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Wii U

Nintendo Wii U set to out-sell predecessor at launch

Nintendo will shift more Wii Us in the first three months of release than it managed with the console's predecessor, analysts claim. But an estimated 53 million sales by the end of 2016 puts projected long-term success of the tablet-inspired console quite some way behind. Nintendo is said to have 5.5 million Wii U units in …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2012
World of Warcraft Mobile Armory

Blizzard blasts 'frivolous' security lawsuit

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has said claims made in a lawsuit which alleges it engaged in "deceptive and unfair" business practices are entirely "without merit". The lawsuit, filed by gamer Benjamin Bell in the US, insists Blizzard is forcing online players of Diablo III, Starcraft and World of Warcraft to pay $6.40/£ …
Caleb Cox, 12 Nov 2012
Curiosity, screenshots from @Mowlamania, Twitter

Unexpected curiosity cripples Molyneux app

Veteran British games developer Peter Molyneux's latest mobile game, Curiosity, has been dogged by issues after an unexpected million or so downloads led to server overload. The development studio 22 Cans has appealed for fan donations to improve the service. Curiosity - launched last week - is Molyneux's social experiment in …
Caleb Cox, 12 Nov 2012
Assassin's Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3 game review

"His name is Desmond Miles and he has brought us to the end." So begins Assassin's Creed 3. Frankly, if you believe this really is the end then you'll believe anything. No, rather than an end, AC3 is a fresh beginning, a place for new hero Connor Kenway to "rise" as the game's tagline puts it – form an orderly queue behind …
Mike Plant, 9 Nov 2012
Xbox Live

Microsoft mulls 'Xbox Surface' slate for games

Microsoft wants to release a 7in gaming tablet, with hardware planning for an "Xbox Surface" already in the works, sources claim. Details of the device - which was first mooted in June when speculation pointed towards an E3 games show reveal - indicate the use of custom ARM chippery and high-bandwidth memory geared …
Caleb Cox, 7 Nov 2012
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim DLC lets players FLY DRAGONS

Bethesda has unveiled its latest DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As well as the introduction of a fresh villain, gamers will be able to fly on the back of a dragon. Insert Bill & Ted sample: "Exccellllent." While full details of the Dragonborn DLC have yet to surface, this week's trailer offers a glimpse of what …
Caleb Cox, 6 Nov 2012
Doom_SM

Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games

The long-anticipated release of Halo 4 and the latest Call of Duty, November is shaping up to be a great month for first-person shooters. Halo 4 We've decided to look back at the great FPS games of the past, so here are what we think to be the 20 most notable titles from the last 30 years. During that time, there have been …
Caleb Cox, 5 Nov 2012
Ouya Android games console

Android games console jumps to Jelly Bean for penultimate test phase

Android-based games console Ouya has entered the Engineering Verification Testing phase, which essentially means the team is evaluating how the box runs ahead of the planned shipment of developer kits this coming December. The hotly-anticipated games console - which made a big splash in the gaming world after a high-profile …
Caleb Cox, 1 Nov 2012
Horror

Slideshow: A History of Horror in 20 Scary Games

Complimented on the cobwebs, skeletal remains and general stench of death in my flat the other day, I suddenly remembered it was Halloween this week, so here's another nostalgic slideshow to celebrate. This time it's a collection of 20 pant-cacking games, titles that raised the hair on the back of our necks or at least raised …
Caleb Cox, 31 Oct 2012
World of Warcraft Expansion: The Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria review

Review A couple of years ago I was addicted to Farmville and I've always had a soft spot for Pokémon. As much as I hate to say, it the Mists of Pandaria is coming over all Pokéville 2. Everyone is battling minipets or farming, which all feels a bit twee but I can’t deny it’s also extremely enjoyable... except when I see my baby polar …
Lucy Orr, 30 Oct 2012
GTA: Vice City

Rockstar unloads Vice City for smartphones

Rockstar Games is celebrating the tenth anniversary of PS2 classic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by releasing it on mobile platforms. The game - which hit shelves on 29 October 2002 - will be available for a wide range of iOS and Android devices, feature high-resolution graphics and include several enhancements for the mobile …
Caleb Cox, 29 Oct 2012
Fifa 13

Fifa 13 game review

Review Nearly a month has passed since EA kicked off sales for its latest Fifa release and, despite an influx of other impressive titles including PES 2013, the king of footie games remains firmly at the top of the UK charts. That's hardly a surprise in a population so grossly obsessed with the 'beautiful game'. Fifa 13 Kept alive …
Caleb Cox, 27 Oct 2012
PlayStation Network

Latest PS3 hack hits Sony with massive migraine

News that the PlayStation 3 has been jailbroken, again, is hardly a shocker. However, the latest hack makes Sony's battle against piracy a very tricky task, experts claim. While fresh custom firmware hit the web earlier this week, it's the leak of the so-called LV0 decryption keys which leaves Sony with a serious headache. …
Caleb Cox, 24 Oct 2012
Ubisoft

Ubisoft forgets to ship activation codes for music game

Whoops. Ubisoft has shipped a number of European copies of Rocksmith for PC without activation codes. The omission was, of course, a blunder. However, gamers affected by the codes' absence have still been struck by Ubi's strict security and asked to provide a clear digital image of purchase receipts. Hordes of affected …
Caleb Cox, 23 Oct 2012
PlayStation Network

Sony posts, pulls PlayStation Store update

Sony pulled its new-look PlayStation Store from the UK yesterday after a barrage of complaints from users. The firm has now postponed the refresh in several countries and reverted the Store to its old design until it fixes "teething problems". Those who installed the update say it was buggy, full of random crashes and had …
Caleb Cox, 19 Oct 2012
Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 game review

Review What a dumbfounding series Resident Evil is. First, we have the innovations – popularising the survival horror genre for one. Then later, perfecting the third-person shooter camera, before taking environmental interaction to new heights. The game even led the way in cooperative campaign mechanics. But then there's the series' …
Mike Plant, 19 Oct 2012
007 Legends

Slideshow: A History of James Bond in 20 Games

As the latest James Bond game - 007 Legends - shoots its way to shop shelves this week ahead of Skyfall's release on 26 October, we decided jump aboard the nostalgia train with a look back at Bond-theme games from yesteryear. 007 Legends Get bent! Since the very first virtual 007 adventure - the Parker Brother's James Bond …
Caleb Cox, 18 Oct 2012
Mike Singleton

Game over for legendary 1980s games designer Mike Singleton

Obituary Classic videogame designer Mike Singleton - famed for titles such as the ZX Spectrum's The Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge - has died aged 61. Singleton will be best remembered as a trendsetter, developing popular 1980s titles such as Dark Sceptre and Midwinter, and building hundreds of games for systems from the …
Caleb Cox, 16 Oct 2012

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