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600 Million Hours Logged on COD: Black Ops

I’m not sure if we should be proud or ashamed of this.

According to data gathered, it appears that in the 45 days since Call of Duty: Black Ops has been released, gamers around the world have logged a collective total of 600 Million hours.  Compared to Halo: Reach, in a similar [yet flawed] determination was under half of that total.  This averages out for nearly 87 minutes a day for the 20 million players around the world.

Activision also recently announced that the total number of online users currently active outnumbered the viewing audience of the LOST season finale on ABC.

This might explain why so many of my friends stopped showing up to class.

Source: Destructoid

Pokemon Black/White Controversy?

Allow the FoxNews commentary to shortly begin!  Pokemon Black/White has already taken a little flack for including the “racial” issues in their box titles, and for their legendary mascot’s frontal plumage.  But now apparently, people are beginning to negatively remark about a possible “ground zero” north of the city which was inspired by New York City.  The game is slated for a March 6th release date this 2010, but I’m sure everything will hit the fan long before that date rolls around.

Thoughts?

Source:  Destructoid

Pokemon Black/White : North American Updates

If you’re not keen on staying fairly updated with the recent Pokemon Black/White news, then here’s a nice little update to keep you company.

  • The starter Pokemon names are : Tepig [Fire]. Snivy [Grass]. Oshawott [Water]
  • The new region has been named Unova.  [Although why Isshu was such a big “issue” is kind of strange for me..]
  • Rehiram and Zekrom will be making debuts in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade tomorrow morning!  Stick around to see the GIGANTIC renditions of the newest legendary duos.
  • The North American website has been launched.  Check back for more details as the launch date in Spring 2011 comes nearer.
  • Check out Serebii for all the up to date [and confirmed/spoiler tagged] details about the game!

Even though I already have most of the goodies from playing the Japanese version of the game, I still am GIDDY over seeing how everything pans out in America.  Especially in terms of dialog and clear character/faction details.

Source: Joystiq

K-Mart Black Friday Deals [Multi-Platform Games Galore!]

I’ve been rather impressed with several Black Friday promises thus far, but K-Mart’s is going pretty high up.  K-Mart is offering some FANTASTIC deals on fantastic games.  While you can see a full list after the jump, some of the more notable ones are Mass Effect 2 for $10 and Call of Duty : WAW for a mere $15!  Even some big name titles like New Vegas and Medal of Honor are on sale for $35.

Source:  Joystiq

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The “Best” Black Friday : Best Buy Console Deals

While the retail battlefront is prepping itself for modern warfare against the big name stores this Black Friday, Best Buy has set the bar fairly high for the gamer market.  Oh who are we kidding.  Wait until the day before, and Wal-Mart will snipe em’ E-Bay style.  But in the meantime, let’s rejoice in the deals.

This black Friday, you can snag a Wii [black/white] bundle with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, a Wii Remote Plus as well as a nunchuck for 169.99!

Motion controls not your thing?  There’s an app for that.  160 GB Xbox 360s get Lego packed with Lego Star Wars, Batman and Indiana Jones for a mere $199.99.

However, if you’re in the mood for buying a console to play the best games this holiday season [Fair an unbiased coverage here only!], then you can snag a PS3 with LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers and a Blu-Ray copy of Cars for a mere $299.99.

So go grab your camping equipment and head on out to Best Buy.  It’s never too early to get a head start!

Source:  Joystiq

Pokemon Leak = Jailtime

Under the gigantic column of “most ridiculous arrests ever” seems to be with the poor man known as Makoto Sekiguchi.  On September 1st, he leaked 3 pictures of new pokemon about 18 days before the release of Pokemon Black and White.  While anxious fans gladly were hyped regarding the new pictures, GameFreak apparently was not.

Police have since tracked the man down and have him in custody on claims of copyright infringement.

Point now effectively proven!  Don’t try to promote/hype games before their release dates, because this apparently hurts the game companies in profoundly disastrous ways.  [My marketing friends are STILL in awe over this.]

Source:  NintendoUniverse

Target Special : Discounted 1 Yr Xbox Live With Purchase of Black Ops

Great news for gamers who haven’t snagged Call of Duty Black Ops yet!  If you purchase the game at target [starting November 7th and running through November 13th], then you purchase a Xbox Live one year subscription for HALF the price!  That’s nearly $30 off the purchase price!

So if you’re an Xbox Live user, enjoy Call of Duty?  I think I know where you guys are heading this weekend!

Source:  Joystiq

Pokemon Black/White Review

Thanks to the fine people over at PlayAsia.com, I was able to import and aquire a Japanese copy of the new Pokemon Black/White video game.  It’s no secret in the forum that I’m the 2nd biggest pokemon fan at TSG, so does this game live up to my expectations, or did it fall by the wayside?

After the jump, learn the truth behind the game’s storyline, the revolutionized gameplay, and the world’s newest pokemon.

Oh, and to obviously get this out of the way.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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Pokemon B/W : More Gen 5 Pokemon Leaked

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 2 days, and you’re a pokemon fan, you probably already know all about this.  But the more casual gamers probably didn’t give it much thought or even a bit of notice.

The October edition of CoroCoro leaked this past Friday, and with it came around 17 “new” pokemon for the upcoming Pokemon Black and White release in 3 days.  For those that don’t wish to be spoiled, I’ve hidden it after the jump.

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