Guide to New iPhone Games

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The iPhone Games are here. The iPhone Games are here. Things are going to start happening to me now!

As of this morning you can download iTunes 7.7 and, with a little help from Gizmodo, manually add the App Store to your iPhone. Why would you do that? So you can check out the spiffy new games they have available. Yeah, I'm sure some of the seventeen games currently available will be shovelware, but that doesn't mean there won't be some gems.

Feel free to make requests in comments.


Hit up our guide to what's to come on the jump.

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 17:16. categories [ ]

July 4th Fireworks

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Happy Independence Day USA!

Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 17:37.

More Nintendo top Japanese Charts

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This week's chart is potentially less good news for the PSP, as two of its big sellers — Super Robot Taisen A Portable and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G — fall out of the top ten. Will this spell the end to PSP hardware dominance in Japan?Media Create

01. Derby Stallion DS (DS) - 148,000 / NEW
02. Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk (Wii) - 137,000 / NEW
03. Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (DS) - 120,000 / NEW
04. Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 12: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi (PS2) - 55,000 / NEW
05. Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan - Tatari (DS) - 42,000 / NEW
06. Wii Fit (Wii) - 34,000 / 2,292,000
07. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) - 34,000 / 566,000
08. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 31,000 / 1,508,000
09. Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) - 31,000 / 89,000
10. Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: Troy (Xbox 360) - 28,000 / NEW

More after the break..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 03:51. categories [ ]

Sony and MGS 4: The Big Boss Of Japanese Sales

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It should come as no surprise that Metal Gear Solid 4 was Japan's best-selling game last week, as publisher Enterbrain already chimed in with the PlayStation 3 game's first four-day sales. Fortunately for Konami and Kojima Productions, Old Snake didn't have much competition, as the only new title to crack the top ten was an Evangelion pachinko game for the Nintendo DS. Media Create

Tecmo will be less happy to see that Ninja Gaiden II has already dropped off the charts after an unimpressive showing last week.

01. Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3) - 465,000 / NEW
02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 38,000 / 1,444,000
03. Wii Fit (Wii) - 37,000 / 2,227,000
04. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (PSP) - 27,000 / 187,000
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 26,000 / 2,203,000
06. Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 2: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi (DS) - 22,000 / NEW
07. Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit (PS3) - 18,000 / 111,000
08. DS Bimoji Training (DS) - 17,000 / 285,000
09. DS Yamamura Misa Suspense: Maiko Kogiku - Kisha Katherine - Sougiya Isa Akashi - Koto ni Maru Hana Sanrin: Kyoto Satujin Jinken File (DS) - 17,000 / 56,000
10. Fushigi no Dungeon - Furai no Shiren 3: Karakuri Yashiki no Nemuri Hime (Wii) - 14,000 / 73,000

More after the break..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 05:50. categories [ ]

Championship Gaming Series Coming To G4

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Combined CGS distribution will now reach more than 425 million viewers worldwideChampionship Gaming Series™ (CGS)

LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2008 – Championship Gaming Series™ (CGS), the only worldwide professional video gaming league, today announced an exclusive deal with G4 Media that brings broadcast programming of the league’s competitions to United States cable television for the first time.

G4, the only destination on television for video games, web culture, and the latest must-have tech gadgets, will air four 90-minute episodes beginning July 16, including the CGS 2008 North America Finals and the CGS 2008 World Finals.

Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 22:09. categories [ ] Signs Deal With Logitech

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Logitech® Squeezebox™ has signed a deal with Logitech to provide access to its music catalog via the technology manufacturer’s Squeezebox network system. Logitech Squeezebox owners will now have access to’s personalized streaming music experience anywhere in their home, for free.

Beginning today, the service will be available in the U.S., UK and Germany. (This will be the first free music service offered through the Squeezebox system in Europe.)

Full new release after the break...

Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 20:21. categories [ ]

Analyst: Wii To Lead Hardware, PS3 To Lead Software By 2012

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The Wii is set to break console sales records in 2008, says analyst group DFC Intelligence DFC Intelligence - but the PlayStation 3 will beat the Wii's software sales by 2012.

Worldwide console sales can pass the $180 million benchmark by 2011 even in an economic slowdown, said the analyst group, since high gas prices encourage people to entertain themselves at home. While the report sees Wii as the likely overall install base leader, it is critical of Microsoft, stating that "for the 80 percent-plus of game consumers that do not play FPS games, the Xbox 360 is not the system of choice."

The sales performance of the PlayStation 3 has been less than stellar, but Sony has survived. The Xbox 360 was unable to take advantage of Sony’s struggles to build the type of large lead needed to maintain a long-term advantage. The PS3 survived the onslaught of AAA Xbox 360 titles that hit the market from late 2006 through 2007.

Halo 3 had great sales, but it did very little to enhance the Xbox 360’s overall position in the marketplace.

Full report and more stats than you can shake a Wii remote after the break..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 05/31/2008 - 16:12.

The Japanese Software Chart May 19 through 25

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Media CreateWith over two million copies under its belt, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G had a good run. It's sales chart domination was dealt a blow, as Sega's Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! claims first place for the week of May 19 to 25.

Now on to the boring err.. I mean the Japanese sales numbers for the week.

01. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (DS) - 59,000 / NEW
02. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 51,000 / 2,096,000
03. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 48,000 / 1,317,000
04. Wii Fit (Wii) - 36,000 / 2,110,000
05. Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei (DS) - 23,000 / NEW
06. DS Bimoji Training (DS) - 15,000 / 233,000
07. Hiiro no Kakera DS (DS) - 15,000 / NEW
08. Battalion Wars 2 (Wii) - 15,000 / 39,000
09. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS) - 14,000 / 161,000
10. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii) - 12,000 / 168,000

And the rest after the break..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 15:30. categories [ ]

AnimeNext Goes on a Press Release Rampage!

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We have just recieved a big batchof press releases regarding AnimeNext anime convention,s set to begine June 20, 2008 In New York..

Here they are in all their glory, or as sent to us anyway.

Limited Engagement Screening to Take Over New Jersey Convention

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - May 22, 2008 - Universal Animation, Inc., the parent company of New York City's largest non-profit anime convention, in conjunction with Viz Pictures is pleased to announce that it will host a free screening of the first live-action Death Note movie during its convention from June 20 to June 22, 2008.

"We're very happy that Viz chose to work with us to bring a free screening to anime fans in the tri-state area," said AnimeNEXT 2008 convention chairman Carlo Darcelin. "The fact that it's the Death Note movie is just icing on the cake."

The live-action version of the popular manga and anime series was recently screened in a limited theatrical release across the United States, starting May 20.  Of the screenings, Viz Pictures president and CEO Seiji Horibuchi said, "Death Note is a riveting and critically acclaimed drama that we are thrilled to bring to fans across the country."

Death Note stars Tatuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami, a Japanese university student who discovers a mysterious notebook and instructions that state that if he writes down the name of a human inside the book, that person will die. Yagami takes it upon himself to start ridding the world of criminals, and it's up to the world's greatest detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) to stop his killing spree.

The movie will be screened only once during the convention, and will be dubbed, featuring the voices of Brad Swaile as Light, convention guest Brian Drummond as the death-god Ryuk, and Battlestar Galactica's Alessandro Juliani as L.

To find out more about the cast, story, and to view an English-dubbed teaser for the film, visit the Death Note website at:

Read them all..

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 04:43. categories [ ]

The Weekly Japanese Software Chart

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Mario Kart Wii cannot be toppled, even by the crossbow powers of Link. Zelda's constant savior aimed for third on the Japanese sales charts with Link's Crossbow Training, Mario Kart Wii and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G still holding tight at numbers one and two for the fourth week in a row.Media Create

Wii Fit and Monster Hunter for PSP are on the cusp of hitting the 2 million mark, just as Wii Sports prepares to ship its 3 millionth copy in Japan. Impressive.

For the rest of the best sellers for the week of April 28 to May 4, hit the jump..

01. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 173,000 / 1,120,000
02. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 102,000 / 1,909,000
03. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii) - 93,000 / NEW
04. Wii Fit (Wii) - 52,000 / 1,986,000
05. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS) - 42,000 / 98,000
06. Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (DS) - 31,000 / 508,000
07. Boura wa Kaseki Holder (DS) - 27,000 / 84,000
08. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) - 24,000 / 102,000
09. Deca Sports (Wii) - 24,000 / 186,000
10. Wii Sports (Wii) - 22,000 / 2,959,000

Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 23:40. categories [ ]