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Manhunt 2 rated M

Earlier today the ESRB gave Rockstar’s controversial Manhunt 2 a “M“ for mature. This announcement follows the debated July rating of AO. It is unclear at this time if Rockstar has toned the game down from it’s extremely violent state, or if the publics complaining caused the ESRB to give Manhunt 2 a second look. Either way, both Nintendo and Sony will now allow the title to be pub...

EA takes crazy pills, ignores market trends

EA is apparently throwing us all a curve this morning, given the fact that executives only recently divided up the company and created a dedicated “casual games” division. GamePro reports… Several sources are reporting that an Electronic Arts representative has confirmed that its Xbox 360 games take priority over other systems as multi-platform titles near completion. The represe...

Japanese Wii accesories turn up at Fry’s, reveal other colors

Since I’ve been home from school, my Mother has given me the assignment to buy her a Wii, should I find one at a local store. While checking Fry’s for the elusive system I was confused when I saw two rows of both the classic controller, and the wiimote, each with different packaging. Upon closer inspection I discovered that the smaller boxed packages were Japanese imports, being sold f...

Nintendo buys Japan

Ok, so that headline is a tad misleading. I’ll come out and say that right away. But you have to forgive me for the slight deception, because Nintendo is selling more than 100,000 DS units per week and the Wii is now the prime minister. Ok, it’s not, but wouldn’t that be just the cutest little thing ever? On a more serious and sane note, the Wii did sell 69,748 units, bringing th...

Another sign the DS might be the next PS2

I’ll just come right out and say it: another reason (besides dizzying sales) the DS might be the next PS2 is because the dual screen portable has a lot of crappy games. And by a lot, I mean… well, a lot. Just peep any release schedule and you’ll see a slew of stinkers just like the PS2 before it. That’s not a bad thing, that’s just what happens when hardware sells lik...

Wii outsells the mighty PS2 for the same period

To steal a term coined by Kotaku, I put together the above charticle juxtaposing the first six month console sales of Wii, 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. First, the Wii has sold better than the mighty PS2 after the first six months. Amazingly, both the PS3 and 360 sold worse than the GameCube for the same period (!). Cumulative first six month totals in units sold are as follows: