The 2012 GiN Game Of The Year Nominees

The ballots have all been counted, and here are the five nominees in each category for the 2012 GiN Game of the Year Awards. Congratulations to everyone who worked on a game that earned a spot on the ballot this year. For all our voters, don’t forget to cast your final ballot for the overall winner in each category. Last year we had more than 100,000 votes cast, so be sure you’re ballot is in there. Voting is, as always, free. Lots of people worked really hard to bring us these great games. Show them we care! And when you’re … Continue reading The 2012 GiN Game Of The Year Nominees

Skylanders Series Hits One Billion In Retail Sales

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced that together Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants have generated more than $1 billion in retail sales worldwide, inclusive of toys and accessories — and the franchise reached this milestone in just 15 months. In 2012, the combined sales of Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure toys out-sold the top action figure lines in the U.S. and Europe, including Beyblades, Star Wars and Transformers. Additionally, through January 2013, more than 100 million Skylanders toys have been sold at retail. "The Skylanders franchise became the first kids’ … Continue reading Skylanders Series Hits One Billion In Retail Sales

LEGO Lord Of The Rings Launches

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group today announced the launch of LEGO The Lord of the Rings for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii system and Windows PC. Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players on an epic journey through Middle-earth as they take the form of their favorite members of the Fellowship and relive momentous events from the films. Family members of all ages will enjoy playing together in easy drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay, … Continue reading LEGO Lord Of The Rings Launches

ESRB Adds New Ratings System For Downloaded Games

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the non-profit self-regulatory body for the video game industry, today announced a streamlined, no-cost service for assigning ratings to all digitally delivered games. ESRB’s new ‘Digital Rating Service’ utilizes a brief but detailed online questionnaire to assess not only a product’s content and age-appropriateness, but also interactive elements, including the sharing of personal information or physical location and exposure to unfiltered user-generated content. This newly streamlined service will first be put into use for downloadable games available from a number of computer and video game platforms including Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, … Continue reading ESRB Adds New Ratings System For Downloaded Games

Puzzler World Hits DSi And 3DS

UFO Interactive Games, Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that Puzzler World XL for the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS, is scheduled for release October 18 on the Nintendo’s’ DSiWare service. Published by UFO Interactive Games and developed by Ideas Pad Ltd., Puzzler World XL packs a mind-bending punch with over 1,800 puzzle-based mini-games packed into one convenient digital download. Challenge yourself, friends, and family to a wide array of games like Wordsearch, Crossword, Spot-the-Difference Sudoku, and more! Puzzler World XL provides players with two game modes for a convenient level of access based on the players … Continue reading Puzzler World Hits DSi And 3DS

War For Cyberton Release Date Pushed Up

The release date for The Transformers: War For Cyberton game has been pushed up a week to August 21st 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In the game, the Autobots fight for their lives in the last moments of the Transformer homeworld. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the sequel to War for Cybertron, the highest rated Transformers game ever. Coming Fall 2012 for Xbox 360 & PS3. Join the epic battle for survival as the Autobots take their last stand to defend their legendary home planet from the Decepticons. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final … Continue reading War For Cyberton Release Date Pushed Up

Cradle Of Rome 2 Ships

Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its fan-favorite puzzle game, Cradle of Rome 2, is now available at North American retailers for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS systems. The sequel to one of the best-selling match-3 games by Jewel Master, Cradle of Rome 2 brings improved features, graphics and high-quality sound to the incredibly successful series. Cradle of Rome 2 challenges players to race against time by swapping tiles in an intense match-3 game. As players progress, they must earn enough gold and materials to return Rome to its former glory and ascend to the position of Caesar. … Continue reading Cradle Of Rome 2 Ships

Disney/Activision Announce Wreck-It Ralph

Get ready for classic arcade video game action with a whole new modern look and feel as Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Disney Interactive today announced a collaboration to produce and distribute a Wreck-It Ralph video game. As a story extension to the highly anticipated upcoming blockbuster film of the same name from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Wreck-It Ralph video game is set to inspire a whole new generation of young gamers as a classic, arcade-style side scroller featuring Ralph ‘ the misunderstood villain of his own arcade game who … Continue reading Disney/Activision Announce Wreck-It Ralph

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