Monthly Archives: February 2010

Highly caffeinated gaming

There’s a shop in Brighton that sells imported sweets and other sugar-filled snacks. I usually buy a can of Mountain Dew when passing by, but today they had a range of energy drinks that caught my eye. The Street Fighter: Dragon Punch...
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Shanghai dub

Japanese publisher Spike, who release many western games in Japan, recently asked over 6,000 Japanese gamers if they’d rather play Western games with subtitles or dubbing. The “winner” was subtitles with 49% of the vote, followed by 47% with dubbing. 4% just...
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Oh, Canada!

UK Charts It’s a good week for Sega – despite mixed reviews Alien Vs Predator has managed to shove Bioshock 2 off the top of the chart after just one week. Rebellion also claim that it’s the fastest selling game of the...
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‘Game Over’ for WH Smiths

So few WH Smiths stores sell games that it’s unlikely that anybody will notice that, after much beard scratching, they’ve decided to stop stocking them all together. Tough competition from HMV, Game and GameStation is the cause, although WH Smiths’ lack of...
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A pocketful of piracy

Looking around the Deal Extreme website is like looking around a dodgy backstreet version of Maplin, full of special screwdrivers to open up your consoles with, replacement console cases and other gizmos and gadgets. It’s the quirky looking handhelds that have made...
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Re: Hei$t

I think Amazon need to hire somebody to keep a closer eye on the world of videogames – this morning they sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to pre-order Hei$t. You know, the game that Codemaster’s officially announced as canned...
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