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Wrath of the Lich King Midnight Madness in New York

Best Buy has announced plans to hold a midnight launch for Wrath of the Lich King, the upcoming highly anticipated expansion for World of Warcraft, in New York city on November 13.

Beginning at 8pm on Wednesday, gamers can gather at the Times Square Best Buy to meet with Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce; G4’s Geoff Keighley will also be there. The event will be host to interviews, prize giveaways and more.

Lost Planet Ad to be Shown in Times Square

Image of Times Square NBC HDTVFollowing on the footsteps of its success on Xbox 360 with Dead Rising, Capcom will run an aggressive ad campaign for Lost Planet, its upcoming flagship title for the Microsoft console. The company revealed that from December 4 to December 31, it will show a 60-second trailer of the game on NBC’s 3,000 square foot HDTV in Times Square, New York City. During its run, the ad is hoped to make 40 million impressions.

Lost Planet will be released exclusively for Xbox 360 on January 12. Interested gamers can check out the single and multiplayer demos on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Ship Simulator Steering Towards North America

From DreamCatcher Games comes word that it will publish a new version of Ship Simulator in North America which includes the famous New York harbor.

Putting players in the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, Ship Simulator will begin steering into stores later this month.

Further information on the game after the jump.
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On the Matrix Games website is a patch for Flashpoint, updating the tactical war game to v1.10. The update contains new features, improvements to existing eatures and other minor fixes.

Meanwhile, patches for Tycoon City: New York and Law & Order: Criminal Intent have also been issued, updating the games to v1.1.0.5 and v1.1, respectively. No details are available on the changes in the updates.

Tycoon City: New York Shipped

Atari announced that Tycoon City: New York has been shipped throughout North America, letting wannabe-tycoons try out their hand at driving the mega-city into the ground “making it big” in Manhattan. Scoop:

Recreated in highly detailed 3D imagery and featuring famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Times Square, Tycoon City: New York offers players a realistic simulation of the city that never sleeps. Over two dozen in-game partners, including TIME Magazine, Marquee, Nokia and Tag Heuer, to name a few, lend the game added realism. As a result of the partnership with TIME Magazine, players that reach the top of their game will see their likeness promoted on virtual TIME Magazine covers.

In Tycoon City: New York, players start from humble beginnings as a budding entrepreneur and build a Manhattan empire by creating, upgrading, and customizing more than 100 types of major businesses based on the needs of real New Yorkers in the game. Some challenges include overseeing a media conglomerate, owning a hot new restaurant and managing a Wall Street financial firm. High-profile industries, real-world brands and a bustling round-the- clock lifestyle give every player the chance to make it. All of these challenges take place in authentic New York neighborhoods like the East Village, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.