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Report: Play Wii Sports Club free for a limited time beginning March 21

Nintendo will give all Wii U players a chance to play its Wii Sports Club series for free during a three day event beginning on March 21, according to IGN. The free-for-all event also features access to online multiplayer for each of its included…
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Report: Persona Q features FOE battles, touch-screen cartography

While it’s long been known that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth blends characters from Atlus’ beloved Persona franchise with the mechanics of its likewise beloved Etrian Odyssey games, we’ve had scant solid information on how exactly this…
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Report: Call Of Duty Elite Shutdown Impairing Modern Warfare 3 DLC Downloads

Multiple users have reported problems downloading Call of Duty: Modern War 3 DLC following the shutdown of Activision’s Call of Duty Elite service. Elite, which was first launched in part as a season pass for Modern Warfare 3, was shut down on February 28, 2014.

Unlike Call of Duty DLC for other games, Elite members received monthly Modern Warfare 3 updates that were then bundled together for a la carte purchase in four “collections.” According to users, adding the different collections results in a download error (code 80153003).

Activision reconfigured its approach to DLC prior to the launch of Black Ops 2, which followed a traditional schedule. Elite continued to provide services, including clan and loadout management. 

With the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision transitioned to a new app that serves a similar function. This led to the Elite shutdown last month. We’ve reached out to Activision for comment on this and will update should we receive a response. 

Thanks to reader Ryan for the news tip.

[Source: Call of Duty, GameFAQs,TrueAchievements Forums

 

Our Take
Even though Modern Warfare 3 is now over two years old, the legacy Call of Duty games still have followings. Even if they didn't, Activision is currently selling DLC, which it cannot deliver (at least on Xbox 360). I expect that there is a workaround for this that Activision can implement, but until it does, the DLC should come down from the affected services.  

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Report: Defense Grid 2 constructing lines to defend Xbox One, PS4

After Hidden Path Entertainment found funding for Defense Grid 2 with Kickstarter and an investor, the studio scheduled its tower defense game to reach PC, Mac and Linux for the first half of 2014. However, a recent Polygon report revealed that…
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Report: R.B.I. Baseball ’14 Arriving In April

According to a tweet from Darren Rovell, sports business reporter and correspondent for ESPN, we should be seeing R.B.I. Baseball '14 next month.

According to Rovell's tweet, the game will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android devices on April 10. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and possibly Wii U versions of the game were also part of the game's original announcement in January, where it said it would be launching for, "Current and next generation consoles and mobile devices."

The game is being produced by produced by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which is a partnership of Major League Baseball's club owners and handles the
digital side of MLB, including MLB.com.

[Source: @darrenrovell, via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
This release date lines up with R.B.I.'s original promised spring launch, but it's surprising considering we basically haven't seen anything from the game, other than a logo. R.B.I. Baseball '14 will be the first video game produced by the Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and I think everyone is curious to see what exactly it will look like and how it will play.

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Report: R.B.I. Baseball ’14 Arriving In April

According to a tweet from Darren Rovell, sports business reporter and correspondent for ESPN, we should be seeing R.B.I. Baseball '14 next month.

According to Rovell's tweet, the game will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android devices on April 10. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and possibly Wii U versions of the game were also part of the game's original announcement in January, where it said it would be launching for, "Current and next generation consoles and mobile devices."

The game is being produced by produced by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which is a partnership of Major League Baseball's club owners and handles the
digital side of MLB, including MLB.com.

[Source: @darrenrovell, via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
This release date lines up with R.B.I.'s original promised spring launch, but it's surprising considering we basically haven't seen anything from the game, other than a logo. R.B.I. Baseball '14 will be the first video game produced by the Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and I think everyone is curious to see what exactly it will look like and how it will play.

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Report: RBI Baseball 14 takes the current-gen mound on April 10

RBI Baseball 14 will reportedly launch on April 10, according to a tweet from ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell. Rovell noted that the launch date applies to the game’s Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android versions, though there’s no word on the…
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Report: App Store averaged a new Flappy Bird clone every 24 minutes

Flappy Bird clones reportedly rolled in to the App Store at a rate of 60 games per day over the course of four days, according to numbers crunched by Pocket Gamer. The data comes from an investigation into 300 games that were deemed rip-offs of Dong…
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Report: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 DLC Uncovered

If content within the text files of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 are to be believed, upcoming DLC for the title will put players in the shoes of Alucard.

User UbiSergei has posted purported info from the game's text files for a Revelations DLC that lets players play as Alucard to "uncover new plotlines and discover the true extent of Alucard's involvement."

We'll let you know if we hear anything official from Konami on the matter.

[Source: CS.RIN.RU via Polygon]

 

Our Take:
Can this DLC make an otherwise sub-par experience better?

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Report: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sticks A Release Date And Pre-order Bonus

Sony Pictures is currently prepping the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for theaters this May, but Beenox has been quietly working on a film tie-in that will hit store shelves the week before the film.

Starting on April 29, web-heads everywhere will be able to buy Beenox's next open world adventure starring Spider-Man. The game lets players fight a series of foes from the film as well as the comics and will reportedly give Spider-Man’s nerdy photojournalist alter-ego, Peter Parker, a greater role in the spotlight. A new Hero or Menace system awards players with various trophies based on whether or not they nobly fight crime or let the city fester.

Those who pre-order the game through GameStop will receive four different playable suits including the Iron Spider, cosmic Captain Universe Spider-Man, the Spider-Man: Noir, and black symbiote Spider-Man suit. Check out the promo image below.

[Note: Game Informer is owned by GameStop; Source: ComingSoon]

Our Take
I love Spider-Man, but some of his games have been sub-par. Beenox has managed to create some of the better Spider-Man games in recent years, however. The fact that the studio has had a two year break since its last game gives me some hope that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might be good. At least we don't have long to wait to find out. 

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