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Project Natal has Support

posted Saturday Sep 26, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Project Natal has Support

Have you been as concerned about the viability of Project Natal as much as the rest of us? Well, Microsoft has helped us alleviate some oft hat fear with a press release naming some names of software supporters for Natal:

Among the elite publishers actively working on games for Project Natal are Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ Inc. and Ubisoft. Together, these publishers account for more than 70 percent of third-party software sales for this generation of console and most of the world's most recognized video game franchises.

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Wii Don't Need Your Money

posted Saturday Sep 26, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Wii Don't Need Your Money

This is the greatest major announcement, possibly ever. During Sony's press conference at the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo announced that they will be dropping the price on the the Wii to $199.99.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world's most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo's suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller, Nunchuk controller and Wii Sports software, and furthers Nintendo's mission to expand the gaming universe by making video games accessible to more and more consumers.

Of course, we all knew this was inevitable when Sony and Microsoft both dropped the prices on their consoles.

Were you waiting for a price drop before you purchased a Wii, or does this have no affect on your buying habits? Let us know in the comments section.

Xbox Live - Now with Features

posted Saturday Sep 26, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Xbox Live - Now with Features

At the Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft gave us a lot of information about where Xbox Live is headed, and answered a number of our questions and concerns.

Search is coming! Hooray! Ever since Xbox Live started getting crazy amounts of content, navigating through the long long lists of games, videos, themes, etc. With the addition of the Zune Marketplace to Xbox Live, we will see text searching. Obviously, the next question is, will they bring search to everything else? Xbox Live's Scott Austin, said,

We're always thinking about ways to improve our shopping experiences.

More Daredevil and Ghost Rider in the Works

posted Saturday Sep 26, 2009 by Scott Ertz

More <i>Daredevil</i> and <i>Ghost Rider</i> in the Works

Marvel is everywhere these days. Every time we turn around we seem to be talking about another Marvel movie. Iron Man 2 is coming soon, along with several other films in preparation for the Avengers film. Well, here are two unrelated films no one expected to see.

Daredevil, who had a hard go of things in his 2003 film attempt, will be getting a reboot, care of New Regency and Fox. A reboot for this franchise is not a bad idea, as the storyline of Daredevil itself is really interesting and could lend itself to a great motion picture, just not the one they released last time.

Ghost Rider, on the other hand, will be getting a sequel, despite terribly low ratings and a generally unappealing first film, care of Crystal Sky and Columbia Pictures. Nicholas Cage will return and try and salvage the role of Johnny Blaze in a direct storyline continuation to the first film.

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