Since the original release in 2006, the Nintendo Wii has been running strong with new ways to game. It brought balancing interaction with the introduction of the Wii Balance Board and massively interactive gameplay with the renowned Wii Remote. Now that almost six years have gone by, the Wii is in need of a new upgrade. I’m not talking about an upgrade to its graphics and processing power, but instead, new and interesting ways to enjoy playing video games. Nintendo seems to have a way to bring those enjoyable features for gamers, and I hope to see that they can do it again for the Wii U.
This week’s deal feature’s various DLC and Avatar items from Gears of War 3. This deal is good through March 5th and is available to Xbox Live Gold members. 3 games have been added to the On-Demand Marketplace.
Deal of the Week
|Raam’s Shadow: Pack 2||1200 MSPoints||800 MSPoints|
|Horde Command Pack||800 MSPoints||560 MSPoints|
|Weapon Skin Collection – Launch Collection||3600 MSPoints||1800 MSPoints|
|Weapon Skin Bundle – Haze Pack||240 MSPoints||160 MSPoints|
|Weapon Skin Bundle – Thunderstorm Animated Set||320 MSPoints||160 MSPoints|
|Cover Barrier||320 MSPoints||200 MSPoints|
|Beserker Pet||240 MSPoints||120 MSPoints|
|Madden NFL 12||$59.99|
|Shadows of the Damned||$39.99|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1||$19.99|
It’s been weeks since anybody has seen or heard anything about The Great Minecraft Build-off, but never worry my dear friends. After much thought and consideration, Season 3 is finally moving forward with a new day and time, and a couple of changes to the format of the competition.
Change 1: We are dropping the team build-off in favor of the 1v1 style we originally used. This is the most important change as it requires all current registered contestants to reconfirm their position in the bracket. If you are unsure of your status in the build-off, submit a new application as soon as possible. Please hurry, cause slots are filling up soon.
Change 2: We are increasing the duration, returning to the original 2 hour format of the contest. While the qualifier rounds will still be an hour in duration (2 back-to-back builds), the “Epic 8″ builds will be 2 hours in length. In addition, we will be announcing build topics at least 1 hour in advance to allow for additional preparation and hopefully, a better build altogether.
Change 3: The build-off will be streamed live on Friday nights, instead of Saturdays, at 8pm EST. We understand that some of our overseas competitors will have problems with this, but we wanted to accommodate as many people as possible, and we understand that not everyone will be satisfied.
If you would like to join the roster of builders for Season 3, you still have time! Please visit the new-and-improved show page for The Great Minecraft Build-Off.
Finally, the time all of you PC gamers out there have been waiting for; the first Winter Arena for StarCraft 2 will be held this weekend in New York! This event will take place from the 24th-26th. The world’s top StarCraft 2 players competing for $26,000 in prizes, as well as pool placement and travel to the Winter Championships in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of March.
Here is the not-so-good news: For this season the streams will all be pay-per-view (they will cost $19.99 and can be found here). MLG has thrown in a loophole to all of those Gold members that paid $29.99 for what was supposed to grant “Access to the MLG Premium Streaming Experience during Championship Events” according to mlg.com. I suppose it was OK of them to do this considering they did not say “all.”
If you’re interested/found a group of friends to split the cost, check out the schedule below!
It’s refreshing to see that Gearbox hasn’t lost their unique brand of humor. I think it’s time to dust off my copy of Borderlands and get to lootin’ and shootin’. September 18th, 2012 will be full of puke joy.
Source: Gearbox’s YouTube
This week’s deal feature’s items from Fable 3. This deal is good through February 28th and is available to Xbox Live Gold members. 2 new games has been added to the On-Demand Marketplace. Finally the demo’s for SSX and Gotham City Impostors hit the marketplace.
Deal of the Week
|Fable III Traitor’s Keep Quest Pack||560 MSPoints||320 MSPoints|
|Fable III Understone Quest Pack||400 MSPoints||220 MSPoints|
|Fable III Dog Breed Set||240 MSPoints||140 MSPoints|
|Fable III Reaver Undustries Premium Theme||240 MSPoints||160 MSPoints|
|Border Collie||240 MSPoints||160 MSPoints|
|LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||$39.99|
THQ announced today on the Darksiders II Community forum the various incentives for pre-ordering the game from different retailers.
The North American editions have been listed as the following:
This week’s deal, is all about Batman and his accessories, with DLC and avatar items for sale. This deal is good through February 20th and is available to Xbox Live Gold members. 1 New Game has been added to the On-Demand Marketplace.
Deal of the Week
|Nightwing Bundle Pack||560 MSPoints||360 MSPoints|
|Robin Bundle Pack||560 MSPoints||360 MSPoints|
|Bat Signal||240 MSPoints||160 MSPoints|
|Batarang||320 MSPoints||220 MSPoints|
|Batmobile Toy||320 MSPoints||220 MSPoints|
Tonight, we are hosting our Great Minecraft Build-off: Season 3 promotional event over at twitch.tv/gengame. Some of you may have forgotten that we are still putting events like this together, but we haven’t, and sign-ups are just as important now as ever. In preparation for Season 3, we are putting on a special promotional event where you can compete in small 30 minute builds with your friends and many other fans of our live-stream. Head on over to the Season 3 page and register your team now if you haven’t done so yet. There are only a handful of slots left, so get yours today!
Earlier today Guinness World Records published the top 50 Greatest Video Game Endings from their 2012 Gamers Edition Poll. These top 50 game endings were voted on by 13,519 “fans of gaming.” Coming in at number one is none other than Call of Duty 7: Black Ops. Number two is Halo: Reach followed by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at number three. You can find the full list at the end of this article.
Nintendo is one of those companies that manages to get into conversation even when it’s not even remotely involved. Get ready for a bunch of that along with a discussion on SEN, Mass Effect 3 beta benefits, and a pretty heavy discussion why Microsoft has/should adopt the “Steam Model” for game distribution. Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes(audio) andiTunes(video), or watch/listen past the break
This week’s deal, featuring 4 dlc items for Crimson Alliance. This deal is good through February 13th and is available to Xbox Live Gold members. Lego Harry Potter joins the On-Demand Marketplace.
Deal of the Week
|Crimson Alliance: All Class Pack||1200 MSPoints||800 MSPoints|
|Crimson Alliance: Wizard Class||800 MSPoints||560 MSPoints|
|Crimson Alliance: Mercenary Class Pack||800 MSPoints||560 MSPoints|
|Crimson Alliance: Assassin Class Pack||800 MSPoints||560 MSPoints|
|LEGO Harry Potter||$19.99|