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With the announcement of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars back at E3, there was a known certainty that when more details would come to light, there would be an outpour of concerns garnered from families and the media in general. Yesterday, it was revealed that Chinatown Wars will feature drug-dealing on the DS. With that news, complaints about the mini-game are beginning to start. Darren Gold of charity Drugsline, for instance, has commented that “Anything using drug-dealing as entertainment is sending out the wrong message.”

Take some time to visit the lovable residents of the sleepy town of South Arc

September 24, 2008

Normally a safe and quiet town, South Arc has experienced an increasing number of attacks by the monsters that have recently infested the nearby forests. Frightened to leave their homes, the villagers requested help from the King. Coincidentally, similar reports have been popping up throughout the entire kingdom, leaving the King with few solutions for South Arc. With no clear answer to their problem the citizens of South Arc go about their daily lives as best they can, until one day hope comes in the form of a young orphan…

You are that orphan, and the time has come for you to get a job – this town will support you no longer! You’re forced to explore the vast world for a calling, some sign, maybe even a hint at what you should do for a living. Well, wouldn’t you know it! You get a calling… from a shovel… literally. When you stumble upon a talking shovel you suddenly find yourself with more than you bargained for. Your new responsibility is to dig a nearby dungeon, lure the town’s monsters inside and vanquish them. Can you tolerate the overly verbose shovel, and conquer South Arc’s monster population, while convincing the mayor that a dungeon should never be used as a tourist attraction?

October:
10: KORG DS-10
24: Disaster: Day of Crisis

November
7: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
7: Trauma Center: New Blood
14: Wii Music
21: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

December:
Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2

Q1
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Rhythm Heaven
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir

Full list after the break.

New Moon trailer

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Digital creative agency Collective today launches an innovative “game-training” widget for the upcoming SEGA title Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood™.

The widget release, distributed by SEGA through a title-specific webpage, will prepare users for the global launch of the new game on Nintendo DS, which is scheduled to appear later in September. The widget incorporates a series of Flash games to help familiarise users with the environments, game play, characters and other elements of Sonic’s first ever Role Play Game (RPG).

SEGA will deploy its own seeding team to enhance the viral effect of the widget using the Clearspring Technologies’ distribution platform for the launch. In Europe, initially the UK, Germany and France are the primary market targets. Social networking sites such as Bebo, Piczo and the French-focussed Skyrock will be primary sites for the seeding campaign. The game widget will also be seeded through SEGA sites in the US and Australia.

Learn about the strong minded protagonists of Luminous Arc 2

September 24, 2008

Sixteen years ago a strange species of animal appeared in the Kingdom of Carnava. Beast Fiends, as they’re known, were monstrous creatures, attacking settlements and causing death and destruction in their wake. Master Mattias, leader of the Magic Association, a group that ensured the kingdom’s magic was never used for evil, took it upon himself to save the world from the threat of the Beast Fiends. The ensuing battle shook the ground for hundreds of miles around, and when the dust settled, the Beast Fiends had been stopped… but Mattias was dead.

Since Mattias’ death the Beast Fiends have slowly begun to reappear. Additionally, the rogue Shadow Frost Witch, Fatima, threatens to tip the balance of power in her favor by waging a private war against the Magic Association known as the Witch Conflict. When a young Knight named Roland is imbued with the power of magic through an accident at the kingdom’s Magic Technology labs, he is thrust into conflict with the Beast Fiends and the Witch Fatima as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

01. [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo) 315,000 / 1,278,000
02. [NDS] Dragonball DS (Namco Bandai) 72,000 / NEW
03. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 63,000 / 787,000

04. [PS3] Trusty Bell (Namco Bandai) 34,000 / NEW
05. [NDS] Quiz Magic Academy (Konami) 29,000 / 148,000
06. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 28,000 / 2,663,000

07. [PSP] Hitman Reborn (Marvelous) 25,000 / NEW
08. [PSP] Shinobido PSP (Spike) 17,000 / NEW
09. [WII] One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Namco Bandai) 15,000 / 76,000
10. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 14,000 / 1,776,000

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