Wednesday 25 July 2007
Smarty Pants is a family-friendly trivia game for four players, headed to Wii this Christmas. Developer EA Los Angeles has just been granted permission to use Nintendo's treasured 'Mii' avatars, so you'll be seeing your familiar self scratching his or her head at any of 20,000 questions. When you consider that Trivial Pursuit's question count is around 6,000 questions, that's a big number. But Trivial Pursuit doesn't make you dance. This does.
Players take it in turns
When dungaree advocate Mario takes to the stars in the upcoming Wii adventure, Super Mario Galaxy, he'll be joined by a new, super-fringed femme called Rosetta - a cutesy looking lady (check out her disembodied head below) that is currently causing a storm of speculation on the internet. Is she elbowing in on Peach's patch as Mushroom Kingdom's number one damsel in distress?
Well, we don't think there's any danger of Peach losing her title as most frequently kidnapped - it's been established
The daily Smash Bros. updates are now a part of everyday life. We can't imagine a time when the game is actually out, with all of its secrets and playable characters bare to see. It's a depressing thought. For now though, we're happy to log in every single morning and eyeball what mastermind Masahiro Sakurai has decided to leak. Today, it's more
We're busy covering this year's E3, but we didnt forget about our regular Smash Bros. Brawl updates, and the big news is that the release date has been decided: December 3, 2007. The good people at the Brawl website also revealed an Animal Crossing stage. Thats right, even super-cute animal games arent safe from this fighter.
Dont believe us? Well, you have trust issues. We're a videogame website and we know what we're talking about. But you can check for yourself at the Smash Bros. official
Star Wars: Force Unleashed is a fantastic idea. Forget all the morality bumf, the good-or-bad dilemma. Let's just get busy with the Force Lightning, Force Choke and Force grab a humoungous Star Destroyer from the sky and smash it into the ground for fun. Like in this new trailer.
While the beginning is clearly not gameplay, the actual in-game antics still stand up well. It's a bit like Jedi Knight - one of, if not the best Star Wars games ever made. If LucasArts can create a fluid,
Mario Kart Wii was an awesome revelation, Metroid still looks amazing and we're sure Wii Fit will be huge, but when Nintendo opened the floodgates to its playable games at this year's E3 we had our minds set on one game - Super Mario Galaxy.
Every time Nintendo shows more of this game it looks even more incredible, and this year's E3 showing was no different. In fact, we got more than we'd bargained for, with not only new levels shown but all-new powers and gameplay mechanics,
GamesRadar hit the town hard last night and snapped all the hottest girls at all the hottest parties. No interviews. No names. Just great shots of the sexiest ladies at E3 right
Super Mario Galaxy was already ranked at the top of our most wanted list, and it just keeps on getting better - check out yet another amazing trailer.
There's heaps of new stuff in it, most significantly the first glimpse of the two-player mode. Look carefully at certain points in the trailer and you can see two cursor stars on the screen - the yellow star is the cursor for the second Wii Remote. So a second player, although not controlling Mario, will be able to help collect stuff and
Hardcore Nintendo fans certainly weren't the focus of this year's press conference. True, we saw the Wii Zapper revealed and finally got confirmation on Mario Kart Wii (due Q1 next year) and Super Mario Galaxy's release date (November 12), but the real focus was the company's continued audience expansion. In addition to showing Brain Age 2 and a new visual acuity game called Flash Focus, Nintendo unveiled its secret weapon for its next casual carpet bomb - Wii Fit, an exercise program that uses
Tuesday 10 July 2007
So there we were, lounging in the bar of our hotel in Santa Monica, sipping daiquiris and enjoying the live musical noodlings of the Cross Heart Jazz Experience when David Silverman, the director of The Simpsons Movie, strolls in with a honking great tuba slung over his shoulder and joins the band for a head-nodding, chin-stroking jazzmatazz of sweet, sweet ear sex. And we thought the tuba was only good for making comedy flatulence parps. Shame on us.
When the lights