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GTA V PC Petition reaches 100,000

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Rockstar Studios has announced that their upcoming release, Grand Theft Auto V, will be coming out on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, failing to mention the possibility of a PC release or port.

This has prompted some fans to sign a petition asking for the game to be released on PC. From the petition’s post:

To: Rockstar Games

Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.

The petition has recently reached 100,000 signatures and is going on to try and get 150,000 people. Rockstar has yet to comment on the petition or the possibility of GTA V being released on PC.

GTA V is scheduled to be released in Spring 2013.

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Written by John Schwartz

November 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Humble Bundle Announces THQ Bundle

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Humble Bundle today announced it’s newest bundle titled “The Humble THQ Bundle,” which includes the games Saints Row: The Third, Red Faction: Armageddon, Metro 2033, Darksiders, and Company of Heroes, CoH: Tales of Valor, and CoH: Opposing Fronts.

While other Humble Bundles allow you to pay whatever you want in order to get the games, down to one cent, this new bundle requires that you pay at least one dollar. In order to unlock Saints Row, buyers will have to beat the average price consumers have paid, which at time of post is $5.29.

All these games work exclusively on Windows, and separately would cost almost $190.

The bundle so far has raised over $400,000, and with 13 days left that number is sure to grow. Head over to the Humble Bundle website in order to throw your support behind this amazing opportunity.

Details on Bungie’s new game leaked

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IGN.com received leaked materials about Bungie’s upcoming game titled Destiny.

Bungie, most famous for their creation and continued work on the Halo franchise, has since updated their website with concept art from their next release. IGN’s leaked materials also included concept art, as well as a synopsis of the game’s story, which reads:

“‘Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young “knights” tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.’ Elsewhere in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as ‘the Traveler.'”

IGN.com

The game so far has been advertised as being in development for PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as maybe the PC in the future.

For more concept art and more about the game, check out IGN.com, or check out Bungie’s website.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Microsoft Sells 750k Xbox 360s

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There were a lot of great deals on Xbox 360s during Black Friday, and consumers seemed to take notice.

According to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, more than 750,000 360s were sold during the national sale Friday, November 23.

Microsoft also reported that Black Friday was an excellent day for Halo 4, as well as Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription card sales which “increased more than 50 percent.”

Xbox LIVE has reportedly had an increased usage up from last year, and released up minor update today for their dashboard.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Wii Mini Revealed

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Nintendo confirmed rumors of a new version of their previous console the Wii by announcing the Wii Mini today.

The new console, which will be released on December 7, is only coming to Canada for the immediate future for $99.99. Rather than a disk tray, the console will have players load their disks in from the top-much like the GameCube. However, the Wii Mini won’t have any backwards compatibility with GameCube games, nor will it have the ability to go online in any way.

No dates have been revealed as to when the international release for the Wii Mini is coming. For more information, check out the official website here.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

Top 4 Amneisia Fortnight Games Picked

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Amnesia Fortnight, the event announced by Double Fine Productions, has announced the top 4 games which will all be included in the Humble Bundle associated with the event.

The games, whose pitch videos are seen below, are all unique and offer a wide variety of creativity from players.

The four games are Hack n’ Slash (a sort of Legend of Zelda meets computer hacker), The White Birch (a platforming exploration game), Autonomous (which gives off a Minecraft meets Tron vibe), and Spacebase, (which is mainly The Sims in space).

Here are the four pitch videos. Visit the event’s official website to vote and purchase the bundle.

Hack n’ Slash

Autonomous

The White Birch

Spacebase

Over a million Wii and Wii Us sold

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Source: Wikipedia

Nintendo sold over a million hardware during the last week, which included the launch of their new next generation console the Wii U, CNET reported today.

The figure includes 400,000 Wii Us, 300,000 Wiis, and more than 500,000 portable devices, such as the 3DS and DS, sold.

Nintendo of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime, said that the Wii U is “essentially sold out of retail,” a fact reminiscent of its predecessor, the Wii, which was notoriously hard to find during the first few months of it launching. Nintendo hopes to not relive those shortages with its new console.

“We’ve certainly learned many lessons from that and we are replenishing retailers more quickly this time around,” Fils-Aime told CNET.

The Wii U launched on November 18 at $299.99.

Written by John Schwartz

November 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm