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News: More Guitar Hero Spin-offs are on the Way

More Guitar Hero Spin-offs are on the Way

The German USK ratings board has updated with a listing for Guitar Hero: Van Halen.

It seems as though gamers can't get enough of the Guitar Hero franchise, and Activision can't get enough of trying to milk the franchise for all its got. Earlier this week, the German USK ratings board updated with a listing for Guitar Hero: Van Halen, presumably a title along similar lines to previous compilations..

News: New MySims Title Pops Up

New MySims Title Pops Up

It looks as though Electronic Arts has another MySims title planned for this year.

With MySims Party released last month on both the Wii and the DS and MySims Kart planned for release this summer, many thought that would be the last time we'd see the MySims this year. Surprisingly though, Electronic Arts has another title planned for this September. While details remain scarce, GameStop has added a..

News: DSi Contains Improved Anti-Piracy Technology?

DSi Contains Improved Anti-Piracy Technology?

Early reports suggest that dodgy DS fakes are unplayable on the new machine

If you’re keen on sailing the seven seas of piracy then you might be interested to know that early reports are suggesting that fake DS cartridges fail to operate on the shiny new DSi console. It’s still not known whether or not this is down to improved anti-piracy technology inside the DSi itself, but it stands to..

News: Next DS to Have Mobile Phone Capabilities?

Next DS to Have Mobile Phone Capabilities?

Miyamoto drops a hint

Although Nintendo has gone to great lengths to insist that the DS and iPhone aren’t in direct competition, a recent comment from golden boy Shigeru Miyamoto has led to speculation that the company's next portable will have some kind of wireless connectivity that will allow users to access data when they’re out and about – and not just when in close proximity to a Wi-Fi..

News: Wii to increase by £20 in UK?

Wii to increase by £20 in UK?

UK retailer Gamestation appears to be preparing for a price rise.

As we reported a month or so ago, Nintendo recently increased the price of Wiis to retailers by up to £20, reflecting the increasing strength of the Yen versus pound sterling. At the time it was unsure whether or not retailers would pass the price increase to customers, but now we’ve seen the first signs that the cost to consumers..

News: The DS To Get Video On Demand Service?

The DS To Get Video On Demand Service?

Iwata spills the beans.

It was announced before that the Wii would be getting its own video service before long in Japan, and eventually other territories should be following suit. Recently however President Iwata dropped a few tidbits about how this service may not be exclusive to Nintendo's home console. The Nintendo DS may be getting some love as well. Iwata says that the DS should be able to..

News: Beyond Good and Evil 2: Now More Topical!

Beyond Good and Evil 2: Now More Topical!

The sequel to Ubisoft’s unsung masterpiece has taken inspiration from real-world events.

Five years ago saw the release of Beyond Good and Evil: a game that in many people’s eyes broke convention by having an intelligent female lead character who was a bit of a tomboy. Yet those who played it didn’t just fall in love with the game because of its reluctance to conform: the story was well..

News: Wii Sports Resort With MotionPlus Coming in July?

Wii Sports Resort With MotionPlus Coming in July?

Could Wii MotionPlus finally have a release date?

A picture was taken at an Amsterdam gaming retailer which shows a much-hyped Wii Sports Resort coming bundled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory being released on July 10, 2009. It also shows the Wii Motion Plus “Controller” being sold as a separate item as well. This could mean that it would be a stand-alone accessory, or that it could be..

News: Could A New EarthBound Game Be On The Way?

Could A New EarthBound Game Be On The Way?

Famitsu article hints at the return of Nintendo's neglected RPG franchise.

An article on the upcoming Japanese game distribution service "Noid" in this week's Famitsu seems to hint at the possiblity of a new title in the classic Mother (known as EarthBound in the West) series of RPG's. The brief article mentions that several "surprise big-name titles" are scheduled to appear on..

News: Rejoice! The DSi Gets a Virtual Console After All

Rejoice!  The DSi Gets a Virtual Console After All

It finally looks like we have unofficial confirmation of the DSi's virtual console.

Check out Kombo for the whole story, but the highlight --as we can all agree, is the revelation that the DSi will allow you to download Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games. Yes, you read that right. But feel free to go back and read it another few times; this news is that good. Also nice the news that the DSi lets..

News: New Wii Resident Evil Game Confirmed

New Wii Resident Evil Game Confirmed

Capcom lifts the lid on Umbrella Chornicles sequel

With Capcom hinting pretty heavily that another Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) game would be coming out for Nintendo’s premier system it should come as no surprise to discover that the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu contains news on the subject. This new instalment in the popular franchise will take the form of another..

News: Wii MotionPlus Hit By The Delay Hammer?

Wii MotionPlus Hit By The Delay Hammer?

IGN fan the flames

IGN’s Wii podcast has added to already escalating rumours that Nintendo is having problems with the much-hyped Wii MotionPlus peripheral, and that it may not see the light of day when originally anticipated. The device, which is said to make the Wii Remote even more responsive to movement, was due to be launched in June, presumably alongside the killer app that is Wii Sports 2,..

News: Wii MotionPlus Set For July Release?

Wii MotionPlus Set For July Release?

EA certainly seem to think so

Leading US magazine Nintendo Power has recently published a short preview of EA’s upcoming Grand Slam Tennis and nestled within the text is this comment: Thomas Singleton (EA) and his Vancouver-based team hope to take things to the next level, thanks in no small part to the Wii MotionPlus accessory (due out prior to Grand Slam’s release). The clever chaps over at..

News: Carmack looking towards Wii

Carmack looking towards Wii

Legendary games developer John Carmack speaks of his interest in developing a title for Wii.

The co-mastermind of iD software has often been very vocal in the industry, slamming the PS3 for its difficult architecture and writing off the Wii as a graphically challenged console, something which he's not used to coming from the PC world. Reported by EuroGamer, the main man has actually changed his..

News: Resident Evil 5 developer wants to make new Wii RE title

Resident Evil 5 developer wants to make new Wii RE title

Masachika Kawata has openly admitted to EuroGamer his interest in making another new Resident Evil game for Wii

With work now wrapped up on the PS3 and 360 instalment, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has told us he wants to make a brand new Resi game for Wii. Thanks to the magic of translation, Kawata-san hinted to Eurogamer TV that Nintendo fans shouldn't despair that their console isn't..

News: Climax working on new Wii title for Konami; Silent Hill?

Climax working on new Wii title for Konami; Silent Hill?

Possible, but we simply don't know at this stage, however Climax have announced on their official website that they are indeed working on a new Wii title.

"Climax has a great history with recent titles such as Silent Hill Origins on both PSP and PS2, and Viva Pinata for Games for Windows, but the future is even more exciting with Overlord Dark Legend, on Wii and DS, for Codemasters and two new..

News: Headstrong to revitalise Virtua Cop aswell?

Headstrong to revitalise Virtua Cop aswell?

Not yet, but they'd like to. Headstrong show interest in working with SEGA again, possibly on another on-rails shooter, Virtua Cop.

In a recent interview with The House of the Dead: Overkill producer Neil McEwen, he admitted that the team at developer Headstrong Games would be interested in doing a Wii sequel to another Sega franchise, Virtua Cop. With Virtua Cop 3 having last been seen in arcades..

News: MadWorld producer working on new IP

MadWorld producer working on new IP

It has been revealed that Platinum Games producer, Atsushi Inaba, is already working on a new IP, possibly for Wii.

Develop Mag: What are you ambitions for the studio and the Japanese games market in 2009? Atsushi Inaba: We have been developing games since we started this company. We've got big titles coming out this year, MadWorld releasing very soon and Bayonetta later this year, and we hope..

Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console

EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console

You're no doubt aware that the much wanted EarthBound was ESRB rated quite some time ago. Nintendo has never particularly done much with the Mother series outside Japan, only releasing EarthBound in the US and for the most part just letting people wonder where Ness from Super Smash Bros. was from. Obviously, when the ESRB rating appeared, many people got excited that one of the biggest cult classics ever could possibly be rereleased on VC.

Sadly, it appears that this is not going to happen now. As yo...

News: EA: Dead Space heading to Wii

EA: Dead Space heading to Wii

It seems Electronic Arts have confirmed that Dead Space will be heading to Wii this year.

Edge Online have today reported that EA have confirmed that Dead Space will be heading to Wii, the following was posted on their site: EA CEO John Riccitiello said that his company will be bringing games based on mass market Hasbro and Sims properties to the Wii, but also core properties that "have..