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Jun
12
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According to UK magazine Nintendo Gamer.



Looks like Activision is also developing a Wii U version of Black Ops II. Nintendo Gamer has a feature of the game listing it on the Nintendo console.

According to the latest edition of Nintendo Gamer magazine, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is also coming to Wii U, featuring a full-length preview of it.

Apparently, is arriving this November, just like the XBOX 360 / PS3 versions.

Here's a scan from the magazine:

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This is somewhat surprising, considering that neither Nintendo or Activision have announced anything about a Wii U version being in development.

Let's hope the publisher confirms/denies this one soon!

NEWS SOURCE #1: Rumour...
Jun
12
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Kicking off in New York City soon...



Looks like Nintendo could be planning a Wii U Tour, in which they'll showcase the new console and its games, before the console launch.

According to website "Ripten", an email from Nintendo invited them to a special Wii U preview event in New York City.
Apparently, the invite was sent to the author because "He is a Nintendo Club member".

This is the e-mail he received:

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Also, it looks like a Nintendo rep confirmed that Nintendo does plan to do a Wii U tour but he said it was going to be "a media only affair".

In an interview with NOA's Charlie Scibetta at this year E3, he admitted it would prove difficult for the company to make people “understand” the Wii U.

Jun
12
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It comes after.... Retron 3?



The Retron 2 is a gaming machine by Hyperkin which combines a Nintendo Entertainment System and a Super Nintendo.

If you didn't know, gaming hardware folks at Hyperkin released last year a gaming machine called "Retron 3", which combined a Nintendo Entertainment System, a Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis.

Well, after Retron 3 comes... the Retron 2?

That's right, this one is for people who only want the NES-SNES combo.

There's no release date for the Retron 2, but you'll eventually be able to buy both from the official Hyperkin website, which is linked below.

See how it looks by watching the video below!

- UPDATE:

If you don't want to wait, there's already a machine called the "Retro Duo" which does something similar to Retron 2:...
Jun
12
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'Made with simplicity in mind'

The Maximus Team introduces 'a simple yet cost effective way to access your DVD Drive without opening your console again and again'.

The Team Maximus has just introduced a new product which will allow you to: Update the Drive Firmware anytime using Maximus Lizard or a PC with Jungle Flasher, Rip ISO's using Xkey Gecko or X360usbpro v1 or v2 and 'Stealth Eject' (bonus feature).

According to them, this has been built with simplicity in mind, as its a 'Plug and play' install and you'll never have to open your console again.

These are its complete Features:

Jun
12
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The best NES emulator for the NDS out there.



huiminghao has released another SVN revision of his NES emulator for the Nintendo DS, with a few handy fixes for everyone.

nesDS is the best Nintendo Entertainment System emulator for the DS/DSi by huiminghao.

A new SVN build has been released, featuring more fixes since v1.2b. Here's the changelog for r114:

Download the already compiled and updated version HERE!

NEWS SOURCE #1:...
Jun
12
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Clear your bugged Quests easily!



seifer69er has released a very handy tool for the PS3 version of TES V - Skyrim. This Windows tool can be used to clear bugged quests with ease.

SKYRIM Quest Deleter is a Windows tool by seifer69er, which allows you to clear bugged quests on the PS3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

You can delete and reset Quests locked in the Quest log.

Here are some instructions on how to use it:

Jun
12
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The DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3 written in Java.



The open source Java Upnp Media Server for PS3 has been updated. Lots of changes since the last release...

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3.

This one allows you to stream or transcode any kind of media files, with minimum configuration and it's backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages.

v1.53.0 is out, so check out the full changelog:

Jun
12
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Another update by Tantric



The best Wii Media Center has been updated again. This time, the SMB file browsing speed has been improved.

Wii dev Tantric, has released another update for the best Wii homebrew Media Center out there.

WiiMC has been updated to v1.2.8 and here's the full changelog:

Download it on the official WiiMC website below!

NEWS SOURCE #1: WiiMC Downloads (via) Official Site
NEWS SOURCE #2: Version 1.2.8 Released (via) WiiMC

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!
Jun
11
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If you missed it, read our coverage



Improved Macbook Air and Pro, new and slimmer Retina MacBook Pro, Siri in more languages and in iPad, Mountain lion coming next month, iOS 6 on Fall, new Maps app and more

This years Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference came to and end right now and a lot of new stuff and info have been revealed. We cached it all and compiled it on a comprehensive summary in case you missed the show.

On the Mac Side, Tim Cook and company left us with this:

Next-gen slimmer Retina MacBook Pro

Apple was an Ace in the sleeve and introduced their best laptop they have ever created. This is a new redesigned 15.4 inch MacBook Pro, almost 1/4 thinner than the current MacBook Pros, 0.7 inch thin (1.2 cm) and 4.46 pounds weight (2 Kg). No optical drive and no Ethernet port.

- 15.4 inch 2880x1800 Retina...
Jun
11
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Exclusive to Playstation Plus members



The top items in the Game Campus Festa student development program to be included in PSN

Grasshopper has announced that they will publish the Vita's top five projects of its Game Campus Festa student development program on PSN and give it for free to Playstation Plus members

According to Adriasang:

Jun
11
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Kratos is back to Playstation 3

God of War: Omega Collection will be released exclusively in South America.

A new collector's edition of God of War has been unveiled. God of War: Omega Collection will be released exclusively in South America in November and it will include:

- God of War Collection, God of War Origins Collection and God of War III.
- An exclusive Steelbook.
- A Limited and numbered Kratos Statue.


If you like God of War you can't miss it.

NEWS SOURCE: E3 2012 presentamos God of War Omega collection (via) Latam Playstation Blog

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jun
11
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For PSP

Square Enix has revealed some screenshot and a teaser trailer of Final Fantasy III for Psp.

Square Enix has confirmed the PSP version of Final Fantasy III and they've unveiled a teaser trailer of the game and some screenshots.

According to andriasang:

Final Fantasy III will be released on September 20 for PSP in Japan, with a price of ¥3,990 on UMD and ¥3,300 as a download....
Jun
11
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Bring the virtual addiction into the real world...



Connect Design has released a series of scratch cards that let you experience Minesweeper with a coin instead of a mouse.

That's right, these real scratch cards by Connect Design, let you experience Minesweeper with a coin instead of a mouse.

The cards cost just $2 each, come in both "easy" and "hard" varieties, and they even come with stickers to represent the flags.

Also, they double as postcards...

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Amazing right? Check out more screens at the Connect Design site below, in which you can also order a few if you want!

NEWS SOURCE #1:...
Jun
11
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With military grade cameras...

Apple officially announced their Map project at WWDC.
Now, it looks like they've hired 'Spy planes' with powerful cameras that will be used to film you and your city in 3D.

According to some reports related to Apple’s next generation 3D mapping attempt -which was officially announced by the company at this year WWDC- seems that they have hired a fleet of private spy planes with “military standard” cameras that can spot objects just a few centimetres wide.

This is part of Apple’s purchase of a Swedish 3D mapping firm last year called C3 Technologies, and the new maps aim to rival those created by Google.

However, some people are already saying they will be snooping into everyone's private lives. For example if you were sunbathing or playing in your garden, the cameras would be able to see you...
Jun
11
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Amazing website updated every weekday...



You should take a look at his new(ish) website from Namco Bandai, which revives old properties, and expands current ones through Webcomics!

ShiftyLook is a recently launched website by Namco Bandai which aims to revive old properties from the company, but also expands some current ones, using Webcomics.

Some of them are pretty good and feature amazing art. Check out a list of some of the comics already available on the website:

And, for example, take a look at this one from Dig-Dug:

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Apparently, the comics...
Jun
11
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The role-playing game to have a film adaptation



Atlus' game RPG Persona 3 will have a theatrical adaptation in the form of anime or classical 2D animation

Good news to Persona's fans.

The RPG game by Atlus will reportedly feature a film adaptation of the the third game soon.

Or at least this is what the Persona 4 film end's is suggesting.According to Animenewsnetwork:

Jun
11
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Allows you to play the Arcade versions of Mario Kart on your Wii



quadforce allows you to run the Triforce arcade games Mario Kart GP and GP 2 on a Wii from a SD card.
Sadly, due to a leak, this will be the FINAL version and will miss some other features and games.

crediar has released quadforce, which allows you to run the Triforce arcade games Mario Kart GP and GP 2 on a Wii from a SD card!

However, according to him, v0.1 will be the FINAL version (due to a leak), so it will miss some features like USB and Wavebird support, and some other Triforce games...

Here's the official README:

Jun
11
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If they get 20,000 likes on their Facebook's page



The project started in 2005 trying to use Half-Life 2's engine to make a new remake of the original game.

The Black Mesa project was started on 2005 by a group of fans who was determined to make a remake of the original Half-Life using the Half-Life 2's engine.

In 2008 they promised that the mod will be released the next year but until then, there weren't any announcements.

Today, they after a long silence period they have said that if their Facebook page reaches the 20,000 likes, they will release new media of the project (But still no release date).

The 20,000 was reached some time ago so we expect more info shortly.

NEWS SOURCE: BlackMesaDevs (via) FaceBook

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item!
Jun
11
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Source engine powers upcoming movie 'Deep'



Looks like Valve is teaming up with Brown Bag Films and Director Shane Acker (9) to create an animated movie called Deep...

It looks like Valve is working with "9" Director on his next Film.

Called "Deep", this will be an undersea adventure set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, and it will powered by Valve's Source engine tools.