Date archives for January, 2011

January 31st, 2011

Rumour: A New Lips Game is On the Way to Kinect

Another domain mystery

Earlier we reported EA may be bringing The Sims and SSX to Kinect, a rumour started by the registration of Kinect-related domains for both franchises. That's not the only Kinect web address registered this week though, as Microsoft also bought up


Rumour: We Could See Fan-Made Move Games Come to PC

Make your Move

While Microsoft's Kinect has gained itself quite a reputation for the number of hacks and unofficial applications developed by academics, amateur programmers and the frankly bored, but PlayStation Move has missed out on similar functionality. However, that situation may change in future, judging from this snippet from a Game Developers Conference session:

John McCutchan (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
This talk will bring developers up to speed on developing for the PlayStation Move controller. We will cover developing for the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter accessory. We will discuss the new Move Server project that will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs.

Sony first dabbled with user-generated gaming back with Net Yaroze in the early PlayStation days, and of course recent hit LittleBigPlanet 2 places its emphasis on users creating their own games, but being able to do so through a PC would be forging new ground for Sony, potentially opening up Move to a whole new audience.


Get to Grips with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12’s Caddies

Tea, caddie?

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is hoping to improve on the Move controls patched into Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, with EA aiming for an increase in realism with a new first-person view. Another feature that could make the game a touch more real is the inclusion of caddies to carry your clubs on the fairway.


Rumour: EA Bringing The Sims and SSX to Kinect

Play the domain game

There may not be many official Kinect game announcements these days, but that doesn't mean there aren't Kinect games in the works, and EA may have a couple of big ones up its giant corporate sleeves.


If You Know Dragon Quest Trivia, You Could Meet the Creator

Not as ominous as it sounds

Nintendo's agreement to promote Square Enix's upcoming Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on DS proves both companies are eager to capitalise on the success of last year's Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Last year, series creator Yuji Horii attended the DQIX launch to meet fans, but this year you'll have to earn your right to meet him by taking part in a trivia contest.


Nintendo Download: 31st January 2011 (North America)

Mahjong, air hockey, dolphins, diaries and tarot cards

It's North America's turn for a bit of a catch-up with Europe in this week's Nintendo Download, but there are still a few interesting titles here that might take your fancy.


All-Star Air Hockey (Skyworks Interactive, 200pts) – A handheld version of the classic arcade pastime, this comes from the creators of Arcade Hoops Basketball and Arcade Bowling, neither of which have been stellar classics. Hopefully this take on the paddle game will fare better – find out in our review later this week.


3DS Contains Two Tiny StreetPass Minigames

More little extras tucked away

Yesterday we brought you our First Impressions: 3DS Operating System and Built-In Software, but we weren't able to try out the machine's built-in pedometer or the StreetPass as the consoles were tethered to desks or, even worse, human beings.


Will We See a Zelda 25th Anniversary Collection this Year?

Link reaches a quarter-century old

Last year, Nintendo's tubby mascot celebrated his 25th anniversary in the form of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, a collection that disappointed some in its paucity of interesting content. This year Nintendo will get a chance to wipe the slate clean and try harder, as its other ageless hero – Link – turns 25.


Iwata’s “Most Important” Wii Title of Last Christmas is Surprising

He likes to move it, move it

Nintendo's financial results are always a treasure trove of information – it's how we found out about Pandora's Tower and Kirby on Wii, for example – but while you may come for the announcements, you'll stay for President Iwata's opinions on the period gone by.


Kinect is the “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device” Ever

Says Microsoft, anyway

Last week we reported that strong Kinect sales helped Microsoft post record profit growth in the last quarter, but just how strong were those sales?


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