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Avatar: The Legend of Aang The Burning Earth Wii Review

Posted  December 11, 2007  by  Dale Neville

Avatar the last Airbender: The Burning Earth is the videogame tie-in to the second series of the successful Nickelodeon cartoon of the same name. However, rather than take the chance to immerse the player in the wonderful world of elemental bending th…

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Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Wii Review

Posted  December 11, 2007  by  Sean Jones

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground, the latest iteration in the long running series proves two things. Firstly, if a game was not built from the ground up to take full use of the platforms controls then it should stick to what it knows. Secondly, familiarity …

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General

Vookcast Episode 29 is here Helping you through the tough times

Posted  December 11, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The 29th Vookcast has gone LIVE. Rejoining the mix is Spirit3 along with co-host Flamecondor and regular (as well as Web King) Vook. This week they discuss mergers, shortages, delays (again) and Guitar Heroes issues. Some more impressions on Super Ma…

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Nintendo claim DS best selling system in the US for 2007

Posted  December 11, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has begun the gloating season a bit early today declaring that the Nintendo DS will be the top selling system of the year in the US. More than 6 million of our favourite portable have sold this year in America and according to Nintendo that i…

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Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth (Wii) Review

Posted  December 10, 2007  by  Dale Neville

Avatar the last Airbender: The Burning Earth is the videogame tie-in to the second series of the successful Nickelodeon cartoon of the same name. However, rather than take the chance to immerse the player in the wonderful world of elemental bending th…

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Nintendo updates Wii Shopping and Photo channels

Posted  December 10, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has enabled another system update for the Wii, which you will be prompted to download next time you visit the shopping channel. The new update adds a new look to Wii Shopping Channel TV icon and animation and the gifting facility to send frie…

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Manhunt 2 UK appeal successful

Posted  December 10, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Manhunt 2 has been getting alot of negative press lately, having not been released in PAL-land and submitted for approval by the BBFC almost 3 times. Luckily though, today, all that has seemed to change because Manhunt 2 has finally got the greenlight…

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Wii shortages for Australia expected

Posted  December 10, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

With the advent of the festive season, many lucky people are scrambling to secure their own Nintendo Wii, and in the light of such demand a shortage has arised. However, Nintendo Australia’s managing director Rose Lappin has come out and made a statem…

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Virtual Console

Oh snap – Pokemon Snap released early on PAL Virtual Console

Posted  December 10, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

As well as todays Wii system update Nintendo have released Pokmon Snap on to the Virtual Console for PAL users. The game has arrived outside of its normal day probably due to the system update. The Pokmon Snap VC release has the suprising ability to p…

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Wrestling

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 (DS) Review

Posted  December 9, 2007  by  Sam K

Well its that time of the year Ladies and Gentlemen. No, its not the Main Event; its time for yet another WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw title from THQ. SvR2008 marks the franchises debut on the DS, being developed by AMAZE Entertainment. For their first outi…

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Todays Virtual Console update for US brings ""Gifting"" feature

Posted  December 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Along with todays Virtual Console update today in the US, Nintendo has announced that later today they will also be enabling the Gifting feature in the Wii Shop Channel. This new Gifting facility allows you to send games to other Wii owners; but only …

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WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 DS Review

Posted  December 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Well its that time of the year Ladies and Gentlemen. No, its not the Main Event; its time for yet another WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw title from THQ. SvR2008 marks the franchises debut on the DS, being developed by AMAZE Entertainment. For their first outi…

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No More Heroes has blood no more

Posted  December 8, 2007  by  Toby Mizzi

The upcoming game from Killer 7 developers Suda 51, No More Hereos, has been censored for release outside America. After playing the European version of the game, gaming website Games Radar have reported that the European and Japanese versions of the …

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Wii Shortages prompt changes to UK advertising

Posted  December 8, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

There is no denying that the Wii is selling faster than you can say Super Mario Galaxy on a world scale. So much so is this the case that Nintendo is switching Wii ads over to marketing the Nintendo DS. A Nintendo UK spokesperson has denied that all a…

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Virtual Console Friday for December 7th – One year later!

Posted  December 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its been one year since the Wii and its Virtual Console has launched, every Friday weve been here updating the news for you and of course this week its no different. So what special games do we have for this weeks anniversary? First off it is Sega wee…

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Nintendo Europe says Q2 dates not final, Smash still on the way?

Posted  December 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed its Q1 and Q2 release schedule for Europe, with a lack of Smash Bros Brawl shocking and worrying many people. However, Nintendo has now spoken up and said that the Q2 part of the release list may not be final. Along wi…

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Brawl not due in Europe until after June 08?

Posted  December 6, 2007  by  Stuart Garsed

Heres some news which is sure to induce rage in some people. The Nintendo release schedule for Europe for Q1/Q2 has been sent out and there was no mention of Brawl anywhere. Videogamer.com got in contact with Nintendo of Europe to find out whats going…

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Disk returns planned for mono Guitar Hero III for Wii

Posted  December 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

When gamers took home their brand-spanking-new Guitar Hero 3 Bundles for Wii, they happily read on the box that the game supported Stereo and Dolby Pro Logic II Surround-Sound standards. Their joy turned to anger as it trickled out that the game’s sou…

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General

Wii celebrates its 1st Birthday down under A Year in Recap

Posted  December 5, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Exactly one year ago today, the Nintendo Wii launched in Australia. To celebrate the consoles first birthday we have put together a list of all the major headlines that we have covered this year. From the launch and the associated drought, to the dela…

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Nintendo Australia clarify ’2 weeks’ quote regarding releases

Posted  December 5, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Yesterday a quote from an article in The Age brought about some potential good news regarding Australian release dates for Nintendo games. The article, which was speaking to Nintendo Australia boss Rose Lappin, had quoted Ms Lappin as saying …the co…

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Super Mario Galaxy tops the Aussie Weekly Charts

Posted  December 5, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This weeks highlights: To no ones surprise, Super Mario Galaxy has topped the game chart this week. The real question remains, with the hectic holidays season just beginning, whether it can hold onto the spot or will it drift away like so many other g…

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Card & Board Games

Jenga World Tour (DS) Review

Posted  December 4, 2007  by  Theo Georga

When it comes to converting board and table games into video game form, there are some games that just shouldn\’t get further than a suggestion at a brainstorming session. Unfortunately, Jenga: World Tour on the Nintendo DS is one of them…

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More details about Ghostbusters Wii appear

Posted  December 4, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The crew at IGN have been lucky and have received some more tid-bits about the highly anticipated Ghostbusters game that was revealed not so long ago. Red fly studios, the creators of the Wii version of the game, have been nice enough to share a bit m…

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Vookcast Episode 28 is here Galaxy, Gamespot and Giggles edition

Posted  December 4, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its been a while, but Vookcast Episode 28 is finally here! Join the team of Flamecondor, Borgster, Ninja Catfish and Vook as we go over the weeks big news, discuss Wii Fits launch in Japan, the debacle that is Gamespot/Eidos saga, give our impressions…

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Nintendo Australia working toward 2 week release date difference

Posted  December 4, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

There is no hiding the anger amongst Australian Nintendo fans regarding delays of local release dates compared with that of the United States and Japan. Weve complained before and Nintendo have responded, but now Nintendo Australia has made the most …

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