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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.

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter in time for Holidays!

November 19th, 2011 Comments off

Activision’s Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party and Cabela’s Adventure Camp Are Available in Stores Now!

The Cabela’s Franchise Introduces Two New Motion-Based Family Games in Time for the Holidays

MINNEAPOLIS — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) creates an exciting suite of family fun with two new motion gaming titles for the entire household as Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party and Cabela’s Adventure Camp releases in stores tomorrow.

Packaged with the first-of-its-kind Top Shot Sport controller, Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party has been developed exclusively for Xbox 360 and the Kinect for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Cabela’s Adventure Camp, a stimulating title for people of all ages, is available for Kinect for Xbox 360, the PlayStationMove for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Wii system from Nintendo.

“Both Cabela’s Adventure Camp and Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party give families a new way to play together on Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStationMove and Wii,” said Pat Kelly, Senior Vice President of Studios at Activision Publishing. “We’re also proud to bring the Top Shot Sport peripheral to the Kinect, as an industry leading concept, designed to help gamers fully experience and enjoy Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party.”

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party is a unique arcade-style hunting game composed of a series of shooting galleries where both the player and the Top Shot Sport are the controller. The game tracks total body movement as players shoot, dodge and duck their way through a variety of obstacles while grabbing power-ups. Gamers will also explore a variety of environments as they battle with some of the world’s most dangerous animals. The immersive gameplay also provides competitive entertainment for up to four friends in hot seat multiplayer.

Cabela’s Adventure Camp includes motion-based outdoor activities that send players straight to summer camp, regardless of the season! With Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStationMove and Wii support, players will lose themselves in summer time activities such as: Thrill Hill Biking, Wild River Kayaking, Full Throttle Wave Riding and more. Adding side-splitting high jinks to the mix, interactive griefing allows idle players to join in on the fun by knocking down trees and rocks. The brisk gameplay and fantastic variety keep everyone animated, excited and having a good time!

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party and Cabela’s Adventure Camp will be available November 1, 2011. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party is bundled with the Top Shot Sport peripheral for $69.99. Cabela’s Adventure Camp is $39.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $29.99 for Wii. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party is rated T for Teen and Cabela’s Adventure Camp is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information, go to activisionhunts.com and please follow on Twitter @ActivisionHunts and Facebook – at Facebook.com/ActivisionHunts.

Wipeout 2 Announcement

August 18th, 2011 Comments off

 

Get Ready For More Thrills, Spills, and Fun With Activision’s Wipeout 2

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 — Based on the ABChit show Wipeout and continuing the tradition of wickedly entertaining family fun, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group announced today Wipeout 2, the latest release in the hit video game franchise coming this holiday season for the Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ from Nintendo, Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and PlayStation®Move for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system.

Wipeout 2 will offer updated, outrageous course designs across all platforms with obstacles and effects taken straight from the show’s summer and winter seasons.  Players must navigate around snow, ice, foam, and fan-favorite obstacles like the Sucker Punch Wall and Big Balls; which are making their triumphant returns alongside more than 50 others.  Extended gameplay on all systems encourages even more interaction and participation with family and friends.  Once again, all the wild and crazy action is narrated by the show’s hostsJohn Anderson andJohn Henson.

“I’m excited that the video game series is evolving just like our show,” saidMatt Kunitz, Wipeout’s Creator and Executive Producer. “Players will experience all the fun of the new winter and summer courses without being sore in the morning!”

Particular attention is being paid to making every platform experience unique with ramped up excitement that engages gamers like never before.  Freshly revised controls makes for intuitive and easy to use motion-based gameplay for Wii owners.  The PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 titles will offer gamers the ability to taunt and toss paintballs and snowballs at family and friends while they run the course.  Handheld gaming will finally become a communal experience with pass and play ‘Hot Seat’ participation for up to 4 players with Nintendo 3DS players also seeing their graphics taken to a whole new dimension.  No matter how players choose to enjoy, the crazy and hilarious fun is taken to wild new heights with Wipeout 2!

“Working with ABCon the Wipeout titles has been a tremendous success,” said Nicole Armstrong, Activision Publishing. “Their integration of the game series into the show has been outstanding and their contributions to the game make it truly appealing for fans. We look forward to bringing more great Wipeout experiences to families.”

Wipeout 2 on Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 will be available this holiday season. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions have been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 versions have been rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.

Watch Wipeout Thursdays at 8/7c onABC

iNintendo Review – The Last Story

July 15th, 2011 Comments off

iNintendo reviews The Last Story

A small preview of the review…

“Two tiresome JRPG mechanics have been done away with in The Last Story: turn based battles and random encounters. The Last Story is an action RPG that plays very similarly to The Legend of Zelda; players have complete control over Elza in the midst of a battle, and are able to auto attack by getting close to an enemy, guard by holding B, and perform various special attacks. Elza will have anywhere from one to six additional members in his party – sometimes they’re his mercenary friends, Kanan, or even Ruli City knights that join for a short period.”

Full Review Here

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Reggie Fils-Aime E3 2011 Interview

July 5th, 2011 Comments off

Forbes interviewed Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime at E3 2011

A portion of the interview:

David Ewalt: How do you explain the Wii U to people who haven’t had a chance to play with it?

Reggie Fils-Aime: What we are doing with Wii U is creating an ability for games to leverage two different screens; the big screen in your room, and the smaller handheld screen in front of you. By doing so it opens up all of these different experiences. The experience I use to describe it to someone is to imagine a first person shooter, where instead of constantly having to look at the screen, now I’ve got things happening all around me.
It’s a great experience. I don’t think it’s going to be a hard sell. I think that communicating to consumers through the magic of the second window, you can have a totally unique experience, with another player still in the room… I don’t think it’s a difficult sell.

Read the full interview…