UK charts: EA trio still riding high

TNA makes little impact. Full top 40 inside.

EA games Mercenaries 2, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 and Spore have held on at one, two and three respectively this week in the UK all-formats chart.


Talking to the big man.

When you think of wrestling, the chances are that you think of WWE - the camp, melodramatic and oh-so-macho "sports entertainment" circus which used to be called WWF before some pandas got upset or something. As a result, when you think of wrestling games, the chances are that you think of SmackDown!, THQ's long-running grappling franchise.

TNA iMPACT's Kurt Angle

A chat with one of wrestling's biggest stars.

"This is going to be the biggest hit of any videogame ever." It's a bold claim and it's coming from a big man. Kurt Angle is an Olympic gold medallist, a former WWE superstar and champion of newly established wrestling league Total Nonstop Action. He's in London to promote TNA iMPACT!, in development at Midway for PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. And he's wearing a suit made out of enough material to cover a sofa and still have change for a small marquee.