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Video Games: Are You Going to Any Midnight Releases for New Video Games!

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Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3:  Release Date, November 8, 2011

Source of News:  The Viking View, Stephen Bowesox, November 4, 2011

Article:  New Video Games Hit the Market

According to the author, the  greatest number of new video game releases are expected out this winter, as never before experienced until now!  Included in the vast number of  games coming out are Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 (pictured), Batman:  Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed, Revelations, and Battlefield 3.

As you know, many retail establishments offer midnight releases of video games, so you can be in the first group of video game players to get your copy of the latest video game!  In this article the author mentions thats someone he knew went to a midnight release of Gears of War 3 to get this game.  

In addition to being one of the first to receive the new game, he participated in different fun events! For example, at the midnight release of Gears of War 3, video game players had the
chance to receive a free copy and also had free pizza!
 
Here is art for Gears of War 3.
 
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Gears of War 3:  Released September 20, 2011

If you do not already have Gears of War 3-- Here's what you can expect from the game.   In the epic finale of the Gears trilogy, Marcus Fenick returns to take on the remaining Locust horde. The Delta squad struggles to survive in a war-torn world, with Gears following.  However, hope to win the war is almost gone when the squad finds a way to end the war, once and for all. Take note that a lot of strategy is used in this game.

Ms. H's take:  Did you know that Gears of War 3 broke the record for the most pre-orders, and Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 is expected to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest multiplayer video game this year?  Of course, the real numbers will not be known until the year's end.  

I am excited about all the video game offerings!   If you have not already pre-ordered your new video game, why not go to a midnight release that may be happening in your area and join the fun activities, where available!!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:44

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Video Games: Pirates are Out and About for Halloween -- And for PC Games?

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PC Games Challenge -- To fight against pirating

Source of News:  The DePaulia, Tom Harrison

Article:  Anti-Pirating Software Punishes Customers - Not Pirates

Disclaimer:  I am confident that you are not a party to the actions described below.  In keeping with Halloween, I decided to use an article on pirating as a basis for my video game news today. .

As we all know, Halloween brings out lots of different costumed characters, including superheroes, villaiins, ghosts, pirates, and others.  Of these characters, my focus will be on the pirates.

The majority of time, pirates in the movies seek to find treasures, sometimes buried, sometimes not -- that belong to or is the inheritance of someone else, other than themselves.  Did you know this term can be used for the wrongful taking and use of PC video games?

According to the author of this article, pirating of PC games is unfortunately rampant.  Developers are now using Digital Rights Management (DRM) which is a  non-removeable anti-pirating software that limits the use of the content of PC games.  

The upside of this is if you play  video games mostly on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 instead of PCs, pirating is irrelevant. Also all PC games are not pirated.

For PC video game players,  companies are coming up with solutions to combat pirating. For example, there is a multiplayer PC game, "Team Fortress 2" by Valve Software that has been updated periodically for free. The free updates are unavailable to pirates, and  the legitimate version has more content than the PC game that may have been pirated previously.

Here is a scene from the Team Fortess 2 PC video game.  

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Team Fortress 2

Ms. H's take.  Pirating of PC games is wrong.  Let's see pirates in movies, television, and in fun Halloween costumes!

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Pirates of the Carribean  

Happy Halloween everybody!

Enjoy your Halloween festivities,  Be safe and have fun!  Remember to give treats -- No tricks!

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Ms. H

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:42

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Video Games: Lots of New Video Games Released This Week!

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Uncharted 3:  Drake's Deception -- Released November 1, 2011

Source of News:  RipTen, Garrett Hartman, October 30, 2011

Article:  New Video Game Releases, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5 (Uncharted 3 Edition)

This is a busy week for new video game releases! Whether you play your video games on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo WII, 3D, 3DS, PC/Mac or any other system, there is a new game that has either already been released, or will be released before the end of this week!  Of course, there will be more exciting, new video games released, as we get closer to the Holidays and beyond!

The article lists, by gaming system,  the following new video games released or to be released this week.

PlayStation 3

     Air Conflicts:  Secret Wars
     Cabela's Adventure Camp and Cabela's Survival:  Shadows of Katmai   
     Generator Rex:  Agent of Providence
     GoldenEye 007:  Reloaded and GoldenEye 007:  Reloaded (Double O Edition)
     Hasbro Family Game Night 4:  The Game Show and Hasbro Family Game Night:  Fun Pack
     Hydrophobia:  Prophecy
     NASCAR Unleashed
     NCIS:  The Game
     Sonic Generations
     The Haunted:  Hells Reach (PSN)
     The Lord of the Rings:  War in the North and The Lord of the Rings (Collector's Edition)
     Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (pictured above) and Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception (Collector's Edition)    
 
Xbox 360
   
     Cabela's Adventure Camp, Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Partty, and Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
     Generator Rex:  Agent of Providence
     Golden Eye 007:  Reloaded
     Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show and Hasbro Family game Night:  Fun Pack
     Motion Explosion
     MotionSports Adrenaline
     NASCAR Unleashed
     Sonic Generations
     The Haunted:  Hells Reach (XBLA)
     The Lord of the Rings:  War in the North and The Lord of the Rings (Collector's Edition)
     Twister Mania
     Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Wii   

     Cabela's Adventure Camp and Cabela's Survival:  Shadows of Katmai
     Gem Smashers
     Generator Rex:  Agent of Povidence
     Hasbro Family game Night 4: The Game Show and Hasbro Family Night:  Fun Pack
     Karaoke Revoloution:  Glee 3
     Monopoly Collection
     NASCAR Unleashed
     NCIS:  The Game
     Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
    Trivial Pursuit:  Bet You Knot It
    uDraw Disney Princess:  Enchanting Storybooks

PC   

    A Valley Without Wind
    Cities XL 2012
    The Lord of the Rings:  War in the North and The Lord of the Rings:  War in the North (Collector's Edition)
    
3DS
   
     Cars 2
     James Noir's Hollywood Crimes 3D
     Generator Rex:  Agent of Providence
     NASCAR Unleashed
     NCIS 3D:  The Game

DS     

     Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks
     Dora & Kat-Lan's Pet Shelter
     Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
     Team Umizoomi
     Zoobles!  Spring to Life!
     Zhu Zhu Babies

PSP  

     Fate/Exgtra
     Fate/Extra Limited Edition
     I Kill Zombies

According to the author of this article, the pick of the week is Uncharted 3:  Drake's Deception.    He describes Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception as being incredible, due in part to the engrossing story and top notch visuals.

Below is art  from a few of the new games released.

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NCIS:  The Game

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Lord of the Rings:  War of the North
 
     
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Cabela's Survival:  Shadows of Katmai

Ms. M's Take:  I am impressed with the large number  of exciting, new games coming out this week!

I enjoyed playing the prevous version of Uncharted 3.  Even though the current version is at the "top of the list",  I'm sure there are many other new video games that are just as interesting and enjoyable as well!

Let the video game playing begin!

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Ms. H

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:43

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Video Games: Are You Ready for Scary Halloween Video Games?

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Source of News:  Mashable Entertainment:  Chelsea Stark, October 29, 2011

Article:  Top 7 Scary Video Games To Play This Halloween

The author of this article lists the top 7 scary Halloween games you may want to play this Halloween as follow:

1.  Resident Evil:  The first Resident Evil game, which she says was different from the shooter zombies games the current Resident Evil game has morphed to. She described the first game as a "survival horror" game.

2.  Dead Space:  Dead Space, available on the Xbox 360, where reanimated aliens chase down the crew of a mining ship.

3.  System Shock 2:  A game similar to Bioshock. There are lots of monstrous enemies, which may include the character you are trying to protect.  On top of that, you have limited ammo.

4   Silent Hill 2:  The author is highlighting the second series, since she says is the scariest, with lots of dark spaces, and a few flashlights and limited weapons.

5.  Amnesia:  The Dark Descent:  In this PC game, the character has lost all memory, and is trying to regain it while exploring a twisted, nightmare castle.

6.  Doom 3 (pictured above):  This game is an action packed shooter for the PC and Mac.  In addition to having lots of scary sounds, sometimes you have to choose between a weapon and a flashlight as your only source of light.

7.  Fatal Frame III. The main character has dreams that eventually become more real  where ghosts abound.

Here are pictures for the video games.

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Resident Evil

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Dead Space

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System Shock

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Silent Hill 2

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Amnesia:  The Dark Descent

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Fatal Frame III

Of course, you may have your own list of the top 7 scary video games.  With so many video games available, I'm sure there are quite a number that would fall into the scary category!

Ms. H's take:  Of the games listed above, the one I played not too long ago was Dead Space.  I believe I played the demo, so the part I played did not seem scary to me.

I am a little surprised to see a WII game listed in the scary category.  The author states this game (Fatal Frame III) is more of a psychological thriller instead of an outright frightful video game! 

Maybe you have a favorite game you plan to play on Halloween.  If you do not yet have one, there are still a few days to get a game before the bewitching hours begin on October 31!

Happy pre-Halloween everyone!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:41

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Video Games: Cars 2 is Now Available for the Nintendo 3DS!

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Cars 2:  Now Available for Nintendo 3DS

Source of News: Financial Post, Business Wire, November 1, 2011

Article:  Disney Pixar's Cars 2: The Video Game is Now Available for the Nintendo 3DS

Disney has announced that Cars 2:  The Video Game  is now available for the Nintendo 3DS. 

According to Javier Ferreira, Senior Vice President of Publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group, Cars 2 in 3D will bring a sense of height and depth to the game -- just in time for the holidays.  This game is expected to bring eye-popping game play through  3D action.  Also you will be able to use "street pass" communication to  unlock and share skins. Additionally, Cars 2  features a multiplayer option for up to 4 players.

Here is a picture of the Cars 2 video game for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Cars 2 for the Nintendo 3DS

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Cars 2 is also available on the Xbox 360, Nintendo WII, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS as well as the PC and Mac.

Ms. H's take:   I saw the Cars 2 movie  a while back.  I'm interested to find out how the movie premise was integrated into the video game, especially in using 3D.

I recall the movie has a spy type theme with of course, racing at the forefront.  With these two combinations, and more, I  think a lot of creativity was used for the game play!  

I  like the fact that Avalance Software collaborated with filmmakers at Pixar Animation Studios in the development of Cars 2 for the Nintendo 3DS.  These creative collaborations should result in a fun game!  

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:43

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