Friday 15 December 2006
Nintendo has now shifted an impressive haul of Wii consoles since its launch last Friday, with an astonishing 325,000 sold in the first two days, making Wii the most popular console ever released in the UK. But at the same time, reports of over-enthusiastic gamers breaking the Wii-mote wrist strap has seen Nintendo respond by offering a new, stronger strap in a free exchange.
But this is not a recall: "Nintendo is not recalling any of the Wii wrist straps for its motion
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Whether its new outfits in Laras wardrobe in Croft Manor, having your players ride ostriches on the pitch in PES6 or that funny-for-about-10-seconds big head mode that seems to crop up in every American sports game, cheats are an integral part of the gaming experience.
Unlockable extras, new characters or invincibility and hidden areas – little tricks that can give you the edge over your mates and hidden gems that bring a special kind of joy to every gamer when
Aug 31, 2007
If you weren't one of the 185,000 people lucky enough to be at the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany last week, your eyeballs will no doubt be itching to see what it was like. So, for your viewable pleasuring we've crammed five days of intensely fatiguing fun into a hectic three minute movie, featuring games, girls and plenty of good times. The event was a blast, successfully blending enough geeky indulgence to keep us hooked for the duration, while also creating the feel good
Sept 18, 2007
He's created some of the biggest, most important games in the known universe, but what is the secret of Shigeru Miyamoto's success? In a hefty 'chat' with old friend Shigesato Itoi (the creator of RPG series, Mother), Nintendo president and self-confessed researcher of Miyamoto studies, Satoru Iwata, offers a fascinating insight into some of the magic that makes the Mario man so special.
From Miyamoto's unique approach to game design to his "left-prefrontal-oriented elaborate
6 Nov 2007
Inspired by the latest comic offering from the always entertaining Penny Arcade folks (which imagines Assassin's Creed mangled with Animal Crossing to make Assassin's Crossing), we've concocted some of our own harebrained gaming hybrids.
Using two components - one part Nintendo game, one part A.N. Other - to make a single title that's never going to be made in a million years, here are half-a-dozen fantasy gaming cocktails for your mild amusement.
Note: Unfortunately we possess
16 Nov, 2007
Sometimes we like adverts. As long as they're clever. Or arty. Or have got monkeys in. Or ladies that look like they want to touch us in the pants. They're all pretty good. The other kind of advert that we like are old ones. Even if they're completely rubbish - and mostly they are - they still hold a certain irresistible, nostalgic charm. And we're sure 'veteran' gamers will feel inclined to agree as they browse the next few pages, where we've generously gathered a veritable
Nov 23, 2007
It's sad to think, but there simply are some people out there who put your own gaming skills to shame. They're impossibly good, unthinkably quick and mindbogglingly crafty.
Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can at least enjoy their high-skills thrills vicariously. So here's 10 of the world's greatest gamers, all displaying the sort of abilities that make us weep at our inadequacy. Enjoy!
Nov 30, 2007
Forget the talk about PlayStation 3 being in trouble, Xbox 360 pasting the opposition or Nintendo's Wii standing clear of the console war fracas. According to EA main man John Riccitiello, the console conflict is far from resolved, and the spoils could yet be won by any of the three offerings.
"It looked like it might have been a two-horse race," Riccitiello points out - hinting that Nintendo and Microsoft's hardware horses were the ones to watch - "but it's clearly a three-horse
Dec 03, 07
Major game publishers Activison (Tony Hawk, Call Of Duty) and Vivendi/Blizzard (WoW, Crash, Sypro) have merged into one mega company eclipsing Electronic Arts as the world's biggest games publisher.
The power-shifting deal is worth $18.9 billion and sees the two form into Activision Blizzard, 'the world's largest pure-play online and console game publisher'.
You can see straight away from the name then that Activision's motives are clearly for the World of Warcraft cash bounty,
Dec 21, 2007
If, like us, you've found the past 12 months have streaked by like a greased missile, leaving you not a quiet moment to take stock of what's actually happened, then we have the answer. Or at least, we have the answer for you if the question on your lips was "what were the biggest OhMyGod news stories of 2007?".
So on the following pages you'll find this year's most OMFG moments. The announcements that sent us crosseyed with excitement, the scandals that boggled our poor brains,