Thursday, September 25, 2014

The News - 09.25.14

Hello again, Parents and Gamers!

First off, before we begin, take a moment to orient yourself with a small change to the reviews we are doing by clicking here. This is just a quick article regarding the backlog of games that were not reviewed in the last few years and how we might handle that dilemma starting with the hit RPG: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

But, getting away from that, we have two pieces that we would like to cover for you today out of the game industry. We will be starting with an article focused towards Xbox Live Gold members and what Free games they might be able to look forward to this coming October. After that, we have news for all of the Nintendo fans regarding a Tournament that will be hosted Nationwide for Super Smash Bros. players. Let's get started!


For those of you who own an Xbox 360, you may or may not be aware of Xbox Live Gold: the system's paid for online subscription that allows you to access all of its Internet based features.

But, did you know that Microsoft gives away Free games every month as a Thank you for being an Xbox Live Gold member?

This coming month, October, Xbox 360 owners with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be receiving two games for free. First, the hit First Person Shooter: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be available for Free to download between October 1 - 15. This will be followed by the equally popular RolePlaying Title: Darksiders II, which will be available from October 16 - 31. On top of this, if you are an Xbox One owner, you will receive Chariot for Free the entire month.

If you aren't an Xbox Live Gold subscriber but are interested, I would look into it. It's only $25 for 3 months or $60 for a year.

October's Games with Gold are Bad Company 2, Darksiders II, and Chariot -
Games with Gold Revealed for October -
Games with Gold Free October Games for Xbox One and 360 include Battlefield, Darksiders -
Chariot, Darksiders 2 join Games with Gold in October -
October Xbox Live Games with Gold includes a Brand New Game for Xbox One -


The release of the highly anticipated Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Bros. is only a week away on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo is celebrating: Nintendo will be hosting an official Tournament for the best fighters out there.

Partnering with game retailer GameStop, initial rounds for the tournament will be held at 15 different GameStop locations across the United States as well as the Nintendo World store located in New York on October 4, 2014 (the day after the game's release)

Players will not need to pre-register, however local tournaments are limited to 64 players and are on a first come / first serve basis.

The winners of these tournaments will win a 3DS XL, a copy of Super Smash Bros on 3DS, and a $250 Visa Gift Card as well as a trip to New York City, complete with hotel and airfare for two, to play in the Super Smash Bros. National Open Tournament at the Nintendo World Store the following week on October 11, 2014.

For a list of Tournament Locations, please see below. Tournaments begin at 11 a.m. local time, but we HEAVILY recommend getting there sooner rather than later.
  • GameStop / Winfield Shopping Center
    • 966 Blossom Hill Road
    • San Jose, CA 95123
  • GameStop / Anaheim Town Center
    • 2004 East Lincoln AVE.
    • Anaheim, CA 92806
  • GameStop / c/o Barnes & Noble
    • 960 S. Colorado Blvd.
    • Denver, CO 80246
  • GameStop / The Brickyard S/C
    • 6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9
    • Chicago, IL 60707
  • GameStop / Dedham Mall
    • 336 Providence Highway
    • Dedham, MA 02026
  • GameStop / St. John's Plaza
    • 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16
    • Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • GameStop / SWM Skibo S/C
    • 1590 Skibo Road
    • Bonnie Doone, NC 28303
  • GameStop / 32 E. 14th St
    • 32 E. 14th St
    • New York, NY 10003
  • GameStop / Bellevue Square
    • 242 Bellevue Square
    • Bellevue, WA 98004
  • GameStop / Tower Shops
    • 2140 S. Univeristy Dr.
    • Davie, FL 33324
  • GameStop / Lake Brandon Shoppes
    • 11025 Causeway Blvd
    • Brandon, FL 33511
  • GameStop / SWM Sand Lake Corner
    • 8115 S. John Young Parkway
    • Orlando, FL 32819
  • GameStop / Chamblee Village
    • 1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A
    • Chamblee, GA 30341
  • GameStop / c/o Barnes & Noble
    • 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.
    • Houston, TX 77025
  • GameStop / c/o Barnes & Noble
    • 2201 Preston Rd., Suite E
    • Plano, TX 75093
  • Nintendo World
    • 10 Rockefeller Plaza
    • New York, NY 10020
Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4 -
Super Smash Bros. 3DS Nationwide US Tournament Announced -
Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros. Tournaments across United States -
Super Smash Bros 3DS Tourney in US GameStop Stores -


And that's it for today! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our article today or just Video Games in general, feel free to reach out to us at our e-mail at or simply by clicking on my name below. Make sure to follow us at Facebook and Twitter to get up to the moment updates! See you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Great for parents of gamers and youngsters who are in with the games. A treasure trove here!