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UK chart: Rayman spent 5 years there

Chart-Track reveals stats galore.

DS game New Super Mario Bros. may have spent more than three years (169 weeks) in the UK all-formats top 40, but that doesn't hold a candle to what the original Rayman achieved.

SEGA considers Virtual On 360 sticks

Bespoke controller would be "expensive".

According to Siliconera, SEGA is considering manufacturing a twin-stick controller for the forthcoming Xbox 360 version of Virtual On.

Yu Suzuki retires from SEGA R&D

Continues to manage one arcade division.

According to GameSpot, SEGA Sammy has announced that legendary designer and producer Yu Suzuki has retired from active, creative development work.

New York opens videogaming museum

Ageing relics preserved, playable.

The National Center for the History of Electronic Games has opened in New York, and claims to be "the only museum anywhere devoted solely to the study and interpretation of play".

Help save videogames from extinction

And choose which survive.

The newly-formed National Videogame Archive wants your help deciding which old videogames to save and present to future generations as historical and cultural landmarks.

Ellie and Eurogamer win at GMAs

Second annual media awards. Hic.

Last night at a booze and integrity-packed ceremony in London, the best and brightest of the British games industry assembled for the second annual Games Media Awards, and Eurogamer once again triumphed!

New Eurogamer Portugal site launches

New pin appears in map on office wall.

Following the successful launches of Eurogamer Germany and Eurogamer France, Eurogamer Network has announced the launch of Eurogamer Portugal. It's like Risk, but real life!

Mad convict files suit against Rockstar

Wants restraining order on GTA games.

Bonkers convict Jonathan Lee Riches has filed for a temporary restraining order against Take-Two, Rockstar, and the "newest Grand Theft Auto games", claiming inmates who played the titles will knock him out and steal his "gold Jesus cross".

72 per cent of Americans play games

Well, played at least one last year.

A new report by stat-trackers NPD claims that 72 per cent of US residents played a videogame in 2007, an increase of 8 per cent over the 2006 figure.

Eurogamer t-shirts now on sale

Shameless peddling now on site.

Good news for fans of Eurogamer and t-shirts - a new range of Eurogamer t-shirts is now on sale over at videogametees.com.

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