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Wii price cut to $130 in new black bundle

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2012 6:45am PDT

Nintendo's Wii U launches in North America on November 18, but the original Wii will surely still be a hot seller this holiday season. To help shove it along, Nintendo today announced plans that it's cutting the Wii's price to only $129.99 later this month, in a bundle with ...

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New game releases: October 15-21

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT

Next week's another busy one for new releases as we barrel through the holiday season, which apparently began in September this year. We'll see 007 Legends, DOOM 3 BFG Edition, Mark of the Ninja's PC version, the long-awaited XBLA edition of Serious Sam 3, Dance Central 3, a...

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"Is Doom 3 BFG Edition only available retail? I can't find it on Steam."

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New game releases: October 8-14

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 07, 2012 10:00am PDT

Oh, what a treat next week will be! Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally arrive, delivering a delightful taste of classic genres in shiny modern clothes. They look pretty flipping good, all right. We'll also receive Retro City Rampage, the PS3 editions of Machinarium a...

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"I was hoping RE6 would be vanilla Ice cream flooded in pepsi and coco pops... that would be ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 9 comments

Just Dance 4 partners with Cheetos for song giveaways

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Two songs for Just Dance 4 will be available in Cheetos snacks, including You Make Me Feel by Cobra Starship and Brand New Start by Anja.

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""Some combinations are just naturally meant to be together (...)." Hahaha, exactly what I was ..."

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New game releases: October 1-7

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 01, 2012 6:00am PDT

This week brings a big bag of new releases, including the console editions of Resident Evil 6, multiplayer medieval murderfest War of the Roses, NBA 2K13, and Pokemon Black & White Version 2.

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"War of The Roses is great now that I don't have any performance issues and can actually fight ..."

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New game releases: September 24-30

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 23, 2012 7:00am PDT

Ooh, doesn't Christmas start earlier each year? The holiday season flood seems to kick off next week, with heaps of new games coming. These include the astonishing Tokyo Jungle, a little-known expansion pack by the name of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, jiggle 'em up ...

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"I caught a glimpse of the game on today's Shacknews Update. What is it exactly? Looks kind of ..."

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Rock Band DLC sale knocks 50% off 1,100 tracks

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2012 11:00am PDT

If you fancy some new tunes to play in Rock Band Blitz or to twang on some old favourites in Rock Band 3, a fine opportunity is coming up. To celebrate the rhythm series' fifth anniversary in November and the launch of Blitz, developer Harmonix is planning to make over 1,100...

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New game releases: September 17-23

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2012 10:00am PDT

Next week is an absolute stonker for new releases, bringing Borderlands 2, Torchlight II, Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, F1 2012, Jet Set Radio, and loads more.

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"Yea, check your GMG account. I caved in and bought it today. That deal is too good!"

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Wii U needs connected Wii to transfer purchased games

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 9:30am PDT

A Nintendo representative has confirmed that you'll need to keep your Wii around to transfer data from it to the Wii U.

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"There will. They just didn't have it for the wii before so they need to do this."

- razlebol see all 13 comments

'New Conduit-related news' coming later this year

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Wii's original FPS series, The Conduit, has not been forgotten. Developer High Voltage Software expects an announcement by year's end.

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"The second one is actually pretty decent. They took a lot of the complaints of the first and ..."

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New game releases: September 10-16

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 09, 2012 10:00am PDT

NexNext week's a fairly busy one, bringing Joe Danger 2, FTL, Double Dragon: Neon, NHL 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, and heaps more. There's little to put on your shelf in a box, but plenty to download.

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New game releases: August 27 to September 2

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

Jolly exciting subscription-free MMORPG Guild Wars 2 finally launches next week, along with Madden NFL 13, Rock Band Blitz, the Journey Collector's Edition with extra special gubbins, They Bleed Pixels, the PS3 edition of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, and more.

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New video game releases of 8/7-8/13

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2012 10:00am PDT

Next week's new release lineup is a bit crammed, bulging with Darksiders II, New Super Mario Bros. 2, The Last Story, Sleeping Dogs, Papo & Yo, the PC edition of Iron Brigade, and more.

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"Mine's pre-loaded too. I know what I'm doing Tuesday after work."

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Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 includes 'Fearmaster' light gun

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 10:30am PDT

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 will pack in a new controller that relies on biometric feedback to determine if you're keeping your cool, resulting in damage and accuracy bonuses.

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"It sounds cool, but it should really be a survival horror thing. Then again, I've never ..."

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Activision credits Skylanders, Diablo 3 for Q2 success

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Activision released its Q2 2012 results today, boasting $1.05 billion in non-GAAP revenue. It credited the long-term success of Skylanders, and the launch of Diablo 3, among its successes.

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"now if they could just fix the D3 endgame, I've played 200+ hours and can tell you every reason ..."

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