Friday, November 11, 2011
11/11/2011 - Target Holiday Deals Start Early
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November 13, 2011
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Savings from Target
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.
on this week’s new releases for the whole family, available Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Video Game Savings
- Pick up Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Xbox 360 and PS3 $59.99, and
- 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,
Gadget deals for everyone to enjoy.
- Receive a free $20 Target GiftCard with the purchase of two games
from the Tuesday new releases above and below:
Scrolls Skyrim (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), $59.99.
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.
Reloaded (Xbox 360 and PS3), $59.99.
(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.
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.
- 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.
$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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11/10/2011 - Atari Launches Greatest Hits App for Android
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The #1 Selling
iTunes App Expands into the Global Android Marketplace
ATARI LAUNCHES ITS GREATEST HITS APP FOR ANDROID
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
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.
more information, please log onto www.atari.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AtarisGreatestHits.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
11/09/2011 - Super Mario 3D Land Time Square Event
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First Mario Game
for Nintendo 3DS Hand-Held System Launches Nov. 13; Nintendo to Host Interactive Launch Event in Times Square on Nov. 12
THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM GOES 3D IN SUPER MARIO 3D LAND FOR NINTENDO 3DS
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 http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Super Mario 3D Land,
Submitted By: E. Thomas
11/09/2011 - Atlus Creating Game of Thrones Video Game
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Explore and interact with characters and locations from the worldwide
ATLUS, IN COLLABORATION WITH HBO®
AND CYANIDE STUDIOS, TO PUBLISH "GAME OF THRONES," AN ACTION RPG BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING SERIES OF BOOKS AND HIT
TV SHOW, FOR XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, AND PC IN EARLY 2012
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
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.
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."
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!
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
11/08/2012 - Zelda Concert Series 2012 Kicks Off In Dallas, TX
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Play 'Symphony of the Goddesses' on Jan. 10
NINTENDO'S 2012 CONCERT SERIES FOR THE LEGEND OF ZELDA WILL KICK OFF IN
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."
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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, November 7, 2011
11/07/2011 - James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Coming November 25th
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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.
UBISOFT® TO RELEASE
JAMES NOIR’S HOLLYWOOD CRIMESTM ON NOVEMBER 25th EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE
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.
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: www.jamesnoir.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas