projecto While that may not be the exact name of Cing Inc’s upcoming Wii title it is at least a hint at something those lucky bastards at IGN recently discovered. The American publisher, Xseed, recently disclosed a whole bunch of information to Matt and the gang. The most exciting thing, well it’s exciting to me, is that there are seven kingdoms you have to overthrow/punish, one of which belongs to King Duvroc from the Kingdom of Drunkards.

King Duvroc believes it should me Mardi Gras every day of the year and for some reason keeps his daughter inside a pot. Add this to the fact that the game will play like a beautiful mixture of Pikmin and The Settlers with the fact that I loved Cing’s last title — Hotel Dusk on the DS — and I can almost guarantee that this will be a must have title for the Wii, and about time too.

I imagine the Vodafone head office was a tense place to work yesterday.  With some of the most extortionate iPhone pricing in the world announced, and an impending interview on Campbell Live, who would draw the short straw?  Who would have to face John Campbell and be torn to shreds on television for the overpriced plans?

It was Mark Rushworth who drew the short straw.  He turned up to Campbell Live with a grim face, a clenched jaw, like a soldier marching to war; determined to do his duty, hoping but not expecting to survive.

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Competition closes at Midnight on the 9th of August, 30 days my friends, make them count.

buttonmasherbutton Greetings friends and welcome to Button Masher, New Zealands newest, sexiest and most dedicated gaming site. Many here already know who we are and what we stand for but let’s start off from the top for the benefit of those that are not sure what they have stumbled across.

Button Masher is currently comprised of nine very dedicated writers and a great community of gamers that is very active in the New Zealand gaming scene. We often get together to play online matches and when possible meet up for more gaming and sometimes a beverage or two. This site is dedicated to these people, who like ourselves want to know what is happening in the gaming world at large.

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CIV REV 360 FOB AUS Seventeen years ago, back in 1991, a developer called Sid Meier (one of the founders of Microprose) created a little game called Civilization. It went on to become one of the most loved games of all time, winning the best strategy game of the year, and in 1996 was named #1 in a list of the top 150 games of all time published by Computer Gaming World. Each one of the sequels has been met with high critical acclaim – these include Civilization II, III, IV, and the brilliant Alpha Centurai. You can also play the board game (Highly recommended), and even download Civilization III onto your phone. This review is dedicated to those few poor souls who have not experienced the totally addictive – ‘…just gotta have one more turn before I go to bed’ gameplay which is a hallmark of all Civ games. Enjoy…

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topspin The battle for tennis videogame supremacy mirrors the real life rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Both the Top Spin and Virtua Tennis series are excellent in their own right. 2K Sports served up Top Spin 2 on the Xbox 360 in 2006, and like its predecessor was a highly playable and realistic tennis simulator. Sega returned with Virtua Tennis 3 in 2007, raising the bar in terms of next-gen graphics, and continuing in the arcade traditions of the series. Can Top Spin 3 hit a winner and take the victory spoils?

Top Spin 3 will be the first game in the series to be released on the PlayStation3, but this review covers the Xbox 360 version only. A Wii version also exists but is built on a different engine to the PS3/360 version.

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bfbc Battlefield: Bad Company (BFBC) the game is almost as turbulent an experience as the pre release scandals and media attention that it received for EA’s initial plans to sell weapons already on the disc as downloaded content. With that situation fixed, and the Beta well behind us, we are left with the final result of Dice’s first release on the current generation of consoles built from the ground up on the Frost Bite development engine. BFBC is set in the not very distant future and focuses on a rather rag tag group of soldier in the US army dubbed B Company aka Bad Company.

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Everybody’s Golf 2 also known as Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 in America, the family friendly golf game so called as ‘everybody’ can play it, even a complete novice golfer like myself. From the get go it looks much like its predecessor, cutesy big-headed characters playing tournaments across a variety of golfing greens to win more characters, new courses and items to soup up your golfer’s appearance.

The single player options include Challenge, Stroke Play, Minigame and Training modes. Stroke Play lets you play through any course of your choosing, to have a quick round of golf. Minigame is a simple but addictive task of hitting a hole-in-one, made much easier with three large holes to choose from, each hole worth a little more points than the other. While navigating through the menus at times the game can appear frozen as the transition between screens isn’t smooth and there is no sign to show that loading is taking place.

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