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
Last time we saw Ubisoft's yakuza-themed shooter Red Steel, it was looking kinda rough. The wireless Wii remote wasn't offering the precision control we were promised and the visuals, while acceptable, really didn't look much different than a GameCube game.
Well, if today's new screens are any indication, at least the graphics are improving. These shots could easily be "target" visuals and not in-game grabs, but Stephane Bachelor, artistic director for Steel, says the work-in-progress graphics
Friday 18 August 2006
Sonic the Hedgehog's debut on Nintendo's Wii will now be called Sonic and Secret Rings rather than Wild Fire, which was the name that was used at this year's E3.
Sonic and the Secret Rings will be Sonic's first solo outing since the original Sonic the Hedgehog that was released for Mega Drive 15 years ago. It has the blue blur trying to piece together a Arabian Knights storybook by recreating the lost
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
Suffering from Nightcrawler withdrawals after his non-appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand? Of course you are. His dramatic, acrobatic debut in 2003's X2 was one of the coolest damn movie moments of the year, and we're happy to say this little Marvel: Ultimate Alliance video is right up there on the "whoa" meter.
Hit the Movies tab to check it out. So far, the various trailers for brawlin' RPG Alliance look amazing - we hope the game is just as fun to play as these are to watch. Hell, they're
Does anyone even go to summer camp these days? Well, if it happens to be called "Camp Hyrule" and also happens to be a place where Wii details can be unearthed, and happens to be frequented by Nintendo of America's Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, George Harrison, then yes, people attend in droves.
Harrison told the online participants that a classic, GameCube-style control scheme will not be an option for the Wii version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - thus
Thursday 17 August 2006
Wii's Virtual Console service may offer more than just a back catalogue of illustrious games as Nintendo toys with the idea of making new, original games available via the online service.
"There are other secrets of the Virtual Console that we won't reveal until we get closer to launch," Nintendo of America man George Harrison told online attendees of the company's annual Camp Hyrule event. "Virtual Console offers the possibility for us to create new games," he
Thursday 17 August 2006
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Wii will only be playable with the console's motion-sensing remote and Nunchuck, Nintendo has confirmed, meaning you won't be able play any of the game with a conventional controller.
Although it was known that certain aspects of Twilight Princess would be playable with the Wii-mote - specifically bow and arrow aiming and shooting - it was assumed by many that the majority of gameplay would be handled with a more traditional
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