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Celebrate the PSP's second b-day with its 10 best games

In commemoration of the PSP's second birthday here in the states on Mar 24, GamePro profiles 10 games they say you should either own or add to your library. LocoRoco and Lumines are at the top of the list including some honorable mentions. When the portable isn't flogging or trying to differentiate...

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Digg consensus says WoW won't help you score a lover

We're not sure if 1,816 comment Diggs rank as the most ever as this Diggster claims, but it sure is a lot. So just what do these 1,816 commenters share in common? They believe playing World of Warcraft won't help you score a significant other, contrary to what the opening thread alleged (click for ...

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Nintendo makes annoying "fun" again; sticking to game specific Wii friend codes?

Like the DS before it, it appears Wii will only support title-specific friend codes for online play according to GameSpy PR folk in an interview with Falafelkid from Wii: Definitive Speculation. When asked via email if Wii friend rosters were console specific (read: logical, usable, accessible, you ...

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Nintendo.com grows 91% as Playstation.com shrinks 8%

Wii's recent popularity (likely amplified by the online folk) helped increase Nintendo.com's unique visitors by 91% over last year, this in stark contrast to Playstation.com's 8% decrease of total unique visitors according to a Nielsen/NetRatings report released today. Xbox.com saw a 47% traffic i...

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Zelda to make online debut on DS

Zelda co-creator Eiji Aonuma (pictured) confirmed in an interview with Game Informer on Friday that Phantom Hourglass will feature an online multi-player mode. Without disclosing any deets, Aonuma simply replied "Yes" when asked if the game would support "online battles over the Nintendo Wi-Fi conn...

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Black Xbox 360 Premium rumor for $299 will not die

According to German gaming site Xbox-Archiv, the much rumored black Xbox 360 Premium is in fact coming, despite constant efforts to diffuse its existence and dash gamer hopes. The site claims a little bird told them the new system is coming this May, at a lower $299 price replacing the useless Core...

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Ten things to make the PS3 worth buying

After coming off probably the first positive week of PS3 news for the better part of a year (has it been that bad?), GameSpot stays optimistic recommending 10 things they believe Sony must do to reach the PS3 tipping point; that pesky phenomenon when something unique becomes common place. All the pr...

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New games this week

Well here there are; new games shipping for the week of March 12, 2007. The PS2 sees perhaps its last AAA bastion, God of War 2. And what a last bastion it's looking to be. Other highlights include Tiger Woods '07 for Wii, College Hoops 2K7 for PS3 just in time for March Madness, a couple of Call of...

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Poll results: Wii, PS3, 360 playing habits

Last week we asked how much time 'Stiq Nation spends playing Wii, PS3, and 360. After more than 55,000 votes, the results are in. We'll point out some obvious trends and let you peeps cover additional angles in the comments below. First up, the Wii. More than 70% of voters own the console and it ap...

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Can next-gen graphics hinder storylines?

In speaking with GamePro, designer Warren Spector (Deus Ex) explains how high graphic expectations can possibly hinder game story lines. "Hardware is not the solution to our story problems [in game development]," said Spector. "In fact, it may be that next-gen hardware is going to make it harder fo...

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