We Dare, the Wii party game whose marketing suggests it's much naughtier than it really is, won't be released in the United Kingdom. Publisher Ubisoft is pulling the game back after a rating found it suitable for kids 12 and up.
The idea that Rockstar Games was making "Grand Theft Auto: Rothbury" - whether or not a ghastly crime was committed there - was so sensationally ridiculous that when The Daily Star alleged such a plan, I ignored it. Rockstar didn't.
A British programmer said to have reaped some £600,000 selling modchips that bypassed copy protection on four consoles avoided jail at his sentencing today, but only because the father of two was bankrupted by his conviction.
A 38-year-old British woman, once so large she was afraid to have sex with her husband, now parades about her home in sexy lingerie after losing 112 pounds, a dramatic change in physique she credits to a Wii Fit regimen.
This splash page on Xbox Live's U.K. portal says its Twitter and Facebook service will launch on Nov. 17. We assume that includes the Last.FM update as well.
Last weekend, the UK network Bravo - unrelated to the U.S. channel, BTW - launched something called "Game Face," tilted toward casual gamers, presumably ones with wads of disposable income.
Scribblenauts hits the U.S. on Sept. 15 - we'll cut to the chase, it's releasing 10 days later in the U.K., which is Sept. 25 or 25/09/09 for those with whom we have special relations.
Who says UK lawmakers are hostile to video games? Tom Watson, the government's Cabinet Office Minister wants kids to play more. And not just edutainment or shovelware — violent ones are OK.