Blizzard lets go of 600 employees! Wow…

Well, this is not very nice. Especially that Blizzard said, basically in the same breath after the whole firing thing, they are looking for talented new developers.

conducted a review of its business based on current organizational needs. Following a completion of the review, the company is conducting a global reduction in workforce of approximately 600 employees. The company anticipates approximately 90% of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development. The World of Warcraft® development team will not be impacted.

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Pokemon Black version 2 and Pokemon White version 2 have been announced

Nintendo of America Inc. announced that Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White version 2 will be coming to the Americas sometime in 2012! This will again be available for the DS systems.

Poképark 2: Wonders Beyond for Wii – launched today!

Today launched PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond game for Wii! Pikachu and have to work together in order to discover the secrets of the mysterious Wish Park and save all the missing Pokémon. In this awesome game players will be able to play as either Pikachu or his friends – Oshawott, Tepig and Snivy. You’ll need to switch between these four Pokémon considering that all Pokémon have different abilities.

Players will be able to experience battles, activities and attractions. In battles, players will go head-to-head against other Pokémon. Activities will allow you to befriend other Pokémon while you play hide and seek. Finally, attractions will allow up to four people to participate allowing your friends and family to fly through space while racing around the stars and dance.

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition launch trailer

Who honestly thought it was a good idea to call this game the “Komplete Edition”? Well whatever, a launch trailer for this beefed up version last year’s Mortal Kombat has been released. Aside from the stupid use of the letter K, this trailer shows off some of the cool stuff you’ll find in this game, like fatalities and the original 1995 Mortal Kombat film. The game is out today, so if you’re in need of some ass whooping and a swift kick in the balls to the English language, you don’t have to wait any longer. Check out the trailer below.

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Mario Party 9 Gameplay

Footage of the newest installment of Mario Party has been released recently and to be honest… where’s the button mashing games? I remember back when the first Mario Party was around, my palms had blisters from ripping the controller up. That’s how intense the games were. Now we got these… single button reaction games. Well, here’s the videos anyways.

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Possible “greatest” RPG game for the Wii? This is Xenoblade: Chronicles!

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The battle for Bionis, to repel the invasion of a terrifying mechanical army, and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado in Xenoblade Chronicles. This game takes you to the stunning lands of Bionis and Mechonis, where the vast landscapes result in over 100 hours of gameplay. Its release date is set on April of this year.

This just in: The First Sequal to the hit Pokemon Franchise! Pokemon Black & White 2!!

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This is a FIRST ladies and gentlemen! In all the years of one of the greatest franchises in the US, Pokemon will have its first Sequel, to have the number “2″ in its title! (Stadium2 Technically doesn’t count. Its a spinoff. NOT a main story line)
Pokemon: Black & Pokemon: White! released in March 6th, 2011 sold an Amazing 1.08 Million copies in the First day of its release in North America. Pokemon: Black & White 2 was announced on Pokemon Smash (official Pokemon television program in Japan) said to be released (in Japan) in June. There is no official date for North America as of yet.

Pokemon: Black & White 2 will be for the Original DS. and for some reason NOT on the 3DS! (I was pretty boggled about that one…) And it appears that the Ice/Dragon Kyurem will have 2 new alternate forms that will resemble the 2 main legendary dragons, Reshiram and Zekrom! So far given the names “Black Kyurem” and “White Kyurem.” HOW he manages to fuse with those two beasts, I will never know… but I know already, I will not care. I’ll be playing it anyway if/when it gets released in North America.

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition.. Coming Soon

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released last May with critical acclaim and sold over a million units. To show fan appreciation, CD Projekt RED is ready to release the Enhanced Edition on April 17, 2012. The development was done through their sister company, GOG. This is how game companies should do it. Check out the trailer!

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