VGM Podcast 021 - Darkwing Duck / The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time

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Video Game Music of the Week - 52

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Rayman Legends Continues To Impress

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Below is a new gameplay video of the upcoming Rayman Legends for Wii U. The video shows five-person multiplayer in a forest/swamp themed stage featuring a clever design, as well as some striking visuals. Rayman Legends is scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2013 exclusively for the Wii U.



Source: Ubisoft
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GTA V Coming in the Second Quarter of 2013

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Thanks to a leaked image of a European poster, we now have an idea of when
Grand Theft Auto V will release. The poster reveals that the game will release in Spring (Autumn for us). The poster shows logos for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but no indication that the game will release for the Wii U at this stage. Rockstar has not announced any official release dates or platforms as of yet.

Source: IGN
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Penélope and Monica Cruz Play Professor Layton

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is out now in Australia and there’s a new commercial for the game featuring Penélope Cruz and Monica Cruz. You can check out the commercial for the fifth Professor Layton game (the first exclusively for the 3DS) below.



Source:
Aussie-Gamer
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Another 3DS XL Design Hits Japan Soon. Another Reason To Be Envious

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Japan is getting yet another new 3DS XL design, leaving us jealous and rather envious. As you can see from the above image, the design is black with a gold Charizard trim and a Flamethrower attack proceeding from the front of the console, to the back.

The Pikachu-themed 3DS XL that was announced months ago has since been confirmed for Europe, but no other regions (indulging Australia) has been announced as of yet. Currently, the new Charizard-themed 3DS XL has only been confirmed for Japan.

Source:
Kotaku
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Video Game Music of the Week - 51

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Australia Gets a White 3DS XL This December.

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With the recent announcement of a couple of new 3DS colours and bundles in Europe (including that adorable Pikachu-themed one), it was only a matter of time before Nintendo of Australia announced a new 3DS XL bundle/model.

A White 3DS XL, with Mario Kart 7 pre-installed, will be available in Australia starting December 6th. To all you Pokéfans; no word yet on that Pikachu 3DS XL.

Yet.

Source: Aussie-Gamer
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Sonic Jump Is Out Now For iOS, Check Out The Official Trailer

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Sonic Jump
is available today on iOS, and along with its release, SEGA has revealed a trailer for the mobile jumping game. The title, which can be purchased right now for $1.99AUD is a remake of a game that was made solely for the T-Mobile Sidekick in 2007, also titled Sonic Jump. The new iOS version features sharper HD visuals than the T-Mobile original.



Source:
SEGA Australia
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Limited Editions Announced for BioShock Infinite

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Irrational Games
, the developers behind the upcoming title, BioShock Infinite have announced two collector’s edition packages.

The Premium Edition will include an Art Book, ‘Murder of Crows’ Keychain, Lithographic Print, ‘Handyman’ Figurine, Downloadable Content (including the digital soundtrack) and of course, a copy of BioShock Inifinite.

The Ultimate Songbird Collector’s Edition will include all the above goodies, as well as a hand painted Songbird Statue. The Ultimate Songbird Collector’s Edition is an EB Games exclusive.

Both collector’s editions will be available on
February 26 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, alongside the regular edition of the game.

Source: Kotaku, EB Games
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The Game With Lots of V's is Coming to iOS and Android

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VVVVVV
, the Commodore 64 inspired retro title is coming to both iOS and Android very soon. The mind-bending, platformer was originally released on the PC, and later, a 3DS port came to the Nintendo eShop. The games official website has a page for iOS titles and it currently shows a teaser image next to the words ‘Coming Soon.’

Source: IGN
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VGM Podcast 020 - Donkey Kong Country 2 / Rayman Origins

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Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Heading To Australia

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Symphony of the Goddesses is coming to Australia!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is heading to Australia early next year. Currently there are only dates for New South Wales at the Sydney Opera House on February 1 (8:00pm) and February 2 (2:00pm). Tickets are currently available via pre sale with a Ticketmaster code, but will be available to the general public on October 20th at 9:00am.

Source: Ticketmaster
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Video Game Music of the Week - 50

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Darkstalkers Resurrection Announced

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A new HD compilation titled
Darkstalkers Resurrection has been officially announced during the recent Street Fighter 25th Anniversary panel at New York Comic-Con. The collection will include both Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. The game will feature HD filtering, in-game achievements, Challenge/Tutorial Mode and concept art/videos.

Below you can check out the trailer for the upcoming title which will release for
PSN ($14.99US) and XBLA (1200 Microsoft Points).



Source: IGN
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[EBX 2012] Impressions - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance / PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

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The final part of our EB Expo 2012 Impressions is here. We look at
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale to close out the feature.

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[EBX 2012] Impressions - Tomb Raider / ZombiU

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Part four of our impressions of the games at this years EB Expo. The feature will have a look at both Tomb Raider and ZombiU.

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[EBX 2012] Impressions - Paper Mario: Sticker Star / Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

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Part three of our EB Expo Impressions feature. With todays features, we look at two upcoming 3DS games and reveal what our initial expectations of the games were.

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Video Game Music of the Week - 49

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Coming To Australia

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The fifth game in the
Professor Layton series (the first for the 3DS) will be coming to Australia and New Zealand on October 27. The Nintendo 3DS game will be available both in retail stores and the eShop on the same day.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will feature over 150 puzzles and was actually released in Japan over a year and a half ago, but will finally be released for english speaking players.

Source: Aussie-Gamer

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[EBX 2012] Impressions - New Super Mario Bros. U / Rayman Legends

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The second part of our EB Expo Impressions feature. Today we dive into two games coming out for the Wii U during the consoles launch window. New Super Mario Bros. U and Rayman Legends.

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Rayman Legends Delayed. Bummer...

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Ubisoft has revealed that Rayman Legends won’t hit shelves until early 2013. The game will still fall in the Wii U’s launch window, but won’t be available until the first quarter of 2013. In a statement, Ubisoft explained:

“We're happy that fans are excited about the game, and we are taking the time to make sure we deliver a game that lives up to and hopefully exceeds their expectations. We'll have more details to share soon."

Source: IGN
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[EBX 2012] Impressions - Wii U / Nintendo Land

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This weekend, The second annual EB Expo was held in Sydney, Australia, giving players all around the country a chance to experience a selection of games months before their releases. Games such as
Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Tomb Raider and many, many more were showcased. On top of these great games, Nintendo's next home console, the Wii U, was also on show at their booth for the first time in Australia. Over 30 Wii U game systems were present, ensuring everyone really got to experience the console a month before its release. Nintendo had a bunch of games present, such as first-party titles New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land and Paper Mario: Sticker Star as well as some third party titles including ZombiU, Rayman Legends and many more.

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Over the next five days, we will give you some initial impressions of a few of the games that were showcased, starting with the Wii U console itself and
Nintendo Land. Click below to read on!

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Fallblox, A Sequel To Pullblox Is Coming Soon

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Nintendo has revealed plans to release a sequel to last year’s successful eShop title
Pullblox.

The sequel will be titled
Fallblox (Crashmo for those in North America) and will allow players to solve each puzzle by pulling and pushing blocks in any direction, as opposed to just inwards and outwards.

Nintendo of Europe has not yet announced a release date, but a November 22 release has been confirmed for North America.
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VGM Podcast 019 - Mass Effect / DOOM

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Japan, You Make Us Jealous...

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Nintendo of Japan has announced yet another three editions of the recently released Nintendo 3DS LL (thats the 3DS XL for us).

One is a white
Animal Crossing themed 3DS, another is a red New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed edition and the final one is an all-black version. These special editions will release in November for Japan only.

Source:
GamesRadar
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Mario Gets His First DLC Today

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As of today, players in the European area (that includes those in Australia and New Zealand as well) are now able to download DLC for
New Super Mario Bros. 2.

There is a total of three DLC packs, all with three levels to be played in Coin Rush Mode. Each pack will cost you $3.00 AUD. The third pack will be released tomorrow.

Source:
Aussie-Gamer
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Video Game Music of the Week - 48

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