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2013 Writers Guild Award for Videogame Writing nominees announced

wgaThe Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for their 2013 Writers Guild Awards, and with them, the nominees for “Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing.”

To be eligible for consideration, this year’s nominees include games that were released between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012 on featured on-screen writing credits. This year, the Guild has continued their love affair with Ubisoft and the Uncharted series by bestowing nominations on Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Other nominated games for 2013 include Halo 4, 007 Legends, and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

The 2013 Writers Guild Awards will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2013. A complete list of the nominated writers and editors can be found after the break. (more…)

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Giveaway: Best of Bond CD Set + 007 Legends (Xbox 360)

Our friends at EMI have passed along two great prizes for everyone with an interest in the history of the world’s greatest spy, James Bond!

First up is the 50-track, two-disc CD set, Best of Bond… James Bond. Best of Bond features highlights from the entire 50 year history of the Bond franchise including every theme song from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace as well as bonus tracks such as Moby’s “James Bond Theme.”

The prize pack will also include a copy of 007 Legends for the Xbox 360. The game was released in October and follows Bond through six previous adventures cilminating in a DLC chapter based on the latest Bond film, Skyfall.

TO ENTER: Head on over to our Facebook page and reply to the contest post with your favorite Bond theme song. We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, December 18 at 12:07 AM (Eastern Time) or… as they say at MI6… 0:07.

Contest is open to US/Canada residents only.

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New Releases: Walking Dead Complete Season, 007 Legends for Wii U, More

Telltale’s episodic adventure game based on The Walking Dead has finally been collected and compiled for a disc-based release and it’ll be available in stores this week for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The timing couldn’t be better, especially after its big win at the 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards on Friday.

Also available this week is the Wii U version of 007 Legends, the adventure game Haunted for the PC, and a Pets and Vets Bundle for the DS.

That’s it for this week’s new releases and that’s likely it for 2012 as well.

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PSN Today: 007 Legends, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, more

Everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond, and everyone’s favorite space marine, uh… the Doomguy, recreate some of their classic adventures in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

Agent 007’s mission is to relive the last 50 years of the Bond film franchise in anticipation of the upcoming Skyfall. Taking missions from five previous Bond films (one each for every man who’s played Bond), 007 Legends promises to be the ultimate Bond history lesson.

Also available this week is Doom 3: BFG Edition, a compilation containing Doom, Doon II, Doom 3, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and the brand new Doom 3: The Lost Mission expansion. Only Tom Cruise carries more “doom” around.

If you’re a PS Vita owner, you might be more interested in something completely new… like early access to the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale beta (PS Plus subscribers with a PS3 can get in as well). Konami has also finally released the WayForward-developed Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the handheld.

Hit the jump for a look at the rest of this week’s new releases (including Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, and many more). And don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Blog for all of this week’s new game add-ons and PlayStation Plus bonuses. (more…)

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New Releases: 007 Legends, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Dance Central 3, More

This week’s new releases are shaken, not stirred, and plenty scary. Don’t believe me, check ’em out…

Just like he likes his martinis, James Bond has been shaken out of his MGM bankruptcy-imposed slumber for 007 Legends on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Bringing together the plots of six different Bond movies (including next month’s Skyfall), the game promises to be an excellent history lesson on the last 50 years of Her Majesty’s greatest secret agent.

Also like Mr. Bond’s martinis, you’ll want to not stir, but shake it for Dance Central 3. The Xbox 360-exclusive is Harmonix’s third trip on the dance floor and this time they’re bringing “Ice Ice Baby.” It’s about time.

For scares, we’ve got a trio of choices this week: id’s reworked Doom 3: BFG Edition (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Konami’s Vita-exclusive Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and Atari’s Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D (on the 3DS, naturally). Boo!

Skylanders Giants will also be available this week, but not on Tuesday. The toy-powered game will be released in both a Starter Pack and a Portal Owners Pack across the 3DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on Sunday, October 21.

You can find more new releases after the break… and some of them even fit the theme. (more…)

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Day 1 Digital PSN promotion announced by Sony

Sony is proud to announce that eight PS3 games will be added to the PlayStation Store in October day-and-date with their retail launch. Most of the games will also be available for pre-order, and PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy early will receive at least a 10% discount on those select titles.

The full Day 1 Digital lineup includes:

October 2
Resident Evil 6 ($59.99)
NBA 2K13 ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)

October 9
Dishonored ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)

October 16
Doom 3: BFG Edition ($39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
007 Legends ($59.99)

October 23
Medal of Honor: Warfighter ($59.99)

October 30
Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)

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Do you expect me to talk? No Mr. Bond, I expect a Goldfinger mission in 007 Legends

Activision has made a few dubious film choices for 007 Legends, their decades-spanning history of the James Bond franchise. Moonraker, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and Die Another Day may have their moments, but they’re not considered the best of Bond by a long shot.

Thankfully, Activision’s final pick is the best Bond film of all-time… Goldfinger! The Fort Knox caper will include appearances from Auric Goldfinger, Oddjob, and Pussy Galore along with the crotch laser and a naked painted lady. Do you expect me to talk? Because if you do, I’ll say woohoo!

007 Legends will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 16 with a Wii U version scheduled for release in November.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II, other Activision titles, confirmed for Wii U

A Wii U edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II wasn’t exactly a secret, but today it’s official. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime and Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg have announced that Skylanders Giants, Wipeout 3, 007 Legends, and Transformer Prime will all be available during the Wii U launch window.

Oh, and the duo also announced a little game known as Call of Duty: Black Ops II. But you’re not interested in that, are you?

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