Canada Is Thinking Smaller With The Wii Mini On December 7

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Seung Lee

Nintendo has officially confirmed that Canada will be receiving the Wii Mini: a $99.99 version of the Wii, but with no GameCube compatibility, no Internet connectivity, and less size. The whole package will come with a red Nunchuk, a red Wiimote Plus controller, power adapter, sensor bar, and standard composite cable. Canadians can expect the Wii Mini to arrive on December 7, just in time for some early holiday shopping.

You can definitely tell that the Wii Mini is all about cashing in on the holiday shopping craze (note the red motif and cheap pricing). The strange thing is, however, that the Wii Mini (so far) will only be available in Canada this year. Will the rest of the world ever see the Wii Mini? Time will only tell, but I would rather save up, and put the cash towards a Wii U that can actually play both Wii and Wii U games, alongside a boatload of other features.

Check out Nintendo’s official announcement of the Wii Mini here.


Return To GTA’s Vice City On iOS And Android Devices December 6

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Seung Lee

In celebration of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City‘s tenth anniversary, Rockstar has decided to go back and touch the original game up a bit for mobile devices. Both fans of iOS and Android will be able to relive all of the Miami-inspired bliss on December 6, 2012, for only $5. Expect high-resolution graphics (retina support included!), updated character models, better lighting, improved shooting controls, and a fully customizable button layout.

Read more to see a list of all of the devices that’ll be able to handle the portable mayhem this December.

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You Got My Mass Effect 2 In Your Black Ops II!

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Seung Lee

Retail PC copies of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II come with second installation discs. That may seem perfectly normal, but these discs seem to contain data for BioWare’s Mass Effect 2. People everywhere, from Steam to Reddit, have been talking about this issue. There’s even a video on YouTube showcasing the huge blunder. PC players aren’t completely out of luck, however, because the game can still be installed (albeit, very slowly) with a Steam key that comes with each copy.

One has to wonder though–how, exactly, do you go about making such a careless mistake like this? Check out the YouTube video here (warning: there’s excessive profanity).



This Is The Most Expensive Atari 2600 Game Ever

Posted on November 6, 2012 by Seung Lee

So yesterday, the world’s only complete, in-box copy of Air Raid on the Atari 2600 was bought off of an auction. Guess how much it sold for? You might be surprised to know that Air Raid went for a cool $33,433 ($33,433.30 if you want the actual amount). There actually was another copy of Air Raid, back in 2010, and it sold for $31,600. The copy sold this year contained the manual, which apparently made it worth over an extra thousand dollars.

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A Sneaky Nintendo Counterfeiter Is Facing Jail Time

Posted on October 19, 2012 by Seung Lee

Just in case you thought Nintendo wasn’t doing anything about piracy, here’s some proof: A UK man was charged with selling counterfeit Nintendo games. 41-year-old Justin Success Brooks was finally brought down by an investigation conducted by Nintendo and UK Interactive Entertainment. From 2009 to 2011, Brooks managed to make about 600,000 Euros (or $962,000), by selling several DS, DSi, and Wii games.

So, we have two counts of fraudulent trading, two counts of supplying an article to use in fraud, two counts of unauthorized possession of goods bearing a trademark, and one count of unauthorized use of a trademark. Brooks has already pled guilty to every charge, and he’s currently awaiting his punishment, on November 9, while on bail. I’m thinking the lesson here is to stay in school, and take up an actual job. Why risk being caught, and losing all of the money you made (plus jail time), when you can make money legitimately and feel proud?

Check out the Croydon Guardian for the full scoop.




Ubisoft Is Suing The Black Eyed Peas For A Million Bucks

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Seung Lee

A million dollars is a ton of money, no matter what type of life you live. That’s probably why Ubisoft is jumping on an opportunity to sue the Black Eyed Peas. BEP Music LLC, a company that owns the Black Eyed Peas trademark, was met with an unpleasant lawsuit for a million dollars yesterday.

Ubisoft is accusing BEP of breaching a contract regarding an iOS version of The Black Eyed Peas Experience. Apparently, the contract states that the popular band could approve or disapprove the idea within ten business days of the official request. BEP Music never responded, however, to Ubisoft, despite numerous requests for approval.

Ubisoft claims that it already used up 233 grand on the iOS game, and when you add in the loss of profits, it adds up to a million dollars in damages. Well, if the lawsuit doesn’t work out, the company can always fall back on Assassin’s Creed III, Imagine Babyz, and Petz Countryside for easy profits.


A DmC Demo Is Coming, And Mundus Is Back

Posted on October 14, 2012 by Seung Lee

Great news for the few people that are actually excited for Ninja Theory’s DmC. Earlier at New York Comic Con, Capcom announced that the game will have a demo on the PS3 and Xbox 360, sometime before its actual release date. There was no word on a PC demo, though.

In addition, Mundus has been confirmed to be returning in DmC. If you’ve ever played the first Devil May Cry, you’ll remember that Mundus was the Demon King and big bad, which Dante had to defeat. It’s probably safe to say that Mundus will also be the main villain in DmC, or at least a major one. Lastly, people who care about story might be excited to know that the game will take a more in-depth look at Dante and Vergil’s parents: Sparda and Eva.

DmC is set to release on January 15, 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version’s release date is still up in the air.


Get Ready For A GTA V Info Blowout

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Seung Lee

After receiving small tidbits of info all this time, with pictures and a short trailer, Rockstar Games’s highly anticipated GTA V is finally going to come out with a huge coverage by Game Informer. Editor-In-Chief Andy McNamara tweeted a few moments ago that the December edition of the magazine will feature GTA V on the cover. Expect tons of new info on just about everything that the game’ll have to offer.

To see McNamara’s tweet, go here. To check out GTA V‘s official site, go here.


MW2’s Favela Is Being Benched, Possibly Forever

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Seung Lee

If you’ve ever played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, then you’ll probably remember playing on Favela, a map based on the Brazilian shanty towns. But, if you hop on MW2 right now, you’ll notice that it’s no longer in the map rotation for any of the game modes. That’s because some upset Muslims have banded together to demand Infinity Ward and Activision, the companies behind MW2, to remove the map from the rotation.

It’s a shame because Favela was one of my favorite maps on the game, but instigating heated arguments here isn’t in my interest. Would it kill the people who patched the game to at least patch One Man Army or Danger Close, though? I’m sure a lot more people (including myself) would play MW2 again, if we knew we wouldn’t be blown up every five seconds.

To see the video aimed towards Infinity Ward and Activision, click here.


Join Medal Of Honor: Warfighter’s Open Beta On XBL

Posted on October 5, 2012 by Seung Lee

Xbox Live owners can join the virtual fight, and download Medal of Honor: Warfighter‘s free, open beta. The beta allows you to play in a two-man squad, and contains lots of explosions and gunfire. Considering that DICE, the team behind the Battlefield franchise, is also working on Warfighter, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the visuals and sounds are fantastic as always.

If you happen to enjoy the warfighting in the beta, you’ll be able to pick up the full game on October 23. Buying Warfighter will also give you access to Battlefield 4‘s beta, ensuring that you won’t be bored for quite a while. Medal of Honor: Warfighter won’t just be deploying on the 360, it’ll also see action on the PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out the game’s official site here.


Cliff Bleszinski Is Saying Goodbye To Epic Games

Posted on October 3, 2012 by Seung Lee

The co-founder of Epic Games, the company behind the Gears of War and Unreal Tournament franchises, Cliff Bleszinski, is finally leaving his comfy office seat. It seems that, like Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka of BioWare, Bleszinski is deciding to write a new chapter in his life story. Founder of Epic Games Tim Sweeney states, “In 20 wonderful years with Epic, Cliff Bleszinski has grown into a true design luminary, and his contributions to the Unreal and Gears series have helped shape the game industry into what it is today. Cliff leaves Epic with our gratitude for his many contributions, and our wishes for continued success in the next chapter of his life!”

It’s a shame to see another established figure in the gaming industry leave, but hopefully we’ll get some news on just what, exactly, Bleszinski plans on doing in the future. For the full scoop, check out Epic Games’ official announcement here.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Will Live Up To Its Name

Posted on October 2, 2012 by Seung Lee

While Capcom’s Monster Hunter games have always been praised more for their gameplay, rather than their graphics, it seems as though that’ll change for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. MH3U will apparently be running in 1080p and supporting 5.1 channel sound, which is actually revolutionary for the series.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is set to release on the Wii U and 3DS, sometime in March next year. The Wii U version will include online play via Nintendo Network servers, but the 3DS won’t. Check out Tale Tale Source for the source, if you can read Japanese.


Spend $100 On PSN And Receive $20 For Your Generosity

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Seung Lee

Sony’s been pushing PSN a lot, lately, as evident by the new Day 1 Digital program. Now, the company’s giving you even more incentive to make the switch to digital, with a new deal: spend $100 on PSN, and receive a $20 PSN voucher. If you happen to be interested in this offer, it’ll be important to know that you’ll receive an e-mail (for the account used to set up your PSN account) with the code. If e-mails aren’t your thing, then XMB messages will also be sent to PS3 registered accounts.

There’s a ton of stuff out on the PlayStation Store that deserves some love; why not buy some of it, and then be able to have some more? Check out the full details here.


Mac Users Will Have To Wait A While For Torchlight II

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Seung Lee

Torchlight II, the underdog (in comparison to Borderlands 2) loot amassing RPG from Runic Games, is going to need a few months before it can play on the Mac, according to Runic Games CEO Matt Schaefer. During an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, Schaefer replied to a few questions. One, was about what this article is about, and another was about the possibility of seeing Torchlight II in a Humble Indie Bundle in the future.

Torchlight II is currently out on the PC, however, and it can be purchased through many different digital distribution sources, such as Steam and GameFly. Check out its official site here. See the full Reddit AMA here.


PSN Day 1 Digital Will Be Upon Us This October

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Seung Lee

If you don’t know what the PSN Day 1 Digital program is, then you’re in luck, because I’m about to explain what it is, in a rather quick and painless paragraph. Over the course of this October, PS3 gamers will be able to get their hands on digital copies of upcoming popular titles, such as Resident Evil 6, NBA 2K13, Dishonored, and Assassin’s Creed III. One key benefit of digital downloads is being able to play games on the same day that they officially release. PlayStation Plus members will also receive 10% discounts on quite a few of the many titles that Sony has to offer.

That wasn’t too bad, was it? If you hate the lines at your local retailers, or just driving out to places, then why not take advantage of this program? A word of advice, though: you may want to keep some space open for the HDD. Check out the PlayStation Blog post describing the program in full, here.


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