• News Three New Collections Announced For Upcoming Retro Handheld Evercade

    Namco are on board, plus new carts from Interplay and Atari

    The makers of the Evercade, an upcoming handheld console that connects to your TV and plays collections of retro games which come on cartridges, have announced three new carts, each containing a fresh selection. The biggest news is that there's a new publisher on the platform in the form...



  • News Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Dies Aged 91

    The man who spoke out against Nintendo and Hiroshi Yamauchi

    One of the most influential names in the Japanese video game arena has passed away, it has been revealed. A former engineer in the Japanese navy, Masaya Nakamura established Nakamura Manufacturing in 1955 after purchasing two mechanical horse ride for $3,000. Due to the intense competition...



  • News Waka-Waka-Well I Never, Pac-Man Turns 35 Today

    Everyone's favourite pill-popper is all grown up

    Mario and Sonic may be two of gaming's most recognisable faces but even they are young pups when compared to the true elder statesman of interactive entertainment: Pac-Man. 35 years ago, Namco released Toru Iwatani's seminal title in Japanese arcades and began a gaming legend which endures even to...





  • News New Taiko Drum Master Game Revealed for 3DS

    ...in Japan, that is. Alas.

    Popular Namco rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin (known as Taiko: Drum Master in the West) will get a new instalment on 3DS in Japan, as reported by Famitsu. Entitled Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure, the new drumming game will arrive 26th June for ¥4,740 (roughly $46 or £28). It will support...






  • News Soul Calibur II HD Online Not Announced For Wii U

    Well that's Link out of the equation

    Namco Bandai has revealed an HD remake of Soul Calibur II is in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but there's been absolutely no mention of a Wii U adaptation. Soul Calibur II was originally on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and each iteration had its own special character. Nintendo fans had the...



  • News Tekken Boss Harada Inspired by Super Smash Bros.

    Wants gamers to go 'Auuugghhh'!

    Tekken 3D Prime Edition is less that a week away, the second major 3DS release of the year so far. It's a fighting series typically associated with experienced and mature gamers, but in the latest Iwata Asks Katsuhiro Harada has spoken about his desire to bring Tekken to a broader range of players, and explained why...


  • First Impressions Ridge Racer 3D

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    Namco's Ridge Racer series has been around the block a few times on Nintendo platforms, starting out with Ridge Racer 64 all the way up to Ridge Racer DS with a pit stop on Gamecube in between. Now the franchise is drifting on over to 3DS with the appropriately named Ridge Racer 3D, and we took it for a spin in New York City..




  • Nintendo Download 8-9 December 2009 (Japan)

    Virtual Console and DSiWare hog the spotlight

    A second week in a row with a solo WiiWare entry, but a bumper crop of Virtual Console goodness and a hefty helping of DSiWare downloads help make up for it. WiiWareChokkan! Balance Labyrinth (500pts - Gameloft) - Not a new title from Gameloft, but just them publishing Digital Leisure's The Incredible Maze. We weren't terribly impressed with this when..