Namco Bandai archive

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #49
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #49

    By 1 August 2011

    Sky's controversial announcement about the Formula One broadcast rights takes centre stage this week, as two Lint F1 fans, Rik and (new to the podcast) Hunter join the mass debate (fnar) on whether a pay TV model is right for the sport. Meanwhile, Dan...

  • Namco Bandai's games line-up preview
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    Namco Bandai's games line-up preview

    By 29 July 2011

    Namco Bandai has a pretty explosive gaming lineup set for the coming months. Titles like the highly anticipated Dark Souls are set to fill the latter months of 2011, with games like Soul Calibur 5 and Ace Combat Assault Horizon arriving in 2012.  Plenty...

  • APP OF THE DAY: I Love Katamari review (WP7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: I Love Katamari review (WP7)

    By 22 June 2011

    You can’t beat a good Japanese game that’s got crazy ideals, the King of all Cosmos, and a random soundtrack to boot, or can you? For today’s App of the day we've downloaded I love Katamari, the classic game for our Windows Phone 7 smartphone (the...

  • Nintendo 3DS: Ridge Racer 3D hands-on
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    Nintendo 3DS: Ridge Racer 3D hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    In the second of our hands-ons with 3DS games on the console's launch day, after PES 2011 3D, we're looking at Ridge Racer 3D, the latest release in the incredibly successful arcade driving franchise, and one that Pocket-lint has been looking forward...

  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West   review
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    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West review

    By 8 October 2010

    Where you stand on Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, will depend on how much things like atmosphere, characterisation, storyline and style matter in the games you play. Look at it one way, and it is merely a competent action/adventure game with stunning...

  • Enslaved Q&A: When movies, music and videogames collide
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    Enslaved Q&A: When movies, music and videogames collide

    By 8 October 2010

    With Christmas rapidly approaching like a tinsel-covered meteor, the videogames market has started to flood with A-list titles, all eager to grab your shekels before the year is out. And, that sometimes means that certain titles get overlooked in favour...

  • Street Fighter and Tekken square up for ultimate brawl
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    Street Fighter and Tekken square up for ultimate brawl

    By 26 July 2010

    Two titles, two different dimensions and two different developers. The seemingly impossible mash-up between Street Fighter and Tekken is happening, and what's more - it's happening twice. Capcom will be developing Street Fighter X Tekken, featuring Tekken's...

  • Demon's Souls - PS3   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Demon's Souls - PS3 review

    By 6 July 2010

    Demon's Souls has spent a year or so developing a fanatical cult following in the US and Japan, and while not everyone will understand why, those who do are in for a treat. This is not a game that inspires lukewarm feelings. If it grabs you, it becomes...

  • Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up
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    Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

    By 24 September 2009

    Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for...

  • Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima launches for iPhone
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    Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima launches for iPhone

    By 8 June 2009

    We brought you news this might be the case, but now it's official - Dr. Kawashima is coming to the iPhone. Namco Bandai has launched Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima for the iPhone and iPod touch. Available to download from the App Store now, the game...

  • Namco releases More Brain Exercise for mobiles
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    Namco releases More Brain Exercise for mobiles

    By 11 December 2008

    Namco Bandai has released the mobile game More Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima, that should keep your brain ticking over during the Christmas holiday. The game introduces fifteen new brain-testing games officially tested by Dr. Kawashima of DS Brain...

  • Hellgate: London return is Asia only
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    Hellgate: London return is Asia only

    By 6 November 2008

    Just as we feared, the news that Hellgate: London is to return does not include the US and Europe. Namco Bandai clarified that the expansion pack planned and announced by HanbitSoft would not reach the West, because Namco Bandai still owns to the rights...

  • Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London
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    Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

    By 27 October 2008

    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...

  • Namco Bandai announces X Factor mobile game
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    Namco Bandai announces X Factor mobile game

    By 23 October 2008

    Not satisfied that it currently takes up around three hours of our TV programming on a Saturday night, The X Factor 2008 now has its own mobile game, developed by Namco Bandai. The idea behind "The X Factor 2008 - The Mobile Game" is that you guide your...

  • Tekken 6 to get Xbox 360 release too
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    Tekken 6 to get Xbox 360 release too

    By 9 October 2008

    Tekken 6 will launch simultaneously on Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 3, Microsoft has announced today. Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, Xbox Live boss John Schappert said the popular fighting game would be available to Xboxers "at launch". Previously...

  • Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" for Rock Band 2 only for a month?
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    Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" for Rock Band 2 only for a month?

    By 5 August 2008

    Retail schedules in US suggest that the Rock Band 2/Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" may not be quite as big a deal as first though. In fact, it seems EA's upcoming music game may be blocked from the PS3 for just four weeks. Microsoft did seem shy to brag...

  • Gears of War 2 goes family-friendly
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    Gears of War 2 goes family-friendly

    By 5 August 2008

    Microsoft's third person shooter, Gears of War 2, will be able to become a family-friendly game at the click of a button. The game will come with a parental control facility when it is released for Xbox 360 on November 7th, Microsoft has confirmed. Earlier...

  • Phishing scam hits Xbox Live
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    Phishing scam hits Xbox Live

    By 5 August 2008

    A new phishing scam has hit Xbox Live, and is currently making its way into gamers inboxes via their friends lists. The scam comes in the form of a message that appears to be from one of your friends. It urges you to log on to a website for free MS points....

  • SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut
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    SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut

    By 5 August 2008

    Ubisoft and Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur IV checked into the top spot in the official ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats chart on its debut week. This is the first number one in the All Formats chart for the SoulCalibur franchise since 2003 when SoulCalibur...

  • Soulcalibur fights its way to Xbox Live
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    Soulcalibur fights its way to Xbox Live

    By 2 July 2008

    This week's Xbox Live Arcade update sees the original Soulcalibur make an appearance in the download list. The game first appeared on Dreamcast in 1999 and proved so popular that it is soon to release its fourth title in the series for Xbox 360 and PS3....

  • Atari to bring Family Trainer to the UK
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    Atari to bring Family Trainer to the UK

    By 13 May 2008

    Atari is going to bring the Namco Bandai-developed Family Trainer to Europe in September. Exclusive to the Wii, the title was first released in Japan and comes with its own dance mat for "total body gameplay". The only difference will be the name - it'll...

  • Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii
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    Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii

    By 1 May 2008

    Skiing fans will soon be able get a taste of the slopes throughout the year with a new game that's headed for the Wii in June. Developed by Namco Bandai, Family Ski will see up to four family members clip on their skis, practice their snowplough and speed...