Category Archives: Mini-games
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 | 00:50 BST
The independent developers and Nintendo staff responsible for Wii Play Motion have commented on the difficulty of developing the collection of mini-games.
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 22:50 BST
Are you tired of all those obsessively, overly heterosexual male characters in video games? Then you might want to scope out Supergay, which the developer says is the first gay superhero.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 | 01:45 BST
The Australian Classification Board is rethinking its rating of controversial Ubisoft game We Dare after home affairs minister Brendan O’Connor lodged a request for review.
Wed, May 18, 2011 | 08:46 BST
He lives in a pineapple under the sea, but SpongeBob SquarePants has just made his Nintendo 3DS debut too, with the release of SpongeBob SquigglePants from THQ.
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 04:52 BST
Another Olympic Games, another SEGA tie-in. Everybody’s favourite plumber and most beloved hedgehog are indeed headed to London for the 2012 games, and we’ve got some new art assets from the game to show just what’s in store.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 | 14:30 GMT
Sony’s just announced that Ape Escape will be coming to PS3 this June.
Wed, Mar 09, 2011 | 23:07 GMT
Saucy Wii mini-game collection We Dare won’t be released in the Uk following negative public reaction, Ubisoft has confirmed.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 | 04:41 GMT
Thu, Jan 06, 2011 | 05:19 GMT
Fable III asks some very thought-provoking questions. Where do you draw the line between king and tyrant? Are a leader’s promises just empty words?
Fable Coin Golf, er, asks significantly less interesting questions.
Tue, Jan 04, 2011 | 06:35 GMT
Nintendo has announced the Australian release date for the Square Enix-developed Mario Sports Mix, pipping the UK and US at the post by over a week for a January 27 launch.
Tue, Jan 04, 2011 | 06:15 GMT
A mysterious new sports game has been outed by an interview with SEGA Studios Australia producer Kim Sellentin.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010 | 12:23 BST
Kinect Sports, which seems to be an Xbox 360 version of Wii Sports, has been developed by Rare.
Sat, May 08, 2010 | 06:39 BST
In the first LittleBigPlanet, if you could create something that wasn’t a second-rate Mario level, you were heralded as one of the finest minds of your generation. In LittleBigPlanet 2, someone’s already made a Command & Conquer clone.
That’s right: in LittleBigPlanet, you made levels. In LittleBigPlanet 2, you create entire games. How do we know? Because the latest issue of Game Informer’s leaked the lot.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 | 13:40 GMT
Just Add Water has announced it’s creating a new series of titles for the Minis collection on PSP and PS3 and for iPhone known as Vektar.
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 | 20:36 BST
During the course of the week, loads of indie games, less mainstream titles and those point-and-click adventures you are always hearing about, sometimes get lost in the shuffle -what with news on Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 happening every three minutes or so.
That’s why, much like the MMO news round-up, we’ve decided to remedy this by giving you a heads up on news, demos, patches, announcements, trailers, screens and other doodads pertaining to these games that you missed out on during the week.
Yes, it’s all here for you in one post! See how much we love you guys? Another wall of text for the win!
While not comprehensive, since there are loads of this sort out there, we will do our best to be as thorough as possible.
Read on past the break for the first of, hopefully, many “Indie and other games of interest” post.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 17:11 BST
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 10:16 BST
Nintendo’s announced “Britain’s Best Brain”, a Five TV programme in the format of the endless, suicide-inducing talent shows vomited all over recent annual schedules.
Contestants will take part in national heats, competing on Wii and DS games including Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is your Brain?, Wii Fit and Big Brain Academy.
There’s a list of regionals after the break. If you’re interested, look at this.
Coincidentally, MCV reckons Nintendo’s coughed up £2 million for this.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 07:50 BST
505′s secured the rights to Grease. As in, the movie. With Rizzo. Undated Wii and DS games are on the way.
This happened yesterday. We must have been drunk, or something.
“Paramount Digital Entertainment is pleased to be working with 505 Games to develop Grease,” said Paramount’s John Kavanagh.
“Grease is the ideal opportunity to reach a broad gaming audience who love to sing, dance and have fun with a party-style game.”
You can insert any one of 500 billion quotes from the film here as a “joke”. Then read the PR after the break.
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 | 09:21 BST
A huge, in-depth survey into teenager’s gaming habits and the relationship to civic engagement has shown that the five most popular games played in the US are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution.
The wide spread of genres on display is not uncommon, says the survey:
80% of teens play five or more different game genres, and 40% play eight or more types whilst 55% of daily gamers play eight or more types of games; just 33% of less frequent gamers do so. Girls play an average of 6 different game genres; boys average 8 different types.
Through this link are more stats about US teenage gaming habits than you could shake a stick at. Get the coffee ready and dive in.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 | 12:12 GMT