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News: MundoRare Shuts Down After Losing Faith in Rare's New Direction

MundoRare Shuts Down After Losing Faith in Rare's New Direction

Operators of long-running fan community saw no other choice

When you have a fan community website that has been up and running for almost a decade, you'd think that it would stick by the developer through thick and thin, right? Apparently not, if that developer is Rare. It appears that MundoRare has run out of reasons to support the creator of such...

News: Reggie Confirms 3DS is Coming Next Year

Reggie Confirms 3DS is Coming Next Year

Barely audible over a million hearts breaking

The discussion of whether Nintendo's 3DS will reach one of the Western territories before Christmas has been a back-and-forth affair. Will it, won't it, will it, won't it? Well, it won't. On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as showing the world his incredible skill at Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime..

News: Marvelous Stops Working on New IP to Stay in Business

Marvelous Stops Working on New IP to Stay in Business

Japanese company wants to avoid aping Cing's fate

In a gaming climate where there arguably aren't enough new intellectual properties (IPs) hitting consoles, it's a shame to hear that a talented developer has to scale back its new ideas simply to stay alive, but that's the situation at Japanese company Marvelous. The company's last notable IP was the wonderful Little King's Story, co-developed with..

News: Rare Confirms It is Not Working on Activision's Rumoured GoldenEye Game

Rare Confirms It is Not Working on Activision's Rumoured GoldenEye Game

Not what fans want to hear

Rare was undoubtedly one of the brightest stars back in the Nintendo 64 era and with two top-quality first-person shooters alone tucked under its belt, a selection of compelling 3D platformers and of course, the much-loved Donkey Kong 64; it must have been difficult for Nintendo to let go and eventually sell its stake in the company. It must have been even more difficult..

News: Monster Hunter 3 Online is Staying Region Locked

Monster Hunter 3 Online is Staying Region Locked

Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto breaks the bad news

Recently we got chance to interview Monster Hunter Tri's producer Mr Ryozo Tsujimoto and had to ask him about the continent-specific servers that prevent monster hunters from opposite sides of the Atlantic from playing with each other. Although there was initially hope that the region lock-out would be a temporary measure, Mr Tsujimoto confirmed..

News: Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment Nowhere to Be Seen in UK Charts

Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment Nowhere to Be Seen in UK Charts

Disappointing results for great white hopes

Although it got off to a flyer with a top-five position in its first few days on sale, Monster Hunter Tri is sadly absent from the latest UK sales charts. More disappointing – though of absolutely no real surprise to anybody – is the total lack of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies, failing to make a dent on the top twenty. Although nobody had..

News: Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Wii sold 45% less than previous year, DS down 36%

We already know that Nintendo's profits were down last year – although it's worth repeating it was still the company's third most profitable year ever – but one surprising fact is just how much British hardware sales dropped off compared to the previous year. The biggest dip was Wii, which saw a 45% drop in units sold compared to the previous..

News: Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Lack of releases, good weather blamed

Those Brits love a good game, but lately it seems they don't like buying them so much: the week ending April 23rd was the slowest sales week the UK's seen in four years. That said, there was still £13.5m ringing through British tills, which some might say is quite a decent amount, though it represents a 23% drop on the previous week. Unit sales were down as..

News: Earthworm Jim Creator Says "Hey Wait, That's Not What I Said"

Earthworm Jim Creator Says "Hey Wait, That's Not What I Said"

Earthworm Jim 4 not coming to Wii. Or is it?

Colour us confused. Earlier today, it seemed that Earthworm Jim 4 was coming to Wii judging by a reported conversation between creator Doug TenNapel and website 34th Dimension. Now, Mr TenNapel has gone on-record to say that's not what he said. Here's what he had to say: In our early discussions about the game, we had tentatively brainstormed ideas for..

News: Cing Goes Bankrupt

Cing Goes Bankrupt

Over ¥200m owed by Hotel Dusk developer

Gloomy economical times have led to the early check-out of Hotel Dusk developer Cing, who recently filed for bankruptcy having amassed debts of over ¥200m (approximately $2.2m or £1.3m.) Despite releasing several critically-acclaimed titles, including Hotel Dusk follow-up Last Window and the Another Code...

News: XBLA Perfect Dark Getting GoldenEye Maps and Weapons

XBLA Perfect Dark Getting GoldenEye Maps and Weapons

Another nail in the coffin of Virtual Console GoldenEye?

Although it's pretty obvious to all but the most blinkered Rare fans that the N64 game GoldenEye has about as much chance of hitting the Wii Virtual Console as Tiger Woods keeping his club to himself, there's always been a part of us that held out hope. However, Microsoft's Ken Lobb (the...

News: Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

...only to discover that it has fallen foul of a cheap Photoshop trick

Those of you lucky enough to get Nintendo Power magazine on a regular basis may have been shocked to see an image in the latest issue bearing the Wii 2 logo. The photo of a Wii Remote - which was used to illustrate an item regarding Netflix - seemed to confirm the impending arrival of Nintendo's latest home console. However,..

News: Dead Space Extracted From Wii?

Dead Space Extracted From Wii?

Full HD version rumoured for XBLA and PSN

Dead Space Extraction was one of 2009's unexpected gems, offering tense action and a polished production values. Sadly the game sold very poorly at retail, which might be why EA is apparently investigating ways of delivering this on-rails blaster to a wider audience. Kotaku has reported on a survey for "possible incentives" for unlockables in Dead..

News: Capcom Growing Less Keen on Wii?

Capcom Growing Less Keen on Wii?

Company focusing on HD consoles in future

Capcom have developed some of the greatest games on Wii - Resident Evil 4, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Okami and more - but they haven't always been greeted by the sales they deserve. Sadly it seems Capcom may be growing tired of underwhelming returns on their products, if a recent interview...

News: Broadmoor Inmates Receive Wiis

Broadmoor Inmates Receive Wiis

Inmates of UK-based Broadmoor Hospital receive Wii consoles and games to aid their rehabilitation

As gamers we’re well aware of the bad press our hobby often receives from the mainstream media but you can’t help but laugh at The Sun’s recent headline “Resident Wii-vil” and their accompanying picture caption “Yorkshire Ripper… Bowling Fun”. The story relates to Broadmoor Hospital,..

News: Club Nintendo Australia Left Behind

Club Nintendo Australia Left Behind

No new rewards in the foreseeable future

A few of our Australian readers have noticed a lack of updates in regards to the Australian Club Nintendo reward scheme, despite the new offers that the European and North American loyalists are now getting. In response we did our usual probing, firing some questions at the nice people from Nintendo...

News: DS and Wii "Year's Worst Platforms"

DS and Wii "Year's Worst Platforms"

According to review aggregator Metacritic, that is

For all the talk of fantastic games released on Nintendo formats this year - including, y'know, Little King's Story - keeper of the review scores crypt Metacritic claims that the DS and Wii had the worst all-around software of 2009. Collating review scores from hundreds of sources on countless games - interesting fact: there were 362 reviewed Wii..