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New Releases: Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Xenoblade Chronicles X, More


Three big games will be available in stores this week, including the long-awaited continuation of the Xenoblade series and the return of Rico Rodriguez.

That’s right, everyone’s favorite high-flying secret agent is back in Just Cause 3 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Taking place on a “Mediterranean island paradise,” developer Avalanche Studios has promised that players will get to experience “complete vertical freedom” during their adventure with the ability to skydive, BASE jump, and free dive throughout the game’s open world.

Also available this week is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Teams of five will use tactical strategies to either defend their base or break into it in a new “Infiltrate versus Fortify” style for the operatives versus terrorists series. The oft-forgotten Wii U gets a chance to shine this week too as Nintendo’s console is almost home to Xenoblade Chronicles X, another entry in their popular sci-fi RPG series. This time around, Players will be able to ride a personalized mechs called Skells and join online squads to battle massive bosses.

It’s not a new game, but a stealth re-release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will also be available in stores for the PS3 this week.

Finally, Microsoft will release the Xbox One 1TB Elite Bundle this week, which includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive for faster access times and an Elite Wireless Controller. But more power requires a bigger credit card as Microsoft has priced the Xbox One 1TB Elite Bundle at $499.99.

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals at Amazon continue into Saturday


Amazon’s Black Friday Sale has come to an end, so naturally its time for the retailer to launch their Black Friday Weekend Sale (and prepare for the inevitable Cyber Monday Sale). If you’ve still got some shopping in you, there’s a few good deals to be had including discounts on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Until Dawn, and a ton of Skylanders SuperChargers toys.

These deals will go live throughout the day and we’ve got the complete schedule available after the break. And don’t forget to check out Amazon’s main Black Friday Week Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: Amazon


Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at Amazon today…

Amazon’s Black Friday deals will begin just before 7:00 AM (Pacific Time) today, and the retail giant has posted a handy guide for when most of their Lightning Deals will go live. We don’t know exactly how much they’ll cost, but if you’re looking for a good deal on Guitar Hero Live, Destiny: The Taken King, FIFA 16, NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, The Last of Us Remastered, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and many others, you might want to visit Amazon today.

The complete schedule for Amazon’s Video Game Lightning Deals for Black Friday can be found after the break. And don’t forget to check out their main Black Friday Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Konami Krazy Racers, Cutie Pets Jump Rope, Pet Hospital


Happy Thanksgiving from Nintendo! While the consolemaker might be working on a holiday, they’re not overloading this week’s Nintendo Download with a ton of new titles. Instead, just three new games are now available to download. They are…

  • Konami Krazy Racers (Wii U), a kart racer that was originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001.
  • Cutie Pets Jump Rope (Wii U), a jump rope competition between platypuses.
  • Pet Hospital (3DS), yet another veterinarian sim.

More information on all of these games can be found below. And if you’re definitely in the mood to download something on your Nintendo system, there’s always plenty of Black Friday Deals on the eShop.

Wii U eShop

Konami Krazy Racers – In this fun Game Boy Advance racer, choose from 12 of your favorite Konami characters, all with unique racing abilities. Speed your way through 16 action-packed, fun-filled courses. Collect coins to upgrade your car, unlock hidden courses and race by your opponents on your way to the checkered flag.

Cutie Pets Jump Rope – Welcome to Cutie Pets Jump Rope! You are the one, the first platypus to rise in the morning and the last to go to sleep at night. You have one plat dream. To be jump rope champion! To be the last platypus standing!

3DS eShop

Pet Hospital – Live the dream life of a veterinarian. Dogs, cats, horse, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits… they all need your care! Dr Robert’s clinic is going through difficult times and needs your skills to develop and expand. Examinations, diagnostics and treatments: heal your patients and unlock new veterinary health centres so you can receive all patients furred and feathered.

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: Nintendo eShop


Black Friday is coming, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at one retailer on November 27th…

Nintendo is jumping into the Black Friday game a bit early as all of their digital discounts through the Nintendo eShop are available now (and will continue to be available until Wednesday, December 2). The price tags on some of Nintendo’s biggest titles have been slashed like a Thanksgiving turkey… including Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

A number of “Nindies” can also be acquired on the cheap this week. Titles like Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, SteamWorld Dig, and a few dozen others have all received a deep discount.

Nintendo’s complete list of Black Friday deals through the Nintendo eShop can be found after the break. (more…)

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PictoParty Review: Drawing Up Good Times


To say that the Wii had a wealth of party games would be an understatement. Nintendo’s motion-controlled system stood out as as a veritable Mecca for games that required a large group of people to play. Unfortunately, as the Wii aged and software sales dried up, so did the party games. That, coupled with the rather unsatisfying sales of the Wii U, meant that those types of games became a rare commodity on the system. But a few party games, including the recently-released PictoParty, do still make it onto the Wii U through the eShop. It’s a lone survivor in a wasteland of long-forgotten party games, and a title billed as “fun for the whole family.” And after playing it with the family, I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment. (more…)

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Vblank announces Shakedown Hawaii, a 16-bit sequel to Retro City Rampage

Two weeks ahead of this year’s PlayStation Experience, Vblank Entertainment has announced Shakedown Hawaii, a sequel to Retro City Rampage. Set to be released for the PS4 and Vita sometime in the “to be announced” future, the game will be playable on the show floor at Sony’s big showcase. Developer Brian Provinciano teased a tiny bit about Shakedown Hawaii, which will have a 16-bit art style, on the PlayStation Blog:

Shakedown Hawaii brings the Vblank open world universe into the 16-bit era, powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of supercharged weapons. Taking place some thirty years after the events of Retro City Rampage, the game follows The Player as he comes out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.

The footer of the official Shakedown Hawaii website confirms that the game will also be available for the PC (via Steam) and at least one unnamed Nintendo platform.

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Time Magazine names their top ten video games of 2015


It looks like Time Magazine will get the first word in the annual discussion about the best games of the past 12 months as the publication recently published their look at the “Top 10 Video Games of 2015.” As usual, Time’s honorees are a mix of blockbusters and games with a lower profile. That includes this year’s #1, which is Prune, a “minimalist” puzzler for the iOS. I’d never heard of Prune before today (and I’m sure I’m not alone), but it certainly looks interesting.

Among this year’s blockbusters, Nintendo has two titles in Time’s Top Ten: Super Mario Maker at #6 and Splatoon at #10. Both certainly made the Wii U stand out against the PS4 and Xbox One. But speaking of the PS4 and Xbox One, several multiplatform games rose to the occasion in the eyes of Time’s editors including Rise of the Tomb Raider (#2), Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (#3), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (#5), and Batman: Arkham Knight (#8).

The rest of Time’s Top Ten can be found right here:

Time Magazine’s Top Ten Video Games of 2015
1. Prune (Mobile)
2. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
4. Her Story (PC, Mobile)
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
6. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
7. Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be (PC, Mobile)
8. Batman: Arkham Knight (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
9. Undertale (PC)
10. Splatoon (Wii U)

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