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These are the 22 games in the Xbox One launch-day lineup

The Xbox One is out in the wild across 13 markets, and maybe you're one of the Day One-rs, itching for the clock to hit 5 so you can rush home and lose your entire weekend to the next generation. So, what games are out there to consume the next few days for you? Just as we did last week for the...

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Nintendo confirms 24 Wii U launch day games for UK

Nintendo has released its official list of Wii U launch day games for the United Kingdom. The Brits are still waiting for the system to reach their isles on November 30 (spare a thought for Japan), but at least they know now the 24 packaged games available from stores at the end of the month. The...

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Nintendo claims best first-day US handheld sales ever for 3DS

Nintendo is staring at some three-dimensional stacks of cash today. Nintendo of America issued a press release claiming that "U.S. day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history." Update: that's unit sales, according to Nintendo. The...

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Nikkei: All 400,000 Japanese 3DS units sold out, more on the way

Japanese news outlet Nikkei (via Andriasang) has put a number on the nation's early adoption rate for Nintendo's new, steroscopic handheld: According to their report, Nintendo shipped 400,000 3DS units to Japanese retailers, which managed to just about sell out during its first 24 hours of...

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North American Kinect launch window games rounded up

When you get your shiny new Kinect, what games will you get with it? Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has provided a handy guide to the full Kinect launch lineup -- including launch day games and those arriving soon after. If you wagered there would be four sports minigame collections (Kinect Sports, Deca...

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No launch DLC for Blur, but there will be plenty

Blur has been in development at Bizarre Creations for at least a year now, and probably even longer, but in all of that time, no one in the studio has worked on any DLC, according to lead designer Ged Talbot speaking to MTV Multiplayer. While the title does have some in-game pre-order bonuses ready...

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White Knight Chronicles launch DLC ready to go

Sony made us wait a few years for a North American release of White Knight Chronicles, but it's not waiting at all to give us a chance to spend more money on the game -- the official Sony blog has news that the first DLC for the game will be out ASAP, offering up microtransactions for items to fill...

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Final Fantasy XIII launch day sales exceed 1 million in Japan

In the roughly 24 hours since Square Enix dropped Final Fantasy XIII into retailers across Japan, over 1 million consumers have snagged the game for their PlayStation 3s. The Japanese publisher says that the number doesn't include the Lightning Edition PS3 hardware bundles, which would presumably...

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Wii Warm Up: Karting

Okay, so it's here -- Mario Kart Wii's North American launch day, that is. Who's getting it (or got it already)? What are your initial impressions? Have you played online? And, folks in Europe and Japan (and even Australia!), have you noticed a difference in online play? Has it been lagging more...

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Wii get, part deux: Because launch day was about more than consumerism

When Alisha asked for "Wii get" stories from the Joystiq network staff, I wanted to tell mine. Most of my friends don't love video games with the same intensity that all of us do, so I never bothered to share the experience with them. Sure, they would listen if I did, and might even find certain...

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