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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 grosses record-breaking $400M in one day in the U.S. and U.K.

For the third year in a row, a video game in the “Call of Duty” series has broken the record for biggest product launch of all-time. This year’s record belongs to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The Activision-published / Infinity Ward-developed video game sold a franchise-best 6.5M copies (360, PS3, PC, Wii, NDS) […]

Nintendo partners with DreamWorks Animation for 3DS content

Nintendo has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to offer Nintendo 3DS owners access to original 3D shorts from the company. The first shorts feature characters from the Shrek and Aliens vs. Monsters franchises and will premiere on the Nintendo Video service this week [via THR]:

The Halloween-themed shorts, “Night of the Living Carrots,” […]

Nintendo drops price of Nintendo 3DS to $169.99

Nintendo of America today announced plans to drop the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS™ system to $169.99 in the United States, as new games based on some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises head to the system. The new price, down from the suggested launch price of $249.99 and effective Aug. 12, makes an outstanding value even better and sets up a strong holiday season for the system.

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Nintendo confirms release of Wii successor in 2012

Nintendo has confirmed that they will be releasing a successor to the Wii (rumored codename Project Café) in 2012. Here’s a brief statement from Nintendo’s Investor Relations page:

To whom it may concern:

Re: Wii’s successor system

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system […]

Avatar Trailer Breaks Record + Videogame trailer

avatar-082509Reaction may have been decidedly mixed towards the highly anticipated debut of the trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar last week, but the launch was a huge success for everyone involved — most especially Apple.com who exclusively hosted the trailer.  According to Apple, the trailer became the most-viewed ever on Apple.com, netting over 4 million streams in its 24 hours and thus shattering the previous record of 1.7 million streams.

Head on over the jump to read the press release.  Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, Ubisoft released the trailer for the videogame adaptation.  I’ve included that after the jump as well.

Avatar hits conventional, IMAX 3-D, IMAX 2-D, digital 3-D, digital 2-D, and 35mm 2-D theaters on December 18, 2009. Continue reading Avatar Trailer Breaks Record + Videogame trailer

Terminator Salvation Game Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in association with Equity Games Production and Halcyon Games, have announced that they will be releasing a new third-person shooter entitled Terminator Salvation – The Videogame in conjunction with the film’s release.

“‘Terminator Salvation – The Videogame’ allows players to battle for survival against Skynet enemies utilizing an incredibly […]

When Politics and Gaming Collide

Senator Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin as playable characters in the 360/PS3 game Mercenaries 2.

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Comic-Con 2008: More On “Watchmen” and Zack Snyder

Here are a few more details on the Watchmen film relayed via the various panels going on at Comic-Con.

At the panel for Watchmen, Snyder expressed his love of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel and said this: “There are a lot of other graphic novels out there, but I would love […]

Legendary Pictures To Co-Finance “Gears of War” Movie

Variety is reporting that Legendary Pictures has come on board to co-finance and co-produce the videogame adapation of Gears of War, from Microsoft and Epic Games.  The film will be directed by Len Wiseman, and Chris Morgan is writing the script. The film’s being targeted for a 2009 release.

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“The Dark Knight” Video Clips and Online Game + News on Videogame

Still craving Dark Knight content?  Comcast has an online destination promoting the movie, which includes a set of exclusive video clips that you can watch here.  While there, you can also scan through the various downloads, pictures and more.  Including an online game titled Gotham City Street Chase.  Here’s the premise behind the game:

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E3 2008: Nintendo Introduces MotionPlus

Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released, many have wondered if we would have truly have a one-to-one experience on the system (for instance, you move a sword, half-way, it moves half-way on the screen). Well, today announced a new plug-in perpheral for the Wii remote, currently called Wii MotionPlus, that “more quickly and accurately” reflect motions in a 3-D space.  Bring on the one-to-one Star Wars Lightsaber game!  The full press release follows after the jump.

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Gore Verbinski to direct Bioshock

Universal Pictures has signed Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Gore Verbinski to direct and produce an adaptation of the popular video game Bioshock, Variety reports.  John Logan (Aviator) is in talks to write the film’s screenplay.

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