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No More Heroes Delayed for Europe?

It appears we might just be getting No More Heroes a week later than planned, a change from February 29th to March 7th. It's another pay day Friday so it sounds pretty real. Only thing is, the news isn't coming from Marvellous Entertainment's EU Publisher, Rising Star. It's coming from Atari's online shop which seems to have set it to...


Mario Kart Wii Due in April, Online 12 Player Battles and Tournaments

The next version of Mario Kart now has a release date of April 10th in Japan. At a price of 5800 Yen (US$54), it'll be packaged together with a steering wheel accessory for fitting the Wiimote in. On the game side of things, there will be new vehicles to race in with new moves such as doing tricks in mid-air to dash. There's a total of 32...


No More Heroes, Differences in Cut-Scenes

Supposedly we will be getting the censored version of No More Heroes in a few weeks time over here but, I still haven't really read any confirmation about February 29th (yay, leap year!). On the other hand, release dates have always been pay day Friday so it might just be true. As long as it doesn't get delayed any further then, I dont...


No More Heroes was Supposed to be an Xbox 360 Game

According to an interview from MCV, game designer Suda51 reveals that action game No More Heroes was originally planned for the Xbox 360. Originally, I’d wanted to make this game for Xbox 360, actually. [Marvelous Interactive boss] Wada-san had information about the new Wii and how the new controller would work before it came out...


Super Smash Brothers Brawl Sold Out on First Day

The long anticipated online enabled beat-em-up game "Super Smash Brothers Brawl" finally reached retailers in Japan on Thursday, selling out at over 500,000 copies on its first day compared to Mario Galaxy's 130,000 copies. Meanwhile, the scene forums are fired up with excitement too because a working stripped down version of...


No Wii Fit for EU in Spring but Summer

Yup, looks like we're not getting Wii Fit in Spring after all but early summer instead in June. NA will be getting it earlier as usual in April. Not exactly great news but, at least we have a better idea of the release date now. It will be interesting to see how Nintendo markets this product in summer... How are they going to convince people...


Another Successful Attempt to Hack the Wii, No Chip Required

Just before the new year, a team of hackers managed to dump the Wii's encryption keys allowing custom code to have full access to the console's hardware. However, you still needed a modified (i.e. chipped) console to run such code via writeable media such as DVD-Rs. Now, someone else has managed to run custom code without the need of a...


Where's the No More Heroes OST?

I thought someone would have ripped the seventy one track, three disc No More Heroes soundtrack by now but, can't seem to find it anywhere. Want to listen to it while surfing or typing up my blog entries. I like listening to OSTs while doing that. The only rip I've managed to find are these ones from the game itself. Not that it's not any good...


Wii Fit Coming to Europe in Spring?

According to French site Wiiz.fr, Wii Fit (or Wii Fitness) is going to be heading to Europe this Spring. If so, I've got another title to reserve some cash for next to Dragon Quest Swords. I wonder how much it'll cost? Around the same price as the Guitar Hero III package? Although the fitness title didn't get much enthusiasm at launch...


The Wii is Hacked One Step Further, Region-Free Soon?

A group of people at the recent 24C3 (24th Chaos Communication Congress), an annual conference held in Germany where hackers (along with other people) gather together, have managed to achieve a full memory dump of the Wii. This have given them access to the encryption and decryption keys used to prevent any software tampering...