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Ubisoft reveals new Prince of Persia coming soon

Posted  January 23, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In Ubisofts quarterly financial statement it was revealed that there will be a new Prince of Persia game in the 2008-2009 fiscal year which means we can expect to see it some time in between April this year and March 2009. No mention of platforms was …

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Reminder: Mario Kart DS Tournament on Wi-Fi Friday TONIGHT!

Posted  January 23, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Just a reminder that to kick off a new year we are holding a return of Wi-Fi Fridays! This Australia-Day eve we are holding a classic Mario Kart DS Tournament and there are even prizes for the winner. While Mario Kart DS is being played it doesnt mean…

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Dementium: The Ward (DS) Review

Posted  January 21, 2008  by  James Mitchell

The horror genre was a dying genre in the world of video gaming, especially last year, where there was little released comparitively to other years. It seems though, that with 2008 that the horror genre seems to be making a massive comeback. With Alon…

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All (DS) Review

Posted  January 21, 2008  by  James Mitchell

There are several lifetime situations that you would never have thought would get made into a video game, because many people simply don\’t think they would fit, and consequently publishers just don\’t see them as viable. With the second release of th…

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Satoru Iwata interviews Smash Bros developer Masahiro Sakurai

Posted  January 21, 2008  by  Sean Jones

Nintendo Present Satoru Iwata has commenced a series of interviews with Brawl creator Masahiro Sakurai that will discuss the creation and development of the biggest Nintendo game of 2008. The interview will cover the E3 debacle in 2005 to the games ea…

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Australian Guitar Hero 3 Wii replacement program details

Posted  January 21, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While it’s a taken a little while, Activision Australia have been kind enough today to inform of us of their plans for Australian (and New Zealand) replacement copies of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for Wii. In case you missed it any Guitar Hero I…

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Vookcast Episode 31 Fresh for 2008

Posted  January 20, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Vookcast Episode 31 is here to kick off the New Year! Join us for the usual segments including a quick recap on news, release dates, games played. This week we also introduce a new segment and reveal at long last the 2007 GOTY award winners. The winne…

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Activision now #1 publisher in United States

Posted  January 18, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Activision has thrown its hat into the we had a good year ring announcing that it is now the #1 console and handheld publisher in the United States. The company was helped into this position due to Guitar Hero III and Call of Duty 4. Activision has in…

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Nintendo dominates December US video game sales

Posted  January 18, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The final month of 2007 sales are in from the US and the sales are huge all around but even bigger for our favourite handheld. We are of course talking about the Nintendo DS which topped the hardware sales with 2.47 million units sold in the period. D…

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New details on seldom seen Wii Music

Posted  January 18, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Apart from a quick glimpse at the 2006 E3 Expo, Wii Music has not been seen around much however some new details on the game have been revealed. As expected and as seen in the demo, music from classic Nintendo franchises will be present in a mix of ne…

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1080 Snowboarding hits Aussie Virtual Console

Posted  January 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Another friday, another new set of games to refresh the Wii Shopping Channel. This week joining the shop is 1080 Snowboarding for the Nintendo 64, first released in 1998. 1080 has been praised as being one of the best Snowboarding games, even winning …

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Mario and Sonic top Weekly Aussie Charts (w/e 13th Jan)

Posted  January 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Weekly Highlights: After last weeks crazy charts, some level of normality has returned to the weekly Aussie charts. Taking top spot is Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, which just continues to sell and sell. Bravo! Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360 stops …

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The Golden Compass (DS) Review

Posted  January 16, 2008  by  Theo Georga

The Golden Compass on the Nintendo DS is a poor game. Unimaginative puzzles separate by-the-numbers platforming and simplistic stealth gameplay sections to create yet another poorly made licensed video game. Everything about The Golden Compass on the …

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DS approaches one million down under, Wii closes in on 300,000

Posted  January 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Australia has today updated us on its sales figures for the Wii and Nintendo DS in Australia, as well as the top games for each console. Since launch, the Nintendo DS has now sold 988,168 units Down Under in just under its Third anniversary. …

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Ubisoft detail Assassins Creed Altar’s Chronicles for DS

Posted  January 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Ubisoft has sent us some new information on the Nintendo DS version of Assassins Creed, subtitled Altair Chronicles. The game is a prequel to the console version released last year. In this game, you discover more about the games protagonist, Altair. …

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Nintendo talks Wii Fit, WiiWare and Smash Bros at GDC

Posted  January 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The organisers of this years Games Developers Conference have announced that Nintendo will be speaking at this years event on three separate occasions on three different topics. Topic number one will be the development of Wii Fit. Titled Wii Fit: Crea…

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Smash Bros Brawl receives perfect score from Famitsu

Posted  January 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://www.digg.com/nintendo/Smash_Bros_Brawl_receives_perfect_score_from_Famitsu';Super Smash Bros Brawl is now the 7th title to take away a perfect score from Japanese Magazine Famitsu. In new scans unveiled today the magazine has given …

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Smash Bros Brawl delayed in the U.S and Japan

Posted  January 14, 2008  by  Sean Jones

In news sure to upset millions of Wii fans Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers Brawl has been delayed until March 9th, a month after its February 10th date. The game has been pushed back because of delays with completing the game. While this is disappoint…

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Two new Sales and Marketing Executives for Nintendo

Posted  January 14, 2008  by  Toby Mizzi

Not the most interesting of news, but Nintendo have announced two new members of its sales and marketing team in Nintendo’s new Bay Area offices in California. Denise Kaigler (replacing Perrin Kaplin), who will start from Feburary 18th, becomes vice p…

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Post Christmas sales wreck havok on Weekly Aussie Sales

Posted  January 14, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Weekly Highlights: Just when you thought the Australian gaming charts were getting better, the world throws you the first week of the year when quality games run out. When that happens beware because barely any quality games remain in the Weekly chart…

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Factor 5 developing new Wii game

Posted  January 14, 2008  by  Toby Mizzi

An interview with Factor 5 president, Julian Eggebrecht, has revealed that Factor 5 have at least one Wii project in the works. Details were minimal but it was mentioned that it will NOT be a Virtual Console game and that the Rouge Squadron graphics e…

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Flower, Sun, and Rain (DS) Review

Posted  January 11, 2008  by  James Mitchell

Flower, Sun and Rain is quite possibly the hardest game Ive ever had to review. On one hand, I absolutely enjoyed the game and thought it offered an amazingly abstract experience, a far cry from most of the titles on the shelves these days. On the oth…

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Details on Bioware’s Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Posted  January 11, 2008  by  Sean Jones

Last year we were all shocked by the news that Knights of the Old Republic developers Bioware were going to develop a Sonic RPG of all things. While still as skeptic as if Nintendo were making a Halo game a few details have been revealed about the gam…

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StarTropics and Alien Storm hit Aussie Virtual Console

Posted  January 10, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Another Friday rolls by and another Virtual Console Friday is here. Two games this week, first off is StarTropics from the NES. StarTropics is a strange title in that Nintendo only previously released it in North America and Europe. The second title i…

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The Wii becomes official console of the 2008 Australian Open

Posted  January 10, 2008  by  Vooks Staff

Ever wanted to compete in the Australian Open? Well now you can thanks to Nintendo. Nintendo Australia has announced they are the Official Gaming Console Supplier of the 2008 Australian Open. While you won’t be able to enter the real thing, attendees …

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