Matt Gander

Microsoft’s marketing men strike back

Nintendo didn’t resort to childish (yet amusing) willy waving for the European PlayStation 3 launch, which left the door open for Microsoft to put the boot in. Over at London’s Virgin Megastore PlayStation 3 camp-out, marketing men handed out folding chairs emblazoned with shkyw.org (Shouldn’t Have Kept You...

Ghost Rider

Johnny Blaze – he’s a bit angst ridden and has a flaming skull for a head. Not your average superhero, that’s for sure, but he’s not the lamest. That award goes to Batman, who has absolutely no super powers at all – his camp yellow utility belt and...

Massive wallet damage

If you’ve managed to re-mortgage your house to buy a PlayStation 3 this week then you’ll no doubt want some games to go with it. Some of the proposed launch titles have been pushed back a couple of weeks – F.E.A.R, Oblivion and Splinter Cell: Double Agent of...

Friday: cancelled

The Metopolitan Police have advised both Game and HMV in Oxford Street to cancel their midnight PlayStation 3 launches in fear of customer safety. With the recent spate of gun crime in London it’s probably for the best – I can remember being leered at by jealous types...

Metal Gear Solid 4: only a matter of time

Further proof that the PlayStation 3 isn’t doing so well: Devil May Cry 4 will launch simultaneously on Xbox 360 later this year, while an unspecified Japanese Magazine has managed to the get the scoop on Ace Combat 6 for Microsoft’s box. The magazine in question doesn’t even...

The butler did it

Can you think of a better Wii game to appeal to older gamers than an Agatha Christie murder mystery? Nor can I, although a bingo sim would probably go down well at old folk’s homes across the globe. The Adventure Company are bringing And Then There Were None...

Please, take my money!

Video game related bargains have been covered on these hallowed pages many times, but here’s something that can only be described as a reverse bargain. Choices are doing Pimp My Ride on Xbox 360 for ‘only’ £9.99 when trading in any three Xbox 360 games. That’s three games...

Good day, good NiGHTS

It would appear that Sega’s eminent NiGHTS into Dreams is about to make a comeback on an unspecified Nintendo platform, although there’s no word if it’ll be a remake, sequel or something entirely different. Let’s not rule out a Virtual Console download either. This news comes from the...

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Like tuna and jam, Sonic and the third dimension don’t mix well. Sonic Adventure scored highly when first released, but arguably because we didn’t know any better back then. Sonic Heroes was ruined by uncontrollable but essential homing attacks, while Shadow the Hedgehog was just plain wrong. Yet...

Activision Hits Remixed

Although some of the games on Sega’s recent Mega Drive retro collection are approaching fifteen years old, a handful – such as Ristar, Comix Zone and Sonic – still look quite alluring. On this 40 plus collection, however, the blocky graphics make Teletext’s pixel art look like the...

Avatar: The Legend of Aang

We haven’t seen much of the cartoon on which this Nickelodeon tie-in is based, but we do know that it’s about the last chap alive with the ability to manipulate wind. Rather than use this power to lift up ladies’ skirts, he must instead ultilise it to battle...

Parklife!

It’s not clear if you can get your head shaved by a jumbo jet in SSX Blur on Wii, but there’s a fair chance you can – the SSX games always have a pleasing nonsensical twist. There are another four games out on Wii this week too –...