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  • Junior Brain Training coming in December
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    Junior Brain Training coming in December

    By 27 November 2008

    If you think your child could do with a bit of brain exercising while school is out over Christmas, Avanquest Software is set to release Junior Brain Trainer on the Nintendo DS. Aimed at 6-11 year olds, the game features a variety of puzzles and quizzes...

  • Nintendo releases two brightly-coloured limited edition DS bundles
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    Nintendo releases two brightly-coloured limited edition DS bundles

    By 26 November 2008

    Nintendo has announced two new limited edition DS bundles, each pairing a Nintendo DS game with the handheld in a bold new colour. The first DS bundle includes a "Mario Red" system emblazoned with a M for Mario in the bottom right hand corner, and as...

  • Wii sales hit 7 million in Japan
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    Wii sales hit 7 million in Japan

    By 26 November 2008

    Nintendo has managed to stack up seven million sales of its Wii console in Japan alone, Japanese publisher Enterbrain has announced. This figure covers all sales from its launch in December 2006 until November 23rd this year. However, what's interesting...

  • Majesco reponds to PETA Cooking Mama criticism
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    Majesco reponds to PETA Cooking Mama criticism

    By 20 November 2008

    Majesco Entertainment, the publishers behind Wii and DS franchise Cooking Mama, has responded to PETA's criticism of the game earlier this week. PETA released a browser-based game on Monday, parodying Cooking Mama and accusing the publishers of focusing...

  • GTA IV DLC dated for February 17th release
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    GTA IV DLC dated for February 17th release

    By 20 November 2008

    The first downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV will be available from 17th February, Rockstar has confirmed. USA Today has reported the news following an interview with Rockstar boss, Dan Houser. The first episode will be titled The...

  • Sony Netflix content "temporarily unavailable" on NXE
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    Sony Netflix content "temporarily unavailable" on NXE

    By 19 November 2008

    As the New Xbox Experience is launched, news has surfaced that hundreds of movie titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment previously able to stream via Netflix on Xbox Live, will no longer be available. Interestingly the movies have only been withdrawn...

  • Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor
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    Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

    By 19 November 2008

    Rockstar has released a set of four videos showing off what you can do with the video editor including the PC version of GTA IV, and it's really quite impressive to say the least. The PC game, released in Europe on 3rd December, allows you to hit F2 at...

  • Play It range set for full Wii re-design
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    Play It range set for full Wii re-design

    By 17 November 2008

    The games in Nintendo's upcoming Play it on Wii range that are based on a number of older Gamecube titles, are set to be more than just straightforward ports to the new console. In fact, the Play It line-up that includes titles such as Donkey Kong Jungle...

  • GTA Chinatown Wars details
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    GTA Chinatown Wars details

    By 17 November 2008

    A preview of Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars by a Spanish magazine has given us a sneak peek at what what we can expect from the mini version of the series. In fact, it's not very mini at all, and will cover the whole of Liberty City as its portrayed...

  • Nintendo's Cooking Mama targeted by PETA
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    Nintendo's Cooking Mama targeted by PETA

    By 17 November 2008

    Nintendo's game for Wii and DS, Cooking Mama, has been targeted by animal rights group PETA in its latest campaign against animal cruelty. The group have produced its own version of the game, Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, in which you play the main...

  • Nintendo goes patent crazy for DSi
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    Nintendo goes patent crazy for DSi

    By 17 November 2008

    It seems like we might have a fair bit to look forward to from Nintendo's DSi, if the patent filings are anything to go by anyway. Ahead of the release of Nintendo's new handheld in the US and Europe next year, Nintendo has patented a wide range of DS-related...

  • Hello Kitty set for November 28th DS debut
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    Hello Kitty set for November 28th DS debut

    By 17 November 2008

    Japan's most famous export Hello Kitty is set to make her debut on the Nintendo DS outside of Japan on November 28th. In Hello Kitty Big City Dreams, you play as Hello Kitty herself, as you explore what Empire Interactive describe as a "whole new world...

  • Too many DS products on the market, says Koch CEO
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    Too many DS products on the market, says Koch CEO

    By 17 November 2008

    CEO of Koch Media, Dr Klemens Kundratitz, has expressed his concern at the number of casual and DS titles battling it out in the run up to Christmas, and his belief that this could lead to pricing for DS titles dropping as competition rises. "We're all...

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars delayed
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    GTA: Chinatown Wars delayed

    By 14 November 2008

    Rockstar has announced it has pushed back the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars until some time between Feburary and April next year. Previously DS owners had been looking forward to the series hitting their handheld before the end of January....

  • Halo Wars dated for February release in US
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    Halo Wars dated for February release in US

    By 10 November 2008

    Microsoft has announced that Halo Wars will hit shelves in February 2009, and you'll have either Standard or Limited Collector's Edition to choose from. As you'd expect from the collector's edition, you'll get a bunch of extra stuff, for an extra bit...

  • EA to close Casual Label
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    EA to close Casual Label

    By 10 November 2008

    EA's Casual Label is set to be closed, the publisher has announced, following the departure of the label's president Kathy Vrabeck. Casual Label will now be merged with The Sims Label, where EA believes there is "compatibility" between the two with regards...

  • Rockstar unable to confirm GTA IV DLC for 2008
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    Rockstar unable to confirm GTA IV DLC for 2008

    By 10 November 2008

    First Xbox Live boss John Schappert admits he "doesn't know" when we'll see the GTA IV DLC first promised in "autumn". Now we have word straight from Rockstar's co-founder and creative VP that the developer is unable to commit to a date before 2008 is...

  • GTA IV PC delayed until December
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    GTA IV PC delayed until December

    By 31 October 2008

    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....

  • Nintendo takes Wii and DS on Christmas UK tours
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    Nintendo takes Wii and DS on Christmas UK tours

    By 31 October 2008

    Nintendo is preparing to take its Wii and DS consoles on tour around the UK, giving people the chance to play a variety of titles including some big Christmas releases. There will be live demonstrations of Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the...

  • Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update
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    Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update

    By 31 October 2008

    In celebration of Halloween, this week's Virtual Console update is filled with a whole host of spooks and ghouls, thanks to the addition of three rather creepy NES gaming classics. First up is Devil World, in which you play the heroic dragon Tamagon who...

  • Manhunt 2 hits UK shelves today
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    Manhunt 2 hits UK shelves today

    By 31 October 2008

    Controversial game Manhunt 2 finally sees its UK release today, a whole year after it was released in the US. Although it proved to be a best-seller across the pond - and even then after some changes - the title was rejected twice by the British Board...

  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles - PS3 review
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    Midnight Club: Los Angeles - PS3 review

    By 30 October 2008

    If the likes of Burnout Paradise, and now Midnight Club: Los Angeles are to be the future, it seems traditional racing titles are out. And in their place are the kind of freeform titles that once upon a time were almost the sole home of the action/adventure...

  • Best Game 2008 nominations
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    Best Game 2008 nominations

    By 13 October 2008

    Here are the nominations for Best Game in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: Burnout Paradise Nintendo Wii Fit GTA IV Metal Gear Solid 4 LittleBigPlanet The Pocket-lint awards are the longest running gadget awards in the UK (that we know of) with...

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    Thieves re-steal £600,000 worth of games from police

    By 29 September 2008

    Thieves have stolen £600,000 worth of confiscated video games from a police compound. The games, which included titles such as Grand Theft Auto IV and 16,000 copies of Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway had originally been recovered by police after they...

  • Backlash against GTA drug-dealing game begins
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    Backlash against GTA drug-dealing game begins

    By 29 September 2008

    Just as we predicted when we reported news of the drug-dealing mini-game in GTA Chinatown Wars, the announcement from Rockstar has received widespread criticism from both drugs support groups and the media. Good old British tabloid, The Sun, has covered...