Resident Evil: Revelations TGS 2011 confernce

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D announced for Nintendo 3DS

Remake of Dragon Quest Monsters 1
Originally released in 1998
Nintendo 3DS
Includes monsters from Joker
New Story
2012 release date


Kirby: Return to Dreamland TGS trailer



Masuda to make special announcement on Pokemon Smash!

From Serebii:

TV Tokyo has posted the summary for the episode of Pokémon Smash, a variety show that covers all aspects of the franchise, due to air next week on Sunday 18th of September. In this summary, it mentions that Pokémon Game Creator, Junichi Masuda is set to appear on the show with a massive shock announcement. While it is possible that the announcement could be unrelated to a new game such as the reveal of Keldeo or the other new Pokémon, his announcements in the past similar to this have ended up being new games. This follows on from Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara hinting that there are more surprises coming this year. If it is a game announcement, it’s possible that the reveal of this game will be in CoroCoro, which is due any day now and/or in Nintendo’s special 3DS conference in Japan on Tuesday morning. We’ll bring more on this, including confirmation on the announcement as and when it comes.


Nintendo 3DS add-on confirmed

From Andriasang:

Based off initial descriptions, Nintendo’s new slide pad attachment for the 3DS appeared to be a little device that sticks off one side of the system. This is incorrect. Images from Weekly Famitsu, which got the scoop on the item, show that the device looks more like a cradle.

Officially the “Kakuchou Slide Pad,” or “Expansion Slide Pad,” the 3DS sits inside the cradle. Everything lines up so that the second slide pad is to the immediate right of the four face buttons. The slide pad itself appears to be smaller than the system’s main slide pad.

It’s unclear if Nintendo made the device specifically for Monster Hunter 3G, but the device is introduced in Famitsu’s reveal article on the new 3DS Monster Hunter game.


Rumor: Leaks of Nintendo 3DS Conference game announcements

Monster Hunter exclusive for 3DS, supports online play.
A Yoshi side scroller for 3DS, developed by Good-Feel.
New game from WarioWare team.
Etrian Odyssey 3DS
Hatsune Miku 3DS, contains all songs from Project DIVA 1 and 2.
New 3DS color: solid silver.
Presentation on eShop demos; Super Mario Land 3D will have a downloadable demo.
The “new project” from Alchemist, the famous visual novel company, is an entirely new “moe mystery” for 3DS.
Ace Attorney 5, will supposedly include an Edgeworth scenario. AA: Investigations being phased in to main series?


New York Times: In-Game advertisements coming to Xbox 360

From New York Times:

With Xbox’s New In-Game Advertising, Engagement Is the Goal

Users of Microsoft’s popular Xbox Kinect gaming console will soon be able to use voice and motion commands to interact with advertisements while they are playing their favorite game or watching a video.

On Tuesday, Microsoft is set to announce a new suite of advertising tools, called NUads, short for natural user-interface ads, that will let users interact with advertising on the console dashboard or embedded in games and other video content. The ads use the same voice and motion control developed for the company’s Kinect game console, which it introduced in time for the 2010 holiday season.

The new ads are intended to help advertisers keep the attention of Xbox users in a way that traditional television advertising does not.

“When you have highly interactive people and a passive medium, they are interacting with their phone or their laptop while watching TV,” said Mark Kroese, the general manager of the advertising business group at Microsoft. The new ads, Mr. Kroese said, “create a natural way for the user to engage with the TV.”

At least one advertising agency seems to agree.

“The new ad units really epitomized the level of engagement that everyone is working towards,” said John M. Lisko, the executive communications director of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, part of the Publicis Groupe. Mr. Lisko said the agency had successfully advertised on the Xbox console in the past and was “absolutely considering” the new capabilities. “You can text, you can tweet, you can vote,” he said. “That’s phenomenal.”

Using voice commands, gamers will be able to send messages about an ad to a social networking site like Twitter by saying “Xbox Tweet.” Advertisers who want to send more information about a product or promotion associated with a campaign can prompt Xbox users to say “Xbox More,” which will send users an e-mail with the information they wanted.

For advertising tied to events like television shows, advertisers can prompt a user to say “Xbox Schedule” and the system will send a text message reminder to the user’s mobile phone. Similarly, advertisers can prompt users to say “Xbox Near Me” and a map to the nearest retailer will be sent to their mobile phone. Finally, advertisers can prompt users to vote on a topic by asking the user to wave their hand in front of the console and select their favorite pizza topping, superhero or clothing brand.

The new advertising options will be presented on Tuesday to advertisers at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an annual conference for advertisers and marketers. Consumers will begin to see the new features in the spring of 2012.

The new ads will be simple for marketers to deploy since they can use the same commercials they would use on television.

“What we’re seeing now is a technology environment where marketers can deliver more sophisticated ads and they don’t have some of the hurdles that in-game marketers and in-game publishers had,” said Paul Verna, a senior analyst at eMarketer. “It’s a level of interactivity that suggests more possibilities than we’ve seen up until now.”