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  • 02Jun

    Nintendo offerings at E3

    This years E3 saw Nintendo pull out some pretty impressive promises for what we will see gracing our consoles. Apart from the games that they and their 3rd party friends are bringing out, we saw the Wii Motion Plus unveiled and a new device called Wii Vitality Sensor. And the DSi also gave fans another reason to use Facebook! Nintendo have promised that the Wii Motion Plus will give you a more realistic physical sense while playing. It can also sense where and how you are holding your WiiMote, and complements many 3rd party releases. Sounds pretty cool to me! They also say that the Wii Vitality Sensor (pictured below) expands the appeal of video games. It takes note of your pulse rate and any other signals your body is giving out, and lets you know what’s going on inside. Mr Iwata introduces us to the Wii Vitality Sensor device

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  • 02Jun

    Ubisoft Releases Avatar Images and Facebook Page

    Ubisoft followed up on yesterday’s big Avatar announcement by further using social media to tweet the Avatar Facebook page and the game images. The Avatar Facebook page contains screenshots of the game and a link to a video showing James Cameron talking about his project.

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  • 02Jun

    EA and Realtime Worlds Introduce All Points Bulletin

    Electronic Arts and Realtime Worlds have announced that they will release the PC game All Points Bulletin in early 2010 in North America and Europe. This is the latest game by David Jones who also created Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto 1, Amp 2 and Crackdown. All Points Bulletin promises an open world MMO focusing on crime and law enforcement. After a few years of quietly working on APB I’m extremely excited to be able to show it publically for the first time, said David Jones, Founder and Creative Director of Realtime Worlds. To also be able to announce our marketing and distribution agreement with EA Partners at the same time is the cream on top. It’s very evident that EA Partners are clearly in-sync with our vision for APB and between us we aim to ensure gamers understand why it’s unique, and share our excitement. Throughout his career David Jones

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  • 02Jun

    First Motion-Control Game For Multiple Platforms Announced

    At E3, Performance Designed Products announced Squeeballs will be the world’s first cross-platform motion game when it launches in October. The game will be available for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and iPhone. Squeeballs is a collection of over 150 mini games that utilize the Gametrak Freedom controller. In the game, Squeeballs are toys that are from a secret island in the Pacific and players must test them before the Sqeeballs can be sold to children around the world. By using the motion controller, players can blow up, cook, slice, bat, bowl, shoot and bounce the Squeeballs. Squeeballs is PDP’s first Microsoft-licensed title. The Xbox 360 version will be bundled with the Gametrak Freedom motion-control system for the 360. Squeeballs is unlike any other motion-control game out on the market said John Moore, senior vice president of marketing for the California-based PDP. The graphics and visual elements are

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  • 02Jun

    Best selling author Jane Yolen comes to Dark Horse

    Jane Yolen, the “Hans Christian Anderson of America” is coming to Dark Horse with her upcoming graphic novel The Last Dragon. Two hundred years ago, humans drove the last of the dragons from the islands of May. For two hundred years, they have gone about their lives, fishing and farming, never expecting the great wyrms to return. “I have written a lot of girl power novels, stories, and picture books over the last forty years,” says writer Jane Yolen. “They have won awards like the Nebula (for the novella “Lost Girls”) and ALA Notable Awards (for the folk tale collection Not One Damsel in Distress), the Golden Kite (for the collection of original fairy tales The Girl Who Cried Flowers), the Jewish Book Award (for the Holocaust novel The Devil’s Arithmetic), and others. . . . But nothing has been more fun than working on The Last Dragon, about the

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  • 02Jun

    Plants and Zombies for Everyone!

    PopCap’s newest title, Plants vs. Zombies (which we here at GamingAngels absolutely adore), devours casual and hardcore gamers alike. As the Zombies make their homes on more and more lawns, we picked the brains of PopCap’s Senior PR Director, Garth Chouteau about just how they got there… PopCap Games is one the few casual game companies to have passionate fans in hardcore and casual gaming. Is the idea that you are developing for many types of gamers daunting at times? Definitely. It would be a lot easier to make a game like Peggle or Plants vs. Zombies that appealed to just one or the other audience…but the reality is that great game design CAN and should work for both groups of consumers, and we are adamant about only producing games that fit this description. Tower defense may be a new game mechanic for many casual gamers. How did developers make

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  • 02Jun

    Alice Cooper & friends come to Rock Band 2 for Wii

    Those of you who (like myself) screamed “School’s out for summer!” when the school holidays arrived can now rock out to this classic song on Rock Band 2 for Wii! As of today, at 200 Wii points per track, you can get yourself some Alice Cooper, Roy Orbison, All American Rejects, Angels & Airwaves, The Black Crowes, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foreigner, The Hives, Queens of the Stone Age, Taking Back Sunday, or The Sounds. You can find these available in the Rock Band®Music Store. Those of you who own the XBox and PS3 versions know that these songs have already been made available for these consoles, but eventually all of the previously released songs will be making their way to the Wii catalog as well!

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  • 02Jun

    2009 “Into the Pixel” Winners Announced

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the Entertainment Software Association and the Prints & Drawings Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have announced the winners for this years gifted group of video game artists. Those unlucky enough to have to choose the winners (I say unlucky because it would be hard to choose) included: Kevin Salatino, Curator and Department Head, Prints &  Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Louis Marchesano, Curator of Prints & Drawings, Getty Museum Glenn Phillips, Consulting Curator, Department of Contemporary Programs & Research, Getty Research Institute Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer, Microsoft Game Studios Jeremy Bennett, Artist,Valve Corporation Jason Manley, President, Massive Black Stephan Martiniere, Artist, ID Software Peter Raad, Professor & Executive Director, Guildhall at SMU Thomas Haegele, Professor & Institute Director, Filmakademie Bader-Wurttemberg GmbH Below are a couple of the pieces chosen for this years collection: To view them all

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  • 02Jun

    TECMO® announces E3 2009 Lineup

    Tecmo have announced which titles they will be unveiling at E3 this year: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Quantum, Undead Knights & Family Fun Football. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 sees “super-ninja” Ryu battling his way from Tokyo to New York, beating up bad guys and all of the usual good stuff essentially. It now has a few new playable characters, online co-op, new enemies, level-ups for weapons, and plenty more to enhance your gaming experience. It is destined for Playstation 3 in the Fall. Quantum is an action-shooter for the PS3, and it sees you playing as Sid and Filena in an art nouveau setting making your way through a “treacherous tower”! Obstacles and online play await you in this dark fantasy game, but you will have to wait until 2010 until you can get a copy. Undead Knights sounds like it’s not exactly a game for the little kiddies, but

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  • 02Jun

    E3 2009: EA Press Conference

    EA Press Conference notes from E3 2009

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