Monthly Archives: June 2008

Nintendo Supernova

If you’ve got Stars in your Club Nintendo account, go and log in to the Nintendo website and have a check, because any older than 24 months are going to expire today, like some sort of loyalty scheme supernova. Your best bet...
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For mash get smash

Five years after its US release, European Wii owners finally get to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A word of warning, though – people have been experiencing the same problem that occurred with the US version. It’s all to do with fact...
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The name game

Shirley Shirley bo-birley Banana-fana fo-firley Fe-fi mo-mirley Shirley! That’s The Name Game by Shirley Ellis, and this week I have been nothing short of enraptured by the names of games in the gaming news. There have been those that have made me...
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Butt Ox

Spore Creature Creator is the first PC game to pique my interest in a long time, even though it isn’t actually a game per se. The legend Jeff Minter – of Tempest 2000 and Space Giraffe fame – has been having fun...
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Sega’s Hulk sulks

Plenty of goings on in the chart this week, with one very big surprise in particular – Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on PSP going in at #10. Seeing that even God of War: Chains of Olympus failed to make a decent...
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UEFA EURO 2008

England qualified for Euro 2008, easing past the group stage with two days to go, thanks to top drawer performances from Phil Neville and superb leadership by me, on the left wing.

Euro 2008Obviously in real life this didn’t happen. In real life England spluttered towards the inevitable outcome of failure, due to awful management and not playing me on the left wing. But this is what games are for. To redress the balance, to change things back to the way they where supposed to be, to create a fantasy that’s better than reality. So England qualified, and I played on the left wing, set up the winning goal in the final against Holland, Phil Neville lifted the trophy, and Frank Lampard didn’t get a game.

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RIP OPS2M

It’s the 100th issue of the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine this month, but in a bizarre twist of fate they start the magazine by announcing that it’s going to be the final issue. Poor sales are likely to blame – the magazine...
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Core blimey

It looks like Alone in the Dark has turned out to be more than a glorified tech-demo, albeit only just. The average review score at the moment is 71 percent so it’s unlikely to be remembered as one of the best games...
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