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Shadow Of The Eternals Is Alive And Well, Here’s A Video

We all assumed it had been canceled, but IGN has uploaded a new trailer for the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals. It looks as though the game is now being produced by Quantum Entanglement Entertainment. Hopefully it’s still coming to the Wii U as originally intended. We should find out soon.

Thanks, gamerprince1999 and Jester

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Buy Two Get One Free On All Games At Target Starting November 9th

Want to increase your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS game collection? Well Target is thankfully running its annual buy two get one free on all video games. Just to reiterate this is any video games that is currently stocked by Target, so you could get Super Smash Bros 3DS and Hyrule Warriors. Or something on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The deal starts on November 9th and ends on November 15th.

Thanks, Mosky3000

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Here’s The Top Fifteen Highest Rated Games Of The Year So Far Via Metacritic

Wondering which titles have received the best review scores this year? Well wonder no more as Metacritic has listed the highest rated games so far. As you’ll see from the list there’s a number of mobile games included in the top fifteen. Here’s the list with and without mobile titles included. What do you think to the selection?

15. Dark Souls II (PC) – 91
14. Bayonetta 2 (WIIU) – 91
13. Final Fantasy VI (iOS) – 91
12. Kentucky Route Zero – Act III (PC) – 91
11. Rayman Legends (XONE) – 91
10. Fez (VITA) – 91
09. Dark Souls II (X360) – 91
08. Shovel Knight (3DS) – 92
07. Table Tennis Touch (iOS) – 92
06. Threes! (iOS) – 92
05. Banner Saga (iOS) – 93
04. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (iOS) – 93
03. Traps n’ Gemstones (iOS) – 93
02. VVVVVV (iOS) – 95
01. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 95

09. Dark Souls II (PC) – 91
08. Bayonetta 2 (WIIU) – 91
07. Kentucky Route Zero – Act III (PC) – 91
06. Rayman Legends (XONE) – 91
05. Fez (VITA) – 91
04. Dark Souls II (X360) – 91
03. Shovel Knight (3DS) – 92
02. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (iOS) – 93
01. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 95

Thanks, Cammy

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Microsoft Unveils Its Own Quality Of Life Product That Also Tracks A User’s Sleep

Nintendo partially explained its first Quality of Life product today which measure a user’s fatigue and maps their sleep. Not to be outdone Microsoft has also announced today that it plans to release a similar device which tracks a user’s sleep and also exercise. However, the Microsoft Band is a wearable device whereas Nintendo’s first Quality of Life product is a standalone device. You can read more about the Microsoft Band, right here.

“Consumers now have an overwhelming choice of health-related cloud platforms to choose from. They can be forgiven for being confused by the multitude of options. It’s going to be a tough decision to choose whether to place their loyalty with Apple, Google or Microsoft given the immaturity of all three platforms.”

- Ben Wood from CCS Insight told the BBC.

 

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YouTube Now Supports 60FPS

Most of the video game trailers we watch nowadays have been uploaded through YouTube so it’s great to finally hear that 60fps videos are now supported. That means that a number of Wii U games such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World will look as smooth as butter on YouTube. To be able to watch the videos in 60fps you will need to use Google Chrome and set the videos to HD.

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Analysts Say They Expect A Decline In Call Of Duty Sales

Cowen And Company, an analytics firm, have stated that they believe Call of Duty sales to be on the decline. The company looked closely at Amazon pre-orders for the forthcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and found that it’s tracking 40 percent behind last year’s Ghosts and almost 70 percent behind 2012’s Black Ops 2. This is the first year that a Call of Duty title has skipped the Wii U.

“Advanced Warfare is now pacing almost 40 percent behind last year’s Ghosts and almost 70 percent behind 2012’s Black Ops 2,” the analysts note. “We continue to believe CoD will be down meaningfully vs. last year. With the franchise facing two consecutive significant year on year declines in sales, we think it is prudent to assume it has peaked.”

Thanks to all those who sent this in

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 96K And Wii U Sells 4K

This week’s Japanese sales data is now in thanks to Media Create. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate remains the best-selling software in Japan easily outselling the competition. However, hardware sales continue to be a worry with the Nintendo 3DS selling 96,590 units and the Wii U only managing 4,273. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 172,348 (1,945,850)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 81,981 (New)
  3. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,388 (New)
  4. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,204 (New)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 50,836 (New)
  6. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 47,037 (New)
  7. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 36,625 (1,647,529)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 30,497 (2,786,183)
  9. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 16,802 (New)
  10. [PS3] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 12,566 (New)
  11. [PSV] Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix, 10/16/14) – 6,967 (19,402)
  12. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 6,238 (123,546)
  13. [XBO] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 3,233 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 2,821 (693,208)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,676 (111,276)
  16. [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) – 2,451 (23,062)
  17. [360] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,319 (New)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,367 (3,800,198)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,234 (1,289,968)
  20. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) – 2,132 (98,528)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 59,386 (60,348)
  2. New 3DS – 21,281 (29,341)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,230 (8,761)
  4. 3DS LL – 10,665 (16,771)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 8,942 (8,046)
  6. 3DS – 5,258 (6,778)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 5,138 (4,779)
  8. Wii U – 4,273 (5,293)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 795 (630)
  10. Xbox One – 613 (728)
  11. Xbox 360 – 89 (88)
  12. PSP – 76 (100)