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VC Releases 20/2/09
Friday, 20 Feb, 2009 – 11:03 | One Comment
VC Releases 20/2/09

Two VC releases for us this week
 
 
 
Winter Games - 500 points
You are an athlete at the Winter Games of 1988 in Calgary, about to move across snow and ice with as much speed, strength, …

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:56 | 2 Comments
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King

Written by M_the_C
With a monster title, and a rather high price tag, MLaK is a management game set in the Final Fantasy world (specifically the Crystal Chronicles storyline). I have to admit, I’ve never really …

Pinball Hall of Fame - Williams Collection (Wii) - due out March 2009! HONESTLY!!!
Wednesday, 18 Feb, 2009 – 14:04 | 6 Comments
Pinball Hall of Fame - Williams Collection (Wii) - due out March 2009! HONESTLY!!!

Crikey, this game has had more scheduled release dates than any other I can think of, but hopefully, this time it’s for real. March, they’re saying. March, I’m buying. Or there’ll be trouble!
Pinball Hall of …

Has Nintendo Changed the Definition of a Gamer?
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 21:00 | 4 Comments
Has Nintendo Changed the Definition of a Gamer?

CNET blogger Don Reisinger brings the point up here.
This got me thinking: have we all had it wrong in our discussions about shovelware and the lack of hardcore titles on the Wii? Its showed its …

TMNT: Smash Up (Wii) - due out September 2009!
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 9:28 | No Comment
TMNT: Smash Up (Wii) - due out September 2009!

Why am I giving you a sneak preview of a game not due for release until at least the end of Q3 this year?  Because something about it excites me, that’s why…
Ubisoft have just released …

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii) - due out February 27th!
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2009 – 8:08 | 2 Comments
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii) - due out February 27th!

One could argue that with the release of Sega’s House of the Dead: Overkill yesterday, we don’t need any more zombie shooters for a while. But what the heck! Capcom are bringing us a port …

WiiWare Releases 13/2/09
Friday, 13 Feb, 2009 – 9:55 | No Comment
WiiWare Releases 13/2/09

Two more games this week - one being WiiWare’s first FPS
 
 
 
Onslaught - 1000 points
Being the first FPS on WiiWare, Onslaught gives shooter fans the action you’ve been waiting for. Taking advantage of the precise motion controls of the …

Walk With Me! (DS) - due out February 20th!
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2009 – 9:54 | No Comment
Walk With Me! (DS) - due out February 20th!

Last year, Nintendo brought us Wii Fit, and everyone agreed that getting fit really could be fun! It has continued to be an overwhelming success, still hitting media headlines regularly.  So to compliment that, they …

VC Releases 6/2/09
Friday, 6 Feb, 2009 – 16:02 | No Comment
VC Releases 6/2/09

As posted on the forum, 2 title this week.
 
 
 
ClayFighter - 800 points
ClayFighter is a 2D fighting game in which the characters, as the name suggests, are made completely out of clay. This allows for interesting moves …

Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked (Wii) - due out February 13th!
Friday, 6 Feb, 2009 – 12:43 | No Comment
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked (Wii) - due out February 13th!

Konami have been releasing Lost In Blue games for the DS since 2005, and they have proven to be quite successful with gamers seeking a decent adventure to work their way through. Now at last, …

First Wiiware FPS promises “new standard of FPS”
Thursday, 5 Feb, 2009 – 12:43 | No Comment

Hudson has revealed the first screens and info for Onslaught, the first FPS game for WiiWare, and seems pretty pleased with its work.
According to Hudson: “With tight controls, a horde of enemies to blast away, …

Ironman 2 revealed
Thursday, 5 Feb, 2009 – 10:59 | No Comment
Ironman 2 revealed

Sega has confirmed that it will handle the videogame rendition of Iron Man 2, the sequel to last year’s blockbuster film.
“The multi-platform title is slated to come out in 2010 along with the Marvel Studios …

Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (DS) - due out February 13th!
Thursday, 5 Feb, 2009 – 9:53 | No Comment
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (DS) - due out February 13th!

Harvest Moon…Mmm, you either love it or hate it. It’s a cute simulation game where you own a farm, tend crops, look after livestock, get married - very addictive, and very popular. So what’s different? …

Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen (Wii) - due out February 6th!
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2009 – 14:47 | No Comment
Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen (Wii) - due out February 6th!

Now, I’m willing to bet that loads of you bought the original Cooking Mama with your Wii way back when you first bought it. I know I did!
Well, although I don’t have it any more, …

The Price Chart: The Debate Continues
Monday, 2 Feb, 2009 – 14:43 | 3 Comments
The Price Chart: The Debate Continues

Sony has lagged behind XBox and the Wii in sales globally, so, about a month ago, to combat this problem, they released a price comparison chart featuring the “prices” of all three systems. 
Sigh.  We all …