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Friday, January 16, 2015

01/16/2015 - Wii U Closes with Biggest Month of Sales in its History
WII U CLOSES 2014 WITH BIGGEST MONTH OF SALES IN ITS HISTORY

Jan. 16, 2014

Wii U established new benchmarks for hardware and software sales in a single month in December. This helped total hardware and software sales in 2014 increase by more than 29 percent and more than 75 percent, respectively, over sales in 2013.

Nintendo 3DS also had a strong December, including its largest month ever for first-party software sales. This was primarily fueled by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which has already surpassed 2 million combined physical and digital units sold in a little more than three months, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, which have combined to sell over 2.6 million physical and digital units in their first six weeks.

“Wii U had its strongest year yet thanks to the highly anticipated software lineup and the introduction of the amiibo platform,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans can anticipate another strong year for 2015, especially with more highly anticipated games like Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as New Nintendo 3DS XL, arriving in the first half of 2015.”

Other Nintendo highlights from the full 2014 year include:

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold over 1.7 million physical and digital units and 1.3 million physical and digital units, respectively, in 2014.
  • Total sales of amiibo figures in 2014 are nearly twice the sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS

  • In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sold at least 250,000 units. Of those titles, eight sold more than 500,000 units and three sold over 1 million units.
  • In 2014, the top 15 best-selling hand-held titles were all released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo is looking to ride the wave of momentum into 2015, with the launches of Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and Mario Party 10. On Feb. 13, Nintendo will also launch the New Nintendo 3DS XL in the United States alongside The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

For more information about Nintendo, visit
http://www.nintendo.com.

*Data regarding physical sales of games in December are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

01/15/2015 - Double Dragon Trilogy Now Available on Windows PC
DOUBLE DRAGON TRILOGY NOW AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS

Paris, France – January 15, 2015 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, is proud to announce that Double Dragon Trilogy is now available on PC. This compilation includes all three installments of the beloved arcade series: Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.

Double Dragon Trilogy is a faithful port of all three original arcade games with brand-new features, optimized for Windows:
• Two game modes: “Arcade” (play the game from beginning to end and go for the high score) and “Story” (unlock new stages and achievements while playing through the game)
• Customizable controls (keyboard & controller)
• Three difficulty levels: “easy” (easier than the original), “original” (similar to the arcade version) and “expert” (a real challenge!)
• Choose between the original 8-bit soundtrack and a brand-new remastered one!
• Choose between the original graphics or video filter
• Local or online multiplayer
• Achievements & leaderboards
A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all! Discover this PC version and go back to childhood!

Download Double Dragon Trilogy on GOG & Steam

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

01/14/2015 - Motorsport Revolution Launching on Steam Jan 15th
Motorsport Revolution Launching on Steam 1/15

Today Austin based virtual reality studio, Ghost Machine, announced it's newest virtual-reality racing game, Motorsport Revolution, will launch officially on the Steam digital distribution platform tomorrow Thursday, January 15. The new game is described as an immersive car racing action game specifically designed for VR racing in mind. The game action, which can now be seen on the Steam Motorsport Revolution page is reminiscent of popular arcade racers. The Steam launch Announcement Trailer of Motorsport Revolution is included.

The Steam release of Motorsport Revolution adds to Steams' growing VR library, which already offers popular virtual reality enabled titles such as Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2. The game which will launch on Thursday, January 15 is playable in Steam VR mode with the newly released DK2 Oculus Rift Development headset, which can be obtained through the Oculus VR website . The game can also be played in a standard view version of the game for players without the virtual reality headset.

When asked CEO of Ghost Machine, Neal Nellans, was enthusiastic about the Steam release. "We're very excited to be partnering with Steam as they continue to advance virtual-reality as a gaming and entertainment platform of the future. The Steam release of Motorsport Revolution is proof that there is a growing interest and player base for VR native games.", states Nellans.

Steam is an internet-based digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer, and social networking platform developed by the Valve corporation. As of January 2014, over 3,000 games are available through Steam, which has 75 million active users. In October 2013, it was estimated by screen digest that 75% of all games bought online for the PC are download through Steam. 

Located in the backlot of the Austin Studios production facility, Ghost Machine VR currently has eight virtual-reality games in production, including Final Burn, which challenges players to pilot a F-16 in a dogfight against an alien invasion reminiscent of Hollywood blockbusters.

Additional information and updates can be found on the Ghost Machine VR
website.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

01/13/2015 - Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Now Available
FAR CRY® 4 ESCAPE FROM DURGESH PRISON DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT NOW available

Battle the Elements in a Deathly and Difficult New Time Trial

Escape from Durgesh Prison Walkthrough: Youtube

London, UK – Today, Ubisoft® announced that Escape from Durgesh Prison, a challenging new time trial where players race against the clock and challenge other players for the top spot on the leaderboards, is now available on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

In this new piece of downloadable content for Far Cry 4, Ajay and Hurk find themselves defenceless in the dangerous world of Kyrat after being captured, tortured and stripped of their weapons in Yuma’s prison. To reach the extraction point they will have to complete a series of challenges dictated by the tyrannical Pagan Min to recover their lost weapons and upgrade their gear before a final stand-off with Yuma's forces.

Playable in both single player and coop, Escape from Durgesh Prison is a true test of players’ survival skills. They will need to arm themselves as quickly as possible because in this mode when players die they must restart the mission and use the knowledge and skills they gained during their previous run through to help them reach the extraction point successfully and vie for a top position on the global leaderboards.

Escape from Durgesh Prison is available as part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass or can be purchased separately. The Season includes Escape from Durgesh Prison as well as The Syringe mission, the Hurk Deluxe Pack, Overrun and Valley of the Yetis, a unique single-player and co-op experience where players will encounter the legendary beasts.

The Far Cry 4 Season Pass is available from PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, uPlay, Game, Amazon, and selected games retailers.

For more information on Far Cry 4, please visit:
farcrygame.com and facebook.com/farcry
For the latest news on Ubisoft collectible merchandise, please visit and like the page www.facebook.com/ubicollectibles.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

01/12/2015 - ZombieRun goes to Steam Greenlight
ZombieRun - Platformer that brings sexy back to local multiplayer goes to Steam Greenlight.


ZombieRun is retro platformer with the aim to bring sexy back to local multiplayer gaming. Game has engaging Solo, co-op, Split-screen and Battle mode for up to 4 players.

Description:
After a massive apocalyptic thunderstorm you find yourself in the middle of a dark graveyard with two hungry zombies drooling over you. It seems that the thunder wasn’t the only thing that hit the world while you were out. Do you want to know what it was? It’s time to act fast, stay alive and get to the city for some answers. That’s where it all begins - it's you, your fast reflexes and guns against all the dead lurking around. 

Features:
The game features classical weapons, gang of living dead and superpowers. Yes, you have SUPERPOWERS! ZombieRun has addictive single player mode and awesome local multiplayer games. Up to 4 players can play at the same time in either single screen co-op mode, where you have to work together as one or split screen competitive mode, where everyone's running for their lives. And also there's the Battle mode where players can blast at each other with what they've got.

ZombieRun has controller support so dusting off joypads is strongly recommended.

ZombieRun is on Steam Greenlight 
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=371081610

Greenlight Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNhUjLB-Qc

ZombieRun requires a graphics card with OpenGL support and JRE 1.6 or later.

ZombieRun is availbable at Desura, Indiegamestand and 
itch.io

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