Monday: November 30, 2009
- New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.
This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).
- Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.
But following the Wii's price cut in October, the console experienced a turnaround, surging to 127,000 units per week versus 93,000 units per week in September.
Tuesday: November 24, 2009
- Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.
Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.
- Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.
About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.
Thursday: November 19, 2009
- Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.
You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.
Monday: November 16, 2009
- Fifty of the worst video game voice acting moments that you've ever heard.
The entire video is worth watching just to get to the number three moment on the list (Mega Man 8). Dr. Light sounds a tad inebriated ('foiynd dat meat-e-oy'). Wow.
- Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.
I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!
- Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.
There's also a brand new trailer showing off some gameplay footage to go along with said announcement. You'll be playing the next installment of this beloved RPG franchise next year - March 9th, 2010 to be exact.
- Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.
Their verdict? You should buy this game if you're a fan of the original exploits of Mario and Luigi as they romp through the Mushroom Kingdom. Ars calls it a 'magical experience' and they expect this be on the sales charts for a long time.
Thursday: November 12, 2009
- Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.
The timing of the statement coincides with the release this week of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,' a highly anticipated Xbox 360 game. The game's release means big sales — but also sales of pirated copies, which are illegal.
Wednesday: November 11, 2009
- Twenty-five of your favorite video games recreated as dioramas.
I would seriously purchase some of these just to have them on my desk at work. There is an untapped gaming diorama business that someone is missing out on right at this very moment. Hey, wait a minute...
Monday: November 9, 2009
- Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.
Microsoft is teasing some brand new functionality as well as a makeover to some of the existing features from the first season. Aaside from the weekly MS points giveaways, the prizes seem to be of a bigger scale as well (HDTVs, laptops, etc).
- Announcement from Square Enix regarding Final Fantasy XIII coming on November 13th.
A mysterious anagram posted to the Square Enix was cracked very quickly via the Interwebs. The unscrambled anagram read 'Announcement Nov Thirteenth'. Hence, the news of an announcement regarding an announcement of a November 13th announcement.
Friday: November 6, 2009
- Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.
Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.
Thursday: November 5, 2009
- No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.
In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.