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Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Not a typo: Nintendo reveals new DSi XL color

After struggling with initial 3DS sales, Nintendo must think it's golden on that front after the price drop. The company announced last night that sales of handheld were up 260% following the price reduction to $169.99. So wi...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Max Payne 3 trailer hitting next week

Rockstar is getting serious about this Max Payne 3 business, first with two new screenshots last week, and now with talk of a brand new trailer.  We'll get our latest look at the long-awaited third game in the series nex...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Bitmob/Destructoid to live stream 20 hours of Dead Island

I can't stay up past 10:30 PM anymore because I'm old, but I know a few people who can. Destructoid is teaming with Bitmob to play Deep Silver's cooperative zombie-massacre title Dead Island for -- wait for it -- 20 hours str...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Even more Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC... in space!

Halfbrick isn't kidding around with downloadable content for Fruit Ninja Kinect. It's now released the second content pack, "Space Capsule," which is available for 160 MS Points. The pack adds a new star chart backdrop, a "St...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Nintendo DLC: Paint Splash! Golf! Puzzle Rocks!

It's "shop" update time, guys! That means all manner of Nintendo's shops -- the Wii Shop Channel, the 3DS eShop, and the DSiWare Shop -- are all updated! So what's on the plate for today? Let's have a look…3DS-only Go...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Rotastic coming to XBLA on September 21

Dancing Dots' oddball Xbox Live Arcade title Rotastic will be available September 21 for 800 MS Points. We previewed the game last week, which was described as "Cut the Rope crossed over with Bejeweled, all wrapped in the aes...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick brings 90s arcades home

If you remember the 90s, you likely remember spending arcades. Or at least the murky corners of pizza shops and mom-and-pop video stores masquerading as such. Maybe I'm dating myself, but I remember those times fondly. Many o...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Have some free screens for upcoming free Red Dead DLC

With the free "Myths and Mavericks" content for Red Dead Redemption right around the corner, Rockstar thought you might want to see what you're in store for. So here, have these new screenshots. The pack is out next week, Sep...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

The real Dead Island experience revealed

As gaming enthusiasts, we'll never forget that initial reveal trailer for Dead Island. Gripping, emotional, and beautifully crafted, it was a haunting promo that put Techland's first-person role-playing game on almost everyo...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Robot fighting flick Reel Steel getting XBLA, PSN game

The first time I saw the trailer for the upcoming film, Reel Steel, I was in a public theater. It was probably inappropriate for me to laugh out our at it, but there I was, cackling uncontrollably. The premise: an ex-fighter ...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Trials dev's MotoHeroz hits WiiWare next week

RedLynx has announced that its WiiWare title, MotoHeroz, will be available September 12 for 1500 Wii Points.  This cute little racer packs a single-player campaign, leaderboards, as well as a four-player "party mode." I...
Sep 06 // Nick Chester

Resistance 3 'Survival' DLC coming October 3

Resistance 3 hits PlayStation 3 today, and Sony's already on top of announcing the first DLC for Insomniac's first-person shooter. The "Survival" pack will be hitting the PlayStation Store on October 4, and will be bringing a...
Sep 04 // Nick Chester

Get your Borderlands 2 gameplay shaky cam footage here

I had a chance to see Borderlands 2 during a behind-closed-doors presentation at PAX last week. My thoughts? Game looks kind of awesome. Okay, it looks really awesome.  But don't take my word for it, check it ou...
Sep 04 // Nick Chester

Get Dead Island a few days early if you're lucky

While Dead Island is officially set to hit shelves this coming Tuesday, a few naughty retailers have started selling the game early.  Reader Spencer writes to us with photographic evidence of his purchase of Techland's z...
Sep 04 // Nick Chester

Get Double XP with this Call of Duty XP Mountain Dew can

Call of Duty XP attendees not only had a chance to play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer for the first time, but also to get bombarded with advertisements for products like Mountain Dew. But it's for a good cause: double XP ...
Sep 03 // Nick Chester

Real life Call of Duty Burger Town is neat, pricey

Studies show that playing too much Call of Duty can make you hungry. So Activision has built up a real life Burger Town -- the phony fast food chain that has appeared in the games -- at its Call of Duty XP event in Los Angele...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Activision funds sequel to Call of Duty fan film

Earlier this year, we posted a Call of Duty-inspired short film called Find Makarov. Despite it being an impressive production, it was done without Activision's knowledge or consent. But the mega-publisher wasn't upset, inst...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Call of Duty Elite 'Premium' gets priced at $49.99 a year

While the core services of Activision's Call of Duty Elite will be free, players who invest in a "Premium" membership will be a bit more elite than your usual elite. Priced at $49.99 a year, Premium members will get access to...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Elite brings Facebook, clan support to Modern Warfare 3

Back in May, we got our first look at Call of Duty Elite, a set of tools introduced by Activision to enrich the game experience. Introduced to players was in-depth stat tracking, video sharing, training tools based on your ga...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Limited Edition Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 announced

At Call of Duty XP today, Microsoft and Activision announced the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 bundle.Priced at $399.99, the bundle will ship with a custom "battle worn" Xbox 360 S console, as well a...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Review: Jetpack Joyride

With so many "runner" games on iOS, another one is certainly a hard sell. But there's a reason these games are so popular. It's a simple concept -- a character moves continuously from left to right at an ever-increasing speed...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

DO NOT engage Ridley mother effer in Metroid on 3DS

It seems that the Virtual Console version of the NES classic Metroid on 3DS (the one recently made available to "ambassadors") doesn't like your naughty language. It appears that entering the password "ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER F...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Read this Dead Island comic book in your browser now

You'll have to wait a week before you explore the zombie-infested tropical paradise of Dead Island. But get a head start on the tale of a zombie virus that completely and totally messes s**t up by reading prequel comic book&h...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Uncharted Dual Pack hits retail next week

If for some reason you own a PlayStation 3 and haven't played either of the Uncharted games… what's your deal!? Here's your chance: Sony is releasing an Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, and it's hitting shelves next ...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Free Red Dead Redemption DLC hits September 13

Remember Red Dead Redemption? Free downloadable content for the game, the "Myths & Mavericks" bonus pack, will hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on September 13. The pack will feature new multiplayer characters, along...
Aug 30 // Nick Chester

The Haunted: Hell's Reach hits PC this October

The winning title of 2010's "Make Something Unreal Contest" is getting a retail PC release, thanks to THQ's ValuSoft division. The Haunted: Hells Reach will be available on PC this October. The Haunted runs players through 3...
Aug 30 // Nick Chester

THQ bringing WWE All Stars to Nintendo 3DS

THQ has announced today that its bringing its arcade-style take on sports entertainment, WWE All Stars, to the Nintendo 3DS. It doesn't sound like the game is taking a hit coming to the tiny screen, either. In addition to the...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Atari publishing The Kore Gang, may actually come out

The Kore Gang, a game that started life on the original Xbox and then later resurfaced on the Wii, is finally seeing a release in North America soon. The Wii action platformer is being published by Atari, and is set for an O...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Walmart's 360 price cut was an error, but will honor sale

You know that Xbox 360 price drop that Walmart advertised last week? You know, the one where the 4GB Kinect bundle went from $299.99 to $249.99. Yeah, well the retailer was just kidding. Joystiq is reporting that Walmart has ...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

High definition God of War Origins demo hitting PSN soon

Former PlayStation Portable-only God of War titles Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta look stellar as part of the PlayStation 3 God of War: Origins Collection. But don't take my word for it, see it for yourself: there's a ...






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