Consoles

Hackers crack the DS

A device that allows gamers to play downloadable DS titles has been released for Nintendo’s DSi. Entitled the Acekard 2i, the new accessory allows the storing of data on a MicroSD card, and is fully compatible with the DSi’s features. Nintendo revealed to MCV last month that the R4 was …

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Red Bull first to sponsor PS3 Home

Red Bull has become the first brand to secure a presence in PlayStation Home, and plans to build a tropical island featuring an aeroplane racing game based on the firm’s real world Red Bull Air Race series. For the complete story, click here to visit MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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ATARI LIVE: Tekken 6 to hit Europe in autumn 2009

Atari has announced it will be publishing Namco’s Tekken 6 in Europe next autumn. The release date was one of a number of announcements revealed at the publisher’s event yesterday in London. Tekken 6 will be the first in the series to be released across multiple platforms, ending its 14 …

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ATARI LIVE: Witcher on consoles confirmed

It might have not done a great job of keeping quiet on the news , but Atari has today at a press gathering in London officially confirmed that its PC RPG hit The Witcher is heading to consoles. Both Xbox 360 and PS3 will be targeted, and Atari is promising …

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ATARI LIVE: Ghostbusters gets release date

Resurgent publishing force Atari has made a sack full of announcements at a UK press gathering today, chief of which is the predicted release date for its highly anticipated Ghostbusters title. Atari has confirmed that its upcoming retro licence, which it snapped up from former rights holder Vivendi last month, …

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Resident Evil 5 special editions unveiled

Capcom’s Japanese website has revealed the various special editions of Resident Evil 5, which offer console-specific extras for consumers looking to buy more than the standard package. The translation by Adriasang.com reveals that the PS3 version includes a special making-of video extra, apparently professionally produced by ‘Hollywood staff’. The documentary …

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Midway: "GTA IV moved the bar"

The developer behind Midway’s The Wheelman has revealed it had to rework crucial aspects of the gameplay after GTA IV changed gamers’ expectation for open-world action titles. Speaking to VideoGamer.com, the game’s creative director Simon Woodroffe said: Our game was already quite different, but GTA IV moved the bar in …

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Nintendo makes $6 from every Wii sold

It’s common knowledge that Nintendo is the only current platform holder to have made a profit from its hardware from the off, and now a number has been put on that – $6. A report on Forbes reveals each Wii unit brings in an operating profit of $6 for Nintendo, …

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