• Talking Point The Perils and Positives of a Packed Release Schedule

    Room for no more

    We're all more than a little familiar with video game droughts by now. Until a few years ago, it was tradition to suffer a lack of software in the summer, surviving only on the ever-faithful backlog and the revitalising elixir provided by E3 info dumps. It's common in the months following a console launch too: we're sure you...

  • News New Patch Released For Call of Duty: Black Ops II On Wii U

    Patch 'em up, mate

    For those who have been having problems with Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the Wii U, you'll be pleased to know that Treyarch has released the latest update to fix a couple of issues with the popular first-person shooter title, details of which you can see outlined below. Changes specific to the Wii U version include: Feature...

  • News Wireless Wii Portal Inspires Skylanders Chess Invention

    There's a use for those old Portals of Power after all

    As you will have no doubt read, Skylanders Swap Force will require a new Portal and Starter Pack this year. Family Gamer TV owner and occasional Nintendo Life contributor Andy Robertson asked his kids what they should do with their old Portal of Power, and they came up with a version of Chess...



  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

    Pun absolutely intended

    A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patch On The Way

    Should be available before the month is out

    Activision has prepared a patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops II that should be released fairly soon, possibly before the end of the month. According to a forum entry posted earlier in the week, the publisher has submitted the patch to Nintendo where it is currently being tested. There's no set date yet on...

  • News The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Coming To Wii U

    More zombie hoards incoming

    Wii U has its fair share of mature games already with the likes of Assassin's Creed III, Darksiders II and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - which will be out in Europe 11th January. Chances are if you're a fan of fighting through hoards of undead monsters you picked up a copy of ZombiU when the new console launched, and now...

  • News UK 007 Legends Wii U Release Now TBC 2013


    James Bond: 007 Legends has hardly had the most dignified of starts at retail. The game has received something of a critical mauling, and following its release the news hit that developer Eurocom had been closed down. Although the game was released in North America on 11th December, the UK release never happened. We approached Activision...


  • News Guitar Hero 7 Was in Development With a Six-Stringed Guitar

    "No one could figure out a way to make it so your average Joe could buy one"

    Who remembers the Guitar Hero series? Not so long ago there were a lot of these games, with the rival Rock Band series also weighing in with its own share of titles and plastic peripherals. It was Activision's franchise that arguably grabbed the most attention during the...