With just a few months to go before this titanic saga of swords slams into store shelves, we have been blessed with an awe-inspiring trailer. Delving into the core concepts behind the plot of Ninety-Nine Nights, this new trailer highlights some details of the coming apocalypse caused by the shattering of the "The
Friday 26 May 2006
A Singstar-style game could be on its way to Wii after it emerged that Nintendo has registered the domain name, wiikaraoke.com.
While Nintendo hasn't confirmed any plans for such a game, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see a karaoke title released for Wii - the success of Sony's Singstar has demonstrated that an invitation to croon is an excellent way of getting the whole family interested in games.
The possible existence of a singalong game has also sparked speculation
Thursday 25 May 2006
Nintendo has announced the launch price for Wii for the US and Japan but sadly hasn't revealed how much the console will cost in Europe or the UK.
In a statement released today, is was revealed that the price of Wii "will not exceed $250 in America or 25,000 yen in Japan" but all that was said about the European launch was that it will have a "similar, affordable price".
To give you a bit of guide how much it could be, $250 works out at £134 while 25,000 yen is
Thursday 25 May 2006
When Nintendo announced that its next-gen console would be called Wii - instead of its long-standing codename, Revolution - it wasn't just the unsuspecting gaming world that found it hard to swallow. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, thought it was all a bit odd as well.
Like most people he was quite happy with the original name. Talking to cnn.com he revealed that he felt that "the name Revolution was very appropriate to what we were doing".
Monday 22 May 2006
Nintendo has announced Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends Edition, a new pup pack for its cutesy and insanely popular DS puppy raising game, which is due for release on 16 June.
The new version allows gamers to raise a Dalmatian puppy - training it using the microphone and stylus to perform tricks - and then enter it into competitions to earn prize money.
The new edition will contain 20 different breeds of puppy, 14 of which have to be unlocked. The Dalmatian was one of the
The next-gen version of Need For Speed was briefly sighted at E3, but like most racers, it flew by at breakneck speed. Shown in a tiny four-second-long trailer as part of the Sony presentation, a small video clip revealed very little more than the name, the logo and that the game would have cars in it.
Picture the scene, a darkened screen appears and an EA logo whooshes into view. As it fades, a car - only dimly visible in the next-gen gloom - flicks on its headlights revealing many dust
It's no small task to create a sequel to a massively popular, jaw-droppingly detailed, brilliantly designed, only slightly less than perfectly executed role-playing game like the original Neverwinter Nights. Luckily, this game's developers look well up to the task. Basing its game system on the latest Dungeons & Dragons rules (version 3.5), Neverwinter Nights 2 expands on the original in some ways, while streamlining it in
Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift
Friday 12 May 2006
If you're still trying to get your head round just how Wii will work, hopefully theses videos of E3 attendees getting to grips with the remote should help.
Taken on the E3 show floor, we've got footage of gamers tackling the best Wii has to offer by waving the remote around to the following games:
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (AVI, 12.1MB) - right-click to download
Tackling the minigame mayhem by using the remote in a number of different ways. Just before the start of each game
Friday 12 May
Two pictures taken five minutes apart on the last morning of E3 tell some of the story of this year's event.
As soon as the doors opened this morning crowds ran to Nintendos stand to get their hands on Wii. Queues immediately built up with gamers eager to get to grips with Nintendo's new remote and sample the varied delights of WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Metroid Prime 3, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy.
This being the first time Wii is playable it's