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Amazon adds Streaming Video Service for Nintendo Wii Game Console

Amazon Instant Video App supported on Nintendo Wii - credit: Amazon.com

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched support for their Amazon Instant Video app on the Nintendo Wii game console. On November 18, 2012, Amazon released the app for the Nintendo Wii U game console and this latest support is for the previous model.

Amazon Instant Video has over 145,000 movies and TV shows available to watch. The app allows Amazon Prime subscribers to watch over 33,000 movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii game console. The Prime membership ($79 per year) gives upgrades on shipping and unlimited viewing of specific movies and TV shows.

Blizzard Entertainment releasing an Art Book

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Cover

(Best Syndication News) - Blizzard Entertainment announced that they would be releasing a 350-page book containing almost 800 pieces of artwork from their video games such as Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. Insight Editions is the publisher of the new The Art of Blizzard book. The artwork will cover some of the company’s never-before-seen work on unpublished projects.

In Southern California, at Gallery Nucleus, a special engagement will be held on January 12, 2013 between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The event will celebrate the release of The Art of Blizzard book. Over 60 pieces of artwork will be on display at Nucleus until February 3, 2013. A $5 entrance fee at the door will be required, but if guests dress up in costume, they can get in at no charge.



Cloud Video Game Play coming to Google TV

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(Best Syndication News) - Ubitus Inc. announced that they would be bringing console and MMO video games to play through Google TV. The company will be demonstrating their cloud gaming technology for the Google TV platform at the 2013 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) this week.

As bandwidth quality continually improves, Ubitus sees the potential for delivering video games over the Internet directly to TV sets, which the company considers a central component for home entertainment. Lags in streaming intensive video games smoothly have hindered full integration of cloud gaming services to TV sets. Ubitus claims to have overcome this problem.

Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ launch generates over $500 Million in Sales

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(Best Syndication News ) - Over $500 million in sales were generated during the first 24 hours after the release of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision Publishing, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), made the announcement based on Chart-Track information and internal company estimates.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc., said that they believe Call of Duty is the largest entertainment launch of the year, and also the largest over the last four years. Kotick points out that the Call of Duty franchise exceeded box office sales of movie like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Despite the successful launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Kotick said due to the challenging macro-economic environment that the company is still cautious for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

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