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Nintendo to produce games for DSiWare

Nintendo to produce games for DSiWare

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Nintendo is set to produce a number of WarioWare titles, specifically designed for the DSi handheld. Nintendo president Saturo Iwata announced the news, which will see titles headed for the upcoming DS download service, DSiWare. Although we'll see some... >>

EA makes mistake with Red Alert 3 CD keys

EA makes mistake with Red Alert 3 CD keys

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EA has made a bit of a mistake with the CD keys for Red Alert 3, printing many with 19 numbers instead of the required 20. However, in an attempt to disguise the mess up, EA has come up with a rather fantastic solution that gives you another game to play,... >>

Atari dates pre-Christmas games

Atari dates pre-Christmas games

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Atari has released dates for all its games we can expect before Christmas. Alone in the Dark: Inferno for the PS3 will eventually see release on 14th November, some six months after its launch on Xbox 360 back in May. The game has had the "Inferno" added... >>

Metal Gear Online hits 1 million members

Metal Gear Online hits 1 million members

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Konami has announced that Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component of MGS4 launched in June, now has more then one million members signed up to play. As a thank you, Konami is going to be giving out free in-game points between 25th November and 9th... >>

Call of Duty 4 cleans up at Golden Joysticks

Call of Duty 4 cleans up at Golden Joysticks

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Infinity Ward's shooter, Call of Duty 4 cleaned up at the 26th annual Golden Joystick awards on Friday, walking away with four of the coveted trophies. The game won the Nuts All-Nighter, ESA PC Game of the Year, GamesRadar.com Online Game of the Year... >>

UPDATE: Microsoft launches Xbox 360 Arcade Starter Pack

UPDATE: Microsoft launches Xbox 360 Arcade Starter Pack

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Microsoft has launched a new Starter Pack designed for those with the base model Xbox 360 Arcade console in an attempt to help get them fully Live-integrated. Although Arcade users can currently get online, the lack of hard drive means that they struggle... >>

Worldwide DSi launch by summer 2009?

Worldwide DSi launch by summer 2009?

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While gamers in Japan will have been able to get their hands on the new Nintendo DSi on Saturday, it seems the new handheld is likely to launch in overseas markets by next summer. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, said: "Specific plans will be unveiled... >>

No more Xbox price cuts for "many, many years"

No more Xbox price cuts for "many, many years"

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For any of you hoping for yet more Xbox 360 cuts, it seems like you're going to have a long wait. UK Xbox boss Stephen McGill has said there are no plans to reduce the price of the 360 for "many many years". He said: "I'm not going to speculate where... >>

The Sims 3 - First Look

The Sims 3 - First Look

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Three years in development, the latest incarnation of The Sims has been dated, moved into the final stage of development, and it's all now just about bug fixing. But is the new version going to be enough to keep fans of The Sims happy? Pocket-lint sat... >>

Spielberg game has not been cancelled, says EA

Spielberg game has not been cancelled, says EA

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Rumours that a new Steven Spielberg gaming project has been shelved are untrue, according to EA. The rumours started after a report stated that "almost everyone" working on the project had been affected by the EA job cuts and been made redundant. However,... >>

EA announces big losses and over 500 job cuts

EA announces big losses and over 500 job cuts

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Electronic Arts has posted worse than expected Q2 results, and has announced it will be cutting 6% of its workforce to compensate. Around 540 jobs will be cut in an attempt to save around $50 million, after the company reported a net loss of $310 million... >>

Another NXE in a few years if there's demand, says Xbox Live manager

Another NXE in a few years if there's demand, says Xbox Live manager

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We could see another New Xbox Experience in a few years if there's enough demand, according to Xbox Live product unit manager Jerry Johnson. "If our customers want it, and the market wants it, we can do it again. There's no date set on it though," said... >>

Boogie Superstar - Nintendo Wii
3.5 stars

Boogie Superstar - Nintendo Wii

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You've no doubt heard of SingStar, but what about Boogie, the EA alternative that uses the Wii Remote to let you dance and sing your way to victory? We get dancing to see if the latest version is as good as the original. Armed with your microphone and... >>

Monopoly - Nintendo Wii
2.5 stars

Monopoly - Nintendo Wii

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It's one of the most popular board games around. It has seen numerous versions on the PC and games consoles in the past, and has now found itself on the Nintendo Wii. But can a game from the 20th century really cut it in the 21st century? We get buying... >>

EA boss promises Mercinaries 3

EA boss promises Mercinaries 3

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We'll be seeing a lot more of the Mercinaries series if EA boss John Riccitiello has his way. Despite the lack of critical praise for Mercinaries 2, Riccitiello has told investors how he has plans to make many more games in the series, and that Mercinaries... >>

GTA IV PC delayed until December

GTA IV PC delayed until December

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The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed until December 2nd, Rockstar has confirmed. Although the popular game was released for consoles back in April, the PC version was originally kept under wraps, and later announced for a November launch.... >>

Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release

Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release

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The new Lord of the the Rings game, Conquest, has been confirmed for release in January 2009. Being developed by Pandemic, the same team who put together Star Wars Battlefront, the action game is set for release "internationally" on 9th January, and 13th... >>

Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

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Atari has announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, is to join its 2009 publishing line-up. The title will be the first in the franchise to come to next-gen consoles, and is scheduled for launch on Xbox 360,... >>

Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

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For those you that want to get your hands on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at the earliest possible opportunity, Blizzard has released details of midnight store openings worldwide The UK event will take place at Oxford Street's HMV in London,... >>

Saints Row 2 PC delayed

Saints Row 2 PC delayed

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THQ has announced that the PC release of Saints Row 2 has been delayed in the US until next year. Saints Row community moderator V-Singular passed on the news to gamers on the forums, saying that the PC version could now be expected on January 6th 2009.... >>

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2

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Despite impressive price cuts on the Xbox 360 recently, it seems PlayStation 3 has somehow managed to outsell Microsoft's console worldwide for the three months ending 30th September. Sony's recently-published Q2 FY 2008 figures show that 2.43 million... >>

Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN

Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN

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First Sony signed a deal to get exclusive Mirror's Edge downloadable content for PlayStation 3. Now, PS3 gamers will also be able to get their hands on the Mirror's Edge demo a day before those playing on Xbox 360 too. EA has announced that the demo is... >>

Rock Band 2 dated for UK

Rock Band 2 dated for UK

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Harmonix has confirmed that Rock Band 2 will indeed be with us before Christmas, and will begin shipping in Europe on November 14th. However, with an exclusive launch window in Europe, the game won't make it to UK shelves until November 21st. The publisher... >>

World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

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Popular MMO World of Warcraft now has over 11 million subscribers playing the game. Blizzard has announced its milestone ahead of the release of the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, which is due out on 13th November. "It's been very rewarding... >>

Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?

Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?

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It seems like we may just be able to look forward to a Rock Band 2 UK release "this side of Christmas". At least that's what one of EA's external PR agencies let slip in an email surrounding the game, although EA itself has refused to confirm anything.... >>

Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

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Criterion has announced it will be releasing four more Burnout Paradise updates during spring next year. The company will be unveiling the first of these - Pack 4 - this Friday, 31st October. A week later, on 7th November, we'll get details on Pack 5,... >>

Games developers get zombie-happy

Games developers get zombie-happy

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Games developers are really just big kids deep down, and with Halloween fast approaching, it seems they just can't help themselves but to have a bit of zombie-related fun. First, players of GTA IV reported a zombie "infection" in the game last week. Zombies... >>

EA announces Army of Two movie project

EA announces Army of Two movie project

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Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two. The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is... >>

Early NXE access slots go in minutes

Early NXE access slots go in minutes

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You may remember we reported last week that Xbox would be opening up the New Xbox Experience early for a few on-the-ball gamers. Well that opportunity came up on Friday evening when Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced on his blog that the soors were open... >>

Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

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Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship... >>

Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

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It seems its been quite the week for MMO crime. First two Dutch teens were convicted of virtual theft, and now a Japanese woman has been arrested after offing her virtual husband on the free MMO, MapleStory. The 43-year-old teacher was married to a man... >>

Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

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Ascaron has today released Audiosurf - a cheap and cheerful puzzle racer that adapts and changes to the beat of your music. You'll cruise through futuristic trakcs, with the speed, shape and mood of each ride being decided by the song that is playing,... >>

Sequels expected for three EA favourites

Sequels expected for three EA favourites

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Electronic Arts has gone sequel happy, after hinting we can expect a second innings from Battlefield: Bad Company, Army of Two and Dead Space. EA Games president Frank Gibeau said: "Bad Company has come out and done very well. Army of Two sold very well.... >>

Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles

Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles

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Anyone anticipating the release of Capcom's latest addition to the Street Fighter series, the publisher has released a few details as to when we can expect it. Capcom has said that Street Fighter IV will be released "this winter", and that Europe can... >>

Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

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Two teenagers from Holland have been convicted of stealing virtual items in the children's MMO, RuneScape. Yes, its seems gone are the days where bullies would steal your lunch money - the 14 and 15-year-old culprits instead pressured a 13-year-old boy... >>

Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller

Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller

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Logitech has announced its Premiere Edition of the new Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for the PS3 and PS2. It's the first in a planned line of peripherals the company is producing exclusively for the Guitar Hero games. This controller in particular... >>

Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist

Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist

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Microsoft has announced the Lips, the equivalent of SingStar for the Xbox 360, will be available on 21st November, and has also released the full track list on the game. Lips boasts two wireless motion-sensitive microphones that come with the game, that... >>

ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009

ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009

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The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that E3 2009 will take place 2-4th June next year. As we reported to you earlier this week, the event is due to be held once again at the LA Convention Centre and is being described as an "expanded... >>

LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

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LucasArts and BioWare have confirmed that a new Star Wars MMO is being developed for the PC. Called Star Wars: The Old Republic, we've been told to expect "immersive storytelling" and "dynamic combat" and interestingly, "intelligent companion characters".... >>

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"

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Street Fighter fans will be able to get their hands on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix "very soon", according to Capcom. However, the publisher couldn't give an exact date as to when we can expect the game, which is being released for Xbox 360... >>

NBA Live 09 - PS3
3.0 stars

NBA Live 09 - PS3

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As far as big American sports go, basketball is the one that’s suffered most when it comes to the gaming world. Outside a few classic titles back in the early-90s, it’s tricky to think of a basketball leaning “must-have” from the last decade.... >>

Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009

Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009

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Microsoft has announced that the online quiz network that was due to be released as part of the New Xbox Experience will be delayed until next year. Xbox Live Primetime was due to arrive alongside the NXE on November 19th. However, Microsoft has said... >>

Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

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Details have been announced for the Call of Duty: World at War PC beta, and it seems that you simply have to be registered on the official website to take part. Although there has been no specific start date announced yet, the site says that "all registered... >>

Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers

Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers

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Microsoft has reportedly filed a patent for an audio filter that will detect abusive language used by gamers over Xbox Live in real time and scramble it before anyone hears it. Xbox Live has always been known for the foul language used by gamers on it,... >>

Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games

Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games

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Microsoft has taken it upon itself to label the Xbox 360 platform as the "preferred stage" for music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, following NPD sales results in the US. It stated that Xbox Live has "delivered more than 80 per cent of the downloadable... >>

Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

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Xbox Live's insider Major Nelson has given some hints in his latest podcast that some Xboxers may get the chance to give the New Xbox Experience a spin before its official release date on November 19th. During his show, Major Nelson said: "You want to... >>

Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

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Anyone looking forward to the release of Sacred 2 on Xbox 360 or PS3 is going to have to wait a little longer than expected. Koch Media has said that the release of the game for the two next-gen consoles has slipped to Q1 2009, but gave no reason for... >>