Dead Or Alive Dimension Launches Onto The Nintendo DS In Glorious 3D

Out now for the Nintendo DS, the website and Team Ninja Facebook page for Dead or Alive Dimensions are rallying fans to check out evolved 3D bringing the same Dead or Alive action to gamers on the go! A look at the fighters, stages, gameplay and various video and screenshot media are all available on the site. Fans tat are looking for more info on how to get more downloadable costumes and throw-down challenges from Team Ninja via SpotPass should look no further for instructions of how to enable this cutting edge feature.

Simpsons Game Coming To Facebook

Reports as suggesting that Electronic Arts is readying a Simpsons game for Facebook. The publisher previously released The Simpsons Game for consoles, which was something of a send up and parody of games in general.

The same reports say that EA is preparing a Facebook version of SimCity, a move thought long thought overdue by some as competitors have popped up on the social networking service in its stead. Both titles will likely be developed at internal social game studio Playfish.

Source: MCV

Shinobi Trailer Celebrates Past

One of Sega’s most celebrated franchises is Shinobi, but there hasn’t been an entry since the spin-off Nightshade released for PS2. However, Sega has brought the ninja warrior back for a new 3DS adventure!

Dove Ad Sees Dirty Talk

Dove VisibleCare body wash advertised “visibly more beautiful skin” but a recent ad has gotten them in hot water. With the progression of three women going from lighter to darker skin seems to have racist undertones, though Dove insists this is not the case.

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“We believe that real beauty comes in many shapes, sizes, colors and ages and are committed to featuring realistic and attainable images of beauty in all our advertising. We are also dedicated to educating and encouraging all women and girls to build a positive relationship with beauty, to help raise self-esteem and to enable them to realize their full potential,” read a release by the company. “The ad is intended to illustrate the benefits of using Dove VisibleCare Body Wash, by making skin visibly more beautiful in just one week. All three women are intended to demonstrate the ‘after’ product benefit. We do not condone any activity or imagery that intentionally insults any audience.”

Source: Gawker

True Blood Launches Interactive Site And Wants You To Dig Deeper

To promote HBO’s True Blood Season 3 DVD/Blu-Ray launch, an interactive website encourages the viewer to look closer and zoom in and find and discover clues. Each clue is relevant to season 3 and in order to win a change at the ‘Ultimate True Fan Experience’, fans must collect all 60 clues by the deadline of July 17. Prizes includes a 3-day trip for fans to take part in the True Blood fan experience, copies of the 3rd season DVD, a six-pack True Blood plastic bottle beverage and more.

Forza 4 Rewards First Buyers, Forza 3 Players

Microsoft has announced that a small number of initial copies of Forza 4 will include five cars. These five cars are the Ford Mustang GT Coupe 1965, Koenigsegg Agera 2011, Lexus SC300 1997, RUF RGT-8 2011 and the electric Telsa Roadster Sport 2011.

There will also be a Collector’s Edition of the game, though the details of that haven’t come to light. Those that played Forza 3 will be able to import cars, credits and liveries from the first game.

Finally, there will be different pre-order bonuses depending on the location. Amazon will have the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Best Buy will offer the BMW 1 Series Coupe, GameStop will have the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, Walmart will offer the Mini JCW Clubman and Target will have the CR-Z EX.

Google’s In Your Wallet, Making You Offers

Google has announce a new wireless payment system called Google Wallet and Google Offers. They can work separately or together to make it easier to pay for things or to get shopping deals (not unlike Groupon).

“Our goal is to bring together all the pieces of the ecosystem. Your phone will be your wallet. Just tap, pay, and save,” said Google VP of commerce Stephanie Tilenius. “We believe 2011 and beyond will be the age of MoLo Mobile Local commerce.”

Google Offers will offer coupons for local businesses like daily deal sites that include Groupon and LivingSocial. It will send offers to those that check in for certain business and be tied to places, making it highly contextually aware.

Google Wallet stores credit card info, loyalty rewards, purchase points, and any saved-up Google Offers. Those who have NFC Android phones will be able to use their phones for electronic payment in order to enact many of those deals at stores like Macy’s, Subway, American Eagle, Jamba Juice, CVS, and Walgreens.

“We plan to aggressively enable everything a consumer would want to put in their wallet,” Google VP of payments Osama Bedier said.

Source: Ars Technica

BioShock Creator Still Considering Movie

BioShock has had one abortive effort to turn the game franchise into a movie. Still, creative director of Irrational Games Ken Levine thinks that there’s still a solid possibility the franchise will head to the big screen.

I think we’re in the space now of building properties that are appealing to people, and there’s a version of BioShock that makes a great game and there’s probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie, said Levine. I think for us as a company, we don’t have any need to get a movie made. We’d like to have a movie made, but it would have to be the right one, and we’ve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place it’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer.

We’ve had a lot of great talks with great people about it, he added. We got close to great people, but you always have to have all of those pieces in place and that’s going to be very challenging. It’s a moving puzzle, but I’m going to be continually talking to people about it. It s definitely something that’s still in the conversation.

Source: IndustryGamers