321w ago - British fans of Nintendo Wii and Star Wars will get a first glimpse of the console's upcoming Light Sabre peripheral at a gaming festival being held later this month.
LucasArts will be exhibiting the peripheral alongside its forthcoming Wii title Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, at the GameCity festival, due to be held between 24 and 28 October. Unfortunately, gamers will only be able to get in touch with their Jedi sides and use the Light Sabre on one day: 26 October.
Although LucasArts didn't say if the peripheral or the game will be available to buy at the festival, the demo should at least gives gamers the chance to wield the Light Sabre ahead of the previously announced Spring 2008 release date.
The peripheral should also help the festival, which is being organised by Nottingham Trent University, fulfil its mantra of "exploring videogames."
321w ago - Third highest week of sales since launch
PlayStation 3 hardware sales jumped 178 per cent last week with the introduction of two new SKUs, helping the system record its third highest week since launch in the UK.
Data supplied to GamesIndustry.biz reveals that although Sony's console enjoyed a considerable sales boost, Nintendo's DS was still the best-selling hardware system in the UK, followed by the Wii and then the PS3, with the Xbox 360 behind its home console rival.
Two new PS3 models were introduced to market last Wednesday. A 40GB model with less functions has gone on sale for GBP 299, and the 60GB model has been reduced to GBP 349, bundled with two free first-party games.
PS3 software has also enjoyed a resurgence, with Resistance: Fall of Man climbing the all-formats charts from 22 to eight, Heavenly Sword re-entering the top 40 at number 14, MotorStorm moving from 22 to 18, and Formula 1: Championship Edition also back in the official charts at number 24.
321w ago - For those keeping an eye on the summer's funnest (only?) court case involving Microsoft and the big box retailer the world loves to hate, here's the latest. Today, the Supreme Court "rejected an appeal by Microsoft and a unit of Best Buy in a lawsuit alleging the two companies fraudulently signed up customers for Microsoft's online service," which means that the appeals court's ruling may now stand. Unfortunately, further details and consequences of the decision were not yet disclosed, but it's fairly safe to assume that the two won't soon be engaging in any similar activities.
321w ago - Ninja Gaiden 2 is coming to the Nintendo Wii. Yes, you read that correctly. However, your short-term eyes may deceive you a bit, because it's actually the original Ninja Gaiden 2 from the NES, subtitled "The Dark Sword of Chaos."
Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos is one of three games headed to the Wii's Virtual Console today at 9am PST. The three-deep roster of today's Virtual Console games is comprised of:
Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos: In Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, a new villain, Ashtar, is revealed. Take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa and rescue Irene Lew, a former CIA agent, from Ashtar. Destroy the Sword of Chaos, a weapon of great power forged from the bone of a demon. Use techniques such as the Fire Wheel or the Windmill Throwing Star and attack while holding on to walls and ladders. Use the most innovative technique of all: the ability to create Shadow Clones, orange shadow versions of Ryu that will constantly follow him, repeating previous actions (moving or attacking) in a delayed cycle. Once again defeat henchmen, creatures and bosses with new fighting techniques and even more weapons as you progress through multiple stages on your way to destroying Ashtar, Jaquio and the Realm of Chaos.
Metal Marines: Set in the near future, this SNES game presents an...
321w ago - Sony recently sent out an email newsletter promoting the T-mobile hotspot service to members of the PlayStation Underground. Inside the email was a list of WiFi compatible games and interestingly, one of them was Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops: Infinite War.
We haven't heard of this title until now, so we're assuming it is Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops+, which was recently released in Japan, under a new name.