Matt Gander

Still got time to write a line

Paul ‘Mr Biffo’ Rose, former Teletext pixel-art master and all round nice guy, has finished penning his 288 page book Confessions of a Chatroom Freak. Extract-me-do: VWXman: hey there LoopyLisa21f (Biffo): Hello, dear. VWXman: so wot do u do then?? work, play, student, mummy, housewife?? LoopyLisa21f: I’m training...

Cars and football – again

Need for Speed Carbon has been toppled from top of the chart to #3, with Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and FIFA 07 taking places #2 and #1 respectively. Wii Zelda – which was at #11 last week – is out of the Top 40 entirely. In fact, there...

Predictions for 2007

» The PlayStation 2 will become a dumping ground for crap, with Little Britian: The Videogame in particular being a steaming festering pile. » Sony will finally get around to releasing some PSP games that people actually want to play. They will also launch a new version of...

Arthur and the Invisibles

You probably know all about Atari’s money woes. Things took a turn for the worst around a year ago, prompting them sell a handful of studios and flog a few of their franchises, such as Stuntman and Driver. But rather than shut up shop for good they’re sticking...

Free Tingle

While we patiently wait for Nintendo of Europe to update the Stars catalogue with the ability to turn surplus Stars into Wii shopping channel points, Nintendo of Japan have decided to rub a couple of new Club Mario freebies in our faces. The first is a custom-made Wii...

Special fried price (part three)

Oh, Amazon. Your sales used to be so good. Just two Nintendo DS games reduced this year? That’s really pitiful. Even more so when one of these is the dire King Kong; the other isn’t even a game, it’s the DS Lite Browser for £14.87. Star Ocean and...

Return of the Qwak

You may remember that a few months ago we reported on one man’s mission to bring classic Amiga platformer Qwak to the Game Boy Advance. That man was Jamie Woodhouse – the sole designer and programmer of the original. With promises crushed by publishers – some of which...

Special fried price (part two)

Sod Boxing Day – pretty much all of the sales are now go, both online and across the cold high streets of England. Over at Game, Yakuza on PlayStation 2 is £9.98, bizarre music/RPG thing Steambot Chronicles is £14.98, X-Men III on DS is £7.98 – although we...

The animals went in two-by-two

Hurrah! Hurrah! Not one but two new animal nurturing games are available on Nintendo DS today – Hamsterz (known as Hamsterz Life in the US) and My Animal Hospital In Africa. The latter is the first Nintendo DS game from Europress, whose last console game, from what we...

50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition

What is up, vanilla faces? I’m Forty Nine Pence, the numero uno aficionado of the great rap luminary 50 Cent, or Good Sir Fiddy as his home lads say. Today I intend to proclaim the virtues of Fiddy’s new game, specifically G Unit Edition for the PSP. Now...

Novadrome

Carmageddon may have been sadistically violent but there was still a solid game under the blood stained exterior. This was mainly due to the way that races could be won in a number of ways – either by coming first, destroying the opposition or killing all the pedestrians...

Boy Wonder

Europe had to wait bloody AGES until the PlayStation 2 Sega AGES 2500 retro revamps made their way over here. When they finally did they were bundled together – which is a good thing – but some of the more interesting games (like Alien Syndrome and Panzer Dragoon)...