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March 31, 2008

MYST Goes Gold, Release Set For May DS

by Nick DiMola - 6:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The classic adventure game will soon grace the Nintendo DS, featuring the brand new Rime Age.

The best selling PC game of the 1990s has just gone gold on the Nintendo DS. MYST DS is officially completed and will now be sent off for production.

MYST has seen release on a variety of platforms over the years. The DS version will feature the original MYST, as well as the Rime Age, introduced... Read more...

Lexicon Entertainment Announces Commando: Steel Disaster for DS DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:10 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

XS Games will develop the shoot-'em-up as it eyes a Q3 release in North America.

Commando: Steel Disaster is a new side-scrolling shoot-'em-up from Lexicon Entertainment and XS Games that is set to come out for DS in North America in Q3 2008. The game appears to be very reminiscent of SNK's Metal Slug series as it uses a similar graphical style.

The game was previously announced in Europe and is set to release there on May 9th.

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March 29, 2008

Japanese Weekly Software and Hardware Charts for March 17-23

by James Charlton - 8:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Media Create

Stop the press! Pokemon still popular in Japan!

This week saw seven new entries in the top ten, with the new Pokemon Ranger game coming out the clear leader. Hudson’s Wii Sports alternative Deca Sports (Known as Deca Sporta in Japan) managed a respectable entry at No.2. Hudson still has a long way to go to reach Wii Sports astronomical sales figures.

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Hudson Confirms New WiiWare Games in Development Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:17 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Inside Games

Downloadable versions of Bomberman, Tetris, Alien Crush, karaoke, and others are in the pipeline, bringing Hudson's WiiWare count to ten games.

Hudson has announced that it has a slate new WiiWare games in development. Tetris, Bomberman, Alien Crush, Blue Oasis, and Joysound were revealed during a press event in Japan yesterday.

Hudson explained that 40% of the 20 million Wii consoles in the world are connected to the Internet. That... Read more...

March 28, 2008

Pro Evolution Soccer Team Prefers the Wii Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Next Gen

"The Wii version offers the best online experience to date," says the development team's leader.

The Wii's online interface works best for Pro Evolution Soccer, according to the development team leader.

In a recent interview with Next Gen, Pro Evo Soccer team leader Jon Murphy said that the Wii version of the game "has all the intricacies of the existing versions, but within a user interface... Read more...

Byron Review Recommends Unified Ratings Scheme for the UK

by Greg Leahy - 1:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: GamesIndustry.biz

Government-commissioned report proposes a hybrid classification system that will come into force in 2010, combining elements of the existing PEGI and BBFC schemes to improve the clarity of age ratings.

The report of the Byron Review on Children and New Technology has recommended that the classification of video games in the UK be consolidated in order to make age ratings more clearly understandable by parents. Under the report's proposals, by 2010 all games will display an age rating consistent with the BBFC's film certificates on the front of their cases, while Pan European (PEGI) standards will be observed on the rear.

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Paramount Setting Their Sights on the Game Industry

by Nick DiMola - 12:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Variety Magazine

Plans to expand their games and interactive division will lead to casual and handheld oriented games based on their movie properties.

Sandi Isaacs, Senior Vice President of Paramount’s Games and Interactive Division informed Variety yesterday that they are "entering into deals now where [they] will be publishing games this year."

According to Isaacs, Paramount currently feels it is necessary to create a flexible business... Read more...

EA Announces Zubo, Coming to DS This Fall DS

by Nick DiMola - 12:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

A quirky music-based Rhythm-Action Adventure geared towards children.

EA ANNOUNCES ZUBO - A NEW CHILDREN'S VIDEO GAME EXCLUSIVE TO NINTENDO DS

Original Nintendo DS game features collectable characters in a music-based rhythm-action adventure

Guildford, U.K. - March 28th, 2008 - The EA Casual Entertainment Label today announced the development of a new wholly-owned,... Read more...

Midway Launches TNA iMPACT! Website Wii

by Nick DiMola - 12:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Features screenshots, videos and the most up-to-date information on the upcoming game based on Spike TV’s flagship wrestling program.

Midway Launches Website For TNA iMPACT!

Today Midway announced the launch of the TNA iMPACT™ Web site www.tnagame.com. The Web site is packed with the newest videos, screenshots and up-to-date information on the highly-anticipated game based on the fastest-growing professional wrestling brand... Read more...

March 27, 2008

Commodore 64 Games Hit European VC Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: VC Reviews

International Karate and Uridium lead in the C64 charge, while the N64's Cruisn’ USA is also released today in Europe.

This week’s European Virtual Console games contain the release of the previously announced Commodore 64 games, International Karate and Uridium at 500 Wii Points each. Also hitting the virtual realm is the Nintendo 64 racing game, Crusin’ USA, at 1000 Wii Points. Since the Commodore 64 was a personal... Read more...

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