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News: Globulos Party Wins French Milthon Award

Globulos Party Wins French Milthon Award

Globulos Party voted best mobile platform game of the year.

GlobZ has just informed us that their upcoming DSiWare release Globulos Party has just won the "Mobile Platform Game of the Year" award at the Milthon French Awards show. You can check out the press release below and we'll keep you updated on the progress of the game. We've also added a host of brand new screenshots showing the..

News: Defend Your Castle receives 2009 ELAN Awards nomination

Defend Your Castle receives 2009 ELAN Awards nomination

When Defend Your Castle was first released on WiiWare, many people scoffed at what they believed to be nothing more than a Flash title with improved visuals and an unwelcome price tag. However, XGen Studios must have been onto something as the game has been nominated in the 2009 ELAN Awards.

Here's the official word, in full: Having been consistently ranked among the top-selling titles on..

News: HotD: Overkill Scoops Award for Record Use Of The F-Bomb

HotD: Overkill Scoops Award for Record Use Of The F-Bomb

Sega's zombie-slaying shooter is the most profane game in history, you muthas

When Sega said that House of the Dead Overkill ‘wasn’t for the kiddies’ it certainly wasn’t joking. The game has just been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most swear-happy videogame in existence. Here's the press release in full - ironically, it contains no bad language: London, UK – 9 March, 2009..

News: Super Mario Galaxy scoops BAFTA "Best Game"

Super Mario Galaxy scoops BAFTA "Best Game"

More awards for Mario but on the whole not a fantastic night for Nintendo and the Wii

The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards which took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane, were hosted by games aficionado Dara O'Briain who described these times as a 'Golden Age' for video games. Consoles like the Wii, and handheld devices like the PSP, DS and iPhone have revolutionised the gaming world..

News: Nintendo scoops British Technology awards

Nintendo scoops British Technology awards

We're British and apparently we all think Nintendo are great, so why not report it as some news.

The Awards – which have been voted for online by the general public through www.britishtechnologyawards.com and by readers of Computeractive and Personal Computer World – have been created to offer a snapshot of the country’s digital lifestyle. Designed to provide a glimpse at the nation’s..

News: 2009 Video Game BAFTA's Confirmed

2009 Video Game BAFTA's Confirmed

Has it been a strong year for video games? BAFTA have announced their annual honouring night to take place on March 10, 2009.

There are 13 awards categories Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Casual, Gameplay, Multiplayer, Original Score, Sports, Strategy, Story & Character, Technical Achievement, Use of Audio and a new Handheld category which includes games for mobiles..

News: The Conduit Gathers Momentum

The Conduit Gathers Momentum

High Voltage are cooking up a storm with this title with many gamers putting their faith in the future of FPS games on Wii.

High Voltage Software, developer of the highly anticipated first-person shooter The Conduit, has garnered acclaim and attention across the web. In a limited showing throughout the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Media and Business Summit, The Conduit has managed to earn..

News: Wii Sports Sweeps BAFTA Awards

Wii Sports Sweeps BAFTA Awards

Nintendo had a very successful night at this years Video Game BAFTA awards show with Wii Sports collecting 6 awards.

Wii Sports dominated the evening, winning six out of the thirteen categories – Gameplay, Casual, Innovation, Multiplayer, Sports, and Strategy & Simulation. In this game of universal appeal, players use the remote as a tennis raquet, golf club, boxing glove, baseball bat and..

News: Wii Sports Gets 8 Bafta Nominations

Wii Sports Gets 8 Bafta Nominations

Nintendo's bundled sports-em-up, Wii Sports, snags 8 nominations for this years British Academy Video Games Awards.

Below are the nominees for this year's British Academy Video Games Awards in association with PC World. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Tuesday 23 October 2007 at Battersea Evolution. ACTION AND ADVENTURECRACKDOWN (Xbox 360) - Development Team (Realtime..

News: Nintendo Dominate EDGE's Top 100 Games

Nintendo Dominate EDGE's Top 100 Games

EDGE magazine crowns Nintendo 64 classic "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" the ultimate game.

"Ocarina of Time is nearly ten years old, but its position at the top slot in Edge's 100 Best Videogames shows that great game design does not age. In visual terms, it obviously cannot compete with today's Xbox 360 and PS3 productions, but, as with many classics, its appeal is about so much more than..

News: Miyamoto, The Influential

Miyamoto, The Influential

Shigeru Miyamoto is being highly considered by Time for the publication’s annual 100 Most Influential People list.

"Besides the retail reality, Miyamoto and Nintendo played a large part in the success of their most recent console. Although it hardly pushes the graphical limits set by Sony or Microsoft, the Wii features gameplay simple enough that it ushers in the much-sought after casual gamer..

News: Nintendo Picks Up Game Developers Choice Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Game Developers Choice Awards

Shigeru Miyamoto receives the Lifetime Achievement Award along with other gongs for game design and writing.

The night before Shiggy's keynote, a jury of industry professionals have honored Nintendo with Game Developers Choice Awards for innovation and game design for Wii Sports, which comes packed with Nintendo's hot-selling new Wii home system. Nintendo also won an award for writing for The..

News: Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

No, not the Wii but the NES controller! Nintendo's "D-Pad" shaped a next generation of games.

Nintendo has been awarded an Emmy for the original D-Pad on its Nintendo Entertainment System which debeted over 22 years ago in 1985. "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Nintendo an Emmy® Award for its invention of the plus-shaped D-pad, one in a long string of Nintendo's..

News: Wii Wins Popular Science Grand Award

Wii Wins Popular Science Grand Award

Nintendo's new console wins a "Best of Whats New 2006" award from Popular Science magazine.

Awarded in the "Home Entertainment" category, the "Grand Award" shows that Nintendo have some something right. What many considered as a "gimmick" is already receiving critical acclaim around the world. "Remember when videogames were fun? When the controllers had only a couple buttons and you didn’t..

News: Justin Lee Collins To Host Golden Joysticks

Justin Lee Collins To Host Golden Joysticks

That idiot off Channel 4 (no, not Jimmy Carr again) set to give out the gongs at this years bash.

We earlier reported about the shortlist of nominees for the Golden Joystick Awards 2006, which is now to be presented by the "comic talent" of Justin Lee Collins. "Awards presenter, Justin Lee Collins can currently be seen presenting the Friday Night Project on Channel 4. Hailing from Bristol, he..

News: Golden Joystick Awards 2006 Nominees

Golden Joystick Awards 2006 Nominees

Those golden people have announced which games have gotten the nod for this years Golden Joystick Awards.

But wait, 2006 isn't over yet? What about Wii games? Well, "Games released between 1 August 2005 and the 31 July 2006 are eligible for the 16 categories". Nintendo seems to be fairing well with Mario Kart DS "featuring heavily across the 16 categories, grabbing six shortlist places and one for..

News: Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Those special golden people invite us, the gaming public, to vote in the Golden Joystick Awards 2006.

From today those faithful gamers of the UK have the chance to vote for the Golden Joystick Awards 2006, the world's oldest games recognition ceremony first held back in 1982. "Promising to be bigger than ever, the Golden Joystick Awards 2006 will feature 17 award categories and are the only UK..

News: Resident Evil 4 Gets Yellow Penciled

Resident Evil 4 Gets Yellow Penciled

Capcom survival horror Resident Evil 4 wins a coveted "Yellow Pencil" design award from The D&AD Global Awards 2006

Capcom love Nintendo when they get it right, and hate them when they don't. The much talked about "exclusive rights" for Resident Evil for Gamecube wasn't all bad, in fact it resulted in an excellent Resident Evil 4 game that was loved by the public. Hurrah. It seems the industry has..