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Nintendo Announces New Looks for Nintendo 3DS XL

September 10th, 2014

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Vancouver, B.C.., Sept. 10, 2014 – Nintendo’s 3D portable video game system will be getting three cool new looks for the holiday season. Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems that will be available in limited quantities. The new systems are sure to be scooped up by collectors and anyone who was waiting for an excuse to buy a hand-held Nintendo system. Systems announced today include:

Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL: These special edition systems go on sale on September 19 in honour of the October 3 launch of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. The Red Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at EB Games. The Blue Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will be available at Future Shop and Best Buy. The cover of the new hardware features a dozen of the game’s characters, including Mario, Link, Samus and Little Mac. The systems will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each. (The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is sold separately.) Read the rest of this entry »

“Batman: Arkham Knight” Set for June 2, 2015

September 10th, 2014

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Knight is scheduled to release worldwide beginning June 2, 2015. Also revealed, are two collector’s editions – Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition and Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition. Both will be available in limited quantities at launch in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for PC.

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“Gabriel Knight” Remakes Hits October 15, 2014

September 9th, 2014

gabriel-knight-remakeMount Joy, Penn. – September 9th, 2014 – Pinkerton Road Studio today announced that the highly-anticipated Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition, a modern remake of one of Sierra ‘s greatest adventure games of all-time, will be available for purchase on PC and Mac on October 15th, 2014. Licensed from Activision Publishing, Inc, overseen by original series creator Jane Jensen, and developed in partnership with leading indie team Phoenix Online Studios, this high-definition update of the adventure game classic Gabriel Knight adds brand new puzzles and scenes, gorgeous new high-res backgrounds, a remastered soundtrack, and more New Orleans flavor to the beloved original story, plus exclusive new behind-the-scenes material including original concept sketches, articles and brand new audio interviews with Jane Jensen and members of the original Sierra development team to provide a more complete view on the Gabriel Knight series than has ever been available before. Pre-orders are now available at Steam, GOG.com, the Phoenix Online Store and more at 15% off the $19.99 retail price, and include the pre-order exclusive soundtrack by Robert Holmes. Read the rest of this entry »

“Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Rewrite History”

August 28th, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., August 28, 2014 – One is a brilliant archeologist who has traveled the world solving puzzles and unearthing ancient civilizations. The other is a bumbling defense attorney whose sense of justice is matched only by his sense of style. The two seem like an unlikely pair, but with the life of an innocent girl at stake in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the two heroes join forces to tackle an enigmatic mystery big enough for both of them. The Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game launches for Nintendo 3DS on August 29 and combines the puzzle-solving satisfaction of the Professor Layton series with the courtroom drama of the Phoenix Wright franchise.

“This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an absolute treat for long-time fans of both series and newcomers who love puzzles and engaging stories,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “The game offers solid proof that the Nintendo 3DS library overflows with exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences.”

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August’s “Games with Gold” from Microsoft

July 28th, 2014
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Strike Suit Zero.

The games will be available for download for Xbox Live Gold members on the following dates:

• Crimson Dragon (Xbox One): Available August 1 – 31
• Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (Xbox One): Available August 1 – 31
• Motocross Madness (Xbox 360): Available August 1 – 15
• Dishonored (Xbox 360): Available August 16 – 31

Microsoft also announced a brand new Xbox Fitness program, P90X for Xbox Fitness. P90X for Xbox Fitness is a 30-day extreme workout program featuring five all-new custom routines designed by Tony Horton to get you completely ripped. Additionally, in mid-August it will come with a downloadable calendar and nutrition plan to give you everything you need to complete your transformation.

“Last of Us” PS4 Bundle Details

July 28th, 2014

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TORONTO, ON, July 28, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (SCEC) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system is now bundled with a digital voucher for The Last of Us: Remastered for $449.99 MSRP. This bundle is available at all major Canadian retailers and includes the PS4™ console, DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller and a digital copy of The Last of Us: Remastered.

Exclusive to PlayStation, The Last of Us: Remastered offers the award-winning game rebuilt to run in 1080p, with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and upgraded textures. It also comes with bonus DLC material, such as the Left Behind single-player expansion chapter, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and the Reclaimed Territories map pack.

The PS4™ computer entertainment system delivers phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come and has quickly become the next-gen console of choice with gamers in Canada. With more than 7.0 million units sold through globally, the PS4™ system’s game portfolio will continue to expand with over 120 titles to be available worldwide by the end of this year.

“Skylanders: Trap Team” Events for San Diego Comic-Con

July 21st, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 21, 2014 – For the first time, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), brings Skylanders®, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life™ video game franchise(1), to Comic-Con International: San Diego. Starting Thursday, July 24, fans descending upon San Diego Comic-Con will be among the first in the world to get a look into the Skylanders universe, including new toys, and hands-on Skylanders Trap Team gameplay, with more news to come. Attendees will be the first consumers to check out the new Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack toys and will be able to pre-order the Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth (#303). North American fans who can’t wait for the convention to start can pre-order the Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.

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“Broken Sword 5″ Now Available for PSVita

May 6th, 2014

News from Revolution Software today:

PlayStation Vita owners looking for a cerebral yet action-packed adventure to enjoy can today begin rejoicing as award-winning Revolution Software have released in the US the first episode of their most ambitious Broken Sword title to date.

Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode One is now available from the PlayStation store, priced at $16.99.
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PlayStation Vita Ready for Bikini Season

May 6th, 2014

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May 6, 2014 – The PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system gets a makeover, as a new slimmer, lighter model is now available at retailers across North America. The system launches in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation®Vita Bundle, which includes the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands  2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card, all for $199.99 (MSRP).
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ESA Releases 2013 Report

May 1st, 2014

Ever wonder what the Entertainment Software Association gets up to? Well, take some time to check their recently released 2013 Report:

http://www.theesa.com/about/annualreports.asp

Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:

“Through September 2013, ESA secured google’s removal of more than 1.5 million links to infringing games from its search results, a 1,200 percent increase over the number of links google removed in 2012. ESA also identified and requested that host sites remove more than 3.7 million URLs used to facilitate instant downloads of infringing copies of ESA members’ games.”

 

“Mario Golf: World Tour” and “Kirby: Triple Deluxe” Now Available

May 1st, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2014 – When you see two round objects rolling your way, don’t be alarmed: They’re probably just a harmless golf ball and a familiar pink puffball. On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It’s a double dose of Nintendo! Both games are the next installments in their respective franchises and the first of their series on Nintendo 3DS. Both games also feature some of the most loved and iconic characters in the Nintendo universe. And, best of all, both games are ridiculously fun.

“May 2 is going to be an outstanding day for Nintendo 3DS owners,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe add two exclusive Nintendo experiences to the already-incredible library of software found only on Nintendo 3DS.”

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“Tony Hawk’s Shred Session” Arriving This Summer

May 1st, 2014

Minneapolis, MN – May 1, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Tony Hawk today announced Tony Hawk’s Shred Session, a brand new title developed natively for smartphones and tablets by UK studio Big Bit. Currently planned to release this summer, Tony Hawk’s Shred Session will see players swiping the screens of their respective Apple and Android devices with a single finger to perform trick combos as they skate through levels as a top pro. These simple, intuitive touchscreen controls make pulling off tricks easy and fun, while leveling-up and unlocking more advanced tricks will give longtime fans the depth and complexity they expect in a Tony Hawk game.

“I‘m stoked that Activision shares my vision for an original skateboarding game on mobile,” said Tony Hawk. “It’s exciting to evolve with new technologies, and Shred Session is a whole new direction.”
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More “Borderlands” On The Way

April 9th, 2014

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New York, NY – April 9, 2014 – 2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in-between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, is currently in co-development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available worldwide in fall 2014 on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“Borderlands is one of 2K’s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Fans are clamoring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”
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“Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure” Launch Trailer

April 8th, 2014

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Call of Duty: Ghosts “Devastation” DLC

March 31st, 2014

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