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Dec
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Nintendo Releases Special Wii Channel To Fix Zelda Save Bug



Those unable to finish 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' will finally be happy as they can now install the 'Restoration Channel' and get back to Zelda gaming without fear!

The special channel is now available for download in Japan and fixes the problem completely, but no details regarding when the channel will appear for USA and European players!

NEWS SOURCE:...
Dec
21
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Android then iPhones - App Revenue is 4 times higher!

Apple iPad and iPhone App Store purchases beat the Android Market in terms of the total revenue generated by the 200 highest-grossing apps, Distimo said in its 2011 App Year in Review.

The reason for this 4 times increase seems to be from 'in-app' purchases:

Dec
21
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Attempts chart supremacy before freeze for second year



EA knows alot of people are going to be getting iOS devices this holiday season, so browsing apps you will find all their great mobile games from their studios for only 99 cents each this holiday week

Now, it may seem silly to average joe to charge only 99 cents for their high-end games like Dead Sapce, and Fifa '12.

But it really is clever business move, and it worked last year because Apple 'freezes' the 'top 25' charts right after the holidays.

So with tons of people grabbing the basically $1 deals just over the holidays, it will make EA hold most of the top positions on the charts, last year they had 14 out of 25, so once the price goes back to normal and people are browsing they think to themselves, if it in 'TOP' list it must mean it is 'great', even if the game is a total...
Dec
21
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Stay connected and send drawings to your friends...



Nintendo will release a new app for the 3DS this Thursday (December 22nd, 2011) called Nintendo Letter Box as early Happy Holidays Gift, instead of waiting for new firmware update in late Jan. 2012

Christmas comes early to 3DS owners with the launch on Thursday of 'Letterbox', originally it wasn't scheduled to launch until the 3.0.8 firmware came out in Jan, 2012 but its going onto the eStore tomorrow along with Gameboy Tetris (£3.60) and Mighty Switch Force (£5.40) and a demo of Redlynx's Motoheroz.

'Letterbox' gives Nintendo 3DS owners the chance to communicate with their friends using 'Streetpass' and 'Spotpass' via text message, drawing, 2D or 3D photos and audio recordings like a 'Super Pictochat', the price is right too, it's free!

NEWS SOURCE:...
Dec
21
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A new Jurassic Park game... is this one just for fans?



A Gamer Review by 'Gauss' of the new 'Jurassic Park' Adventure game now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 systems.

Returning to "Isla Nublar"

Since the first movie, we've seen a lot of games based on this franchise. Most of them aren't exactly remarkable, but some are really fun and a lot of people consider them classics, like the Super NES/MegaDrive games, or The Lost World for the Arcades (Sega Model 3).

Now, we have this adventure game developed by Telltale Games, best know for their graphic adventure games like Sam and Max, Tales of Monkey Island and more recently, Back to the Future: The Game. This studio has designers formerly employed by LucasArts, so definitely we can call them "Masters" of graphic adventure games. If you have played one of their...
Dec
21
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Sony gets sued again, for the fact of trying to stop people from suing them!

Sony's new controversial EULA that makes you waive your rights away from every becoming part of an class-action lawsuit against Sony is now being tested in court!

The following is a quote from the Examiner:

Dec
21
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Square Enix to Reopen Hacked Site, Says No Private Data Lost

Japanese game developer Square Enix said Monday that no private data was stolen when a server for a fan site was hacked last week, and it plans to reopen the site to users by the end of the year.

Only the USA and Japanese web pages of the 'Square Enix Members' site was affected by the network security breach. The server stored information on over 1.8 million users, including Emails, Names, Address, and Phone Numbers, but company claims 'no credit card' information, but in their report to the Japanese government they did not reveal what part of the server was hit or if anything was discovered on the id of the hackers from their internal investigation.

Back in May, Square Enix had a 'Canadian' security breach which resulted in the lost of over 350 applicants resumes and over 25,000 email addresses,...
Dec
21
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Yet Another Xbox 360 Reset Glitch Hack Device



Pictures of the new 'Squirt360' Reset Glitch Hack Modchip has finally appeared from sample shipped to 'ModControl' for later reviewing.

The 'Squirt360' test sample has arrived at 'ModControl' HQ and they taken a few quick pictures of it, before they write a review.

This is yet another Reset Glitch Hack device for Xbox 360 owners wishing to turn their consoles into an RGH box.

They claim it will be better then the competitors but lets first wait for the reviews to come in before rating how well it works on all the various X360 motherboard revisions, but the quailty and features look amazing compare to the suggested price of only 17 Euro's!

Official Site: http://www.360SQUIRT.com

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Dec
21
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Also announcing a new 'Crystal Clear Case' for Slim & Kinect, along with an improved 'XFPS Magic Box'



XCM is one of the leading 'third-party' accessory designers for hard-core gamers, and this new line-up products shows they continue to produce new quality products for all Video Gaming Consoles!

Just in time for the holidays, XCM has released a number of new great products to please any gamer out there.

One of the neat ones I personally like is the 'XCM Wildfire Light Gun' as its 'motion sensor' makes really enjoyable to fully experience those hard-core FPS games like COD:MW3, making it feel like you really holding a weapon in your hand, plus the same accessory works on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 making it useful for those true gamers that own more then one system in their household!

Dec
21
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For all those Xbox 360 owners out there, we have early Christmas gift for you, new hot off the press pictures of the CK3 Mini from 'Team-Xecuter'.


The Xecuter CK3 Mini is the new replacement for the famous and best selling CK3 Lite and is aimed at the budget modder who needs a stable connectivity kit for his 360 DVD Drive, but doesn't require all the bells and whistles that the CK3i provides. In short it gives you the bare essentials to get cooking.

The full kit includes the 360 DVD Power Cable, Power LED, PPTC Protection Fuses, Eject Button & On/OFF Power Switch for Vendor Mode etc - complete in a superbly designed case - the thing is TINY !

To make the design even smaller Xecuter has changed the molex connector to a 4 pin 'Floppy Drive' connector and have included an easy to fit 4 pin to molex adapter cable :)

As an extra bonus Xecuter have also included a USB to MOLEX 5V...
Dec
20
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Galaxy Nexus Touchscreen Problem Emerges: Affects Multitouch Gaming



It been only out for a week, and most review are very postive, but digging down deeper, alot of gamers are uphappy as the 'touch-screen' does not seem to handle correctly 'multi-touch' games with ICS!

If you an hard-core mobile gamer, you will not be all smiles owning one of these first 'Ice Cream Sandwich' babies from Samsung, as it seems the new 'Galaxy Nexus' is have many problems with 'multi-touch' gaming.

Hopefully the problem can be corrected by future ICS OS update from Google / Samsung for all those stuck with this problem over the last week since it been first released, if not Samsung is going to have alot of uphappy customers on their hands to please somehow!

It all started with a couple of RootzWiki threads users are reporting difficulty maintaining...
Dec
20
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Square Enix Announces that finally the new Kingdom Hearts adventure 3D is coming out also now for the North America and Europe markets!

Fans of the series must be happy today, as Square Press Release reveals the fact that 'Dream Drop Distance' will also be designed and released for the regions outside of just Japan for the 3DS console

LOS ANGELES and LONDON (Dec. 20, 2011)

Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, Europe and across PAL territories, today announced fans of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS series will be able to experience a new 3-D adventure next year with the North American and European release of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], specifically for the Nintendo 3DS™ system.

The new game’s spectacular story promises to be a...
Dec
20
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Finally a trailer been released for the new IP called 'Bravely Default' coming soon for the Nintendo 3DS platform



Produced by the same developer team that remade the successful Final Fantasy series for the original DS platform!

Square Enix released today a new trailer for their new RPG IP for the 3DS, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.

The game is being developed by Matrix Software, who have previously worked on the Final Fantasy III and IV remakes for the Nintendo DS.

The video is more of tease then anything, as still much is not know about the game since it was first mentioned at the TGS.


NEWS SOURCE: 3DS RPG Bravely Default (via) Destructoid

Our thanks to 'GaussTek' for...
Dec
20
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Zelda Secrets finally appearing in collector's book 'Hyrule Historia'



Currently only available in Japanese, but now that it is on shelfs over in Japan, Zelda fans are hard at work on translating the good juicy bits into English!

By translating the 'Table of Contents' in the new collector's book called 'Hyrule Historia', which was published to honor the 25th anniversary of the Zelda, it been revealed that the 'timeline' of the whole series will finally be available to all the millions of fans.

While each of the mainline games, save for the Four Sword titles, seem to be included in the timeline, you'll have to wait until the book starts selling...
Dec
20
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I Spy with my eye, something that moves like a white sheet!



Do you like Halloween? Do you like thinly veiled Riddles? No? Well too bad, get in here and start spying!

A review by JHardin1112.

Game - I Spy Spooky Mansion
Version - Wii
Time Spent Playing - 4 hours
Completion Status - Completed
Obtained - Review Copy from Scholastic and Goodman Media


Do you like Halloween? Do you like thinly veiled Riddles? Do you like skeletons who lock you in their mansions and demand you solve said riddles in order to leave? No? Well too bad, get in here and let's play some I Spy Spooky Mansion :)!

I decided to review this game because I am a parent, and also because I was interested to see what fun, if any could be had while playing I Spy Spooky Mansion. While my son who is 2 1/2 is just a little too young to fully grasp the concept of...
Dec
20
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Yet Another Great Gaming Review by 'JHardin1112'



Robox is visually stunning and is a throwback to 2d platformers of old.

A review by JHardin1112.

Game - Robox
Version - WiiWare
Time Spent Playing - 8 hours
Obtained - Review Copy courtesy of Dreambox Games


Introduction

With the resurgence of 2d platforming games making waves on the Wii evidenced by instant classics such as; New Super Mario Bros Wii, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns, it is no wonder that other development studios want to cash in on this simple concept. In the case of Robox, developer Dreambox Games hasn't quite succeeded in making a smash hit, but they have the potential to do so with future games.

You start out the game as a probe dropped from your ship to research an alien planet. Upon crashing to the ground your...
Dec
20
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To be held January 10-13



But nothing great about the event, Nintendo claims 'closed door only conference with the press' and nothing new compared to E3 Expo!

Since this year E3, Nintendo hasn't show a lot from their new console to be launched next year.

But seems Nintendo has plans to show the system again at this year Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place next month.

But don't get too excited. Apparently Nintendo will only show the system to members of the press behind closed doors, and will offer demos to members of the media who did not see the system at the the past E3.

Nintendo said they will re-unveil the Wii U at E3 2012 and they confirmed the production and development schedule is on track for the system launch, which will take place between the start of the 2012 E3 Expo in June, and the end of 2012.

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Dec
20
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Only 321K Units Sold in Japan During Launch Day!



The Ps Vita was only able to sell 321k units on it launch week while if you compare this to the 3DS it falls short.

The final sales figures for the PS Vita are in and out of 700,000 units shipped on launch day a mere 321,407 were sold in its first 2 DAYS.

These figures compare very badly to the original 3DS launch which managed 371,000 in half the time and over half a million in 48 hours.

This equates to selling only 46% of the total shipment of units but does include sales to companies buying them to ship overseas.

Will be interesting to see what Sony offer their early adopters when they have to make the now inevitable massive price cut.

NEWS SOURCES: Sony Sells 300K in 2 Days --> Kotaku and...
Dec
20
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Another Gaming Review By 'JHardin1112'



For your children or the child in you, Disney's Tangled would be a good addition to your library of Wii games.

A review by JHardin1112.

Game - Disney's Tangled
Version - Wii
Time Spent Playing - 4.5 hours (Completed)
Obtained - Review Copy courtesy of Disney Interactive Studios


For those who haven't seen the trailers or the movie, Tangled is Disney's retelling of the classic fairytale Rapunzel. And Disney's Tangled for the Wii is a game based off of this most recent animated film. In the game players will take on the role of both the main characters from the movie, Flynn Rider and Rapunzel. Players can choose which character they want to control and you will need to switch between characters in order to progress. Which ever character you are not controlling at the time will be...
Dec
20
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New & Improved Model From Team Matrix

The 'Matrix Team' has released a very much improved and updated 'Glitcher' for all those wishing to use the now world-famous 'RGH' on the Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles!