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Microsoft “completely discounted Nintendo” when launching Xbox 360

When Microsoft were finalising their plans surrounding Xbox 360’s launch, they had been so focused on defeating Sony’s PlayStation 3 that they had mistakenly “completely discounted Nintendo.” That’s according to former Microsoft executive Peter Moore – now at Electronic Arts – who shared that they saw GameCube as such “a disaster” that they did...

Activision confirm no plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on Wii U

Well, colour us disappointed. It’s to be expected after missing out on last year’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but Activision have confirmed that “there’s no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.” In a new post on the Activision Games Blog, the publisher confirms that Beenox and Mercenary Technology are working to bring Treyarch’s ...

German retailer leaks Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Starter Set

German retailer Saturn look to have inadvertently leaked the Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Starter Set, ahead of any official reveal by Disney Interactive Studios. Taking inspiration from Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Starter Set will contain Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures, the Infinity Base, a Star Wars Play Set piece, and a web code to redeem the digital v...

Wii U purchasers name “Fun-Factor” as why they bought Nintendo’s console

Nielsen have shared a report in which they have investigated consumer adoption of the eighth console generation, polling an undisclosed number that have upgraded to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Notably 86 percent of those that bought a Wii U had previously owned a Wii, compared to 76 percent transitioning from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and 66 percent from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4. Asked as...

THQ’s cancelled Marvel’s The Avengers game uncovered

THQ were once developing a first-person co-op beat ’em up for release alongside 2012 blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers, as extensively uncovered by Unseen64. With THQ Studio Australia fronting development, pre-production began on the project in August 2010 – being destined for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and eventually ported to Wii U. Initially planned as a third-person action a...

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer features trailer drops in

Whilst we’re still itching to use our Hidden Blades as we wait for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s delayed Wii U release date to dawn, Ubisoft have treated us to a trailer that explores the game’s multiplayer features. Lead game designer for the multiplayer portion, Tim Brown, talks us through modes, perks, and abilities – a new addition being Time Phase, which slows...

Call of Duty: Ghosts review round-up

As Call of Duty time sweeps the globe, reviews have begun to drop in for Infinity Ward’s latest contribution to Activision’s long-running blockbuster franchise. Those interested to see what critics say can catch them all below, and if there are any that we’ve missed feel free to add them to the comments. * CVG – 7/10 * Destructoid – 5/10 * Digital Spy – 4/5 * ED...

Batman: Arkham Origins launch trailer disrupts Christmas

Europe may now have to wait a few more weeks for Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U, but with other console versions releasing tomorrow Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have unleashed the launch trailer upon the world. Outlining the “Personal Mission” that Bruce Wayne finds himself propelled upon, showing how one Christmas Eve is soon ruined due to the emerging threat of a group of ...

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag launch trailer charges into battle

We may have to wait slightly longer before we can conquer the Caribbean seas, but we can at least enjoy the launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag which Ubisoft have unleashed upon the world. It’s the cannons blazing, rum swigging, swashbuckling extravaganze that we could have probably anticipated, showcasing the expansive setting for the latest instalment in the now annual ...

Call of Duty: Ghosts launch trailer strikes

With two weeks until the blockbuster’s worldwide launch, Activision have unleashed Call of Duty: Ghosts launch trailer upon the world. Eminem’s “Survival” track rages in the background as we’re treated to explosions, collapsing buildings, falling trees, plenty of vehicular action, and that spectacular space sequence that we’ve been shown before. Oh, and the now ...

Ubisoft disappointed with Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends sales

Ubisoft have shared their disappointment with how Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends sales have performed since they respectively launched. Having amended their 2013 fiscal year sales forecast, largely in part to the Watch_Dogs delay, exchange rate fluctuation and lower than expected sales were also cited. That’s seen them drop their $1.94 billion income figure to $1.38 billion, a s...

Batman: Arkham Origins TV Spot emerges

With Batman: Arkham Origins descending upon the world next week, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have shared their rather inspired UK TV spot that will support the Dark Knight’s latest crime-fighting adventure. And it’s rather special indeed, depicting young Bruce Wayne’s rise from his somewhat haunting childhood to become the adept hero that we come to recognise today. Ba...

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