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 the cult classic Gripshift, so perhaps that …

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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, it’s still selling) and Mario Kart Wii. …

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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 at DISBoards. “We had to work hard …

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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 but Gum from Jet Set Radio? Ulala …

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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 (kind of like Red Bull, but made …

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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 over again. I have absolutely no patience …

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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 recently. Or maybe the most pointless. You …

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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 out if you’re into that type of …

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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 6 million copies worldwide in the first …

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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 £69.99 for the device and game, while …

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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. Here is one such video;

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 have only cost a mere $12 to …

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This week’s games – sponsored by Mr. Motivator

Wii Fit is tipped to be the fastest selling Wii game in the UK so far. £69.99 does seem very steep but when it comes to losing weight people are always prepared to pay. Game are also cashing in with an anti-slip cover, at an absurd £14.99. No PlayStation 3 or PSP games this week, …

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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, while a new Nintendo Channel – which …

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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 really bad thing if it did. One …

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