Date archives for April, 2009

April 28th, 2009
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Love recycling day and seeing others' rubbish - 14'' pizzas, 12 bottles of wine, cases of lager. Healthy eating message strong in York.


April 27th, 2009
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Review: Real Football 2009

A good effort, but does it hit the back of the net?

As the first Premium title available on DSiWare, there’s a certain amount of expectation surrounding Gameloft’s Real Football 2009. Do you get enough game for your 800 Points?

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April 26th, 2009
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How do geese decide which bit of grass to eat? Surely it all looks and tastes the same?


April 24th, 2009
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Review: Little King’s Story available from Club Nintendo

Here's a spot of breaking news for you - highly recommended action-strategy game Little King's Story has only just been released in the UK this very day, but Nintendo Europe are very generously offering a limited number of copies to its Club Nintendo users, at the princely sum of 5,000 Stars a pop.

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Review: Little King’s Story

Fit for a King!

We've all dreamed of being King or Queen of our own miniature Kingdom: sat upon our thrones, dishing out orders from on high, pleasing our loyal subjects and amassing loads and loads of money. Sadly, for anyone other than the bosses of Nintendo Life, this is destined never to come true, but don't despair, regal wannabes! Little King's Story is here to ease your pain.

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Review: MySims Agents officially announced for Wii and DS

We brought you the first teaser of EA's forthcoming MySims Agents a few days ago, but now the game has officially gone public and the first few scant details have come to light.

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I'm only back on Twitter to win free Sega goodies. I'd tell you all how, but that would limit my chances of winning. Sorry, kids.


April 21st, 2009
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Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, April 2009

UPDATE! This month’s main carnival is now available over at Crescive Gamer, hosted by my comrade in intelligent gaming, Kai Skye. Whilst he decided to pick out his favourite articles, I thought I’d post up all the submissions we received, none of which stuck to our theme of “Skills Only Gamers Possess”. Never mind – there’s still some quality articles here, with a particular shout of thanks going to Renato for his continued commitment to the Carnival. Thanks to everyone who submitted, and don’t forget to keep submitting those posts!

Don Salva presents Fallout 3 goes into the Pit – ‘The Pitt’ HD game play clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents Tom Clancy?s H.A.W.X. HD game play clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Movies Based on Video Games posted at old-wizard.com.

Denise Nimbley presents Really Cool Halo 3 Cheats posted at VideoGame Blog.

mmorpgtips presents The Fun Of Online Games | MMORPGTips.com posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “World of Warcraft was one of the favorites for millions of players, but it quickly got frustrating, when they saw they can’t advance anymore in the game. That was because they lacked resources to instruct more soldiers, so their army was rather poor and finally got killed. Only few skilled gamers managed to build powerful characters.”

Gofree presents Ragnarok Battle Offline (full posted at TTC – Download PC Games Free, saying, “Download Full Games Free”

Marco DSouza presents Playing classic DOS games using Microsoft Virtual PC posted at Technology at work and play, saying, “Ever pine for those classic DOS games of the 80s? Here’s how you can relive the glory days of Wolfenstein 3D, Prince of Persia, and Zaxxon!”

Daniel Wynters presents Rock Band 2 Drum Pedal Problems? posted at Wynters Wonderland.

mmorpgtips presents Play MMORPGs For Free Part 1 posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “An MMORPG play free game doesn’t necessarily have to be a letdown to users of pay for play games, though most certainly do contain at least one or two factors that aren’t as good as the pay games. The word free, after all, is the single most effective word in advertising (the word sex follows closely behind, of course) and it has been known to sell inferior product. So what do you stand to gain and what do you stand to lose by going the free route?”

mmorpgtips presents Black Tabby Cat ?farming? posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “To listen to the podcast and learn more about Black Tabby farming, and cross-faction trading go to Secret Warcraft Podcast Episode 4. For more tips, tricks, and video guides visit Massive Gold Blueprint”

Kristian Bland presents Coquetting Tarradiddles: I’m A Mighty Fiancé! posted at Coquetting Tarradiddles, saying, “A brief, humorous marriage proposal involving romance and firelight, along with the pirates of Monkey Island and a Nintendo DS.”

David Michael presents Videogames as art posted at Perplexicon, saying, “A short article on why I the debate between those who think videogames should and those who think videogames should not be considered art.”

SethBurch presents Top Ten Video Games of All Time posted at Seth’s Blog On Nothing.

Chris_SS presents How I (Gradually) Became Less Obsessive About Playing Video Games posted at How to have more social success.

One Family presents Kids Video Game Software and Consoles – An Introduction for Frugal Families posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “A comparative review of frugal alternatives to popular but expensive hand-held video game console offerings from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.”

Drachir Eogi presents Making Gold on WoW posted at World of Warcraft Gold Blogs, saying, “One of the biggest questions new players have is how to make WoW Gold. Should you go to Vendors or the AH? Well this is where most of the gold you will make comes from. Here is a guide on how to decide which to pick”

Nerdfeast presents Fallout 3 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Fall out 3 review and analysis.”

Nerdfeast presents Diablo posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “WHERE THE HELL DID MY DIABLO DISKS GO?!”

Nerdfeast presents Left 4 Dead posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “L4D review and commentary”

Nerdfeast presents Dawn of War II posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Dawn of War II…how I dislike thee.”

Nerdfeast presents Bioshock 2 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Release of the Bioshock 2 viral website combine with analysis”

Nerdfeast presents The Creative Shepard. posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Tim Schafer and why he is important to the future of the gaming industry.”

Nerdfeast presents Metal Slug 7 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Review of the new Metal Slug game for the DS.”

Nerdfeast presents Bioshock 2 confirmed information. posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Confirmed details of Bioshock 2″

GrrlScientist presents Foldit: This Computer Game is a Citizen Science Project posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Would you like to play a new computer game and help scientists analyze protein chemistry — at the same time? Here is a fun and interesting computer puzzle game that is designed to fold proteins — the objective is to correctly fold a protein into the smallest possible space. This game, Foldit, which University of Washington biochemist David Baker helped create, is being played by thousands of people around the world. Baker is using Foldit to help him analyze the structure of proteins, because kids and adults are a lot smarter at this than supercomputers.”

Renato presents Citizens of Azeroth beware, GamersChamber is here to overrun your lair! – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft race – a representation of your face? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents WoW players near 12 million figure and what it means to every user posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard rolls out WoW PTR build 9464, Hunters heave huge sigh of relief posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents The promise of World of Warcraft’s Patch 3.0.8 posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Extended World of Warcraft maintenance to cover Patch 3.0.8 implementation? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Of bugs, rolling restarts, and the chaos that is Patch 3.0.8 posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard shuts down World of Warcraft Arenas posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents On Arena bug details and how Blizzard is handling the fiasco posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Patch 3.0.8 silver linings – Netherwing nerfs, critter achievements posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Tuesday Maintenance to flush out patch 3.0.8 bugs posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents New World of Warcraft Arena matching and ranking system details unveiled – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard: Hunter class nerfs have gone overboard posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Glider on the verge of being shut down? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard unveils first batch of WoW patch 3.1 class changes – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard releases statement on Glider court ruling controversy – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard gears up fix for World of Warcraft Tabards storage problem posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Eight-hour long WoW maintenance to blaze trail for patch 3.0.9 implementation posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Arena Tournament details unveiled posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft: The curious case of The Ice Stone Had Melted bug posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Jeff Kaplan waves goodbye to WoW, says hello to new Blizzard MMO posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft a model for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft’s Blizzcon 2009 details unveiled – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard opens gates to WoW Arena Tournament registration posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft’s Ghostcrawler explains patch 3.1 mana regen changes posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Is World of Warcraft Gold faring better than Human Dollars? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft patch 3.1 PTR still on stand-by status posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard opens World of Warcraft patch 3.1 Public Test Realms posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft patch 3.1 PTR quick impressions; undocumented patch notes released posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard rolls out new WoW patch 3.1 build; updates official patch notes posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents GhostCrawler encourages players to go out of WoW, try other MMOs posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard dev team caving to players? demands too much? Zarhym says in your dreams posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Has World of Warcaft become too easy or has its players just gotten better? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard to give Horde new World of Warcraft mounts posted at GamersChamber.com.

riaan de villiers presents Review: Star Wars the Force Unleashed posted at Digital Liquor.

Steve McCutchen presents Punch-Out: The Rise and Fall of the World Video Boxing Association posted at Steve McCutchen’s Cavalcade of Awesomeness.

mmorpgtips presents Making gold through Black Tabby farming posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “Are you a big fan of pets in World of Warcraft? Did you know that not only are these pets cute and fun to collect, but they are also a good source of gold in WoW? To listen to the podcast and learn more about Black Tabby farming, and cross-faction trading go to Secret Warcraft Podcast Episode 4. For more tips, tricks, and video guides visit Massive Gold Blueprint.”

Renato presents Blizzard puts clamps on pay-for-play WoW add-ons, developers respond posted at GamersChamber.com.


Karl Thompson has written an excellent article on Starcraft II’s development, and how Blizzard have changed since their merger with Activision, with his post Activision’s Influence on Blizzard and the Starcraft II Trilogy Release Date.

That’s your lot for this month, ladies and gentlemen. Next month’s Carnival will be on May 18th, so get those articles flooding in now using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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April 16th, 2009
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Review: Feature: Sonic: The Nintendo Years – Part Two

So far we've witnessed Sonic's rise from cute blue upstart to Sega's main mascot, but by 2006 it was clear that Sonic games had changed very drastically, and nowhere was that more evident than in the year's first two 'hog-related outings.

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April 10th, 2009
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Review: Morrison’s offering DSi on the cheap

Despite the DSi's strong first-week sales, British supermarket chain Morrison's are planning to shift even more of the things by offering them at £130 over the Easter weekend, a saving of £20 on Nintendo's RRP. Wii consoles are also set for a knockdown, available at £150, shaving nearly £30 off the regular shelf price.

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