Xbox 360 in the Top Spot for 23rd Consecutive Month

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Xbox 360 closed another impressive month, strengthening its position in the console market with U.S. sales of 1.26 million units in November.
Xbox 360 closed another impressive month, strengthening its position in the console market with U.S. sales of 1.26 million units in November. Over the week of Black Friday, Xbox 360 sold more than 750,000 consoles in the U.S. alone,* marking an impressive and exciting start to the holiday sales period.

November 2012 NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold 1.26 million units in November, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for the 23rd consecutive month. (Source: NPD Group, November 2012)
· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in November (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.2 billion, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, November 2012)
· During the month of November, Xbox 360 held four of the top 10 console game titles including: “Halo 4,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” “Assassin’s Creed 3,” and “NFL Madden 13.” (Source: NPD Group, November 2012)

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Inspiring Zumba Instructors Featured as In-Game Avatars in Zumba Fitness Core

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Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market and makers of the best-selling Zumba® Fitness video game franchise, is showcasing five extraordinary Zumba® instructors who appear as in-game avatars within the new Zumba® Fitness Core video game. United by their passion for Zumba and committed to causes that have very personal meaning for each of them, these Zumba® instructors are true heroes who are helping to make a difference for the larger community:

Beth Hochstein is a Zumba instructor with Parkinson’s Disease who teaches Zumba® classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease;

Diana Walton is a Zumba instructor and breast cancer survivor who regularly hosts Party in Pink™ Zumbathon™ charity events to raise money for breast cancer research;

Michael Bertrand is a Zumba instructor with Asperger’s Syndrome who regularly hosts Zumbathon™ charity events to raise money for Autism research;

Annie Gurrola is a full-time active duty soldier in the United States Army and volunteers her time teaching Zumba classes to soldiers and their spouses;

Shelly Ruch is a Zumba instructor and breast cancer survivor who hosts Party in Pink™ fundraising events for breast cancer research and teaches Zumba classes that include other cancer survivors.

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Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Teams With YouTube To Deliver In-Game Live Streaming

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Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s new live streaming feature, available when the game launches on November 13th, will let players live stream gameplay on YouTube directly from the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 game consoles. The first of its kind innovation coming from Activision and the game’s developer, award-winning studio Treyarch, will allow players to live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player’s webcam and audio commentary while playing.

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Gears of War:Judgement ‘Classic Hammerburst’ Pre-order

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“Gears of War: Judgment” delivers the most intense and challenging “Gears of War” game yet, with a campaign that takes you back to the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day —the defining event of the “Gears of War” universe —for the very first time and tests your mettle in highly competitive new multiplayer modes.

Pre-order your copy to recieve the Classic Hammerburst gun as an exclusive weapon. Get yours and then join the fight against the Locust.

Pre-order your copy of Gears of War:Judgement from Amazon at the link below.

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Nike+ Kinect Mobile App and Training Videos

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Nike+ Mobile App Info:

Nike+ Kinect Training brings personalized training workouts like those provided to elite Nike athletes, into your home. And with the Nike+ Kinect Training app you can now access all of your console activity, on the move. You can track your program progress, explore your workouts, get Challenge reminders, connect and cheer on friends and prepare for upcoming sessions.

STAY ON TRACK Check your previous activities, see overall progress towards your goal and find out when is your next scheduled workout.
CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS View your trophies, earn praise from top Nike athletes with attaboys, and share all of these moments on Twitter and Facebook.
EXPLORE YOUR FUEL PRINT Measure your fitness like never before. Track your progress, explore your Fitness and Athleticism scores and see your improvement over time.
COMPETE WITH FRIENDS Check how you stack up against your friends in the weekly challenge or how you measure up in the leaderboards.
STAY CONNECTED Add friends to your Nike+ community, explore their workout activity and then cheer them on to do more.
GET TRAINER TIPS Receive motivation from your trainer as you work through your program, and learn what it takes to reach your personal goals.

Note: The Nike+ Kinect Training application is designed to work exclusively with Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox 360.

Mad Catz Ships Licensed Halo 4 Gaming Headset

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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today shipping of the new range of licensed Halo 4 gaming headsets under the TRITTON brand for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Each headset in the range features themed Halo 4 graphics and bonus downloadable content (DLC).

Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “Halo 4 is one of the most anticipated titles of this holiday season and we’re pleased to be offering passionate gamers high quality experience with our range of exclusive, TRITTON licensed Xbox 360 headsets.”

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Amazon Deal of the Day – FIFA 13′ for $39.99

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Amazon’s Deal of the Day is FIFA 13′. This is the newest entry into the series and it only came out a few weeks ago. It is on sale for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. It’s down from $59.99 to $39.99 so if you have not and were looking to pick it up now is the time. All day today Amazon is laying out the deals on video games so follow the link below and see what the next deal to be announced may be.

Amazon Video Game Deals for Today

 

Halo 4 Gameplay Launch Trailer

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Here is the newest trailer for Halo 4 showcasing in game visuals and the menace of what is to come. Witness the return of the Master Chief as he faces a new threat on a mysterious Forerunner planet called Requiem. Halo 4 will be released on November 6, 2012 exclusively for the Xbox 360.