In case you were busy being the awesome human beings I know you all are, you might’ve missed out on some crucial Wii U information that Nintendo unveiled late last week. For starters, the console is coming on November 18th, and you’ll have two sets to choose from: the basic set, which retails for $299.99, and brings with it an 8GB console, GamePad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and sensor bar. No frills, since it’s more for the casual Nintendo fan. Like, if Nintendo were a band, you wouldn’t be their groopie, but you definitely enjoy their music. That’s who that set is for.
Then there’s the $349.99 deluxe set, which comes with everything the basic one offers as well as extra memory (32GB as opposed to 8GB) a GamePad charging cable, stands for the console and controller, and a copy of Nintendo Land. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Nintendo, this is for you. Check the Wii U’s launch window games, after the jump. READ MORE
The Doom 3 BFG Edition was unveiled just before E3, but there wasn’t any word on what the charge for admission would be for those of us who wish to get back to kicking heaps of demonic ass or when we could expect it. Now, that’s changed. The special edition, which brings with it improved visuals, 3D support, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, seven new levels and an armor mounted flashlight, is coming on October 19th for $29.99 on the PC and $39.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. I am so ready for this.READ MORE
According to The Verge, Microsoft could be launching a $99 Xbox 360 bundle that will require a two-year $15 monthly subscription. The bundle includes a 4GB console, a Kinect sensor, an Xbox Live Gold plan, and it could become available at official Microsoft stores (no word on its availability at other retailers yet) as early as next week. According to the report, Microsoft is using this as a competitor to similar services like the Apple TV and Roku. This doesn’t sound like a bad idea if you’re looking for a cheaper way to play games or watch movies and TV shows online. The only downside is should you cancel your plan there will be a termination fee that those who purchase the console and subscription separately don’t have to worry about. So how does this sound to you? Do you like the idea of paying less up front with a required monthly fee, or would you rather purchase it all separately and have the option to cancel your plan without any repercussions? READ MORE
If your wallet’s still hurting after all the Christmas gift-giving, an extra two bucks for the PSN version of Amy might be a big deal for you. Recently it was announced the game would be coming out next week for $12.99 on PSN and 800 MSP ($10) for XBLA. This caused a bit of confusion, so publisher Lexis Numérique clarified that the price difference is because of Microsoft’s wonky and totally pointless space currency.
Some fans of the game were a little upset that they were going to have to pay more for the game than their Xbox-based brethren, so now they’ve decided to leave it up to us, the consumer, to decide how all this is going to go down. You have two options: get Amy on Jan 10 for the original pricing, or have the PSN version’s price dropped but have the release postponed a bit. When you make up your mind how you’d like to have Amy, I suggest heading on over to the game’s Facebook page so you can partake in a poll. This is what democracy is all about people, so savor it.READ MORE
Our second trip to the lovely necropolis of Fortune City will cost less than our first, as it’s been revealed that Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will cost $40, as opposed to the full price its predecessor charged. Good thing too, because this game looks like much of the same, but with a few new weapons and the return of a slightly heftier Frank West. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I just would’ve liked to see them do something more with a franchise that has so much potential.
If anything, Off the Record looks like it’ll be just as ridiculous as Dead Rising 2, with plenty of crazy costumes for Frank to stuff his more expansive frame into. I’m sure that’s enough of an incentive for most people to return to the series. We won’t know for sure if Frank’s return is as glorious as his debut until the game releases sometime this fall for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. READ MORE