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Do YOU love NASCAR?

November 24th, 2011 Comments off

My wife is a HUGE fan of NASCAR, and Jeff Gordon specifically.  When she found out Activision is releasing a new game, she wanted to know all about it!

Activision’s NASCAR Unleashed Breaks Free From the Oval and Hits the Streets Today

Arcade Racing Action for NASCAR Fans of All Ages

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Get ready to experience blindingly fast arcade speed and over-the-top racing action as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.  (Nasdaq: ATVI), expands on the success of the NASCAR videogame franchise with NASCAR Unleashed. Now available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, the Wii from Nintendo and Nintendo 3DS, NASCAR Unleashed  has players breaking out of the oval tracks and onto the uneven pavement of city streets, idyllic countryside roads, pristine beachfront highways and more!

NASCAR Unleashed features 15 of NASCAR’s biggest names, including NASCAR Sprint Cup series drivers Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano. Players will take the wheel of growling, turbo-charged racing machines that will unleash their stock car fury on defenseless city streets. Familiar NASCAR tracks just waiting to be ripped apart include: Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedwayand Talladega Superspeedway. Lifelong NASCAR fans and those new to the sport will enjoy careening around the tracks before rocketing away from the grandstands to explore the wide open world, NASCAR style.

The gameplay features forgiving handling and virtually no rules, with the key being bashing and smashing opponents out of the way to earn the trophy. Drafting and power sliding around turns will be the most useful tools in a player’s arsenal; but with loose mechanics they should be vigilant for cars flying overhead in wicked Hollywood style crashes. The wild “Rival” feature turns up the heat: players must compete not only with the other racers but with a given “Rival” who is gunning to knock them out of the lead and to the back of the pack. Distinct game modes available for play include single player championship, time trial challenges, quick races and action-packed split screen multiplayer.

NASCAR Unleashed is now available on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 system, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS for $39.99 MSP. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. NASCAR Unleashed will also be featured in the Battle of the NASCAR Kids event taking place the weekend of November 18 at the Sprint Cup Championship race in Homestead-Miami. For more information please visit www.ActivisionUnleashed.com or join us on facebook.com/NASCARUnleashed.

Remember how Goldeneye made you feel on the N64?

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Activision Recruits Xbox 360 And PlayStation3 System Gamers to Become the Ultimate Mi6 Agent In GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that GoldenEye 00: Reloaded is now available in retail stores nationwide, allowing Xbox360 and PlayStation3 system gamers to experience the modern re-telling of the legendary GoldenEye film for the first time ever on their HD consoles.  GoldenEye 007: Reloaded was built on a brand new engine that delivers the gritty, lethal action of Daniel Craig’s James Bond at 60 frames per second with stunning visuals, lightning fast gameplay and the ability to play using the PlayStationMove sharp shooter.

“This is the epitome of a classic reborn,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing.  “We know that fans love the original GoldenEye film, so our team worked closely with the original screenwriter and film talent, along with the devoted developers at Eurocom, to create a modern reimagining tailor-made for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers around the world.”

Based on the original screenplay, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded introduces brand new ‘Mi6 Ops Missions‘ — new, distinct levels additional to the single-player campaign that span the varied environments from the story.  The game challenges players to complete different Assault, Elimination, Stealth and Defense objectives all showcased in HD and running at a smooth 60-frames per second.  GoldenEye 007: Reloaded takes multiplayer to new heights, maintaining and improving its renowned four-player split-screen action and adding full, adrenaline-pumping 16-player online matches with more maps, weapons, characters and game modes than ever before.

The game is brought to life with an updated story penned by the Hollywood screenwriter from the original GoldenEye film, Bruce Feirstein; the voices of Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench as ‘M’; and combat animations motion-captured by Daniel Craig’s film stunt double, Ben Cooke.

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is being developed by Eurocom under license from EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GoldenEyeGame or www.GoldenEyeGame.com.

Cabela’s releases more games!

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

If you’re not for all the moving around and shooting wild game using the PlaystationMove or the Wii, or the Kinect, Cabela’s (where I used to sell shoes!) has also released the new 3rd-person game Shadows of Katmai.  Read the Press Release below:

Activision Releases Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai

Chilling adventure for survival against all odds is now available

MINNEAPOLIS — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that its gripping 3rd-person survival adventure game Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai is now available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Wii system from Nintendo. The new harrowing adventure comes packed with the Top Shot Elite wireless controller and puts gamers in a fight to survive the harsh Arctic environment after a horrifying accident. From the electrifying single player campaign to the multiplayer shooting galleries, this is one of the most extraordinary Cabela’s adventures yet.

“With a brand new style of gameplay, an epic tale of perseverance, and its focus on survival, Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai represents a brand new chapter in the Cabela’s franchise,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing.

Players will answer the call of the wild as they take the role of bush pilot Logan James after he survives a horrific plane crash in the Arctic wild. Injured, isolated and in the middle of a hostile wilderness, Logan is cut off from all hope of rescue and it’s up to players to guide him to safety. In this heroic battle against deadly creatures and freezing weather, players must use all their survival skills and trek through a variety of environments as they use scavenged firearms and gear to stay alive. In addition, the game has a deep selection of shooting galleries for an endless amount of party fun.

Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai is available with the Top Shot Elite on Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 for $79.99 and Wii for $59.99. The game can be purchased separately on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99 and $29.99 on Wii. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, go to activisionhunts.com and please follow on Twitter @ActivisionHunts and Facebook – at Facebook.com/ActivisionHunts.

Call of Duty 3 Tournament

September 1st, 2011 Comments off

Want to win a million dollars?  You can’t…but you CAN win $400,000!!  Be in the Activision/Blizzard Los Angeles area this weekend for Call of Duty XP!

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the battleground for the Call of Duty $1 Million Tournament Presented by Xbox 360, set to feature a roster of top Call of Duty warriors in a colossal 32-team, single-elimination tournament for a record $1 million in cash and prizes.  Over September 2nd and 3rd, one victorious four-man crew will emerge victorious and walk away with $400,000 for first place and international acclaim as the world’s premiere Call of Duty players.  Four slots will be available onsite.  Tackle the Call of Duty: Black Ops gauntlet on September 2nd for your chance to win.  Gamers worldwide can pre-qualify for the remaining 28 slots now, but they’re pretty much all full.  All pre-qualification contests will utilize Call of Duty: Black Ops.  Successful pre-qualifiers will receive round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations to compete in the main event at Call of Duty XP.  See rules governing each pre-qualification contest for details.  A legion of top Call of Duty gamers.  Thirty-two slots.  Eight money winners.  One worldwide champion squad.

Tickets to the event are $150 and valid for both days (Sept 2nd and 3rd).  Your two-day pass includes: Admission to the venue for both days, September 2nd and 3rd, from 10am to 10pm.  Live musical performances both nights by some of the world’s hottest acts (Dropkick Murphys, Kanye West, etc).  Access to the spectacular opening ceremony featuring the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer.  Hands-on time with Modern Warfare 3 months before launch and numerous opportunities to compete for cash and prizes.  The chance to battle for a slot in the $1 million Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer tournament.  Team paintball frag-fests in a life-size recreation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Scrapyard level and other signature Call of Duty-inspired real-world experiences.  Access to the developers via exclusive panels and other Call of Duty intel.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition free upon release.  Attendee-exclusive Call of Duty goodie bag.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.  Sorry.

Check it out!  http://www.callofduty.com/xp/home