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Johnny Minkley


Johnny Minkley is a veteran games writer and broadcaster, former editor of Eurogamer TV, VP of gaming charity SpecialEffect, and hopeless social media addict.

Zumba Fitness

Dancing rage.

When Zumba Fitness first released last November, it sold so few copies it didn't get close to breaking into the UK top 40, let alone a sweat.

Rein: PC gaming has "shot by" consoles

Tech "simulating future" of next-gen.

Epic's Mark Rein has talked up the importance of PC to the future of gaming, insisting: "We're at the stage in the life of the consoles where the PC has shot by them in terms of capabilities."

Sega: "We made too many Sonic games"

Publisher says future vision is "brilliant".

As Sonic celebrates his 20th anniversary, Sega West boss Mike Hayes has admitted to "making too many Sonic games", promising: "The development teams now know what they need to do" with future titles.

Prototype 2

Love me tendril.

There's plenty of obvious stuff a games studio is likely to stick on the To Do list when it first rolls-up sleeves to start work on a sequel. Changing the main protagonist, it's safe to say, isn't one of them.

Sega was hacked after security update

Why did post-PSN measures fail?

The hack that compromised the personal details of 1.3 million Sega users happened after the company had already tightened security in the wake of the PlayStation Network breach, Eurogamer can reveal.

Pitchford: Duke wouldn't hurt a woman

Finds Capture The Babe outrage "offensive".

Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford has reacted angrily to criticism of the portrayal of women in Duke Nukem Forever's controversial "Capture The Babe" multiplayer mode.

Finishing Duke Nukem Forever

Randy Pitchford on the end of history.

I made a note of it. After all, it was a big occasion. 3:35pm, 9th June, 2011. The exact moment it became real, when a courier arrived at my door with a package it would be fair to say I'd been waiting some time for.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Wii U

Miyamoto and Iwata share their secrets.

You've likely seen the big headlines by now and decided whether or not you're impressed by Nintendo's latest vision for the future of gaming. But how much do you really know about Wii U?

Will Wii U support original Wiimote?

MotionPlus/Remote Plus-only likely

Nintendo's Wii U console will not support original models of the Wii controller without a MotionPlus attachment, according to comments made by Shigeru Miyamoto.

Exclusive Ninja Gaiden for Wii U

Another third-party jumps on board.

And the Wii U announcements keep coming. Tecmo Koei has revealed that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (working title) is on its way to the new Nintendo console everyone's chattering about.

Michael Jackson heads to 3DS, Vita

Rhythm-action game due this Xmas.

Ubisoft has just announced a new title in its Michael Jackson: The Experience series, with a touch-based rhythm-action game coming to 3DS and NGP later this year.

Oddworld series heads to PS Vita

Cross-platform play via cloud saves.

UK studio Just Add Water is the latest to pledge itself to the PlayStation Vita cause, announcing Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath for the system's launch.

UK retail lists PS Vita at 230

For Wi-Fi only, 280 for 3G + Wi-Fi.

GAME and Play.com have become the first UK retailers to put a price on PlayStation Vita, with both currently listing the Wi-Fi only version for 229.99 and the 3G plus Wi-Fi model for 279.99.

LBP Vita to "revolutionise" portable

Sackboy's latest brings "new ways to play".

Sony has lifted the lid on how LittleBigPlanet is making the transition to the newly named PlayStation Vita, promising to "revolutionise portable gaming" in the process.

Move sales top 8.8m

"Catalogue is unmatched," says Sony.

Sony has announced that 8.8m Move controllers have been sold worldwide. The announcement came during the company's ongoing E3 press conference in LA.

BG&E2 to miss current generation

Rayman Origins is priority, says Ancel

Top game designer Michel Ancel has revealed that the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil will not be released on current-gen consoles. Instead, his Ubisoft Montpellier team is focusing on the upcoming Rayman Origins.

Apple taunts E3 rivals in keynote

iOS5, Game Center upgrade revealed

The star of the show was undoubtedly iCloud, but as E3 kicked off in Los Angeles, 350 miles north in San Francisco Apple couldn't resist flexing its gaming muscles.