Archive for 21 April 2008


‘Pokemon’ on DS

Anyone still suffering from ‘Pokemon’ fever will be pleased to hear that two more titles are heading to DS.

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`Overclocked: A History of Violence` Preview

‘Overclocked’ takes the idea of story telling in reverse, “that thing they did in Memento”, and gives it its own twist.

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Interview: Ron Gilbert

on Gilbert will always be known as the guy that gave us the comic genius that is ‘Monkey Island’ and gamers the world over are thankful that Guybrush came into their lives.

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New Sonic Game For DS

Developed by Bioware, ‘Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood’ is due to come out on the DS sometime this year.

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Nintendo Pii’d Off

After losing $975m as a result of game piracy, Nintendo have asked the US Trade Representative to take more aggressive combating piracy.

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‘Race Driver: GRID’ Trailer Reveals All

Codemasters, creators of ‘Colin McRae: DiRT’, have said that their new game is an aggressive racer which is produced by rendering footage created from in-game and car track modles.

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City of Heroes/City of Villains UI Changes Interview

City of Heroes and Vilians Programmer CW Bennett explains about the new game interface changes coming to trhe superhero MMORPG.Q: Can you tell us about yourself and what you do on the COH dev team?A: My name is CW and I’m a programmer on the City of Heroes/City of Villains development team.

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`Everquest II: Rise of Kunark Review`

Like it or not, the ‘Everquest’ series is a cornerstone of the MMO market.

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‘Devil May Cry 4’ Review

‘Devil May Cry 4’ (DMC4) sees Capcom shoring up a major franchise that had somewhat lost its way.

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Northerners Discriminated Against By Ninetendo

On last nights BBC programme, ‘Watchdog’, it was claimed that the voice recognition system on Nintendo’s ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ DS game discriminates against Northerners.

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Carbine Studio Producer Interview

Some of you may know Eric DeMilt, others may not. But having a solid background in MMO’s, Eric talks to us about Carbine Studio, why he made the break and nothing about the awaited MMO in develepoment!

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EA Announces Official ‘UEFA EURO 2008’

EA has secured the only official release of the European fooball championship.

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‘EverQuest II’ Senior Producer Interview

Bruce Ferguson tells us about his new role as Senior Producer.

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‘Burnout Paradise’ Review

Fact mirrors fiction as Criterion put their game’s risk-reward metaphor into practice – they go

"Vehicles have that Pledge-fresh showroom finish"
all-in entrusting the success of ‘Burnout Paradise’ to open world racing.

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‘Monster Lab’ Comes to Wii and DS

‘Monster Lab’ allows you to become an apprentice scientist who’s job is to carry out experiments in order to create your very own monster.  There are over 100 million monster variations, and with your monster you are able to explore the eerie world of Uncanny Valley, in search of other ingredients to make more monster bits, playing mini-games or defeating other monsters.

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Big Boost For Wii Dev Teams

According to new reports, Nintendo has increased its support for the Wii, the bad new is that development for the DS has been scaled down.

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DS Set For A Fall

Masaya Matsuura, creator of the seminal ‘PaRappa the Rappa’, has said that the development community in Japan is beginning to lose faith in the longevity of the DS, thinking it could be in danger of losing its key audience.

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Namco Classics Announced

Atari have announced the release of ‘Namco Museum DS’ for the, not surprisingly, DS.  The game will host a load of old skool classics such as Pac-Man, Dig Dug II and six more.

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`Sensible Soccer` On Xbox Live Review

A stuttering segue onto Xbox Live isn’t enough to dampen the simple joy that is ‘Sensible“What at first seems simplistic and trivial, turns out to be nuanced and enjoyable”Soccer’.

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`Anarchy Online` Interview

We spoke to Craig Morrison, the Games Developer for ‘Anarchy Online’ about the graphic updates and the future developments for the game&h**ip;
How many people are working on ‘Anarchy Online’ at the moment?The production team is around a dozen developers directly involved in making the game, then we have the additional resources like our Quality a*urance, Customer Service and Operations teams that are now operating across all our products.

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NEVES For DS

Interactive software developer and publisher, Ignition Entertainment, announced an agreement with Yuke’s Co.

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Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challange

It is hard to believe that the Wii is already one year old.

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Rondo of Swords Release Date

Atlus has announced today the release date for Rondo of Swords, a fantasy RPG for the DS.

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Myst For DS

Myst, the popular adventure-based video game, will be released on the Nintendo DS it was announced today.

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EverQuest II Interview

Tony “Vhalen” Garcia, the senior game designer, talks to us about the lore and background of Everquest 2, and what it is we can expect in the future from this hugely successful MMO.

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Sonic Boom

SEGA and BioWare have announced the return of Sonic, but this time to the DS and as a RPG.

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Warrior Epic Interview

A new online RPG called Warrior Epic came to our attention recently and we had a chance to interview Possibility Space’s Community Manager, Brice Lucas to learn more about this promising new title. 1) Most of our readers have probably never heard of Possibility Space.

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ArenaNet Animation Interview

ArenaNet recently sat down to talk about the art and animation in the popular action RPG series Guild Wars.

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Tamagotchi for DS

Those pesky virtual pets are back. Namco Bandai Games announces Tamagotchi Connections: Corner Shop 3 for Nintendo DS.

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WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 Review

Sports franchise games have always been a sore point for me.

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