Mario Kart 8

UK chart sees Nintendo titles on the rise

With no new entries and GTA V holding the top spot for a second week running, this week’s UK chart isn’t exactly a thrilling one. The fact that a handful of Nintendo titles have moved up the ranks hasn’t escaped us, however. We put this down to last...

SteamWorld Dig ends Wii U eShop dry spell

After a month or so of very little, Image & Form ends the Wii U eShop dry spell with SteamWorld Dig. Although not a new game, its somewhat belated arrival on Wii U is no less welcome. A heady mixture of Metroid, Mr. Driller and Spelunky, we found...

EA Sports UFC comes out fighting

Coming as a mild surprise following some lukewarm reviews, EA Sports UFC is the UK’s new number one. It’s EA’s third number one of the year, and also their first UFC title to take the top spot since acquiring the license from THQ. Watch_Dogs drops to #2, while...

Super Mario chart

Even with an 81% drop in sales, Watch_Dogs is the UK’s number one for a second week running. That’s no surprise. What is surprising though is that Mario Kart 8 has managed to remain at #2. At #3 it’s a new entry, and a surprisingly high one at...

Mario Kart 8 – Review

By their nature, racing games are perfect system showcases. The rivalry between Saturn and PlayStation launch titles Daytona USA and Ridge Racer in particular had the ‘90s gaming press frothing with excitement. Even before that Nintendo’s F-Zero impressed just about everyone who laid eyes on it. Hot on...
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A stat-packed chart

Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs is the UK’s new number one, smashing the record for the fastest selling new IP in the process. The previous record holder was 2011’s L.A Noire, if you’re curious. It has had the 17th best launch week in the UK, putting it alongside the likes of...

Mario Kart 8 review round-up

It’s always a good sign when a publisher lifts a review embargo way before a game’s release date – Mario Kart 8 is still two weeks away, yet reviews went live today. Unsurprisingly, they’ve been glowing. The Metacritic currently stands at 89% from 39 critics, making it one...

The curious kart racer collection

Mario Kart has a lot of answer for, and we aren’t talking about how Toad manages to reach the pedals. Nope – we’re talking about how Mario Kart’s immense popularity has spawned numerous soulless clones over the years. Many of these lifeless imitators were released not during the...