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Nintendo TVii Announced

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Originally planned to be a launch feature of the WiiU, Nintendo today announced that the feature would hit consoles December 20, meaning that WiiUs unwrapped on Christmas will have the feature ready to be used.

“Nintendo TVii maximizes Wii U owners’ current cable, satellite and video-on-demand services by pulling all of their available content sources – such as a Comcast cable package or Hulu Plus subscription – into one place,” according to a Nintendo press release. The application will not allow Netflix, Amazon Prime, or TiVo compatibility  though Netflix has it’s own WiiU application.

Support for TiVo and Netflix is expected in 2013. TVii is free to all WiiU owners and does not require an additional purchase or hardware.

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Written by John Schwartz

December 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

2012 in gaming

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With the end of 2012 coming rapidly, gamers are looking back on the fond experiences they’ve had with games while looking forward to those to come. This video, made by Malcolm Klock, compiles together footage of some of the biggest releases of the year, including Mass Effect 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Halo 4.

Check it out to remember all the great moments you had shooting aliens, or the British, or zombies. More videos by Malcolm Klock can be found here.

Written by John Schwartz

December 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

‘Resident Evil 6’ Confirmed for PC

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Capcom today announced that it’s latest installment in the Resident Evil  series would be released on PC early next year.

According to the press release, PC gamers can expect Resident Evil 6 to be available to play on March 22, 2013.

“Both the digital and retail versions of Resident Evil 6 PC will contain all the content found in the original console release,” Capcom said, “plus any additions contained in any free title updates such as Ada Wong’s campaign being accessible from the outset and the challenging No Hope difficulty mode.”

Capcom also released the system requirements for playing the game, but did not include a price point.

Minimum specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
· Memory: 2 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
· Memory: 4 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

For more Resident Evil information, check out their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Written by John Schwartz

December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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.

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