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Bored games

Everybody is playing GTA IV, so just two games are making their appearance this week. Even Microsoft felt it was pointless releasing a new Xbox Live Arcade game with people busy stabbing tramps and shooting pigeons. There are though a couple of cheat save disks for GTA IV...

GTA making headlines

As expected, Grand Theft Auto IV is breaking records and making headlines on its launch. In the UK alone, it sold 609,000 copies on launch day, making it the fastest selling game in the UK (a 20% sales increase over GTA: San Andreas). It’s expected to sell around...

Salad dodgers make Nintendo happy

Wii Fit has proven to be a bit of a success story – it has gone straight to the top of the chart, and by doing so has become the 6th fastest selling UK release. Chart Track reports that already 1 in 10 Wii owners have splashed out...

In the mood for some hooker-beating

So, Grand Theft Auto IV is just a day away (unless you managed to get a copy early). Suddenly I’m starting to feel a little bit excited – the big games sites have published their reviews (10/10s all round), and some juicy gameplay videos have started appearing online....

Water mess

Imagine Babies. The name alone prompted sniggers from juvenile internet types, but when the full game arrived in stores Ubisoft found it getting a lot of press coverage and all for the wrong reasons – the boxart featured a watermark from the photo site iStockPhoto. Apparently it would...

Bam! Right in the kisser

Super Smash Bros. Brawl has finally been dated for Europe. That date is June 27th. US gamers got it on March 9th, although we have had Mario Kart Wii before them. The WiiWare Channel has been given a date of May 20th, with games starting from 500 points,...

War is good

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Wii recently, and its surprising success. Richard wondered last week whether it could bring an end to the console war. I don’t think it’s dominant enough to do any such thing, but more than that, I think it would be a...

Mario Kart Wii

If you get used to something you can instantly tell when it has been tampered with. Like the time somebody broke into my house and put cloves in my Coco Pops. Those that have been playing Mario Kart since it was half a screen high were feeling a...

Polite notice – do not get cross

Despite shortages, Mario Kart Wii has managed to stay at the top of the chart for the second week running. UEFA Euro 2008 goes in at #8 – and will no doubt rise over the next few weeks – while Sega Superstars Tennis has risen from #11 to...

Not very Mortal Kombat

Over the years Capcom’s street fighters have faced a wealth of new faces to pummel, from Marvel Superheroes to SNK’s lesser known brawlers. Midway have now decided to make a belated jump on the crossover bandwagon, with Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Shame it wasn’t DC Thomson Universe...

Wheely good

There is, apparently, a shortage of official Nintendo Wii Wheels. But worry not – issue 23 of NGamer (which is due to reach newsagents next week) comes with a free steering wheel shaped piece of plastic. Which isn’t a bad freebie at all, really. In other magazine related...