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  • 01Sep

    Wii Sports Resort Facebook app

    Wii Sports Resort is a huge hit in the United States and now Nintendo is expanding the experience to Facebook. Nintendo has launched the Wii Sports Resort Facebook application, which will let you challenge Facebook friends. Scores will be posted so all can see which could allow you some bragging rights. From launching it, it seems you have to start a party in order to play so you will have to invite others to play. The challenges and games aren’t listed, but if you are looking for something to play on Facebook you can give Wii Sports Resort a try.

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  • 01Sep

    Marvel announces Spider-Woman motion comics

    Marvel is in the announcing mood as they have sent another announcement of a second Motion Comic. Marvel is announcing the debut of Spider-Woman Motion Comic Clips which is actually pretty cool because I have to admit that I don’t know much about Spider-Woman so this will be a great way for me to catch up! Here is what Marvel wants to say about the comic: “Marvel is proud to unveil new footage from the critically acclaimed Spider-Woman motion comic! The New York Times Best-Selling team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Halo Uprising) continue Marvel’s first ever original motion comic as Spider-Woman finds herself at odds with the law in Madripoor and that may spell the end of her mission as an Agent of S.W.O.R.D.! Spider-Woman Episode 2 hits iTunes on September 2nd and no True Believer can afford to miss it! Discover more at www.marvel.com/motioncomics!”

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  • 01Sep

    Rock Band coming to a bar near you

    One of the best party games hands down is Rock Band. For those of us that are 21 and over, it tends to be more fun when you have the ability to hang with friends and drink while playing. But that fun ends when you run out of space, or a neighbor calls the cops that you’re making too much noise. Which is why Harmonix and MTV Games are helping local bars start “Rock Band Bar Nights”. The initiative will provide the tools for local US Bar owners to host their own Rock Band Night. To help venues host and promote their own Rock Band Bar Nights, the program offers support to registered bars that includes exclusive Rock Band product offerings and a through an exclusive e-commerce store the ability to have access to a full music solution to rock the bar with. Bars can even have themed music nights.

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  • 01Sep

    “The Office” Bobbleheads coming to NBC Store

    The characters of the NBC show, The Office, are getting the bobblehead treatment. Dwight was the first one and now the others, Steve Carell (Michael Scott), Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Creed Bratton (Creed), and B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard) are all included. The next bobblehead from “The Office” is slated to debut on Thursday, September 3 with a new bobblehead emerging every Thursday from then through October. Pick up current and future ones at NBCStore.com

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  • 01Sep

    EA Sports Active announces 5K Challenge

    EA Sports Active knows that by now you have completed the 30 day workout, maybe even a couple of times and wants to up the ante for getting you involved before EA Sports Active More Workouts launches. They are announcing the EA Sports Active 5K Challenge. The site will have community leaders who will choose a run in their local community between October 17 and November 15. They even have a trainer that will help everyone get prepped for the big run. Once you sign up, they will match you with a community leader in your area. To sign up, go to easportsactive5kchallenge.eventbrite.com/. If you are interested in being a leader check out all the information here.

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  • 01Sep

    Take-Two settles lawsuit and reports on the third quarter

    Take-Two Interactive had a conference call today with investors and media to talk about the third quarter. During that call, the mentioned about the settlement for the Hot Coffee class action suit. Under the proposed settlement, the class action will be dismissed in exchange for an aggregate payment of $20,115,000 into a settlement fund for the benefit of class members, of which $15,200,000 will be paid by the Company’s insurance carriers, and $4,915,000 will be paid by the Company. “We are pleased to have reached this settlement, which represents another important step forward for the Company,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two. Third quarter sales were led by GTAIV, The Bigs 2, and Major League Baseball 2K9. They also covered what has been recently announced like, Rockstar Games announcing Agent, a new IP being developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 system by Rockstar North. Ben Feder, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two,

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  • 01Sep

    Best Buy celebrates Beatles on 09-09-09

    Best Buy is going full Beatlemania with their efforts to celebrate the release of The Beatles: Rock Band and The Beatles remastered studio albums. On Wednesday, September 9, Best Buy will give away all-expense paid trips to London to tour The Beatles’ famous stomping grounds and an exclusive tour of Abbey Road studios. Which sounds amazing. Fans can enter to win the trip during the day while morning show Djs give away other prizes. “With their timeless music, The Beatles have long been a favorite of Best Buy customers,” said Gary Arnold, senior entertainment officer for Best Buy. “The Beatles: Rock Band and The Beatles’ remastered studio albums are two of the most highly anticipated entertainment releases of the year, and we’re thrilled to celebrate with the fans and provide our customers a unique experience they can’t get anywhere else.” Here are some of the details: Best Buy brings The

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  • 01Sep

    Marvel trailer for Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic

    Marvel is upping the ante with motion comics with the release of the trailer below for the Astonishing X-Men: Gifted comic. GA favorite, Joss Whedon is part of the project so this could definitely be interesting. Here is the information from Marvel: “Marvel is proud to unveil the first full-length trailer to the hotly anticipated Astonishing X-Men: Gifted motion comic, based on the seminal comic story by superstar scribe Joss Whedon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) and renowned artist John Cassaday (Captain America). Now you can get your first look at Marvel’s newest original motion comic (available October 28th on iTunes) as the X-Men embark on a bold new mission! Discover more at www.marvel.com/motioncomics, bub!”

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  • 01Sep

    Gametrailers to show Bioshock 2 multiplayer

    GTTV on Spike is kicking G4′s butt on exclusives. This Thursday, September 3rd Geoff Keighley will have the exclusive premier of Bioshock 2′s multiplayer mode on GameTrailers TV. “In BioShock 2′s multiplayer mode, players experience the civil war that tears the underwater city of Rapture apart. Gamers take on the role of a citizen of Rapture who becomes a product tester for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in Rapture. Players upgrade both their weapons and their bodies with dangerous new technology while they run loose in a disturbingly perilous playground. We’ve got your first glimpse at the explosive results.” Make sure to tune in to Spike TV, Thursday night, September 3rd at 12:30 am ET/PT.

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  • 01Sep

    Nintendo to offer web browser for free

    Nintendo wants to make browsing the web on the Wii as easy as possible, so now they are allowing Wii users to do it for free. The Wii Shop Channel has the Internet Channel which allows users to browse the Internet on their televisions using the Wii Remote. “Wii has truly changed the way people play games, but it is more than just a game console,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii owners have access to a wealth of fun entertainment, information and practical tools like the Internet Channel, which is another great way for the whole family to enjoy their consoles with no additional costs involved.” When it was launched it was initially free, but then the 500 Wii Points price was attached. Those who have paid to download the Internet Channel, will get one NES game valued at 500 Wii

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