Gangnam Style is now available for download on Just Dance 4! Out now for Xbox 360, and available November 21st for Wii and November 27th for Ps3.
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Nintendo today revealed full details about how the new Wii U home console and its groundbreaking touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller can revolutionize not only video game play but also the way people find and watch TV and video content. The new HD system will offer entirely new ways for consumers to play games and enjoy their favourite programming when it launches in North America on Nov. 18. During the launch window, more than 50 games will be available for Wii U, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land™ video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.
The Wii U Basic Set includes a white Wii U console with 8 GB of internal storage, one white GamePad controller, AC adapters for both the console and controller, a sensor bar and an HDMI® cable. In the Wii U Deluxe Set, components are black. This bundle includes all elements from the Basic Set, as well as the Nintendo Land game, increased console storage capacity of 32 GB, a console stand, GamePad charging cradle and a stand that allows users to place the GamePad vertically on a table. Consumers who purchase the Deluxe Set also will be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which lets Wii U owners receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. The promotion is currently planned through 2014.
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Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros.™ video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Mario™ has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe.
Mario is all but synonymous with Nintendo. It’s difficult to think of one without thinking of the other. Super Mario Bros. contains a magical blend of characters, graphics, challenges, music and action that still captivates players today. The original game sold 40.24 million units worldwide, and remains one of the best-known, best-loved video games in the world. It popularized the side-scrolling format and established elements of the Mushroom Kingdom that are still used in today’s Mario games. Super Mario Bros. frequently appears on lists of the best games of all time.
“Stimulated by advancements in technologies, we have always enjoyed developing the Super Mario Bros. series,” said Nintendo designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. “The Super Mario Bros. series has always taken advantage of the latest technologies and is the fruit of the creativity of a number of my hard-working friends working as a team.”
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., fans can visit http://mario25th.nintendo.com to see a special video that shows game-play footage from Super Mario Bros. all the way through Super Mario Galaxy™ 2.
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS JOIN SNOOP DOGG, BIG BOI AND DRAKE ON 2KSPORTS NBA2K11 SOUNDTRACK!! TOUR DATES W/ CARIBOU ANNOUNCED!!
2K Sports has announced the soundtrack for NBA® 2K11, the latest installment in the top rated and top selling NBA basketball simulation franchise. The soundtrack is the biggest and best in 2K history, offering an eclectic mix of upcoming breakout bands and highly acclaimed artists.
The Soundtrack will include not one, but two classics by The Russian Futurists!!! While shootin’ hoops with your home boys you’ll jam to two Russian Futurists tracks in “Paul Simon” (Our Thickness), and “Precious Metals” (Let’s Get Ready to Crumble). The soundtrack also includes Snoop Dogg, Outkast’s Big Boi, Drake, Kid Cudi, Two Door Cinema Club, The Constellations, and The Alan Parsons Project performing the Chicago Bulls’ intro song.
In celebration of the forthcoming brand new single by The Russian Futurists, and soon after – the long-awaited new album THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS, Matthew Hart is taking his live band out with music homies Caribou to give audiences in Ontario and Quebec a tasting of the new sounds of The Russian Futurists. They have also been confirmed on the line-up for the 2010 POP MONTREAL Upper Class/Secret City Party at Juste Pour Rire September 30!
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE:
September 14 – Guelph – E-Bar (w/Caribou)
September 15 – Ottawa – Babylon (w/Caribou)
September 16 – Montreal – Le National (w/Caribou)
September 17 – Toronto – The Phoenix (w/Caribou)
September 30 – Montreal – POP MONTREAL (w/The Russian Futurists, Miracle Fortress, Diamond Rings, Cadence Weapon DJ Set)
The summer is heating up, which means it’s a great time for Nintendo to announce some of the cool games it will have available in the coming months for its Wii™ home console and portable Nintendo DS™ family of systems.
Some upcoming Wii games include Metroid™: Other M on Aug. 31, Samurai Warriors™ 3 on Sept. 27, Wii Party™ on Oct. 3, Kirby’s Epic Yarn™on Oct. 17, PokéPark™ Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure on Nov. 1, FlingSmash™ on Nov. 7 and Donkey Kong Country™ Returns on Nov. 21. Some marquee third-party games include New Carnival Games® from 2K Play on Sept. 21, NBA JAM from EA Sports™ on Oct. 5, Just Dance® 2 from Ubisoft® on Oct. 12, GoldenEye 007™ from Activision Publishing, Inc. in November, Sonic Colors™ from SEGA on Nov. 16 and Disney Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios this holiday season.
For the Nintendo DS family of systems, upcoming games include Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™ on Sept. 12, Pokémon Ranger™: Guardian Signs on Oct. 4, Art Academy™ on Oct. 25 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Mini-Land Mayhem! on Nov. 14. Some featured third-party games on the way for the rest of the year include Super Scribblenauts from Warner Bros. in October, FINAL FANTASY® THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT from Square Enix, Inc. on Oct. 5 and Rock Band™ 3 from Electronic Arts/MTV on Oct. 29.
Upcoming downloadable games for the WiiWare™ service include And Yet It Moves from Broken Rules on Aug. 23, BIT.TRIP FATE by Gaijin Games this fall and Super Meat Boy from Team Meat during the holidays. On the Nintendo DSiWare™ downloadable game service, fans can watch for Need For Speed™ Nitro-X from Electronic Arts on Sept. 20 and Shantae™: Risky’s Revenge from WayForward during the holidays.
SEGA Reveals Launch Plans to Bring Marvel’s Mighty Thor Franchise to Gaming Systems for Original Epic Adventure
“By Odin’s beard!” SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. announced they will bring Marvel’s hall-of-fame franchise Thor™ to video game systems for an epic third-person adventure: Thor: The Video Game, scheduled for release on all five major video game platforms in 2011 including the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.
Thor: The Video Game will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades.
Each version of the game will be uniquely suited for its platform, with the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 versions featuring cinematic, third-person action gameplay with melee combos, ranged hammer throws, tide-turning elemental powers, and an upgrade system to bolster Thor’s powers as gamers progress. Players will take on enemies up to four times as large as Thor, with multiple grappling points and a variety of strategies for taking them down: go toe-to-toe with a 25 foot tall, 12 ton Ice Trolls for a truly heart-pumping experience.
The Wii game will feature the same overarching storyline as the next-gen consoles, but will also present a different gaming experience by utilizing the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers to battle enemies and deliver Thor’s elemental powers. Thor for the Wii version will also be presented with a uniquely styled comic book look that it will share with the PSP system version, along with different cinematics, story elements, dialog, locations, and dedicated flight levels. Nintendo DS players will experience a 2D side-scrolling adventure with narrative and gameplay unique to the platform.
Brought to the Marvel Universe by the legendary Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and penciled by noted artist Jack Kirby, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1962. Based on Norse mythology, the Marvel character of Thor became a comic book Super Hero both in his own right and as a member of the Avengers alongside comic book icons The Hulk™, Iron Man™, and Captain America™. Thor: The Video Game marks the character’s progression from mythology to comics to TV and film, and now to interactive entertainment in his first standalone appearance in a game.
First EA SPORTS NHL Title on Wii to Include Hockey Stick Controller
Electronic Arts Inc. revealed today that EA SPORTS™ is developing their first ever NHL® hockey title for the Wii™ Console, NHL®SLAPSHOT, and that NHL Hall of Famer, Wayne Gretzky, will grace the cover.NHL®SLAPSHOT introduces a revolutionary hockey stick controller that allows players to shoot, pass and body check just like the pros. In addition to having his likeness on the front of all packaging, Gretzky will be available as a playable character when NHL® SLAPSHOT is available in retail stores this September.
“EA SPORTS™ has been making great hockey games in Canada for 20 years now, and the team behind the game is really passionate about the sport,” said Gretzky. “Being on the cover of the new Wii version of the game is exciting and is probably going to make me a bit cooler in the eyes of my kids.”
Gretzky is an NHL legend who accumulated a long list of accomplishments and awards during his 21 year career as a player in the NHL. He currently holds 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, six All-Star records, and is the only NHL player to have ever recorded 200 points in a season. Since retiring as a player from the NHL, Gretzky has been very active in the hockey world, serving as Executive Director of the gold medal winning, 2002 Canadian men’s national ice hockey team, and acting as a special advisor to the gold medal winning, 2010 Canadian men’s national ice hockey team.
“Making our games as close to the real thing has always been our focus,” says Creative Director, David Littman. “Now we are giving them an actual plastic hockey stick that the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers plug into. Players can then use the new NHL® SLAPSHOTHockey Stick to do all the moves in the game.”
|Don your flight jacket and buckle up for some action-packed video!Legendo Entertainment, an independent publisher of computer and video games, is thrilled to release a new teaser video for their highly anticipated air-combat action game, Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising. The video offers a glance of the game’s action-packed gameplay and aerial combat.
View the teaser video (streaming):
Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising is the first title in a trilogy of air-combat action games for the Wii™. In the premiere game, which will be available soon on WiiWare™, players will be dropped into the cockpit of famous World War II aircraft and thrown into contested air battles of the Pacific Theater such as Pearl Harbor, Wake Island and Guadalcanal.
Still looking for that perfect Xmas present? “Yoga”, the world’s first true Yoga game for the Nintendo Wii, helps you focus on your spiritual and physical wellbeing, balance and serenity, right in your living room. A wonderful gift for young and old – and perfect for people who want to stay fit and healthy, and relax at the same time. Yoga practitioner Anja Rubik, one of the world’s top models, will guide you through the game.
In late November, Austrian software publisher JoWooD Entertainment will release the first true-bred, 100% Yoga game. This unique game offers interactive Yoga training sessions in seven huge levels showing authentic Asian locations and buildings. No matter if you’re an experienced Yoga practitioner or new to this fascination topic, Yoga for Wii will help you understand each Asana in detail and help you create your individually customized training plan. An interactive Yoga Guru will support you throughout your training efforts, and famous Yoga practitioner Anja Rubik – ranked #3 is the world’s top model list – will guide you through the central parts of the game and tell you some of her personal Yoga secrets. Using the Balance Board, players also receive important feedback on how well they’re doing in Balance and Breathing exercises. (Of course, Yoga Wii can also be played without a Wii Balance Board.)
NINTENDO BRINGS MULTIPLAYER EXCITEMENT TO THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM WITH NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. Wii
Mario’s Newest Adventure Offers Simultaneous Four-Player Mode, In-Game Guides
From fans who grew up playing the NES™ console to gamers with a passion for the Wii™ console, generations of Canadians have enjoyed the imaginative fun of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.™ video game series. Now the launch of New Super Mario Bros. Wii heralds the first time in the history of the series that up to four players can compete at the same time, either cooperatively or competitively.
Packed with beloved characters and remarkable new features, New Super Mario Bros. Wii takes the classic side-scrolling adventure of the Super Mario Bros. series and gives it a manic multiplayer boost. Featuring free-form multiplayer action, players can save their companions from danger or literally toss them right into it. While controlling Mario™, Luigi™ or one of two playable Toad™ characters, players can jump in and join a friend’s Story Mode game at the start of any level. The game also features two dedicated multiplayer modes, Coin Battle mode and Free For All mode, that let players easily select their favourite stages and compete across a variety of objectives. Each copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii comes in a red case with a foil-stamped cover.
Among the new features in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is Mario’s ability to transform into Penguin Mario, which allows him to toss snowballs and slide on his belly at breakneck speed. Players also can hop onto a Yoshi™ character and use his tongue to eat enemies, items and fireballs. The game also makes use of the Wii console’s unique motion controls, allowing players to tilt the Wii Remote™ controller to control seesaw platforms or shake it to send Mario skyward in his new Propeller Suit.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii introduces a new feature called Super Guide that offers players optional game-play tips if they are having trouble getting past particular parts of the game. Super Guide lets players watch as a computer-controlled Luigi character makes his way through any stage that the player finds difficult. At any time in the video, the player can take control of Luigi and complete the stage at his or her own pace.
Capcom is releasing a free companion album/Mixtape for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 inspired by the game and featuring some of the hottest hip hop artists around. Here’s the first music video from the album. The Grouch and Eligh’s track “Fight the Good Fight”
(Toronto, ON) – ALEXISONFIRE is featured on a three-song Track Pack available for Guitar Hero® World Tour on July 23. The Track Pack includes the Guitar Hero® downloadable content debut from the band. Featured is “Young Cardinals”, the first single from their fourth full-length album Old Crows / Young Cardinals, which debuted at #2 in Canada on the Top 200 Soundscan Chart. Old Crows / Young Cardinals was released on June 23 on Dine Alone in Canada, Australia, South Africa, and South East Asia, Vagrant in the US and RoadRunner in the rest of the world. The three-song Track Pack also includes a track from Thrice and Senses Fail, who are Alexisonfire label mates in the U.S. via Vagrant Records.
The Vagrant Records Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on the PlayStation®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. All three songs will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360®, the PLAYSTATION®3 system and Wii™.
Alexisonfire is appearing this summer on the Vans Warped Tour that runs from June 26 to August 23.
Ubisoft’s Academy of Champions is a stylish arcade-soccer game featuring legendary soccer icons Pele and Mia Hamm. It’s Exclusive to the Wii and is slated for a Sept. 2nd release.
On Saturday November 8th Toronto hockey fans strapped up their Wii Remotes and took centre ice to show off their skills on the virtual rink during Nintendo and Future Shop’s Wii NHL 2K9 Tournament.
At stake? A hockey fan’s ultimate prize: a chance to win a trip for two to the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal!
Above, please find a photo of the winner of the tournament from the Yonge St. and Dundas St. Future Shop location.
His name is Dan.
Note that he is not the grand prize winner – that is still being decided and the winner of the trip to the 2009 All-Star Game will be announced on December 1, 2008.
Stay tuned for more people…