European Charts: GTA IV rules the continent!

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310w ago - With GTA IV smashing entertainment records to hit six million sales in its first week, it's little surprise that the title has taken the top spot in all formats charts in Spain, Germany and Sweden.

According to Next-gen.Biz, the PS3 version took the No. 1 spot in Spain and Germany for the nine day period ended May 7th, whilst the Xbox 360 version ruled the roost in Sweden.

The full charts read:

Spain

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. Wii Fit (Wii)
03. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
04. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
05. Brain Training (DS)
06. More Brain Training (DS)
07. Wii Play (Wii)
08. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (PS3)
09. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (360)

Germany

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
03. Wii Fit (Wii)
04. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
05. Assassin's Creed Director's Cut (PC)
06. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (360)
07. The Sims 2 Kitchen and Bathroom... Design Stuff (PC)
08. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (PS3)
09. Wii Play (Wii)
10. Brain Training (DS)

Sweden

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
02....
 

Wii Bound: Kingdom Hearts, Beyond Good and Evil, Viva Pinata?

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310w ago - Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Channel is in development ?

According to Famitsu magazine during an interview with Sakurai. Nintendo is hard at work at developing a new channel dedicated to Smash Bros Brawl. More advanced online settings are expected as well as some possible downloadable content are all rumored.

Kid Icarus Wii Bound?

Kombo reported that a new Kid Icarus game is in development for Wii, as a result of the renewed partnership between Nintendo and Factor 5. According to Kombo, Factor 5's Kid Icarus title is being developed from the ground-up for Wii it will not use one of the developer's previous GameCube graphics engines.

"We want to push the hardware. I think for us it's relatively easy for us to push the hardware. It inherently comes. But a lot of it is about exploiting the uniqueness of the Wii. I mean, on the graphical side, we're going to try and do everything to outdo everything else on the platform, the same as we did for the Star Wars games back on the GameCube," Eggebrecht told IGN.

"But one of our main focuses is the innovation around the controls. Everybody is always talking about the motion control, but I think people are overplaying that a bit. I really, really love the pointing aspect of the remote. Although we're going to use everything for...
 

Rumor: EA buys GTA Forums?

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316w ago - According to Internet rumors, EA bought the largest GTA fan forum on 3/22/08 for approximately $3.4 million.

GTAForums.com now also features the EA logo. According to a leaked letter (see below) from EA to the site, "Such an acquisition would include the handover of all domain names, server contents and a database of, statistical information on all members of GTAForums.com, to Electronic Arts Inc."

The letter also states they would like to complete the transfer before April 29th, 2008.
 

A Look Back at the Games of Star Wars

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318w ago - Gametrailers just put up their first episode in a ten-part look at the history of Star Wars video games.

While it take awhile to get going, once they do start talking about the games, it gets pretty interesting looking at such classics as the Atari 2600 retro pack Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Arcade in its vector graphics goodness and Star Wars Jedi Arena on the 2600.

Video below:




 

Green sports car set for launch

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319w ago - A "zero-emission" sports car with a top speed of nearly 100mph is set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

The hydrogen-powered Lifecar, based on the design of the Morgan Aero-8 roadster, produces little noise and only water vapour from its exhaust.

The lightweight model packs advanced fuel cells and an energy storage system that gives the car a range of 250 miles (400km) per tank of hydrogen.

It has been developed by a consortium of UK companies and universities.

"Figures suggest the car should be capable of doing 0-60 [miles per hour] in about seven seconds," Matthew Parkin of classic sports car manufacturer Morgan told BBC News.

However, the exact acceleration will not be known until the complete car is taken for its first test drive.

"It's nearly there and the plan is to drive it when the show is over," said Mr Parkin.

Clever power

The £1.9m project to build the Lifecar, part funded by the UK government, has taken nearly three years.

"The basic concept was to build an entertaining and fun sports car that would act as a showcase for the technology and would deliver 150 miles to the gallon," said Mr Parkin.

"Everything else has tumbled out from that."

The car is powered by...
 







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