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Monday, November 30, 2009

NINTENDO SELLS MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION HARDWARE UNITS DURING CRITICAL THANKSGIVING WEEK

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More than 2.5 Video Game Systems Sold Every Second during Week as Value-Minded Holiday Shoppers Look to Nintendo

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 30, 2009 – Nintendo's internal tracking numbers show that the company sold more than 1.5 million Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ video game systems combined in the United States during Thanksgiving Week. That works out to more than 150 Nintendo systems sold every minute continuously for the week – or more than 2.5 every second.

Nintendo estimates that during the week:

*More than 550,000 Wii home consoles sold, demonstrating that consumers nationwide have responded to the new suggested retail price of $199.99.

*More than 1 million Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi portable systems sold. This number surpasses the all-time hand-held hardware sales record set by Game Boy™ Advance during Thanksgiving Week 2002.

"Holiday shoppers are finding value in our products' prices, and through a game-play experience that is unique to Nintendo," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Note that the internal Nintendo of America numbers referenced in this release represent sales from Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 28.

For more information about Nintendo games and systems, visit
www.nintendo.com.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

3RD SPACE GAMING VEST - LIMITED TIME OFFER

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To kick off the holiday shopping craziness, we've priced the 3rd Space Gaming Vest at a ridiculous $99.  This will only be available between Nov 26th and Nov 30th (or until we run out of stock).  We'll still be offering the FREE t-shirt with every order and the FREE ground shipping within the contiguous U.S.

BUY THE VEST HERE

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

XBOX KID: THE SAGA CONTINUES!!


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This month our featured subject is the notorious Xbox Kid. (AKA, 360kid, Ecksbawks Kid) This infamous mug first appears in the 2006 GameStop Holiday catalog. Its the face that launched a thousand 'shoops.' In this multi-part exhibit see how this one innocent catalog image spawned literally 100s of photoshop parodies. The evolution of this image is a great example of the true genius that can sometimes be found in the far corners of internet subculture.

PART FIVE NOW ONLINE - CLICK HERE

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Monday, November 23, 2009

AbleGamers.com Launches New Review Section

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First of its Kind Video Game Review Section with Accessibility at its core

Harpers Ferry, WV - The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a first of its kind mainstream video game review section for those with disabilities on its community portal AbleGamers.com. The AbleGamers review section concentrates on accessibility factors that will affect various disabilities and recommends whether to play the game to each of those specific disabled groups.
 
Each game title is given a score from 1 to 10 in the areas of visual disabilities, hearing disabilities, and motion impaired disabilities.  The overall score is then calculated, along with additional details such as the presence of close captioning, speed settings, difficulty settings, colorblind options, and many more game accessibility standards.
 
"There are countless sites out there that review games for their graphics and sound, but no one is looking at the game from the standpoint of accessibility. With 63 million Americans with disabilities this is a focus that is needed and who better to do it than the flagship site for disabled gamers, AbleGamers.com," says Mark C. Barlet, President of the AbleGamers Foundation. He adds, "I hope that game makers now add AbleGamers to their list of news outlets to send review copies to"
 
Studies show that as much as 9% of all gamers are disabled, and as such AbleGamers was created to guide disabled gamers through mainstream gaming with its first of its kind video game review section.
 
http://www.AbleGamers.com/reviews  is the location of the review section.
About The AbleGamers Foundation
 
The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com , which provides news, reviews, and advice on disabled technology and the accessibility of mainstream video game titles.  As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society's idea of normal everyday life.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Atlus USA Launch Trailer: 3D Dot Heroes



Retro chic meets modern sleek in this, the ultimate love letter to retro gamers. Seamlessly fusing new and old, the golden era of gaming is felt in every detail of this lovingly-crafted adventure. An evil demon has captured the 6 wise men and 6 orbs that protected the kingdom of Dotnia, which now stands on the verge of destruction. Freely explore the vast world, fight off monsters, and puzzle your way through many dungeons to restore peace to the kingdom. Eye-popping visuals capture the nostalgic charm of pixel graphics in cutting edge 3D.

Available May 2010.

For more information, visit:

www.3DDotGameHeroes.com

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

"No More Heroes" Coming to Xbox 360 + PlayStation 3!

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The Wii cult classic, No More Heroes is coming to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3! As you can see from the above image, the game has received a massive graphical overhaul. We're not sure yet how the new version will translate the Wii's fantastic motion controls. However there is talk the game will make heavy use of the controller analog sticks to replicate the Wii's sword swinging action. Being huge fans of the original game we're very excited about this upgraded port. Unfortunately no solid release date has been announced, nor do we know if this game will come to the United States. We'll be sure to keep you updated once  we receive more information.

Until then, hit the following link for more images of the Xbox 360 version of No More Heroes!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE IMAGES: NO MORE HEROES ON XBOX 360

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to Shigeru Miyamoto!

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The gang at DigThatBox.com would like to formally wish Shigeru Miyamoto a very Happy Birthday! Miyamoto was born on November 16th, 1952 in Sonobe cho, Kyoto Japan. He has been called the "father of modern video games." His creations have brought joy to millions. He is the creator of Mario & Luigi, Donkey Kong, the Zelda series, and many other legendary games.

I have been fortunate enough to meet Miyamoto himself on several different occasions. He is as humble and polite as he is brilliant. His strong character and friendly, open demeanor prove this is one legend who has not let success go to his head. We wish him all the best in the upcoming year. And best of luck with all of his new projects!

We can't wait to see what he has in store for us next!


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

CoinOPS Reignite SHOWCASE Video Demo! - Xbox MAME Emulator



CoinOPS Re-Ignite SHOWCASE is here!

This is the latest and greatest version of CoinOPS, the fantastic MAME Arcade emulator for the original Xbox system.

SHOWCASE now features full video previews for every game. It also features improved compatibility for a number of games. It also adds a number of new titles to the already robust game selection.

CoinOPS Re-Ignite SHOWCASE supports a number of diverse sorting options, built in cheats, screen shot preview, and many other unique features. This video is a complete walk through of the emulator plus a brief sample of gameplay.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

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Eighth-Annual Electronic Game Show Draws 30,000

Latin America's Largest Videogame Event Reflects Continued Industry Growth

Mexico City-Nov. 3, 2009 - Mexico City was buzzing with all things videogame-related Oct. 23-25, as the eighth-annual Electronic Game Show filled the Expo Bancomer Santa Fe with more than 30,000 attendees.
 
EGS 2009 continued the show's reign as the largest and most influential videogame event in Latin America. During its three-day run, EGS 2009 drew consumers, media and business executives in an event that demonstrated the dynamic growth in the Latin American videogame industry.
 
Exhibitors at EGS 2009 included major videogame companies such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Konami, Activision, Blizzard, Sega, Warner Brothers Interactive, THQ and Disney Interactive Studios. Consumers and journalists in attendance were treated to demonstrations of hundreds of titles, including dozens of pre-release games. Among the high-profile games on display at EGS 2009 were Dante's Inferno and Brutal Legend from Electronic Arts, DJ Hero from Activision, ProEvolution Soccer 2010 from Konami, and Bayonetta from Sega.
 
"EGS 2009 once again illustrated the continued growth of the Latin American videogame industry," said Jorge Lizarraga, CEO of the show-organizing company Oelli. "As the Latin American market continues to expand, the importance of networking and developing strong relationships with consumers expands as well. EGS and its sister show, EGS Business, have proven to be essential to the process of growing and strengthening the industry."
 
For more information about Electronic Game Show or EGS Business, please visit

http://www.electronicgameshow.com 

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