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  • 09Sep

    ‘Crysis’ is doing it backwards

    Crysis 2 has been out on consoles for a little while. Six months, almost. So, I don’t get why this is happening, but this October, EA and Crytek are releasing the original Crysis on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE for $19.99/1600 MSP. These downloadable titles are getting “modified and enhanced” for this release, so that might just mean toning some things down a little bit. It definitely means optimizing the Nanosuit’s controls and adding stereoscopic 3D support. Because 3D is in everything! “We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in

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  • 09Sep

    Konami reveals song listing for ‘DanceDanceRevolution II’

    The next version of DanceDanceRevolution, due out for Wii on October 11, has over 80 songs in it. A lot of these are master tracks, too — a very interesting move given that we’re mostly used to hearing remixes in the series. Also, Vanilla Ice is going to be involved. Don’t clean your glasses, because you did just read that correctly. Konami has worked with both Vanilla Ice and Maxi Priest to create a “new sound for the franchise” and supposedly make the game more popular to fans of those two artists. So…we’re adding about ten more people. Rock. The game includes the following master tracks: More Than Alive, The Ready Set Whip My Hair, Willow A Year Without Rain, Selena Gomez & The Scene Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna This Time I Know It’s For Real, Donna Summer Somebody To Love, Justin Bieber Baby ft. Ludacris, Justin Bieber

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  • 09Sep

    Nintendo sale moves 3DS units

    The price drop on the 3DS helped make it the number 2 selling game system in the US in August. Nintendo sent out NPD stats, saying that 185,000 units were sold after the price drop. Making 3DS sales go up by a whopping 260 percent compared to July. “Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Star Fox 64 3D and the new Flame Red color launching tomorrow, and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 arriving later this year, Nintendo 3DS will offer consumers cutting-edge entertainment and tremendous value this holiday season.” Other things to note, the Wii and DS are still selling strong. Nintendo skus are selling well making 15 out of the top 20 games in the month. It will be interesting to

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  • 09Sep

    3DS sales up over 260 percent following price cut

    Nintendo’s price cuts are definitely working in North America — the company sold over 235,000 3DS systems in the United States in August, according to NPD, which tracks game sales in the U.S. 185,000 of those were sold after a price cut that took effect on August 12. Compared to that part of July, sales are up over 260 percent. To put that in slightly different numbers, Nintendo was selling an average of 4,500 3DS units in August pre-price cut, and over 10,000 a day afterward. That’s a definite improvement during the month, at least. “Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Now, we just need more good, non-first-party titles!

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