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New details on Speed Racer for Nintendo DS and Wii

Posted  February 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Warner Bros Interactive Australia has today sent us the first details on the upcoming Wachowski Bros. Film, Speed Racer. The game is set in a fantasy world where car culture is the culture. The game is set to come to the PS2, Wii and DS, with the Wii …

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Panasonic plans Wii Remote proof plasma screen

Posted  February 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In one of those stories you never thought you would read, it seems that Panasonic is prepping to release a Wii Remote-proof TV. The TV, which will have a sprayed on protective surface that can absorb up to four joules of kinetic energy. Sadly, the TV …

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Activision files patent for DJ Hero

Posted  February 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While Guitar Hero has been a hit and continues to sell most incredibly, it seems that Activision is not resting on its laurels and are putting their plan together to expand the Hero franchise, with the registration of the trademark DJ Hero. The tradem…

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Aussie No More Heroes Review

Posted  February 16, 2008  by  James Mitchell

Controversy is something you usually find in the video gaming industry, particularly with the most recent of titles. One of the more notable controversial titles released in 2005 was Killer7, a game written by famed Japanese producer Goichi Suda, know…

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Wii tops US Market in January, DS shortages hit hard

Posted  February 16, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The NPD results for America in January have been released and it has shaken up this week, as shortages on many systems play havoc with the placing. However, that didnt stop the Wii being on top with 274,000 consoles sold. Secondly was the Playstation …

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Aerosmith to Rock Guitar Hero

Posted  February 16, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In one of the worst kept secrets in quite some time, Activision has announced that they have teamed up with Rock Band Aerosmith for a special edition of Guitar Hero, aptly named Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. The first Guitar Hero game to focus on one band (…

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Sonic Unleashed (Wii) Review

Posted  February 15, 2008  by  Toby Mizzi

Sonic, the famous blue hedgehog, was once a pinnacle in gaming. In the golden era of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming machines, Sonic stood shoulder to shoulder with Mario in terms of popularity. As the years have passed, Sega have struggled to develop a Sonic…

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Analyst expects new Nintendo console by 2010

Posted  February 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Industry analyst, Pacific Crest Securities, have predicted that both the successors to Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 will be arriving sometime in 2010. The firm further predicts that sales will hit their peak during 2010, a year in which new tec…

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Sega week rolls around this VC update

Posted  February 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

And with another Friday comes another Virtual Console update. With today’s update, we’re given the opportunity to savor the likes of Phantasy Star 2 and Eternal Champions, two titles for the Mega Drive at the usual price point of 800 points. Originall…

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Rainbow Studios and THQ bring Deadly Creatures to Wii

Posted  February 13, 2008  by  James Mitchell

THQ have announced a brand new title for Nintendo’s Wii console. Made by Rainbow Studios, the group responsible for the MX & ATV motorcross series on the PS2. Deadly Creatures is an entirely new and original action thriller title targeted for the Wii …

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New details and screens of Spore DS

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While we have seen Spore on the PC for years the DS version has been an enigma hiding in the shadows, but now this is no longer the case as new pictures of the game have emerged. In a new interview with Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore, it h…

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Ubisoft to open studio in Singapore

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Ubisoft has announced plans to open a new studio in Singapore as part of its expansion into Asia. The 18th development studio in Singapore will open its doors later this year with a core team of Ubisoft veterans training the initial team. Once up to s…

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EA Announces partnership with Hasbro

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

EA have partnered up with Hasbro to release Family-Oriented games on the Wii and DS, hoping for Families to “”build relationships through digital entertainment with some of worlds greatest brands””. Among the brands that are expected to hit later in t…

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Race Driver GRID heading to the Nintendo DS

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Atari has sent word that Race Driver GRID will be heading to the Nintendo DS this winter along with the PC and home console versions. While usually marketed in Australia as V8 Supercars, the Race Driver games have been around for a while. The previous…

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EA and Maxis unveil new My Sims titles.

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

EA is rolling out the game announcements this week with the company today announcing several new Sims games for various platforms. Included in the announcement is that MySims will be returning to the Nintendo DS and Wii with two games for each platfor…

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Spore finally given a release date!

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

A game that many thought would become vapourware due to delay after delay and a minimal amount of information being released, Spore has finally been given a release date. It will be available on the 7th of September, 2008 on PC, Mac, Nintendo DS and m…

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Ubisoft outlines Q1 dates for Australia – Square Enix games abound too

Posted  February 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Ubisoft Australia has sent through its latest release schedule and as they are the distributor for Square games it also contains a fair few of their games. Of note is CSI Hard Evidence for the Wii coming 20th of March 2007. In fact, most games are hea…

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels (Wii) Review

Posted  February 11, 2008  by  Theo Georga

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels is a one-on-one fighting game that fails to meet its full potential due to the limitations of the Wii remote. The game is well crafted and technically proficient effort, featuring excellent stylised g…

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Super Smash Bros Brawl passes 1 million sales in Japan

Posted  February 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

New figures have revealed that Super Smash Bros Brawl has now passed the magic 1 million mark in Japan. The game has passed the mark in just 11 days since it’s launch and it is now the fastest Wii game to reach the million mark. The fastest previously…

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Iwata Asks: Miyamoto on Wii Fit and more

Posted  February 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo’s Ask Iwata series is still continuing on. This time, the Nintendo president sits down with Sigeru Miyamoto to talk about the concept behind Wii Fit and more. Wii Fit stems back to when Miyomoto joined Nintendo. When he turned 40, he realised…

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Ubisoft says go for a walk, buy My Weight Loss Coach

Posted  February 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Ubisoft says that your life needs improving and to that end have created a series of game titles such as My French Coach, My Spanish Coach and My Word Coach. The games have been big hits for the company in the last year, but now Ubisoft thinks that yo…

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Factor 5 reveals new details on Wii project

Posted  February 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Factor 5 President, Julian Eggebrecht has given IGN an update to just exactly what their progress is for their ultra-secret Wii Project. The project, which of course can’t be revelead in full yet, will live up to Factor 5’s legacy of getting the most …

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EA Australia responds to missing online in Medal of Honor Heroes 2

Posted  February 10, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo/EA_Australia_responds_to_missing_online_in_MOH_Heroes_2′;Last week Medal of Honor Heroes 2 was released for the Wii down under. People who had bought the Australian version of the game found that it was indeed miss…

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Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation Of Heroes (Wii) Review

Posted  February 9, 2008  by  James Mitchell

It’s a shame that licensing is such a barrier to some games being released outside of Japan. It’s also a shame when that particular game is something that appeals not only to the hardcore demographic of that genre, but also offers the abil…

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New LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures screens

Posted  February 7, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Activision has been kind enough to send some new information about LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures our way as well as a new batch of screens. Pulling from all three movies the game, like its Star Wars cousins, will take a tongue in cheek v…

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