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  • Nintendo Revealed Q1 release schedule for DS and Wii

    Nintendo has revealed its complete first quater line up for Wii and DS. The list is long and feature some of the much awaited game titles like LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars,  de Blob 2 and many more.

    Nintendo

    Here is the complete list for you:

    Wii

    •     Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack – February 11 (D3P)
    •     Kirby’s Epic Yarn – February 25 (Nintendo)
    •     de Blob 2 – February 25 (THQ)
    •     Williams Pinball Classics – March (Systems 3)
    •     Pictionary (uDraw) – March 4 (THQ)
    •     Dood’s Big Adventure (uDraw) – March 4 (THQ)
    •     uDraw Studio with uDraw GameTablet – March 4 (THQ)
    •     Fitness Coach Club – March (Ubisoft)
    •     Challenge Me: Word Puzzles – March 11 (O-Games)
    •     National Geographic Challenge! – March 18 (Black Bean Games)
    •     LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars – March 25 (Activision/LucasArts)

    DS

    •     Beauty Academy – February 4 (Tivola Publishing GmbH)
    •     Lost Identities – February 18 (dtp)
    •     The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – February 18 (O-Games)
    •     de Blob 2 – February 25 (THQ)
    •     Nintendo DSi Pokémon Black Version Limited Edition bundle – March 4 (Nintendo)
    •     Nintendo DSi Pokémon White Version Limited Edition bundle – March 4 (Nintendo)
    •     Pokémon Black Version – March 4 (Nintendo)
    •     Pokémon White Version – March 4 (Nintendo)
    •     Bibi & Tina – Jump & Ride – March 4 (Kiddinx Entertainment GmbH)
    •     Challenge Me: Word Puzzles – March 11 (O-Games)
    •     Hop – March 18 (505 Games)
    •     Okamiden – March 18 (Capcom)
    •     Plants vs Zombies – March 18 (Mastertronic)
    •     Emily Archer & the Curse of Tutankhamen – March 18 (Mastertronic)
    •     Johnny Test – March 25 (Mastertronic)
    •     LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars – March 25 (LucasArts)
    •     Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun – March 25 (P2 Games)
    •     Pucca Power Up – March (Rising Star Games)

    Earlier this week, 3DS line up was also revealed by Nintendo for United Kindom. Check out its details here.

  • Activision ends Guitar Hero & DJ Hero Franchises, also canned True Crime: Hong Kong

    No more Guitar Hero and DJ Hero games on any system. YES, you read it right, Activision has announced that from now on they won't releasing Guitar Hero or DJ Hero games. The reason stated by them for this development was, "due tocontinued declines in the music genre".

    The publisher also revealed that development work on True Crime: Hong Kong has been stopped, since the game was just not good enough.

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    For some these decision comes as a shocked, whereas other are welcoming it saying that it a good bussiness move, as Guitar Hero franchise definitely saw a significantly declined in term of popularity amongs fans. What you think about this decision from Activision?, do let us know.

  • Diablo III will not release in 2011: Blizzard

    Blizzard Entertainment will not release any game title in 2011, including the much awaited Diablo III, a third installment in Diablo franchise.

    Diablo 3

    Referring to Diablo III, During the quarterly conference call, Blizzard's CEO Mike Morhaime said:

    "We are very excited about Diablo 3. I am looking forward to sharing more news about the game and our upcoming Beta, during the next conference call.

    In the long run Blizzard is geared for one major release a year, but the quality has to be there. that’s why nothing in 2009 but two in 2010. And the results speak for themselves. No date yet for Diablo III, but it was prudent not to commit to something we couldn’t make, or would require game quality compromises.stion: To follow up on Diablo III, who not in 2011? Can you give us a percent completed?

    It’s coming along very well, we’re very happy with the development process. But until we get to beta and have the community help test the game, we’re not going to lock in a release date. Let me clarify the earlier remarks. We’re not locking into any date. We’re not committing to 2012. There’s no date set yet at all."

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC sells 1.4 million in 24 hours

    A whooping 1.4 million units sold in just 24 hours, this is the first day sales stats of the Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC "First Strike" for Xbox 360. The DLC carried a price tag of $15, which implies that Activision pocketed a sum of $21 million on First Strike launch day.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    These sales figure set a new Xbox Live records for Activision as part of their fourth quater financial report and full 2010 year financial report. The publisher also announced the release date of First Strike for PS3 and PC, you can check out these details here.

  • Doug Creutz: Grand Theft Auto V Unlikely Before March 2012

    Yesterday Take Two released their quarterly financial results, it carried all the important details related to publisher's earning and their upcoming game titles. However one big thing was left undisclosed in it, When a much awaited sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV, (which is GTA V) would arrive.

    GTA 5

    According to Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz, chances of Grand Theft Auto V releasing in publisher's next financial year (which ends in March 2012) is very slim.

    In a research note Creutz wrote: "Our belief that a FY12 release of GTA V is highly unlikely at this point,"

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Dated for PS3

    Treyarch has dated Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike map pack for Playstation 3. The very first DLC for the game will arrive on PS3 on March 3. It will give PS3 gamers their first crack at four new multiplayer maps (Kowloon, Berlin Wall, Discovery, and Stadium) and one Zombie map (Ascension). For PS3 it will carry a price tag of $15.

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    The DLC is already out for Xbox 360. Regarding the PC release date for the DLC, it is "Sometime in April".

  • Crytek Revealed Crysis 2 new weapon "Feline"

    Crytek has revealed details about a new weapons that will be used by gamers their upcoming shooting game title "Crysis 2". Its called "Feline" a submachine gun having capability of firing a total of 1200 rounds/minute. Check it out below:

    Feline

    Other details about Feline:

    • Developed by UK weapon specialist Lank & Linder
    • Make use of 4.7mm pistol rounds which decreases the bullet size, as a result overall magazine capacity increases.
    • Compact ergonomic design
    • Support Multiple Attachments.
  • Bulletstorm censored in Germany

    First German Entertainment Software Rating Board censored Call of Duty: Black Ops, and now its Bulletstorm. The German software rating body has heavily censored EA's upcoming first-person shooter Bulletstorm. It has got USK 18+ rating.

    Bulletstorm

    According to the reports the german edition of the game will not feature:

    • Ragdoll Effect
    • Blood
    • Splatter or Dismemberment

    However, to overcome the censorship issue publisher is planning to release the uncensored Austrian version of the game (PEGI 18) in Germany, provided it doesn't get a ban ahead of its late February release. If this happens then fans can opt for full blood-soaked experience if they wish to.

  • Dragon Age 2 Xbox 360 Achievements

    Dragon Age 2 Achievements list out now. There are in total 50 Achievements, out of which 5 are secret and 45 are regular. It will release on this 8th March in North America and on 10th in Europe. Choices that the player made in Dragon Age: Origins can be imported and reflected in the world of Dragon Age II. Choices from Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening will also be imported, if the player decides to take this action.

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    The details of each achievements is listed below. Check them out.

    Master Craftsman 25
    Crafted all of the items from a single crafting tree.

    Mogul 25
    Had 100 or more sovereigns in your purse.

    Crowning Glory 25
    Became the viscount of Kirkwall.

    Dedicated 15
    Reached Level 10.

    A Friend in Need 5
    Upgraded the armor of one of your party members.

    Enchanter 5
    Enchanted an item.

    Immigrant 5
    Became a resident of Kirkwall.

    Delver of the Deep 10
    Explored the Deep Roads.

    Birthright 15
    Kicked the slavers out of your ancestral mansion.

    Specialized 25
    Learned two class specializations.

    I Got Your Back 25
    Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members.

    Legendary 50
    Reached Level 20.

    Financier 10
    Became a partner in a Deep Roads expedition.

    Talented 5
    Upgraded a spell or talent.

    Tag Team
    5
    Used teamwork to perform a cross-class combo.

    That Thing Has Legs 25
    Found and killed a varterral.

    Weapon Master
    25
    Mastered a weapon style.

    Unstoppable 50
    Completed a full year in Kirkwall without any party member being knocked unconscious. (2)

    Craftsman 5
    Acquired your first crafting recipe.

    Dragon Slayer 25
    Found and killed a high dragon.

    Exorcist 25
    Found and killed the undying Xebenkeck.

    Demon Slayer 25
    Found and killed the ancient demon, Hybris.

    Chantry Historian 25
    Found all four chapters of "The History of the Chantry," by Brother Genitivi.

    A Worthy Rival 25
    Earned the Arishok's respect.

    Great Minds Think Alike 50
    Earned the friendship or rivalry of four party members.

    Friend 25
    Earned the friendship of one of your party members.

    Rival 25
    Earned the rivalry of one of your party members.

    Romantic 25
    Completed a romance with one of your party members.

    Epic 50
    Completed Dragon Age II twice, or completed it once with a save imported from Dragon Age Origins. (14)

    Champion of Kirkwall 20
    Completed Dragon Age II.

    Mercenary 10
    Allied yourself with the mercenaries upon arriving in Kirkwall.

    Nefarious 10
    Allied yourself with the smugglers upon arriving in Kirkwall.

    Flirtatious 5
    Flirted with one of your party members to begin a romance.

    Mass Exodus
    25
    Reached Kirkwall with each character class across multiple playthroughs.

    Knowledgeable 25
    Unlocked 100 codex entries. (2)

    Treasure Hunter 25
    Opened 50 chests.

    Darkness Falls 5
    Toggled the map from day to night.

    Explorer 5
    Left Kirkwall to explore the outlying regions.

    Spelunker 25
    Visited 10 caves in Kirkwall and the surrounding area.

    Full House 10
    Recruited four party members.

    Friends in High Places 15
    Met Grand Cleric Elthina, Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino.

    Gift Giver 5
    Gave a gift to one of your party members.

    Supplier
    25
    Found every variety of crafting resources.

    Archeologist 50
    During each year in Kirkwall, discovered 3 secret messages from the Band of Three. (6)

    Tale Within a Tale
    5
    Listened to Varric begin his tale of the Champion of Kirkwall.