Saturday, March 5, 2011
03/05/2011 - Call of Duty: Black OPS Double XP Weekend
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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!
NEWS ALERT > ACTIVISION > CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS DOUBLE XP WEEKEND
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, www.activision.com.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Friday, March 4, 2011
03/04/2011 - Konami Announces Battle Los Angeles
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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.”
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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, March 3, 2011
03/03/2011 - 3D Netflix Coming to Nintendo 3DS
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3DS System Will Expand the World of Nintendo Entertainment
NINTENDO PLANS NEW 3D SUPER MARIO GAME, ANNOUNCES AT&T, NETFLIX COLLABORATIONS
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.
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
- 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.
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
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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
03/02/2011 - Marvel Pinball Demo Now on PSN
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Download the Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine tables for free
Marvel Pinball Demo Now Available on PlayStation®Network
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
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.
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/.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
03/01/2011 - Konami Announces Sports Island for 3DS
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Sports Island heads into
the third dimension!
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.
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
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, February 28, 2011
02/28/2011 - 16 Classic PC FPS Games Running on the Original Xbox
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Classic PC First Person Shooter Games Running on the Original XboxThe 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.