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Move vs. Kinect - Shipped vs. Sold

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 p.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

After Microsoft announced that it had sold 2.5 million Kinect units to consumers, Sony followed up with its own announcement that it had shipped 4.1 million Move units to retailers. While the two announcements may seem similar on the surface, the difference in wording is key.

NIS America Signs Multi-Title Publishing Agreement With Imageepoch

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NIS America announced it has signed a partnership with Imageepoch, known for the JRPG series Luminous Arc, to bring future titles to North America

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Unveils Augmented Edition, Pre-Order Goodies - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

'The Fight: Lights Out' (PS3) Prepping First Patch And DLC

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Fight: Lights Out allows players to infiltrate the gritty and brutal world of underground fighting as a rugged bare-knuckle boxer. Players must brawl their way through the ranks of the world's most dangerous fighters using PlayStation Move motion controllers and the PlayStation Eye camera.

'Mario Sports Mix' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Four great sports make their move to the Mushroom Kingdom: volleyball, basketball, ice hockey and dodgeball. All four are included on one game disc -- a great value for Mario fans, sports fans and everyone in between.

'Donkey Kong Country Returns' (Wii) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Controlled by a group of evil Tikis, the animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas — and he understandably wants them back. Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super NES original.

PlayStation Store Gets Dead Nation, Funky Lab Rat , Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Dead Nation, Funky Lab Rat (demo), DLCs for ModNation Racers, Hustle Kings, LittleBigPlanet, Fist of the North Star, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, song packs for DJ Hero 2, and Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (No Heroes Allowed! demo, Blockids, Dezaemon Plus).

GamersGate Weekly Specials Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, starting its holiday sales with the Advent Calendar holiday sale, marking down a slew of titles up to 83% (and a special buy 3 get one free promotion), such as Darkness Within 2, Europa Universalis franchise, Evil Genius, Legendary, Sam & Max, EVE Online, and a slew of others...

'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true drivers experience by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.

'APB: Reloaded' Details Basic vs. Premium Content Balance

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

APB is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original GTA franchise, and takes  the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

'SBK 2011' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SBK 2011 will feature a brand new artistic direction, an up-to-date driving model to meet the gamers expectations following the most accurate feedback collected so far on the web, as well as a more appealing presentation and side effects, due to an overall enhancement of the whole visual impact.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fighting as either U.S. Marines or North Vietnamese Army (NVA), the hostile combat terrain of the Vietnamese jungle is brought dramatically to life via the Frostbite engine with a host of authentic vehicles and weapons with which to engage the enemy.

'Venetica' (ALL) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Venetica is an action-RPG with an immersive storyline. Venetica mixes emotion and action in an intense and powerful setting. A unique and vibrant game world full of surprises, set in the beautifully rendered city of Venice during the 16th Century, awaits players in this captivating adventure game.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Now Free-to-Play

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. As a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Dead Rising 2: Case West' (X360) Coming in December - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2: Case West will extend the Dead Rising 2 experience by delivering brand new content and the return of a familiar face.

City Interactive Opens New UK Studio, Puts Stuart Black In Charge

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive announced that it has established a new, in-house development studio in London, England, and has named industry veteran, Stuart Black (know for the gunporn shooter Black and most recently working on Bodycount for Codemasters) as Creative Director of the new venture.

'Bomberman Live: Battlefest' (XBLA) Gets Dated, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bomberman Live: Battlefest will feature the same frantic action with 8-person online multiplayer that the series is known for, as well as a wealth of all-new features, including teams, new modes, new arenas, new power-ups, new costumes, and even the ability to use an avatar as a playable character.

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) Unveils December DLCs

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Living rooms will transform into nightclubs to let budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.

'Dr. Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dr. Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises challenges players to exercise both mind and body in the most cerebral and energetic party game ever from the originators of the video game brain training craze.

'Ion Assault' (ALL) Rolls Out Automatic Control Issues Patch

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ion Assault is a space combat action game in which, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.

'ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead' - v1.56 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.

'A Mystical Land' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Mystical Land is a free-to-play 3D fantasy MMO that combines elements of casual Facebook games with traditional MMOs.

Sony Ships 4.1 Million Move Controllers

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not to be outdone by Microsoft's Kinect announcement, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the sales of PlayStation Move motion controller for the PS3 reached over 4.1 million units worldwide.

UPDATE: Sony admit that this number is units shipped to stores, not actually units "sold" to customers.

Bigpoint Opens Office In Brazil

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From Hamburg to South America: Bigpoint announced that the free-to-play online-game developer and publisher is opening  a new office in Sao Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Shows Off King’s Breach - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:


We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'TRON: Evolution'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set during the era between the two TRON films, TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

'Magic: The Gathering – Tactics' (ALL) Introduces Blue Mana - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magic: The Gathering - Tactics will allow players to command forces of dramatic 3D figures and powerful spell cards pulled from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Players can participate in single player scenarios or jump right into PVP action against other players worldwide, 24 hours per day.

Xbox 360 Surpasses 2.5 Million Kinect Sensors Sold

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that demand over the Black Friday weekend has propelled retail sales of Kinect for Xbox 360 to more than 2.5 million units worldwide since it launched just 25 days ago.

Motion Controlled Video Games Ease The Pain

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For years, countless people recognized the entertainment benefits of video games. It’s no question that once that controller hits the tips of your fingers, you are transported into a world of challenge and excitement – and that can be addicting. Well this holiday season, it’s OK to be a little transfixed.

'World Supremacy' v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

World Supremacy is a beer-and-pretzels strategy game of contemporary conflict for one to eight players. In World Supremacy players have but one goal: total global control through utter annihilation of all who oppose.

A Man Doesn't Tell A Woman What To Do. She Tells Herself

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Wow, that was a rather quiet news day yesterday. There wasn't much happening at all. I'm afraid that we're going to be seeing more of those from here on out, as most companies are pushing out their holiday titles, and not much new stuff will be coming until next year.

While most normal businesses have their holidays over the summer, the video game industry usually shuts down over the holidays. Maybe the Video Game Awards will bring some excitement next month ....