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RumorTT: Next-gen Xbox to launch in time for the 2013 holidays

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Dec 2 2012 5:17 AM CST

We all know it's coming - but when exactly? Will the next-gen Xbox be revealed at CES in Las Vegas next month? Or will Microsoft wait until E3 in LA in June to unveil the Xbox 360's successor.

RumorTT: Next-gen Xbox to launch in time for the 2013 holidays | TweakTown.com

Well, "people familiar with the company's plans" have spoken up - telling everyone that Microsoft are preparing for the next-gen Xbox, which is usually referred to as the Xbox 720, and will be released in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season.

The next-gen Xbox, which I think will just be known as "Xbox", is rumored to pack a quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, directional audio, Kinect 2.0 support as well as sport a Blu-ray player. We should expect a decent kick in the ass in terms of GPU capabilities, with full DX11 support and hopefully 1080p @ 60fps support and 4K support built-in.

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Bloomberg: Microsoft will release next Xbox in time for 2013 holiday season

Daniel Perez | Fri, Nov 30 2012 1:00 PM CST

If you were thinking of buying a second or third Xbox 360 this holiday season for your mansion, you might want to hold off on having one of your butlers order it for you as by this time next year, we'll be graced with a new Xbox console.

Bloomberg: Microsoft will release next Xbox in time for 2013 holiday season  | TweakTown.com

According to Bloomberg whose sources are "familiar with the company's plans," Microsoft will be making its next Xbox available for retail in time to be available for Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping next year. As of now, Microsoft isn't entirely sure when exactly they should unveil its next Xbox as its currently debating whether to unveil it at E3 in June or at an entirely different event completely dedicated to the unveiling.

Continue reading: Bloomberg: Microsoft will release next Xbox in time for 2013 holiday season (full post)

Sony reveals PlayStation Vita with PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99

Daniel Perez | Fri, Nov 30 2012 9:02 AM CST

I've been enjoying my PlayStation Vita since it was released nearly a year ago, but I certainly have been feeling the big game releases have been too far and in between. With Sony's news of its PlayStation Plus service being made available on the PS Vita, they've decided to deliver a bundle that brings its popular premium service to new PS Vita owners.

Sony reveals PlayStation Vita with PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99 | TweakTown.com

The PS Plus Instant Game Collection PS Vita Bundle, which I hope you all take note as it may be a product with the longest name ever, comes with a 3G / Wi-Fi PS Vita, one-year membership to PS Plus, a voucher for Unit 13 and a 4GB memory card for $299.99.

Continue reading: Sony reveals PlayStation Vita with PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99 (full post)

The Humble THQ Bundle includes seven games, starts from just $5.70 - proceeds go to charity

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 29 2012 11:30 PM CST

There's quite the gaming bundle available right now offering some amazing prices on a bunch of great games called the Humble THQ Bundle. Pay $1 or more for Steam keys for Company of Heroes (and its two full-blown expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon.

If you pay over the average price ($5.75 will do) you'l receive all of those games, as well as Saints Row: The Third. The games bought will be available through Steam, and included in the bundle are a collection of DRM-free soundtracks! You really can't go wrong here, folks.

Buying all of these games separately would set you back $190, but THQ are letting you, the consumer, set the price. At the time of writing, there had been close to $1.7 million paid with the average price of $5.71. Nearly 295,000 purchases with the top contributor being "Jason Rubin" who contributed a very nice $1050. Turtle Rock Studios' contribution of $1024 is second and @WrapBootstrap is third with $1000.

Continue reading: The Humble THQ Bundle includes seven games, starts from just $5.70 - proceeds go to charity (full post)

Nintendo confirms new '3D' Mario, Zelda games coming to Wii U

Daniel Perez | Thu, Nov 29 2012 8:44 AM CST

The Nintendo Wii U's launch library probably isn't strong enough right now to sell like hot cakes as fans are most likely waiting for the next Mario, Legend of Zelda or Smash Bros. title in order to pick up the company's next-generation console. Games like New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition will probably do well on the console, but nothing garners excitement like a new Mario or Legend of Zelda title.

Nintendo confirms new '3D' Mario, Zelda games coming to Wii U  | TweakTown.com

A new Mario or Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U was inevitable as there's no way Nintendo would launch a new console without thinking about new versions of their first-party AAA games. But during an interview with IGN, Nintendo's Global President Satoru Iwata confirmed a new "3D" Mario and Legend of Zelda game are currently under development for the Wii U.

Continue reading: Nintendo confirms new '3D' Mario, Zelda games coming to Wii U (full post)

GTA series passes 125 million units, Rockstar still won't move to yearly releases, thankfully

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 29 2012 2:25 AM CST

The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the best selling series of all time, with numbers passing 125 million units life-to-date according to Take-Two Interactive's CEO, Strauss Zelnick. Zelnick revealed the amazing milestone during his presentation at the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference.

GTA series passes 125 million units, Rockstar still won't move to yearly releases, thankfully | TweakTown.com

In September 2011, GTA series units were sitting at 114 million - so we're looking at 11 million units selling in the last twelve months alone. Zelnick didn't break the figures down, but a Take-Two Interactive rep confirmed that the 2008 released GTA IV shipped 25 million units. Zelnick attributes the success of the Grand Theft Auto series to the James Bond film franchise, which doesn't get a release every two years. The release schedule keeps the series "special", says Zelnick.

Zelnick doesn't like the risks associated with a yearly release like Activision's Call of Duty series, with Zelnick stating that this business model has risks that his company doesn't want to take. He adds:

It's our view that if you want intellectual properties to be permanent, then you run the risk in that circumstance of having consumers fall out of love with that franchise. [Activision] obviously views the world differently.

Continue reading: GTA series passes 125 million units, Rockstar still won't move to yearly releases, thankfully (full post)

Nintendo 3DS XL bundled with Mario Kart 7 available on Dec. 2 for $199

Daniel Perez | Wed, Nov 28 2012 11:30 AM CST

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and what would the season be like without major video game console manufacturers bundling their previously released systems with an extremely popular game? It wouldn't be a holiday season without it as many parents will be enticed at the prospect of getting a hot game console with a great game for a great price.

Nintendo 3DS XL bundled with Mario Kart 7 available on Dec. 2 for $199 | TweakTown.com

Nintendo is the king of bundling their hardware with software and this year is no different as they announced a new 3DS XL bundle will be made available at major retailers starting on Dec. 2nd. The 3DS XL bundle will come with a Blue/Black Nintendo 3DS XL and comes pre-loaded copy of Mario Kart 7 for $199.99. Without this special bundle, the 3DS XL system and Mario Kart 7 would retail for a total of $239.98, which makes this one sweet deal if you were already planning on picking up both the 3DS XL and Mario Kart 7.

Continue reading: Nintendo 3DS XL bundled with Mario Kart 7 available on Dec. 2 for $199 (full post)

LeakedTT: Bungie's new game, Destiny, has story details leaked

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 28 2012 12:36 AM CST

I still remember the feeling of booting up my fresh Xbox console with Halo - it was the same feeling that Half-Life on the PC gave me, and it looks like Bungie, now separate from Microsoft, could have lightning strike twice with 'Destiny'.

LeakedTT: Bungie's new game, Destiny, has story details leaked 05 | TweakTown.com

Details on the new game from Bungie have been leaked out and provided to IGN by a reader, including story details and concept art. According to the document:

Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man's Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it's here for, but only that it's our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young 'knights' tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and - eventually - overcoming it.

Sounds great! Bungie's follow-up to the Halo franchise has also been described as "fun and accessible to all", claiming they want "to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise". Destiny's gameplay has been described in the leaked document as "social at its core", where it will offer "a world to explore with friends, both old and new". Bungie then shared IGN with some actual agency-provided images, which look gorgeous.

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 receives Gold Classics Pack DLC to celebrate 300 billion gold coins collected milestone

Daniel Perez | Tue, Nov 27 2012 12:30 PM CST

New Super Mario Bros. 2 was released this past August and Nintendo has announced fans of the game have collected a total of 300 billion gold coins in a little over 3 months. To celebrate the milestone, Nintendo is offering a new piece of DLC called the Gold Classics Pack for free for a limited time.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 receives Gold Classics Pack DLC to celebrate 300 billion gold coins collected milestone  | TweakTown.com

The Gold Classics Pack includes three new courses inspired by older Mario titles like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. Each course can be played through the game's Coin Rush mode and will allow players to share their records with other player's through the game's StreetPass feature.

Continue reading: New Super Mario Bros. 2 receives Gold Classics Pack DLC to celebrate 300 billion gold coins collected milestone (full post)

Say 'Hello' to the Wii Mini now that it is officially confirmed

Trace Hagan | Tue, Nov 27 2012 12:02 PM CST

Nintendo has come out and confirmed the Wii Mini after a few leaks had made the device's launch not-so-secret anymore. The new Wii Mini will only play Wii games and will lack support for the older GameCube games and lack the ability to connect to the internet. This means no eShop or online features in games.

Say 'Hello' to the Wii Mini now that it is officially confirmed | TweakTown.com

Sadly, the Wii Mini is currently only slated to show up in Canada and Nintendo has said they don't currently have any plans to bring it to other markets. "The system launches in Canada on December 7th with a suggested retail price of $99.99. No announcements have been made regarding other regions."

"There are games in the Wii library for every type of player," said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada's vice president and general manager. "Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price, but it's all about big fun."

The new system is smaller than the older Wii, but by how much, it isn't exactly clear. It appears they have ditched the slot-loading drive in favor of a top-loading one instead. The sides of the device are a matte finish and it features red trim around the edges and a matching red controller and nunchuk.

Continue reading: Say 'Hello' to the Wii Mini now that it is officially confirmed (full post)

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