Wednesday 23 August 2006
Nintendo will release English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills on these shores on 13 October, in an obvious move to combat the terrifically bad standards of grammar and pronunciation across the UK.
For those of us with l33t language skills, there's also Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for GBA on 10 November, Star Fox Command DS on 24 November and Yoshi's Island 2 for DS on 1 December to look forward to.
These dates were confirmed by Nintendo's latest
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Pink is obviously this season's hardware colour, as hot on the heels of Sony's pink PS2 and PSP announcements comes Nintendo's contribution - the pink DS, available in the UK from 27 October.
If you're the type who'd be too embarrassed to wield the designer-chic white original Lite in public, it's not exactly a colour scheme to overcome your inhibitions. But as Nintendo is pitching the pink DS to "find a happy hope in the most stylish of bags" and playing up the Touch!
Wii news, big and small: our British sister site has three interesting reports up. The first concerns 128 Marios, a game Nintendo mentioned (and even showed a demo of) that was originally in the works for the GameCube. Yeah, we weren't exactly expecting it to come out, at this point. But it turns out that 128 Marios, did, in fact, provide the underpinnings for Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii. You can check the UK story to find out more, but be careful - it says that Galaxy is
The Sims 2: Pets is the newest addition to the Sims family, but it isn't just an irresistible add-on to your Sims' mansion. Just like in real life, these four-legged friends promise to add unpredictable entertainment to your Sims universe.
These new Sims 2: Pets images show the amount of customization and variety you'll find in Pets. Your furry friends will come in a wide range of both dog and cat breeds, in addition to chatty birds, not-so-chatty fish and cuddly Guinea Pigs. And just like
According to industry site GamesIndustry.biz, Electronic Arts believes that Nintendo will release the Wii for $170 - much cheaper than the $250 price bandied around by internet pundits. Executive VP and COO of EA's worldwide studios, David Gardner says, "I've heard in Japan that the price is about $170, but I don't know if the price has been set in Europe yet." That's pretty unbelievably cheap - it's only $40 more than a DS Lite, little more than half the price of a crappy hard-drive
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There are lots of guys playing World of Warcraft. Lots of lonely guys. That's what we imagine is the thought process behind whoever created Whores of Warcraft - and posted up a picture of two feisty cosplayers along with a "Coming Soon" message. We're not too impressed by the name, though - we prefer World of Whorecraft. Wouldn't you just know that it's already taken, too? Rather than sexy imagery, it just barfs up a generic text-only page, with categories
Today, two totally different bits of news about horror-FPS F.E.A.R. hit our inbox. It's not too hard to decide which is more interesting: it depends entirely on which platform you game on. For PC gamers, the multiplayer F.E.A.R. Combat pack adds - free of charge - scads of new content to the game: 10 modes, 22 maps, 12 weapons... it's pretty nuts. But if you're gunning for a PlayStation 3, it turns out the game will release on (or near) the system's launch date of November 17. So
High-heeled, orange-skinned Star Wars action is coming to handhelds this December courtesy of Ubisoft, the publisher announced today. Developed exclusively for the PSP and DS, Star Wars: Lethal Alliance will center on the adventures of acrobatic Rebel spy Rianna Saren and her floating droid, Zeeo. The two will constantly work as a collaborative team, with players controlling both - although we don't yet know whether you'll switch between them on the fly or just pick one and issue orders to the
2011: A Place Odyssey
Why, oh why aren't we industry analysts instead of underpaid website editors? According to our companion site NextGen, the brilliant minds over at Boston's gifted think tank Yankee Group have predicted that the PlayStation 3 will hoist the victory flag in this generation's console war, edging the Xbox 360 and soundly trouncing third-place Wii - by 2011.
Granted, the prediction itself isn't even a little brilliant - it reads suspiciously like exactly what happened this
MotoGP skids into PSP, crashes
In a move that should shock only the slowest-witted, Namco Bandai has announced yet another long-running PS2 series for the PSP. Following in the footsteps of Ridge Racer, Ace Combat and Tekken, MotoGP will show up this fall with all of its far-too-difficult and faintly dull motorcycle racing action no doubt intact. Eight player wireless races are in offing, but no clear determination has been offered by Namco Bandai on whether the game will be local or online -