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Video Game News: ‘Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D’ Release Date Announced For Nintendo 3DS

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater

CHICAGO – A release date has been given for the reworked update of one of the best PlayStation 2 games ever released. On February 21 of this year, “Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D” will be released to Nintendo 3DS players everywhere. Konami also confirmed the game will use the new Circle Pad Pro accessory on the 3DS.

Video Game News: ‘Modern Warfare 3’ Nine-Month Content Release Schedule Announced

Modern Warfare 3

CHICAGO – The biggest game of 2011 is getting even bigger in 2012. “Modern Warfare 3,” the smash-hit game that sold record numbers of games upon its release only a few short months ago, now has a schedule set for nine months of new content that will be released to Call of Duty Elite’s Premium Members on Xbox LIVE. The content will be released to other platforms later on.

Video Game Review: ‘Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure’ Provides Tons of Fun, But High Price Tag

CHICAGO – The video game publisher Activision has never shied away from charging a little extra for the add-ons of their video games. The publishers of the “Guitar Hero” and “DJ Hero” series, Activision always seems to find a way to create fun and entertaining games that cost more than just the price of a disc.

Video Game Review: Amazing ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ is Gaming Bliss For All Players

CHICAGO – “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” passes the ultimate test of the best role-playing games — entertaining tedium. RPG fans have to be willing to spend hours grinding away to upgrade their character or sometimes just trying to get from point A to point B. There’s a fine line between repetition that feels worthwhile and that which feels boring. Even doing the most mundane tasks in “Skyrim,” one knows they’re playing a near-miracle of a game, one of the best RPGs of all time.

Video Game Review: ‘Sonic Generations’ Speeds Past Some Significant Flaws

Sonic Generations

CHICAGO – Like a lot of video game critics my age, the original Sega Genesis “Sonic the Hedgehog” games hold a special place in my heart and my gaming history. Nearly as much as the adventures of Mario and Link, the time I spent with that speedy blue hedgehog impacted the way I would judge games like it forever. I was woefully addicted to “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.”

Video Game News: Rockstar Contest Could Make You a Max Payne Gangster

Max Payne 3

CHICAGO – Rockstar Games has given fans of the Max Payne series everywhere a chance to be a part of the game more than ever. A Twitter contest created by the video game company will pick out eight lucky fans to have their likeness rendered as eight gangsters in the multiplayer version of “Max Payne 3.”

Video Game News: Irrational Games Releases New ‘Bioshock Infinite’ Trailer

Bioshock Infinite

CHICAGO – The highly anticipated third game in the popular “Bioshock” series gained even more hype when Irrational Games premiered a new trailer at the Spike Video Game Awards this past Saturday. The minute-and-a-half trailer gives fans in-engine footage from several different points and places in the game.

Video Game Review: Few Major Upgrades in ‘Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’

CHICAGO – Ten years after “Marvel vs. Capcom 2” hit arcades, PS2s, and Dreamcasts, Capcom released “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” to Xbox 360 and PS3. The result was an exciting fighting game that crossed over two historic franchises into vivid and action packed battles with amazing special attacks and abilities. For the most part, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” was respected and praised in the video game world.

Video Game Review: Graphic Updates, Classic Games Make ‘Metal Gear Solid HD Collection’ Worthy Bundle

CHICAGO - In 1987, Hideo Kojima brought “Metal Gear” to the video game world. 14 years and over 12 games later, the “Metal Gear” series is one of the most beloved and respected video game franchises ever. A major player in defining the world of stealth video games, Konami has created a bundle pack that brings three classic releases back to players everywhere.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 ‘Family Game Night 4’ Video Games; $800 Total Value

Family Game Night 4

CHICAGO – In our latest family video game edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Video Games, we have 20 Nintendo Wii video games up for grabs to the all-new “Family Game Night 4” video game! At $39.99 each, we’re giving away a total of $800 in prizes!

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  • Stephanie Buxbaum

    CHICAGO – In the history of “Reality TV” there has been periods of up-and-down popularity, shows that have been around seemingly forever (“Big Brother,” “Amazing Race”) and spinoffs to new styles like “documentary series” as networks like the National Geographic Channel emerged. In all those permutations, producer Stephanie Buxbaum has experienced it all, and has the career and stories to prove it.

  • Deadbeat2

    CHICAGO – Not many web series start out as music videos, but the new online (YouTube) drama “Deadbeat 2” was just that. Created, written and directed by Danny Froze, the made-in-Chicago story recently premiered episodes five and six in the series, which features actor Kiwaun Stoutmire in the lead role of Ronnie.

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