Metal Mario on Mario Tennis Open

June 22, 2012

Missed it in today’s Nintendo Direct presentation? PAL Mario Tennis Open owners can now grab playable Metal Mario by means of a QR Code. Simply press Start and Up on the D-Pad to go to the QR screen, and scan this bad boy:


Q.U.B.E. is on sale… (and giveaway)

June 6, 2012


…and at $7.49 from Steam, it’s deliciously worth it. You may remember my review of the misunderstood FPP, published a couple of weeks ago.

Q.U.B.E. is a tasty in-between-games snack for gamers who enjoy a challenge. No, I wouldn’t pay $50 for it, but the devs never asked for it – and now, at $7.50, I can’t recommend it more highly.

Oh, and be the first person following me on Twitter to send reply to my account @SelectStartM to win yourself a copy of Q.U.B.E. I have one to give out, so be quick about it!

Patriotic new Arma 2 DLC incoming

June 5, 2012


Bohemia Interactive, developers of the renowned milsim Arma 2, have announced an upcoming DLC for the recently-revitalised-due-to-DayZ shooter, entitled “Army of the Czech Republic”. The DLC will heavily focus on the Czech army, including realistic units, weapons, and terrains, as well as a new single-player campaign. The DLC will see release on Q3 2012, for PC only (but so was the base game, so that should come as no surprise).

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Demon’s Souls server shutdown delayed

May 26, 2012


ATLUS have announced that the original plan to shut down hard-as-nails RPG Demon’s Souls online servers at the end of May has been delayed, with all server operation extended indefinitely. This is fantastic news to gamers like me who haven’t gotten around to playing past the first level yet yet, despite owning it (oops).

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Because We May massive indie sale launches

May 25, 2012


Online game store Because We May has just launched a massive, week long indie sale, with over 400 games going on sale for far more than 50% off. Here we have PC, iOS, Steam, Android and Mac games all on sale together in a happy little utopia full of cheap games.

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Babel Rising release date announced

May 23, 2012

Release dates for Ubisoft’s upcoming god game Babel Rising have been announced, and are as follows:

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 to see a Wii U release?

May 16, 2012



A (possible) slip-up from UK online games retailer has listed Wii U as a platform on which the highly anticipated Luigi’s Mansion 2 will be released.

Announced last E3 as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, this could either be a simple mistake from, or someone’s boss is yelling at them “No! Not yet! Wait until after this E3 before you post it!”

Hey, regardless of what console it’s on, I’ll be buying as many copies as I can get my grubby hands on, and thanking  the gaming gods that Nintendo have decided to embrace the Gamecube franchises that they skipped over with the Wii.


FIFA 13 to be “revolutionary”, says EA

May 15, 2012

Man U attacks against Man City

EA today unveiled five “game-changing” and “revolutionary” innovations that will make FIFA 13 the greatest and most realistic football game ever developed (according to them, of course). But hey, FIFA 12 currently holds that title, so you’d expect 13 to snatch it anyway, wouldn’t you?

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