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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Earlier today, Operation Sports user RateSports released his NFL 2K14 mod for the Xbox 360 version of All-Pro Football 2K8.


The mod can be downloaded for free through RateSports' website.

Changes from last year's mod include:
  • Rosters accurate as of week 10 in the 2013-2014 NFL season (minus backup offensive linemen)
  • All teams
... Read More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Yesterday, a Reddit poster revealed part of Target's November 10 ad circular, which features a "Buy 2 Games, Get 1 Game Free" promotion.


The deal applies only to in-stock games and will not work online or with rain checks.

While the ad vaguely mentions that "PS4 games shown and more" will qualify for the discount, the Reddit post claims that the sale will apply to all in-stock games, not just the select ... Read More
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Posted on September 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM.

After a slow start in its opening week of fundraising, Mutant Football League, a proposed sequel to the Sega Genesis game, Mutant League Football, has restructured its pricing tiers and announced support for additional platforms:

$2 -- iOS or Android version only
$13 -- Digital PC version (STEAM) only
$15 -- Digital PC version (STEAM) + mobile version
$25 -- Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 digital download ... Read More
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Developer Dave Horn revealed today that an upgraded version of Action Arcade Wrestling 2 is coming to a "yet-to-be-announced platform that's actually capable of properly running [the game]." The enhanced port promises "more moves, more matches, no skipped animation triggers (the reason for most of the bugs), direct texture import (no customizer needed) and more!"


Programmer Ujen Tchoukhrov of VICO Game Studio, who has ... Read More
Monday, August 12, 2013
This past week, a free patch gave the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed its fifth exclusive character, the sword-wielding Willemus, from forthcoming strategy game, Total War: Rome II.


The title update has also altered the vehicle design for General Winter, a tank-driving Soviet from Company of Heroes 2. The tank's star insignia has been ... Read More
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The latest edition of Konami's long-running Power Pros series will release in Japan on October 24, according to game's official website.


The website's makeover also revealed lower-than-normal prices for all three versions of Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013, launching at 3,980 yen ($41) on the PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita and 2,980 yen ($31) on the PlayStation Portable. Downloading a digital copy from the Japanese PlayStation ... Read More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 03:46 AM.
Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior are running wild in Action Arcade Wrestling 2, thanks to custom content from The Wrestling Legends Forum.

Almost 40 classic WWF and WCW wrestlers have already been coded into Action Arcade Wrestling 2's unique AAWES file format, as well as many familiar ring designs from WrestleManias and SummerSlams of the past.

... Read More
Monday, July 29, 2013
Action Arcade Wrestling 2 is now available for 240 Microsoft Points ($3) through Xbox Live's Indie Games channel.


Action Arcade Wrestling 2 comes with 11 generic wrestlers and 8 generic arenas. A detailed editor is included in the game, which aids in the creation of custom wrestlers and rings. The editor also supports a companion PC program, which can ... Read More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM.

Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since June, Rugby Challenge 2 - The Lions Tour Edition released today on PC for $49.99, a $10 discount from the console versions' $59.99 MSRP.

According to the game's STEAM page:

Quote:
Rugby Challenge 2 features 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world including licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia, the
... Read More
Friday, July 19, 2013
Yesterday, Nintendo released its latest trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.


The trailer revealed many of the game's 24 total events, promising that two-thirds will be real Olympic sports, while the final third will feature sensationalized or made-up competitions.

16 Olympic Events
  • Speed Skating
  • Figure
... Read More
Thursday, July 11, 2013


Xbox 360 Indie game, Action Arcade Wrestling 2, today released a new promotional trailer, revealing a $3 price tag and "very soon" launch.

Gamers awaiting the release of Action Arcade Wrestling 2 should check out the companion ring and wrestler customizer, which arrived June 28 and has already produced a number of familiar created wrestlers.


A free update to the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has increased the game's roster to 28 drivers by adding General Winter, a tank-driving Soviet from SEGA's real-time strategy game, Company of Heroes 2.

General Winter joins Football Manager, Team Fortress and Shogun from Shogun: Total War as the fourth PC-exclusive character in ... Read More
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Japan's premier gaming magazine, Famitsu, has revealed Konami's plans to release Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 "this fall." No price or exact release date was mentioned in the article, but Konami did reveal that their latest Power Pros game will appear for the Japanese PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable.


Famitsu's report also noted that Konami is not making a second "Ketteiban" edition of Power ... Read More
Friday, June 28, 2013
Posted on June 28, 2013 at 04:28 PM.
Though the game itself still has no official release date, Action Arcade Wrestling 2 today uploaded a free PC editor program to its website, which lets fans create custom wrestlers and arenas for the upcoming Xbox 360 Indie game.


Version 1.0 of the Action Arcade Wrestling 2 customizer will work on Windows-based PCs that meet the following minimum requirements: ... Read More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM.
Kickstarter's first game console, the OUYA, officially went on sale today for $99.99 at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, GAME and Amazon.com.


As of this writing, Amazon's entire inventory of systems and controllers has already sold out, meaning potential buyers of the Android-based console will need to visit a local game shop to pick up an OUYA today.

For $99.99, the OUYA's retail package includes:
  • OUYA
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