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Reinventing the Platformer
Wednesday, 27 Oct, 2010 – 21:14 | One Comment
Reinventing the Platformer

The platformer is one of the true foundations of gaming. It encompasses everything we enjoy about playing video games with it’s simple to grasp core gameplay, but almost limitless challenge which is left at the …

Sping/Summer Releases Announced!
Thursday, 8 Apr, 2010 – 12:34 | 6 Comments
Sping/Summer Releases Announced!

The line-up for the Spring/Summer Wii releases has been announced and it includes dates for the highly anticipated Monster Hunter Tri, No More Heroes 2 and, of course, Super Mario Galaxy 2!
No sign of Metroid: …

Monster Hunter Tri Out April
Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2010 – 17:50 | 13 Comments
Monster Hunter Tri Out April

One of the Wii’s most anticipated releases of 2010 has been confirmed for an April release with Nintendo themselves handling sales, marketing and distribution throughout European and Australian territories.
The title’s single-player story mode sees gamers …

WiiTalk’s Games of the Decade - The Results!
Friday, 1 Jan, 2010 – 13:08 | 10 Comments
WiiTalk’s Games of the Decade - The Results!

All the votes are in and we can now officially announce which games have been chosen by WiiTalk members as the best of the decade!

THE Game of the Decade - Call of Duty 4: Modern …

Game of the Decade - Time to Vote!
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 13:51 | 13 Comments
Game of the Decade - Time to Vote!

Voting has now begun for WiiTalk’s Game of the decade!
All the nominations have been counted up and the games that received the most have been listed in the Polls below.
http://www.wiitalk.co.uk/forums/wiitalk-awards/19993-game-decade.html
http://www.wiitalk.co.uk/forums/wiitalk-awards/19990-game-decade-nintendo.html
http://www.wiitalk.co.uk/forums/wiitalk-awards/19992-game-decade-sony.html
http://www.wiitalk.co.uk/forums/wiitalk-awards/19991-game-decade-microsoft.html
You have until the new year …

What’s been your Game of the Decade?
Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2009 – 17:54 | 8 Comments
What’s been your Game of the Decade?

As this decade draws to an end(yes, it’s that time of year already!) it seems like the perfect time to reflect on the past decade of gaming. A decade which has seen gaming evolve and …

Dead Space Extraction Review
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 16:06 | 8 Comments
Dead Space Extraction Review

Price: £29.99

Wi-Fi: No

Players: 1-2

Age: 18

Developer: EA
Release Date: 29/09/09

Last month we brought you a hands-on preview of Dead Space Extraction and now it’s time to see how the full game stands up as one of the …

Introducing the Today and Tomorrow Channel!
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 15:04 | 17 Comments
Introducing the Today and Tomorrow Channel!

If your Wii is glowing blue today then it’ll be because of the latest channel to be available for your Wii menu!
Check your daily fortune and get hints on relationships, activities and even the types …

Internet Channel now free!
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 14:50 | 16 Comments
Internet Channel now free!

Good news comes with the latest update from Nintendo!
You should have a message arriving to your Wii shortly, if you haven’t had one already, letting you know that there is an update for the Internet …

Order Up! Review
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 17:04 | One Comment
Order Up! Review

Format: Wii

Price: £9.99

Wi-Fi: No

Players: 1
Age: 3+
Developer: Zoo
I Honestly can’t remember how I first heard about this game, but I do remember being intrigued from the moment I saw it. On the face of it, it …

WiiTalk at EA, Part 3 - Need for Speed: Nitro
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 11:00 | One Comment
WiiTalk at EA, Part 3 - Need for Speed: Nitro

If there’s one thing that the Wii is still lacking in terms of game genres, then it’s racers. Take away Mario kart and there isn’t a lot on offer for any avid racing fan, and …

WiiTalk at EA, Part 2 - Spore Hero
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
WiiTalk at EA, Part 2 - Spore Hero

From the minute that the game was loaded up, to the end of the hand-on session, there was one thing that was universally noticeable among all of the people who were present at EA. Spore …

WiiTalk at EA, Part 1 - Dead Space Extraction
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 11:37 | 3 Comments
WiiTalk at EA, Part 1 - Dead Space Extraction

Last week EA got in contact with us to ask if we’d attend their Nintendo media day and try out some unreleased games. Obviously I jumped at the chance and over the next few days …

Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits Review
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 14:32 | 5 Comments
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits Review

Format: Wii
Price: £29.99
Wi-Fi: Yes
Players: 1-4
Age: 12+
Developer: Activision
The Guitar Hero series is now firmly one of the biggest selling game franchises on the market and you would be hard pushed to find someone who hasn’t heard …

Is more of the same ever good enough?
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 13:07 | 3 Comments
Is more of the same ever good enough?

Written by MilkyMalky
If we had to pick one word that would describe Nintendo’s current console, most would choose the same word: Innovation. So it seems strange to me that the most of the excitement and …