PlayStation 3 to Drop Down to $249 Dollars USD

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Earlier today, Sony announced that they will be cutting down the prices of the PlayStation 3 worldwide to 249 dollars (US), 249 Euros (Europe) and 24,980 yen (Japan). As one of their main announcements at the German gaming convention GamesCom, the price drop was effective immediately and includes the 160gb PlayStation 3. Sony also announced that they are lowering the price of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in Europe to 99 Euro, but it is currently unclear on whether or not that this will affect prices overseas as well. With a…

4 new titles added to Nintendo Selects budget line

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Nintendo has announced today four more new additions to its Nintendo Selects line of $20 bargain-priced games for the Nintendo Wii Console. The new additions include Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Paper Mario. Each title will retail for $19.99 on August 28.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition details

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Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is one of the most ambitious titles to be announced of late. This MMORPG is set to come out during the holiday period this year. BioWare and E.A are working overtime to get this title out this holiday season much to the delight of the Star Wars fans. E.A recently announced the collector’s edition of the game which is presently open for pre-order! This collector’s edition includes a ton of things which each of you Star Wars fans would just love to own. It…

Goldeneye port rumor

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There are a lot of rumors going around the net that there is going to be a remake of GoldenEye 007. Screenshots have been leaked which does make it look like a HD remake of the 007 game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The rumored remake is said to be called supposedly called as GoldenEye Reloaded. Certain websites have indicated that the game is said to come out on the 28th of October 2011. Now whether this will be a disc-based release or a digital download via Xbox…

Only in Japan: Konami developing Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan fighting game

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Based off of the Japanese manga title and anime series, Konami recently unveiled a product page for their upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fighter Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan. Originating in 2007 as a manga from Hiroshi Shiibashi and Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, the story revolves around Rikuo Nura, who is part human and quarter demon (unlike Inuyasha who is half human and half demon), as he takes up the position as the head master of the Nura house. Multiple factions aim to rebel against him and…

New League of Legends trailer shows off Dominion mode

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Developer Riot games released a new trailer that shows off the new capture and hold mode dubbed Dominion coming soon to the free-to-play League of Legends, according to the video game website Shacknews. The trailer featured a mix of gameplay segments with behind-the-scenes chat from employees at Riot Games. The new mode is proposed to give players more condensed bursts of League of Legends.

Nintendo 3DS price dropping to $170 on August 12

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Now that’s something you don’t see quite often! Nintendo hardly ever cuts prices of their handheld products; especially within its first year. But starting August 12th 2011 you can have the world’s only handheld 3D gaming device for $170. So what actually triggered the $80 drop in prices? Well in simple words, the Nintendo 3DS just didn’t sell. First off the $250 price tag was a little too steep for a handheld gaming device with games which costing in the region of $40. Think about it, you could get a…

Batman: Arkham City- “Collector’s Edition” revealed

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The sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum is set to come out on the 18th of October 2011. The game is set to come out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. It’s been speculated that a Wii U version will be announced next year though. The interesting piece of news here would be that there will be a collector’s edition of this game. The collector’s edition will be available on the same day the game is set to release in limited quantities. Now this collector’s edition…

Only in Japan: 5pb.’s Robotics; Notes to be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360

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© 5pb With Steins; Gate and Chaos; Head being praised by fans and critics of visual novels/gal games for its great production values, engaging storylines and memorable characters, 5pb looks to continue its success by releasing their newest visual novel title, Robotics; Notes across multiple platforms. Set in the year 2019 on the Japanese island of Tanegashima, the game is currently being described as an “augmented science adventure” revolving around robots and the question of “what would happen if you really tried to make a giant robot?” Players will assume…

Catherine sales set record for Atlus

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Catherine is already developer Atlus’ biggest launch title ever one week after release, according to the video game website IGN. Atlus shipped the most units at launch — 200,000 to be exact — for any Atlus game in the company’s history.

Second Xbox 360 exclusive South Park game confirmed

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Yup, you heard it right! There’s more of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and… oh wait, they killed Kenny! Xbox Live arcade is set to release the second Xbox 360 exclusive South Park game pretty soon. The game should be out sometime when the TV show resumes after the mid-season break! The first South Park game was released back in 2009.  South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play was released back in 2009 and it was fun to say the least. The boys were to defend the town from enemies such as Stan…

Top 5 worst games of 2011 so far

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Now there are games which are quite exceptional and will blow your mind away. Then there are games which are not quite good, and then we have the third category. With games which are outright bad! You might not hear a lot about these games and rightly so. So just to keep you guys informed and to ensure that you don’t buy them, here are my top 5 worst games of the year so far. Thor: God of Thunder When it first was showcased there was a lot of publicity…

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