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Guitar Hero III breaks 5 million

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  James Mitchell

Guitar Hero 3 is quickly overtaking the records that its predecessors set, with over 5 million copies being sold between all platforms. Activision have stated that Guitar Hero 3 has managed to outdo its predecessor, Guitar Hero 2, by selling almost fo…

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Wii

Boosting our way soon: Nitrobike (Wii) Preview

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Originally planned for release last year, Nitrobike was held back until earlier this year, so they could miss the Holiday Rush and it looks like it has worked. Nitrobike has caught a few peoples attention, so we would we would take a longer, closer lo…

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Wii

Majesco announces Our House, new game for Wii

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Majesco has announced a new game for the Wii today that allows you to turn your Wii Remote into an ultimate creation tool that will allow you to design, build and decorate your own home which you can then share online. Few things are as exciting as bu…

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OFLC reveals more import games heading to Virtual Console

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The Australia Classification board has updated again and published more games getting a release outside of Japan for sometime in the future. Firstly is the SNES sequel to Milon’s Secret Castle, titled Do Re Mi Fantasy: Milon No Dokidoki Daibouken. Joi…

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Wii

Smash Update: Captain Olimar and Pikmin join the Brawl

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Revealed in todays smash update on the Smash Bros Dojo is a new playable character, and as the title of our story suggests it’s Olimar and his Pikmin friends. Captain Olimar joins the fray with five colours of Pikmin as well. He plucks Pikmin from the…

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Wii

Nintendo wins Emmy for a second year in a row

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has again taken away an Emmy Award for the second year in a row. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has honoured Nintendo for their excellence in engineering creativity. The award again is for the Wii and specifically for the …

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Wii

Bully: Scholarship Edition heads down under in March

Posted  January 8, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Rockstar Games have finally lifted the lid on the release date for their updated Bully game, known as Bully: Scholarship Edition. Never heard of Bully? That’s because it was released as Canis Canem Edit in Australia & Europe. Bully: Scholarship Editio…

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General

Nintendo Australia outlines February releases, Brawl MIA

Posted  January 6, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While Nintendos January release list is already known (see right of website) February has been a mystery until now. We have learnt today the release dates for all the major Nintendo DS and Wii games for February. First up is Advance Wars: Dark Conflic…

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DS

Nintendo clarifies comments on DS downloadable games

Posted  January 4, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Contrary to a report only a few days ago from the New York Times, Nintendo will not be releasing full downloadable DS games through the Wii. The report was a misunderstanding referring to the DS demo download service confirmed by Nintendo some many mo…

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Wii

Beenox talks development of new James Bond game on Wii

Posted  January 4, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Beenox a long time Activision development studio is currently working on Wii version of the latest James Bond game but have come out and said that despite working on a non-original franchise they feel that they can put their own stamp on their games. …

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Wii

Activision kicks off Guitar Hero III Wii replacement program

Posted  January 4, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Activision has started it’s disc replacement program for the previously mono only Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock for Wii. The remastered discs will be available soon but if North Americans want a fixed copy they can phone Activision for notification….

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Wii

THQ announces Wall-e heading to all consoles

Posted  January 3, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

THQ have announced today their plans to release a video game based on the upcoming Disney Pixar flick, Wall-e. The Wall-e video game is expected to be released this year, naturally coinciding with the Australian release of the film from the makers of …

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Virtual Console

Harvest Moon kicks of the 2008 Virtual Console updates

Posted  January 3, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

After having a brief break, Nintendo has flipped the switch back on the Virtual Console for another year. The first and only game out this week is SNES cult favourite Harvest Moon. First released in 1998, the version released today is the first game i…

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DS

Full downloadable games on the way to Nintendo DS

Posted  January 2, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed in a recent interview that Nintendo plans to offer full games for download to Nintendo DS consoles. While demos have been offered for the system since launch back in late 2004/early 2005, Nintendo has finally broken the s…

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Wii

Rock Band still not confirmed for Wii

Posted  January 2, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Despite the CEO of Harmonix saying that there was absolutely a chance that Guitar Hero competitor, Rock Band, could head to the Wii, it seems this may not be the case after all. Despite the availability of a PS2, an EA representative (EA being the pub…

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Glory Days 2 (DS) Review

Posted  December 30, 2007  by  David Owens

For a system that seems so perfect for a genre that needs the swift use of a cursor, there have been surprisingly few ventures so far into the RTS genre. Yes we have the excellent Advance Wars DS, the worthy-of-a-mention Age of Empires, and of course …

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Virtual Console

Japanese Virtual Console schedule for January released

Posted  December 27, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has posted their January release dates for the Japanese Virtual console. It gives other territories an idea to what we might be getting here as well. First up for the NES is a previously JP/EU title in Devil World, Hudsons Master Takahashi’s …

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General

Midway to have fewer games in future to boost quality

Posted  December 27, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Midway has had a few lean years of late, and it has not been helped this year with some dud games and some good games having dud sales. However, the company is repositioning itself with CEO David Zucker saying in a recent interview that the company is…

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General

Vookcast Episode 30 The Christmas Spectacular out now!

Posted  December 26, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

It’s time for the 30th episode of Vookcast, our recorded before Christmas but released after Christmas spectacular! In this episode we cover all the late year news, wrap up and appraise the prosperous year the Nintendo DS has had compared to others. W…

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General

Nintendo Australia grants girl a Christmas Wish

Posted  December 25, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Australia has given a Taylor Smith a special Christmas by donating a Wii to her. Since birth, she has suffered from the degenerative muscle disease arthrogryposis. The disease means she has no muscles in her arms, which makes everyday tasks t…

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Virtual Console

Double Trouble heads to Virtual Console early

Posted  December 25, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In the spirit of Christmas, Nintendo has released to the finale to the Donkey Kong Country trilogy early. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble puts you in the role of Diddys girlfriend Dixie and Kiddy Kong on an adventure to rescue Donke…

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Platformer

Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Review

Posted  December 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

How does one review Super Mario Galaxy? After all, what you’re looking at is without a doubt the most anticipated Wii title to be released this year and the game is surrounded with enough hype to go toe-to-toe with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight …

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Wii

Megaman creator says no Mega Man in Brawl…Yet

Posted  December 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Megaman creator Keiji Inafune has said in a new podcast that despite the wishes of many, Mega Man is not in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Well, I really do love Super Smash Brothers. Its a great seriesbut, Nintendo hasnt asked me yet if they can use Me…

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Wii

Our Mega Super Mario Galaxy review

Posted  December 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

How does one review Super Mario Galaxy? After all, what youre looking at is without a doubt the most anticipated Wii title to be released this year and the game is surrounded with enough hype to go toe-to-toe with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes…

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Minigame Compilation

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) Review

Posted  December 21, 2007  by  Anthony F

Mario and Sonic write a new chapter in videogame history by teaming up together for the first time in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. At a glance the game has amazing potential to attract people of all cultures, ages and gaming skill and contr…

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