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EA confirms online services for 50 titles to cease

by Joseph Murphy - on May 12th 2014 - No Comments
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EA has confirmed they will not sustain the online services for over fifty of their titles after the recent closure of Gamespy. The online services for the titles will cease from June, with the full list of affected games covering all walks of life from the publishers catalog, including some titles from the Battlefield series, Command &...

Hidden Thursday: The Forgotten Gem?

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments
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We haven’t had a Hidden Thursday post in a while now, that’s because I was running out of hidden gems.  I was racking my brain trying to remember those gems I played as far back as to my first venture into console gaming (The original Nintendo) but nothing stood out to me worthy of a hidden gem mention.  After the last...

Opinion Lab: How to do multiplayer the right way

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Nov 18th 2013 - No Comments
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Recently we ran an article on “How to do online co-op the right way” this time I decided to write another article on how to do multiplayer the right way…if there is a ‘right way’ at all. Battlefield 4 is a great game, no doubt.  The multiplayer is great, the engine it’s running on is future technology, and...

Opinion Lab: How to do online co-op the right way

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Nov 11th 2013 - No Comments
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It was a cold winters day and Dead Rising 2 had just come out.  Being huge fans of the original my friend and I bought it.  I played the single player for an hour or two and enjoyed it, but I decided to join my friend’s game to see what was happening. My friend turns up on his bike. I remain quiet as the cut scene starts, but my friend...

Why video games are good for you

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Nov 8th 2013 - No Comments
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Video games have been blamed for everything from causing aggression to giving you square eyes and a zombie like brain.  But what if video games are actually good for you? Appendix Today, a growing area of brain research, suggests modern fast-paced action video games, in particular first-person shooter games may sharpen your vision,...

Zumba Fitness World Party announced for Xbox One. Also coming to 360, Wii U & Wii

by Shane Willoughby - on May 29th 2013 - No Comments
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Majesco has announced Zumba Fitness World Party will be released on Xbox One later this year. The game will also ship for Xbox 360, Wii U and Wii in October. With Zumba Fitness World Party, players will go on a cultural journey “around the world” doing dance/aerobic routine which will help then burn up to 1,000 calories per hour...

Wii Mini confirmed for UK release

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 26th 2013 - No Comments
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Nintendo has confirmed the previously Canadian-exclusive Wii Mini will finally release in the UK and Ireland on March 22nd. The console, which hit it Canada last year, set buyers back $100, so expect to pay in or around the £89/€99 mark. Shipping with a red and black finish, as well as a red Wii Remote Plus and a red Nunchuk controller,...

EA Sports to shut handful of online servers in January. FIFA 11 & NHL 11 among cuts

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 31st 2012 - No Comments
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FIFA 11 and NHL 11 will be among six EA Sports titles that will lose all online functionality as of next month. EA Sports has announced that it will discontinue online play to FIFA 11, NHL 11, Madden NFL 11, NBA JAM, NBA Live 10 and NCAA Football 11 on January 11th. Head over to EA’s Service Update notice for additional information...

Wii Mini is official. Curiously exclusive to Canada

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 27th 2012 - No Comments
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Nintendo has confirmed that the rumoured “Wii Mini” is actually a thing and will be available from December 7th and will be exclusive to Canada. Earlier today, leaked images of the console appeared on Best Buy’s official website. The console will come in red only, with a red Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck of the same...

Wii Mini promo image leaks, suggests December 7 release

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 27th 2012 - No Comments
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A promo image for the Wii Mini has appeared on Best Buy’s website. The image, while a little on the small side, appears to show the console as well as a yet-t0-be confirmed release date of December the 7th. If the date is indeed real, we’d expect that to be the US release, with an EU release to follow shorty after. Expect word...

Rumour: Nintendo to release “mini” Wii redesign in the run up to Christmas

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 24th 2012 - No Comments
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Nintendo are reportedly readying a new “mini” Wii redesign for retail in the run up to Christmas. NintendoWorldReport have it from an undisclosed retailer that Nintendo will release the “Mini” Wii with a sensor bar, nunchuk and Wii remote plus with a protective jacket. the report even suggests that it could be...

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two gets launch trailer

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 23rd 2012 - No Comments
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Disney Interactive has released the launch trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. The launch trailer shows some promo CG as well as actual gameplay footage. If you’re thinking about picking it up, read what we thought here. ...

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings rated by ESRB, details slapstick humor

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 12th 2012 - No Comments
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The ESRB has revealed their age rating for LEGO: The Lord of the Rings. As you can probably guess, it’s relatively harmless with the ratings board slapping an “E” for everyone on it. Here’s how the rating reads: “In this action-adventure game, players control small Lego-versions of characters from the Lord...

LEGO The Lord of the Rings dated for Ireland and UK, gets new trailer

by Joseph Murphy - on Oct 31st 2012 - No Comments
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TT Games has revealed the release date for the highly anticipated LEGO The Lord of the Rings. The game lacked a final release window for Ireland and the UK but now, we can confirm it will be available from the 23rd of November. To cap that off, TT Games has sent out a new “humour” trailer. Hit play, it’s genuinely funny. ...

Gangnam Style DLC coming to Just Dance 4. You have been warned

by Shane Willoughby - on Oct 19th 2012 - 1 Comment
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K-Pop sensation Psy and his MEGA online hit “Gangnam Style” is getting the DLC treatment in Just Dance 4. You have been warned. “Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos, said Psy of the collaboration. What is there to say about this song that hasn’t been said before? It’s...