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Williams Pinball coming 11 September!
Thursday, 30 Apr, 2009 – 15:35 | 2 Comments
Williams Pinball coming 11 September!

System 3 software, the UK-based publisher of this title in Europe, has not only created a brand-new website featuring all of their products but also seen fit to put forward a new release date of …

Ubisoft Announces Red Steel 2
Wednesday, 29 Apr, 2009 – 21:18 | One Comment
Ubisoft Announces Red Steel 2

Today Ubisoft announced Red Steel 2, exclusively for the Wii. Red Steel remains one of the most successful Wii titles and the only brand created specifically for the launch of the platform. Red Steel 2 …

Classic Linker Review
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 0:49 | No Comment
Classic Linker Review

A decent compromise for retro gamers desiring an alternative controller for Gamecube games.

WiiWare and DSiWare Releases 24/4/09
Saturday, 25 Apr, 2009 – 20:45 | No Comment
WiiWare and DSiWare Releases 24/4/09

A helping from two services this week - and none disappoints ;)
 
 
Adventure Island: The Beginning - 1000 points

That’s right, the popular island action game that made its way to numerous game consoles throughout the years is now available …

Rogue Trooper Review
Thursday, 23 Apr, 2009 – 15:34 | No Comment
Rogue Trooper Review

A good British action game based upon a good British comic book.

Pikmin 2 & Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (New Play Control!) - Out Tomorrow
Thursday, 23 Apr, 2009 – 12:24 | No Comment
Pikmin 2 & Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (New Play Control!) - Out Tomorrow

It’s been nearly three months since the first two New Play Control games were released, one of those being the original Pikmin.  Following a similar paired release style two new titles are due to be …

Wii Falling into Troubled Times?
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 14:56 | 6 Comments
Wii Falling into Troubled Times?

Plugged in blogger Ben Silverman sees signs of a slowdown for the console that current leads the third generation in sales, citing the recent trouble in Japan, some difficulties incorporating the Wii Moton Plus into …

Wii Points now Nintendo Points
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 12:00 | 9 Comments
Wii Points now Nintendo Points

You may have noticed recently that the price of Wii points cards has gone up, and that they’re no longer called Wii points if you buy them retail.
Originally announced at this years GDC, the newly …

MotionPlus release date announced!
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 14:57 | 4 Comments
MotionPlus release date announced!

Nintendo’s given a firm release date to Wii MotionPlus, with the add-on hitting European stores on June 12, with the US getting the peripheral on June 8.
Wii Sports Resort, the first in-house effort to support …

Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 15:23 | 3 Comments
Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii

We’ve all complained before about the lack of third-party titles for the Wii up to now.  While there has been a slight increase in output, we still talk of the shovelware for a console that …

WiiWare Releases 10/4/09
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 9:49 | One Comment
WiiWare Releases  10/4/09

A title that we’ve all been waiting for…
 
 
 
Bubble Bobble Plus! - 800 points

Bubble Bobble Plus! is a simple yet exhilarating action game where you control the bubble blowing dragons Bub and Bob, trapping enemies in bubbles …

NPC: Mario Power Tennis - Review
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2009 – 16:36 | No Comment
NPC: Mario Power Tennis - Review

Title: New Play Control!: Mario Power Tennis
Format: Wii (originally for Gamecube)
Price: £29.99
Wi-Fi: No
Players: 1-4
Age: 3+
Developer: Nintendo / Camelot
Mario Power Tennis was a phenomenon and sparked a new era in gaming tennis when it was …

BlastWorks Review
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 9:25 | 4 Comments
BlastWorks Review

Majesco and Budcat give shooter fans the tools to create their own game.

Note to Publishers: Don’t Neglect New IP!
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 14:00 | No Comment
Note to Publishers:  Don’t Neglect New IP!

Publishers would do well not to rely overmuch on the past and promote new titles.

House of the Dead: Overkill - Review
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 11:19 | 2 Comments
House of the Dead: Overkill - Review

Title: House of the Dead: Overkill
Format: Wii
Price: £34.99
Wi-Fi: No
Players: 1-4
Age: 18+
Developer: SEGA

SEGA’s House of the Dead was one of the finest arcade shooters back in the day, but now we’ve moved on, …