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Nintendo's Upcoming Wii U Console Features Controller With 6.2-Inch ScreenAt the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii U™, a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Adding a second screen to the living room creates a multitude of new video game experiences while offering families a variety of options to customize their entertainment.

Previously, video games played on a home console have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. Furthermore, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience. Visitors to the E3 Expo will see firsthand the type of gaming experiences made possible by Wii U and the new controller such as:

In single-player games:

The new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear on the TV.

The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope.

99Games Prison Mayhem HD App99Games, developer and publisher of iPhone, iPad and Mac games, is pleased to announce its new Prison Mayhem HD App for iPad is now available on the App Store.

Prison Mayhem is a time management game where you lead the exciting life of a prison guard and take charge of a prison. Live life on the edge as you manage prisoners in 30 challenging levels on 3 dangerous prison islands, and make use of 40 state-of-the-art upgrades to ensure your prison is impossible to escape from.

Get in to gear and wait for the green light… Nordic Games is bringing you the ride of your life

Nordic Games - Jungle KartzNordic Games Publishing has today announced Jungle Kartz, one of its first games to be released in America, following the announcement of a brand new office in the US. Jungle Kartz will also be released simultaneously in PAL territories.

An arcade racing game, Jungle Kartz for Wii is an exhilarating race across 32 tracks including, Tropic Bay, Rift River Valley, Ra Desert plus many more. Designed for all ages, players can take on a variety of racing challenges – for a quick race there’s Blast mode, race against time in Scramble or battle friends in Tournament mode.

Lead the Red Faction Against Its Most Dangerous Enemy Yet in Explosive Sci-Fi Sequel

THQ's Red Faction ArmageddaonArmageddon is upon us today with the release of THQ's Red Faction(R): ArmageddonTM, available now on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Red Faction: Armageddonexpands on the critically acclaimed science-fiction franchise, building on the events of Red Faction(R): GuerrillaTM as well as the Syfy live-action movie, Red Faction(R): OriginsTM. As destruction expert Darius Mason, your journey will take you from the frozen poles to the molten core of Marsas you wage war against the Red Faction(R)'s greatest enemy yet. Built on the groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 destruction engine, players can take advantage of total environmental destruction, collapsing huge Martian structures on their enemies. Rebuild all that you destroy with the Nano Forge's incredible repair ability, creating new gameplay scenarios never before possible.

Bioware Mass Effect 3

BioWare also Unveils Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition and Announces New Voice Recognition Technology in Mass Effect 3 through Kinect Exclusively on Xbox 360

Not everyone will survive. Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that the epic action RPG, Mass EffectTM 3, will arrive at retailers worldwide beginning March 6, 2012. In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. Mass Effect 3 will make its world debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo from June 7 -9, 2011. Show attendees can see Mass Effect 3 at EA’s booth #1601 in South Hall.