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What is there to look forward to in 2013?

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Or were they?

Turns out the Mayans were wrong.

With the new year upon us, and many sites revealing the game of the year choice, eyes now turn toward 2013, and the games that await us.

Here’s a highlight of upcoming games and the months they come out in.

January:

DmC: Devil May Cry for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows.

February:

Fire Emblem: Awakening for the 3DS.

Dead Space 3 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for the PS3 and PS Vita.

Aliens: Colonial Marines for Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, and WiiU.

Crysis 3 for Windows, Xbox 360, PS3.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Rayman Legends for the WiiU

March:

SimCity for Mac and Windows.

Tomb Raider for Windows, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for Windows and Mac.

Gears of War: Judgement for the Xbox 360.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the 3DS.

Rest of 2013:

May 7: The Last of Us for the PS3.

Release dates unannounced:

The Elder Scrolls Online for Windows and Mac.

Deadpool for Xbox 360 and Ps3.

Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PS3.

South Park: The Stick of Truth for Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Watch Dogs for Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Keep tuned in order to keep up with information on all the latest games coming out in the new year.

 

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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.

Written by John Schwartz

December 19, 2012 at 12:30 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

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

Wii U browser specs released

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Nintendo today revealed the various features of the internet browser that comes on their new console the Wii U.

The browser, which runs on NetFront NX, is short on features. Users won’t be able to use pinch to zoom, or take or upload pictures. HTML 5 will be supported, but Flash and other plugins will not.

It will be possible, however, to pause the game you are playing and browse for tips and hints in order to help you.

Other specs can be found here.The Wii U releases on November 16 in North America.

Written by John Schwartz

November 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Nintendo launches Wii U Ad campaign

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Nintendo has released it’s first television advertisement for circulation in North America. In addition to dubstep, the trailer seems to highlight the unique features of the new console – notably, the interactive controller, which allows users to interact with different games in various ways.

It harkens back to the original Wii commercials, showing diverse family combinations enjoying playing the games. This trailer shows many different games however, rather than just Wii Sports.

The Wii U releases in North America on November 18.

Microsoft announces new pricing for Xbox 360

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Could they make the asterisk any bigger?

Microsoft today announced a new subsidized plan for the Xbox.

Microsoft released a new pricing model today for it’s gaming console, the Xbox 360.

According to a new holding page on xbox.com, consumers will now be able to purchase a 4 GB Xbox with Kinector a 250 GB Xbox for $99, provided the player also buy a 2 year Xbox live contract at $14.99 a month. That’s $459, which is almost twice as much as if you bought one today from say, here.

English: The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for t...

The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microsoft also announced the release date for SmartGlass, which comes out this Friday in conjunction with Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft’s Tablet operating system. SmartGlass allows gamers to use a secondary screen while playing Xbox, much like the WiiU controller.

Microsoft also announced a number of games that would make appearances on SmartGlass, which include Ascend, Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Halo Waypoint, Home Run Stars, and Karaoke.

Written by John Schwartz

October 23, 2012 at 9:56 am