We’re celebrating Ten Years of the Nintendo DS

This November marks ten years since the Nintendo DS was launched in the US. We’re going to celebrate the anniversary and we want your help. The DS was pitched as Nintendo’s ‘third-pillar’, a curious device with two screens and a stylus input that would sit alongside the Gamecube and GBA. Many thought the system
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What makes a videogame Mature?

Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, has declared that the Wii U will no longer be a home for Ubisoft’s mature games. The forthcoming coming Wii U edition of Watch Dogs being the last title of its kind they will bring to the platform. Guillemot also points to low sales of the Assassins
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The Legend of Robin Williams

Earlier this week, the pouring rain from the back-end of a hurricane that had travelled across the vast Atlantic hit against my bedroom window. In the comfort of my bed I quickly checked my Facebook feed one last time before settling down to sleep. Here, thanks to the wonder of a
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Gamescom Media Briefings Fail to Inspire

Despite my excitement for the games being released this year, there’s no denying that yesterday’s Gamescom press conferences from Microsoft and Sony were dull dull dull. For an industry founded on creativity, these media briefings are increasingly soulless, risk-free, lifeless affairs. They fail to capture the thrill, excitement and emotion of
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Are lives on the line?

Once upon a time lives and 1ups were the standard currency of videogames. Well, strictly speaking, quarters and ten pence pieces were, as these were the glory days of the videogame arcade. Lives were a record of your achievements and a measure of your skill. Bragging rights were defined by how
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