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Saturday, March 5, 2011

03/05/2011 - Call of Duty: Black OPS Double XP Weekend

Black Ops’s second Double XP Weekend hits all platforms this weekend. Get double the reward for your efforts, and watch that rank fly. Participate in the glorious mayhem starting approximately at 6pm today and continuing through to 4pm on Monday 7th March.  Prior to the weekend, be sure to download the First Strike Content pack for PS3 so you can jump in and get involved! 

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website,

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Friday, March 4, 2011

03/04/2011 - Konami Announces Battle Los Angeles
KONAMI announces Battle: Los Angeles
KONAMI and Saber Interactive team up to create an immersive First Person Shooter experience based on the Columbia Pictures upcoming feature film Battle: Los Angeles
In advance of the nationwide release of Columbia Pictures’ action film Battle: Los Angeles, in cinemas in March, 2011, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced Battle: Los Angeles, the video game will be available on the PlayStationÒNetwork, on Xbox LiveÒ Arcade and Windows PC download. Players will have the opportunity to relive the thrill of the movie as they assume the role of Corporal Lee Imlay and fight alongside characters from the film and defend the city of Los Angeles from attacks from unknown forces.

“KONAMI jumped at the opportunity to team up with Columbia Pictures and publish the Battle: Los Angeles video game,” said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development Konami Digital Entertainment. “We love the movie and it was a great experience working with Saber – there were some great ideas about how to expand the story into a game. It’s a great chance for gamers and moviegoers to play out the world of the film.”

“Battle: Los Angeles is a tremendously thrilling game and a perfect complement to our film. Saber and KONAMI have creatively entered the world of the film and used it as a canvas for a rich, exciting game,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Developed by Saber Interactive and powered by the Saber3D Engine, Battle: Los Angeles is a high-end fast and frantic first–person shooter game that will take players through a single player campaign that mirrors the upcoming feature film. Players will assume the role of a Marine fighting against a worldwide alien invasion that has the city of Los Angeles as the major battleground and focal point for the game. Players will battle unique and varied enemies using an arsenal of weapons throughout the game like an assault rifle, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, frag grenades, and a turret gun as they navigate the streets of Los Angeles avoiding fierce and relentless attacks.

Aside from high-caliber fire fighting combat, destructible environments have been included using the Havok Destruction Module which will allow players to destroy scaffolding structures, vehicles and overpasses to eliminate enemy forces. With unlockable content, trophy support, and 5.1 surround sound, Battle: Los Angeles will pull players deep into the heart of the battle to save mankind.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

03/03/2011 - 3D Netflix Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Upcoming Nintendo 3DS System Will Expand the World of Nintendo Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 – A new 3D game from Nintendo's iconic  Super Mario series is in the works for the 
Nintendo 3DS™ portable system. Nintendo also announced two upcoming collaborations: Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to connect automatically to the Internet at more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots, while Netflix members will instantly stream movies and other content on their Nintendo 3DS systems. These features were announced today at the Game Developers Conference during Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote address, titled "Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future."

During his speech, Iwata said Nintendo 3DS gives developers new tools to create games and experiences never before possible while enabling them to reach the public in new ways.

"There is great potential to increase the number of people who enjoy video games by opening up new game-play opportunities that are only available through the use of 3D." Iwata said. "Nintendo 3DS will be the most connected Nintendo device ever, with its ability to link people via local wireless connections, while at the same time connecting them to people and content worldwide via hotspot connectivity."

Nintendo 3DS launches March 27 in the United States at a suggested retail price of $249.99. It lets users view 3D content without the need for special glasses. The announced 3D  Super Mario game will feature traditional Mario™ game play and will fulfill the dream of Nintendo video game designer (and Mario creator) Shigeru Miyamoto to bring true depth and distance into the game's mechanics. The game is being developed by the same Nintendo team that created the  Wii™ console hits  Super Mario Galaxy™ and  Super Mario Galaxy 2.

At the end of May, Nintendo will provide Nintendo 3DS owners with a wireless system update that will activate the Nintendo eShop and give users access to a number of features:

  • A short-form video service will let people view trailers for Hollywood movies in 3D and access video game trailers, screen shots, background information and links to publishers' websites. Content will include short video clips, such as comedy shorts or music videos, selected by Nintendo and delivered to Nintendo 3DS users who choose to receive them.
  • Downloadable classic games via the portable Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console™ service will include Game Boy™ and Game Boy Color games, as well as those from the Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 systems.
  • "3D Classics" will introduce select classic video games remastered in 3D.
  • Games currently offered as Nintendo DSiWare™ and an Internet browser will be available.

The system update will also provide a solution for  Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™ owners to transfer their Nintendo DSiWare games to their new Nintendo 3DS systems.

To help make the wireless features of Nintendo 3DS as smooth as possible, Nintendo has collaborated with AT&T to provide Nintendo 3DS owners with automatic and free access to more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide with the May system update. Nintendo's aim is to make getting connected easy for everyone, so people who opt in to the system's SpotPass™ service will tell their Nintendo 3DS systems to automatically connect to AT&T Hot Spots at restaurants, book stores, coffee shops and airports across the country.

This summer, Nintendo 3DS will incorporate Netflix functionality. Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month can access a broadband wireless Internet connection and instantly stream movies and TV shows directly to their Nintendo 3DS systems, similar to how the service is used on the Wii console. This means people can start watching a movie via Netflix on their Wii systems at home and then pick up the same movie later from a different location using their Nintendo 3DS systems.

For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

03/02/2011 - Marvel Pinball Demo Now on PSN
Marvel Pinball Demo Now Available on PlayStation®Network

Download the Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine tables for free

LOS ANGELES – March 1, 2011 – ZEN Studios today announced the release of the Marvel Pinball demo on PlayStation®Network. Downloading the demo provides users access to the Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine tables. A full game purchase will add the Invincible Iron Man and Blade tables to the mix.

Marvel Pinball is the definitive pinball experience on PlayStation®Network, and has enjoyed critical acclaim since the titles December 2010 release, earning a Metascore of 83. The four-table collection will receive new additions shortly, as more Marvel Pinball titles are in development and will be announced soon.

About ZEN Studios

ZEN Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Wii, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with representative offices in Canada. ZEN Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter and Marvel Comics’ The Punisher.  ZEN’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched Marvel Pinball in December, 2010.  For more information about ZEN Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

03/01/2011 - Konami Announces Sports Island for 3DS
Sports Island heads into the third dimension!
HUDSON’s popular sports series makes its first foray into 3D
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will unveil ten 3D-enabled sports for Nintendo 3DS™ this June, as it releases HUDSON SOFT’s Sports Island 3D for the new format.

Sports Island 3D marks the debut of HUDSON SOFT’s fun series for Nintendo 3DS, and allows up to four players to participate in events designed to show off the 3D capabilities of the new format. The ten sports on offer are Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Snowball Fighting, Sumo Wrestling, Bowling, Snowmobile Racing, Sport Blowgun and Trampoline. Each demands different skills from the user, and has been designed to make stunning use of the additional depth of field the format offers.

Event can be played by between one-four entrants in either single or multi-player modes, and Sports Island 3D adds to the competitive spirit with the addition of special power-ups that can give each player an advantage during each event. These ‘Super Play’ actions give the player a chance to hit their opponent with a seemingly unstoppable move, and take the form of over-sized racquets or a heavier ball in Tennis, ‘Cannon Dunk’ and huge jump moves in Basketball, and an unstoppable ‘Rainbow’ shot in Soccer. Each event has one specific Super Play moves, and they can be brought in at strategic times to gain a hard-earned victory.

Sports Island 3D also allows players to customise their teams, and as the game progresses, so new venues are unlocked. The four-player modes are also facilitated either via wireless play or download, with a number of competitive modes offering the chance to compete against each other or work together in teams.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

02/28/2011 - 16 Classic PC FPS Games Running on the Original Xbox
16 Classic PC First Person Shooter Games Running on the Original Xbox

The original Xbox is the ultimate console when it comes to homebrew, emulation and PC ports. Talented independent developers have ported some of the greatest FPS games in history to the machine with fantastic results. Here is an amazing play list featuring 16 Classic PC FPS (First Person Shooter) games running on the original Xbox. All of your favorites are here. Alien vs Predator, Doom, Duke Nukem, Quake, Shadow Warrior, Zombie Crisis and many more! These are the classics of the FPS genre. And as you'll soon see, they look and play fantastic on the original Xbox.

Games Included in this Video Feature:

1 Alien Vs. Predator: Gold Edition (Direct Link)
2 Descent II (Direct Link)
3 Doom (Direct Link)
4 Doom II *
5 The Ultimate Doom *
6 Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment *
7 Final Doom: TNT: Evilution *
8 Duke Nukem 3D (Direct Link)
9 Heretic (Direct Link)
10 Hexen (Direct Link)
11 Rise of the Triad (Direct Link)
12 Shadow Warrior (Direct Link)
13 Quake (Direct Link)
14 Quake II (Direct Link)
15 Quake III Arena (Featuring Homer Simpson vs Darth Vader) (Link)
16 Zombie Crisis (Direct Link)

*All games marked with "*" are part of the same video.

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