"Activision Publishing has announced that at last week’s British Academy Children’s Awards (BAFTA) ceremony, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure won the Best Video Game category, cementing Activision’s place at the forefront of creative and innovative gaming for children. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii last year and has since received a sequel, Skylanders Giants."
"On a surface level the title “Destined to Fade” will not come across as very inspiring. Indeed, at first glance it is not very optimistic to think of our lives as fleeting, finite and destined for death. However, accepting that nothing lasts forever and coming to terms with our own inevitable death is a significant milestone in life.
It is important that we take life as it is now, with the ups and downs, over illusions of eternity. Accepting that everything is destined to fade has profound..."
"Following the debut of Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii last week, Disney Interactive today bring the videogame to Wii U. In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star."
Gamesta.com rounds up the news they received from Nintendo Europe this week. The Wii U will launch along with no less than 23 titles and offer a few starter pack options. The eShop focuses on 3DS again this week and owners of a 3DS XL can get a free full title this January!
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Ryan continues Part 4 of Going Through The Motions, this time looking at Nintendo, the originators of the whole motion control phenomenon, as well as the newest ones on the block with the Wii U. Which company/system is the best to use motion control to get new gamers in on the market? There's one more part to go after this to crown the winner, but for now, get the basics on why the Wii/Wii U are good for getting "noobs" in on gaming.
"A lot of people ditched the Nintendo Wii a very long time ago – too many people, in my view. Amongst the hardcore, it’s a system that quickly became synonymous with the reams of money-grabbing shovelware that appeared on it; all of it aimed squarely at the huge demographic of people who’d never owned a videogame console before. As a devout Wii fan – an apologist, some might say – this has been incredibly frustrating. Yes, we have the Nintendo Wii to thank for the scandalous likes of Pong Toss..."
"While the original Disney Epic Mickey was well received by critics and consumers alike, the ringing of tills didn’t present as strong an argument for the continuation of Junction Point’s Mickey Mouse extravaganza. Thankfully, Disney Interactive has taken the welcome and unusual move of looking beyond this, ignoring hurdles such as revenue and rising costs of development and instead arguing that the premise is strong enough to birth a second title. Electronic Theatre isn’t about to argue with ..."
"Disney Interactive has today launched the sequel to the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Available now for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will also launch on Wii U next week."
"Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group have today launched the newest videogames in the LEGO franchise, LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC."
"This week’s new releases on Nintendo digital channels see a broad selection of genres coming to Nintendo 3DS, from Nnooo’s dual Spirit Hunters Inc. titles to Gamelion Studios’ PIX3D. Furthermore, Nintendo’s own Pilotwings Resort launches as a downloadable title for the console today, available now via the Nintendo eShop."
"THQ’s WWE videogame franchise underwent something of a makeover last year. WWE ’12 drew a line in the sand, marking a transition from the ‘smackdown’ tagline to a new, more immediate title. But in that the development team at Yukes have also taken the opportunity to reflect on years past; on both earlier videogame and popular eras from the television programme."