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Nintendo Announces Wii U Release Date And Pricing For America

Nintendo Announces Details For Wii U In America

Nintendo has announced the pricing information and release date for the American version of their Wii U video game console. The highly anticipated new system will be available in the United States on November 18, 2012. Earlier in the day, Inquisitr’s erstwhile gaming writer, Dan McCall, brought you the release and pricing information for the… Read more »

Wii U Pricing, Release Date for Japan Announced

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At the Nintendo Direct event this morning, Nintendo of Japan finally announced the Wii U’s price, models, and release date for Japanese markets. We’ll have to wait until later on in the day to find out what the prices and release dates will be for North America and Europe, but here’s the lowdown on the… Read more »

‘The Secret World’ Update Arrives Thursday

The Second Update For The Secret World Arrives Thursday

The second monthly update for The Secret World will arrive on Thursday. The new “Digging Deeper” content was originally planned for today, but it was delayed at the last minute due to an unexpected problem. The change of the release date was announced by the game’s developer, Funcom, in a Twitter post that read, “Due… Read more »

ArenaNet Reopens Guild Wars 2 Digital Sales

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Not long after the launch of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet made the rather surprising decision to shut down digital sales after a flood of new players overwhelmed the servers which caused less than ideal conditions for players. Nearly two weeks later, ArenaNet is now feeling more confident that its servers will be able to hold… Read more »

Nintendo Wii U Gets European Preview On September 13

Nintendo Wii U Preview

The Nintendo Wii U will be shown off in a European preview on September 13 with Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata appearing in a new Nintendo Direct video. Shibata will host the next European Nintendo Direct address which will stream live on the same day as Nintendo’s big Wii U announcement. According to the… Read more »

Sony Working With Bethesda To Save ‘Skyrim Dawnguard’ DLC For PS3

Sony Sends Team To Assist Bathesda on Dawnguard DLC

The ongoing saga over the fate of Skyrim: Dawnguard for the PS3 is back in the news. Sony announced they are dispatching a team to assist the game’s developer, Bethesda Softworks, with the troubled expansion for the hugely popular Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. The release of Dawnguard DLC (down-loadable content) for the PS3 has… Read more »

Gearbox Releases Interactive Skill Tree for Borderlands 2

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Borderlands 2 is now only one week away from releasing on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. To give you something to do until the game’s release, developer Gearbox put together an interactive skill tree for each of the game’s classes. Seeing as how Borderlands 2 introduces a few new classes on top of a… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’ Puts The Fun Back In Online Gaming

Guild Wars 2 Introduces The Asura

Gamers rejoice! The doldrums of the last few years have come to an end. The days of bouncing from one disappointing MMO to the next, looking for a game that will hold your interest for more than a week or two are finally over. Guild Wars 2 has put the fun back in Online Gaming…. Read more »

[Report] Wii U Coming to North America November 11?

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Although Nintendo has said that it aims to have the Wii U out at retailers by the end of the year, the company still hasn’t been willing to share a solid release date. Recently, reports began surfacing that the Wii U would be out around the middle of November, and these reports gained more traction… Read more »

‘Call of Juarez: Gunslinger’ Will Return To The Old West

Ubisoft announces Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger

Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger, the followup to Call Of Juarez: The Cartel, will abandon the previous game’s modern setting, and return to the wild days of the old West. The fourth offering in the Call Of Juarez series will be released for Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and PC in early 2013. The change in setting… Read more »

Marvel Heroes Closed Beta Kicks Off October 1

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Developer Gazillion Entertainment announced today that, in just a few weeks, its superhero-themed action RPG / MMO, Marvel Heroes, will be entering into closed beta. The Marvel Heroes beta kicks off on October 1, but only a limited number of players will be able to get in, seeing as it’s a closed beta. If you’d… Read more »

Its Time To Play: ArenaNet Finally Fixes ‘Guild Wars 2’

ArenaNet Resolves Guild Wars 2 Problems

The first 11 days of the Guild Wars 2 launch were a source of constant frustration for gamers, who waited five long years for the game to go from development to market. Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of the development team at ArenaNet, the problems have been fixed, and players can devote their full… Read more »

Valve Job Listing Hints At Hardware Development

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Earlier on in the year, there was talk that Valve was considering getting into the console business with a sort of “Steam Box.” Unfortunately, that turned out to be false, but, going by a new job listing, it looks like Valve is up to something. In the listing, Valve flat-out says that it’s looking into… Read more »

Monday Guild Wars 2 Update: Annoying Problems Continue

Problems still Plaging Guild Wars 2

I am starting to feel like a broken record. Instead of telling gamers about all the great things in Guild Wars 2, I have the sad duty to report daily on the problems affecting the game. We are more than a week into the official launch, and I must inform our readers that most of… Read more »

Gamers Prepare for World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria Launch

WOW Gets Ready For Mists Of Pandaria Expansion

World Of Warcraft’s nine million players are furiously preparing for the September 25, 2012 launch of Mists Of Pandaria. They are running every dungeon they can to get that last important weapon or piece of armor. They are doing their 25 daily quests in order to save as much gold as possible to buy new… Read more »

Halo 4: ‘Exile’ Map Revealed, Official Grifball Mode Confirmed

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343 Industries was out in full force at PAX Prime over the weekend to show off Halo 4. The developer revealed a new map, ‘Exile’, and confirmed that the fan favorite, community-created mode Grifball, inspired by the machinima masters over at Rooster Teeth, will be making a return in Halo 4 as an official game… Read more »

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Footage Shown Off At PAX

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When Metal Gear Sold: Ground Zeroes was first shown off to select press earlier on in the week, attendees were forbidden from even talking about what they saw, much less recording video, so fans were left waiting for their turn to see the footage. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t long at all. At PAX Prime on… Read more »

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Announced

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Square Enix kicked off PAX Prime with a bit of a bombshell Friday night when it announced that Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning will be returning in an all-new game called ‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.’ As I’m sure you’re able to divine from the game’s title, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII revolves around the… Read more »

Borderlands 2 Season Pass Nets You Four DLC Packs for $30

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Yesterday, Gearbox confirmed what we all suspected: Borderlands 2 will be getting at least four DLC expansions post-launch. In news that we didn’t necessarily suspect, the developer also announced that you will have the option of picking up all four at a discounted price by way of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. Each Borderlands 2… Read more »

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Still In Development, Wada Says

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For the past several years, the fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been uncertain at best. We’ve seen next to nothing in the way of gameplay — or just about any other form of media — and there were even recent rumors that development on the spin-off had been cancelled. Fortunately for those of… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’ Still Plagued With Issues; Direct Sales On Hold

Issues Still Making Life Difficult For Guild Wars 2 Players

The developer team at ArenaNet must be at their wits end. Guild Wars 2 has over a million pre-order customers, and copies of the game are flying out of retail outlets. During early access launch, Guild Wars 2 welcomed as many as 400,000 concurrent players, but a week later, the game is still plagued with… Read more »

The Street Fighter Video Game Franchise Turns 25

Street Fighter Turns 25

The Street Fighter franchise, a series of video games which still manages to control a significant portion of my free time, turns 25 today (August 30). The fact that Street Fighter has been around for a quarter of a century is a little mind-boggling, particularly for someone who spent a fair amount of time inside… Read more »