Meet The Characters: The Town Folk in Master Of The Monster Lair

September 24, 2008

Normally a safe and quiet town, South Arc has experienced an increasing number of attacks by the monsters that have recently infested the nearby forests. Frightened to leave their homes, the villagers requested help from the King. Coincidentally, similar reports have been popping up throughout the entire kingdom, leaving the King with few solutions for South Arc. With no clear answer to their problem the citizens of South Arc go about their daily lives as best they can, until one day hope comes in the form of a young orphan…

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Frankie Boyle to present Golden Joystick Awards
16 years ago

Frankie Boyle to present Golden Joystick Awards

22/09/08 – Future, the special-interest media group, is delighted to announce Scottish stand-up comic and TV star Frankie Boyle as the host of the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards – together with Virgin Media.

The Golden Joystick Awards take place on Friday 31st October at the Park Lane Hilton, London and organisers are encouraging marketing and pr departments to rally their loyal fans. With all UK gamers eligible to vote – companies are invited to promote the Golden Joysticks to their online communities – those who visit official websites, create their own fan communities, or post on forums.

Supporting this quest to secure additional votes for shortlisted products and increase the chance of scooping a prestigious Golden Joystick, Future has created a comprehensive EPK available to all eligible companies – designed to encourage gamers to vote at

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Japanese Software Sales: Sept. 15th to 21st

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01. [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo) 315,000 / 1,278,000 02. [NDS] Dragonball DS (Namco Bandai) 72,000 / NEW 03. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 63,000 / 787,000 04. [PS3] Trusty Bell …
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Toys’R’Us Hot Toy List For The 2008 Holiday Season

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ — With the official start of the
holiday shopping season only weeks away, today Toys”R”Us announced its 2008
Hot Toy list, representing the definitive selection of toys that will top
kids’ wish lists this holiday season. The company’s predicted list of the
biggest holiday “must-haves” features 36 new toys that are sure to delight
and excite kids across the country when they open their Christmas presents.
Carefully selected after a comprehensive review process, items on the list
are organized by age from “Baby’s First Christmas” to “Big Kids” and serve
as a starting point to help parents, friends and family find the perfect
gift for any child. From the overall list, the “Fabulous 15″ were selected
to represent the very best toys of the season. All items featured on the
list are available at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide and at

“After a thorough evaluation of all new toy introductions throughout
the year, and consultations with our global merchandising team in 34
countries, Toys”R”Us has the unique ability to provide our guests with THE
ultimate list of items certain to bring big smiles to kids’ faces – the
Toys”R”Us Hot Toy list,” said Karen Dodge, Senior Vice President, Chief
Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, U.S. “With new toy shipments arriving in
our stores daily, customers will have a better chance of finding the
hottest toys, in stock, at Toys”R”Us than anywhere else.”

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Ubisoft gives gamers Shaun White Snowboarding on the go

SAN FRANCISCO – September 24, 2008 – Today Ubisoft announces the development of Shaun White Snowboarding for the Nintendo DS(TM) system and PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system. The game is scheduled for release on November 16, 2008.

Developed in close collaboration with Shaun White, Olympic Gold Medalist and eight-time X Games Gold Medalist, Shaun White Snowboarding for the PSP system and DS allows players to enjoy the thrilling sport of snowboarding anytime, anywhere. Built from the ground up on both platforms, each version includes exclusive and unique features. Using intuitive controls, players can ride and compete on mountains around the world. They can also express their creativity through rides and customization and challenge their friends through wireless multiplayer.

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de Blob Developer: People May Not Like Extra Motion

de Blob Developer, Nick Hagger, had this to say when asked about Nintendo’s motion plus.

“While it’s definitely intellectually stimulating from a development perspective to play with those ideas – …
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September 27 is Nintendo Fan Network Day at Safeco Field The Seattle Mariners and Nintendo are saluting fans on Saturday, September 27, at the second annual Nintendo Fan Network Day
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Famitsu: Ninokuni DS

Ninokuni – (Level 5)

Ninokuni (DS/Level5/2009)

– animation by Studio Ghibli – 10th anniversary product – game comes bundled with a book that features magic crests and spell recipes. The …
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Famitsu:  SEGA’s Mystery RPG – 7th Dragon RPG
16 years ago

Famitsu: SEGA’s Mystery RPG – 7th Dragon RPG

7th Dragon (DS/Sega/Spring 09)

– Kazuya Niinou involved – Command based battles – 4 characters in a party at one time – fight/kill dragons – 7 classes …
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Rockstar: Nintendo Did Not Want GTA Kid-Friendly

“No one disagreed with Sam [Houser, Rockstar president and Dan’s brother]’s very clear edict that GTA has to be an M rating. It can’t be softened to make it family-friendly …
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If You Do No Have And SD Card To Download GH Wold Tour DLC, Then You Better Have 200 Blocks

“Saving on SD cards is the way to go if you plan on downloading a lot of songs. The Wii system memory is then used as a “content cache.” This …
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Famitsu: Review Scores

Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii, Nintendo): 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 – (31/40) Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no Houkou (NDS, D3): 5 / 6 / 4 / 5 – …
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Nintendo Turns 119 Today
16 years ago

Nintendo Turns 119 Today

Happy birthday Nintendo! Some of you are reading this and are wondering; 119? Wow, how is Nintendo that old. Well my young padawans, the answer can be found for you below. Enjoy reading about the long history of Nintendo after the Jump. How about three mighty big cheers for our favorite company!

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Pure Nintendo Review: de Blob
16 years ago

Pure Nintendo Review: de Blob

Nintendo fans, the wait is over!  de Blob offers one of the most unique platforming experiences ever and delivers hours and hours of Van Gogh-like mischief.  Painting everything in sight may seem like a simple task, but the developers at bluetongue have come through with an adventure that’s sure to give even the hardcore gamers a challenge.

The story for de Blob starts with the I.N.K.T. Corporation taking over Chroma City and sucking all the color out of the entire city.  With the entire city in dull grays, in comes your character, de Blob.  You are part of the Color Revolution to bring color back to Chroma City.  With the help of other de Blob’s unique abilities and other color revolutionaries, you must once again restore Chroma City back to a colorful utopia.

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Study Reveals Women Choose Video Games Instead of Sleep

E for All 2008: FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Results from a survey recently fielded by Entertainment for All® Expo (E for All®), the consumer video game expo held October 3-5, 2008, in Los Angeles, and, an online community exclusive to women around the world, indicate some surprising trends relating to women and video games. Front and center: many women would rather play video games than catch up on sleep, according to the new survey which polled more than 120 PoshMama members on their video game habits. Responses were gleaned from the high percentage of female respondents (71%) who said that they play video games.

According to the E for All / PoshMama survey, more than one-third of those surveyed say that they play video games when they should be sleeping. Women in the survey also say they play video games in other unusual circumstances, including: while on the phone (32%); while at work/in a meeting (20%); and, while preparing for work (12%). When it comes to spare time, nearly twice as many women say that, if given an extra hour of free time at home, they would rather play video games than catch up on sleep.

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