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Archive for 9 September, 2011

Witches & Vampires: Secrets of Ashburry (Nintendo DS)

Witches & Vampires is an adventure game that tells the story of three magical half siblings and their struggle against evil. The arch villain wants to steal a magic amulet from their mother to gain achieve infinite power.

Aluna (19) is a witch, her brother Dariel (17) a vampire and their sister Samantha (15) is half witch, half vampire. All the main characters therefore possess very different abilities and can develop amazing powers when they work together as a team.

The player controls the siblings and uses their varied magic skills in the fight against evil.

  • 3 playable characters with different abilities and powers
  • Girlish on the one hand but mysterious on the other
  • Fights against the dark side, using spells
  • Unique minigames: Creating Magic Potions, Collect Ingredients for potions, Pendulum, Fly on a broomstick

List Price: £19.99

Price: £12.31


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News: Marvelous Proud of Wii Games, Talks Wii U
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In an interview with Siliconera, producer Tomio Kanazawa said that the company was already excited about Nintendo's next console. "For Wii U, we think it will be appreciated by casual and family gamers. We are looking forward to hearing how much it
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The Porsche 911 Carrera S is introduced in this trailer for Need for Speed: The Run.

 

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He took the sword, but it seems it really was too dangerous for Eiji Aonuma to go alone in the original Legend of Zelda for NES. The Zelda director and producer recently admitted in an interview with Game Informer that, despite multiple attempts, Link’s first adventure was too much for him to handle…


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Reports: Nintendo can't get Wii U to work
TechRadar UK
Nintendo is enduring serious problems with many 'core systems' on the forthcoming Wii U console, according to reports. Sources for French site 01net says that the Wii U's current chipset lacks the power to make the console run as desired
Nintendo's Wii U "Trouble" – Yeah, It HappensIGN


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Nintendo Wii sells 190000 units in Aug. US data
Punch Jump
Nintendo Co. this week said the Wii hardware sold 190000 units at US retail in Aug. Nintendo in July said the company held a Q1 net loss of 4 million. For the fiscal year ending Mar. 2012, it expects a profit of 7 million, down 82 percent from a
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Movement of EA pigskin sim into September reporting period has software sales down 37 percent; Deus Ex takes top spot on chart dominated by casual and licensed titles.

 

Last month marked a longtime low for the game industry, with the NPD Group reporting that monthly US retail game sales hit their lowest point since October 2006. The industry-tracking firm today released its August sales report, revealing another exceedingly rare occurrence. For the first time this century, Electronic Arts’ Madden franchise has not topped the NPD’s August sales chart.

Because the annual football sim was released later than normal on August 30, it missed the NPD Group’s August reporting window, contributing to a drastic decline of 23 percent for total game industry retail sales. Hardware, software, and accessories combined for 9.9 million in the US for August, down from 3.8 million the year before, and down even from July’s notable low of 7.7 million.

Software was down the most, with the absence of Madden contributing to sales shrinking 37 percent to 5.9 million. And while the NPD Group noted that hardware sales were up month-over-month on a unit basis (thanks in part to price cuts for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS hardware), system sales were still down 12 percent compared to the previous August.

As for what did sell, Square Enix’s franchise prequel Deus Ex: Human Revolution took the top spot on the charts in its debut month, stiff-arming EA Sports’ other football offering, NCAA 12, to second place. In its 10th month of release, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops was the third-best-selling game, with Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D the only other title targeted at core crowds to make the charts, finishing in ninth overall.

NPD Group analyst Anita Frazier offered a silver lining to the month’s numbers, saying Call of Duty: Black Ops map packs and the release of Fruit Ninja Kinect helped drive digital sales.

“Even though year to date performance of the new physical portion of the industry is down 5 percent, more than half of industry sales in this channel are still to be realized in the back four months of the year,” Frazier said. “Given the strong release schedule in the coming months, new physical retail sales could still be flat to slightly up once full year sales are tallied.”

AUGUST 2011 US GAME SALES
OVERALL DOLLAR SALES
Total retail sales: 9.9 million (-23%)
Total non-PC retail sales: 8.9 million (-21%)
Non-PC hardware: 9.4 million (-12%)
Non-PC software: 4.8 million (-34%)
Accessories: 4.7 million (-1%)
Total software: 5.9 million (-37%)

TOP 10 GAMES FOR AUGUST 2011
Title (Platforms) – Publisher
1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC) – Square Enix
2. NCAA Football 2012 (360, PS3) – Electronic Arts
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC) – Activision Blizzard
4. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (NDS, Wii, PS3) – Disney Interactive Studios
5. Cars 2 (DS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC) – Disney Interactive Studios
6. Just Dance Summer Party (Wii) – Ubisoft
7. Just Dance 2 (Wii) – Ubisoft
8. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) – Disney Interactive Studios
9. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) – Nintendo
10. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3) – Majesco

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Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks (Nintendo DS)

Vilgax and a horde of other intergalactic baddies are hatching an evil plot to conquer the universe, one planet at a time. It’s going to take all the power Ben can marshal to his command in order to put a stop to their scheme. Now Ben and the Omnitrix are going into outer space and into the realm of alien home planets for the very first time. But will Ben’s multitude of alien forms be enough to save the universe from a hostile takeover?

  • Take control of Ben and the Omnitrix as you embark on an adventure into outer space and to new alien home planets
  • Battle a variety of Ben’s most notorious foes, including his ultimate nemesis, Vilgax
  • Enjoy art and sound effects designed to resemble the TV series, as well as voice acting provided by the original television cast
  • Employ 10 of Ben’s amazing alien forms: Echo Echo, Goop, Brainstorm, Chromastone, Big Chill, Humungousaur, Spidermonkey, Swampfire, Jet Ray and Cannonbolt, plus the DS-exclusive alien form Upchuck
  • Explore an amazing original storyline that will have you using your powers to thwart a villainous attempt at intergalactic conquest

List Price: £29.99

Price: £12.88


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Nintendo Having Serious Problems Getting the Wii U Working?
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Like this one, that the Kyoto-based company is having problems getting the Wii U up and running. Big problems. According to 01Net's report, the hardware powering the Wii U simply isn't up to scratch to do what Nintendo needs it to: Namely,
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