Say it isn’t so! But we weren’t holding our breath were we? Bioware says Mass Effect 3 will be delayed until the first few months of 2012. According to executive producer Casey Hudson, “The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series…”
SEGA (Europe and America) will release Captain America and Thor video game titles with 3D visuals. Both Thor: God of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier will release on multiple platforms including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the upcoming handheld Nintendo 3DS device scheduled for release in North America on March 27, 2011.
Rockstar San Diego’s “Red Dead Redemption” won four awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last night, taking home the prized “Game of the Year” award. ‘Red Dead’ also won Best Game Design, Best Audio, and Best Technology.
Amazon has just started a promotion where you can buy two video games and get the third one free. The online retailer has loaded up about 400 games eligible for the offer which will run for a limited time and while their supplies last.
Top Spin 4 will hit stores on Mar. 15, 2011 featuring tennis pros like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Andy Roddick. 2K Sports’ latest tennis release features redesigned controls, player-specific swings, and artificial intelligence from each professional player.
Spike TV awarded Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption” the “Game of the Year” award for 2010. The television network hosted its eighth annual Video Game Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Dec. 11. “Red Dead Redemption” also won three other awards including “Best Song,” “Best Original Score,” and “Best DLC.”
Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops developed by Treyarch is now available in stores across the world. The game set a record for the most pre-orders at GameStop, and has been a flagship for the 3D gaming format. ‘Black Ops’ is playable in stereoscopic 3D using active shutter 3D glasses on compatible 3D TV televisions.
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The Nov. 9 release of Call of Duty: Black Ops has got retailers preparing for a midnight release tonight of what should be the biggest multi-platform game release of the year. Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, Toys R Us are among the nationwide stores taking part in the midnight release.
Electronic Arts’ Medal of Honor is now available from retailers nationwide. The first-person shooter can be played on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Medal of Honor (2010) is a recreation of the 1999 World War II game of the same name except this time the action is set during the War in Afghanistan.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions from Activision is now shipping for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii. In the game you’ll be able to play as one of four versions of Spider-Man and play in four unique worlds including Amazing, Noir, 2099 and Ultimate.
Blockbuster is now renting out over 3,000 video game titles by mail for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. The move positions them to compete with video game rental company Gamefly, and gives them an advantage over competing rent-by-mail company Netflix (who doesn’t offer video games), and kiosk movie rental company Redbox (who offers video game rentals for $2 a night but in limited locations).
Late this summer, gamers will be able to bring their previously owned games into Best Buy stores and trade them immediately for gift cards. Currently, Best Buy only takes in-store trade-ins on iPods, Apple and PC laptops, and mobile phones. They do, however, already take video game trade-ins by mail.
VGIDI, a company dedicated to “Innovative Design – Improving your life quality”, has recently advertised a product which claims to output in full 1080p HD from your Nintendo Wii. The VD-W3 Wii HDMI Upscaler Processor is the latest (non-emulation) product to offer Wii owners the ability to play their favorite games in HD.
Nintendo Wii owners will be able to access unlimited streaming media from Netflix this spring. Users will access video-on-demand content (aka, Netflix’s ever-expanding library) the same way that PlayStation 3 owners currently do: by disc. The big caveat for Wii owners is that, though they access the service via a broadband connection much like PS3 and Xbox owners, the Wii itself does not support high-definition video, topping out at 480 scanlines for a good ol’ standard-def experience. Wii owners will not be able to play back the HD content from Netflix, but they will have access to it for the bare minimum subscription that Netflix requires with no extra charge, unlike Xbox 360 owners who pay a hefty $50-a-year to access what PS3 users generally get for free.