Cars 2: The Video Game

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UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness sales rise

UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness sales rise

Nears record number of weeks on top.

Dance yourself slim game Zumba Fitness has won an eighth consecutive week at number one.

Its sales rose this week, up by 16 per cent, and it outsold the rest of the top five games combined.

It's now been top 11 weeks in total, which makes it the joint third (with FIFA: Road to the World Cup '98 and FIFA Soccer '96) best streak of all time.

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Cars 2

Cars 2

Oil be back.

Pixar's Cars is a godsend to the weary games developer, tired of crowbarring kids movies into wheezing platform-game shapes, picking out the key action scenes and working out how best to stretch them into something that will work on a console.

The adventures of Lightning McQueen cut through all of that. When all your characters have wheels, and your hero is a racing car, the game genre sorts itself out naturally. No matter what you need them to do, it's got to be a driving game. And now, with Cars 2, Lightning and Mater have become international secret agents, with missiles and guns and a cackling bad guy. Driving. Shooting. Cackling. It's almost as if Pixar is writing the game design document for us!

So it is that Cars 2, the game, is inevitably an example of the venerable combat racing game, with front wheels parked neatly on the pavement of Mario Kart Street and the back rudely blocking the driveway of Mr Twisted Metal.

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Cars 2: The Videogame announced

Cars 2: The Videogame announced

From the developer behind Toy Story 3.

A game based on Pixar film Cars 2 is, of course, in development.

Cars 2: The Videogame will launch on DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 this summer.

It's developed by Avalanche Software, the team responsible for Toy Story 3: The Videogame, which was surprisingly great.

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