We now know that Nintendo will be releasing a stripped down version of the original Wii on December 7th (via IGN). The catch is that, at this point, the console is a Canadian exclusive with no mention of it being released in other regions. The Wii Mini has a suggested retail price of $99.99. Check out the images of the newly redesigned console below.
Below the jump, we’ve got an image that might tell us when the new Multiplayer Map Packs are going to land…. Continue reading “Are these the launch dates for Halo 4 Map Packs?” »
Some new details have surfaced today about the new reboot of Tomb Raider hitting early next year. Karl Stewart took to Twitter to answer a few questions about the title as well as to give us some new gameplay details (via GT).
Expected to release in March of next year Tomb Raider promises to be story driven and based around the origins of series protagonist, Lara Croft. Lara will be voiced by British actress Camila Luddington, who will also be performing the motion capture work for the character.
Nintendo has confirmed to CNET that it sold over one million hardware units over this past weekend.
CNET spoke with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in a phone interview today where he reveled the impressive sales numbers. Fils-Aime also said that along with those impressive numbers the Wii U is “essentially sold out.”
Fils-Aime said that Nintendo sold over 1 million devices last weekend. Internal sales data from Nintendo showed sales reaching over 1.2 million units last weekend, a number that included Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS. Continue reading “Nintendo: 1.2 Million Hardware Units Sold Last Weekend, Wii U Sold Out” »
Just after the release of Curiosity, Peter Molyneux has announced his next game.
Molyneux’s newly formed game studio, 22cans, is creating an “innovative reinvention” of the popular classic Populous currently dubbed project Godus. 22cans has taken the project to Kickstarter seeking £450,000 (via Polygon).
Check out the Kickstarter pitch video and some images below.
Microsoft plans to launch an Xbox set-top box as a lower cost alternative to the full Xbox console. According to The Verge, multiple sources familiar with Microsoft’s future intentions have confirmed the device.
With Microsoft’s obvious attempt to begin taking over the living room, the new set-top box will bring core entertainment services and allow users to choose between the stripped down set-top box or a full next-gen Xbox. The reports are claiming that the new set-top box will bring casual gaming to the living room as opposed to full on next-gen Xbox titles and is part of a two-SKU plan Microsoft will be unveiling come 2013.
As we all know, over the weekend all of the biggest retailers across the country will be putting a ton of different games and gaming related products on sale for Black Friday. Most of which will be extending all the way through to Cyber Monday. We have decided to bring you all the deals to one place from all the major gaming retailers.
We just reported to you on the recent Ultimate Editions Playstation just brought to PSN. They included titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and all the DLC to one place at a discounted price. It looks like from some of the deals we have rounded up for you here there are some even better deals coming this weekend.
Mirror’s Edge was released in 2008 on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and has left fans of the game wanting a sequel ever since. Although the game sold quite well many thought that because it didn’t quite meet EA’s expectations it may never see a sequel.
Eurogamer ran a story this morning entitled “DICE: ‘we don’t want to become a Battlefield factory’” which prompted Cousins to tweet about Mirror’s Edge 2 being in development at DICE. Continue reading “Mirror’s Edge 2 Rumored To Be In Development” »
Earlier this morning rumors surrounding the collection were coming out of various sources before Bethesda had a chance to officially make the announcement.
Sony announced today on its official blog about some new Ultimate Editions making there way to Playstation Network. In celebration of Thanksgiving, the company is bringing nine new Ultimate Editions “of awesome PS3 Full Games” at a discounted price (via Polygon). Additionally Playstation Plus Members will, as usual, be getting even more of a discount.
There are some really good titles included, all of which released in 2011 or earlier, like Mass Effect 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the last two titles in the Ezio saga, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Revelations.
For fans looking for one of the most massive MMOFPS in gaming history — the wait is over.
PlanetSide 2 takes all the massive multiplayer battles and enourmous landscapes from the original PlanetSide and combines them with the new SOE proprietary MMO engine ForgeLight, allowing players to participate in all the fast-paced action of conventional First Person Shooters inside a massive world with thousands of other people.
Says PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby:
“We set out to create a massive, unprecedented game, and we succeeded. PlanetSide 2 will break records for its size and combat…Now, it’s the players’ turn to make history. The war stories of brutal combat, acts of valor, casualties and victories from beta testing have been epic. But, the slate is clean, and the game has launched. It’s time to create legends.”
Part of PlanetSide 2′s reward system allows players to earn battle experience by increasing certifications and unlock access to new roles and customization options. It’s part of an overall experience that Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley says is unlike anything gamers have ever seen:
“PlanetSide 2 sets the new standard for shooters…With thousands of players fighting simultaneously across several beautiful, massive continents, the size and intensity of PlanetSide 2 has no equal. You’ve never played anything like it.”
In addition to being one of the most massive multiplayer shooters in gaming history, PlanetSide 2 is also the first game to integrate live broadcasting functionality through the streaming site Twitch. Gamers can now stream gameplay directly to the twitch platform with a single click.
PlanetSide 2 is now available as a free to play game, with an enhanced membership option at $9.99/month for players looking for priority log-in status, cash bonuses, scalable gains for resources and passive cert points.
To begin playing, download PlanetSide 2 from Steam here.
And the trailer that DIDN’T make the cut…
If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, you gained access to the Nuketown 2025 map, an updated version of one of the most popular maps from the original Black Ops. This map was added to the public 24/7 playlists for the Double XP opening weekend, and players assumed it would remain there as an exclusive option to reward those who pre-ordered the game. Continue reading “Activision pulls Nuketown 2025 from Black Ops 2 Public Playlists” »
We have been seeing a lot of crossover DLC in the last little while including the likes of Square Enix who seems to be putting Adam Jensen’s gear from Deus Ex: Human Revolution in just about all of its games lately.
Well not all of them, but we have reports from Silconera via IGN today of some new Hitman: Absolution DLC that features content from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Silconera said that it has learned of some new DLC for the long awaited HD Hitman game in the way of new suits and weapons. Hitman: Absolution launched today.
The highly controversial DMC: Devil May Cry is set to release come early next year on January 15. The Playstation Blog (via Polygon) reported that the demo for the Ninja Theory developed pulp hack and slash title hits Xbox Live and Playstation Network today.
DMC publisher Capcom has released both the demo and some new details on the playable Vergil DLC we previously reported to you on. Capcom explains how Vergil’s combat will offer a different style than the game’s main protagonist Dante. Like Dante, Vergil’s weapons and attacks can all be upgraded.
At this point the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V is only slated to hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Spring of 2013. However, the president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, recently spoke about his optimism that the open world crime game would make its way on to the company’s new Wii U platform.
Recent interviews with key members at Rockstar are pointing towards it being a possibility but the company has yet to confirm anything. Rockstar said that it hadn’t made any decisions for additional platforms yet.
Hold on, kiddos. Before you eat that turkey and pumpkin pie and let Aunt CheapPerfume pinch your cheeks and ask how things are going at that place you haven’t worked at in years…. you have one more history lesson. Turns out this is a pretty important week in video game history, ya know.
On November 18, 1982, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man had a kid. Baby Pac-Man was an odd attempt to merge video games and pinball. Sounds neat, except that neither the video game or pinball portion of the game were any good. The game itself flopped but the licensing for Baby Pac made a lot of green.
Fast forward to November 18, 2001. Nintendo released the GameCube, a system people either liked or didn’t.
On November 19, 2006 the Nintendo Wii hit store shelves, becoming a huge hit despite critics who said nobody would care. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The Wii is one of only three game consoles in history to sell over 90 million units and has a shot at the 100 million mark despite the release of it’s successor. Continue reading “This Week in Gaming History: Pac-Man Has a Baby, Zelda is Re-Born, Donkey Kong Goes Country” »
A report has recently surfaced of a Wii U owner hacking into Miiverse. Nintendo said that the user only accessed a prototype debug interface. The user claimed to have accidentally hacked into a debug menu for Miiverse by no particularly inventive or advanced means. We have some images below provided by the user of the various screens accessed.
Nintendo has issued a statement to Gamesindustry International (via Joystiq) regarding the situation where it claims that the area accessed by the user was merely “a mock up menu.” Nintendo also said in the statement that the menu is now taken down and inaccessible.
It has been more than half a decade since we last saw Agent 47 in action, but tomorrow the wait is finally over when Hitman: Absolution hits store shelves. The review scores for the Square Enix published title are already popping up online and, although not surprising, they are all over the map ranging from a 6.9 from Gametrailers to a 9.0 from IGN.
The Hitman series has always been regarded as somewhat if a niche game and even with all the steps the developers have taken to please everyone, it looks as though the newest iteration in the series has remained that way.
The console for some time now has been dubbed “Orbis”, mainly because the Japanese word for four is “Shi” which also means “Death” (ironically of note, the “X” may mark the spot with U.S. Xbox fans, but in Japanese culture “X” is a negative sign used to express defeat — which is why it’s subbed out for “O” on PS controllers). Continue reading “Report: New “Playstation 4″ Won’t Play PS3 Games, Will Stream Through GAIKAI” »
Nintendo has just released it’s first paid iOS app. The Japanese company is well known for keeping its IP on its own hardware but today, according to Eurogamer, Nintendo has released a universal iOS version of its current DS Pokédex app.
The iOS version of the Pokédex is now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Check out the gallery below to see the Pokédex in action.