Nintendo has licensed the Decuma handwriting recognition system for the DS. Nintendo have not said whether the handwriting recognition license will be used in games, or to broaden the capabilities of the DS. Nintendo has already licensed the Palm operating system, leading to rumours the DS was to be turned into an electronic organiser.
Marking a year since Halo 2’s launch Bungie has revealed some more details of the Xbox 360’s somewhat obscure backwards compatibility features. We already knew there are probably going to be some old Xbox titles that won’t run on the new console but Halo fans will be pleased to hear that the top selling title is definitley going to work. It looks like the 360, instead of simply playing the Xbox games, will manage to make them look a whole lot better too (as the pic supposedly demonstrates) enabling widescreen, 720p graphics and full-scene anti-aliasing. This should provide the reason for digging out the old Halo games that Xbox promised us before and, best of all, you can just use your original copy to play; no alterations are required. And all of Halo 2’s Xbox Live features will work too.
Nintendo has sold more than one million copies of its DS puppy simulation game since launch, in October. Nintendo’s DS handheld console has also sold more than two million units in Europe.
Rockstar’s upcoming, and already controversial, game Bully has been attacked again. Rochelle Sides, an American mother of a child who committed suicide after being bullied, has set up an online petition, calling on Rockstar to “stop the release” of the game. Anti-game attorney Jack Thompson was one of the first to sign the petition.
Sony has shipped ten million of its handheld consoles worldwide. Add to that nearly 20 million games and 15 million UMD disc movies. But these figures are simply numbers shipped in to stores, not those actually bought.
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 has claimed first place in the all formats games chart this week, unseating its rival FIFA ’06. Pro Evo has become the fastest selling football game ever.