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“FIFA 14″ Statistics

December 4th, 2013

Alongside an infographic (see below), Electronic Arts has released some stats being generated by FIFA 14 players:

Every 90 minutes:

  • 459,000 games of FIFA 14 are being played around the world
  • 3.66 million shots are made
  • 991,000 goals are scored
  • You’ll see the sunrise and sunset (if you’re on the International Space Station)*
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PlayStation 4 Finally Arrives

November 15th, 2013

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The wait for Sony’s latest console is at an end:

TOKYO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today launched PlayStation 4 (PS4), a system built for gamers and inspired by developers. The PS4 system is now available in the United States and Canada at a suggested retail price of USD $399 and CAD $399, arriving with a lineup of over 20 first- and third-party games, including exclusive titles like Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. In total, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

“Today’s launch of PS4 represents a milestone for all of us at PlayStation, our partners in the industry, and, most importantly, all of the PlayStation fans who live and breathe gaming every day,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “With unprecedented power, deep social capabilities, and unique second screen features, PS4 demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come.”

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DDR Classroom Edition Launches

November 15th, 2013

Sometimes there’s news out of left field and here’s what left field has to offer today: DanceDance Revolution Classroom Edition.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the company’s worldwide sensation – DanceDanceRevolution – will move its way into Edmonton schools with the Canadian debut of DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition, a PC based DanceDanceRevolution game developed specifically for schools and fitness classes. The interactive game is part of the Edmonton Catholic School District’s Transformation Initiative and will be used in classrooms as part of the Active Exergaming Project.
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“Titanfall” Gets a Release Date

October 23rd, 2013

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2013 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Titanfall™, the debut game from acclaimed independent videogame developer Respawn Entertainment, will be landing on store shelves beginning March 11, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system and PC. Already the winner of more than 80 coveted awards from critics around the world, Titanfall is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall delivers a brand-new online experience that combines fluid, fast-paced multiplayer action with heroic, set-piece moments found in traditional campaign modes.
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“How to Survive” Arrives

October 23rd, 2013

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – October 23 , 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced the availability of How to Survive, a third-person action adventure game that tests players’ ability to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into ravenous zombies. How to Survive is available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation.

In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill their most basic needs such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as finding an incredible variety of items to combine into dozens of handmade tools and weapons – scrap metal, tubes, bolts, fertilizer, tires, harpoons, and empty bottles are just some of the many items scattered about, but how you use them determines whether you wind up dead, alive or undead.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Launch Trailer

October 23rd, 2013

New Wii U Deluxe Pack-In Games

October 23rd, 2013

Mario and Luigi Wii U Deluxe Bundle

VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – Nintendo is launching a new Wii U Deluxe Set that puts the focus on value, and highlights the two biggest names in video games: Mario and his brother, Luigi. Available in stores on November 1, the Wii U Deluxe model will come with two games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – all on one disc. The new configuration will sell at the low suggested retail price of $299.99, and replaces the existing Wii U Deluxe Set, which included Nintendo Land.

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Double Fine Announces Alpha Version of “Spacebase DF-9″

October 15th, 2013

San Francisco, CA—October 15, 2013—Double Fine today announced and released an alpha build of Spacebase DF-9, a new builder and social simulation. The game will continue to undergo ongoing development in the form of free updates for players, whose feedback will be taken into account.

In Spacebase DF-9, players help humanity and alien allies recolonize the Milky Way following the collapse of galactic society. In an open-ended gameplay environment, players construct and maintain a self-sustaining deep space habitat, deal with environmental and alien threats, and watch and influence the lives of a diverse crew as they live, work, and attempt to stave off space madness. Read the rest of this entry »

“Need for Speed: Rivals” Set for PS4, XBO

October 8th, 2013

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It’s not a new console launch without some racing games! Word of “NFS: Rivals” coming for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Official word from EA: Usher in the next generation of high-octane racing when Need for Speed: Rivals arrives in time for the holidays! In North America, Need for Speed Rivals will be in-stores starting November 22 for the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. In Europe, the game will be available starting November 22 on Xbox One and November 29 on PlayStation 4.
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“BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One” SPOILERS

October 8th, 2013

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Irrational Games has posted the first 5 minutes of gameplay of the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea – Episode One, to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IrrationalGames

However if you’d like to live with some ignorance — it can be a good thing for games, honest — then just look at the screenshot above and know that you’re headed back to Rapture, the setting of the first two BioShock games.

“Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z” Coming to Steam

October 8th, 2013

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BURLINGAME, Calif. – OCTOBER 8, 2013 – TECMO KOEI America announced today that YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will see a release on Steam® (PC). Launching day and date in North America alongside the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft versions, the Steam release will be available via digital download in early 2014.

“YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z is an impressive project led by the expertise of Team NINJA’s Yosuke Hayashi and comcept’s Keiji Inafune, with the goal of creating a thrilling new experience for fans,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. “We are extremely pleased to offer YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z on PC through Steam, giving us the ability to reach as many gamers as possible with their action-packed creation.”
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United Front Games Hints at Next Project

October 8th, 2013

 

On their official website, United Front Gamers, developer of Sleeping Dogs, hinted at their upcoming project also set in the Sleeping Dogs universe:

Hi everyone! We’ve been a bit tight-lipped about our current projects over here at UFG, but we’re finally able to give you a little something.

So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.

As always, we love to hear your thoughts and appreciate your shared interest in the games we make – although to reiterate, we really can’t share any more details until 2014 (despite your best efforts to get them, you sneaky people!)

 

“Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition” Coming Nov.12

October 7th, 2013

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BURBANK, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition debuts in the Americas Nov. 12 and Europe and other global territories beginning Nov. 29, with the comprehensive version of the 2013 best-selling fighting game franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system and platforms, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). Valued at more than $120, the game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4  system, PS3  system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS Vita.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Season Pass Details

September 26th, 2013

batman-arkham-origins-season-passWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, this fall’s highly-anticipated installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame franchise. The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system or PC) will be available at launch for $19.99 ($30 value) and grants purchasers access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which includes two exclusive skins.

Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following content:

  • Gotham by Gaslight Batman Skin and Brightest Day Batman Skin
  • New Millennium Skins Pack
  • Infinite Earths Skins Pack
  • Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne before he became Batman™, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to his greatest teacher, Kirigi.
  • An all-new story campaign

Pay-Through-Play Currency Arrives in “Runescape”

September 26th, 2013

Thursday 26th September 2013, Cambridge, UK – Jagex, the creators of the hugely popular and Guinness World Record holding MMORPG RuneScape, have introduced Bonds to the fantasy online world, providing players with the means to trade in-game effort for tangible benefits, including membership. The launch of Bonds is Jagex’s latest innovation in free-to-play, a market first revolutionised by Jagex with the landmark launch of the first free browser MMORPG well over a decade ago.

Bonds completely liberate player-to-player trading, offering RuneScape players more choice and freedom than ever before. This includes the ability to now access all premium membership content through the in-game wealth earned by dedicated players, who can also gift Bonds to a friend or fellow clan member anywhere in the world. Available to purchase directly from RuneScape.com, the new ‘pay-through-play’ currency is intended to help all parts of the community access premium content and services during these tough economic times.

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