Heading out into the Black Friday fracas this weekend? Well, if you survive it, you might be able to nab one of these discounted retailer-specific Vita bundles. While the platform has been working this year to build up an audience, it's kind of hard to turn down a cheaper handheld with free games.
Best Buy will be offering a "Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified" bundle with a copy of the shooter, a crystal white Vita, and 4 GB memory stick. Amazon and Gamestop will be offering the same bundle with "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation," while Target's version is the slightly weaker deal with the superior "LEGO Batman 2" but the standard Vita color and no extra memory.
With the holidays just around the corner, we at MTV Geek want to help you out with your shopping lists! Here's our Official Gift Guide for the gamer who has it all!
Power-up Arcade Light Switch
This retro light switch cover turns any standard switch in your home into an awesome arcade stick and with buttons that make classic “PEW PEW” arcade sounds when they're pressed. It can also double as a gaming-themed nightlight to keep the boogeyman away. Read More...
Award-winning composer Winifred Phillips has been keeping busy. Besides contributing to or providing soundtracks for a handful of licensed game titles, she's also worked on "God of War," had tracks in "LittleBigPlanet" and its sequel, and most recently, composed the soundtrack for Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation," for the vita.
Ms. Phillips' work on that game's soundtrack has just earned her yet another award, this time from Hollywood Music in Media. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her work on "Liberation," bringing music to 18th century New Orleans, and finding the sound for the series' first female heroine.
Today, Spike TV announced the nominees for the 2012 Video Game Awards. “VGA TEN” will be hosted by none other than Samuel L. Jackson, and will feature exclusive world premieres as well as musical performances by Lincoln Park and Tenacious D. The best part? It will be streaming live on Xbox 360. Read More...
The roster for the upcoming brawler just got larger by two with the Sony's announcement that "Starhawk" hero Emmet Graves and "Gravity Rush" heroine Kat (pictured) would be joining the lineup as in early 2013. Both will be available for free for the first two weeks of their release, according to a post on the PlayStation blog.
By about the third campaign level of developer Clever Beans' "When Vikings Attack," I was ready to bail. The first few chapters in the crowd-based, object-tossing brawler, it felt like as I'd thrown my hundredth (likely thousandth) object at a mob of rowdy Vikings, the game had thrown the last of its tricks at me. But trust me on this: allow "When Vikings Attack" to emerge into the combat puzzle it was destined to be at around the midway point, and you'll find a furiously addictive little game.
Fans have lately been worried Capcom wouldn't be revisiting the Mega Man franchise. Thankfully, during a recent interview, Capcom laid those fears to rest, stating Mega Man is returning to our gaming machines.
Can someone explain the bunny thing to me? No, honestly, I'm curious. Are you into rabbits or the ears, or... (you're hot for rabbits).
Team Ninja has been fairly conservative in the designs for their "Dead or Alive 5" costume packs. I don't mean in terms of skimpiness, whatever opinion you may have of that. There's just not a lot of wild variation in styles or creativity. For instance, when "Tekken 6" was released, Namco Bandai commissioned famous manga artists to come up with alternate costumes for several of that game's fighters, very welcome deviations from the series' familiar styles. I kind of wish more developers would embrace that and "break" the cohesion of their existing style every once in a while.
You can check out screens and details for the new costume packs after the jump.
Sony continues to integrate their PS3/Vita experiences with the November 19th's 2.0 firmware update which will bring a slew of changes and fixes to the handheld while also launching the PlayStation Plus subscription/discount service for the Vita.
Superbot's massively multi-character brawler has gone gold for the Vita and PS3, and they're celebrating with a new trailer showing off the final boss, Polygon. The Super Smash Brothers-alike hits Sony's platforms (with cross-play) on November 20th.
Every PS3 copy of the game will include a code for the PS Vita version, showing Sony's desire to really increase the install base for their handheld heading into the holiday season, I guess. You can see the full lineup of 16 fighters over at Sony's official site.
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