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Cooking Mama meet Science Papa

By Spencer . July 30, 2008 . 11:05am

Cooking Mama may have a rival made by Activision. The publisher recently trademarked Math Papa and Science Papa for use with things like “video game programs; computer game cartridges”. In plain English these may be titles for upcoming games where a fatherly character runs through science training on some system. This reminds me of a […]

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When did Hot Shots Golf come out for the Xbox 360?

By Spencer . July 7, 2008 . 2:59pm

Oh wait, it isn’t. Housemarque of Super Stardust fame developed Golf: Tee It Up which just happens to share the feel of a lost Hot Shots Golf game. Like the recent PlayStation 3 release you can play online, customize your character, and download new content. Additional course, clothes, and accessories will be available almost certainly […]

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Guitar Hero DS bundle officially goes on tour in June

By Spencer . June 12, 2008 . 6:23am

This news shouldn’t be a surprise since the box art was revealed a few days earlier. The difference is Toys ‘R Us marked June 29 as the release date, but the Guitar Hero: On Tour Nintendo DS bundle is actually scheduled to ship on the same day as the DS game, June 22. Inside the […]

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Pitfall takes a plunge on the Wii with PS2 graphics? (update)

By Spencer . May 12, 2008 . 10:56am

Pitfall’s popularity plummeted from being a multimillion selling game on the Atari 2600 and a household name to a retro memory. Activision has tried to evolve Pitfall into a 3D platformer, but the transition hasn’t been stellar. The latest version, Pitfall: The Big Adventure, is coming out this fall in North Americaand so far it’s […]

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The next evolution of retro, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2

By Levi . April 3, 2008 . 8:44am

Geometry Wars fans, get ready for more retro inspired insanity. The OFLC has rated Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2! Yes, it looks like a sequel is indeed coming. While the OFLC website lists it as "multiplatform", it's most likely coming to the PC and XBLA, at least in my opinion. Though how crazy would it […]

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Activision imitates American Idol for Guitar Hero contest

By Spencer . March 24, 2008 . 4:01pm

With all the news about Rock Band coming to the Wii it’s easy to overlook Guitar Hero. Activision bent on not letting their franchise stray from the spotlight opened up a campaign Rock Icon contest where Guitar Hero fans are invited to add themselves as a character in the next Guitar Hero. Well, not themselves […]

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Lost cameo, Meet Ultimate Alliance Link

By Spencer . February 6, 2008 . 3:46pm

Back when the Wii launched Link was almost thrust into a battle royale against Marvel’s best. No, Marvel characters weren’t drafted in an early version of Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Link was supposed to be a guest character in the Wii version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance! I touched on this nifty lost piece of gaming […]

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Link, Spider-Man and the alliance that never was

By Spencer . November 24, 2007 . 9:18pm

The always entertaining Surfer Girl has a neat tidbit about the Wii version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance over at such things that never was. Before Marvel: Ultimate Alliance shipped to stores Samus and Link were supposed to appear alongside Spider-Man and the Hulk. However, Nintendo did not give Activision approval to do this and the […]

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Guitar Hero III demo arriving on Xbox Live tomorrow

By Spencer . October 22, 2007 . 8:29am

If you didn’t procure the Guitar Hero III demo disc by purchasing Tony Hawk: Proving Ground or gray level means you can snag it on Tuesday on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo contains the same five songs on the disc, which are:   – Even Flow (by Pearl Jam) – Lay Down (by Priestess) […]

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Xbox 360 holiday bundle confirmed for October

By Spencer . October 8, 2007 . 6:20am

Microsoft sent over an e-mail officially announcing the rumored Forza Motorsport 2/Marvel Ultimate Alliance pack-in this holiday season. Starting at the end of October you get both games for free when you pick up a specially marked Xbox 360 Pro ($349.99) or an Xbox 360 Elite ($449.99). If you don’t need to play Halo 3 […]

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Spider Man: Friend or Foe demo introduces demo rewards

By Spencer . September 13, 2007 . 4:18pm

Digitally distributed demos are becoming popular, but it is kind of a drag to play through a demo only to do the same thing when you purchase a game. Activision has an interesting concept, reward gamers for playing the demo. Once you get a reward code for the Spider Man: Friend or Foe demo you […]

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Sony’s Tokyo Game Show line up, made in the West

By Spencer . September 5, 2007 . 1:39pm

Something struck me while I was glancing over Sony’s playable games at Tokyo Game Show and this time it wasn’t Q Entertainment’s unannounced game. Half of the games being shown aren’t developed in Japan. The developers reside in the USA, Canada and Europe. And a fair number of the third party games like Harry Potter […]

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Pet sim games coming bound for the Wii, but not from Nintendo

By Spencer . July 25, 2007 . 12:45pm

After Nintendogs sold millions of copies it spawned a series of imitators on the DS. Activision might be getting in on the action with Puppy Luv and Kitty Luv. Both of these games were released for the PC and these might be ports with slapped on motion control. It also looks like Ubisoft might be […]

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Is Activision jumping in the language training business too?

By Spencer . July 23, 2007 . 6:21am

Months after we mentioned that Ubisoft has a suite of language training software for the Nintendo DS, Activision may be giving it a go too with Spanish for Everyone. EB Games has a listing up for the title and it looks like it has an exact release date instead of a place holder. After seeing […]

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Guitar Hero III to rock four consoles this fall

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 11:26am

Activision announced they are going to release Guitar Hero III on the Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and Wii. The bundle comes out in the fall with a customizable wireless guitar controller. Specifically, for the Playstation 2 Activision is bundling an exclusive Guitar Hero controller, the classic Kramer guitar from Gibson, while other bundles […]