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Video Game News from May 2009






Enemy mutants got you down? Have no fear because the LB X-Men Origins: Wolverine Game Guide (Walkthrough, Strategy Guide and Cheats) for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC is currently in the works and is sure to help you fight your way through the deadliest of Stryker's creations.

LunaPass members may follow the guide's progress here:

In Progress Guide - X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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For those with questions beyond the current scope of the guide, please post them below, stick them on our Wolverine Help Thread on our message boards, or use Twitter to ask us your question.

Posted by Lunabean on May 2, 2009 2:53 PM | | Comments (6)


While the release date of the highly anticipated Ghostbusters videogame has been hovering over June 16th for some time, it was only today that we received official confirmation that the mid-June date is, indeed, when the game will arrive in the US (followed three days later in Europe).

This confirmation is great news for a title that has hit many a bump in the road, including copyright and publishing issues. We're pleased as punch that copyright cleared and Atari was able to grab the game so it will be able to be released it alongside the Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray DVD.

The Ghostbusters videogame was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, some say in lieu of a third film. The original cast, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, will be starring in the title.

Links:
Pre-order Ghostbusters Videogame
Pre-order Ghostbusters Videogame - Amazon.com Slimer Edition
Pre-order Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray DVD
Posted by Lunabean on May 6, 2009 5:46 PM | | Comments (0)



Recession? What recession? In the 2008 fiscal year that ended March 21, 2009, Nintendo has reported an 8.5% rise in its net annual profits, making just under 279.1 billion yen ($2.83 billion).

Sure, it's a far cry from the 47.7% rise the company posted the previous year, but, keep in mind, that previous year was chock full of Wii hysteria and DS envy, and was preceded by a console lull that happened as the Wii was being developed. In other words, it would have been shocking had Nintendo not had a huge 2007 fiscal year. The fact 2008 showed gains over 2007, particularly in this economy, is a big deal.

In fiscal '08, Nintendo moved 26 million Wii consoles and 31.2 million DSes. Add to those astonishing numbers the fact that the year saw 62 Wii and DS titles (both first and third party) reach one million copies sold life-to-date, and you've got some mighty impressive record profits in the middle of a craptacular economy. Nice work, Nintendo!

Posted by Lunabean on May 7, 2009 4:09 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: PC | PS3 | Strategy Guide | Xbox 360

We are pleased as punch to announce the completion of our LB X-Men Origins: Wolverine Game Guide for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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If you're wandering around wondering what to do next, how to solve that laser puzzle, or looking for Action Figures or Dog Tags, then this step-by-step walkthrough and strategy guide is for you!

  • Detailed walkthrough for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
  • All Dog Tags
  • All Mutagens
  • All Action Figures
  • Cheats
  • Achievements and Trophies
  • Collectibles Checklist
  • Instantly Downloadable
  • Written by professional guide writers

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Posted by Lunabean on May 11, 2009 9:43 AM | | Comments (0)


April 2009 videogame sales numbers are in and it looks like a huge win for Nintendo.

The DS sold 1.04 million units (the numbers were not broken up into DS and DSi), blowing away all other hardware. The next closest is the Wii which sold 340,000.

The basic synopsis is this: Due to the fact that GTA IV and Mario Kart Wii (still #3 after a year of being available) were released in April of 2008 and nothing of merit was released in April of 2009, a year on year comparison is fairly useless.

The thing to take note of is that Nintendo continues to dominate with their blend of affordability and approachable games, particularly in this economy. Proof of consumers looking for bargains can be seen in the fact that the PS2 (now $99) outsold the PS3 and almost beat out the X360. That's just sad.

Here are the numbers:

Hardware
Nintendo DS - 1.04 million
Nintendo Wii - 340,000
Xbox 360 - 175,000
PlayStation 2 - 172,000
PlayStation 3 - 127,000
PlayStation Portable - 116,000


Software
Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 471,000
Pokemon Platinum Version (Nintendo, DS) - 433,000
Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 210,000
Wii Play (Nintendo) - 170,000
The Godfather II (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360) - 155,000
Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, Xbox 360) - 122,000
New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, DS) - 119,000
Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) - 112,000
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Activision, Xbox 360) - 110,000
The Godfather II (Electronic Arts, PS3) - 91,000

More...

Posted by Lunabean on May 15, 2009 9:19 AM | | Comments (2)

Filed Under: General Gaming


Every now and again something cool happens in Oregon besides the good beer, wine, and food. That something was yesterday's 10th Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville.

Yes, McMinnville happens to be the sight of the famous (infamous) Trent farm UFO photographs. Crazy.

Anyway, what was once something to be studied and/or debunked is now something to be enjoyed. The highlight of the day's festivities was the alien parade down 3rd street (and the good beer!).

We figured it was a good way to spend an afternoon while at the same time doing some real-world research into exactly what a stormtrooper looks like before you use Force Push to toss him off a cliff.

UFO Festival Pictures


Posted by Lunabean on May 17, 2009 12:33 PM | | Comments (0)


Just in time for the film's release, the LB Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Game Guide (Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PC) is complete and ready for download!

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Help Larry save the world as he fights his way through the Smithsonian and reconstructs the Pharoah's Tablet!

This guide will earn you 100% completion!!

  • Detailed walkthrough for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PC
  • All Awards
  • All Collectibles
  • All Quests
  • Comprehensive Boss Strategies
  • Achievements and Trophies
  • Collectibles Checklist
  • Instantly Downloadable
  • Written by professional guide writers

Get our complete Night at the Museum 2 guide:



Posted by Lunabean on May 21, 2009 2:24 PM | | Comments (5)


We are so pleased to now be offering a FANTASTIC LB Pokemon Platinum Game Guide (Nintendo DS).

A special thanks goes out to Andrew Brook for allowing us to publish this great guide!!!
  • Detailed walkthrough
  • Battle strategies
  • Item list (along with Technical and Hidden Machines)
  • Breeding detailed
  • Explanation of stats (Individual Values, Effort Values, Natures, etc.)
  • Pokemon Platinum FAQs
  • So much more!
  • Instantly Downloadable
  • Written by professional guide writers

Get our complete Pokemon Platinum guide:

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$1 of each LunaPass sign-up from this guide will go to the LB Charity of the Month



Posted by Lunabean on May 25, 2009 3:07 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360

If you're looking for a gaming bargain, how about two games for the price of one? That's right, the new "Riddick" includes the new "Assault on Dark Athena" and a revamped "Escape from Butcher Bay." What could be better than that? Why our LB The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and Escape from Butcher Bay Game Guide (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC), of course!

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Help Riddick with his assault on Dark Athena and his escape from Butcher Bay!

  • Detailed walkthrough for Dark Athena
  • Detailed walkthrough for Butcher Bay
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Posted by Lunabean on May 28, 2009 2:31 PM | | Comments (0)



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