3DS

Better Layton never

The home consoles did very well for themselves last week, with dozens of new renditions of big name franchises making an appearance. This week it’s the DS and 3DS that get to shine. Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call is this winter’s big DS offering from Nintendo. Us...

Plenty care for a spot of Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been hyped in such as way that anybody would think it’s the second coming of Jesus. So big is the game that three developers have pooled their resources together, resulting in other projects being put on hold. Review scores so far...

Batman is the man that can

Pow! Batman: Arkham City goes straight to number one in this week’s UK chart, shoving Forza Motorsport 4 down to #4. At #2 there’s FIFA 12 and at #3 there’s a new entry – Football Manager 2012. Just Dance 3 at #5 finishes off the top 5. The...

3DS – better red than dead

It would appear that plans are afoot to change the packaging of 3DS games, presumably to help them stand out from regular DS titles. Both GAME and Asda have placed red stickers on their 3DS ranges, covering up the usual white 3DS logo on the right hand side...

Die another Deus

Reviews for Deus Ex: Human Revolution went live on Monday and just about everybody, from EDGE to Eurogamer, has dished out a 9. EDGE had a little grumble about the loading times (over a minute on the 360 version) but that’s about it. If it doesn’t boot Zumba...

The chart gets saved by Xenoblade

Even with stock shortages due to unforeseen demand, Xenoblade Chronicles has managed to jump into the chart at a respectable #7. If Nintendo had produced enough copies to go around it would have no doubt charted even higher than that. Xenoblade isn’t the only boon for Nintendo this...

Catch the buzz, win a Flame Red 3DS

To celebrate the release of the Flame Red 3DS in Japan – or Fire Truck Red 3DS, as we would have called it – our friends over at 3DS Buzz are giving you the chance to be one of the first people to own one. By winning a...

“Autobots, roll out”

The good news is that the highest new entry in this week’s chart isn’t the new Transformers tie-in but rather F.E.A.R 3 which makes a chart debut at #3. Optimus and the others have to make do with #17. No doubt it’ll be in the top 10 next...

Time for the Transformers to truck off?

Wowsers – there’s a lot to get through this week. EA’s Shadows of the Damned and Warner Bros. F.E.A.R 3 are the two big hitters. General opinion on Shadows of the Damned is that it’s good but slightly lacking polish, with scores including a 7 from Eurogamer and...

Make a date with Nintendo

There’s always a sense of excitement when one of the big three console manufacturers release a list of what’s due out on their consoles from now until the next six months or so. Part of this excitement comes from the fact that often there are games mentioned that...

E3: Nintendo knows how to please U

Whoever said you can’t keep a secret these days was wrong. The new Nintendo console is not called Café, Beem, Stream or even Wii 2 or Wii HD but rather Wii U. Simply because it’s a console with something for everybody. You, specifically. There’s enough tech behind it...