Category Archives: America
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 09:29 BST
NetherRealm’s first non-Mortal Kombat game performed well at retail in the US during April, topping the charts as the best-selling title in an otherwise lacklustre month.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 08:38 BST
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map Nuketown 2025 has been re-created in its entirety at the Paintball Explosion park in Illinois. The company has posted video footage of players running around the map and splattering each other silly.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 06:58 BST
US vice president Joe Biden has said there’s no legal objection to imposing a tax on violent media.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 01:12 BST
Sony has unveiled a new PlayStation 3 retail bundle with some pretty impressive pack-ins.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 16:39 BST
Despite launching later in the month, BioShock Infinite was the best-selling game in the US in March.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 23:20 BST
This month’s NPD Report drops today, with Microsoft the first to spill details. The platform holder shifted 261,000 Xbox 360 consoles over the course of the month.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 09:57 BST
The United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California has extended a law suit levied at EA Sports surrounding its NFL, NCAA, and AFL licenses, amid claims that the company breached antitrust laws, along with California consumer protection laws.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 00:55 BST
New Jersey assemblywoman Linda Stender has proposed a state bill prohibiting public spaces like cinemas and bowling alleys from hosting arcade games rated Mature or Adult’s Only. But put down your pitchforks; according to Kotaku, the ESRB doesn’t actually rate coin-operated arcade machines, so assuming this bill was passed, it would have absolutely no effect on anything, anywhere. Hopefully someone will highlight this issue for Stender before she puts her bill before other lawmakers.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 23:04 GMT
Atlus has dropped us a line to let us know that Persona 4 Golden is $10 off across Canada and the US for two weeks only. The PS2 Classic remake is one of the Vita’s best-selling titles, and certainly its highest-rated.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 22:29 GMT
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 23:55 GMT
This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is a bit light on full games, but offers a wide variety of bundles and add-ons as well as the Defiance beta for Plus subscribers.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 20:11 GMT
Nintendo is moving its North America Direct Consumer Communications team from New York City to its Redmond headquarters where it will be merged with its Network Business Department. NoA spokesperson Charlie Scibetta told Kotaku the move will help “provide better digital offerings and services for consumers.” Other Nintendo staff unrelated to DCC will remain in New York in a new, smaller office close to the Nintendo World Store.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 16:00 GMT
Wii U moved 66,000 units in the US last month according to NPD data released in a Macquarie Capital analyst note. According to the note, the system came in last place in sales, with Xbox 360 moving 302,000 units and PS3 263,000 units. The firm felt Wii U showed well with 45% growth month-over-month, with the Deluxe model showing an 70% increase in consumer demand. Thanks GI International.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
While traditional retail sales continued their downwards trend, the NPD Group’s February report showed the Xbox 360 still triumphant on its home ground, and a handful of new releases interrupting the Q1 quiet.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 21:09 GMT
GameStop president Tony Bartel has told Forbes that sales of Wii U have been “slower than expected” now that the Christmas boom has passed; however, the executive feels titles in the current pipeline will help renew interest.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 05:29 GMT
Nintendo of America’s official Pokémon Twitter made an interesting comment on Twitter overnight, promising “exciting news for Pikachu fans coming up tomorrow”. AllGamesBeta suspects the Pikachu-themed 3DS XL may be making its way to North America, and after looking at the teaser image, it certainly seems possible.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 12:40 GMT
Ex-GameStop VP of corporate communications and public affairs Frank Christopher Olivera has been charged with fraud in US federal court, after funnelling over over $1.7 million from the retailer. He faces 51 months in prison.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 22:46 GMT
US publisher XSEED has answered the fervent prayers of Operation Rainfall by confirming release of the final JRPG in the Wii’s holy trinity, Pandora’s Tower.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 08:29 GMT
Eurogamer Network has undergone a name change to reflect its recently global expansion into new territories. Say hello to Gamer Network.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 10:11 GMT
Survey group Harris Interactive has conducted a poll that suggests 58% of adult Americans believe there is a correlation between teenage violence and violent videogames.