Good news for THQ

It’s another week of change in the chart. Last week’s #1, Kingdoms of Amalur, drops all the way down to #12 while THQ’s UFC Undisputed 3 has gone straight to the top. It’s THQ’s first #1 since Homefront so they’ll no doubt be pleased as punch. FIFA 12, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Mario …

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Tennis games – good for net profit

Fore! With tennis on the television this weekend both Virtua Tennis 4 and Top Spin 4 re-enter the top ten at #5 and #8 respectively. Oddly though, Fight Night Champion dropped down the chart despite boxing being on the picture box as well. As predicted last week, with Transformers: Dark of the Moon now out …

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Give Solatorobo a go

Solatorobo: Red Hunter is the type of game that Nintendo fans would kick up a stink about if it had been denied a European release. But behold – here it is on our shores, without signs of any begging or pleading. If anything it proves that Nintendo are still confident in the DS market. This …

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UFC 2009: Undisputed

UFC 2009

The ultimate part of Ultimate Fighting Championship rings true – it takes the best parts of wrestling, kickboxing, muay thai and judo and does away with most of their rules. In fact, the only real rule is that you can’t fight like a sissy, punching below the belt, biting, scratching and pulling hair. That’ll be me out of the octagon ring in less than 10 seconds, then.

It’s in a gamer’s nature to skip past tutorials but it’s worth playing through the one that appears at the start. Success depends on knowing how to reverse attacks, get out of grapples and perform takedowns and submissions. Getting out of a submission involves wildly rotating the right analogue stick – I’m sure that a lot of joypads are going to have a few years knocked off their life expectancy because of this.

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