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Wii cut to $150, bundled with Mario Kart

As had been rumoured in April, Nintendo is dropping the price of a new Wii to $149.99 on May 15. On top of that, the console's bundle is getting a shake-up.

The current bundled games of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are being cast out, replaced with Mario Kart Wii and its Wii Wheel controller. The new bundle will also include, as before, a Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controller. Read more »

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Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

Guitar Hero III is the best selling video game of the "current generation," according to market research firm NPD Group's retail-only data. The top-ten games are revealed over on CNBC.

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Left 4 Dead Released for Mac, On Sale Again

The Mac version of Left 4 Dead is now available, fulfilling Valve's promise to launch the Mac version before Halloween. It supports Steam Play, which means that owners of the PC version will snag a shiny Mac copy if they are equipped with an Apple machine.

It also means that Mac players will be able to play on the same servers as the PC players. To celebrate the launch, gamers can pick-up Left 4 Dead for $9.99 (50% off) or bundled with Left 4 Dead 2 for the low, low price of $14.99--though not as low as the previous sale. Read more »

"Glad to see this one make it to the Mac today, here's looking forward to more in the near future."
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New StarCraft 2 Custom Maps on Show at BlizzCon, Referencing Left 4 Dead and DotA

Four new Blizzard-made StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty custom maps are on show at BlizzCon 2010. The new maps drop references to video game and pop culture icons including Valve's Left 4 Dead, PopCap's Bejeweled, television show 'Iron Chef' and the ever-popular, oft-imitated Warcraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients. Read more »

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Shack PSA: Both Left 4 Deads Bundled for $10.19 on Steam as 'The Sacrifice' DLC Arrives

Left 4 Dead's new DLC, 'The Sacrifice,' launched today, and in a move that's as much awesome as it is likely to cause some Xbox RAGE, Valve is selling both titles on Steam for a deep discount. The Mac version of Left 4 Dead 2 went live today as well, for the same ultra-low price.

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"I really enjoyed The Sacrifice... not bad for free! It is a top quality campaign, and among my ..."
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Left 4 Dead Mac Launch Due by Halloween

Valve is hoping to release the original Left 4 Dead on Mac "in time to celebrate Halloween," the developer revealed yesterday.

There's also a formal announcement that Left 4 Dead 2's Mac launch will coincide with the arrival of the L4D and L4D2 DLC 'The Sacrifice' on October 5--as has been known for a while. Read more »

"I'm curious as to what it takes to get L4D ported to Mac, since they've already ported HL2 ..."
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Your First, Harrowing Glimpse at Left 4 Dead's Upcoming DLC "The Sacrifice"

The latest downloadable content for Left 4 Dead 2 (and presumably last for the original) is set to launch next week. "The Sacrifice" DLC follows the original Left 4 Dead cast as they journey South, losing one of their own team members along the way. While there is one real conclusion to the story, as evidenced in the previous DLC "The Passing," players will have the opportunity to re-write history and select which team member will fall in "The Sacrifice." It won't change the franchise's canon, but it'll make you look totally badass. Read more »

"I love how Bill lights the molly with his cigarette... (looks like it)"
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Valve Confirms Left 4 Dead and L4D2 DLC for Oct. 5

Valve has confirmed that 'The Sacrifice', DLC for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, will be released on October 5 for the PC and Xbox 360. It will be free for both games on the PC, while the Xbox 360 DLC will cost 560 MS Points ($7).

"'The Sacrifice' is the prequel to 'The Passing,' and takes place from the L4D Survivors' perspective as they make their way South," reads the press release. "In addition to advancing the story, 'The Sacrifice' introduces a new style finale featuring "Sacrificial Gameplay" where players get to decide who will give their life so the others may live." Read more »

"With Dead Rising 2 coming out tomorrow this kind of feels like Valve trying to take Capcoms ..."
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Left 4 Dead 'Sacrifice DLC' Comic Part Two Available Now, Additional Formats Incoming

The second chapter in the four-part prequel comic series starring the cast of survivors from the original Left 4 Dead has been released.

Along with detailing some of the backstory of each original character, the comic series gives players a look at the tale woven in the upcoming downloadable content "The Sacrifice." In total, the comic will stand at 150-plus pages and also explore the death of one member in the zombie-killing squad. Read more »

"I posted this comment in an earlier discussion about part 1. By accident it was a few days after ..."
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Valve Reveals 'The Sacrifice' DLC for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, 'No Mercy' Coming to L4D2 [Updated]

[Update: 08.22.2010] Valve has reportedly told PC Gamer that "The Sacrifice" will launch on October 5. The PC and Mac version will launch for free while the Xbox 360 version will cost 560MS Points ($7). According to PC Gamer, the Mac version will launch on October 5. Shacknews has contacted Valve to confirm the Xbox 360 version of the DLC will release alongside the PC and Mac.

[Original: 08.21.2010] Last night on GameTrailers TV, Valve's Chet Faliszek revealed info on upcoming downloadable content for those still waging war on the zombie threat. Read more »

"Thank you valve! this is why i like Left 4 dead 2, they add tons of cool stuff every week! first ..."
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Nintendo Busting Obesity With Games Tournament

Ever keen to present itself as the video games choice that won't give you diabetes, Nintendo has unveiled a twenty-four-stop tour of the USA combining a showcase of its jumpy-waggly motion-controlled games combined with a national games tournament.

The Wii Games: Summer 2010 tour will invite visitors to rack up a high score across four games--Wii Sports Resort's basketball and bowling plus the hula hoop challenge of Wii Fit Plus, with action coming from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Mario Kart Wii. Read more »

"Olympic women's balance beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson's got a fat ass that I'd like to bust ..."
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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Mass Effect 2, Red Faction Guerrilla and more

The Perils of Summer continue and, like clockwork, we continue to evade them, thanks in small part to Steam's ongoing sales. Today's highlights include Mass Effect 2 for 40% off, Shatter for $2.50 and the obligatory Torchlight price drop to $5.00.

For today, your complete options are:

"Damn it, Steam! At this rate, I'm going to have months worth of gaming all at the same time. I ..."
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Left 4 Dead Fan-Made Campaign 'I Hate Mountains' Released

The much-anticipated Left 4 Dead fan-made campaign I Hate Mountains has been released and is available from FileShack.

Coming from folks behind Portal: Prelude, I Hate Mountains takes Francis and the gang deep into the wilderness in a full five maps. The survivors will venture through a branching forest, explore a spooky mansion, probe tunnels, venture into a lumberyard and visit a lake. Read more »

"Left 4 Dead's lack of weapon variety was a huge turnoff for me. The zombie apocalypse is upon ..."
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Contest: Show Us Your Left 4 Dead

[Update - 11:40am CST on May 18] With the day upon us, we've announced the winners.

[Update - 12:15pm CST on May 11] Submissions for the art contest are now closed, but you still have until 11:59pm EST / 10:59pm on May 17, 2010 to leave a comment below for a chance to randomly win some other Left 4 Dead swag. Read more »

"This contest is sweet! That xbox looks awesome, good luck to all the entries!"
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Valve's Steam Coming to Mac on May 12

The Mac OS version of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam will be released on May 12, the company confirmed today.

No other details on the launch were given--the announcement was a brief two sentences--though it will presumably debut alongside the native Mac versions of Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal and the Half-Life series originally slated to launch with the Mac client in April 2010. Read more »

"Do macs have enough hardware to run these games? When I walked past the apple store and had a ..."
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