DS archive

  • Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on
    Gaming

    Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

    By 17 May 2011

    Disney Pixar will be unleashing Cars 2: The Video Game in the summer to tie in the with the film sequel's release at the cinema and we were invited along to Disney HQ for a sneak preview. Movie spin-off games have a tendency to be a bit disappointing,...

  • Nintendo 3DS load times slower than original DS
    Gaming

    Nintendo 3DS load times slower than original DS

    By 15 March 2011

    With the Nintendo 3DS having been available in Japan for a few weeks now, there's been plenty of time to tinker with it, and one negative aspect has been unearthed; it loads original DS games markedly slower than a conventional DS Lite. Clearly thanks...

  • The state of UK videogames TV
    Gaming

    The state of UK videogames TV

    By 27 August 2010

    Ginx is to launch a 24/7 videogames channel on cable and satellite TV, and although we have some reservations, we wish it every success. Sadly though, it's not enough. A niche channel sneaking its way onto the Sky EPG is a brave stand, but we want so...

  • FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise
    Gaming

    FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise

    By 9 June 2010

    We have been extremely impressed with the last two FIFA games, FIFA 10 and FIFA World Cup 2010, which have overtaken the Pro Evolution Soccer games in our affections for both style and substance. And it doesn't seem that Electronic Arts is going to let...

  • Even The Sims get election fever
    Gaming

    Even The Sims get election fever

    By 5 May 2010

    Not only has the nation been whipped into a fever over the general election, but the wee people that live inside games consoles have too. To celebrate the imminent launch of The Sims 3 on console, Electronic Arts has released some mock-up in-game shots...

  • Sims 3 coming to consoles
    Gaming

    Sims 3 coming to consoles

    By 27 April 2010

    EA has confirmed that it's planning to bring the Sims 3 franchise to consoles. The Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 and Nintendo DS will all be getting versions of the title, which will differ from platform to platform. "We're bringing players the best...

  • Next DS to have GameCube's power?
    Gaming

    Next DS to have GameCube's power?

    By 15 March 2010

    Some little titbits of information have emerged at the Games Developers Conference about Nintendo's next move in the handheld gaming space. Rumours suggest that the successor to the hugely-successful DS will retain its pair of screens and have performance...

  • Wii and DS getting Grease video game
    Gaming

    Wii and DS getting Grease video game

    By 25 February 2010

    You've seen the movie, you bought the soundtrack CD as a teenager, you got drunk as a student and screeched "niiiiiiights" in the Union bar - and soon you'll be able to play the video game. Grease is coming to the Wii and DS. It's being published by 505...

  • Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3
    Gaming

    Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3

    By 9 February 2010

    Looks like EA Games is bringing its record-breaking game - The Sims 3 - to consoles. In EA's financial reports, which have just been issued, a placeholder called "The Sims 3 on Console Title" is present - scheduled for a Q3 release (i.e. in time for Christmas)....

  • Apple slates DS and PSP claiming iPod is better
    Gaming

    Apple slates DS and PSP claiming iPod is better

    By 9 September 2009

    At Apple's keynote event in San Francisco, the company poured scorn on handheld gaming devices from Nintendo and Sony. The company talked up the multitouch interface, accelerometer, library of games, and game-buying experience, along with the fact that...

  • One in six Brits owns a Nintendo DS
    Gaming

    One in six Brits owns a Nintendo DS

    By 13 August 2009

    Latest sales figures indicate that Nintendo has obliterated the competition in Britain, and that one in every six people in the UK owns a Nintendo DS, with one in eleven having bought a Wii. This year alone, the motion-sending Wii has shifted 800,000...