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Amazon adds Streaming Video Service for Nintendo Wii Game Console

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:03:52 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched support for their Amazon Instant Video app on the Nintendo Wii game console. On November 18, 2012, Amazon released the app for the Nintendo Wii U game console and this latest support is for the previous model.

Amazon Instant Video has over 145,000 movies and TV shows available to watch. The app allows Amazon Prime subscribers to watch over 33,000 movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii game console. The Prime membership ($79 per year) gives upgrades on shipping and unlimited viewing of specific movies and TV shows.

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Blizzard Entertainment releasing an Art Book

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:11:47 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Blizzard Entertainment announced that they would be releasing a 350-page book containing almost 800 pieces of artwork from their video games such as Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. Insight Editions is the publisher of the new The Art of Blizzard book. The artwork will cover some of the company’s never-before-seen work on unpublished projects.

In Southern California, at Gallery Nucleus, a special engagement will be held on January 12, 2013 between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The event will celebrate the release of The Art of Blizzard book. Over 60 pieces of artwork will be on display at Nucleus until February 3, 2013. A $5 entrance fee at the door will be required, but if guests dress up in costume, they can get in at no charge.



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Cloud Video Game Play coming to Google TV

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:22:43 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Ubitus Inc. announced that they would be bringing console and MMO video games to play through Google TV. The company will be demonstrating their cloud gaming technology for the Google TV platform at the 2013 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) this week.

As bandwidth quality continually improves, Ubitus sees the potential for delivering video games over the Internet directly to TV sets, which the company considers a central component for home entertainment. Lags in streaming intensive video games smoothly have hindered full integration of cloud gaming services to TV sets. Ubitus claims to have overcome this problem.

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Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:07:01 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ launch generates over $500 Million in Sales

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:34:24 +0000

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(Best Syndication News ) - Over $500 million in sales were generated during the first 24 hours after the release of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision Publishing, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), made the announcement based on Chart-Track information and internal company estimates.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc., said that they believe Call of Duty is the largest entertainment launch of the year, and also the largest over the last four years. Kotick points out that the Call of Duty franchise exceeded box office sales of movie like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Despite the successful launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Kotick said due to the challenging macro-economic environment that the company is still cautious for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

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MSI introduces GX60 Gaming Laptop that can use Three External Monitors

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:50:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - MSI is launching the new GX60 laptop computer that has the ability to connect to three external monitors. The laptop was designed for video game enthusiasts that want to have a super-wide angle ultra HD experience. The video game can be display over the three monitors to give more exciting game play.

The laptop includes the AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor that has the HD7660G display function. The latest AMD HD7970M discrete graphics card with 256-bit memory bandwidth and 2GB GDDR5 display memory comes in the laptop. The Eyefinity three monitor output allows for the multi-screen display. The SteelSeries keyboard is designed for a lot of use. There is a SSD Super RAID with an mSATA interface. The Audio Boost is the best available sound option available for laptops. The earphone jacks are gold-plated for the best sound quality. The main system memory is able to handle up to 16 GB.

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Activision announces release of new Pitfall! Mobile App - Revamped 1980's Classic Video Game

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:09:06 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Remember the 1980’s? Back in 1982, Activision had captivated video game players with Pitfall! on the Atari 2600 game console. This video game had Pitfall Harry swing across crocodiles, jump over logs, and avoid falling into pits in the jungle. Today, Activision announced that they have released a new version of the classic video game with their Pitfall! App that will work on the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The video game was developed to work with the new technology at Activision's new Leeds, UK-based studio The Blast Furnace™. With the new technology, the Pitfall! game will be revamped for today’s gamers, but will keep elements of the classic game, such as the crocodiles, rope swings, gold bars, cobras, and diamond rings. The new version of Pitfall! will have 3D visuals with the ability to shift camera perspectives. There also will be vehicles and mine carts with a variety of challenges that the player will face.

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Samsung Cloud Gaming Service demonstrated at E3

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 03:44:17 +0000

(Best Syndication News) - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a new cloud video game service that will work on their 2012 Smart TV sets and their 2012 LED 7000 TV sets. Samsung has partnered with Gaikai, a cloud-based video game provider, to offer Samsung TV owners another venue of entertainment. The new service will be offered in the US and is called “Samsung Cloud Gaming.”

Samsung will offer AAA video games and family-friendly ones too. Samsung said that the quality is the same as state-of-the-art game consoles. The service works in such a way that the consumer does not have to download any video games. They decide which video game to play and within a minute, they are playing it.

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Nintendo Wii U GamePad Sneak Peak at E3

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:35:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Nintendo will be demonstrating features of their Nintendo Wii U GamePad at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) that is going on this week in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, the company will reveal even more about the Nintendo Wii U and how it works. On Sunday, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata, gave a presentation of the features of the Wii U and how it can connect users in the same room and across the world. Social networking is one of the big features of this electronic device.

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Microsoft unveils the “Nike+ Kinect Training” Workout Program for the Xbox360

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:01:56 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. and NIKE Inc. unveiled the “Nike+ Kinect Training” home fitness program that will only be available on the Xbox 360 using the hands free Kinect controller. The announcement was made today at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), which is going on in Los Angeles this week.

The home fitness-training program is able to track a person’s movement and the program will analyze how the body moves and look for areas that could be improved upon. The fitness program is tailored to each person to improve strength and athleticism.

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Xbox 360 now supports Amazon Instant Video with new App

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:46:36 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Amazon Instant Video on the Xbox 360 platform. The Xbox360 owner needs to have and Xbox LIVE Gold member to install the app on the game console. Owners of the Kinect can navigate the video using their voice and hand gestures. Those without Kinect can use the Xbox remote to navigate the app.

The new Xbox 360 app also works for Amazon Prime customers that can view over 17,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime membership is a yearly subscription that gives shipping discounts and use of other services offered by Amazon.com including a video library.

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GameStop adds Android Tablets to Store Shelves

Mon, 28 May 2012 20:53:33 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - GameStop (NYSE: GME) announced that they are now carrying Android tablets at over 1,600 of their retail locations beginning this Memorial Day weekend. To get the word out they have some discounted prices on the Acer Iconia Tab A200 for $299.99 through June 2, 2012.

Other tablets that GameStop has available are the ASUS Transformer Prime is $499.99, ASUS TF300T for $399.99, and the Toshiba Excite 10 for $449.99. The retailer is also selling refurbished Apple iPad tablets. More tablets are also being carried by the retailer.

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Celebrities Galore at 2012 International CES

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:52:57 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - This year, many celebrities will be at booths to promote products as well as to entertain attendees during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is being held January 10 – 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the hype of the celebrity appearances, the tradeshow remains an important event for electronic companies to announce new consumer products. The 2012 CES tradeshow is for business professionals that are involved in consumer electronic products.

Singer Justin Bieber will be at the 2012 CES show to help unveil the new TOSY entertainment Robot from TOSY Robotics. The booth is at the Robotics TechZone at the LVCC South Hall at booth numbers #21964, 21968, 22064, 22066 and 22068. The presentation with Justin Bieber is scheduled for January 11, between 1 – 3 pm.

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Target expands Electronics Trade-in Program

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:21:13 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced that they will be expanding their electronic trade-in program to include more items and will be available at 1490 stores that have Target Mobile centers in them.

The new product categories accepted for trade-in now include calculators, DVDs, iPods, iPads, iPHones, cellphones, Nintendo DS units, and video games.

Trade-in value is then assessed at the store per each transaction. Target will determine the condition of each item that is wanted to be traded in. The person trading in the electronics will then get a prepaid Target card for the trade-in value of the item. The Target card can go pay for the next shopping trip at the store.

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Star Wars themed Xbox 360 Bundle unveiled at Comic-Con International

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:48:22 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft along with Lucas Arts unveiled a limited-edition Star Wars themed Xbox 360 game console bundle during the 41st annual Comic-Con event. They revealed the customized game console bundle during a panel presentation today.

The Star Wars Xbox 360 game console bundle comes with the 320 GB game console with a R2-D2 color theme. The game console has custom Star Wars movie sounds when using it. The Kinect sensor is white, while the Xbox 360 controller has a gold C-3PO color. Games bundled with the Star Wars Xbox 360 include “Kinect Adventures” and “Kinect Star Wars.”

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Ford Focus and Fiesta vehicles for The Sims 3 video game is a free download

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:43:42 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Ford announced that they have a free virtual download on the Sims3 website of their Ford Focus and Fiesta cars. Ford had their vehicles available for the Sims 2 video game but now have free downloads for the latest version of the life simulation video game. Ford says that their virtual vehicles have been downloaded 8 million times for The Sims video games.

You have to have the Sims 3 video game to use the Free downloads are for the Hatchback, 2011 Fiesta Sedan and Fiesta Urban Streetscape. Inside the Urban Streetscape package, there is Fiesta Urban Style graffiti, Never Get Lost Again street sign, Maid o' Meter parking space with meter, and a Hot Stuff Crossing.

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Nintendo Co., Ltd (PINK:NTDOY) Microsoft ( NASDAQ:MSFT) Higher Sony (NYSE:SNE) Lower

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:32:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Woes at Sony continue to push their share price lower while a new announcement from Nintendo helps bolster their stock value (see comparison chart below). Microsoft was also higher.

The share price of Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (PINK:NTDOY) jumped 0.25 (0.91%) to $28.17. It continued to gain in after hours, up another five cents (0.16%) to $28.22.

The company unveiled their new video game system, the Wii U, in Los Angeles today. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo global president, was onstage demonstrating the device that looks part-tablet and part-game console. The Wii U incorporates a touch screen similar to a tablet.

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Nintendo Wii U system announced at E3 Expo

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:28:10 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) -Nintendo unveiled the new Wii U system at the E3 Expo tradeshow which is going on this week in Los Angeles. The new video game console is expected to become available in 2012.

The new Nintendo Wii U video game console will have a new kind of controller. The controller looks like a combination between a controller and a tablet. The tablet has a display screen that will interact with the television screen. It has touch screen capabilities that will work with games by themselves as well. Examples given were drawing pictures on the controller and playing a video game, or an electronic version of the board game Othello.

The game controller also has a built in camera that will let you video conference. It is an interesting concept. Watch below the unveiling of the Nintendo Wii U at the E3 Expo.

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PlayStation Network Status – Finally working across the United States

Sun, 15 May 2011 21:29:18 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Sony has finally re-opened their PlayStation Network throughout the United States. Late yesterday the service was only available in a few states, but today that has changed. All 50 states have service with a caveat.

“Notice: If your state is illuminated but your service has not yet been restored, please be patient – it can take a little while for the servers to populate fully,” the company said Sunday. “We will update users as soon as possible when the remainder of the service is accessible,” they added.

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PSN Update V3.61 – Passwords need to be changed

Sun, 15 May 2011 04:50:01 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Sony’s announced that users of their PlayStation Network (PSN) will be required to change their password.

Some will receive an email with a link to change their account. “If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN,” Sony said in a statement Saturday May 14th 2011.

Besides a new password, the online gaming network will be updating their software and will require users to up-date their software (v3.61). This up-date is “mandatory”.

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