U.S. Finally Gets Yakuza 3

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As of March 2010, one of the biggest Japanese action games is coming to the U.S. Due to the hardcore fan base this game holds, Sega has finally decided to extend the trilogy to the West. All the menus have reported to of been changed to English but the voice acting will remain and subtitles added.

Anyone looking forward to this game?


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I can’t tell you how excited I am about this news. I played the first game and there is nothing more satisfying than starting out as Darth Vader and being able to use the death grip. Prepare for another third-person action adventure set in the Star Wars universe.

Details from Lucas Arts about the game:

“With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller – Darth Vader’s secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.


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From November 22nd to November 28th (Saturday), Nintendo reports that more than 1.5 million units of their gaming hardware systems were sold in the US. Here is the breakdown of the estimates from Nintendo:

“More than 550,000 Wii home consoles sold, demonstrating that consumers nationwide have responded to the new suggested retail price of $199.99.

Go Ninty!


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Activision is reporting that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has sold $310 million, about 4.7 million units, in its first day debut in North America and the United Kingdom. This makes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the biggest entertainment launch in history

“The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium,” said Mike Griffith, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment.”


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It appears some new alterations are soon to be made to the PlayStation 3’s XMB in the next firmware update. You can update your Facebook account through your PlayStation Network account, change the colour of your gamer profile to fit your mood, and apparently there will be a more efficient way of looking at your photos.

It’s nothing too exciting but a push in the right direction I think.


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