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News: Mario Fanatics Competition

Mario Fanatics Competition

Nintendo have teamed up with Buzznet giving you the chance to win a DS Lite completed with New Super Mario Bros game.

Still not managed to go and treat yourself to a brand new DS Lite system? Nintendo are now offering you the chance to WIN one simply by showing your eternal love for Mario. "Remember the time you freaked out because the power went out just as you were about to beat Super Mario..

News: Nintendo Announces Pokémon Rescue Team

Nintendo Announces Pokémon Rescue Team

Nintendo today announced that they will be releasing two Pokémon titles later this year, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon; Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team.

Blue Rescue Team is the DS version, while the Red Rescue Team is a GBA game. Players will be able to use the wireless link or a linkup cable to trade items and collectables with each other. One of the special things..

News: Game Sales Up By 29 Percent

Game Sales Up By 29 Percent

Today, NPD reported a growth in July Game sales.

Total game revenue for the month was $684.6 million, software up by 22 percent year over year, and according to Reuters hardware sales increased by 46 percent. The Nintendo DS is obviously one of the reasons for the increased sales, Nintendos popular handheld console sold a total of 377,000 units in July, while PSP sales overall declined, indicating..

News: Bomberman Is Back!

Bomberman Is Back!

Atlus have announced that they will be releasing a new bomberman game, and now we can finally play online, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Bomberman Land Touch! is an online DS title, and will be starring everyone's favorite bomb expert.The game will feature three different gameplay modes; Story mode, Attraction mode and battle mode, and each mode will have their own challenges. In the story..

News: Red Steel Development Costs

Red Steel Development Costs

Ubisoft have announced the development costs for the anticipated Wii game, Red Steel.

According to the The french publisher and developer, the development costs for the highly anticipated first person shooter will be approximately $12.75 million. Now that might sound like a lot of money for most of you, and it sure is, but if you compare it to the costs for a Xbox 360 or Playstation game it isn't..

News: 27 Titles For Wii Launch

27 Titles For Wii Launch

According to Nwizard.com, 27 Wii games have been confirmed as launch titles.

The titles are the following: Avatar: The Last Airbender Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Blitz: The League Call of Duty 3 Cars Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Elebits Excite Truck Far Cry GT Pro Series Final Fantasy..

News: EA Signs Seven Professional Soccer Stars

EA Signs Seven Professional Soccer Stars

EA today announced that they have signed seven professional soccer stars to grace the cover of their popular sports game, when FIFA 07 is released later this year.

The cover will be determined by regions, so if you live in the UK you'll get a British star on the cover, if you live in Germany you'll get a German etc. But in addition to the local star, all the covers will be featured by the..

News: EA Announces A Change In Their Priorities

EA Announces A Change In Their Priorities

Electronic Arts have announced that from now on they will prioritise the Nintendo DS, not the PSP.

Electronic Arts is one of the biggest and wealthiest publishers out there, but they haven't released any really big titles on the Nintendo DS yet, that is going to change according to David Gardner, EA's head of development. In an interview with UK trade paper MCV Gardner said the following:"I don't..

News: Chocobo & The Magic Picture Book

Chocobo & The Magic Picture Book

We finally got the first details of Square Enix's upcoming RPG-Adventure game

Chocobo & the Magic Picture Book is a spin-off of Square Enix's popular Final Fantasy games and is scheduled for release later this year. Being based on the Final Fantasy universe, the game will include several characters that you should be familiar with if you've played the Final Fantasy games, like the black mage..

News: Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

Get yourself a DS Lite plus a top DS Game for £109.99 thanks to Amazon.co.uk

The deal announced this evening allows anyone to get their hands on a brand spanking new DS Lite plus one of the following games: Big Brain Academy Prof. Kawashima's: Brain Training: How old is your Brain? New Super Mario Bros Metroid Prime Hunters Animal Crossing: Wild World Tetris DS 2006 FIFA World Cup Ice Age 2 Mario..

News: Trauma Center For Wii Launch

Trauma Center For Wii Launch

The California based company Atlus, have announced that their Wii title Trauma Center: Second opinion will be available at launch.

The original Trauma Center for the DS is a Puzzle game where you use the DS touch screen to operate patients. Second Opinion is basically the same game, but with better graphics, some new missions and a new playable character. And of course, instead of using the DS..

News: Europeans Get Their Brains In Gear

Europeans Get Their Brains In Gear

Brain Training is a smash hit success over in Japan, and the rest of the world too it seems.

This is according the figures that show Brain Training; How Old Is Your Brain has sold 500,000 copies in 9 weeks. Sales of the game actually rise with each passing week, a trend few other games have ever followed. Add this to the phenomenal reception of the...

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: Harvest Moon Wii Details

Harvest Moon Wii Details

Information, including screenshots, of the Harvest Moon Wii game has been unveiled.

Nintendo have confirmed that fans of the popular farming game will be able to become full immersed through using the Wii's unique control system. Set on an Island, Harvest Moon sees players preform all manner of farmyard tasks, from watering crops to caring for animal, via use of the Wii-mote. Along with this came..

News: Game Development Too Expensive?

Game Development Too Expensive?

Revolution Software MD Charles Cecil suggests that game development budgets are getting too big.

GamesIndustry.biz conducted an interview with Cecil who suggests companies such as EA are "sacrificing creativity for the sake of efficiency." "The bigger developers talk about games costing tens of millions of dollars; it seems patently obvious to me that they don't need to cost that much, unless,..

News: Prince Of Persia Wii

Prince Of Persia Wii

Ubisoft have today confirmed to IGN that there is a Prince of Persia for Wii in development

After the bumper load of Wii titles Ubisoft have already announced, one rumour has today been put to rest. IGN have posted an article that confirms the existence of a Wii adaptation of Prince of Persia. "I can confirm that a game based on the popular Prince of Persia franchise is one of many titles..

News: Super Mario War

Super Mario War

Mutiplayer fan-made Mario game surfaces on Interweb site, 72dpiarmy.com

The game which seems to be available for PC and Linux has also been published with its entire source code available for download. The creators claim that the game is in tribute to the great giant N in the sky, Nintendo. "Super Mario War is a Super Mario multiplayer game...

News: DS Browser Details

DS Browser Details

Nintendo reveal official details of the DS Browser, to be released in Europe on October 6th.

Europeans should expect the same as the Japanese, there will be two versions of the DS Browser, one for original DS and one for DS Lite. These two versions are to accommodate the different sized GBA slots found in the different models. "The Nintendo DS Browser is a convenient web browser, which enables..

News: Mario Smash Football For Wii?

Mario Smash Football For Wii?

IGN report rumours of a Wii incarnation of the crazy Gamecube football game Super Mario Strikers.

According to a article posted by Matt Casamassina, sources have told IGN that Nintendo plan to unveil the title later this month. "Sources close to Nintendo of Europe tell IGN that the company is underway with a sequel to the hit GameCube sports title Super Mario Strikers. Furthermore, insiders..

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..