Consoles

Bomberman returns to DS

Publisher Hudson has announced that Bomberman 2 for Nintendo DS will explode onto shelves February 13th. The game boasts a ‘visual make-over,’ a more open play area and the chance for gamers to customise Bomberman’s appearance and capabilities. The title also features a full Wi-Fi mode, where up to eight …

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Wii Sports claims global sales record

The latest numbers from controversial stat-crunchers VG Chartz are claiming that Wii Sports has surpassed Nintendo’s own 1985 NES title Super Mario Bros to become the best selling video game of all time. To read the full story, click here to visit MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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Nintendo to launch Wii video service

Japan’s largest ad agency Dentsu Inc has teamed up with Nintendo to launch a video distribution service on Wii. The two companies plan to offer original programmes created for the service, a Dentsu spokesman told Reuters (via Nikkei) – in contrast to Xbox 360 and PS3, which tend to carry …

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Video games causing speech problems for toddlers

Video games have been blamed for helping create speech problems amongst toddlers – ahead of a possible nationwide screening programme of the problem. Two-year-olds will reportedly be screened to tackle the problem which experts say is now more prevalent than dyslexia or autism. According to the Telegraph: ‘Toddlers could be …

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2m sales sprint for Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games is creeping towards two million sales in the UK – and is still flying out of stores over a year after it was released. Sega has even recently given the title an outside shot at Christmas No.1, after it appeared in TV ads …

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UK CHARTS: Call of Duty shoots back to the top

While a late sales surge drove EA’s FIFA 09 to claim the Christmas 2008 games No.1 last week, the title has been usurped by Call of Duty: World at War which is once again the UK’s number one title. The Activision Blizzard FPS returns to the top, although EA still …

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New edu-games for DS announced

PlayV has announced that its range of educational titles will be released on Nintendo DS in February 2009. The Mind Your Language series has been fully accredited by international language school Inlingua and teaches a variety of tongues, including Spanish, French, German and even Japanese. PlayV’s marketing manager Brian Faller …

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Sharp hit with DS screen price-fixing fine

According to Edge, The Japan Fair Trade Commission has fined Sharp $3 million for price-fixing LCD displays used in Nintendo’s DS Lite. The Trade commission sent a cease-and-desist order to Sharp, claiming the firm had colluded with Hitachi to control the price of displays, which violates Japan’s Antimonopoly Act. Sharp …

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Street Fighter II HD breaks records

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom is claiming that its recently released Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network title Street Fighter II HD has shattered both day one and week one sales records for a digital console title. To date the game has sold 250,000 copies. The firm also expects the …

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