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New Way to Play Modern Warfare 2 on PS3?

by Bret Morace Jan 10, 2010 6:03 PM CST
filed under cool stuff, ps3

CTA Digital, known for their unorthodox Wii peripherals, is also extending their peripheral products to the PS3. At CES, CTA Digital showed off a full sized plastic rifle designed to play Modern Warfare 2 on PS3. Kotaku's Brian Crecente said the controller was awkward to hold, and the speaker and rumble on the rifle were weak.

[via Kotaku]

New Super Marios Bros. Wii Climbs Closer to 3 Million Sold in Japan

by Bret Morace Jan 8, 2010 4:05 PM CST
filed under industry, news, nintendo, wii

New Super Mario Bros. continues you to lead the Japanese charts with another impressive week selling 268,000 copies, and bringing the total number of copies sold in Japan to 2,708,000.

[via Kotaku]

Newest Xbox 360 On Demand Game is…Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

by Bret Morace Jan 5, 2010 4:58 PM CST
filed under dlc, microsoft, news, xbox 360

If you missed the game, Microsoft has added Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts to the Xbox 360 On Demand Library. The game is priced $19.99 (USD), and takes 6GB on your hard drive.

[via Kotaku]

MAG Beta is Having Issues

by Bret Morace Jan 4, 2010 7:44 PM CST
filed under news, ps3, sony

Zipper Interactive launched MAG's open beta today, and while some players have been able to connect and play, some can't even connect to the game at all. Zipper's community manager addresed this issue calling it a "server hiccup".  Dunham later posted, "Yes, we're having a server issue at the moment" and "We are in the midst of fixing it".

[via Kotaku]

Nintendo Continues Its Reign in Japan

by Bret Morace Jan 3, 2010 11:34 PM CST
filed under ds, hardware, industry, news, nintendo, ps2, ps3, psp, sony, wii, xbox 360

Media Create posted their hardware sales for the last full week of 2009 (December 21 - 27) . Remember, these are Japanese sale numbers.

Wii - 215,129

DSi - 113,984

PS3 - 110,159

PSP - 105,801

DSi LL - 81,430

DS Lite - 17,695

Xbox 360 - 6,489

PSP go - 4,192

PS2 - 3,747

(via Nintendo Everything)

Final Fantasy XIII Falls to Nintendo in Japanese Charts

by Bret Morace Jan 3, 2010 2:56 PM CST
filed under industry, news, nintendo, ps3, sony, wii

After a record-breaking debut, Final Fantasy XIII takes a step down to three Nintendo games as it plops to fourth in Japanese charts in it's second week on shelves.  Final Fantasy XIII moved 189,000 copies while the number one game, Super Mario Bros. Wii, moved 500,000. Final Fantasy XIII was Sony's only product in the Japanese Top Ten. The other nine spots were all claimed by Nintendo. Check it out after the break.


My Problem With Nintendo’s Wii


by Bret Morace Jan 3, 2010 2:20 PM CST
filed under editorials, features, nintendo, wii

I’m part of the problem. I bought a Wii. My excuse for buying the Wii is that Nintendo sold it to me as a system where I could play Zelda and Mario with these great new interactive controls. Now it is 2010, and my Wii has not been turned on since playing Resident Evil 4.

The Wii lured in the hardcore with Zelda and Mario but turned their backs on them as soon as USA Today came running to them to talk about Wii Sports and how it should be Game of the Year. Nintendo is filled with people who truly pioneered how we play and view video games today. They have the greatest talent arguably in the industry, but they don't use it. Nintendo could make a great game for Wii that I would enjoy, but they'd rather play to a casual audience and release a port of a DS game for their big Holiday release.


First Video Game Related Death of the Year

by Bret Morace Jan 3, 2010 1:13 AM CST
filed under news

9 Year Old Murdered Over Tony Hawk RideAlejandro Morales, 25, is in New York police custody for the murder of 9-year-old Anthony Maldonado. Anthony was visiting his uncle's apartment in Harlem. It was said Anthony was very excited about receiving a PlayStation and Tony Hawk Ride.

Anthony spent the night playing Ride with his relatives, and around 3 AM, two relatives made a snack run. Police believed an argument occurred over the game. The argument turned violent, and Anthony was stabbed multiple times by Morales. Anthony struggled to his uncle's bedroom, where there he collapsed. Anthony was rushed to St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, but the injuries were too great. Anthony died within the hour. Morales was quickly taken into custody.

Our thoughts go out to the Maldonado family here at Brave New Gamer.

[via NYDaily]

Amazon’s Bestselling Game Products of 2009

by Bret Morace Jan 3, 2010 12:56 AM CST
filed under microsoft, news, nintendo, ps3, sony, wii, xbox 360

Amazon released the best selling game products of 2009, and to no suprise the Wii dominated claiming nine of the top ten spots. The Xbox 360 claimed the nineth spot with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Sony's top selling game product on Amazon was also Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 at number 13.


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