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If you love it, change it: WarioWare

For those of you unfortunate enough to have never played a WarioWare game, a quick summary. WarioWare takes the concept of the minigame to its logical conclusion - the microgame, in which the player is thrown into all manner of crazy situat...

 
 
 

The Guardian: You Should Play GTA4

The Guardian is fast becoming the most pro-gaming newspaper on the planet. Today, Catherine Bennett writes I'm game for Grand Theft Auto. You should be too. She makes the excellent point that Grand Theft Auto is probably the most difficult ...

 
 
 

Gamers vs. politicians: gamers win

A great article by Richard Bartle (co-creator of the first MUD) on the Guardian website today on why gamers have won and politicians should just stop fighting. A choice quote: "Half the UK population has grown up playing computer games. Th...

 
 
 
 

How many games can you play at once? Try 16

I'm sure many of you have played 2 games at once. I know that I like to keep my DS handy when playing games with long load times - because after all, if you aren't gaming every single second, you're clearly doing something wrong. Taking...

 
 
 

Parents worry games have come for their babies

The BBC reports "more than 75% of parents are concerned about the content of video games" - or rather, parents in the UK, France, Italy and Germany. Having looked over these statistics, they seem pretty dodgy to me. For example, in answer...

 
 
 

Super Mario Galaxy - second best game ever?

Game Rankings currently has Super Mario Galaxy listed as the second best game ever with an average score of 97.5%, beaten only by Ocarina of Time by 0.01% more. I just got the game today (thanks to Virgin Megastores for getting it to me a d...

 
 
 

Psychonauts 2 - coming soon?

This image has appeared on the Double Fine projects page, right below the recently announced Brütal Legend. Could it be that a sequel to the critically acclaimed but commercially failed game is in the works? To be honest, I'm not so sure ...

 
 
 
 

UK government launches game violence study

The study seeks to find the effect of violent games on children. I for one welcome this, as perhaps it will lead to ratings being better enforced and games like Manhunt 2 not being banned for fear of finding their way into kiddies hands. I...

 
 
 

Redesigning the Wiimote

These guys have suggested quite a nifty redesign for the Wiimote, for playing games like Metroid: Now, being a filthy Brit I haven't yet had the good fortune to play Metroid (damn you Nintendo of Europe) but I would still appreciate this...

 
 
 
 

I Did it Mum! - from the makers of Cooking Mama

From 505 Games, the people who brought you Cooking Mama, comes I Did it Mum! - Boy and Girl edition. There are so many things wrong with this game. First off, "the boy version [features] games like “toy train” or “drive the car”, and th...

 
 
 
 

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