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DS and Wii’s American takeover continues on the NPD Charts

Posted  November 15, 2007  by  Sam K

The NPD released thei American October Sales figures, the Wii retakes first place selling 519,000 units, followed up by the DS’ 458,000 units sold. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is back down from the Halo 3 launch last month and comes in at 3rd place, at 366,0…

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Atari CEO resigns, stops game production, sells Test Drive

Posted  November 14, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Atari has announced that it is leaving the game production business to concentrate its on publishing and distribution in an effort to save itself. But now the company has had another setback with CEO David Pierce resigning after only being in the job …

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Ghostbusters is back, who you gonna call?

Posted  November 14, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The latest issue of Game Informer magazine has been revealed and contains Ghostbusters on the cover; officially confirming the often rumoured game. According to the story accompanying the cover, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd will be repris…

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Metroid fails the Call of Duty, Wii doesnt rock enough

Posted  November 14, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This weeks highlights: Call of Duty 4 on the 360 takes the top spot this week with the PS2 and 360 versions of Guitar Hero III taking 2 and 3 respectively. Nintendos Big Brain Academy Value Bundle comes in at 4 and why not, its great value. The othe…

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Nintendo verifies some WiiWare facts, clarifies others.

Posted  November 13, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

On the weekend a bunch of WiiWare information came out of IGNs weekly podcast and now Nintendo has decided to clarify some of the things that were discussed in the podcast. A Nintendo spokesperson commented in relation to WiiWare games being a max of …

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Full eGames Expo game list in all its glory

Posted  November 13, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The folks at the eGames & Entertainment Expo have now sent us a finalised list of the all the games that will be on show at the expo when it kicks off this weekend. Some of the big hitters for Nintendo include: Super Mario Galaxy (although it will be …

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First LEGO Batman Trailer revealed

Posted  November 13, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

TT Games are responsible for the charming Lego Star Wars series that has just recently blessed the Wii and the Nintendo DS with their third instalment in the series. Coming next year is an all-new LEGO adventure, this time set in the lovely Batman uni…

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Alone in the Dark heading to the Wii

Posted  November 13, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Atari has announced that the Wii and Playstation 2 will now receive versions of the latest Alone in the Dark game which is already in development. While just a port of the game, each version has been redesigned for with each systems strengths in mind …

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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 (Wii) Review

Posted  November 13, 2007  by  Vooks Staff

Nintendo in the past has always had a very strong showing when it comes to the wrestling game genre. From games like Royal Rumble on the Super Nintendo, No Mercy on the Nintendo 64 to the Day of Reckoning series on the Gamecube. But until now, we have…

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December brings Wii Photo Channel Update

Posted  November 12, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has updated their Photo Channel Page on the wii.nintendo.com site. Version 1.1 of the Photo Channel will add new features, including customisable Photo Channel Icons, plus the ability for randomised playback of music files. This update comes …

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Check it out, Mii Contest Channel Goes Live

Posted  November 11, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Time to hop onto your Wii Shopping Channel, as the Mii Contest Channel has gone live in all regions. The Mii Contest Channel on Wii launches today. The channel allows you to share their Mii creations with other Wii users, and also allows you to vote o…

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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (Wii) Review

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

When the Spiderman 3 game came out, on the back of the manual was an ad for the next Spiderman game and a call out to fans for what they wanted to be in the game. Considering Spiderman 3 wasnt a terribly good game and this game was due so soon after, …

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Warner Bros acquires TT Games – LEGO games still on

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Warner Bros has announced that it will acquire TT Games. You may know TT games from their previous works of Lego Star Wars as well as Bionicle Heroes among others. Spanning 18 years and selling over 42 million games TT Games is the love child of Trave…

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Nintendo says no DVD playback enabled Wii this year

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

A year after Nintendo announced a Wii with DVD Playback it how now said that while the plan was to have it out by the end of this year this will not happen. Current stock shortages and production troubles the normal Wii is behind the decision with the…

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Activision to shake up James Bond games in future

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Activision has finally spoken about what it plans to do with the James Bond franchise. CEO of Activision Booby Kotick has recently spoken out about the licences previous holder EA saying that, “”It suffered a lot because it wasn’t a focal point of Ele…

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Grab your Raccoon suit, Its Super Mario Bros 3 time Australia

Posted  November 8, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Thanks to the UK getting super Mario Galaxy next week we also receive in the bounty that is Super Mario Bros 3 this Virtual Console Friday. In case you have been living under a rock Mario Bros 3 is from the NES and will cost 500 points, arguably the b…

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Mario Galaxy already at a quarter million sales in Japan.

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While we have to wait until the end of the month (didnt think we wouldnt mention that did you?), Japan is currently enjoying the excellence that is Super Mario Galaxy. For its first week at retailers, 251,000 copies were sold with the game topping the…

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Weekly Aussie Software Charts (w/e Nov 4th)

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This weeks highlights: Halo 3 has been bumped off the top of the Australian software charts after spending every week since its launch there. What bumped it off, I hear you ask. Well it was Crash of the Titans for the Playstation 2. How does that game…

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Ubisoft wants its games to have Nintendo Like Quality

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

During its latest investor meet up, Ubisofts CEO Yves Guillemot became outspoken about his enthusiasm for Nintendo consoles and the success they have had, outlining plans for Ubisoft to release Nintendo-like quality games on the Wii shortly. Ubisoft …

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Check Mii out channel to launch this weekend, November 11

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The highly anticipated channel, announced by Nintendo as Check Mii Out will be launching on November 11. Although the original press release is from Nintendo of America, it should apply to the rest of the world. The Check Mii Out channel allows people…

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Nintendo to ease the Wii Software production bottleneck

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has reassured that it will be able to get its games on the shelf for Christmas. They are tackling the bottle neck on its production line “”As every publisher talks about shifting over to Wii it’s creating this crush of production right now at…

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Geometry Wars Galaxies flies into 2008 for Australia

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Chalk up another couple of games skipping the already busy holiday season. The duo of Geometry Wars games heading to the Wii and DS will be heading to Australia next year in January 2008. Geometry Wars: Galaxies, based on the XBLA are new and expanded…

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Nintendos eGames lineup is big, includes a Galaxy

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo “”won”” last years eGames as their stand was second to none and the chance to play the Wii for the first time (for some) was a main drawing point of going. This year Nintendos presence at the eGames will again be felt with some big un-release…

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Wii Ware games to feature downloadable content

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Stuart Garsed

Nothing is safe from microtransactions it seems. Bandai Namcos Mojipittan, a word based puzzle game, will be the first Wii Ware game to feature downloadable content. The content will feature items and stages that will expand the life time of the game….

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Guitar Hero III performs well for Activision, surprises no one

Posted  November 5, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In news that will surprise no one, Activision has announced that is has shipped more copies of Guitar Hero III than any other game in the companys history. Within the first seven days, consumer sell through was more than $100 million in North America …

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