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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 has become a bugger to find...

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 of the year. The PlayStation 3...

Bread, milk and Metropolismania 2

Ubisoft have sneaked out Metropolismania 2 on PlayStation 2, the first instalment of which was released way back in 2002. Going by various sources on the internet, this sequel was quietly placed onto shelves last month. Possibly by spies under the cover of total darkness. I picked up...

No chart love for Okami, Hulk or Soul Bubbles

There must have been a lot of lucky dads on the receiving end of a shiny new DS on Father’s Day. That’s the only explanation possible for Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training and 42-All Time Classics shooting back up the top 40 chart. Solid Snake stealthily takes the top...

Darlings of the industry

My sincerest apologies for the headline, already used elsewhere, but it was simply irresistibly poor. The story? Codemasters founders David and Richard Darling have been included in the Queens Birthday Honours. When SCi woman Jane Cavanagh was unfathomably included in the 2007 New Year Honours, I suggested the...

Help design Ninjabread Man 2

The original Ninjabread Man was a case of amusing name, rubbish game. It has sold well enough to warrant a sequel though… and Data Design Interactive wants your help. So if this one turns out to be rubbish too then it’ll be your fault. They’re looking for people...

I want to watch people playing old games

The emails we get are generally really, really boring. This morning, for example, there was the usual newswire update, a press release about a golf MMORPG, and something about voting for the model to dress up as some Spider-Man character at a comic convention. So any email which...

Check it out now, funk soul bubble

So, Metal Gear Solid 4. Brilliant but a bit laborious seems to be the general verdict. Blockbusters are doing it for £35 if there’s one near you. Might as well get some popcorn for those two 90 minute cut-scenes while you’re there. Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is apparently...

Indy whips up the chart

As predicted, Lego Indiana Jones has managed to shift GTA IV from its lofty perch atop the top 40 chart. The Wii version has shifted the most copies so far, followed by Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and DS. Ninja Gaiden II goes in at #6, Dragon...

Frustration to the point of Post-it note attack

Forbes is telling us that Apple could be about to kill the Nintendo DS with the iPhone. It’s a reasonably well-balanced discussion, but bafflingly misses one massively important factor in Nintendo’s success: first-party Nintendo games. It makes me want to punch a hole in my monitor, reach down...

Let go

Danish Primary Coloured Brick Indiana Jones – or Lego Indiana Jones, for short – doesn’t appear to be up to the standard of Lego Star Wars. GamesRadar gave it at 5 while Eurogamer liked it a bit more, awarding it at 7. Ninja Gaiden II has been getting...

Your game is broken. Die!

Puzzle Quest is a game with a lot of fans, but it would seem that not all of them are content. During a recent unveiling of their next game – Neopets Puzzle Adventure – CEO Steve Fawkner revealed that a bug in the PSP version led to developers...