Up-scaling! LEGO Zelda Heading For Wii

News: Mii's In Hyrule?!

Mii's In Hyrule?!

Miyamoto talks about the Twilight Princess team currently toying around with Mii's in the TP engine.

Whilst speaking at GDC last week, Shigeru Miyamoto told MTV that the Twilight Princess team had been having some fun with Mii's. "They've been having fun just fiddling around with Miis in the Twilight Princess engine. This is something our development teams do all the time once they get done..

News: Red Noses In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Red Noses In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

TTGames gets in on the Red Nose Day action and offers nosey little cheat for Lego Star Wars II.

"TT Games is supporting Red Nose Day by offering you a special secret cheat code for LEGO Star Wars II (on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PC and Gamecube). It puts red noses on all the characters in the game – from Han Solo to the Emperor. See classic...

News: Wii Is HD Afterall?

Wii Is HD Afterall?

Either that or are seriously in need of some hits to their site this week.

Anyway, according to a post on their website the Wii is in fact capable of High Definition graphics. It's just hidden. Or something. The original article states: It is amazing what you can get out of a drunk Nintendo executive. Who would have thought Nintendo knows anything about CPUs and GPUs? The bit I got..

News: BBC Take Advantage Of News Channel

BBC Take Advantage Of News Channel

Just an amusing little snippet to round off the day involving the BBC taking advantage of the Nintendo Wii's news channel. reader "chrominance" claims: So I'm watching the World Business Report on BBC World and there's a story about Google being attacked by media conglomerates because of copyrighted videos on YouTube. Apparently the BBC have decided to get their AP feed from Nintendo..