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07
Jun
11

Nintendo E3 2011 conference recap: Wii U unveiled

NintendoE311Conf - playwisegaming.comNintendo has finally unveiled their next console, WiiU. This is an entirely new hi-def console with a tablet controller that allows streaming game content. Read the highlights and our entire liveblog of Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference below. If you missed the press conference, you can watch it now on Gamespot.

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06
Jun
11

Sony e3 2011 conference recap: Vita, new Move games and more!

sonye311conf-playwisegaming.comSony’s E3 2011 press conference has come and gone, but never fear playWISE is here. Our liveblog below contains all of Sony’s announcements on the NGP, PS3 and more. If you want to see the entire conference for yourself, you can watch it on Gamespot.

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06
Jun
11

EA E3 2011 conference recap: Mass Effect 3 release date Battlefield 3 open beta and more

eae3press-playwisegaming.comElectronic Arts showcased ten games at their E3 2011 press conference. Keep reading to find out the “Mass Effect 3” release date, how you can leave your car in “Need for Speed: The Run,” and when you’ll be playing “Battlefield 3.”

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06
Jun
11

Microsoft E3 2011 conference recap: Halo 4, Minecraft and more!

MSE3Con f- playwisegaming.comMicrosoft just finished their E3 2011 press conference. Their major announcements and our entire liveblog of the event can be found below. If you missed the conference, you’ll can watch it on Gamespot soon.

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05
Jun
11

The playWISE portal to E3 2011

UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Nintendo press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Sony press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Microsoft press conference HERE

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E3 2011 starts tomorrow, June 6, and there is a 100 percent chance that tons of videogame news will come from its tech-laden announcements. While we can say with certainty that not every single piece of E3 news will appear on playWISE, we can at least claim that all the best information from E3 might make an appearance — we don’t exactly get paid for this, so cut us some slack.

However, we know for sure that we’ll be able to liveblog the three major conferences. Below, you’ll find the conference schedules, links to our liveblogging pages with their corresponding RSS feeds, and links to the live broadcasts. Let the game announcements begin!

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03
Jun
11

E3 liveblog for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo conferences and two podcasts

E32011 - playwisegaming.complayWISE does E3 2011 in style

E3 2011 is just around the corner, and playWISE will be bringing you all the action. We’ll be liveblogging Microsoft’s press conference on June 6 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Sony’s on June 6 at 8 p.m., and Nintendo’s on June 7 at 11:30 a.m.

We’ll also be posting two podcasts to discuss our thoughts on the major press conferences and touch on the smaller ones that we’re not liveblogging.

Stay tuned to playWISE for the best E3 2011 coverage you’ll find on the whole-wide Internet.

03
Jun
11

The Witcher 2 patch 1.2 adds hairstyles and more

witcher2 - playwisegaming.comPress Release:

CD Projekt RED, the creator of distinctive non-linear RPG experiences, announces the release of a new patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings that upgrades the game to version 1.2. It implements more than 30 significant additions, improvements and fixes plus a number of lesser ones. The full list of changes can be found at below.

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29
May
11

The quick skinny: May 22-28 in videogames

quickskinny2-playwisegaming.comHave you been lazing about all week, ignoring the latest gaming news? We knew it! Well, this one’s for all you lazybones.

May 23:

Sony loses $173 million to hacks

  • Sony revised their projected earnings for the fiscal year to reflect a $173 million loss caused by the PlayStation Network hack.

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21
May
11

The quick skinny: May 15-21

quick skinny - playwisegaming.comPlayWISE doesn’t always have time to report on every piece of game news throughout the week. Unfortunately, there are some weeks we may not have time to post at all. Fear not faithful readers; this week we’re introducing a digest of all the week’s gaming news we deem fit for consumption but were unable to cover throughout the week. Read onward to the first installment of our “Quick Skinny.”

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07
May
11

Learn more about “Witcher 2” women

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The next installment in CD Projekt Red’s Witcher saga is close but still seems oh so far away. The developer has provided a few details surrounding the motivations and desires of the scheming ladies from “The Witcher 2.” Read onward to learn a little more about the women of “The Witcher 2” to tide you over for the next 10 grueling days of waiting for the actual game.

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02
May
11

Sony offers free services but announces yet another hack attack [Update]

Kaz Hack - playwisegaming.comSony will be reinstating a limited number of PlayStation Network services within the next week and offering free PlayStation Plus subscriptions to users affected by their recent hacker-induced loss of service, Sony announced in a press release.

However, earlier this morning, Sony announced that the Sony Online Entertainment branch of their Internet services was also hacked, causing the release of 24.6 million additional users’ information and more than 12,700 credit cards. “EverQuest,” “Free Realms,” “DC Universe Online,” several Facebook games and other online titles are all currently unplayable due to this attack.

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30
Apr
11

Free Portal 2 DLC coming soon

Portal 2 DLC - playwisegaming.comThe first downloadable content, creatively labeled “DLC #1,” for first-person puzzler “Portal 2” will be free and is arriving this summer, developer Valve announced via press release yesterday.

The free pack will include the expected additional test chambers along with leaderboards, a challenge mode for both single and multiplayer and more. What the “more” portion of “DLC #1” actually is remains a mystery.

21
Apr
11

PlayStation Network down for the next two days

If you’ve turned on your PlayStation 3 recently, you may have noticed the inability to access any features of the PlayStation Network.

Official word from Sony’s blog is that the outage, which is affecting North American, Australian and Asian regions, may last for about two days.

There has been speculation that hacker group “Anonymous” had a hand in this outage due to a previous attacks on Sony’s services. However, a member of the group claimed that “Anonymous” has no connection to the outages.

“ATTENTION: For everyone coming here complaining about the PSN or inquiring about it, We Do Not Know What Happened,” a member wrote on the group’s Facebook wall. “This is not the work of Anonymous.”

So, kiss those dreams of “Portal 2” online co-op goodbye as you stare at the 80710A06 error mocking you from your television screen.

UPDATE: There is still no official word on when the service will be running again. However, the Sony blog now states that an “external intrusion” was the cause of these outages. Who or what caused the attacks is still unknown at this point. This may be a good time to play a few single-player games.

14
Apr
11

Press conference showcases Witcher 2 gameplay, Witcher 1 for $5

The Witcher” will be $5 on GOG.com from May 10-24, and, once released, “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” will have an optional registration process that will provide those who take part with free DLC. This information was announced in a joint press conference today held by CD Projekt RED and GOG.com.
Thomasz Gop, a senior producer for CD Projekt RED, started off the conference by reiterating that “The Witcher 2,” which will be released worldwide on May 17, is a game that takes advantage of its platform.
05
Apr
11

Dawn of Discovery heads for the future in Anno 2070

Anno2070 - playwisegaming.comKiss the kings and colonies of yesteryear goodbye. The Anno series, an RTS world-sim known as “Dawn of Discovery” in America, is headed for the year 2070.

“Anno 2070” will be set in the near future, but will still retain the traditional world-building mechanics of the previous entries in the series. With the last game being set an ominous 666 years earlier, it’s safe to say this will be a pretty big leap for the franchise.

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02
Apr
11

Developers provide gamers with charity opportunities

Playing games and saving lives

Videogames that provide more than entertainment

charity - playwisegaming.comVideogames can be played to escape reality, but recently they’ve been used to impact it in tangible ways. Games don’t have to be self-centered, and a few visionaries are making it possible to use gaming for giving.

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29
Mar
11

Huge price cuts on Xbox Live games and DLC with Extreme Shopping sale

Microsoft just launched their Extreme Shopping sale, which will be running until April 4. The sale includes discounts up to 50 percent off Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content and Avatar items.

Right now the half-priced items include “Monkey Island 2” and “Darwinia+” for 400 points, or $5, and “Costume Quest” for 600, or $7.50. The full “Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection” has also seen a hefty reduction down to 1,000 points, or $12.50. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge into this zombified DLC, there’s no longer any excuses.

Check out the official sale page and stay tuned for their special one-day sale on April 1. Hopefully, this has no correlation to April Fools’ Day. Click through to see the full list of games and prices.

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20
Mar
11

Experience the 3DS early with Nintendo’s 3DS demo kiosk finder

We may be just a week away from the official release of the Nintendo 3DS, but if you can’t wait to see what all the hub-bub is about for yourself, Nintendo has you covered. Behold the Nintendo 3DS kiosk locator, which helps you locate your closest Nintendo 3DS kiosk and give the system itself a try with your own hands and, of course, eyes.

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19
Mar
11

Minecraft to get canine companions

With every Minecraft update comes something new and unexpected, and Beta update 1.4 is certainly going to be no exception.  While the 1.4 update isn’t out yet, Notch revealed on his blog that a new mob is in development: wolves!

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18
Mar
11

Catherine receives North American release date and easy mode update

catherine - playwisegaming.comUpdate Easy mode to make it “Super Easy” then send it to North America?

Atlus has unveiled plans to bring “Catherine” to North America starting July 26, 2011 through two sales giants, Amazon and GameStop.

An update on March 9 that added “Super Easy” mode stirred up talks if “Easy” mode really needed to be made easier. The full update is detailed below.

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