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Two New Nintendo 3DS Systems Coming This Fall

Other GameStop Manager Conference Announcements Include amiibo Cards and Wii Remote Plus Controllers

On Sept. 25th, the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle, which includes the new system, the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, 2 cover plates and 1 amiibo card.

Well Never Say Never, the old saying goes, as finally big ‘N’ has decided to finally launch the ‘smaller’ New Nintendo 3DS console in the good old United States of America, where before they said ‘never’ will, I guess they decided to change their mind, so for all those waiting for the smaller New 3DS, and the nice add-on feature of changing ‘cover plates’, can finally do so when September 25th, rolls along.

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At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available since Feb. 13.

In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, just in time for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23. The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.

"More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months."

New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change the look of the device*. Two cover plates inspired by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.

Various amiibo cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.

Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers will launch alongside the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi’s Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are compatible with Wii Remote controllers.

Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo eShop Cards, is coming this fall – exclusively at GameStop. Customers can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.

For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*A #0 crosshead screwdriver (sold separately) is required to remove and attach cover plates on the New Nintendo 3DS system.


So are you going to run out to your local GameStop (why is they they only ones these days with any of the new stuff), and buy your 3DS all over again, because it is smaller, cuter, and comes with those nice fancy changable cover plates you always dreamed of.

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Uncharted 4 Release Date Revealed

Next Spring as Planned. – Just like the earlier ‘It has been delayed’ announcement was claiming.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released on March 18, 2016, according to the ‘PlayStation Blog’. Additionally, two limited physical versions of the new Uncharted 4 game for PS4 were also revealed.

After many sad announcements regarding the delays of Uncharted 4, we finally get a good happy announcement, with the pre-orders, limited editions, and the big super-duper news of a final Release Date, of next Spring like the previous delay announcement was aiming for, in this case it has been pigeon-holed in for March 18th. — Hopefully, with no more last minute delays coming early next year, in the meantime here is what the two special editions will contain for your dollars, and also announced was a ‘digital only special’, for those new breed of gamers that love not holding anything in their hands or on their shelves for their eighty bucks!

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition

The $80 USD Special Edition includes a Steelbook case, a 48-page hardcover art book, a Naughty Dog and Pirate Sigil sticker sheet, and Naughty Dog points, which are in-game currency used to unlock multiplayer content.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalis Collector’s Edition

The $120 Libertalia Collector’s Edition includes everything from the Special Edition, plus a 12" Nathan Drake statue, three multiplayer outfits (Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Heist Drake, Desert Drake), two custom weapon skins (Golden weapon skin and Desert Weapon skin), a Henry Avery Sigil ball cap, and the Madagascar sidekick outfit.

If you prefer to download your games, you can grab the Digital Deluxe Edition for $80. It will be available for pre-order later this week, and it includes two multiplayer customization items and the Uncharted 4 Triple Pack, which grants access to an upcoming single-player story add-on and two multiplayer packs which unlock rare multiplayer items.

The Triple Pack will also be sold separately, though no price was given.

If you already pre-ordered Uncharted 4 digitally, you can upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition for $20.


So there you go, now you know how many days to start mark off on your calendars as you wait and wait wait to play Uncharted 4.

NEWS SOURCE: Uncharted 4 Release Date Revealed (via) IGN

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Shovel Knight Gets His Own amiibo!

First Indie Game with amiibo Compatibility ——– One of Several Indie Announcements Recently Made

For the first time, exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, players can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo and take on Shovel Knight�s quest cooperatively with a friend. Read below for more indie news!

Before the big PAX Prime show started, big ‘N’ had a special event of ‘indies’ at the EMP location, and there was a ton of amazing announcements made, including that Nintendo going to produce a line-up of new amiibo’s for their most popular indie games. :)

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During a presentation at Nintendo’s Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle, Nintendo made several announcements about the future of independent games on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

These announcements included the reveal of a Shovel Knight amiibo figure from Yacht Club Games that unlocks exclusive features for the hit game on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, making it the first indie game to support amiibo technology.

Other reveals at the event include the upcoming launch of Kerbal Space Program for Wii U early next year with exclusive features and functionality, first-look Wii U debuts for Hive Jump and FAST Racing Neo multiplayer game play, along with exciting details concerning each of these anticipated Nindies.

"Not only do we have a robust slate of indie games launching in the Nintendo eShop, but these games also contain features that can only be found on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS," said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations. "Creating an amiibo that’s compatible with all current and future Shovel Knight games shows that our strong relationship with independent developers is constantly evolving."

"It’s been a great honor to work directly with Nintendo, creating a Shovel Knight amiibo that sits beside their most beloved characters," said Yacht Club Games. "We are elated to expand the world of Shovel Knight, and to keep developing unique game-play experiences on Nintendo’s platforms."

For the first time, exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, players can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo and take on Shovel Knight’s quest cooperatively with a friend. On Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the amiibo can be used to level up and customize Shovel Knight with new visual enhancements, relics and abilities. These abilities can then be used in new, exclusive amiibo challenge levels. To top it off, the amiibo figure will be supported in future Shovel Knight games.

Yacht Club Games also revealed that the free DLC for Shovel Knight that lets players play as fan-favorite enemy Plague Knight will launch in September. Shovel Knight can be purchased in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $14.99. Packaged retail versions of the game for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will also be available in North America this October.

Graphite Lab and Black Lantern Studios showcased the first playable version of Wii U-exclusive Hive Jump, demonstrating exclusive features for the platform. Hive Jump is a fast-paced multiplayer action platformer for up to four players. Players engage in run ‘n’ gun combat with swarms of aliens, all the while avoiding traps and collecting resources. The developers discussed how the Wii U Game Pad would be used in the game, as well as plans for amiibo support, which will be included when it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in early 2016.

To talk about FAST Racing Neo, Shin’en Multimedia joined the presentation to discuss multiplayer game play. FAST Racing Neo earns the title "Fast" by throwing players into a futuristic racer with hyper-fast anti-gravity vehicles. Up to four players can race against each other in split-screen local multiplayer, with up to eight racers able to participate in online multiplayer. (Additional controllers are required for local multiplayer.) FAST Racing Neo will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U before the end of the year.

Squad’s Kerbal Space Program, with the help of Flying Tiger, was announced for Wii U and will launch early next year. A physics-based space flight simulator, Kerbal Space Program allows players to manage their own space program by building and flying spacecraft. In the Wii U version of the game, players can control their ship from inside the cockpit using the Wii U GamePad controller, as well as create flight plans with the touch screen and steer with motion controls. The critically acclaimed Kerbal Space Program will launch in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Nintendo also announced the latest content refresh to the Indie Game Revolution exhibition hosted by EMP. Visitors to the Seattle museum are now able to experience new award-winning Wii U games, including upcoming and recently released content like Typoman (Headup Games / Brainseed), Year Walk (Simogo / Dakko Dakko) and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, Inc).

In all, 19 games were available to play at the Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum, showcasing a variety of content for all attendees. All these upcoming games and updates coupled with recent efforts like Nindies@Home further reinforce the growing support Nintendo has shown for independent developers. With numerous other indie games launching on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the near future, fans will always find a wide variety of Nindies to play on Nintendo systems.


So what you think about these indie announcements made last night, any of them put you into the Nintendo Gaming Mode. :)

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Destiny: The Taken King – Livestream Tomorrow

Destiny: The Taken King, will be finally available on Tuesday, September 15th, for all to enjoy!

Tomorrow, the Bungie team will continue to roll out all-new information for the upcoming Destiny: The Taken King

Have you been waiting to find out all the juicy details about the upcoming expansion for the Destiny game, well you don’t have to worry, just 24 more hours of holding your breath, and then come back to MC and watch the ‘Livestream’ right here, and leave your comments!

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On Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00am Pacific, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with James Tsai (Design Lead) and community guest Mr. Fruit. They’ll be infiltrating the Dreadnaught, fighting the Taken and debuting an all-new Strike against a rival Cabal invasion force deep within The Taken King’s stronghold.

The livestream will be viewable here: http://www.twitch.tv/bungie.

Destiny: The Taken King, will be available on Tuesday, September 15th.

The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, www.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter.


So how many of our loyal MC readers will be MIA on launch day finally comes rolling around on September the 15th?

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Nintendo Packs 2015 with a Huge Lineup of Games for Everyone

Nonstop Launches Provide Fun, Entertainment and Surprises

Nintendo announces robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year for the Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.

Sony has a few games, Microsoft has ok some more games, but Nintendo comes calling and they saying they have non-stop line-up of games more then everyone else, and here is their PR recapping their Fall and Holiday 2015 line-up of games for everyone to enjoy!

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Ensuring that 2015 is packed with gaming fun for everyone, Nintendo announces a robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year. The Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a huge number of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.

"Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015."

Here’s a look at what Nintendo has on tap for the rest of 2015:

Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and Walmart.com will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.

Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $16.99 each.
  • A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, co-developed by Koei Tecmo Games, launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Oct. 22 for $49.99, just in time for Halloween. Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X launches Dec. 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Devil’s Third launches Dec. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow from 13AM Games will launch in North America on Aug. 27 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the Nindies@Home demo version will receive 15 percent off the regular price of $14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop’s most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition from Disney Interactive launches Aug. 30 at a suggested retail price of $64.99.
  • The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $74.99. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser – will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live from Activision launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games – winner of more than 100 awards, including many "Game of the Year" accolades – is coming to retail stores. The classically styled adventure launches on Wii U in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches Sept. 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash launches Oct. 9 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH launches in the U.S. on Nov. 6 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $64.99. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version of Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games will launch in stores in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates "Double Yoshi," a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nintendo 2DS

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com. For information about amiibo compatibility visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.


So what do you think, does big ‘N’ indeed have the better ‘Holiday’ lineup compared to the other two main rivals in this always on-going console wars of today’s generation of video gamers?

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PlayStation tries selling us on Vue with Aqua Teen ad

WANT TO FEEL OooOoOoOoOoLDDDD?!?!?1

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a 15 years old television program. Remember television? That humble technology before Snapchat, million view pre-teen Minecraft let’s plays, and Super Porn?

If you can remember Aqua Teen, then you are old enough to remember TV and also be willing to spend $50 per month to have it!

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And Aqua Teen is, apparently, a show still on television (which also still exists, surprisingly!). The internet says the series finale is this Sunday, actually. Until then, Sony wants to squeeze any earned nostalgia out of the program by using it to convince you to pay for PlayStation Vue.

Remember PlayStation Vue? It’s hamstrung cable television for $50/month only available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco (or $12/month for access to Showtime — also still exists! — nationwide)


Just remember this is NOT your ‘NetFlix’ thingie for only $9.99, then is TV it is amazing, something your parents used to watch! :)

NEWS SOURCE: PlayStation tries selling us on Vue with Aqua Teen ad (via) Destructoid

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XB1 Exec: We’re Doing Things That ‘Can’t Be Done’ On PS4

‘We’ve really got a lot more going on [than our competitors].’

According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has ‘a lot more going on’ than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms.

The of Microsoft Xbox Studios says that with the cross-buy, backwards, PC streaming, Windows 10 and more coming, not to mention the better exclusive first-party line-up this holiday season, that overall Xbox is doing things that CAN NOT even be DONE on a the rival Sony PlayStation 4 console, even if Sony wanted to do it, they just CAN’T, it is not possible, the Xbox will be the ONE to buy this ‘holiday’ :)

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In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like backwards compatibility, as well as cross-play and cross-buy with PC, give the Xbox One the upper hand.

"For a long time we’ve had PC gamers and console gamers who weren’t really able to play together," Tsunoda told GameIndustry International. "That’s why cross-play is still such a powerful idea. You should be able to play what you love, and play together, regardless of what device you’re playing on. It’s about connecting people."

"It’s a really unique value that only we can offer," he added. "You still need very gamer-focused values, but there’s lots of things you can do with our technology. We’ve really got a lot more going on [than our competitors]. We’re doing things that can’t be done on any other console."

Tsunoda went on to say that allowing people to play games "wherever they want, on whatever device they choose, and making that easy" is Microsoft’s long-term goal for the overall Xbox ecosystem.

On the subject of backwards compatibility specifically, Tsunoda said he’s happy to deliver a feature that fans have been clamoring for.

"With backwards compatibility, it isn’t something that we just think gamers might want," Tsunoda explained. "We know. We’re looking for and soliciting that feedback. It was the number one most requested feature for Xbox One by far."

For its part, Sony has said it has no plans to bring backwards compatibility to PS4.

Not only does the Xbox One have features and functionality that can’t be found or delivered on competing platforms, but the console has a bigger lineup of exclusives than anyone else, Tsunoda said. "We’ve got a lot more exclusive games than any other platform," he stated.

Some of Microsoft’s biggest upcoming Xbox One exclusives for this year include Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends, and Forza Motorsport 6. Looking into next year and beyond, Microsoft has Quantum Break, Sea of Thieves, Recore, and Inside, among others.

Sony, on the other hand, has admitted that its first-party games lineup for this year is "a little sparse."


So what do you make of Tsunoda’s statements, does he speak the truth, is he of course spinning the facts in favor of Xbox, being that is company he works for, and second do you think Sony will step up to the plate and offer some of the ‘missing’ features on their PS4 console later on, or will they just tough it out, and see if their sales drop this ‘holiday season’ or not before making changes.

NEWS SOURCE: XB1 Exec: We’re Doing Things That ‘Can’t Be Done’ On PS4 (via) GameSpot

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Xbox One Gets Acclaimed Super Mega Baseball Today

Called Extra Innings, this new XB1 version is expanded on their original PS3 and PS4 game releases.

As Major League Baseball’s real-world pennant race gets more exciting, independent developer Metalhead Software on Friday released the Xbox One version of its acclaimed Super Mega Baseball.

If you been waiting to play baseball on your Xbox One, you are in luck as the Super Mega Baseball is moving over from PS4 to the XB1 via the self-publishing interface called ID@XBOX and the developers have throw in some extra exclusive content that will not be available to baseball fans on their earlier PS4 version for a whole month.

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Called Extra Innings, the game comes to Xbox One by way of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox self-publishing program. The game includes additional content not found in the original PlayStation game, including more stadiums, as well as "enhanced gameplay and improved baseball simulation."

These new features and content will also be made available in the previously released PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of Super Mega Baseball through a free patch and DLC in September.

Extra Innings costs $20 on Xbox One, but Xbox Live Gold members can save 15 percent (knocking it down to $17) if they buy it within the next 10 days. This limited-time discount will also be available when the game comes to PC on August 21.

"Super Mega Baseball to us is a celebration of baseball and its culture, and I think we’ve also done the sport justice from a simulation perspective," Metalhead cofounder Scott Drader said in a statement.

Super Mega Baseball is not a licensed game, so don’t expect to see your favorite Major League Baseball players or stadiums in the game. If that’s a deal-breaker, you can play MLB 15: The Show on PlayStation consoles or RBI Baseball 15 on Xbox and PC.

Super Mega Baseball lets you play against the CPU or with up to four friends via local co-p. The game boasts a strong score of 85 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.


Have you tried out their baseball game yet on PS4, and are you looking forward to it on your XB1, or would you instead just go outside and play catch with your son instead of sitting on the sofa enjoying some high-paced-action-baseball indoors on your big screen TV.

NEWS SOURCE: Xbox One Gets Acclaimed Super Mega Baseball Today (via) GameSpot

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PS4 outsells Xbox One in July US sales figures

How will the PS4/Xbox One battle go in the busier autumn months?

NPD sales results for July show a split decision between Lego Jurassic World and Batman: Arkham Knight as the biggest games of the month.

July is one of the hardest months to get thru for ‘gaming companies’, sales are almost ‘dead flat’ as everyone is outside enjoying the summer, and not trapped indoors thinking about playing new games, or buying new consoles, plus the fact almost nothing is released during this month, but yet even with all those factors, the Sony PlayStation 4 console still was able to outsell Microsoft’s Xbox One.

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July is not a big month for video games, and it’s no surprise to find that there’s only one new entry in the US sales top 10. Although the results are a little more complicated than they first appear.

Lego Jurassic World is officially the number one selling all-formats game, but chart tracker NPD doesn’t included bundled sales in their top 10. If they did, apparently Batman: Arkham Knight would still �easily’ be number one.

Which you count as number one barely seems to matter though, as both are published by Warner Bros. They’re the top publisher so far this year in the US, with sales up over 200 per cent on 2014 (in part because they publish The Witcher 3 in North America).

Meanwhile, controversy over its lack of content hasn’t stopped Rory McIlroy PGA Tour from outselling the last game in the series, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, by �close to 70 per cent’.

  1. (3) Lego Jurassic World (360/3DS/PS3/XO/Wii U/PS4/PSV)
  2. (1) Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4/XO/PC)
  3. (6) Minecraft (360/PS3/XO/PS4)
  4. (7) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)
  5. (-) Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour (PS4/XO)
  6. (2) The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (XO/PS4/PC)
  7. (R) Destiny (XO/PS4/360/PS3)
  8. (8) Mortal Kombat X (PS4/XO)
  9. (R) FIFA 15 (PS4/360/XO/PS3/Wii/PSV/3DS)
  10. (10)Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)

Predictably the PlayStation 4 saw the most software sales of the month, although surprisingly the Xbox 360 was second. That’s likely due to a combination of Lego Jurassic World and July being generally a very slow period for game sales.

But NPD also claim that it could be due to the announcement about backwards compatibility with the Xbox One, with the suggestion that customers might have felt �safer’ buying Xbox 360 games knowing they will also work on the newer console.

In terms of hardware sales the PlayStation 4 was once again the number one selling console, although there’s no clue how far ahead it was of its rivals. However, Xbox One sales were up 44 per cent on July 2014 and 3DS sales in 2015 have been up 35 per cent on the first seven months of last year.

According to NPD, combined Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware sales are almost twice as high as combined sales of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after the same 21 month period.

Despite that, overall retail video game sales were only up 6 per cent on last year, with hardware sales described as seeing �modest’ growth and software sales �flat’.


So what do you think of these figures, and you think the PS4 will still be able to outsell the XB1 during busier holiday season?

NEWS SOURCE: PS4 outsells Xbox One in July US sales figures (via) Metro

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Super Mario Maker overview video now available

SMM is just around the corner, so Nintendo released a new teaser video for it!

Watch a new Super Mario Maker overview video from Nintendo that summarizes key game features ahead of its launch on the 11th of September.

9/11 is just around the corner, and soon you will be able to get Mario to jump over tall buildings, and crash land on mushrooms, right where you place them, and how as finally you can build your own Mario game, level by level, design it to be as bad as Flappy Bird, or as easy as hopping across a puddle in Atari E.T., it is all up to you, and big ‘N’ has released a new overview video to show you how cool it will be come 9/11 you will be at home on your 3DS designing your own levels, and sharing them with others online, and much more.

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New announcements highlighted in the video include:

  • New sound effects and music block customization – You can create your own sound effects in Super Mario Maker, with some sounds even generating fun visuals! And by shaking a classic Note Block during level creation, it becomes a Music Block. When something activates one of these Music Blocks, it will play a note based on its height, allowing players to arrange songs of all types.
  • Ease into creation – Start creating with a set number of tools to help you learn, then watch the number of tools at your disposal expand more and more every day you play!
  • Compatible with more than 50 amiibo – Many amiibo are compatible with Super Mario Maker, including classic figures like Link, Wii Fit Trainer and Kirby. With the special 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo, you can take on mustachioed enemies in levels using Big Mario!

So sit back and enjoy the new video, and are you looking forward to becoming your own Mario Game Designer?