Spike Video Game Awards Winners

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Here Are Your Spike Video Game Awards Winners

The night is over, you've digested the trailers, now settle in and remember what the whole point of the night was: the awards.

Below follows the full list of winners.


Grand Theft Auto IV


Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 2
Best PS3 Game: LittleBigPlanet
Best PC Game: Left 4 Dead
Best Wii Game: Boom Blox
Best Handheld Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 19:40. categories [ ]

WoW - Utgarde Keep - Stairway to Heaven

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A short 10 min video highlighting the Utgarde Keep run with a "stairway" theme..

Bosses include:
Dalronn & Skarvald
Ingvar the Plunderer

Video capped by Netius (www.netious.co.uk)

Audio and video edited by PPN

Songs include Stairway to Heaven cover by Ann Wilson and We're Brothers Forever by Leslie Wai (Power Ballad Cover)

Enjoy it!

Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 03:55.

Kirby Dominates in Japan - Japanese Sales 11/03 - 11/09/2008

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Super Star Ultra outsells everything else combined!

November 14, 2008 - Kirby took over the Media Create sales charts covering November 3 to November 9, selling more units on its own than all other games in the top ten. Meanwhile, the DS managed to do the same in hardware.

Media CreateKnown in Japan as Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe, the remake of the classic SNES entry in the Kirby series debuted at 265,654 units. For reference, the last Kirby game, 2006's Hoshi no Kirby Sanjou! Dorocche-dan, debuted at 166,000 units, and went on to top the million mark.

Everything else in the top ten was old. Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, DS) took second with 39,891 units. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo, DS) sold 37,411 units for third place. Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon, DS) managed fourth place with 36,670 units.

01. [NDS] Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe (Nintendo) 266,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 40,000 / 1,129,000
03. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo) 37,000 / 154,000
04. [NDS] Pokémon Platinum (Pokémon) 37,000 / 1,890,000
05. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 36,000 / 169,000
06. [NDS] Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono (Square Enix) 32,000 / 112,000
07. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 19,000 / 44,000
08. [NDS] Personal Trainer: Walking (Nintendo) 18,000 / 45,000
09. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (SCE) 17,000 / 52,000
10. [PS3] LittleBigPlanet (SCE) 17,000 / 69,000

Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 00:16. categories [ ]

GTA IV Gets Top-spot in Japan

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Capcom's sandbox outing outsells Sony's LittleBigPlanet by a ratio of three to one

Following recent unsubstantiated day one sales claims from VGChartz, official Media Create figures have shown a convincing week one sales victory for Grand Theft Auto IV following its release in Japan.Media Create

The title, which is published by Capcom in Japan, shifted 133,000 units on PS3 and 34,000 on Xbox 360 in the week ending November 2nd.  Sony’s LittleBigPlanet, in contrast, shifted 52,000 copies. In fact, Sony’s game was also unable to beat Square Enix’s DS RPG Valkyrie Profile.

Other top performers included DS outing Pokemon Platinum and Nintendo’s Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode.

Sales data for the week ending November 2, 2008. 

01. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 133,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono (Square Enix) 80,000 / NEW
03. [PS3] LittleBigPlanet (SCE) 52,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Pokémon Platinum (Pokémon) 47,000 / 1,853,400
05. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo) 40,000 / 117,000
06. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 39,000 / 1,089,000
07. [360] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 34,000 / NEW
08. [NDS] Personal Trainer: Walking (Nintendo) 26,000 / NEW
09. [NDS] Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu + (Square Enix) 26,000 / NEW
10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 26,000 / NEW

Thanks, Chart Get. More after the break...

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 17:52. categories [ ]

Wii Music tops Japanese chart 10/19

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It’s a new entry this week that takes the Japanese Software Sales crown. Wii Music has debuted atop the Japanese software sales chart for the week ended October 19, according to data provided by Media Create.

The Nintendo Wii title broke into the chart with 92,000 units, followed by Pokemon Platinum for the Nintendo DS, which holds onto its position from last week at second place with 72,000 units, with a total of 1,754,000 units sold since its release. Media Create

Placed at No. 3 is another new entry, Sony's Dungeon Keeper-like title, a PSP game by the name of Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2, with 59,000 sold. Weekly top contender Rhythm Tengoku Gold is still charting extremely strongly at No. 4, from No 3 last week, with 51,000 copies sold for a total of 1,010,000 units. Another Japanese Software Chart debut is Culdcept DS, squeezing into the No. 5 spot by managing to sell 50,000 units for the week. The last new entry to the Top Ten this week is Kidou Senshi Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters for PS2, with 43,000 units sold, slotting in at No. 6.

With all of these new entries, what happened to the rest of the pack? Read more after the break..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 17:55. categories [ ]

Here's Where You Can Get The KORG DS-10

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Here's Where You Can Get The KORG DS-10 

According to Kotaku we now know which retailers will be stocking the cool DS-10 NDS based synth/game.

Korg DS-10 for the NDSThe KORG DS-10, which is basically a synthesiser for your DS, is about the most exciting piece of software for the handheld we've seen in months.

Submitted by Rukario on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 16:33. categories [ ]

Japanese Hardware Charts - NDS Leads

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For the third week in a row, Microsoft has outsold Sony again on its home turf, continuing to move Xbox 360s at a respectable clip. Media Create

Nintendo remains undaunted in the console wars, as combined sales of both the 360 and PS3 are well below that of the Wii and account for about a third of Nintendo DS sales. In other words, Nintendo rules, everyone else drools, hardware-wise.

Here are the hardware numbers from Media Create for the end of September:

  1. Nintendo DS - 57,847
  2. Wii - 26,314
  3. PSP - 25,671
  4. Xbox 360 - 11,291
  5. PlayStation 2 - 9,848
  6. PlayStation 3 - 8,275

Submitted by Rukario on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 17:46. categories [ ]

Japanese Software sales 9/28/2008

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There’s a new No.1 in the Japanese Software sales this week - Super Robot Wars Z for PS2 knocked Pokemon Platinum down from its perch to take the top spot with 366 000 copies sold. Pokemon Platinum still sits comfortably at No. 2 with 195 000 copies sold this week, which helps its total copies sold climb to 1,474,000.

Media CreateLast week’s No. 2, Dragonball Origins for DS, falls down to No. 6 with 30,000 units sold this week, while Rhythm Tengoku Gold, also for DS, is a non-mover at No. 3 with 65,000 in sales for the week. The only other non-new entry to the Top Ten, Wii Fit, remains content with a respectable No. 8 and 21,000 sold, down from No. 6 last week.

There are five other new entries this week, all making a suitable impression, but their numbers may seem a little disappointing to those looking forward to their western releases. More after the break...

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 16:18. categories [ ]

Nintendo DS top 9/21 Japanese Charts -

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DS rules the software sales charts in Japan
Pokemon Platinum leads the assault

The DS had an impressive week for software sales in Japan this week, with DS titles taking the top three chart slots according to latest figures from Media Create.Media Create

It's Pokémon Platinum which remains at the top of the chart. After selling 963,000 copies after just two days on sale last week, the game is still proving popular with the Pokeball-wielding public, snatching up a further 315,000 copies.

The highest new entry, at number two, is Namco Bandai’s Dragon Ball DS (aka Dragon Ball: Origins), on 72,000 unit sales. The Nintendo DS game is a top-down arcade adventure similar in style to The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

The second-highest new entry is the new PlayStation 3 version of what is known in the West as Eternal Sonata. However, with just 34,000 unit sales, the game seems to have suffered from releasing after the Xbox 360 version.

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 15:17. categories [ ]

New Metallica Alubum Game mix out-performs CD mix

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Engineer disowns Metallica's 'Death Magnetic'

Metallica @ Wembley Stadium July 2007


Is 'Guitar Hero' version of new album better than the CD?

Metallica fans have been complaining about the quality of the CD recording of the band's new album, 'Death Magnetic', with many saying the version available on the 'Guitar Hero' computer game is better.

A YouTube clip comparing sound on the two formats can be viewed by clicking on the video below.

Metallica @ Wembley Stadium July 2007

Fans have complained on internet forums that the dynamic range heard on the CD version is not as good as the 'Guitar Hero' version, reports Musicradar.com.

Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 09/20/2008 - 03:24.