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Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/2011 - Target Holiday Deals Start Early
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Savings from Target

Deals beginning November 13, 2011

November 11, 2011 - This week, Target guests can save on the best in gaming and gadgets for everyone. Through Target’s Electronics Trade-In service, exclusively offered in more than 1,490 Target stores nationwide, guests can trade in used iPhones, iPads, iPods, Nintendo DS units, cellphones, video games, calculators and DVDs, and receive credit good for most Target purchases. Guests can receive additional savings and 5 percent off nearly all Target purchases when they use their Target REDCard.
New this week, available Sunday on Nintendo 3DS: Super Mario 3D Landfor $39.99.

Save on this week’s new releases for the whole family, available Tuesday, Nov. 15.
  • Pick up Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and PC $49.99).
  • Snag Saints Row: The Third (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and PC $49.99).
  • Grab Need for Speed the Run (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and Wii $49.99).
  • Pick up Rayman Origins (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and Wii $49.99).
  • Other titles releasing: Kinect Disneyland Adventures for Xbox Kinect, $49.99 and Zumba Fitness 2, $39.99.
Video Game Savings
  • Receive a free $20 Target GiftCard with the purchase of two games from the Tuesday new releases above and below:
    • Elder Scrolls Skyrim (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), $59.99.
    • Batman Arkham City (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and PC $49.99).
    • Lego Harry Potter (Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 $49.99, 3DS $39.99, DS and PC $29.99).
    • Just Dance 3 (Wii and Kinect), $39.99.
    • Black Eyed Peas Experience (Wii and Kinect), $49.99.
    • Disney Universe (Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3), $49.99.
    • Go Vacation (Wii), $39.99.
    • Uncharted 3 (PS3), $59.99.
    • GoldenEye Reloaded (Xbox 360 and PS3), $59.99.
    • Rage (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), $59.99.
    • Dead Island (Xbox 360 and PS3), $59.99.
    • Ratchet and Clank All 4 One (PS3), $59.99.
    • Little Big Planet 2 (PS3), $59.99.
  • Receive a free $50 Target GiftCard with purchase of a PS3 Uncharted 3 Bundle featuring the 320GB PS3 game system, the Uncharted 3 game and one wireless controller, $299.99.
  • Receive a free $20 Target GiftCard with purchase of a Nintendo 3DS game system.
  • Receive a free $50 Target GiftCard with purchase of a 4GB Xbox Kinect Bundle for $299.99, which includes the Kinect Adventures game, 4GB Xbox 360 game system, Kinect sensor and one wireless controller.
Gadget deals for everyone to enjoy.
  • Receive a free $40 Target GiftCard with purchase of the Sonos PLAY:5 HiFi system.
  • Grab a free $20 Target GiftCard with purchase of a 32GB iPod touch.
  • Save $100 on a Nikon D3100 DSLR and 55-200mm lens.
  • Save $100 on the purchase of Canon T3 DSLR and 75-300mm lens.
  • Purchase a Canon T2i or T3i DSLR and Canon 55-250mm lens and save $150.
  • Save $150 with the purchase of an Olympus E-PM1 Camera and Olympus m40-150mm lens.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

11/10/2011 - Atari Launches Greatest Hits App for Android

The #1 Selling iTunes App Expands into the Global Android Marketplace

London, United Kingdom — November 10, 2011 Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced the availability of Atari’s Greatest Hits for Android Marketplace. 

Launched only a few months ago for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Atari’s Greatest Hits has already exceeded 3.5 million downloads in the iTunes App Store.  Android smart phone and tablet owners can now download the App to receive Missile Command for FREE, and get access to a vast catalog of 100 classic Atari games.  This extensive collection pays homage to each of the originals and was designed to mimic the gameplay Atari fans remember from 30 years ago. 

“The #1 selling Atari’s Greatest Hits continues to expand its reach to new operating systems, devices and territories,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari.  “It exemplifies our company goals as we shift our core focus towards delivering casual gaming experiences through mobile and social platforms.”

Players can purchase 25 separate game packs for $0.99 each or buy all 100 games for a discounted price of $9.99.

Game packs include:
Centipede, Asteroids, Tempest, Battlezone, Black Widow, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Star Raiders, Pong, Lunar, Lander, Super Breakout, Major Havoc, Warlords, Adventure, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Fatal Run, Quadrun, Casino, Swordquest, Championship Soccer, Football, Realsports Basketball, Realsports Football, Super Breakout 2600 and Hangman.

For more information, please log onto
www.atari.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AtarisGreatestHits.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11/09/2011 - Super Mario 3D Land Time Square Event

First Mario Game for Nintendo 3DS Hand-Held System Launches Nov. 13; Nintendo to Host Interactive Launch Event in Times Square on Nov. 12

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 9, 2011 - The timeless platforming fun of the Super Mario™ video game franchise expands into a new dimension this holiday season with the Nov. 13 launch of the  Super Mario 3D Land™ game. Created exclusively for the 
Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, this new game places Mario™ and his friends in immersive environments that players can enjoy in true 3D without the need for special glasses. Also introducing power-ups, enemies and the return of Tanooki Mario,  Super Mario 3D Land promises to satisfy series fans, newcomers and holiday gift seekers at a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the United States.

The game's remarkable 3D visuals make it easy for players to judge depth and distance as they run through levels, collecting coins and bumping question blocks in search of interesting power-ups. Abilities such as rolling somersaults and high-speed dash moves add to players' strategic options. Players also can play as Tanooki Mario, using his tail to hover or perform floating jumps and attacks. The game's level design makes use of the Nintendo 3DS system's 3D capabilities; some levels require players to progress from top to bottom, while others challenge them to move forward into the spatial depths of an environment. This is truly the next evolution in Mario game play.

"Mario fans from every generation will love experiencing the Super Mario franchise in true 3D," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Making your way through the Mushroom Kingdom has never been so immersive, and Nintendo 3DS lets players dive into the action anytime, anywhere. The game is sure to put smiles on lots of faces this holiday season."

New characters in the game include enemy Goombas with tails and Piranha Plants that can spit ink to obscure players' view. In addition to familiar special items such as Fire Flowers and Super Mushrooms, players will find Propeller Blocks that let Mario reach high places and a Boomerang Flower that changes him into Boomerang Mario and enables him to throw boomerangs. Additionally, players can examine parts of some levels by using the Nintendo 3DS system's built-in gyro sensor to pan and explore.

Another unique feature can give players a helping hand when they're having trouble with a tricky level. If a player loses too many lives in a row, an invincible White Tanooki Mario or P-Wing can be activated, giving the player a chance to complete the level without enemy threats. Players can also choose to skip ahead to the end of a tricky stage if they prefer to simply move on. These features are completely optional for gamers who prefer to play through levels without help.

Nintendo Stages Epic Super Mario Celebration in Times Square
On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors to Military Island in New York's Times Square can join Nintendo for a special interactive  Super Mario 3D Land launch event. For one day only, fans are invited to play inside Mario's 3D world with life-size warp pipes, trampoline coin jumps and a flagpole finale. Attendees can also enjoy live appearances by a Mario costumed character, prize giveaways while supplies last, fun photo backdrops and the chance to play  Super Mario 3D Land before the game launches. Fans are encouraged to dress as Mario or other favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters for the occasion. To help Mario fans take this experience home early, Toys"R"Us Times Square, which is located next to the event site, will offer the game for sale during the event from noon to 2 p.m.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit

For more information about  Super Mario 3D Land, visit 

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11/09/2011 - Atlus Creating Game of Thrones Video Game

Explore and interact with characters and locations from the worldwide fantasy phenomenon!

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 9, 2011 - ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc), in collaboration with HBO and Cyanide Studios, today unveiled North American publishing plans for "Game of Thrones™," an action RPG based on the internationally bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series of books by George R. R. Martin and critically acclaimed HBO television series, Game of Thrones.  Launching worldwide in early 2012, the game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC.  With an original story written under the supervision of Martin, "Game of Thrones" promises to deliver the ultimate interactive role-playing experience for fans.  The game is filled with familiar locations straight from the pages of the beloved fantasy saga along with the likeness of some actors portrayed in the series. 

With over 15 million books sold worldwide and a hit television adaptation that was the winner of two primetime Emmy® awards, the A Song of Ice and Fire series is one of the most popular fantasy franchises of all time.  Now, with the announcement of an epic new "Game of Thrones" video game, fans will have a chance to not simply read or watch the series, but to take an active role in the new riveting drama as it unfolds.

In this 30-plus hour action RPG, players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros.  As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert's Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms.  Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm. 

Standing before the majesty and bitter isolation of the Wall or walking through the streets and alleys of King's Landing, players will not simply pass by locations and characters integral to the series; they will explore and interact with them, meeting and learning about the people and history that defines them and their importance.  Key decisions and major events will have meaningful impact on Westeros, allowing the player to witness how the game world evolves over time based on their actions or inactions.  Moreover, "Game of Thrones" introduces an innovative "active slowdown tactical combat engine" in which combat mirrors the series' thoughtful approach to war and politics: fighting slows but never stops entirely, forcing the player to make quick, pressured choices before their enemy strikes again.

"The Game of Thrones television series and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series it is based on represent some of the most captivating, original medieval fantasy and drama ever created," commented Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc.  "Its amalgam of bitterly antagonistic rival houses, deeply nuanced characters, intricate political machinations, and breathtaking fantasy-all set within a richly storied world-offers unparalleled realism and raw emotion.  We are honored to work with HBO, Cyanide Studios, and the great George R. R. Martin in bringing an exciting action RPG set in this beloved fantasy universe to fans and gamers in early 2012."

"This is a wonderful way for fans to engage with the brand in an exciting and interactive way," stated James Costos, VP of HBO Global Licensing.  "ATLUS and Cyanide are leaders in developing world class games with broad accessibility so the partnership was an ideal fit for us." 

"Game of Thrones" is currently scheduled to release in early 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.  For more information, visit
http://gameofthrones-thegame.com. Expect frequent news updates, content additions, and more between now and the game's release!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11/08/2012 - Zelda Concert Series 2012 Kicks Off In Dallas, TX

Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Play 'Symphony of the Goddesses' on Jan. 10

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 - Video game fans in the Lone Star State will soon be able to experience Nintendo's musical tribute to  The Legend of Zelda™ video game series. On Jan. 10, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform orchestral arrangements of music from the game's 25-year history accompanied by video content from the games themselves. This new concert series will go on tour across the United States in 2012 as The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Tickets for the Dallas performance are now available at
Ticketmaster and range in price from $19 to $115. Through Nov. 30, tickets are available to Club Nintendo™ members at a 15 percent discount.

Nintendo has teamed up with Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. to provide video game fans with the ultimate musical experience for  The Legend of Zelda. The highlight of this new musical program is a full four-movement symphony that will guide fans through a musical retelling of key chapters from  The Legend of Zelda franchise. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concerts will be conducted by Irish-born conductor Eimear Noone, and the multimedia show will pair iconic music and gorgeous visuals from classic Zelda titles, including the newest game in the series,  The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the 
Wii™ console.

"The love that fans feel for  The Legend of Zelda series cannot be overstated," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "In 2012, we want to give people across the country a chance to come together and enjoy the music from the games that mean so much to so many."

"The Legend of Zelda is as close to our hearts as it is for the fans," said Jeron Moore, producer for Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. "The tour will be something both fans of the franchise and music enthusiasts alike won't want to miss."

Additional performance dates will be announced in the future. For more information about the concerts, visit 
http://www.zelda-symphony.com. For more information about the ticket discount available to Club Nintendo members, please visit  http://club.nintendo.com.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

11/07/2011 - James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Coming November 25th

London, uk — November 7th 2011 — Today, Ubisoft announced that James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes™ will be available in the UK on November 25th exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™. In this brand-new franchise, players will embark on an exciting and immersive adventure and be confronted with more than 140 intriguing puzzles and riddles in order to solve a series of murders.

In James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes™, you play a contestant in a TV game show which gathers the best puzzle-solvers in the United States. But former winners are killed one after the other and a criminal mastermind manipulates and defies the player at every turn. To get out of this situation and discover the identity of the murderer, the player has to solve the puzzles left by the killer at every crime scene.

Thanks to the Nintendo 3DS camera, the player becomes part of an interactive 3D movie in a very realistic 60’s setting.

For more information about James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes™, please visit:

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