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Nintendo bundles Wii with Skylanders Giants, Just Dance 4 on Nov. 4

Daniel Perez | Oct 24, 2012 9:02 AM CDT

The Nintendo Wii U will be released in just under a month, but Nintendo has stated that they're still going to be dedicated to its Wii console even after the Wii U launches. With today's news, it's apparent Nintendo is doing its best in order to make the Wii even more of a bargain for parents who may want to give their children a game console, but don't need the latest and greatest.

Nintendo announced today they'll be offering two separate bundles for its Nintendo Wii that will bundle two games that will be on nearly every kid's list this holiday season: Just Dance 4 and Skylanders Giants.

Both Nintendo Wii bundles will come with the Wii console and a copy of the game highlighted in the bundle. The Just Dance 4 bundle will come with a white Wii console, Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk and will retail for $129.99. The Skylanders Giants bundle will come with a blue Wii console, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk, a Portal of Power, two Skylanders characters and an exclusive Giant Skylander and will retail for $149.99

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Borderlands Legends for iOS leaked; Coming in October

Daniel Perez | Oct 23, 2012 2:22 PM CDT

Borderlands 2 has been available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 for over a month now, but with Gearbox Software already releasing a new piece of DLC last week, we're sure many of you are still fighting across Pandora looking for loot and to kill Handsome Jack. But what if you could take everything you love from Borderlands with you while you're on the go on your mobile device? Then I'm sure you'll be one of the millions of people around the world who will be excited to hear Borderlands is coming to iOS very, very soon.

According to an ad that was leaked in Borderlands 2's digital strategy guide, it looks as though a Borderlands-inspired iOS game is currently in the works called Borderlands Legends. Better yet, the ad says the game will be "coming in October" which means the game should be released very soon.

The ad for Borderlands Legends says the game has been designed for mobile and tablet devices and will have you play as the heroes from the original Borderlands. Players will take on wave after wave of enemies in order to collect in-game cash and experience which can be used to purchase new weapons, level up your character and unlock new skills and abilities. Seeing as the characters are from Borderlands, take the phrase "new skills and abilities" to mean skills and abilities they were already capable of.

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Xbox SmartGlass releasing alongside Windows 8 on Oct. 28th

Daniel Perez | Oct 23, 2012 10:27 AM CDT

Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass was first announced at this year's E3 and it blew away the majority of the gaming & tech community as not only would it serve as a companion application that allows for your Windows-powered devices to interact with your Xbox 360, but it will also play well with iOS and Android devices, too. The wait for Xbox SmartGlass is nearly over as it'll officially launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26th.

Xbox SmartGlass will first be made available as a built-in add-on to Microsoft's Surface RT and other Windows 8 tablets that can be accessed within Windows 8's "Games" section. You'll then be able to use your Windows 8 tablet as a second screen or event a controller, depending on what game you're accessing at the time. Think of the Wii U, but without needing to buy a completely new console.

Microsoft has announced a handful of games and applications that will have SmartGlass integration when Windows 8 launches on October 26th like Dance Central 3, ESPN, HBO GO and NBC News to name a few.

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Australian retailers begin preparation for R18+ classification for games

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 23, 2012 1:29 AM CDT

We're nearly here, folks! The Classification Board has started working with Australian retailers to get them ready to introduce the new R18+ classification in January 2013.

The Board are working with retailers, getting training programs into place, making sure that staff are prepared for the changes to happen in January. In an update from the iGEA, CEO Ron Curry has said that JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Dick Smiths Electronics, Big W, Ebay Australia, Kmart and Target have already had meetings with the Classification Board and had discussions about the new signage that will be placed around the retailers' stores when the R18+ rating is live.

There is one big retailer that hasn't had discussions yet, and that's EB Games. EB have a future date set up for discussions of similar issues. Video Game Assessors are also set to take part in new training through information sessions provided by the Classification Branch in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Hero Academy to receive Shaolin team, Challenge Collection in November update

Daniel Perez | Oct 22, 2012 2:52 PM CDT

Robot Entertainment's hit free-to-play iOS game, Hero Academy, has been receiving regular updates ever since it was released earlier this year. When it was first released, only the Council and Dark Elves, but within months, we had The Tribe, Dwarves and Team Fortress 2. You would think that would be good enough for Robot Entertainment, but today, they announced a new team will be making its way to the Hero Academy stage next month.

The new team that will be released this November is called the Shaolin team and they will focus more on combinations as the more you attack with individual Shaolin units, the higher the amount of damage your team will inflict on the opposing team. Not only that, but the Shaolin team's heroes can reduce the strength of the opposing team, which makes them quite the serious team to go up against.

As is customary when new teams are introduced, a new map inspired by the Shaolin team will be put into rotation once the update goes live next month as well as new avatars and Shaolin team-specific challenges.

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BioShock Infinite's latest trailer "Beast of America", will only make you want to play it that much more

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 21, 2012 11:29 PM CDT

I'm an old school PC gamer, and enjoyed the days of Quake, Total Annihilation and System Shock 2. BioShock is a spiritual kind of successor, and was a great game - not as good as SS2, but for today's Call of Duty clones, it was great.

BioShock 2 felt like a let down, but BioShock Infinite... well, it's shaping up to look quite delicious indeed. The latest trailer for the Irrational Games-made first-person shooter is here, and shows off some great in-game footage.

There's a bunch of swinging in the air with your Sky-Hook, rescuing your lady friend, and a show of that huge city in the sky, Columbia. BioShock Infinite is set to hit the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 26, 2013.

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Mass Effect 4 won't involve Shepard, "the trilogy is over"

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 20, 2012 11:47 PM CDT

BioWare Montreal producer, Fabrice Condominas, sat down for a chat with VG247 where he discussed that the studio feels Commander Shepard has had his time to shine in Mass Effect, and that it's now time for another character to take the lead in Mass Effect 4. He says:

There is one thing we are absolutely sure of - there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over.

In a response to a question of what features the fourth outing in the Mass Effect world would include, Condominas replied with:

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Rockstar wants your help with Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 20, 2012 12:54 AM CDT

Rockstar wants your help with their upcoming sure-to-sell-millions, Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V is set to use the new Crews which popped its head up with Max Payne 3. Crews are groups of Rockstar Social Club members who form persistent teams and compete online together.

Rockstar doesn't consider Crews a finished product, and they want your help with it. Rockstar have said:

Whether it's suggestions for competitive in-game Crew features in Multiplayer, new ways to manage and recruit, ideas for enhancing Social Club Crew pages and leaderboards, things you did and didn't like about Crews in Max Payne 3, or any thoughts at all related to Crews really that you'd like to share - we're all ears. We'd especially love to hear from current Crew members and leaders so that we can continue making our unique approach to persistent team based Multiplayer as fun as it can be in GTAV.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath gets its first Reddit-exclusive image

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 17, 2012 10:18 PM CDT

The first image of the upcoming expansion to Battlefield 3 "Aftermath" has hit Reddit, as a timed exclusive. You can see in the photo that one of the guys is holding a crossbow, which is going to be very, very interesting in-game.

"crash7800" which is Battlefield 3's Community Manager on Reddit, pointed out the crossbow, stating in a post "quake environment, survivors are modifying weapons what they get their hands on to work. The crossbow is one example, but vehicles will see more of this kind of treatment as well... :D".

Using the great words of Jim Carrey, alllllrighty then! This is going to be great if DICE can pull this off - the management of weapons in-game, would make the first-person shooter feel much more like Team Fortress 2, and that can only be a good thing. Now, if only my Origin account wasn't hacked, with EA not returning any of my messages about it, I'd be playing Battlefield 3 more. For now, I'll just salivate over this image of Aftermath.

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Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller lasts up to 80 hours, won't be backwards compatible

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 17, 2012 5:31 AM CDT

Nintendo's Wii U Pro Controller is set to sport a battery life of around 80 hours from a single charge, according to Gamestop and Amazon. Coming from the current PS3 controller for example, that only lasts 20-25 hours from a single charge, this is some great news for gamers.

Nintendo haven't publicly announced this number, but retail giants Amazon and GameStop are using the specs in their product description, which probably came from Nintendo in the first place:

Your games, your way. However you think of your gaming style - hardcore, old school, or purely nostalgic - the Wii U Pro Controller puts you in the game. Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you've come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games - from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller. Not compatible with the Wii system or games.

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