Motion controls pay off for Microsoft and Sony

30 11 2010

Following the previous Pause Button question of whether or not gamers would shell out the money for pricey new motion controls, recent reports have pointed to the conclusion that players would indeed buy into them and quite a few at that.

Both the Kinect (left) and Move (right) made impressive sales figures this holiday season so far.

Both Sony and Microsoft announced on Tuesday that their video game motion controllers have sold millions of units since their respective launches in September and November. Read the rest of this entry »


Vudu launches on Playstation Network

23 11 2010

The high definition video streaming service Vudu officially launched on the Playstation Network on Tuesday.

Vudu is a video renting service that streams movies in multiple definitions to the Playstation 3 console, as well as links in to Hulu Plus and Netflix subscriptions to stream television shows, according to the Playstation announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets a release date

16 11 2010

The highly anticipated fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds will officially be released on February 15 in the United States and March 31 in the United Kingdom, Capcom announced on Tuesday.

The official box art for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as posted by Capcom.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be the first installment to the series since its popular predecessor, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, debuted in 2000. The game features numerous comic book characters from the Marvel universe as well as popular Capcom video game characters and pits them against each other in tag team fights. Read the rest of this entry »

Recap: IncreaseBlue’s Black Ops release challenge

10 11 2010

The next title in the Call of Duty series of video games, Black Ops, officially released on 12:01 a.m. at many major retailers Tuesday morning.

The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue issued herself a challenge: to attend as many midnight release events as she could before the game launched.

Watch the video below to see how far she got and if she visited you in line for Black Ops!

Countdown to Black Ops: AZ PnTs host midnight release tournaments

2 11 2010

The next title in the popular Call of Duty series of military first-person shooter games, Call of Duty: Black Ops, is set to be released on November 9. Several local Play N Trade stores are planning November 8 tournaments for Arizona players to get in some friendly competition and win prizes to celebrate the games’ midnight launch.

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