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Nintendo 3DS western release date not outed by UK magazine

Contrary to internet rumblings, the western release date for Nintendo’s anticipated 3DS handheld remains unconfirmed and has not been accidentally outed by the latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine UK. Whilst Issue 62, dated December, features an extensive information blow-out regarding the handheld and what it holds for the future of portable gaming, there is no mention at all of the &...

Video Games Live announces line-up of 42 shows

Video Games Live has announced a list of 42 shows as the immersive concert event sets its sights on a worldwide tour throughout the course of the next 7 months, including venues across Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Attendees can look forward to a full orchestra, choir and solo performers presenting some of the most loved musical scores from the illustrious history of videogames. ...

THQ: Wii software sales revenue triples that of Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3

Whilst THQ may have reported losses of $47 million during their second quarter this year, sales figures that the publisher has revealed show that their Wii and DS offerings are far outpacing other formats with the Wii software alone tripling that of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 competitors. During the three months prior to September 30th, sales hit a total revenue of $77 million with a $34 million c...

Sonic Colours, Cooking Mama and Pokémon Ranger demos available to download

Nintendo have made three additions to the DS Download service, incorporating demos for yesterday’s release Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs and forthcoming releases Cooking Mama World: Hobbies & Fun and Sonic Colours. Each are due to be available for a number of weeks before being removed from the service, with details as follows: * Cooking Mama World Hobbies & Fun, (Available until ...

Goldeneye 007 maintains Metacritic rating of 81

Twenty-five reviews from established worldwide critics have placed Wii exclusive Goldeneye 007 with a particularly positive Metacritic rating of 81, with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterpart Blood Stone falling short at 63. Developer Eurocom are sure to be delighted with the re-imagining of the N64 classic having been so well received. Following initial scepticism from consumers that it would ne...

Man sent to jail having leaked Pokemon online

If you’re an enthusiastic Pokemon fan, beware! A man is currently being held in jail having been charged for leaking the identity of three new-additions to the Pokemon series ahead of the Japanese release of Pokemon Black/ White on September 18th. Makoto Sekiguchi was reportedly arrested on September 1st, having used his mobile phone to upload six pictures of the three Pokemon, which, at the...

Goldeneye 007 outselling Modern Warfare on Wii

It would seem that the re-imaging of Goldeneye 007 is far more tempting a purchase to Wii owners than that of last year’s blockbuster title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition, according to comments from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg during an investors meeting. Hirshberg comments, “This title has only been out for a few days, but it’s already out selling last year’s Modern War...

Spector: “I want to make [Mickey] a videogame hero on a par with the very best”

Anticipation is particularly rife for Mickey Mouse’s upcoming videogame outing, Disney’s Epic Mickey, yet veteran game developer Warren Spector is setting his sights particularly high for the iconic character’s gaming return – with hopes that Mickey will be on par with seasoned heavyweights Mario and Sonic. “Mickey Mouse has achieved the highest level of fame, fortune...

Rumour: Wii successor to be announced at E3 2011

Whilst it has previously been rumoured that worldwide chip-manufacturer Marvell Technology is to be the company that is to supply the CPU for Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS handheld, there is an even bigger piece of information that has surfaced. Chairman, President and CEO of the company, Dr. Sehat Sutardgja had attributed an increase in production of their Armada line to a “major customer p...

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs set for European release this Friday

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, the third instalment within the series, is due to release across Europe this Friday for Nintendo DS. Within, players will once again take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger as they are tasked with protecting the new region of Oblivia from the nasty Pokémon Pinchers with the help of your partner, Ukulele Pichu. In order to stop the count down to the end of the world and...

Gameboy voted No. 3 in TiME’s Top 100 Gadgets

TiME have listed their Top 100 Gadgets released since 1923 with users have voted the Gameboy as the third most influential, falling behind the Apple iPod and Amazon Kindle. More interestingly however, is that neither the hugely successful Wii or DS even made the list, let alone current-generation consoles from rivals Microsoft and Sony. I guess it all depends on what is classified as a ‘Gadg...

Nintendo: “There’s no way [Zelda] could beat Mario” in the NES days

During the latest Iwata Asks, which focusses on the birth of the NES and the Super Mario series, Hiroshi Imanishi, who previously held the role of Director and General Manager for Corporate Communications Division at Nintendo, shed some light on why the company initially only licensed Mario for promotion. “I think another big factor was the birth of the character business. Super Mario Bros. ...

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