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Call of Duty: Black Ops voted “Best Ending” by Guinness World Records readers

Did you pass on the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition when it was released back in January? Then you missed their list of the “Top 50 Video Game Endings of All Time” as voted by 13,519 Guinness readers. But apparently this information was just begging to get out as Guinness released the full list over the weekend. And the winner is… [drummmmmmmmmmrollllllllll]… Call of Duty: Black Ops.

OK… sure… why not. But I guess that’s what you get when you award “records” based on a popular vote.

Black Ops was followed by Halo: Reach at number two and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at number three.

The Guinness people weren’t too clear on what they considered a game’s “ending,” citing the entire final level for Black Ops, the post credits sequence for Halo: Reach, and the boss fight against Ganon for Ocarina of Time. So when you read the entire list (which can be found after the break), be sure to remember that it was about the furthest thing possible from a scientific poll.

Of course, the inclusion of Super Mario Bros. at number 11 (and four Mario games in total) probably tipped you off to that. (more…)

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Two new Xbox 360 bundles for the holidays

Microsoft has revealed this Fall’s new Xbox 360 bundles and, as expected, they feature some of last year’s most popular games.

The Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle features an Xbox 360 system with a 250GB hard drive and a wireless controller. The package also includes Fable III, Halo: Reach and a three-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. The Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle will retail for $299.99.

Next up is the Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle. This box also includes an Xbox 360 system with a 250GB hard drive and a wireless controller. A three-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold is also included. The Kinect package includes a Kinect sensor and two Kinect-powered games: Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do. The Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle will retail for $399.99.

Both bundles will be available in stores starting today.

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Halo: Reach, Full House Poker on XBLM this week; more release dates announced

In honor of the release of the “Defiant Map Pack,” Microsoft has added Halo: Reach to the Games on Demand service. For one week only, it’s also been given a discounted price of $49.99.

If blasting away at the Covenant isn’t your style, Microsoft is also adding the final game of the Xbox Live Arcade House Party to the XBLA tomorrow. Billed as the successor to 1 vs 100‘s live episodes, Full House Poker will be available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). We’ll have a full review of all the bluffing and betting soon.

Hit the break for a complete rundown of what else is coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace throughout the rest of March. (more…)

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Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack dated

For 800 Microsoft points ($10), you’ll be able to grab yourself the three maps in the Defiant Map Pack DLC for Halo: Reach when it releases on March 15. The maps include Condemned, a space station orbiting Reach, Highlands, taking place at the Wilderness Training Preserve, and Unearthed, a new firefight map set at a titanium excavation site. Hit the jump for a few screenshots. (more…)

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Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack announced

Prepare to return to the Reach this March as Microsoft has announced the Defiant Map Pack for Halo: Reach. Certain Affinity (who have also created map packs for CoD: World at War and CoD: Black Ops) collaborated with 343 Industries on the development of the pack.

The pack will be available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) once its released and it’ll contain three new maps. Condemned takes place on a giant space station, Highlands is located inside a top secret military base and Unearthed takes the action belowground to an abandoned mine.

You can check out the excellent Defiant Map Pack trailer above or you can read more about the maps after the break. (more…)

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