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Go Speed Racer!

Hooray – Boom Blox has entered the chart on its second week of release at a not too shabby #21. Top Trumps: Doctor Who goes in at #22 and Speed Racer all the way down at #37. That’s a little bit of a shame as it’s the first...

Beautiful, just beautiful

Re-releasing a three year old PlayStation 2 game on Xbox 360 under a new name and with very few improvements of note sounds like a catastrophe in the making. But when that game is Beautiful Katamari? It’s something magical. Not everything has been recycled from We Love Katamari...

Shhh!

Knock knock. Who’s there? Doctor. Doctor Who? Yes! Top Trumps: Dr. Who for PlayStation 2 and DS is bound to sell better than last year’s Top Trumps games. A proper 3D action game would sell better still no doubt, even if it was a load of tosh. Silent...

Copper Man

Oh dear – people are actually buying Sega’s utterly rubbish Iron Man game. It’s now at #5 in the chart, up 6 positions. The DS version though is apparently pretty good, so let’s hope that’s the one people have been buying. GTA IV holds onto the top spot,...

Is the PSP party over already?

The PSP has been outselling the DS in Japan recently, with games such as Monster Hunter 2nd G and Final Fantasy VII Core Crisis proving incredibly popular. Over in the western world though things are starting to look stark, with publishers seemingly shunning the system. A glance at...

Shake, shake, shake the room

The sinister looking characters aside, EA’s Boom Blox for Wii is apparently very good, scoring a respectable 9/10 from GamesRadar earlier this week. Speed Racer has been getting some respectable review scores too, which is surprising given it’s a movie license. Then again, it’s by the people behind...

Crime time

The charts are in for last week – GTA IV sold a crazy 926,000 copies in five days, with an estimated 609,000 of those being sold on launch day. Wii Fit has dropped down to #2, followed by Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii Play (yes,...

I’m just big boned

Wii Fit is making the press again, but this time in a bad light. It’s all to do with a 10 year old girl who was apparently traumatised after the game told her that she’s overweight. “She was devastated to be called fat,” a family member said over...

Sega Superstars Tennis

Whereas Nintendo have let their sprightly mascots settle their differences with a spot of fisticuffs in the Super Smash Bros series, Sega have instead opted for a friendly game of tennis. The term ‘superstars’ is pushing it a bit though. Sure, everybody knows who Sonic and Tails are...

Thinly veiled PR stunt of the month

Press releases can be a great source of both amusement and depression. This month, vaguely game related FpsBrain takes the cake and rams it up the anal cavity of our soul. Why exactly? Because FpsBrain – the drink that claims to increase your mental powers for gaming performance...

History repeating

Patapon is like Space Channel 5 all over again. It looks pretty groovy, and yeah, it’s rhythm action, but it’ll be fine. Then I play it. And I remember how shit I am at rhythm action games. Actually, it’s worse than that: it’s also like Advance Wars all...

The cable guy

Why not spend this bank holiday Monday going on an adventure? An adventure with a chap from Games Radar, as he attempts to untangle fifteen years of tangled up controllers and various other videogame cables. It’s one of the more original features to pop up on the internet...