Ricky Gervais... not a gamer
Wired News got a chance to sit down with Ricky Gervais - one of the men behind The Office, as well as the recent HBO series Extras - about his throughts on video games and technology, given his appearance in Scarface: The World is Yours. If you read it for no other reason, it's always amusing to read what famous non-gamers think about games. Well, that, and Gervais is extremely witty. Wired News asks, "Did they show you what your video game character looked like?"
What began as a bizarre shot in the dark has fast become one of the biggest success stories in video games. Even though its first six months were rough and questionable, the DS currently owns the handheld market, and with good reason. There's literally something for everyone on the dual-screened portable, and its beautiful cosmetic makeover (known as the DS Lite) made the device all the more palatable to hardcore and casual gamers alike. With its mixture of brain teasing puzzle games,
Wii wins in Japan
Japanese game site eg has posted up sales numbers for the Japanese Wii launch, which took place last Saturday, December 2. The numbers actually cover the launch day as well as Sunday, December 3 - a whole weekend of Wii. Over the two days, 350,358 consoles were sold, with the biggest-selling game being Wii Sports (which isn't packed in the box in Japan.) Wii Play, which comes out in January here, was number two, with Twilight Princess in third place. All told, 631,480 games
Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, founders of tabletop-battling company Games Workshop, have announced plans to bring their supremely successful Fighting Fantasy adventure book series to PSP and DS. The re-imagined adventures will be playable in "a new way," according to Livingstone, providing "bite-sized chunks of gameplay."
As yet, no developer has signed up for the task, although it's clear from Livingstone's comments that the return of Fighting Fantasy won't be in the same form as the
See Cooking Mama on Wii
Majesco has already announced a US release for Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Wii, a new edition of the way too cute cooking sim that hit the DS earlier this year (check out our DS Cooking Mama review if you're curious.) It'll hit sometime early next year. Today, Game Watch brings us the first screenshots of the Wii version - if you'd like to see them for yourself, just click through to the story (and scroll past the Japanese text.) It looks... a lot like the DS version.
Mix Lumines II and win
Want to win a trip to the Winter Music Conference and meet Junkie XL? Head over to the official Lumines II site and use its online remixing tool to create your own music video. If it's good enough, you might just win a trip to the dance music conference. If it's not, you can still send your pathetic efforts to your friends to be scoffed at. Either way, you can waste a few minutes dicking around with the irritating flash site, and that's better than working, isn't it?
Laharl's back again
Today, top-notch online game retailer NCS has posted up a brand new printing of PS2 cult-classic Disgaea. Used copies of this game have hit as high as $100 on eBay in recent months, so it's exciting to see the off-the-wall strategy RPG available once again in pristine condition for a more reasonable price: $49. Hit NCS' website to get your very own brand new copy. It should slot in nicely alongside the high-quality sequel, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, which came out this
Final Fantasy V Advance has only been out for two weeks in the US, but Japanese are just about to get their hands on the sequel. Final Fantasy VI Advance is a remake of the 1994 classic - and like all of the other GBA FF remakes, contains a fair bit of improvement. Destructoid has gathered together some screens that show two of the game's most notorious characters - General Leo and Emeperor Gestahl - as playable party members. If you're a fan of the game, that means a lot; if
What's hotter than watching a cute princess kiss a fat, middle-aged plumber? Well, anything really, but given the headline above, the answer should be obvious: watching a cute princess kiss another cute princess. It's sexy, it's vaguely taboo and it's pleasantly devoid of bristling mustaches and lingering sewage odors.
It's much more common to see girl-on-girl kisses in other media, but it happens in games more often than you'd think. To prove it to you, we've collected the very best ones and
Frothing over Halo 3
When is utter obsession over a few screenshots great? When it's official. Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, Bungie.net published a detailed "dissection" of the new multiplayer screenshots of Halo 3. While we have the images, of course, we don't have the same insight into them that the game's developer does. In detail greater than we thought possible, the post goes into every minute aspect of each screenshot, pulling them apart. In all, three screenshots result in over